Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. NoPoChicken

    NoPoChicken CSMC

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    i gave up on thundebike since it seemed like they discontinued the beefy scramber bash plate and finally ordered the triumph version, is there another option?
  2. M700

    M700 Been here awhile

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    Bike Night last night. Good ride despite the rain. At the end of the pavement only a guy on a dual-sport Suzuki and me on the Triumph kept going. Pretty funny! We returned to the group shortly - that mud was a hoot with the Tourances... Knobbies would have been MUCH better!

    Scram: ride with the sport bikes, then roar up the dirt road! Perfect!

    Everybody likes the Scram and those Norman Hyde pipes... :D
  3. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    There's a few options out there. Just depends on how much protection you want, and how fat your wallet is.

    The OEM one that you have is decent bottom-level protection. Doesn't do much, but it does do more to protect your bike than not having anything at all does.

    A step up from that is an add-on plate that Grizzlybear sells.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12575866&postcount=8355
    Provides a good bit of extra protection, helps keep your oil cooler clean, and is adjustable based on how much protection you need at the time.

    At the top end of the line, is the plate that Beach40 had some fab shop make for him.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12318470&postcount=7855
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12316463&postcount=7852
    Looks to be very well made, provides significantly more protection than the stock plate, and can even be customized to what you want. It'll even fit with the factory crash bars installed. Downside is that it's a bit expensive.
  4. Edgewise

    Edgewise Adventurer

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    Thanks BT. I'll do it .... And I like the spacers. No more knee roast.

    :muutt
  5. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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  6. ChrisLX200

    ChrisLX200 Been here awhile

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    Fit my new levers today, I was thinking about doing it anyway but breaking the brake lever sort of accelerated the decision. They are Titax shorty version (in black) and work well for me with a nice action.

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  7. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    Just noticed you don't have the bar end weights on these new bars of yours. Did you decide not to put them on, or would they not fit/install correctly? I like the bars, but if I can't put the ends on to attach my handguards to then I'm staying with the OEM one.
  8. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    The footpegs on my Scrambler drag real easy in corners now,I wonder how much more they would drag if I spaced em out another half inch?
    Just thinking.
  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Clutch basket and plates? Did you break the whole left side of the engine open skidding down the road?Takes some doing to wreck a clutch basket in a lowside. The whole left engine cover was busted open?
  10. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    I haven't looked at plugs but I was using an air/fuel gauge to tune the bike after removing the airbox and fiting the Arrow pipe, so I know the jetting is very close to what it should be for close to 13 A/F ratio (the A/F setup crapped out on me; still gotta try to get that up and running again if possible). I have 145/40 jets in there, which is about standard for ARK and open pipe. It's a hot setup so mebbe that's part of it.

    I wish Grizzly bear hadn't ceramic coated his headers so I'd have something to compare to with airbox gone and Arrow headers.
  11. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    It wasn't busted open, but one part of it ended up being scraped to a solid aluminum color. I'm sure a little bit of sanding and a repaint would make it look good as new. Had it not been for the internal damages, I would've just probably just taken a black sharpie to it. Never would've known the difference. :1drink

    The way the guy wrote everything up, if something was even the slightest bit damaged, it was replaced. :huh

    What's interesting to me is the left mirror is marked as $97, but I can buy the pair of them from the Triumph dealer here for $76.:lol3
  12. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I was hit on my DR650 a year ago, nothing to shabby, but they totaled it due to a bent foot shift lever (from my foot), dented tank (from my knee), and a scratch on the bottom of the fork (done maybe a year prior from falling over in a sand trap). Forks alone they quoted at $1200!! :lol3 Silly bastards. They ended up offering me $4800 and take the bike or giving me $2800 and leave me the bike. I took the $2800, heated and bent the shift lever back and left it at that. I only bought the bike for $3600. So at this point I paid only $800 for an 07 DR650!! :clap
  13. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I'd ask the green one to prom. It's beeeeautiful :thumb
  14. Forty Years Ago

    Forty Years Ago I'm not an alcoholic.

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    I find that my pegs drag less if I get my butt off the seat and my body to the inside of the turn. bike stays more upright and I corner faster. I'm far from dragging a knee but it helps.
  15. NoPoChicken

    NoPoChicken CSMC

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    Want! Where can I get those in the states?
  16. Beach40

    Beach40 Banned

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    Great to hear the plate its working out for you.

    I'm still looking at some options to get the price down.

    It turns out decent quality alloy plate isn't cheap, which is probably why Thunderbike stopped making them.

    Nonetheless, I reckon its a good accessory to have on the Scrambler so I will stick with it.

    If theres a few people interested, please let me know as I should have some room to move on a bulk run and still include any customising if desired.
  17. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    I know I'm interested, but it's a little low on my priority list right now. Would probably be a good purchase this coming winter though. Did it come in black?
  18. Beach40

    Beach40 Banned

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    Sure does. In fact, it can come in any colour you want, annodised, powder coated ,acrylic, bigger, smaller, higher, lower, bigger wings, smaller wings, more holes, less holes, bigger holes, elongated holes......

    In short, anything you want! (within reason:D ) :freaky
  19. scramblase

    scramblase ATGATT -> Met/Isoleucine

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    NoPoChicken..... Awesome levers!! Man, I really want get a set of shorty levers but always do a double take & weep at the prices.
  20. zane121

    zane121 Been here awhile

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    T-storm my new bars do not have the bar end nuts installed. I dont have any bar ends other than the plastic ones that came with them. There are a ton of aftermarket for the 7/8 bars that look good so no issue for me.