Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    Holy crap! That's awful TStorm. Damn...

    I'm glad you weren't hurt any worse. Good luck getting yourself and the Scrambler patched up again.
  2. geo-k

    geo-k Been here awhile

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    NO BS! Glad you are still around! Did you have gloves on? What kind if you did so I can get another brand!? Owwwey!
    How did the bike do? Looks like another shift lever, left engine cover (maybe?), side cover, possible some handelbar stuff (levers) etc. Anything else?

    Good luck and get some peroxide on that hand! Shit, my hand is achin' looking at it!:eek1
  3. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    That is so super gnarly awesome. :thumb

    Do you swap out the front fender depending on the terrain you plan on tackling?
  4. ChrisLX200

    ChrisLX200 Been here awhile

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    Real sorry to hear of your off TStorm, hope it's not a costly repair.

    (and those wanting to wear open-face helmets should take a close look at yours!)
  5. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Which is why as cool as the open face helmets look and feel, if you were wearing one on this occasion.... your face would look more like hamburger. Glad you made it through to ride another day :beer
  6. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting that. Hope the hand and the Scrambler get better.
  7. Bryn1203

    Bryn1203 Dances with spaniels

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    Is a 'tonne' a big deal for a scrambler then. No dis meant, just thought they were good for a 120 at least without a tailwind - am I wrong ? If so gearing or engine-poke ?
  8. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    That's the exact reason I wear the full face. Gotta keep my pretty face pretty :evil
    The Shoei X11 did it's job amazingly well. Barely even felt it when my head hit the ground. Same goes for the Triumph Rochester Mesh jacket. Landing half on my right shoulder, the built in pads absorbed the impact so well that I don't even have a hint of pain or stiffness there.

    The gloves were a military spec Nomex flight glove:
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    They're amazingly breathable, and I thought the leather palms would've provided decent protection for me. For the most part I was right. The stitching where the leather and fire-resistant material meet couldn't hold up to me trying to push myself up while still sliding on asphalt. That was stupidity on my part: "F-you physics!! :lol3" and my right hand is paying for it. Can't move it too much without aggravating that wound. Real motorcycle gloves might have done a little bit better.

    The biggest damage to the bike is the shifter and the engine cover. I'm thankful it landed on the non-pipe side, since I can find spares pretty easily. The clutch lever has a lot of play in it, but I might be able to take that out or if not, it shouldn't be too hard to replace the cable. All things considered, the bike came out pretty well.

    And if anything, this is just one more example of how important ATGATT really is.
  9. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Yowser! As other have said, glat you are OK, Tstorm, and glad you had a full face helmet on! Best of luck healing up! :1drink
  10. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    It's hard to tell if one is really at 100 or not due to speedo error. I prolly have done so, as my speedo showed 115, but then again it is off by at least 10 mph.
  11. GreeKKTiNoS

    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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    I just copy the photos ...
    Sorry !
  12. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Still, they were way cool!
  13. 13

    13 __________

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    Glad your ok. Any wreck you walk away from is a good wreck. :thumb
  14. Djm

    Djm Adventurer

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    Glad you made it unscathed. District of Concrete? You in the DC Metro area?
  15. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    Downtown Alexandria. My "incident" happened on I-95 southbound, just north of Fredericksburg.
  16. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Thank you Sir
  17. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Glad Your going to be OK .


    Now I remember why I always wear my jacket with armor, gloves and a helmet, Always. Just last week the Hardley riders at work were giving me a hard time about wearing all that gear on an 80 degree day. After reading your story it made me think about getting some better gloves and riding pants with armor.



    Bryn1203, I dont have any idea what the top speed of a Scrambler is . I doubt it will do 120 with stock gearing.
  18. Firedawg450

    Firedawg450 Why did I wait??

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    Glad you survived. Reaffirmed my commitment to to full face helmets and protective gear. Best of luck getting the Scram back on the road.

    T.
  19. The Killstar

    The Killstar Ted Simon Acolyte

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    Ahhhh, I-95 where a huge ass suburban tried to install me as a side car on the way from Woodbridge to Springfield. That is rough riding.
  20. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I was wondering the same,thats a big hole in a hand for wearing gloves. The ft brake just locked up on the freeway? Yikes! That is very lucky you didnt get run over. Ive noticed when using the ft brake hard going into corners that it IS a little grabby,worse when the ft forks bottom instantly on application of brakes. Hard to make it go straight once the forks slam bottom and the bike starts bump steering while on the brakes.
    I will call race tech on monday to see about Emulators and springs.
    Triumph must have bought these forks and shocks out of the leftover bin.