Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    E-bay, $20 delivered for me, same one.

    Jim :brow
  2. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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  4. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    they retail direct from BBR for $39.95
  5. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    So what are the Scrambler mirror stalks made of, compressed rust? I got my bike in Sept. got caught in rain (turned to snow) once in Oct. and didn't get to wash it because the temp did not get back above freezing. I put it in the camper and hauled it down to the Keys in Dec, felt guilty about seeing rust on them Sunday so I removed them, polished it off and applied 3 coats of wax. On Wed. they were already rusting again! I am sure that I can find replacements that weigh half as much and look OK but the OEM ones aren't much for (chrome) durability.

    On a more fun topic my high beam indicator has been "intermittent" of late. A good incentive to check out the LED "upgrade" as I see it!


    Bruce
  6. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    Sure ain't Sheffield Steel. But what the hell.
    Things age at various speeds. My eyes have started to give me the shits, (can't read topography maps very well these days, even got a magnifying glass hanging round for company):rofl
    Point is, adapt and smile. Thats the Scrambler way.:norton


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  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Just to help your decision, I replaced mine before they went rusty with some of these http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/product_info.php?products_id=9474 They work really well and, if you remember to fold them in before the tricky bits, survive a crash. However, the stems on these have gone rust coloured as well. Made it Italy, might explain it.
  8. mgibson61611

    mgibson61611 Adventurer

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    Sorry if this is inappropriate to post!

    Can anyone provide good insight as to where I'd do best posting my bike for sale?

    2008 Triumph 900 Scrambler

    Tangerine & Aluminum Silver two-tone; chrome, polished/lacquered engine side covers (replaces stock black covers); cross-bar & pad; chrome chain guard & cam cover; solo gel-seat w/rack; headlight screen; skid plate; center-stand; ‘retro’ tail lamp & turn indicator kit; handlebar risers; new rear tire (front ~60% remaining); 7100 miles. Warranty until June 2011 (was a factory rep demo, placed in service June 2009). Central Illinois

    Thanks in advance for your insights!

    Mark Gibson
    badabingboat@comcast.net
  9. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    You can sell it HERE. The ADVrider fleamarket for bikes.
  10. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    Similar to blacktiger but not quite, I got the KTM folding mirrors from a vendor here at ADV. Much lighter, they fold up and give me a good view behind.

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  11. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    Not truly my thing, but might as well share

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  12. trustme

    trustme Been here awhile

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    Sharing's good,

    would you mind explaining that to my kids:wink: :wink:


    You could share a little more info on the story behind that little treasure trove
  13. Wario_CZ

    Wario_CZ Adventurer

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    cool bike:super
  14. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Been here awhile

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    It seems that the two big threads are the Transalp, V-Strom picture thread and Scrambler threads but the Scrambler thread was started in April 2006, both of the others in 2004 and 2005 so they have a handy head start! Seems to me that the humble Scrambler, so often overlooked by "those in the know" has the wood on the rest. The other notible thread to make over a million views in recent times is the original F800GS/F650GS thread which contains a lot of speculation and monkey spanking over the then yet to be released models but is now buried back on page 7.
  15. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Ah, yes but while we have everything scrambler in one thread they have a thread for each and every part (i.e. problem) of the bike. I don't know which would be more challenging, finding something specific in "our" thread or trying to search all of theirs?


    Bruce
  16. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I will have to check out those options. I have never been much of a pollish and wax guy, it was a dissapointment to actually put in the time/effort for so little result.


    Bruce
  17. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    Been researching luggage & the Andy Strapz panniers are tempting. Does anyone know if the the Triumph number board kit would be good for keeping the panniers off the wheels etc? Or would I have to get some kind of frames made up?

  18. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    You are on an island where it is warm all the time - what the heck do you have to haul? :lol3
  19. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    swimsuits & towels obv. Plus 5000 gold kruggerands to buy a burger for lunch when we stop.
  20. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Hello everybody, just bought a Scrambler an this forum rules. I have a Thrux but if it will bike choice nr 1 remains to see. I hope I can post some nice pictures with a story from up-north.

    Best

    Henry II