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in the best way :)

y'day and today I spent two days in Tuscany on "Eroica" trail (this is the official site of the permanent open track)

almost 600 km in two days, of which more than 200 on unpaved roads, the weather was crazy..... rainy, sunny, muddy.... coming back home big shower..... I'm happy but destroyed.

the bike is almost ok, today I rode from 09.30 to 17.30.... no lunch, just gasoline (twice) and a couple of stops for pictures.... after 5 or 6 hrs the saddle is uncomfortable... the saddle bag for sure forced me to stay in same position all day long... but y'day I fixed it far from my spot and I almost lost it... :)

the real issue is the rear mono.... the rear wheel was dumping a lot.... (the saddle bag almost lost, and a rear indicator not working now :) ) adding the rapid throttle, on heavy dumped trail, I'was fighting a while.....

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first day approaching Eroica, with friends:

rain...


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a lot.....







day 2 Eroica (alone)













next stop is 1st service, just the rear indicator not working, and a couple of time, on downshifting, the engine "cioff" and "dead". remeber to open the throttle
 

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Well done looks like you enjoyed yourself! Mine also due for first service, put another 200 miles on it today. I agree with what you say about the rear suspension and the throttle - hope they can improve things at the service!
 

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One of my rear indicators (right) stopped working at about 400 miles - the bulb was blown. I got a new bulb from Halfords (British autoparts superstore). It cost all of £2.50.
 

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I just checked the bulb, it look in order, may be it just lost position, unfortunately, once I unplugged and checked it, has no the bike key, so will try tomorrow if replugging worked


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in the best way :)

y'day and today I spent two days in Tuscany on "Eroica" trail (this is the official site of the permanent open track)

almost 600 km in two days, of which more than 200 on unpaved roads, the weather was crazy..... rainy, sunny, muddy.... coming back home big shower..... I'm happy but destroyed.

the bike is almost ok, today I rode from 09.30 to 17.30.... no lunch, just gasoline (twice) and a couple of stops for pictures.... after 5 or 6 hrs the saddle is uncomfortable... the saddle bag for sure forced me to stay in same position all day long... but y'day I fixed it far from my spot and I almost lost it... :)

the real issue is the rear mono.... the rear wheel was dumping a lot.... (the saddle bag almost lost, and a rear indicator not working now :) ) adding the rapid throttle, on heavy dumped trail, I'was fighting a while.....

some pics:

first day approaching Eroica, with friends:

rain...


mud...


a lot.....







day 2 Eroica (alone)













next stop is 1st service, just the rear indicator not working, and a couple of time, on downshifting, the engine "cioff" and "dead". remeber to open the throttle
Nice photos sure just small teething problems, how did the front Olins springs preform, were you satisfied with them?

Will
 

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Wow--great ride. It's cool that you're actually using it for extended off-road trips! Springtime is tough on motorbikes!
Now you'll have a good sense of before and after when you install the Ohlins rear shock--are you still going to be testing that?
 

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.... uhm... I forgot.... to underline

don't worry to take the Scrambler on dirty road, the issues I suffered (rear indicator stop and resume to work, as well loosing the rubber under the seat holding the tools' bag all due to to shacking) did not occur on the unpaved roads in pictures that are almost flat, but on "wood's trail" with stones and holes.... where riding was hardest and can't leave the handlebars to shot pictures.
 

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.... uhm... I forgot.... to underline

don't worry to take the Scrambler on dirty road, the issues I suffered (rear indicator stop and resume to work, as well loosing the rubber under the seat holding the tools' bag all due to to shacking) did not occur on the unpaved roads in pictures that are almost flat, but on "wood's trail" with stones and holes.... where riding was hardest and can't leave the handlebars to shot pictures.
How are your new Olins working out, is it better, the same?
 

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the fork cartridge works fine.

have not changed setting, because was very first ride, and I wish to "learn" the bike without too much variables (tyre pressures, preloading etc etc.)

on completion I'll reduce the front preload (to have softer work) and add compression brake to avoid forks go to end. will test next day. However all the troubles coming from rear mono will return to front.... so working with fine setting on front is "useless" before changing the rear mono. I mean the cartrdige is needed to avoid half problems but to enjoy it in full, need a "real" rear mono
 

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the fork cartridge works fine.

have not changed setting, because was very first ride, and I wish to "learn" the bike without too much variables (tyre pressures, preloading etc etc.)

on completion I'll reduce the front preload (to have softer work) and add compression brake to avoid forks go to end. will test next day. However all the troubles coming from rear mono will return to front.... so working with fine setting on front is "useless" before changing the rear mono. I mean the cartrdige is needed to avoid half problems but to enjoy it in full, need a "real" rear mono
Thanks for that looking forwards to seeing your report when all has settled down, sure lots of us would like to do the same.
 
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