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Old 07-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #15796
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i happen to have a triumph dealer about 20 minutes from my house....not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. i went out this morning to check out the scramblers in person.....yup i gotta have one!

everything felt good on the bike. i could feel how the seat could get to you after a long time. how does the solo seat with the rack compare to the stocker? lucky for me it was raining and i had flip flops on otherwise i may have made some rash decisions in there..lol so i didnt get to test drive one. i dont think i would be put off by the performance either way, my last bike was a KZ650 which felt fast enough for me.

EFI vs Carb? is their a significant difference in performance? how are the carbs on triumphs? are they pretty solid or on the finiky side? i can deal with carbs, not an issue, but i dont want to have to immediately start hunting for carbs on a new bike either. id rather hunt around over the next few months and find a used bike that has all the typical aftermarket goodies and save a few bucks. other than the motor going from silver to black, paint schemes, and carbs to efi, any other significant changes over the years?

i noticed the 2012 had dual guages, i kind of like the one larger guage and the smaller tachs you guys are putting on under the bars. what year did they go with the 2 guages?
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #15797
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This is a very cool looking Scrambler.
Can you detail your mods?
Your suspension changes look like what I want to do.
Forks?
Travel?
Shocks?
Travel?
Sprocket sizes?
Rear travel looks longer,any chain tension issues?
Front brake?

Very nice job!!!
The front fork is a modified drz400e one and the rear shocks are custom hyperpro.
I lengtend the swingarm by 50mm.
I modified a bmw chaintensioner from a g650x.
The front brake is a galver disc with a brembo caliper
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #15798
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #15799
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I am considering fork mods on my 2012 Scrambler. I have kind of narrowed it down to the Bitubo fork cartridge kit vs. the Ricor intimidators with heavier springs. Both look like they would work well but I am kind of leaning towards the Bitubo setup as it is more "modern" technology. Have any of you first hand knowledge of the above units? The fork mods will be matched to either the Bitubo WMT or Works billet tracker shocks

Thanks in advance!
I recommend the Bitubo cartridge kit. See comments here:
http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...th-photos.html
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #15800
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Very nice bike, what handlebars are you running?
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This is my Scrambler.
It's still work in progress.
I did a 21" / 18" conversion,
I hope you like it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:07 AM   #15801
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Very nice bike, what handlebars are you running?
It's a domino vintage mx bar
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:33 AM   #15802
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The front fork is a modified drz400e one and the rear shocks are custom hyperpro.
I lengtend the swingarm by 50mm.
I modified a bmw chaintensioner from a g650x.
The front brake is a galver disc with a brembo caliper
What is the extended and compressed length on your shocks?
How much rear wheel travel do you have?
Did you add the 50mm length to the swing arm between the pivot and the shock mount or behind the shock mount?
Your rear sprocket looks much larger than stock.What gearing are you running?

And......did the changes make a big difference in the smoothness of the ride off road?

Sorry for so many questions but I think you have done exactly what I want to do!!
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #15803
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What is the extended and compressed length on your shocks?
How much rear wheel travel do you have?
Did you add the 50mm length to the swing arm between the pivot and the shock mount or behind the shock mount?
Your rear sprocket looks much larger than stock.What gearing are you running?

And......did the changes make a big difference in the smoothness of the ride off road?

Sorry for so many questions but I think you have done exactly what I want to do!!
I can't remember the specs of the shocks at the moment.
I have written it down.
When i find it i will let you know.
I added the 50mm between the pivot and the shockmount.
I used 19/47 sprockets.
It runs the same as before.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:59 PM   #15804
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It runs the same as before.
Are you saying there is no improvement in off road handling with the extended swingarm and 21" front tire?

Do you know what your travel is? Stock is what, 4 inches?
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:11 AM   #15805
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Are you saying there is no improvement in off road handling with the extended swingarm and 21" front tire?

Do you know what your travel is? Stock is what, 4 inches?
No, there is a big inprovement with the offroad handeling.
I meant that the gearing feels the same as before.
I don't know the exact travel it has now.
It's the max we could get out of it with out running in to problems with the chain.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:15 AM   #15806
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To those that are interested in more travel on their Scrambler.

I sent all of the dimensions for the swing arm and shock mounting locations to the engineer at Works Performance Suspension.
In his opinion,the maximum wheel travel on a stock swing arm is 7.5 inches.
This is based on suspension action,anti squat and chain considerations.
This is using shocks (custom made) with an extended length of 16.25 and a compressed length of 10.5.Shock travel 5.75
With triple rate springs he quoted me a price of $600 for the pair.
This much travel will require a chain tensioner to control the chain as it gets very loose at full droop.

I have a pair of Works Performance shocks that are 16.25 long but only 4.5 shock travel. This will give me about 6 inches of wheel travel. I am going to try these before having a custom set built and see how it rides.

I am going to finish the installation of the DR650 front forks and try these shocks.
Should make a big difference.
I'll post pictures when done.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #15807
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That's great, looking forward to your report
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:52 PM   #15808
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Extreme scrambler, your bike is TITS!
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #15809
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Extreme scrambler, your bike is TITS!
Agreed!!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #15810
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