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Old 09-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #10816
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Thats a pretty sweet suicide shifter you got there. Just needs to be a bit longer.
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:43 PM   #10817
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Had 1 fitted , unfortunately it didn't make any difference when mine went down.Seems like the shaft is meant to break if it gets any real load on it, Earwig is probably on to it, you need to modify the gear lever so it snaps before the shaft does
You really woke me up ... if it is true I will think about a wire/string and connecting that damn shift to the frame so it wont turn around. Metal against metal
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:56 PM   #10818
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My gear lever stayed in its standard postion, the bendy toe bit was munted & the lever bent in aginst the case, I bent the lever back out, it moved up & down like normal but would not change gears, bike was stuck in 4th [ I think ]. Got it going rode it to the nearest farm & parked it up .
I guess it was better to snap the shaft than place real load or stress on the gearbox internals.

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Old 09-21-2010, 04:58 PM   #10819
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I don't know who thought to put a metal expansion joint just after the appex of a sweeping on ramp, but they didn't like motorcyclists much. Coming through the bend on a rainy evening I hit the joint and felt both tires let go, but as soon as I hit pavement again the Trail Attacks picked-up where they'd left off like it hadn't happened. I know a couple of us have switched to the Conti's, but they seem to get left out of tire discussions. 8000km in I still have little wear and a lot more confidence on the roads.
Thanks for this info - I will keep them in mind come tire changing time.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:00 PM   #10820
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From what I've read on here there are a few people that have fitted a 140/80 but most of those, I think, did it because you get more tread on the Heidenau K60 in that size than you do on the 130/80. It's what I've just ordered for mine.
As for the 140 Tourance, I personally wouldn't bother because I don't think there's any advantage and you could mess up the sweet handling of these bikes.
Was worried about upsetting the handling, I went from a 120 to a 130 on my XR & that made a lot of difference. The 130 is a taller tyre, better on bumps & higher gearing plus with the wider patch & deeper tread it has lasted longer.

The 130 on the Scrambler feels a little small when 2up & was hoping to improve that side of things.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:45 PM   #10821
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... why not use the Honda CRX shifter? Fits like a glove, costs nothing and saves the show...

Which model does fit, and where can I get one?
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:52 AM   #10822
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Which model does fit, and where can I get one?
I used the Honda XR+CRF 50/70 ccm spare part, made of aluminium (Taiwan), costs about USD 20,-. Its much lighter, slightly shorter (max 1 cm) but my leg doesnt feel much difference. It should be sold everywhere ...
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:44 AM   #10823
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Ok guys ... read this thread over the last few weeks and had a 3 hour test ride ... now my question ... has anyone used a Thruxton to make a scram as 10bhp more seems a lot and i want to change the pipes and paint anyway
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:31 AM   #10824
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Ok guys ... read this thread over the last few weeks and had a 3 hour test ride ... now my question ... has anyone used a Thruxton to make a scram as 10bhp more seems a lot and i want to change the pipes and paint anyway
You can get that 10bhp (and more) with a few mods.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:45 AM   #10825
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Ok guys ... read this thread over the last few weeks and had a 3 hour test ride ... now my question ... has anyone used a Thruxton to make a scram as 10bhp more seems a lot and i want to change the pipes and paint anyway
Scrambler is not that much about horsepower (and as Chris said you may get it anyway) but it is mainly about the crankshaft which gives the character to the engine. Scrammies have 270 (more like V2 engine) and Thruxtons should have a 360 crankshaft ... I hope Im not mistaken
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:00 AM   #10826
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You can get that 10bhp (and more) with a few mods.
Hi Chris
What sort of mods are you talking about and roughly how much ?

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Old 09-22-2010, 05:57 AM   #10827
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G'day - lurked here for some time with my trusty '89 Transalp, soaking up the great knowledge.

Thanks to this thread and the riders wrenchers and writers herein, bit the bullet today. 2008 model with coupla farkles and 483 km on the clock.

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Old 09-22-2010, 06:30 AM   #10828
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I have the Thruxton and the Scram, both standard tune. The Thruxton is quite a bit quicker but the low speed torque is nowhere near as good as the Scram. The scram is much nicer to ride around narrow country lanes without lots of gear changing and the Thruxton is great on twisty A roads. It all depends on how and where you want to ride.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:49 AM   #10829
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Was worried about upsetting the handling, I went from a 120 to a 130 on my XR & that made a lot of difference. The 130 is a taller tyre, better on bumps & higher gearing plus with the wider patch & deeper tread it has lasted longer.

The 130 on the Scrambler feels a little small when 2up & was hoping to improve that side of things.
I'm using a 140 Heidenau K60 on the rear and I haven't noticed any negative effects. So far, so good. Handling feels the same as with the 130. I keep seeing people get 10K out of the 140/150 rear K60's and I don't see why the same wouldn't be true on the Scrambler. Here's a 150 with 8700miles on it.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:05 AM   #10830
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Ok guys ... read this thread over the last few weeks and had a 3 hour test ride ... now my question ... has anyone used a Thruxton to make a scram as 10bhp more seems a lot and i want to change the pipes and paint anyway
The other replies above are correct. The Scram and Thrux are different beasts. You can easily squeeze 10 more horses out of the Scrambler. You'll find more reading on performance mods over at TriumphRat.net and NewBonnevilleRiders.com. Some of the performance improvements can be had for little or nothing. Or, you can spend almost the cost of a new machine if you just have to have a 100+hp Scrambler.

It's true, these Triumphs can benefit from a little more power but the best improvements are an improved suspension and better tires. My suggestion is to start there and do a lot of reading/research about adding more hp.
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