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Old 07-12-2011, 05:12 PM   #13366
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Triumph Scrambler on Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route ride report :http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post16379449


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Old 07-12-2011, 06:46 PM   #13367
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Good job scramblase!
I have had my feet knocked off my pegs on my Scrambler too, at the Hole in the ground crater in Or. Yup it hurts...


I am doing the OBDR next week. We'll see how much snow has melted.

I will get a verbal beating for this, but I am not using my Scrambler for this ride.
My frame is still busted up from Hells Canyon. Plus I don't want to have to wrestle it around.

Using this... Bring it on!
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:02 PM   #13368
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... I don't want to have to wrestle it around.
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THAT. It's not cut out for any sustained work on the suspension, and simply not the best choice for this stuff. It really beats you up when you ride over anything remotely harsh but the steering response is great for sudden changes to avoid rocks & it's such a total hoot to throttle over stuff with (keep on that throttle!! )

You'll have a blast next week w/ your bike selection. The snow we encountered was melting quickly, there were 3 channels the water had cut in the trail as it was melting, and the flow was pretty constant

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Old 07-13-2011, 12:38 AM   #13369
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davorallyfan,

Those are Carrozzerias for a Bonneville. Had to go with a 18 inch front. I think now all their fronts are 17. I didn't want to have to deal with tubes and most of my "off road riding" is gravel forest roads.

Bill
Thanks for that - shame they are all 17inch. The wheels are a bit agricultural on my 06. Stock rims are heavy and spokes weak. I've lock wired all my rear spokes after breaking a few. The rims are strong steel bastards. I think lighter ally rims would make it even more pleasant. So Im looking about. Done almost 60,000km on mine - the engine is a pearler and reliable as a brick.


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Old 07-13-2011, 02:39 AM   #13370
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The Harrison front set-up is sterling stuff.
Need to be a little careful off-road tho...
Have you got any pictures of the bike in the last couple of months?
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:44 AM   #13371
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Triumph/Arrow should send a pic with install instructions showing the retainer springs parallel vs in the V shape when the pipes are backwards.
Easy visual once you know the pipes can be mounted two ways...

And yes my dealer mounted them backwards. They hated me telling them that...
Is there any functional reason to mount them backwards? Any reason not to mount them backwards? I see this done quite often.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:01 AM   #13372
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Is there any functional reason to mount them backwards? Any reason not to mount them backwards? I see this done quite often.
Not that I know of. Maybe you can start a new trend!

Aesthetics of the pipes crossing out as stock with better curves and the spring arrangement looking cleaner is the main reason to run them in a stock crossover.

A lot of inattentive dealers is the main reason. It is surprising they fit right and wrong.
Funny there is actually more clearance to the factory crash bars when the pipes are reversed.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:17 PM   #13373
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Is there any functional reason to mount them backwards? Any reason not to mount them backwards? I see this done quite often.
The line of the pipe Front to Back dosn't run so straght when the headers are wrong, and you have to force the fixing bolts to line-up with the frame holes. The springs only just hook on after really forcing them, the whole thing just looks wrong, and is ill-fitting ! (I know 'cos I started putting mine on wrong 'til it was getting to look shite !).

After fitting it myself, I rode it down to the dealer for the re-tune download - which is necessary, to make it run correctly. (EFI)

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Old 07-15-2011, 06:38 AM   #13374
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800 k on the first day!

I picked up my new scrambler, and rode 800 kilometers the first day, what a beauty! Puebla to Palenque. Freezing morning rain, fog, heavy noon rain, scorching sun, I am glad i got the scrambler, cause some of the more congested toll roads look like a dirt track during the rainy season! (México City-Veracruz). Highway patrol followed me for a while... just to check the ride out!
I am so beat up, but happy.
Some of the pipe crome is already turning orange. Oh well!
ready for the first oil change, and to keep riding it!

Man, do those pipe guards get hot! specially right after you park it and there is no wind running between them!
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:35 AM   #13375
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Backroads, I have to admit, when I first glanced at that photo I thought "that's an interesting backrest he has on the rear seat!" Then I took a sip of my coffee and woke up.

Green Scramblers are the best looking ones. Nice one!
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:18 PM   #13376
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Crabs get everywhere

Just got into camp and what do I find but a bloody Sea King courtesy of Crab Air.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:42 PM   #13377
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You mounted the Renntech rack backwards?
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:51 PM   #13378
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You mounted the Renntech rack backwards?
Looks like a good way, working with the solo seat...

And nice bike ajs. I like the green tail section.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #13379
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Just got into camp and what do I find but a bloody Sea King courtesy of Crab Air.
Hmm, looks to me like a Ventura rack mounted as the rider chose. With the Ventura you can mount them either way.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:03 AM   #13380
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Hmm, looks to me like a Ventura rack mounted as the rider chose. With the Ventura you can mount them either way.
You're right Blumtnman, because the solo seat rack is very heavy & very weak. I like the look as well with the sports pack most of the time.

I got a paint mixing place to get as closest match as possible for the tail section. It's close, but no cigar!!
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