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Hi all, you haven't heard from me for ages as I finally sold my Scrambler.

It was a great package for a good price. A true no fuss do almost anything kind of bike, plus it looks awesome!

In the end it was the Jack of all trades, master on none qualities that got to me. Not quite fast enough, not quite comfortable enough (terrible seat), not quite good enough handling (budget suspension). Yes all of these things can be improved upon, some quite cheaply however to get the bike where I wanted it I would of needed to drop at least another $1500 - $2000 onto it and I was just not willing to do that.

Obviously this is just a very personal experience and opinion so please don't be put off if your interested in the bike. Go have a test ride and make your own mind up, they really are a great package!

Had a ball with the bike and with this forum. Happy and safe riding to you all :)

PS. New bike is a modified GSXR-750 :glee:
 

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I know where you're coming from Jerry, ;) and I agree in part with your comments, :rolleyes:

Good luck with the GSXR and safe riding :)
 

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I also know where you're coming from, but for me the Scrambler ticks a lot of boxes. I've addressed the comfort and suspension, yes at extra cost but it was worth it as I don't think I'd find a bike that suits me so well (looks, handling, size, weight!).

It's always horses for courses and glad you enjoyed your brief liaison with the Scrambler, have fun with your gixer :)
 

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Yes this bike has a couple of failings but I bloody love it.
The trick is to have more than one bike....hey Elvisto? :D
 

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RE: Sinking money into a bike that really isn't worth the investment.

You should see my GROM! Talk about the folly of a fool and his money. I bought the thing as a pit bike for truly getting around the pits on track days and enduro's and camping. Then added a pipe, intake, tuner, cam, fat bars, tail tidy, F+R suspension, brake upgrade and a few other bits and bobs. I think I spent more than half of the total worth of the bike on upgrades. Dumb... But its stupid fun. And that's what it comes down to.

I have a stock FT and love the simplicity of the bike. I will be installing the Booster Plug today. Let's see if I can keep from going nuts on upgrades to its suspension and seat.
 

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I aim to give them all a whirl before I'm done. Enjoy that Suzuki!

Sarah
 

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Well, Jerry's little yellow Icon has moved to the bush and is enjoying it's new home.

Her condition is testimony to the care that Jerry gave her.

She's learning a few new tricks out here in the Bush and she loves it.

Cheers Sailor Jerry, enjoy the next episode.

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She don't mind gettin down and playin dirty !,,, in fact she's startin ta really dig it.
 

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Your right of course but they are sooo purdy!! Amazing fun especially with Rexxer on board!
 

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Not to disagree with anything mentioned, but for me I decided to get rid of my big, heavy and while very fast Concours 14 and now with the Scrambler I tend to ride much more often.

Maybe no longer trips but I was getting tired of that anyway. For myself the Scrambler has made riding a fun event again instead of what was becoming more of a "do I really feel like muscling my 650lb Concours around to go for a quick ride". That for me has been the win.
 

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I still love mine, just bought a sc project and booster plug (not fit yet) to enhance the experience. There's just something special about the scrambler that has made me enjoy biking again. I always sell my bikes on after a year but the scrambler is still here to stay for at least another season if not longer.
 

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Well, Jerry's little yellow Icon has moved to the bush and is enjoying it's new home.

Her condition is testimony to the care that Jerry gave her.

She's learning a few new tricks out here in the Bush and she loves it.

Cheers Sailor Jerry, enjoy the next episode.
And couldn't of sold it to a nicer bloke! Glad your getting some use out of her mate. I really miss the beautiful sound and character of that L-Twin!
 
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