Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. wildjester

    wildjester Adventurer

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    Took the Scrammy for a nice ride today. Great weather and had the day off. You guys have to understand... I'm in the car business... I work 70 hours a week including Saturday. To get a Thursday off to play with my new bike is awesome! Here are some pictures. I know my Scram is not as tricked out as every one elses, but I'll get to that this winter. Enjoy the pics...
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  2. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Thanks, just like poking my head in once in awhile. :norton
  3. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Everyone has done this it works.
  4. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Last weekend I followed the ridges heading east to the coast.

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    Middle of winter.

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    Still digging my '06 Scram 55,000 ...push button and go.

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  5. wiseanhyzer

    wiseanhyzer Long timer

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    I always enjoy your pictures davorallyfan. Seeing them reminds me of when I was reading through this thread originally and deciding to buy a Scrambler. Thanks for posting.
  6. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    Don't know if I'll ever get through every post on this thread, but I've read enough to place an order for a Khaki Green '12 Scrambler. Darn you guys :) It will compliment my newly acquired '08 Thruxton well I think!
  7. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Vicarious Adventurer

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    I concur. Great pics!
  8. 13

    13 __________

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    So my D&D 2 into 2 Low Pipes finally arrived this week and i installed the this morning. Nice set of pipes that have a nice finish , faux Ti, that simply looks like a bead blasted stainless. I hate polishing anything so the polished pipes were out. The kit came with everything needed including a Thruxston side stand and peg mount, Air Injection removal kit that I didn't need, jets, and shims. They went on without much trouble.

    I replaced a set of TOR's and these pipes are noticeably louder than they were but the tone is great. The bike no longer has that raspy sound but instead a nice growl. I'll get some video once my head heals from last nights haircut and I can put a helmet on... long story.

    Pros

    Sound. Great low growl
    Allows use of "city friendly" luggage That doesn't stick off the right side of the bike by 2'
    Removes the leg heater from the right side and makes it dual foot heaters
    Rear passenger pegs are now level and even.

    Cons

    Sound. Pretty loud.
    Loss of ground clearance
    Loss of the Scrambler "look". I really liked the way the high pipes looked.
    Loss of engine bars. Not that the Triumph bars are going to protect much but they don't fit with these pipes.
    You have to fab up something in the way of a right side cover.

    For me the ground clearance isn't much of an issue. Most of my riding is city and when I'm upstate its all fire or seasonal roads so theres not much risk of hitting something.

    I'm leaving on Tuesday for a 5 - 7 day trip upstate so I'll post my feeling on the exhaust when I get back.

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    On another note: Does everyones Scrambler lean this far when on the side stand?

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  9. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Looks good 13 . I had thought about going with the low pipes for a while. I ended up with the D&D slip-ons I bought from another inmate.


    The D&D's are loud but they can be quieted down a little. I repacked mine and it helps a lot. The factory packing is tightly wound around the baffle and doesnt do much to quiet it down, I couldnt tell alot off difference between them and open headers. I used a loose packing around the baffles and it gives it a much deeper tone.
  10. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    Yes my bike leans that far also, maybe more.
    I have longer than stock shocks, which I attribute to the extra lean.

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  11. flick

    flick Man on a mission.

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    The side stand is the same same length as a bonnie but the bike sits higher, hence the leaning. When I was in Triumph tech school a couple of us played around with swapping kickstands. While the scram kick stand looks the best the low exhaust on the bonnie and thruxton make it slightly harder to put down. And a thruxton kickstand collects more debris and i was worried about beaking the little "arm" off.

    Just figured that I would share.
  12. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    You must have been reading my mind. Although riding in the MIDDLE OF SUMMER actually (35C/75F) I just today thought: oh Gee, I do love this bike. :raabia Still ...[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Some more pics here.
  13. david l

    david l n00b

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    I've had my Scrambler for a couple of months now and the one thing that disapoints me is the fuel consumption.
    Its standard apart from an Arrow exhaust. I assume its had the Arrow remap. I only manage around 100 miles before the fuel light comes on.
    Would my economy improve if I reverted to the standard ECU map?

    David

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  14. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Vicarious Adventurer

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    How many miles are on the bike? What I've read is that these bikes do not break-in for almost 2K miles. Again, from what I've read, some folks seem to see MPG improvements after that. You kept the stock tune with the Arrow? I thought it was "normal" to retuned the ECU (or rejetted for carbs) when the Arrow was installed.
  15. david l

    david l n00b

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    The bike has now done nearly 3,000 miles. I'm assuming the bike was remapped for the Arrow exhaust when it was fitted (by the dealer). I'm wondering if the economy would improve if it was mapped for the standard set-up?

    David
  16. FoothillRyder

    FoothillRyder Tiger Cub

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    It really depends on where you are, what kind of riding you do, and how much time you spend on the throttle. My Scram doesn't have a fuel light; but I have ridden all the way to empty (3 miles from the dang gas station!). Ridden gently I've seen 45-47 mpg; but it's more typically in the low 40's and will drop into the 30's with a heavy use of throttle, high RPM, or a headwind.

    That translates to somewhere around 125 miles to reserve. I don't know what that translates to on an FI bike with a fuel light.
  17. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Vicarious Adventurer

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    Mine is about the same but I've not done a full fill-up with the Arrow yet.
  18. david l

    david l n00b

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    It doesn't seem to matter what kind of riding I do, in town or out of town, the light comes on at 100 miles and I've run out of fuel at 130 miles.
    I don't think I'm especially hard on the throttle, but perhaps I should experiment with the next tank of fuel and ride it like I stole it to see how low the fuel range gets!

    David
  19. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    I hit the low fuel light at 123-126 miles consistently.
    Usually in the 46-48 mpg area.
    Riding fast or slow.
    I didn't buy it for fuel mileage!
    I bought it for fun. Just ride it.

    Oh, I wouldn't assume the Arrow map, I would verify the Arrow map.
  20. becsta

    becsta Been here awhile

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    I just had my arrow remapped. With the stock map the exhaust was really loud (no baffle) and when I throttled off it made really loud popping sounds. With the remap it is not as loud and it no long pops. It sounds a lot better.