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Old 10-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #16306
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I sold my (very) well-travelled 2002 650 Dakar for a good price and bought a 2013 scrambler. I was riding it home, pulled over for gas, and it wouldn't start :-( the engine malfunction light was on and the computer kept the starter from kicking.

Anyone had this happen? The dealer towed it and is fixing it under warranty. But I wanted to ride this bike to panama and I need a reliable bike. I rode the Dakar through Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, as well Denver to Ushuaia. It had its issues (underpowered charging system, bad water pumps, etc). But it got me there.

Just looking for some reassurance in triumph's reliability. Also, all bikes have weaknesses like the dakar's water pump. What's the one part you need to carry on a long trip for the scrambler?

Thanks.
The only time this happened to me was when I changed my clutch lever and it was out of adjustment. The clutch needs to be pulled all the way in or the starter will not kick in.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #16307
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How did you find the Staintunes verus the TOR's I've tried the stock mufflers & TOR's looking to get Staintunes...whats your thoughts ?

Cheers Terry
Hey Terry,

To tell you the truth, I really liked the TORS and was quite satisfied with them. I was on a trip and followed a guy with Staintunes and really started liking the sound and decided to give them a try. The Staintunes have more bass IMO and the fit and finish seems to be of higher quality.

I'm thinking about Arrows mainly for the look.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:30 PM   #16308
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I contacted Hagon, but it is too expensive to ship to Brazil. So I am considering getting a pair of used Bonnie factory shocks - anyone??

I went to my see my friend who does custom stuff for Harleys, and saw some nice leather saddlebags for sale. Managed to fit this one perfectly using the left number boar support and standard seat support bars! I can carry my Macbook Air, rain gear and more!



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Hola Rosa,

Try the following link. Many Bonnie owners sell their factory shocks cheap. Ask the seller to send it to Brazil using United States Postal Service and the shipping costs will be very reasonable.

http://www.triumphrat.net/for-sale-p...classic-twins/
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #16309
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Hey, I've found my first post on this thread.
It was on 11.28.2010, page 762.
So the wait time to get my Scram was 1 year and a half.
The only regret I have is, why waiting so long?
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:36 PM   #16310
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Here Comes the Boom

So I saw Here Comes the Boom the other night (not an Oscar winning film, but harmless) and Kevin James rides a new Triumph Scrambler throughout the entire movie. There were a couple of scenes that seemed a bit like a Triumph commercial - the must have paid big bucks to get that bike in there. Either way, it worked on me --> I've been lusting after a Scram for years. I think my time is coming soon...

Even in the trailer:


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Old 11-01-2012, 12:14 AM   #16311
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Allright it's on the to see list Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #16312
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I will see that movie. The trailer is working!

Now....I just read somewhere that....the Scrambler was assembled in Thailand!
TELL ME IT'S NOT TRUE......please. Cause I recently sold my Transalp. And my R80G/SPD.
Have some serious projects like building a new house and a few other things...I will buying a new bike in 2 years. And I want it to be a Scrambler. But I'm not buying a Thaï bike.

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #16313
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I will see that movie. The trailer is working!

Now....I just read somewhere that....the Scrambler was assembled in Thailand!
TELL ME IT'S NOT TRUE......please. Cause I recently sold my Transalp. And my R80G/SPD.
Have some serious projects like building a new house and a few other things...I will buying a new bike in 2 years. And I want it to be a Scrambler. But I'm not buying a Thaï bike.

Eric
Its still a Triumph no matter who puts it together................just saying
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:10 PM   #16314
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For the last 20 years, I've been involved in aircraft manufacturing.
I can tell you there's a difference in quality between an aircraft assembled in China, India, Mexico....and one assembled in the USA, Canada or Europe. But, does that apply to Triumph motorbikes?...
Maybe I get it all wrong. The beautiful part is: I'm not buying my next bike before 2 years. Got plenty of time to choose a bike that pleases me. But I already like the Scrambler!

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:16 PM   #16315
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...I'm not buying my next bike before 2 years. Got plenty of time to choose a bike that pleases me. But I already like the Scrambler!
Ya better hurry up ...the worls is supposed to end soon!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:15 PM   #16316
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I will see that movie. The trailer is working!

Now....I just read somewhere that....the Scrambler was assembled in Thailand!
TELL ME IT'S NOT TRUE......please.
It's true.

Bummer too, I always enjoyed cleaning oil off my garage floor.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:53 PM   #16317
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I will see that movie. The trailer is working!

Now....I just read somewhere that....the Scrambler was assembled in Thailand!
TELL ME IT'S NOT TRUE......please. Cause I recently sold my Transalp. And my R80G/SPD.
Have some serious projects like building a new house and a few other things...I will buying a new bike in 2 years. And I want it to be a Scrambler. But I'm not buying a Thaï bike.

Eric
It's a strange world out there. I get a kick my Honda was made in Europe and my Triumph was made in Thailand.

Just buy the Scrambler and enjoy.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:27 AM   #16318
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two up on a scrambler

Can anyone tell me who owns a scrambler how they are riding two up? Was at the dealer earlier in the week and love the look of the scrambler and the bonneville. One may be in my future.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:56 AM   #16319
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Can anyone tell me who owns a scrambler how they are riding two up? Was at the dealer earlier in the week and love the look of the scrambler and the bonneville. One may be in my future.
I take the wife 2up on the Scrambler, don't really have a problem but it does have a Bonnie seat.

Cheers Terry
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:21 AM   #16320
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Can anyone tell me who owns a scrambler how they are riding two up? Was at the dealer earlier in the week and love the look of the scrambler and the bonneville. One may be in my future.
My wife like the Scrambler's seat. And she's hard to satisfied, my last 2 bikes where beemers.
The Bonnie seat is much harder, my friend has one (T100).
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