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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
Fixed my fuel economy issue
Good points. I didn't really consider the front wheel as I didn't realize the Bonneville used a different sized front wheel. I'm sure putting on a bench seat would probably increase the ride height and give more space between the butt and foot pegs. And I'm sure there is or will be aftermarket suspension to give just a little bit more height and ground clearance. I wonder how much power could be un-corked by yanking the airbox and going for a more free breathing intake and exhaust like I've done with my '06.
Can anyone suggest a tank bag that looks good and works for my 2009 Scrambler? Just picked up the bike and I'm adding farkles. I'm a BMW guy so I'm used to having a tank bag. Want some suggestions from people that have actually used one on their bike and found it nice to look at and functional taking it on and off when getting gas.
Got some clutch slip for the first time today. Whacked open the throttle in 5th to pass a truck and it was slipping. I've got a big windshield on the bike now which I'm sure doesn't help. Oil is Shell Rotella 5W-40.
How tight is your clutch cable?
Have you installed the Barnett clutch springs yet?
Clutch cable has proper free play. Springs are stock and I was hoping to keep it that way... No clutch slip with just the Dart flyscreen.
Sounds like you know what has to be done already . The good news is that it's cheap and fairly easy.
I don't know so much about looks when it comes to tank bags, but I have a Cortech magnetic tank bag that works just fine on my Scrambler. I can mount it such that it's not over the gas lid, or I can slide it up over the gas lid.
Here it is, mounted on my Scrambler:
Whether you like the looks of it or not is up to you. I just know it works well. Never considered the looks.
Gday folks, I'm looking at a second hand scrambler for sale here in Australia. Its apparently suffered from a failed K&N oil filter (loss of all engine oil!!) in the past few months and been through a warranty repair via the dealership. I hadn't heard of this issue before, has anyone dealt with it? I'm awaiting the paperwork to hear what was exactly done to the bike post oil filter failure, it wasn't catastrophic but I'm hesitant to lay cash down until I know what was done ie. oil pumps etc...
Any info appreciated.
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I have a Wolfman bag on my '06. Sorry, don't remember which one. It has held up well and holds a lot of stuff, zipper expansion and optional straps to carry it like a back pack off the bike.
they sell an optional elastic strap to keep the mounting straps on the tank when the bag is removed. I threaded it a little differently so it also stays on the bike all the time, with or without the tankbag installed.
I had bad luck with the Rotella, switched to a motorcycle specific and problem solved.
I'm gonna agree that rotella may be the culprit. From personal experience I find it breaks down prematurely in higher revving use
Can anyone with a Scrambler post a few pics of the entire front fork boots showing exactly where the breather holes are located...and how many holes there are? Thanks.
Yeah I put it in for easier cold weather starts but it's only been a few hundred miles. Who knows. I do plan to change it when the weather warms up again.
Doesn't matter how the holes are oriented. I try to get them so they're not facing forward but the boots move around a but anyway.
I have two questions:
1. Anyone ride both the 1st gen Scrambler and the new Street Scrambler and can compare the handling?
I just got my 2015, and bought it with less than 900 miles (on the stock tires). I find the handling to be heavy, and anything but neutral. It takes constant pressure on the bars to hold a turn. Last night I replaced the fork springs with the progressive TECs (I just dropped 'em in. No fork oil changes) and the shocks with those inexpensive TEC remote reservoir shocks. I took my first ride on them today, and I didn't notice any difference. Is that just how a Scrambler steers?
2. Does anyone have a pair of Triumph bar weights they'll sell me? My bike came with handguards and I removed them.
I have some laying around from a couple of different Japanese bikes, but the bolt on the Triumph is a much larger diameter. I'll pay a fair price and throw in some free handgrips.
As far as your first question from my experience id have to say it's a bit of a bear. Check tire pressure often as mine leaks down slowly and it's an absolute pig if they are low. Besides that fresh tires with a nice round profile and my personal preference is wide ass handlebars and beefy wide pegs to put the bike where I want it.
Slightly taller suspension in the rear quickens up the steering nicely. Also the stock tires are shit.
^ ^ ^ Thank you. That helps, at least by confirming my observations. I find she needs a lot of lower body english to steer (which is kind of fun actually). I'll play around a bit with pressures. I had already thought of swapping the tires before they're worn out. I'll probably do that...
Tire pressure was the first thing I thought of too. If you use a cheapo pencil gauge check it with some others as well. A quality gauge is a handy tool to have in the box. A tested pencil gauge goes on the bike.
Also remember that pressure tends to drop over the winter. You've had some cold this year even in Georgia.