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The T36 Shocks are listed for the bonnie.
Any reason why they might not be suitable for the Scrambler (no Ohlins listing for the scrambler) ?

I notice they have a fair bit of ride height adjustment (good thing for dirt rides).

Any thoughts opinions? Rode my scrambler 1300km on the weekend - first biggish trip the suspension is shyte harsh.
 

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I may be wrong but I think the standard Bonnie shock is a couple of inches shorter than the Scrambler's.
Unless the T36's adjustment will compensate for this it will be unsuitable.
 

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Hey Davo, they are still a great ride for long distance though, a bit harsh but I find standing on the pegs, hanging my feet off the pillion pegs gives much needed variation.
Better than sittin like a stale bottle o piss. :cool:
 

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Thanks. I must measure the shocks up. I'm off to see my suspension guy tomorrow decided that suspension will be the start for the proper mods (have eliminated the air injection, added the bash plate and fly screen so far).

Got a trip Canberra - Adelaide in a few weeks. cant handle the standard suspension.

Mufflers, airbox and cams would be the rock and roll thing to do but later.

Going for a Mittas or Heundau (sp) rear and TKC front soon too.

Love the bikes look, feel and the donks a pearler!

Seats a bit of a dog on a long trip too - monkey butt after 300km
 

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On 2007-02-14 03:44, bung1 wrote:
Hey Davo, they are still a great ride for long distance though, a bit harsh but I find standing on the pegs, hanging my feet off the pillion pegs gives much needed variation.
Better than sittin like a stale bottle o piss. :cool:
Hanging your feet of the pillion pegs - man you must be double jointed - tried that - unlike other bikes - no releif.
 

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Thruxton and Scrambler shocks are an inch longer than the Bonnie/T100.
 

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I found that out when I ordered my Ikons for the rear. There are a few other items that are different on the Scrambler - again, I found out the hard way. I would always ask if they know for sure any item that is made for the Bonnie will fit on the Scrambler.
 

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You'll have to buy shocks for the Thruxton as stated. I wanted the Ohlins 36E for my Scrambler, but they were special order and cost as much as the 36PL (piggybacks). I compromised and got the Ikon 7614s for Thruxton. I'm happy with them.
 

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yeah, my Scrambler shocks feel rooted already, after only 4600kms - with a pillion and gear anyway, may get a bit more out of them solo and preloaded right up, but they won't make the 10000 I'd vaguely hoped. They're 20mm or so longer than the Bonnie aren't they? Did about 850 km solo in a couple of days 3 weeks ago and was pretty comfortable, but need a flyscreen or something
 

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Thanks Guys. The Ohlins are out - no proper sizing (+ AUD $1,700 !) so it looks like Ikons - My bike goes in for the race tech emulators and front springs next week. The suspension guy worked magic on my DR so am hoping for good results.
 

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I'm running Ohlins 36PL's on my Scrambler for the last two weeks. mixed highway, street riding. Solo and two up. Test phase is over and here's my report: they fit great and I can carry my passenger and a bunch of gear without worry. You just have to mount them so the rebound canister face forward. You may also want to adjust/reduce the preload about six turns (I'm a heavy guy, but the standard setting was a bit too rigid for me).
 
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