Triumph Scrambler

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.

  1. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

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    A guy can only eat so many fire roasted hot dogs before he goes crazy...happy to report the pies stayed dry through two river crossings on the way back to camp

    hard to call Dominos pizza really...but hot damn did they feed a dozen of us for ~$40!
  2. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    Anyone else have trouble finding neutral when the bike is warm or hot? If I come to a stop in gear then try to find neutral, it's super-easy when the bike is cold but as it warms up it becomes harder and harder to get into gear. When the bike is toasty warm sitting in traffic it takes a special boot down from second gear to get into neutral. A pull up from first will always overshoot due to the pressure needed to move the shift lever.

    Clutch lever is adjusted per factory spec. Tried adding more slop than spec, less slop, no change in behavior.

    Does it when filled with Rotella T6, like now, or Amsoil 10w/40 motorcycle oil.
  3. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    Stick to the factory recommended oil since the Scram has a wet clutch. I've never had a problem finding neutral hot/cold using Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w-40.
  4. YdnaT

    YdnaT Have Fun AndyT

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    I've had my scrambler for about 3 months now and I have the same issues. Its not the best gearbox in the world. I thought it would get better with more miles on but no change apart from I have got used to it more but its still a pain.
  5. Dkizerian

    Dkizerian Honky Lips

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    I've got the same issue on mine, 2000 miles or so....
  6. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Good to know. I'll keep at it. Thanks for the reply.
  7. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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    Love it! My mates and I will be doing a trip like that on California's Lost Coast next weekend. Two nights riding an camping up to Fort Bragg. My Throwback brother rides a 2008 Scram. I'll be on my 1978 Yambler (counterfeit!)


    Keep the Faith!
    Throwbacks MC
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  8. scrameville06

    scrameville06 Adventurer

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    Changed my stock 17t sprocket to a 18t and the results are fantastic. Definitely makes better use of the power upgrades and makes hitting the ton up mark easier. Will make highway rides easier here in Colorado with speed limits of 75 which means 80-85. I also need to get a 16t for the planned dirt mountain passes I plan on doing in the near future. Does anyone have any input on the 16t?
  9. ClineDesign

    ClineDesign Grandpa

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    I rode to Hurricane Ridge in northwest Washington state this afternoon.

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  10. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    ^ purdy!
  11. RamesesThe2nd

    RamesesThe2nd n00b

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    Very nice. I chickened out and had mine installed at the dealer. Scrambler without Arrow is just not the same for me. :clap

  12. RamesesThe2nd

    RamesesThe2nd n00b

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    I replaced OEM lights with BC retro lights this weekend. Very happy witht the result.

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  13. Boola-Boola

    Boola-Boola Scramblin' Man

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    Outstanding photo. Would make a stunning poster.
  14. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy Long timer

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    Where might I gain some knowledge on this tool

    Ready a few posts ago that it is a useful ECU diagnostic and tuning tool for FI equipped Triumphs

    Thanks and regards

    :clap
  15. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    I went out riding with Tom Niemela yesterday and he took this photo

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  16. bighead3

    bighead3 Adventurer

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    ^Nice photo!!
  17. msandhu413

    msandhu413 n00b

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    Hello All !

    Awesome pics on the thread !! Got myself the 2014 Scrambler, as well – blue (will post pics, soon). Was in market for used one but didn’t find many for sale, which is usually not the case for bikes here in California …………… but not for Scrambler; which I guess is a good thing. Wish it was little lighter but once on it, it's totally very controllable and just perfect for its persona.

    Anyways, need little help. I will be installing the Arrow 2 - 1 exhaust and also will tune ecu, as well. I have already order the cable. The heat shields and headers are at shop for[​IMG] ceramic coating. Now, which map hex file should I download and use to re-map the ecu tune. Is the following one correct one (20514Map.hex OEM) from http://www.tomhamburg.net/Twin_OEM_Tune_list.html :

    20514Map.hex OEM md5checksum - Use with Arrow 2-1 system, LCD odometer. Fuel up to E10. Minimum 91 RON (87 RON/MON) fuel Replaces the 20454

    Thank you. Mac

    (And any other must modification, I should consider at this point … I’m not looking for more power )is "20514Map.hex" correct and latest map i need to use with arrow exhaust??
  18. Kiwi Mo

    Kiwi Mo Been here awhile

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    I have 2 questions

    1=I'm looking at doing the valve clearance check this week.

    I have been looking at shim kits and there seem to be more than 1 option out there.
    If I bought a kit which one or are they all pretty much the same quality/hardness etc.

    I have heard the V-Max shims are the same size.?

    2= Those back lash pins. Would a simple bolt do the job? I do know there are 2 sizes of holes and was thinking there is only 2mm difference.
  19. Blinky03

    Blinky03 Adventurer

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    Suggest you wait until you know what size shims you need before you buy any - you can get them individually, some Honda shims are the correct size as well - they are all the same quality

    Send your address and I will post you a pin
  20. Kiwi Mo

    Kiwi Mo Been here awhile

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    Blinky03. Will do and thank you very much.