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Old 02-06-2010, 12:53 PM   #7516
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Thanks for Mirror replies

I will have to check out those options. I have never been much of a pollish and wax guy, it was a dissapointment to actually put in the time/effort for so little result.


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Old 02-06-2010, 06:56 PM   #7517
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Been researching luggage & the Andy Strapz panniers are tempting. Does anyone know if the the Triumph number board kit would be good for keeping the panniers off the wheels etc? Or would I have to get some kind of frames made up?

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:01 PM   #7518
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Been researching luggage & the Andy Strapz panniers are tempting. Does anyone know if the the Triumph number board kit would be good for keeping the panniers off the wheels etc? Or would I have to get some kind of frames made up?
You are on an island where it is warm all the time - what the heck do you have to haul?
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:55 AM   #7519
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You are on an island where it is warm all the time - what the heck do you have to haul?
swimsuits & towels obv. Plus 5000 gold kruggerands to buy a burger for lunch when we stop.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:09 AM   #7520
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Hello from Norway

Hello everybody, just bought a Scrambler an this forum rules. I have a Thrux but if it will bike choice nr 1 remains to see. I hope I can post some nice pictures with a story from up-north.

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:22 AM   #7521
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So what are the Scrambler mirror stalks made of, compressed rust? I got my bike in Sept. got caught in rain (turned to snow) once in Oct. and didn't get to wash it because the temp did not get back above freezing. I put it in the camper and hauled it down to the Keys in Dec, felt guilty about seeing rust on them Sunday so I removed them, polished it off and applied 3 coats of wax. On Wed. they were already rusting again! I am sure that I can find replacements that weigh half as much and look OK but the OEM ones aren't much for (chrome) durability.

On a more fun topic my high beam indicator has been "intermittent" of late. A good incentive to check out the LED "upgrade" as I see it!


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I experienced quite a bit of rust on my wheel rims with the chrome lifting in a number of spots. Triumph was quick to send out two new rims and and install them. Have you tried the warranty route? is that even an option for you?

Even if you go with after market parts, it is nice to have the option to return your Scrambler to stock. (for when they become "highly collectible")
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:20 AM   #7522
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I have to go to the store for a flower pot today (I was thinking of cutting up the recycling bin...no..no...bad krahe), I was looking (ok oggling...) the bike the other day when I noticed a buildup of fine sediment on the forward side of the crossover exhaust header just under the oil cooler. Apparently the front wheel throws really fine grit on the exhaust header where it bakes on looking like a large patch of rust. I also noticed a single spoke on the front wheel that had rust near the rim. An hour later and turtle wax, chrome polish, and armor all and everything looked fine except for the rusty spoke. I plan to block the area under the oil cooler between the frame so I dont get all that sand and grit all over the engine, its an issue living in the middle of the desert.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:23 AM   #7523
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Hello everybody, just bought a Scrambler an this forum rules. I have a Thrux but if it will bike choice nr 1 remains to see. I hope I can post some nice pictures with a story from up-north.

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Welcome Henry II! Hope to see photos of your bike in a beautiful country!
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:25 AM   #7524
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Hello everybody, just bought a Scrambler an this forum rules. I have a Thrux but if it will bike choice nr 1 remains to see. I hope I can post some nice pictures with a story from up-north.

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Henry II

I would love to hear a side by side comparison of the Thrux to the Scrambler when you have ridden the Scrambler for a while. I am wondering what difference the cranks make.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:25 AM   #7525
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I have to go to the store for a flower pot today (I was thinking of cutting up the recycling bin...no..no...bad krahe),

The rains are taking a break today, so heading out to see if my flower pot still is in working order! I knew I shoulda patented that idea.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:52 PM   #7526
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Had a nice little run-about with the lads here in Phoenix yesterday. Met-up, kicked tires, ran to the top of Southg Mountain, kicked tires, raced down, kicked tires, then off to the shop for free burgers and tire kicking! All-in all great day. Cheers to the lads at the shop for good eats (http://www.triumphsuperstore.net/)
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:39 AM   #7527
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handguards

Is anyone using aluminum handguards with the plastic wind deflectors? What brand will fit the Scrambler? I haven't taken delivery of my new bike yet so I don't know what special installation proceedures will be needed with the bar ends in mind.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:15 AM   #7528
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Thirumph Chrome


Thirumph rust strikes again. I have an 04 Bonnie engine chromed out with Triumph optional covers. They still look like new. Thialand factorys need to be watched closely or Thriumph will be sorry they ever started using them.
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So what are the Scrambler mirror stalks made of, compressed rust? I got my bike in Sept. got caught in rain (turned to snow) once in Oct. and didn't get to wash it because the temp did not get back above freezing. I put it in the camper and hauled it down to the Keys in Dec, felt guilty about seeing rust on them Sunday so I removed them, polished it off and applied 3 coats of wax. On Wed. they were already rusting again! I am sure that I can find replacements that weigh half as much and look OK but the OEM ones aren't much for (chrome) durability.

On a more fun topic my high beam indicator has been "intermittent" of late. A good incentive to check out the LED "upgrade" as I see it!


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Old 02-08-2010, 08:26 AM   #7529
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Here is my 06 Scrambler. Jet-Hot Coatings Ceramic coated exhaust headers are coated inside and out. Many colors are available but this is the most popular called Sterling Silver. It looks like polished aluminum.
For you guys with blacked out engines they offer a matte black that looks great.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:50 AM   #7530
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arewethereyet, Looks like you had a good time, thanks for the pic's.
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