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Well guys, I can assure you that the horses down here are at least the same size as everywhere else, and sometimes bigger! NZ breeds excellent horses - good rich pasture, as it rains a bit here; ever heard of Phar Lap? and you all saw Lord of the Rings I guess...
I was at the World's fastest Indian rally in Invercargill last weekend on my own Scrambler and can confirm I saw the TBike Scrambler in action: it was pretty awesome looking, doing well, and sounded the Horn - it goes like schleisen offen der shovel, as they say. The guys were pretty friendly, and take the development of their bits very seriously. I haven't used anything from them except an AI kit yet, but they've been around a good while - been a Triumph dealer since near when Hinckley started in 94 or so - and seem to be considered reputable by the biking community here (which is huge for a small country - 3000 bikers I gather in Invercargill last weekend). I doubt you'd find them falsifying their dyno figures.
I'm prob. going for a set of pipes when the Scrambler's ru in anyway (and when I can afford them!)
cheers, Pat
 

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yeah Doc you're right - these guys seem very enthusiastic about Scramblers, and of course, are on the same island as me (albeit at the other end, but), so I don't get the hit we Antipodeans have to wear for freight (though I do pay GST). I'd like to take my bike up there (excellent ride, and Nelson is a nice place to visit anyway) and get them to do the cams and pipes and breathing in one hit, so that she's optimised. That should make a very versatile and pretty sharp handling and running package out of a Scrambler; as long as one has no illusions - if you want serious speed and horsepower, Bonnies and the like aren't the machines, obviously.

Only thing is at the moment, I've stretched the finances to get my Scrambler without sacrificing my good green Bonnie, sohave to wait a while before more serious bike-related spending...
cheers - Pat
 
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