Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Ringadingdoo

    Ringadingdoo Adventurer

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    I find the pics or your scrambler inspiring... I fancy Spain this summer on mine!

    Have this one as my wallpaper.

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    hope you don't mind :eek1
  2. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Not at all.

    A norton jubilee eh :thumbup

    Shame the commando or fastback never came back - Id be a sucker for one of those as well.
  3. Ringadingdoo

    Ringadingdoo Adventurer

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    I often get a raised eyebrow when i say I own a Norton Jubilee, it not being a popular bike in it's time, but after 40 years the good ones show that they are worth having. Compared to the Scrambler it's bloody loud!, I always get looks when I fly past at a steady 40 mph.

    As for the Commando, its good to have dreams :(:
  4. [Red]

    [Red] Intentionally Left

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    I need to talk to you regarding those pannier brackets davo :deal
  5. queenpdog

    queenpdog Long timer

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    DaveO,
    I like your brackets as well, but I think I remember reading that you'd rather not do that project again. Instead I'll ask you about the Staintunes. Could you describe the volume of your pipes? Do you have the removable db killer in or not? They look nice and I've heard give a little hp bump. I may be ordering some soon.
    Julia
  6. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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    Haven't you dopes worked out not to take it off you driveway yet. :deal
  7. trustme

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    we leave our driveways clear for Ulys, while we're out riding
  8. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    I sort of explanied the way I made the pannier mounts for the motosport pannier frames a few times - I talked about it earlier in this thread didn't I :scratch

    I am a staintune can fan and have ridden a bike with Triumph off road pipes. I have heard the Kiwi pipes too. I sounds smart arse but I think I made the right decision. They are awesome (poor word choice). Quiet noise at idle, start it up with a bit of juice and it emits a shotgun crack (I scared the bejeezuz out of old guy one day) the sound builds a la ducharleyessque and then for a while they sound like an offenhauser speedway engine ...I could go on but Ill spare yaz.

    I like assertive sounding bikes, not necessarily loud ones so I keep the end caps in, I have elderly neighbours.

    DRF
  9. Mud Lightspeed

    Mud Lightspeed Been here awhile

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    So I have recieved my grip-warmer kit and now have to figure out where to place the on/off switch. Any ideas? I have seen a few pictures in this thread showing a box mounted in the middle the handle bars where a switch could be placed. This appeals to me because I could then add an accessory outlet and other electrics as needed. On the flip side I like the clean plain looks of the scrambler and do not want to clutter it too much.:huh
  10. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I installed my switch on the left hand side panel on my Honda Shadow. Just along the back edge, so you wouldn't even know it's there, but was still easy to reach down and turn on/off with your left hand. Sorry I don't have any pics.
  11. boze_man

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    ok, i finally fnished reading this thread...phew...now i want one...and now i can finish my work...hehe

    ok...so what do i do? thinkin old school ride fo me

    have a local used '06 ,4k miles, couple of farkles, blue, seller askin $6000...need to see this weekend...seller said he would do maybe $5800

    or do i try for a leftover '07 with the factory incentives etc?? i am waitin on some details from the dealer...

    what say ye?

    gosh i hate the pee cup...there i said it, i feel better

    thanks all for an excellent thread and thanks to orpheus for his bonnie conversion, if i didnt see that i wouldnt be here....i love the bonnie but i love the scrambler more
  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Fixed...
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  13. boze_man

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    dealer called me back...has leftover new blue '07

    $8300 OTD...plus can get the $1000 in triumph accessories...

    would think i could do better?

    thoughts?
  14. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Well, I am thrifty so take that into account, but I'd go with the used one if it looks like it has been well taken care of. You will save $2500 cash and that will buy pretty much all the farkels you can think of with plenty of money still left over. As for the $1000 in accessories you'd theoretically miss out on, how many of those would you get if you actually had to pay for them?

    Either way is not a bad deal though - I guess it all boils down to if you want new or not.
  15. queenpdog

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    I think you could do a little bit better on an '07. I think they have some room to move there. I have heard some people are getting a starting price around $7100. I would work off of that to determine how much room the dealer has to wiggle.
  16. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    +1 what MrVern said. If it's tidy, use the savings to fit better suspension, and any number of mods that suit your style.
    Warranty would be the only consideration that would lean me towards the new one. Check to see if the 06 has any left.
  17. A mi que?

    A mi que? Love Supreme

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    Boze man, I paid $7290.00 OTD for a 2007. It was a demo with 2000 plus miles on it.
    Also, I called Triumph USA, and spoke with their customer service guy. He said that the warranties begin to count down after six months on the show room floor. I suggest if you buy a "new" '06, get the VIN# and call customer service.
    He said he would give an accurate time remaining on the warranty if there's any doubt about it.
    I will need that warranty because I've sprung an oil leak above the drain plug, behind the starter. No worries though.

    The money saved was put into suspension upgrades right off. Ohlins with piggy back, and race tech emulators up front. No issues with the heat from pipes on the right side piggy back.

    That said, I want to thank each and everyone you who have made this improbable love affair happen. I owe you all pictures and after market reports in the near future.
    Cheers to all, Curtis.
  18. scraper

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    i just bought a leftover 06, brand new $7099. i also ordered up the thunderbike complete exhaust kit in chrome. also got some conti TKCs right off the bat along with the AI removal kit. the pipes cost an absurd amount but i rolled it into the deposit plus the financing which will be paid off as soon as my triple sells. the dealer told me it has a two year warranty starting when it rolls out the door - ill have to follow up on that considering the previous post.

    either way, im really stoked! ill be picking it up as soon as the pipes come in sometime next week. ill post up a pic when i get it home & get the new pipes on.
  19. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    Look at what I did in post 602....Cost about 2 bucks and looks good. Sweat band like the road racers used to run on there brake res.

    bross posted a pick of them a few above this post.....
  20. queenpdog

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    Right. I think that's a good start. Maybe someday in the future a nice billett replacement. Too much money to consider at this point. By the way, my new Scrammy is the same color as yours. Your bike is gorgeous! :1drink