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mag10
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Reged: 01/16/08
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new ride
      #679202 - 09/23/19 09:19 AM

As the saga of getting my 05 speedmaster back on the road seems never ending, and with most of the riding season here in the north gone. I could not take it any longer so went and got a 2018 street scrambler.

What a hugely fun bike to ride! Back in the day, I had a Honda 350 scrambler and I rode the hell of that bike. This new one is looking to be the same program.

as it was a NOS, I was able to get a pretty sweet deal. It is the 900 cc version with ABS and TCC that can be switched off, throttle by wire and surprisingly good tires (considering that they are Metzlers).

I have only had it a week and it is time for the first service. Which is only worth mentioning because the weather here has been crap, with massive rains and high winds. The riding washed out roads and covered with debris appear to be what this bike was made for. Very fun.

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05 speedmaster - 1100cc, 11:1 racing pistons, Carillo rods, thunderbike cams, ported and polished head, 2mm over intakes, scepter pipes, oversize manifolds, 45mm HSR's, TTP stage 2 firestarter


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alabama_al
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Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 591
Loc: Glencoe, Alabama
Re: new ride [Re: mag10]
      #679203 - 09/23/19 03:37 PM

Enjoy the new ride! Just don't forget about the Speedmaster!

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Dwight
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Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20074
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: new ride [Re: mag10]
      #679216 - 09/24/19 09:51 PM

Quote:

As the saga of getting my 05 speedmaster back on the road seems never ending, and with most of the riding season here in the north gone. I could not take it any longer so went and got a 2018 street scrambler.

What a hugely fun bike to ride! Back in the day, I had a Honda 350 scrambler and I rode the hell of that bike. This new one is looking to be the same program.

as it was a NOS, I was able to get a pretty sweet deal. It is the 900 cc version with ABS and TCC that can be switched off, throttle by wire and surprisingly good tires (considering that they are Metzlers).

I have only had it a week and it is time for the first service. Which is only worth mentioning because the weather here has been crap, with massive rains and high winds. The riding washed out roads and covered with debris appear to be what this bike was made for. Very fun.




Nice bike, Micah! Congrats!

(...unless I missed seein' it mentioned, what color did ya get?)

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Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


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mag10
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Reged: 01/16/08
Posts: 1065
Loc: Wisconsin
Re: new ride [Re: Dwight]
      #679222 - 09/25/19 09:24 AM

black on black with a few brushed aluminum bits scattered around.
in addition, I have added a generous portion of mud make it look like a proper scrambler.

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05 speedmaster - 1100cc, 11:1 racing pistons, Carillo rods, thunderbike cams, ported and polished head, 2mm over intakes, scepter pipes, oversize manifolds, 45mm HSR's, TTP stage 2 firestarter


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PES
Bar Shake


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 6668
Loc: Tulsa,OK, USA
Re: new ride [Re: mag10]
      #679224 - 09/25/19 10:20 AM

Congratulations. Ive wanted to test ride one for quite a while.

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"Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at seventy miles per hour can double your vocabulary" Author unknown


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BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 753
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: new ride [Re: PES]
      #679233 - 09/26/19 05:21 AM

Good for you. So you had an old Honda CL350. Now you are showing your age. Glad your knees are allowing you to enjoy a scrambler.

Happy Trails

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Road Rash Heals. Freckles Grow Back. Ride


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