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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Just curious because I don't get it...though I love the look of the Scambler, why would anyone want an exhaust pipe running right under their thigh? If you use it off-road, would you really want to go down with the pipe right there? I'm sure the heat shields work well but... . I put the thread here as to not offend the Scambler owners because I really do think the bike looks great. Thought some of you air twin folks might have owned Scramblers before or could enlighten me on their pipes.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 02:24 PM
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I think it's so the pipes don't bang on rocks and stuff when riding offroad. I demo'd the Scrambler 1200 a couple months ago and I can tell you the pipe does get very hot even with the shield and I touched my thigh on it several times while stopped at traffic lights in the city. I suppose you might get used to only putting your left foot down when stopped but the constant risk of burning myself put me off. I bought a T120 instead.
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It's historical. Or maybe that should be hysterical. I personally would not want the exhaust there either. But, if you are really going off road, probably standing up as much as sitting. For a road bike, no thanks.
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I've never burnt my leg on mine. I've gone over on the right side and had my leg stuck under the bike before - not even any burn marks on my clothing. The heat shields work.
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It's put there for ground clearance reasons (if you actually take if off road). I'm not a huge fan of the way the heat shields look, but they do work. Never had a leg burning problem for me or my passenger.
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I'm not sure, but the leg burning could also be related to the riders size. A taller rider would have longer legs that stay away from the pipes better. Whereas the shorter rider would have a shorter leg and cause more leg burns. Or so my old thought process goes....

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Exhaust is mounted high on off-road bikes for going through streams, deep mud, etc. as well.
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I like the look, and I get the concept, but I hate how it limits your luggage choices so much. Can't have a pair of saddlebags as easy.

Only once I ran through water deep enough that I was worried about flooding my pipes, that was during a torrential storm when Winons got flooded, and I had my wife's SE. Water shooting up from storm sewers. I was riding on the sidewalk she get a couple of inches higher, and had to hope I hit the handicap ramps at the intersections. It was epic.

Anyways, that doesn't come up often. I think I like the lower pipes for touring and routine forest service road stuff, easier to carry gear.
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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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All great explanations. Thanks everyone. Hadnít given the high water a thought but makes sense. Iíve ridden off road a good bit but never through water more than a foot deep.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 03:17 AM
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Wouldn't intake rather than exhaust be more of a problem in deep water? As long as you keep the revs up, would water get back up the exhaust? I know it didn't that time I drove my car through water so deep that it came over the headlights. I was wondering why it suddenly went dark!
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