Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. MarcoETVitaly

    MarcoETVitaly Been here awhile

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    Scrambler All Black
  2. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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  3. blastmaster

    blastmaster Adventurer

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  4. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    ... it is nice to see somebody with ETV experience here - I am also former Caponord Addicted and 2 times "Iron butt-er" on ETV (still loving the exciting lines of the bike but Aprilia´s company strategy and it´s reliability finally discouraged me). What is unique on the black Scram is combination of the nuber plate with the ZARD exhaust! It is not ideal IOM since there is no luggage rack but it is nice. I have to solve somehow the dilemma: number plates + Arrow + luggage rack + saddle bags. Anyway I think it´s doable ...
  5. regnock

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    My father and I just finished fabricated these panniers for my Scrambler. I used Motor-Sport Panniers Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set along with two Pelican 1550 cases.
    Total Cost was $361.24
    Mounting Loops and Universal Mounting Set - $123.99
    Two used Pelican 1550 case off eBay - $157.25
    Steel - $20
    Powder Coating - $60
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    More and higher resolution pictures can be found here
  6. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    Nice setup. Especially for a first post.

    That looks similar to DavoRallyFan's setup, and similar too somewhat I was wanting to fab up for myself. I have the mounting hoops, but don't have any of the stuff to fab them into brackets with. And good fab shops here are hard to come by.








    BTW, what ever happend to him, or Rhodie, or DangerDave, or any of the original members of this thread? :confused
  7. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    You did a good job! I started to build a set like that using stainless steel but I wasnt happy with the way it looked on the bike. Looks pretty strong.
  8. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I took the Scrambler out with some friends for an anniversary (theirs) trip to the coast yesterday, lots of fun but it did serve as a reminder that:

    The stock seat still leaves much to be desired after an hour or so (ymmv)
    and
    The stock headlight really does suck, the low beam is passable but IF there is really any pattern whatsoever to the high, I can not discern what they were trying to achieve. The darkest spot in front of me was where I created a shadow in the headlight of their R-6!

    Guess I have some projects to work on!

    Bruce
  9. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    I'm not a big fan of the headlight, I thought about trying a different bulb but I think the root of the problem is the lense. About half of my driving is at night and really want something to reach out farther to see the deer that like to pop out in front of me.


    The SV-650 headlight seems to be the best option for the money. I have been on the lookout for one on ebay lately. There are probably other bikes that would work as a donor too.
  10. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    The first thing I would do is install a headlight relay kit. Cheaper than a new headlight assembly or bulb and will certainly improve the brightness!
  11. RoyNC

    RoyNC n00b

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    Please excuse my noob ignorance, but can you tell me what the headlight relay kit does to improve the light. I am interested in boosting my view at night as well.
  12. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    A relay kit just makes sure that you get a full 12V to your headlight. Some headlights are run through the high / low switch etc. and if you measured the voltage at the headlight it would be quite a bit less than 12V. When you install a relay kit, you basically setup a straight 12V shot from your battery to your headlight, so you get a brighter beam output. Good info here and I use his kits for all my electrical stuff, quality gear...

    http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Stuff/Faqs/Relay_Info/relay_info.html
  13. ColoradoKevin

    ColoradoKevin Colorado Scrambler

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    Wow, Moto-Sports panniers is in my back yard! I live in Evergreen, CO--I'll give them a call. Did you need to do any fabrication or was it a direct fit?
  14. Simon Smith

    Simon Smith Been here awhile

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    I just fitted one of these to the scram. They are bloody expensive, but the difference is unbelievable and the standard headlight works just fine now. I thought about fitting a Thruxton headlight but I like the look of the small unit on the Scrambler, and now I don't need to!:D :D

    Also these bulbs are legal in the UK which 99% of HID kits and all hi wattage bulbs are not.

    http://www.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/part_number=PIA70456/353.0
  15. Gormley Green

    Gormley Green Adventurer

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    Anyone installed a Triumph brand tank bag? I'm wondering where the two little metal brackets attach for the straps. Where did you attach the brackets and the front and back straps? Thanks.

    In my defense I've only looked at the bag in my house and not played with it on the bike yet...:wink:
  16. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    If you take the seat off you'll see where the brackets go. Been so long ago I can't recall where the front straps went exactly, but I think under the steering head. Could be wrong, as I am on my 3rd gin. :lol3
  17. Beach40

    Beach40 Banned

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    Any chance of some before and after pictures of the illumination difference?

    I'm leaning towards the SV650 headlight. There seems to be a lot of them available at wreckers and they are quite cheap.
  18. Gormley Green

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    Thanks! Good luck with the 4th....:freaky
  19. Simon Smith

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    Sorry, didn't take any before pics, but will try and get a side by side pic with a standard one if I remember to take a camera to club meets.

    The light output is not only bright white instead of dull yellow, but the beam is better too which would indicate that the filaments are not positioned correctly in the cheap standard bulbs.
  20. satcen

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