Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Mud Lightspeed

    Mud Lightspeed Been here awhile

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    I experienced quite a bit of rust on my wheel rims with the chrome lifting in a number of spots. Triumph was quick to send out two new rims and and install them. Have you tried the warranty route?:deal is that even an option for you?

    Even if you go with after market parts, it is nice to have the option to return your Scrambler to stock. (for when they become "highly collectible")
  2. Krahe

    Krahe Been here awhile

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    I have to go to the store for a flower pot today (I was thinking of cutting up the recycling bin...no..no...bad krahe), I was looking (ok oggling...) the bike the other day when I noticed a buildup of fine sediment on the forward side of the crossover exhaust header just under the oil cooler. Apparently the front wheel throws really fine grit on the exhaust header where it bakes on looking like a large patch of rust. I also noticed a single spoke on the front wheel that had rust near the rim. An hour later and turtle wax, chrome polish, and armor all and everything looked fine except for the rusty spoke. I plan to block the area under the oil cooler between the frame so I dont get all that sand and grit all over the engine, its an issue living in the middle of the desert. :2cry
  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Welcome Henry II! Hope to see photos of your bike in a beautiful country!
  4. Krahe

    Krahe Been here awhile

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    I would love to hear a side by side comparison of the Thrux to the Scrambler when you have ridden the Scrambler for a while. :thumb I am wondering what difference the cranks make.
  5. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    The rains are taking a break today, so heading out to see if my flower pot still is in working order! :D I knew I shoulda patented that idea. :lol3
  6. arewethereyet

    arewethereyet Adventurer

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    Had a nice little run-about with the lads here in Phoenix yesterday. Met-up, kicked tires, ran to the top of Southg Mountain, kicked tires, raced down, kicked tires, then off to the shop for free burgers and tire kicking! All-in all great day. Cheers to the lads at the shop for good eats (http://www.triumphsuperstore.net/)
    Here's a few from the day:
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    Cheers
    Peter
  7. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    Is anyone using aluminum handguards with the plastic wind deflectors? What brand will fit the Scrambler? I haven't taken delivery of my new bike yet so I don't know what special installation proceedures will be needed with the bar ends in mind.
  8. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Thirumph rust strikes again. I have an 04 Bonnie engine chromed out with Triumph optional covers. They still look like new. Thialand factorys need to be watched closely or Thriumph will be sorry they ever started using them.
  9. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Here is my 06 Scrambler. Jet-Hot Coatings Ceramic coated exhaust headers are coated inside and out. Many colors are available but this is the most popular called Sterling Silver. It looks like polished aluminum.
    For you guys with blacked out engines they offer a matte black that looks great.
  10. jnx55

    jnx55 Been here awhile

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    arewethereyet, Looks like you had a good time, thanks for the pic's.
  11. jnx55

    jnx55 Been here awhile

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    Looks nice, price?
  12. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    Whenever someone says to go to your happy place, this is where I go. What a cool bike the Scrambler is.

    I fly a 42 year old helicopter, drive a 43 year old Landcruiser, and, uh, er, my wife is 46 (and in better shape than the other two). I need a Scrambler to complete my retro lifestyle.:D

    Keep the pictures coming.
  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Check my sig!:evil

    Jim :brow
  14. jnx55

    jnx55 Been here awhile

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    I am selling one as well. pm me for pic's and more details if interested. Thanks
  15. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    You'll be alright with Barkbusters but you'll need to adapt the bar ends to suit by drilling an 8.5mm through hole and re-tapping the threaded insert, in the bars themselves, to M8. It'll all end up more secure than the Barkbusters mounting system.
  16. brooksie56

    brooksie56 n00b

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    I just wanted to thank all you members with Triumphs. I am looking to get a Scrambler. I had a 2004 Bonnie T100 awhile back but got rid of it. I really like the Scrambler. I like (really like) fast road bikes, but the Scrambler just keeps getting my attention as it is an honest, simple bike. I really am looking to get one of these if I can find a deal and make it into a desert racing replica. There are sooooo many pages here that it is hard to find the info on doing that, but heck, it's winter in Chicago and theres nothing but dreaming to do. Thanks crew. Great bikes, one and all.
  17. varna2win

    varna2win Adventurer

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    Now all you have to tell us is you fly that helicopter around showing people islands in the south pacific. If I'm right can I have job washing your helicopter? My 47 year old wife is just about to kick me out & I'm taking my dog & my scram. Things are a little tough for a lot of us right now. This is the first time I've been unemployed in 20 years. Wait a minute (fireflyr) okay I'm a little slow I guess it's not the south pacific. Well if things don't get better here soon I might have to sell that scrambler--- seriously.
  18. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    Welcome brooksie:freaky
  19. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    You too eh! Got my 20 year long service award from the company, then 2 weeks later my notice. :deal I'm trying to figure out how to get paid to ride my motorcycle. :freaky
  20. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    $249 plus the freight it will cost you to ship it to them. $249 includes return shipping to Arkansas.