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I don't like the rear mud guard license plate bracket at all, and intend on removing it and using a tail tidy kit of some sort. I'm guessing that'll help a lot with the road spray once the license plate is up there. It's not just for rain — if you hit some dirt roads or a light trail with unavoidable mud puddles, it could get messy.

I was thinking it would help to move the number plate to a more conventional position, and there is an accessory "high-mounted plate holder" available for the Scrambler. However, it doesn't appear to have any provision for a reflector (short of sticking it to the bottom of the number plate, which IMHO doesn't look great). In fact, I don't see any reflector on the Classic, which has better mudguards, either. This probably matters more in some markets than others, but I wouldn't want to make the change here in the UK until this is sorted out. Of course, it may be that the final versions of the Classic and the accessory will have addressed this issue, but it looks to be a problem area at the moment.
 

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I was thinking it would help to move the number plate to a more conventional position, and there is an accessory "high-mounted plate holder" available for the Scrambler. However, it doesn't appear to have any provision for a reflector (short of sticking it to the bottom of the number plate, which IMHO doesn't look great). In fact, I don't see any reflector on the Classic, which has better mudguards, either. This probably matters more in some markets than others, but I wouldn't want to make the change here in the UK until this is sorted out. Of course, it may be that the final versions of the Classic and the accessory will have addressed this issue, but it looks to be a problem area at the moment.
Some newer bikes have reflectors built-in to the rear light though... Could be the case with the scrambler or else it wouldn't pass many countries regulations
 

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My thought is to leave the plate where it's at on the Icon, and get the aluminum fenders. They should match the tank panels and with the plate holder in it's original location it might knock down some more crud. Subject to change of course.

Stay safe, John
 

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In fact, I don't see any reflector on the Classic, which has better mudguards, either. This probably matters more in some markets than others, but I wouldn't want to make the change here in the UK until this is sorted out. Of course, it may be that the final versions of the Classic and the accessory will have addressed this issue, but it looks to be a problem area at the moment.
There is a reflector on the classic:

 

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There is a reflector on the classic:

That's good to see. The angles I've seen haven't shown that. Hopefully the high number plate hanger will have something similar.
 

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Nice picture of the classic :)

I think I might actually keep the long rear mudguard on the classic (in the Netherlands we also have a good chance of rain) but move the license plate to the position of the icon types. Will have to wait and see how much of a mod that is going to be (and if I like it).
 

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Me bad, so so sorry

Don't worry about it. :x


I get mistaken for a guy many times when wearing a helmet (perhaps because I don't like girly pink riding gear). :(


Also, when people do realise that I'm a woman, they often go on to assume that I'm on the pillion. :rolleyes:


I've never worked out which is more annoying! :mad:
 

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Don't worry about it. :x


I get mistaken for a guy many times when wearing a helmet (perhaps because I don't like girly pink riding gear). :(


Also, when people do realise that I'm a woman, they often go on to assume that I'm on the pillion. :rolleyes:


I've never worked out which is more annoying! :mad:
I feel you, Jet. "Did you ride that here, Honey?" No, I pushed it.
 

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Thanks for the ride report, Janet! Sorry about your jacket, that's irritating for sure. Shame the fender is no better than that.


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Hi Jet,

I'm a woman rider, very interested in the Scrambler but they haven't arrived in Australia yet, the Icons should be coming soon. May I ask, how tall are you? Not quite sure from the photos if you could flat foot.

Cheers.
 

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height issues

Hi Jet,

I'm a woman rider, very interested in the Scrambler but they haven't arrived in Australia yet, the Icons should be coming soon. May I ask, how tall are you? Not quite sure from the photos if you could flat foot.

Cheers.


I wear pants that are 30" inseam; the Scrambler was easy to flat foot, room to spare. And there is an accessory seat that's about an inch lower.
 

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Hi Jet,

I'm a woman rider, very interested in the Scrambler but they haven't arrived in Australia yet, the Icons should be coming soon. May I ask, how tall are you? Not quite sure from the photos if you could flat foot.

Cheers.
Hi Thornton


I'm 5'6". I could definitely flat foot the Scrambler, with a bit of a bend in my knees, so that they weren't "locked" like they can be on taller bikes. It felt refreshingly low compared with any other bikes I've owned recently. It also felt very light.
 

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I am also 5'6" and agree it is easy to flat foot. The seat is same height as my NC700S but I cant flat foot the NC as easily due to seat shape.
 
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