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Old 07-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Triumph scrambler hacked?

Anyone hack a newer Triumph scrambler?
Any opinions, ideas, advice, bad idea,enough power, torque ???

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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Anyone hack a newer Triumph scrambler?
Any opinions, ideas, advice, bad idea,enough power, torque ???

Thanks...
Yes. Had Jay at DMC hack my 2013 Scrambler. Can't post pics here, (but I have posted some pics over at CURD forum). Depends on what you what to do with it. I wanted something for camping with the dogs. The power is sufficient to roll down the hwy. at speed, but like all boxed vehicles, headwind is a speed reduction factor. The Scrambler provides enough torque, but like some people more power is better. I like what Jay did. Very nice hack. That being said, the way the hack bottom brackets are installed and the way the triple tree raked out the front fork, cuts away some ground clearance. About one and a quarter inch.
I don't have any regrets when I see that my dogs are enjoying it. Hopes this helps.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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Yes. Had Jay at DMC hack my 2013 Scrambler. Can't post pics here, (but I have posted some pics over at CURD forum). Depends on what you what to do with it. I wanted something for camping with the dogs. The power is sufficient to roll down the hwy. at speed, but like all boxed vehicles, headwind is a speed reduction factor. The Scrambler provides enough torque, but like some people more power is better. I like what Jay did. Very nice hack. That being said, the way the hack bottom brackets are installed and the way the triple tree raked out the front fork, cuts away some ground clearance. About one and a quarter inch.
I don't have any regrets when I see that my dogs are enjoying it. Hopes this helps.
What hack did you put on?

Think a different hack would get you the ground clearance?

Happy with the handling?

Riding a ural now so the triumph probably seem like a powerhouse..
Thank for the info....
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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Send Motoblag a PM. He has a Scrambler/Velorex combo.

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:32 AM   #5
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Anyone hack a newer Triumph scrambler?...
This couple from New Mexico are well traveled on their Scrambler/Velorex rig, and they rode right along with Ural rigs on East Texas county dirt roads during the 2012 Caddo Lake sidecar rally:

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
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I had a Ural too. 2 to be precise. Tough as nails those Urals, but a tad too slow. Took a lot of long trips with the Patrol and never had any serious problems.
The sidecar is a M72D, (the one that looks like the Ural's), and the clearance has nothing to do with the sidecar, (a lot of clearance), but the bottom mounting brackets. Jay made sure the sidecar was attached securely. He came across and under both bottom frame rails of the Scrambler and secured the hack to both the right and left frame rail. Very secure. No welding. The brake line to the sidecar is a quick release, (attached to bike's rear brake line), and the electrical is a plug, so you can detach the sidecar from the bike without any problems. The handling is very good. So far going down the road at speed hasn't been an issue. I've cruised at 70 very smoothly. No problems. I have experience slow speed wobble, ( less than 10 MPH), but not an issue if you're ready for it, (had the same thing happen to me with the Ural, even with the steering dampener adjusted). There are a few things I've read about how to solve this, but haven't try them yet.
Again, hope this helps.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:51 AM   #7
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For what it is worth, We have made a new front lower mount design that does not cut into any of the ground clearance. Every thing is still 100% bolt on. We have a batch of the triple tree's in the works that should be done in about 3 weeks, all but one of this batch is sold.
We do a lot of the Triumphs, we have two new T-100's in the shop right now.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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For what it is worth, We have made a new front lower mount design that does not cut into any of the ground clearance. Every thing is still 100% bolt on. We have a batch of the triple tree's in the works that should be done in about 3 weeks, all but one of this batch is sold.
We do a lot of the Triumphs, we have two new T-100's in the shop right now.
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Do you have any pics of this new front mount on a Triumph Classic? Please post if you do. Might want to change ours out if this is better.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:59 PM   #9
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Send Motoblag a PM. He has a Scrambler/Velorex combo.

http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=79384
I've responded to his post in the Scrambler thread in Beasts.

Also the Velorex has been gone for a while, replaced with a Dauntless tub.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:46 AM   #10
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This was down at Sipapu last year, pretty sure it is the same rig as above.





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Old 08-01-2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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Mileage?

what sort of fuel economy, range from a tank are you guys getting with the hacked scramblers? Matt, did you see a drop in mileage when you switched from the Velorex to the DMC?
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #12
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what sort of fuel economy, range from a tank are you guys getting with the hacked scramblers? Matt, did you see a drop in mileage when you switched from the Velorex to the DMC?
I'm pulling in the 30's with a hacked Bonnie. Normally around 33mpg.

Plenty of power and all day comfort. I ride it more than any bike we own. If it were to get stolen today, I'd be buying another tomorrow. No questions asked.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #13
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I'm pulling in the 30's with a hacked Bonnie. Normally around 33mpg.

Plenty of power and all day comfort. I ride it more than any bike we own. If it were to get stolen today, I'd be buying another tomorrow. No questions asked.
How's first gear,low enough? Did you gear down?
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #14
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Speaking of modern Bonnevilles; what did they do about the spoke problem they were having? A friend has an '07 I can get for a very reasonable price, but it has a broken spoke right now (and I wonder how long till more break?)
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #15
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How's first gear,low enough? Did you gear down?
1st gear is just fine. No changes in gearing at all.

Also, not a single spoke issue. I haven't run into anyone with that problem yet either.
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