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Picking up a Scout Bobber tomorrow

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  1. Blackened

    Blackened Well-Known Member

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    Well, The Missus was in need of a new ride. She had a 98 Vulcan 800 she's been riding for the last 5 years or so. It's been a good bike, but it's carbureted, has a drum rear brake, etc... Fine for a new rider, but after 5 years it's time for an update.

    Found this for a song and a dance and she about lost her composure!

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    Had a couple of questions on it I was hoping you could help me out with.

    1. I hear these aren't the best in turns because of the clearance and tends to drag pegs pretty easily. I had a magna bobber before and it would do the same, but i could still take on mountain roads (Not Tail of the dragon stuff. Think more blue Ridge parkway) with it. I'm hoping she will be able to do the same. This has the Indian floor boards with it if that matters. She's not a super aggressive rider, so I'm not terribly worried about it but i want her to know what to expect before she plunks down our hard earned money!

    2. I've read mixed reviews on the need for a engine heat shield. Is it really all that hot it needs to be shielded? I saw the crotch cooler from Captain itch which is about $100. not terribly expensive but if we don't actually need it why spend the $100?

    3. Fuel tank capacity and range. I hear most people saying to fill up around 100 miles. That isn't much different from her Vulcan. I've read about people getting to 130+ before they topped off. Does that seem accurate?
    We are super stoked about the addition to the stable. I was going to get her a Vic, but the smaller size of this bike (She's 5'4") and the fact she can still get it to a dealership if she needs to if I'm not around played into the decision.
     
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    I spent a good part of a day on a Scout Bobber Twenty. Loads of fun. Now that configured bike has an elevated seat and 10 inch mini-apes. For me the ergonomics were perfect and frankly I rode that bike fairly aggressively without any issues. It didn't have the floorboards. I would hope that the boards will flip upward if grounded, and if so then I wouldn't worry about it. I didn't find any issues about engine heat. Not sure about fuel capacity or range...it was Indian demo rides and they took care of all that.

    I've been thinking about finding an inexpensive bobber and converting it to the Twenty configuration. Fairly easy. Congratulations on the new bike.
     
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    Well, lean angle is listed as 29 degrees, which isn't a whole lot. There will be no carving here! Brakes are kinda meh too from what I hear. Pretty good lookin' though. It should go pretty well.
     
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    Well, we picked it up and it is a beauty! Very happy with it. The V&H slip-on's sound amazing on it! It was raining pretty hard when we got home tonight and unloaded. Hopefully tomorrow we can get out for a spin!
     
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    Just wanted to share a few pics I snapped. We got it out this morning and she really liked it. She's not real keen on the floorboards, but she's going to give it a week or two before we make an changes.

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    We paid $9000 for it which I though was a really good deal especially with all the add-ons. Guy also threw in a cover, a Sena 20S evo headset and a Scorpion Modular helmet. Unfortunately the helmet is too small for me and too big for her!

    We're super stoked as you can tell!
     
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    Congrats on the new bike but it seems if your uploaded images are blocked.
     
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    Looking forward to the pics and hearing about the ride. Congrats and safe travel to both of you.
     
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    hey OP, none of your pics showed up,,, try again please :popcorn: except for the original post, they showed up .
     
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    Sorry guys! That shouldn't be the case... Let me see if I can figure out what's going on...
     
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    Awfully sorry guys. These were in my Google photos album and apparently you can't grant public access anymore. :(

    Here is a link to the album. Let me know if it doesn't work. I think it is set up correctly for that.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fnpagdnEBmCCcNbM6
     
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    That is an awesome looking bike!
     
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    Yeah man. The wife is super excited about it. It's only got 2200 Miles on it and is in perfect condition. She hates the floorboards so I ordered her a set of foot pegs. few tweaks to the controls and she will be all set.

    I dug into the throttle yesterday and man... It's got a pretty damn good kick! Doesn't match the Vegas of course but yeah... It's no slouch!
     
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