Triumph Scrambler

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  1. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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  2. zokalr13

    zokalr13 Been here awhile

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    if i put on a two or three tooth rear sprocket smaller than stock,could this SCRAMBLER actually hit 100mph?? on a open bike this speed feels like 150mph on sportbikes.... i need the thrill of speed or a near-death experience or i might as well drive my SUV....:puke1 what hp mods can be done to this engine that could give it an edge over the competition???:cry
  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Have you been to the Triumph Rat site? Good info on all kinds of mods there. :D You can just Google it and then go to Twin Talk and start looking around.
  4. [Red]

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    If you get a big bore kit for it, it'll be much quicker.
    Some places claim they can get 90 - 100 hp at the rear wheel on the scram i believe.

    Personally for me the Scram aint all about speed, so keep your sports bikes. You can have more fun on a scrambler at 60 - 80 k's than any other bike I've ridden.
  5. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    Danger Dave is on to it.
    They are good quality. Chrome, and Black powder coat. email em for distributors.
  6. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    I think Davo may be stretching the weight truth just a wee bit there. (Aussies can do that. It's in their genetic make up):rofl
    Closer to reality would be a 0.5kg weight for the original cover, but any saving is a good saving.
    The wheel assy's are heavy pieces of kit, and some nicely laced alloy rims, on trimmed down hubs would save about 5-8kg between both. But hey, this is a heavy honest bike. A whole lotta Rosie ain't a bad thing to deal with. Like doing a Tango with a fully built woman. A challenge, but if you pull it off,you'll get a standing ovation.:bow
  7. davorallyfan

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    I'll have to go and weigh the thing now yah bastard.

    Ally rims would be the ticket, has anyone done that?
  8. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    I do exagerate:lol3

    The fako gearbox cover / sprocket cover including bolts is 2 kg (thats a bit more than 0.5 kg eh Triboy :jack )

    or

    4.409246 lb.

    Davo
  9. danger_dave

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  10. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    Thats "Mr Bastard" to you sir.:rofl
    Hmm 2kg ya say.....might look into a Scrambler weight watchers program.
  11. Krahe

    Krahe Been here awhile

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    Ok, new question.

    I am 5'8" tall. Perfectly average height.

    How does the bike feel to other people my size? Too tall? Just right?

    I have noticed other bikes seem to be built for the 6'+ crowd. :pierce
  12. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis Darth Peach's cracker...

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    Okay so I just read through all 50+ pages of this thread.

    Here's what I see...

    The Scrambler is just fine for riding on dirt roads, 2-tracks, fire roads, and the like.

    Would be good (not great, but not bad) for touring.

    Looks awesome.

    Gotta sell the KLR and the TW and get one.

    Thanks!
  13. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    I am 5' 10" with 29" inseam and it is just right for me. I have the solo seat, which I guess is a little taller, so the standard seat should be easy to flat foot for you.
  14. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    You will not be sorry! Mine keeps getting to be more fun the more I ride it. :D
  15. Blumtnman

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    Well I am 5' 8 1/2" tall. The Scrambler allows me to sit flat footed no worries. Can't see where you would have a problem. Just buy one and ride it.:D:D:clap
  16. George Papadopolis

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    yeah, you converted me ya dirty bugga:freaky
  17. trustme

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    A few months ago after riding in heavy rain for a couple of hours the scram ran rough & died, naturellement , we were in the middle of nowhere but managed to borrow some magic in a can made by Wurth from a little workshop that fixed farm machinery, sprayed the coils & she started up .
    This weekend it has poured down so I applied my little fix ready for winter
    In my search for dielectric grease I finally went into an outboard workshop & walked out with a can of black neoprene dip that they use on electrical connectios on outboards
    Painted it onto the ends of the plug leads, coil connections & starter lead
    This stuff remains pliable so it is possible to seapate connections

    So!! Will it work?? What else should I apply it to,?? seems the coils are the main issue with cutting out

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  18. Beach40

    Beach40 Banned

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    This is something I have been concerned about. Having had a good look over the electrics of the Scrambler, some of it seems a little vulnerable to moisture. I know theres a few owners that have managed water crossings with no ill effects, but I would rather put in a bit of prevention before I end up with a dead bike miles from no where.

    Anyone have any ideas what sort of products or tricks are used for this sort of thing?
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    The cutting out/ign/electrical faults have been nullifyed on my one with a couple of maintenance steps.
    the coils, plug caps, ecm plugs etc get smeared with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly at wash down time. I unplug the terminals, and apply it to any surfaces that might be vulnerable. Haven't had a ign/cutting out fault since. CRC gets sprayed around coils/leads/side stand switch also if the weather looks sleazy.
    It's simple to do, and I have used it on most bikes I've owned.
    Dust will generally stick to the jelly rather than enter a module. It's non setting, and if mums use it on a baby's bum, I'm sure it safe on plastic n rubber.:rofl
    One switch that suffers from internal corrosion is the rear brake light switch, but this can be carefully pulled to bits andthe corrosion removed. Use vaseline on it too.
    I havn't had a fault with the side stand switch yet, but is in a prime position to fail.(dust/mud/water).
    Spray CRC into the control switch's and ign switch also.
    My experience with Surf Life Saving Zodiac outboard motors over the years has taught me to be liberal with dewatering spray.
    Ever seen an outboard thats all corroded from salt water spray?:eek1