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Old 09-13-2006, 05:13 AM   #51
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Default Re: Buy the 1200 and do this to it.

Ya gotta admit. That XR750 look is just great and a real classic. Comparable to the classic looks of the pre-unit Bonnie and the Gold Star.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:29 AM   #52
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

44 horsepower? good gawd, man, the windshield wiper of my toyota has more urge.



i'm all for retro looks but what triumph has not figured out is that those looks should be packaged with a motor capable of more than blowing leaves around your yard.



i'll take the hawg, thx very much, in a buell chassis.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:31 AM   #53
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

But the 883 is about 2 grand cheaper than a 1200. For 2G in parts and my labor, that 883 will smoke the stock 1200 like you wouldn't believe. Not even close for basically the same amount of money. If you are going to modify for horsepower, start with the 883 because you save 2 grand right off the bat. If you leave it stock, get a 1200.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:31 AM   #54
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

You're pretty close to what I was thinking however my convseration wasn't with KP.



Since it was motorcycle related there is no way possible to have a conversation with KP as he doesn't know squat about motorcycles.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:34 AM   #55
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Default Re: Buy the 1200 and do this to it.

Can't say I know what those look like and what happened to Bonnie's unit?



Someday when I quit spending money on hookers and beer I wanna build one of those Sportys.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:35 AM   #56
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

Check my link in the above post and prepare to drool.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:37 AM   #57
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

You weigh more than both of them put together.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:39 AM   #58
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2050?
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:45 AM   #59
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Default Re: 2006 Triumph Scrambler v. 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R

Both bikes are twins. Both are air cooled. Seems the 883 should have been put up against the Scrambler. Harley's can't even compete in their same class. How pathetic is that?
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:57 AM   #60
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Default Re: Does anyone really buy these things for performance???

"I'd love to ride a newer 600 Â…"



Maybe not. Unless you like having your butt pounded like the most popular San Quentin inmate. I did a 200 odd mile stint on a 600 Honda crotch rocket and it was pure agony. And as far as handling goes, it was headshake city over each and every road imperfection and I literally had to steer the bike straight the whole time.



As far as power goes, it was to lame to pull top gear at around speed limit on the roads I rode and consequently I was shifting the whole time.



The Honda Corp has not got enough money to pay me to ride that POS again Â…



"Â… with 15 more years of technology"



I4Â’s were already built in 1890, one year after the first V-Twin. Camshaft operated over-head valve engine were around in 1912. Fuel injection and water-cooling were around in the 1920Â’s already. Look at the latest offering from Japan and most of the technology is almost 100 old.

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