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If you're a meat fisted old timer who has ridden all kinds of old carburated rolling wrecks, you can get throttle action going before the Scrambler fires. This monkeys up the system so much at times that you think you've broken it because of the extra cranking needed. Now, I don't put a hand on the throttle. I just press the start button with my left hand (holding my right hand away like bull rider) and it starts perfectly every time.

5K miles: the tires are shot. I love 'em but I can't be changing tires more frequently than oil.

Quick throttle. Kinda like it. The engine will pull off idle. In that first micro second it seems like it won't, but a little more twist and the engine pulls nicely. I don't worry about lugging it as it goes as requested.

Engine braking: Love it. I had a DL650 Suzuki with no slipper clutch which had more engine braking. The slipper clutch seems to work very nicely.

The engine in general: Sweetness.

Suspension: Initially, harsh is the kindest word I can use. After 3000mi it has loosed up and become tolerable.

The seat...less said the better.

In total, though, I love the bike.
 

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Yes, the tires don't last long but they grip the road extremely well for an "off road" style tire. I'll trade grip for longevity any day! A longer wearing tire is going to have a harder compound, and I think that will take away from some of the fun that this bike offers.

I've had it off road a couple times, and the tires do good on dry dirt and gravel. Mud, not so much!
 

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Hello badgermat got my local upholstery bloke
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to redo seat and made small aluminium side plate my self to fill in the gap between original side cover and seat. I'm looking for a new side cover like on the mike hailwood replica cheers
 

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If you're a meat fisted old timer who has ridden all kinds of old carburated rolling wrecks, you can get throttle action going before the Scrambler fires. This monkeys up the system so much at times that you think you've broken it because of the extra cranking needed. Now, I don't put a hand on the throttle. I just press the start button with my left hand (holding my right hand away like bull rider) and it starts perfectly every time.

5K miles: the tires are shot. I love 'em but I can't be changing tires more frequently than oil.

Quick throttle. Kinda like it. The engine will pull off idle. In that first micro second it seems like it won't, but a little more twist and the engine pulls nicely. I don't worry about lugging it as it goes as requested.

Engine braking: Love it. I had a DL650 Suzuki with no slipper clutch which had more engine braking. The slipper clutch seems to work very nicely.

The engine in general: Sweetness.

Suspension: Initially, harsh is the kindest word I can use. After 3000mi it has loosed up and become tolerable.

The seat...less said the better.

In total, though, I love the bike.
I agree 100%. I've got 2500 miles on my Icon bought in July now and have the same view as you on the suspension. I bought the "comfort seat" which was better but not good and then following a recommendation on this forum took the stock seat to a car/boat/cycle upholstery shop and asked them to make it as flat as possible and as wide as possible on the front end. $125 later it is fine now.
 

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All original except for front brake pads. Also put a speed bleeder on the rear caliper. No leaks, but needs an occasional bleed.

Clutch works great; haven't had to go under the tank yet for that cable adjust. It got a workout last week in nightmare traffic jams like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 3k mi trip; ran perfect.

The battery is the longest lasting mc battery I've ever had.

I've never had to add a drop of oil: the only air-cooled engine I've ever had that didn't need topping up pretty much every day.
 

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All original except for front brake pads. Also put a speed bleeder on the rear caliper. No leaks, but needs an occasional bleed.

Clutch works great; haven't had to go under the tank yet for that cable adjust. It got a workout last week in nightmare traffic jams like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. 3k mi trip; ran perfect.

The battery is the longest lasting mc battery I've ever had.

I've never had to add a drop of oil: the only air-cooled engine I've ever had that didn't need topping up pretty much every day.
Thanks for your reply that's Mega news, great bikes.
I'm only on 9,200 miles but hope to hit 30k one day:eagerness: plus I enjoyed reading your blog.:eagerness:
 
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