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Old 02-04-2014, 08:45 PM   #19276
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Looks good! What size rotopax is that?
1gallon. Just enough to get me out of no-mans land and hopefully near a gas station.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:16 AM   #19277
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thanks Paul.

I also try some more information on this.
someone has?

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Old 02-05-2014, 04:08 AM   #19278
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You haven't experienced a good 270.
Apart from having owned a Thruxie for the past nine years, I also have extensive experience of various bikes running the 270 Hinckley twin and it seems to me that the power delivery is a bit limp-wristed compared to a healthy 360 lump. I remember that the first time I rode a Scrambler I asked my mate from the Triumph dealership if it was a learner-restricted bike. Don't get me wrong, the 270 is smooth - ideal in the case of the America/Speedmaster - but for me that smoothness borders on blandness.

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The degree of the crank affects HP?

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The stock 270 twin develops less power than the Thruxton's 360 mill, but it's not due to the crank timing I don't think.

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No one tell Grizzlybear he wasted all that time racing with his Scrambler, when he should've been using the Thruxron.
I don't know who Grizzly is, but if the 270 engine works for him, that's cool too. It's just that the 270 layout doesn't blow my skirts up (in my original comment, I said "I find that..." - hint: personal opinion ).
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:24 AM   #19279
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Frog, you are saying some pretty controversial things on the Scrambler Cult Forum.

I owned a Bonneville and now run a Scrambler. The Scram has TPUSA 904 BB kit, 813 cams and flatside carbs. Maybe your extensive experience didn't include any with performance upgrades. Mine moves down the road in a pretty respectable fashion for a beginner's bike.

I can say that in stock form none of the Triumph vertical twins I've owned and rode had awe inspiring performance compared to most bikes with more modern technology. My buddy's 600 Multistrata Ducati could probably play whoopass on just about any of the Triumph mod classic line.

Part of the fun with these bikes (in my opinion) is to invest something of yourself into them and see what they can do.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:18 AM   #19280
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well frog I disagree. I've owned a Trophy 900, a Tiger 1050 and now currently a Tiger 800 XC. My 06 Scram has plenty of get up and go. I have BC mini cones and the air box removal kit on mine. I frankly think you are just trying to stir the pot but whatever does "blow your skirt up" works for you.

If you want to bash Scramblers this probably is not the place, we all love them. We can bash them all we want because we own them and enjoy them for what they are...FUN!

In this age of everyone claiming to be an expert in something you might better stick to Thruxtons..lol
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:56 AM   #19281
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Hey Bug, don't get your knickers in a twist mate, I'm not Scrambler-bashing! I just asked if anybody had turned a Thruxie into a Scrambler and when somebody asked why, I gave my reasons. If I really disliked Scramblers I wouldn't even consider turning a Thruxie into one. Personally I like the look and ergonomics of the Scrambler - and so does my poor old back - and in fact it's one of the bikes I'd consider if my Silk Road trip ever gets beyond the wishful thinking/early planning stage.

Come on, relax and have yourself a pint on me!
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:22 AM   #19282
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I'll definitely agree about the ergonomics of the two bikes. I had a '07 Thrux for my first bike, and while it was fine for commuting the 15-20 minutes each way to work, it was terrible for distance. I did a 3 hour trip from DC to the Blue Ridge Parkway and back, and by the time I got home, I could barely move, stiff from the cramped position. I decided then that it wasn't the bike for me, and the next weekend traded it for the Scrambler.
Now I can ride for 8-10 hours at a time without issue.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:05 PM   #19283
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Perhaps I have an answer. Seem that, for what I have seen on the web, the Shark Retro is for the Bonnie (upper one) and the Bahia is for the Scram (second one).
What do you, guys, think of that?
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:18 PM   #19284
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hey Frog, no hard feelings! It is snowing hard, blowing and cold here and I probably am neck deep in riding withdrawal. I was caught in an ornery mood I had to defend my Scram! I appreciate the offer of the pint anyway. If we meet some day I'll buy you one!
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:32 PM   #19285
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Horses for courses.

I've owned bikes spanning a range of capabilities, the one with the heaviest foot in the hooligan camp was a K1200R.
I currently own an ST1300 and a 2007 Scrambler. So I have some experience with slightly overweight, slightly underpowered all-rounders.
To me, the Scrambler is a bike that essentially says: let's keep it under 75mph and enjoy the scenery. It absolutely nails that design brief. I rode a Thruxton a few times, and honestly, with no offense to anyone, I found that bike to make far less sense than the Scram when you consider it really inhabits the same speed and use parameters. Sure it's nominally a what, racer? and the Scram is a "dual sport"- but let's be serious. I've also ridden a Ducati GT1000, and that fucking thing will get you killed, again while designed for more or less the same riding world. I confess I did like that bike, though. But still...

If we're being honest, there's a bit of posing going on with whatever bike you're describing. Mostly, in the design realm, to cover up the necessary compromises. For me, the Scram is a pretty nice set of compromises. Mine has a few mods, maybe makes another 4-5 HP, I don't know. It does the job.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:41 PM   #19286
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Greetings from the central mountains of Arizona. I've been enamoured of the Scrambler style since my days of CL350 & 450 Hondas. Currently own & ride AirHead GS BMWs (luv 'em). But still have a hankerin' for a Scrambler in the stable. And since Triumph seems to be the only one to offer a proper Scrambler, here I am. So, questions? What to look for in a used one, cautions, recommendations? And watch out for in a preowned model?
Any particular years or glitches to stear clear of? Prefer to buy low mileage, mildly farkled. Fuelie or carb?? Thnx any & all, Ric. in Ariz.
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Greetings from the central mountains of Arizona. I've been enamoured of the Scrambler style since my days of CL350 & 450 Hondas. Currently own & ride AirHead GS BMWs (luv 'em). But still have a hankerin' for a Scrambler in the stable. And since Triumph seems to be the only one to offer a proper Scrambler, here I am. So, questions? What to look for in a used one, cautions, recommendations? And watch out for in a preowned model?
Any particular years or glitches to stear clear of? Prefer to buy low mileage, mildly farkled. Fuelie or carb?? Thnx any & all, Ric. in Ariz.
Welcome! What do you want to do with your bike? This thread's seen Scramblers do everything from round-the-world trips to races. Some people like carbs, because they're easier to work on in third-world countries. Some people like FI because it's more reliable when going from sea level to altitude, without needing to re-jet. But for general around town, day/weekend trips, honestly the bikes of all years have been good and reliable.

If they must be segregated, then generally speaking, the blue ones are the fastest, red ones are the sexiest, and the green ones look best dirty.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:16 PM   #19288
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If they must be segregated, then generally speaking, the blue ones are the fastest, red ones are the sexiest, and the green ones look best dirty.
And the Black ones are the best all-arounders!
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:34 PM   #19289
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Welcome! What do you want to do with your bike? This thread's seen Scramblers do everything from round-the-world trips to races. Some people like carbs, because they're easier to work on in third-world countries. Some people like FI because it's more reliable when going from sea level to altitude, without needing to re-jet. But for general around town, day/weekend trips, honestly the bikes of all years have been good and reliable.

If they must be segregated, then generally speaking, the blue ones are the fastest, red ones are the sexiest, and the green ones look best dirty.

Love it since mine is blue/white! My XC is matte green and it does look good dirty!
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Love it since mine is blue/white! My XC is matte green and it does look good dirty!
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And the Black ones are the best all-arounders!
Can't deny the facts!

Anyways, anyone know how many spare amps are available on the bike? I have a Montana, two GoPros, and maybe thinking about getting a third camera too. Is it possible to have them all powered off the bike at the same time?
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