Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    Just got a call from the insurance company. My bike is just a few hundred away from being considered totaled (which for a 2010 Scrambler that has approx 1000 miles, they say is at $6300 in damage.) If I went and had them total it, I'd no longer have to make bike payments on it, but I'd still have to pay for repairs, so I really don't want it to be totaled (even though not having a bike payment would be nice.) Instead, they're going to leave the seat, fuel tank, and the rear shock alone, and as a result, repair costs will lower, and so will my deductible.:clap

    Estimated at parts +1 week for repairs, unfortunately it could take as long as 2-3 weeks for parts to arrive. Guess I'm not doing the SaddleSore next month. :cry Even my coast to coast trip is looking iffy, especially since I still need those saddlebag mounts made.
  2. BusinessSocks

    BusinessSocks A real Trucker Cap

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    Triumph head pipes change colors. We all know that, but how far does the color change travel down the length of the pipe?

    I have an efi bike with 4,600 miles and dealer installed off-road mufflers. My discoloration has made it beyond the bend in the pipes situated behind the first section of heat shield. Is that normal? How far has your discoloration traveled?

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  3. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Here is my latest brainstorm for silencing my beloved centerstand. :huh

    Delrin, a hard plastic is what I made it of. Doesn't crack, slightly compressible, and a dremel will carve it to size.

    I got a couple of 2"x2"x1/4" blocks for $2.50. Plenty for another one.
    I only did one side of the centerstand.
    I ease bike bike off the stand to prevent slamming on the Delrin.
    The rubber I used previously broke down - we'll see how long the Delrin lasts!
    But my centerstand is quiet for now. :clap

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    My under seat rack stiffener is being fabbed up now...
  4. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Having a spare maybe cheap bike is a good thing,My DR650 I bought lightly used is a perfectly good road bike for long trips with the right farkles-seat-suspension-etc. Sucks to be with out any bike to ride.
  5. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    I will say that this looks tempting as a second bike, and there's this too. But I don't really need that many vehicles when I'm gone as often as I am. Beginning of June, I'm spending 10 days traveling around Africa, so it's not like I could ride during that time anyways. (Oh but how I'd love to take a bike on safari across Kenya or South Africa.:drif)
  6. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    Removing the AI system is supposed to prevent some of the header discoloration. I did it immediately after bringing my bike home. HERE is the kit I used. Did the dealer remap the EFI when he installed the off-road pipes? I don't know if it's required, just asking.
  7. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    But I thought Triumph warns of not removing AI on the EFI's? I know it can be done, but it's like launching a pig from a cannon to make it fly: it could be pretty messy later on, and there's still no promise of bacon when it's all said and done.
  8. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    :dunno

    I know that plenty of EFI owners are doing it. Could be unwise, I don't know. It didn't hurt my carbed Scrambler any, but I don't know if it helped any either.
  9. Whiskytoast

    Whiskytoast Been here awhile

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    I just did my MSF course last weekend, that was a blast. This is gonna be my first bike.
    I'm in Phoenix. Does anybody have any dealership advise, will they deal at all? Things to shoot for, fair price ect.
  10. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    Cycle dealers don't have the same amount of room to negotiate with on price as car dealers do. I was lucky with mine, because the dealer had mistyped the price online. Ended up buying the Scram for $800 off, which took it to practically at dealer cost. I've heard good stories from people who have managed to get the dealer to toss in free gear with the bike, and I know Triumph often gives away $X in gear or accessories when you buy a certain one of their bikes.

    Best advice, treat it like you do when you buy a car. See what you can talk them into, and if you don't like it, walk away and head to another. There's lots of other dealers out there, and they all sell the same bikes.






    Welcome to the asylum!:beer
  11. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    My $1000 deductible will be dropped to $475, and they're going to send me a check for a little over $800 to reimburse me for my helmet and the towing expenses. So I think that kinda means that they're paying my deductible for me. :lol3:clap

    The adjuster will finish all the paperwork and should get the checks sent out tomorrow, letting the shop start ordering parts on Tuesday, and sometime around the end of June I can be :ricky again!
  12. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Hell of a fun first bike, and good for you! You might ask about dealers in the regionals and see if anyone has any advice. Although the bikes are all the same, it is really nice to find a good dealer that is someone you want to work with over the long term for parts, repairs, and such.
  13. Maxacceleration

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  14. arewethereyet

    arewethereyet Adventurer

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    Whisky, there's ony 2 dealers left here in the Phoenix met area. The other "TSS" (the fave) has since closed. A few of the folks from TSS are now at the one in Scottsdale.

    here's the links to both dealers:
    http://www.azsbk.com/triumph.html
    http://www.goaz.com/bmw_ducati_ktm_triumph_of_scottsdale.php?&brand=triumph

    Good luck mate as this is a great bike you're jumpin' on :)
    Don't forget to check out the AZ Rat Pack either at:
    http://azratpack.proboards.com/index.cgi

    Cheers
    Peter
  15. BusinessSocks

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    You would think the dealer would remap the efi, but I'm beginning to wonder whether they did or not.

    I considered removing the AI system, but I'm not sure how that would affect the warranty. I may just let it go and see how discolored I can get them.

    Anybody else got extremely discolored head pipes?
  16. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    You could always ceramic coat them silver. But I like the discolored pipes. It means the bike's been ridden, unlike all the trailer queens with their shiny chrome.
  17. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    Yes, but mine are the Arrow stainless headers. I see pics of bikes with Arrow headers that are a nice uniform tan colour, but mine are like the pics below. Gash ugly by the head & tan back past the side cover. I'm wondering if that's normal & I just thrash it around a bit too much - or if I have clogged pilot jets mebbe. I've run carb/fuel injector cleaner through the last few tank fills anyway. Almost took the carbs off today to check all the jets.

    Any input...anybody? :ear

    I don't mind the colour as long as I'm not feckign up the engine.

    btw, I remember seeing pics of a slightly older Bonnie with AI intact that had blueing & discoloured pipes down past the rider's footpegs on the stock exhaust - on the low Bonnie exhaust that is; would be even further back on a Scram I guess. For some reason I shelved that away in my memory to remember.

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  18. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    PS: I'm liking the serious bash plate more and more. I just looked at older pics of my Scram and it looks naked with just the Triumph skid plate.

    I used to ride along wincing at all the pings and doinks of stones being flung up at the undercarriage.
  19. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    I like the plate too. Looks like the Thunderbike one that used to be for sale during the early days of this thread. When I get my bike back, I might have to talk to Beach about ordering one.
  20. Maxacceleration

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    Funny you say that thistle. My EFI Scrambler keeps a nice golden color on my Arrow pipes.

    My guess is different jetting makes for different exhaust temps.
    Lean = hot (more color on the pipes?). How do your plugs read?

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