Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    AUCK!!!


    Glad to hear I may not have warranty issues with my oh so cool Rhodie part.
    Should be on next week! :D

    My pannier mounts are in, time to finish up the fit.
    Hopefully next week.

    Out of town for a few days...
  2. arewethereyet

    arewethereyet Adventurer

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    Kudos DD for starting the Bible according to Scramblers. It now has a great following.

    BTW. Your original post solidified my decision last year to go from Daytona to Scrambler...haven't looked back since ;)

    Cheers
    Peter
  3. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    Indeed, a VERY high quality original post.

    :bow:bow:bow:bow:bow

    Anytime I google anything for the Scrambler I get results in this thread. EPIC thread.

    Thanks Danger Dave!
  4. Firedawg450

    Firedawg450 Why did I wait??

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    This has probably been covered somewhere in the six hundered pages, but I'm wondering if someone can tell me what jetting & number of turns they may have done on an 07 Scram with gutted stock pipes, gutted airbox (restrictor gone), unifilter, snorkle removed? I'm using the Jenks tuning guide as my main source - main jets 122, pilots 40, 1 shim. Trying to figure out the right number of turns on the idle mixture.

    Thanks
  5. rous44

    rous44 Long timer

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  6. Bad-Tat

    Bad-Tat 800 XC

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    My Rhodie caliper relocation bracket hasn't caused one issue for my 07!!!
  7. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    Best resource I know of is Ventura's posts over on Rat.net. LINK

    Looks like you are right on the money with 120/40/1 shim. Ventura recommended 1 turn. Should get you pretty close anyway.
  8. Firedawg450

    Firedawg450 Why did I wait??

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    Thanks, Wise. I went 1 3/4 turns and it felt pretty good, but maybe I'll drop it down and take it for another spin.


  9. Heatwave

    Heatwave Obsessive-Compulsive

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    Here is a picture of my new Scrambler that I picked up on Friday. Only 200 miles so far but I love it.

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    A big thanks to everyone who has shown so much passion for their bikes in this thread. I saw a picture of MaxAcceleration's bike a few weeks ago in the Naked Touring thread and was smitten. If we ever run into each other first round is on me. Sorry that I am going to have a clone of your bike once I get the screen and engine bars.

    More pictures and questions to follow.

    Bruce
  10. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Thanks for the compliment Bruce. Farkle your bike to your satisfaction. :wink:

    I moved my girlfriend out of Woodland Park just three years ago. We hope to return and visit again soon, Triumph in hand.
    And yes I will certainly be bought a first round. :1drink

    Enjoy your new scoot! :clap
  11. geo-k

    geo-k Been here awhile

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    I did the LED idiot light conversion and AI removal kit from newbonneville.com this weekend. I have a couple of comments on the procedure for those that may not have done these upgrades, but are considering it.

    The LED kit works great, and the procedure is relatively easy. The only problem I had was trying to line-up the interior washers on the inside of the plastic housing behind the gauge cluster. They sit up on a little lip in the housing, and fall off and rattle around in the housing if you don't line the screws up properly. I dabbed them with a little silicon adhesive to keep them put while I lined up the holes. Lights are very bright and clear now (even in direct sunlight).

    The AI kit was also an easy install (or removal actually), with a few exceptions. The AI tubes that insert into the head are supposed to be removed with a 13mm deep well socket. It would need to be 6 inches deep to work, which I didn't have. Also, the tip of the tube bell's out to make a flange fit for the hose that goes over it. A 3/8" drive socket wouldn't clear the flange on the drive end. I bought the longest 13mm 1/2" drive I could find locally, thinking it would clear the flange in case it wasn't quite long enough. It wasn't long enough or wide enough. Time to make the tool work, whether it wants to or not.:evil I slipped it on and wacked it with a hammer a few times and knocked the lip of the flange enough to slide on. Went over to the next side, and repeated procedure...but the tube bent instead.:cry Wound up having to bend the tube back and snap it off instead (I guess I will have to buy parts if I decide to add back the AI). I tried to torque the new bolt plugs in, but my torque wrench felt odd. The replacement bolts are "12"MM - not 13mm?!:huh Well that wasn't in the instructions!
    Well, I rode the Scrambler this morning, and no backfiring/popping on deceleration. In fact, the TORS just sounded smoother and more mellow. Bonus.:clap Also, I could be imagining things, but the power delivery felt smoother as well.
    All in all, a relatively inexpensive bit of farkeling, with noticeable improvements and no apparent downsides. :D
  12. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Been here awhile

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    The weekend has come and gone, the BEARS Challenge (British, American, European Racing, no jappers... get it) races were run and won and all objectives meet. Concerning the last, the main one was to ensure that I could drive myself home instead of being driven home with my arm in a sling (or worse!)

    The bottom line... the Scram ran perfectly, heaps dropped by in the pits to ape at the bike, pass admiring glances and take their pics. Due to a small number of entries in the BEARS formula 4 section in which we were entered, formula 3,4&5 sections where run together to form a total field of about 25 bikes.

    We finished a stong last, second last, third or fourth last in all races but in so doing managed to accrue the most points in the Formula 4 division so we got to cart home the trophy!!!! Hows that! Here's a couple of pics but the trackside photographer took a whole bunch of action shots which I'll post when they arrive on CD in the mail.

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    For those interested in lap times, my best was 1min 19.8 secs but was generally circulating in the 1min 20/21sec bracket. The lead riders were riding 125kg Aprillia RSV550 supermotards doing around 1min 7 sec to 1min 10 sec laps. Morgan Park at Warwick is a curcuit of 2.1km with an extension of .9km to be added later this year which will make it an awesome place to ride. My personal challenge was to finish the race before being lapped by these fearless young'uns on their souped up trail bikes... hey, isn't that what our Scrambler is?

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    The Contenental Race Attacks worked brilliantly with never an "oh bugger" type moment!
  13. arewethereyet

    arewethereyet Adventurer

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    Nice one Griz! Bang-up job mate a smashing looking scram!

    Ceers
    Peter
  14. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    lol. Awesome!! That's pure Scrambler style...not great at anything but happily wins everything overall.
    Looks like you worked those tyres.
  15. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Congrats on winning the trophy Grizz. Well done mate. :clap :clap :clap

    You should let Triumph know what you're up to. I'm sure, with them now competing in WSS they'd be interested in another Triumph winning a trophy.
  16. RicH2

    RicH2 Ric H2

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    You might try....STAT-O-SEALS.....do a search....i found them here: http://www.pitstopusa.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=3175

    They're a washer with an O-ring seal in them.

    Gerat stuff for a lot of uses.....
  17. panthercity

    panthercity Cap'n Crunch

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    :clap :clap YeeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaa! Congrats Girz! :clap :clap
  18. M700

    M700 Been here awhile

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    Grizz - congrats on a fine race performance!

    Re Rhodie and that brake setup - I liked that idea from the beginning as I think it addresses one of the biggest weaknesses of the Scrambler as a big dual-sport/adventure bike - that doggone low-hanging rear brake.

    Never got around to ordering one from him. Hoped that it would continue in production and I'd be able to get one "someday." Appears the opportunity for one may well have come and gone. It was a niche product for a niche market for sure - but appeared to be very well designed and crafted.

    Scramblin' merrily away here in Central Washington. About froze on a recent windy, cold 225 mile ride to and from Yakima. Might need to see about a bigger bike with a real fairing and some heated grips - or just be a little smarter and drive the truck on days like that.

    Living where it's only "good" riding weather about 4 - 5 months a year tempts a fellow to push it and ride on marginal days, or anytime the sun is out and the snow & slush is off the road... Sometimes that's not so smart.

    Just checking in from Washington. No big updates to the Scram, just more miles on the trusty steed. Am closing in on 11,000 miles with two summers under it and another one staring us in the face. If it ever actually warms up that is! She's a good machine, needing little in the way of care, and delivering much in the way of grins.

    Regards, Guy
  19. jharrell

    jharrell Been here awhile

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    Thought I'd post a photo from my recent 2131 mile round trip ride from Indianapolis, IN to Tampa, FL. This wasn't really a sightseeing trip but more of a "visit the mom" trip. Scrambler did very well though. Photo was taken at a campground in Ohatchee, Alabama.

    John
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  20. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Nice! Good to see you've got a trip in early in the year. It is still raining off and on in nor cal but will be warming up soon.