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Old 05-08-2008, 10:42 AM   #1441
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Why would Triumph go through the hassle of 2 different models?

*It just seems like you are posting alot more than usual, not a bad thing.
just a guess, but probably because they need to be re certified EPA compliant, which is expensive and time consuming. Just as well. Let the Euros sort out the EFI and buy the Mark IV version when they finally bring it over ;-)
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:00 PM   #1442
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I intentionally selected a 2007 for this reason. The US 2008s are NOT EFI, however, they have the same tank as the EFI Euro models. This tank is a bit larger to accomodate the EFI pump, but serves no purpose in the US model, and does not offer greater capacity.

So...buy a 2007 model before June, and get $1000 off.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:06 PM   #1443
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Is your Scrambler fuel injected?
Nope both are carb'd. The Scrambler is actually a leftover 06, Jodie's Bonnie is a new 08 but the only bikes to get FI here in Canada were the cruisers: Speedmaster and America. I think they're all supposed to be FI next year. I couldn't care less, carbs work fine for me, and neither bike seems cold blooded like our carb'd Suzuki DRs.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:39 PM   #1444
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vintage leather bag for scrambler

Does anyone know of any cool looking vintage leather bags that can be mounted on the left side of the scrambler. Im looking to mount 1 bag nothing to big just a slender vintage looking bag.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:41 PM   #1445
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The EFI Scrambler isn't here yet either - but I have done plenty of saddle time on the other 270 cranks and it ain't rocket science to draw the conclusion.

It's a smoother motor with efi - like really smooth engine for a twin - and power outputs are now virtually the same 270 v 360.

Once existing stocks are cleared they will all be EFI. They are the same price here too.
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:25 PM   #1446
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Does anyone know of any cool looking vintage leather bags that can be mounted on the left side of the scrambler. Im looking to mount 1 bag nothing to big just a slender vintage looking bag.
What about the Triumph Leather City bag, just get the left hand bag part # A9528024, or search Accessories on the Triumph site.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #1447
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Rear Caliper Bracket - Prototype

Just finished the prototype made out of steel mounting OE rear caliper.



Presently testing the braking characteristics in this configuration.
Nothing untoward so far.
Also, if the OE brakeline is long enough - it appears to be.

When satisfied will have the bracket milled from high-grade aluminium billet.
Will also look into aesthetic & functional design issues!

Now, no further need for centre stand protection - Hooray!!!

Just a word on the OE front disc.
Like many others it has warped.
Just changed to an EBC semi-floater and it works like a treat.
Especially with the Harrison Billet-6.
Highly recommended.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:37 AM   #1448
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Nice! That low-slung rear caliper has always seemed like a weak point, just waiting to get smacked on a big rock! Please keep us updated as the test goes along!

Regards, Guy
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:08 AM   #1449
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Nice! That low-slung rear caliper has always seemed like a weak point, just waiting to get smacked on a big rock! Please keep us updated as the test goes along!

Regards, Guy
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:22 AM   #1450
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:15 PM   #1451
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I'd be interested in one of those............................
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:26 PM   #1452
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How do you bleed it?

Remove the caliper?
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:18 PM   #1453
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Not particularly dificult if you use a vacuum bleeder,
but you can dismount it and bleed it if you can be bothered.

I have looked at other calipers -possibly with only one piston-
as the OE IMHO is rather "wooden" and without a progressive feel
that easily locks up.
But I want to keep the solution as simple & affordable as possible,
which using the OE caliper allows.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:15 AM   #1454
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Agree, I've locked up the rear brake several times - it doesn't take much effort to do so. Rhodie - tackling this problem, re-mounting that rear brake up higher - is taking on one of the biggest problems with the Scram as an adventure bike. It's really the only thing I note that makes me uneasy about using the bike on rough stuff.

Perhaps we can tempt someone into producing a rear-brake relocator kit?
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:26 PM   #1455
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What are you guys doing for helmet locks on the Scrammy? I'm partial to the Helmet Guardian but it looks like it might not fit between the Scrambler's turn signals.
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