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Old 07-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #13471
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Another question to the Scrambler owners out there about longevity, how many high mileage Scrams are out there? I looked at one a few days ago (didnt get to ride it) and it had about 18000 miles on it same as my Uly and I was thinking I havnt seen one with high mileage. Can I expect 50,000+ miles out of one?
My bike was used for commuting nearly every day of her life, and at 30K was the valves were still in spec, the compression was near the top of the specs, there was less than 5% leak-down, and I had found nearly 20 extra hp without touching the motor it's self. And all this was on a bike that spent most of the time WFO. I did have to put a new clutch, pressure plate and oil pump gear in at 30K but that is alot of miles for a clutch considering how hard I pushed it. These bikes take alot of abuse and alot of miles and they just don't break.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #13472
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I will report back with some dyno figures in a couple of weeks. Griz

I cant wait to see what kind of horsepower you get out of those mods. Please keep us updated!
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:09 AM   #13473
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Another question to the Scrambler owners out there about longevity, how many high mileage Scrams are out there? I looked at one a few days ago (didnt get to ride it) and it had about 18000 miles on it same as my Uly and I was thinking I havnt seen one with high mileage. Can I expect 50,000+ miles out of one?
30k miles on my 06. Only issue has been rusty fuel tank.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:14 AM   #13474
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They got back to me right away.

The email said:

Street Tracker Series w/dual rate (chrome) sprongs @ $569/pair. Also available with black springs @ $519/pair. Optional billet aluminum appearance cups are available for top or bottom at $65/pair.



It really did say "sprongs"! LOL

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"sprongs!" thanks for the quick reply, as opposed to mine. And the ensuing input from others. Certainly ain't short of choices...
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:06 AM   #13475
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Sorry to break this important thread on Norway but I'm excited! I rode the Scram yesterday for the first time since we installed the TPUSA 994 billet barrel kit, Carrillo rods and enlarged and flowed throttle bodies. I have bolted the headlight, rear mudguard, blinkers mirrors etc back on so I can do a couple of Sunday road rides to run the motor in before we set the air/fuel ratios in the dyno room. Although I was careful on the throttle for the first 10kays or so curiosity got the better of me so I briefly ran it up the revs once or twice... as you do! Felt good and strong through the seat of the pants and reved out real quick but we will know what we've got in a couple of weeks when we get it on the dyno. I'll post some more pics on this post tomorrow.

Picture quality not good but this is the bike with some of the road gear fitted. Went for an early morning ride this morning before work and am very impressed with the extra grunt from the motor. The fuelling seems OK with no glitches but after the "carbie" mods it is bound to need some air/fuel adjustments made. I will report back with some dyno figures in a couple of weeks. Griz
You pushin' for 100hp?

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Old 07-29-2011, 11:56 AM   #13476
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2009 Scrambler

Hi,
I am contemplating pulling the trigger on a new 2009 Scrambler. It looks like the major mechanical change
for the Scrambler was in 2008 with EFI. Are there any known issues with the 2009, or have there been any
other major changes since?

The dealer is quoting $7000 U.S. with $0 delivery. Does this seem reasonable for a new 2009?

Thanks for any information,
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:37 PM   #13477
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Let's see... Yes. $7000 w/$0 delivery is definitely a good price for a new '09.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:56 PM   #13478
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Hi,
I am contemplating pulling the trigger on a new 2009 Scrambler. It looks like the major mechanical change
for the Scrambler was in 2008 with EFI. Are there any known issues with the 2009, or have there been any
other major changes since?

The dealer is quoting $7000 U.S. with $0 delivery. Does this seem reasonable for a new 2009?

Thanks for any information,
Cheers


Is it a brand new bike with 0 miles? As long as it has a full warranty it seems like a good deal.

I 'm surprised there are any new 09's left . When I was looking for a new one in late 2009 the dealer could not find one and said I would have to wait for the 2010's to hit the showroom.

There have been a few new 2010's on Ebay for around $7000 but you still would have to pay delivery.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:00 PM   #13479
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Yeah it had 0 miles, unfortunately they sold it before I got back there doh...
I can't believe they've had the bike that long and sell it the day I found it!

They have one more Scrambler in stock, a new 2010 for $7800 again with no freight charge and the full 2 year warranty.
Still seems like a good deal, I'll probably head back tomorrow!
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:11 PM   #13480
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Shocks

Still looking for shocks. Currently considering the Biturbo's (the wind changed direction). Where is the best place to get these in the states?
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:24 AM   #13481
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Yeah it had 0 miles, unfortunately they sold it before I got back there doh...
I can't believe they've had the bike that long and sell it the day I found it!

They have one more Scrambler in stock, a new 2010 for $7800 again with no freight charge and the full 2 year warranty.
Still seems like a good deal, I'll probably head back tomorrow!
Whereabouts is this dealer?
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:51 AM   #13482
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Yeah it had 0 miles, unfortunately they sold it before I got back there doh...
I can't believe they've had the bike that long and sell it the day I found it!

They have one more Scrambler in stock, a new 2010 for $7800 again with no freight charge and the full 2 year warranty.
Still seems like a good deal, I'll probably head back tomorrow!
Ah... the classic bait n switch.
Take it from a used car dealer... its works every time

"Sorry folks... that one's been sold, but look at his one over here for just a little bit more"
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:58 PM   #13483
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Ah... the classic bait n switch.
Take it from a used car dealer... its works every time

"Sorry folks... that one's been sold, but look at his one over here for just a little bit more"
I'm sure you're right. The 09 was off the floor today, but its probably sitting in the shop in the back...

$7800 minus tax/title for a new '10 still seems like a decent deal. The next closest Triumph dealer to me (~2 hours away) wouldn't go any lower than $8400 minus tax/title. I'll give it one more shot on the '10, and if they play any more games I'll walk away.
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:29 PM   #13484
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custom speedo bracket

I know somewhere I saw a post where someone fabricated a speedometer bracket using the factory Triumph speedometer. I tried a couple different searchs but only found info on swapping to a mini speedo.


Anyone remember this?
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:30 AM   #13485
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