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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
They had one of these there, too. 104 HP, 351 lbs wet, $26K.
If you want one or some parts here is the guy that makes them. http://www.bonnevilleperformance.com/bonneville_performance_800gt.htm
I believe his name is Carlos. Good lad.
It's Bill Gately, he is about 20 miles away from me. I have run into several times. He is a really nice guy.
Whoops! I accidentally started a new thread - mea culpa - but this is where I want to be . . .
More than forty years later I have finally returned to the fold of Triumph!
Having had to abandon my old Bonnie back in the Sixties in the South of France due to a blown big-end bearing, I am finally ready to re-ignite the love affair. She was a rorty snarling beast back then and despite good experiences with Beezers and Panthers she in her fecklessness was the reason why I turned to Beemers and Guzzis to find what the British seemed incapable of doing, building a reliable bike.
Guzzis filled the bill - (Beemers were a bit too boring) - and I now have a beautiful green V11S which I'll never sell. But I've been watching Triumph go from strength to strength and much as the new Tiger 800XC calls me - it's the Scrambler that I think will directly heal the pain and right the wrongs of yesteryear. And my heart is old-school - I also have an XR1200, and had to sell an older Guzzi Mille to get me this Scrambler - so you probably get where I'm coming from.
At any rate I got me a barely broken in carburated red and white '08 and here's the thing . . .
She comes close to stock, but the owner fitted a low-pipe Zard which he then removed planning to sell separately. I got the Zard as part of the deal, but truth to tell, I like the high-pipe look. But the stock pipes are a bit too much chrome for my taste and so I would like to go to a high pipe Zard or Arrow system.
Anyone out there want to go low and swap out there high pipes for low?
I'm in Ontario, Canada so it would probably have to be someone in North America for it to make sense. The Zard is in great shape - barely used - and in its original box.
If I figure out how to post a picture the pipe and bike are as seen:
Shit, yes it does!
I stand corrected. Carlos works with Matt Capri at triumphperformanceusa.
Off season sorry that post is not from today
Tridays 2011 cortege with 1500 triumph's a lot off speed3 and bonnies. Some scramb too, here
And now transform that Norton into a P 11 desert-sled of today!!!
Me too but did they not just get bailed out by the GB government - I would be a shame to see another rebirth fail.
Please tell me I am wrong...
That is such a lovely bike
Man, I'm really missing my Scrambler lately.
You are a lucky man, this pic is FULL OF WIN
some of you might already have realized that I drop in every once in a while, sometimes discussing scramblers with you. Perhaps one or the other remembers the pics of my yellow 1981 Triumph Tiger Trail, the last Meriden Scrambler. This bike and my soft spot for bikes like this always brings me back to this thread.
Yesterday my wife surprised me: She rides a Suzuki GN 400 since 1981, of which we own two since some 10 years. In a German forum covering these bikes is an actual discussion about alternatives with classic attitude and not too much horsepower. There I mentioned the Italian Scrambler Satcen introduced on page 951 and showed a pic of it. Iris looked over my shoulder and said something like 'Wow, this is a very nice bike indeed!'
I showed the other pics in that link to her and she even liked it more. Sadly, we can't afford another bike. She even thought of selling her 1972 Bonni which we got as a basket-case-job some 20 years ago. And that proved to be so much more destroyed than it looked at first sight. She also realized, that the money out of this sale wouldn't be enough.
But it's very nice to see, that after a pause of about 6 years while caring for her mother, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, she is still and again interested in motorbikes. And I can confirm you: she would only choose a bike that's pretty in her eyes.
To put in a bit of my own point of view: This Scrambler is very much how I would build it if I was at the helm. Seat, rear frame-loop and rear-light are ingenious! There are also some, but just minor, drawbacks. I would have chosen a lamp-shell, that's not so bulbous. The front-fender doesn't really meet the front-wheel's diameter. And I never liked these bottle-shaped silencers, I'd prefer a megaphone-type or as my lady mentioned yesterday something like a Harley-Sporty styled silencer. Perhaps a tank in two colours (white with red stripe or something like that) and without the knee-pads would look 'lighter' ...
My lady is a bit camera-shy, here's a spy-shot of her behind my Suzuki Big from the distance ...
And one with her bike just some 20 kms around our back-door.
I think, she'd look great on that Scrammy. And I know, she would make good use of it ...
Kind regards, Bambi
At Eicma I found a company that supply the mc industry with mirrors and blinkers. They are at the producer level, problem is to find a seller of their product. Mr chang and ching is not responding at my reguest
but they have over 9000 different mirror...
I am looking for this style, simular to the plate under my sramb. Anybody seen a shop that have them?
Guys, I've seen photos of the scramblers with chrome crankcase covers, Triumph don't list them to suit the scrambler/270 crank engine. My mate asked the dealer today about fitting the chrome covers to his 2011 & the dealer said the covers won't fit.
I think the America has the 270 crank & chrome covers, so has anyone fitted the chrome covers to a Scrambler & were there any problems
Couple of months ago my scrambler came out like thist from the paint shop... She was matt green originally
BTW, tonight I am obliged to change the rear stock Bridgestone, and I decided to try the Continental Twinduro... it just surprises me that after 5000Km the tire is just so flat... is not too early for a change? . Happened to any of you?
I don't know about the EFI later models, but I replaced my 07 black engine covers with a set of polished aluminum Bonneville covers from the same circa. They fit. I believe I had to make a slight modification because the breather tube wasn't the same, but the cases are interchangable with Bonnie and Thrux. I remember that the dealer didn't think I could do it because the parts numbers are different. But I just reasoned that they didn't know what they were talking about, as usual, ha, ha! Some guy over at rat.net is selling chrome everything. Might be worth your while to check it out.
can't help you with the tire, but what color is that? is it an OEM color from some car?