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Old 02-12-2008, 05:52 PM   #721
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Red, looks wonderfully warm and lush compared to where I've been riding mine here in Washington state!





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Old 02-12-2008, 06:27 PM   #722
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Spot on Dave, on the way to wombeyan

Looks bloody cold Guy!

It did start to rain on me shortly after i took that picture though.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:16 PM   #723
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Thumb Scrambler Power Upgrades

I have a Bonnie with the 904 Big Bore and CR35 Racing Carbs. Dynoed at 73 HP if you are interested. The scrambler is a different cam design however.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:34 AM   #724
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Thanks RED...Next question then

Red,

If the 08's are fuel injected, how do people feel about the change? For instance, on the KTM 950 to 990 change to fuel injection it was seen as a big improvement as carb maintenance was a huge issue.


Is there an expected "great improvement" on the Scram's going from carb to Fuel injection? What is Triumph's history with Fuel injection systems? Good, Bad?

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Old 02-13-2008, 12:16 PM   #725
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Carbs for me

One of the reasons I sold my sprint a got the scram was so I got a bike with carbs.Carbs are reliable, easy to service & easy to fix. You dont need to hook up to a computer to remap,You will probably be able to make a repair out in the boondocks which is hard to do with FI
Having said that , emmision regs seem to be killing off carbs & the Triumph FI on seems to work pretty well & is very reliable
FI can tend to operate a bit like a light switch at low revs,possibly a twin cylinder problem. I found the 990 quite disconcerting to ride at low speed , there just did not seem to be any finesse to small throttle openings at low speed & I can understand why that bikes owner uses his KLR 650 on dirt roads , it is an easier bike to ride

I wait with interest to see if FI on the scram gives the same type of gentle throttle response at low revs that carbs give but have not seen any feedback

I like carbs it is simple tried true & tested technology that works bloody well & that appeals to a techno dummy like me
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:29 PM   #726
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Will probaly get better MPG on FI. Power figures appear to be pretty much the same. On Triumphrat site a lot of guys do quite major work to the air filters , air box , carbs etc to boost performance , I suspect things will not be so simple with FI
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:48 PM   #727
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I'm with trustme on both of his posts. FWIW, my carbed bike has worked perfectly in all kinds of temperatures and from sea level up to 10K+ feet elevaton. Nothing against FI, but so far no problems with the carbs either.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:14 PM   #728
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I agree with these comments too. I'm sure the FI will be great however I love the simplicity of carbs. Other than that I don't see it having a huge impact on the bike.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:14 PM   #729
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Tail Bag for scrambler

I would like to get a Tail bag for my scrambler for those short trips, and around town. Wolfmann and Ortlieb make some ok looking products but i am open to other ideas. Any thoughts or recommendations? Mainly I am concerned about heat from the pipes burning the material. Ideally it would be a roll top closure and water proof.(I'm not a fan of rain covers)
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:23 PM   #730
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Mud, I use an oxford tail pack. Straps just hook under the seat and there are no issues with heat. I don't have any pics of it on the bike but it's pretty much like this.

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:48 PM   #731
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quick update guys. 9days into the ride, and the scrambler is purring.
It's engine braking has been invalueable on the steep loose rocky passes.
For those who wish to challenge their scrambler, riding some of the sth island passes is for you.
Gotta go. Running out of time online in Cromwell.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:09 PM   #732
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Gee whiz. For that price, you could have someone fabricate brackets (or modify Hepco & Becker brackets, which would be a piece of cake) and just use H&B aluminum cases. Oh, and you'd save about $700 in the process.
I just put in an inquiry with them about whether my H&B cases will fit in the Metal Mule frame. If so, even if it's crazy expensive, I'm going to consider getting it.

My custom frame is really heavy and only fits with my one-up seat. I'd like to be able to have a second rider without an ordeal to unmount the luggage frame.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:20 PM   #733
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:13 AM   #734
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OK! So what is the practical technical difference between the '06 silver engine cases and the '07 and '08 black engine cases...other than the obvious, one is silver the other black...
Keep in ming that the 2008 models in the USA are still carbed. They will probably switch the US models in 2009.

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Old 02-14-2008, 01:41 PM   #735
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Here's my Scrambler I'm gonna take up the west coast of California. I've changed a few things, but desperately need to take care of the wind factor, as a recent trip made me want to sell it for that reason.







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