Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Yup, tires wear out. Faster for some than others...
    Droning straight roads sure makes 'em look square. I hate that lol.
    My destination is always by the curvy road over the straight drone.
    Attack the corners. Helps tires wear in a more rounded fashion. :D

    Very nice looking Scrambler btw. :thumb
  2. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    Not sure davo sorry ... going to cost to much me thinks .... how many K's you got on the trumpy now???
  3. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    bloody hell got to the end ......:clap
  4. danger_dave

    danger_dave Home again

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    There's another similarly titled thread with a few hundred posts in eeeet too. :deal
  5. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Only 60,000 I got a few bikes in the shed on rego, I'm 50 and have been lucky enough to have never owned a car. So the Scram if clean does not leave the shed for the commute on dull days the DR does that (its got 85,000) Then theres the G/S X7, RV125 and a push-bike all ready.

    I rate the Scrambler '06 as the most reliable bike I have ever owned (even though it is low k's) I've done a bit of interstate and desert on it, carrying gear (not posing around town) and it is a good thing.
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  6. panthercity

    panthercity Cap'n Crunch

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  7. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Linky please ?
  8. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    thanks mate ..... still tryin to find a way of getting one
  9. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    You're my hero.

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  10. Makis54

    Makis54 Adventurer

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    Well, I wouldn't say that it popped off like magic, but it did come off. Be careful while sanding or grinding as it is easy to go too deep and get into the head light mount. There was also some rust under there. I am going to sand it and touch it up with some rustoleum satin black. I've found it is close to the stock frame color. The relocation mount I used was from Joker Machine and there were some issues. The holes in the bracket were drilled and tapped too small for the stock bolts and the bolts supplied that mount the bracket to the frame are the wrong thread pitch. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this or not, but I plan on contacting Joker Machine to see if it was a fluke or not.
  11. Isde265

    Isde265 ISDE 265

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    My experience rear is two sets of original Bridgstone (first 3800km, second 3500), one Michelin Anakee 14000km!! and finishing now Metzeler Tourance with 7000. I am thinking now about kind of dirt track ones (Dunlop K180 or Maxxis drt-1) or Avon Distanza. I ride 80% mountain asfalt roads, 10% city and around, 5% highway and 5% off road. I loooove off road looking, but too much money changing tyres!!
  12. Jose74

    Jose74 back on two wheels!

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    That bike looks awsome !!! Where did you get those tank badges? I've been loking for those "mouth harp" ones, but I've olny found some from old time bonnies and I'm not sure if they will fit the scrambler.
  13. tactical-T

    tactical-T TreeStump

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    S'up everybody,
    I've been reading...well honestly looking at most of the pics on this thread for a while. I should have been reading more, but please forgive me. I suffer from serious ADD, either that or I'm just lazyand forgetfull with a short attention span. The point; Love, love the looks and sound of the scram. Always liked Triumph. I'm planning on trading my R1150R in on a new Scram. I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam (yes the B-mer was alittle tall). I know the power is not the same and we're talking about two different bikes. Has anyone done a similar swap? What can I expect? Hopefully not disapointment. Planned use is all around bike. Not looking for sportbike performance but I do like to ride tenaciously on occasion. I'm also an avid dirtbiker, so I don't expect true dual sport performance. Looking to commute and scratch around mountain roads in western NC.
    Thanks,
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  14. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    I owned an R1200R for a while. Had to sell it when I got screwed financially. A long story. It was a beautiful bike. It's really an apples/oranges with the two machines. I don't know where I could start with a comparison vs. contrasts on the two. I guess if you're a BMW person you're going to miss your BMW. The Scrambler actually suited me personally much better than the BMW and I'm very happy with mine. One thing for sure, you can modify and adapt a Scrambler to suit your tastes much more than a Beemer. Mine is on it's third incarnation. I thought this recent thread listed the pro's and con's of the Scram pretty well.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739944
  15. panthercity

    panthercity Cap'n Crunch

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    tactical-T, I LOVE my Scrambler for bopping around locally but it's a whole different animal than my R1200ST.
  16. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    on some thread, somewhere, somebody called the scrambler 'the mr. potato head of motorcycles'. :D
  17. tactical-T

    tactical-T TreeStump

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    Thanks RMAK and panthercity,
    This re-enforces my decision more. One of the most appealing things about the scram is it's diversity and the potential for lots of cool mods and ability to express one's individuality. I thought I was a BMW guy, but that "kool-aid" has worn off. The more I think about it, the more I feel the Scram suits my lifestyle and the way I want to ride on the street. The Bonneville line and the scram in particular are soulfull and eclectic motorcycles. When I get out of the S***hole I'm currently in, perhaps I'll be posting pics of my new Scrambler.
    Thanks again for the reply,
    -T sends
  18. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Funny. I have enough spare parts that came with my Scrambler that about every 6 months I change the look of mine enough to have folks ask "Did you buy another Triumph?" . Changing to tank color three times in two years adds to the confusion.
  19. dhubbard422

    dhubbard422 Adventurer

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    Hello, I've searched this thread and read most of it...but, I couldn't find any previous reference to the following question; if it has come up, please point me to the right page!

    I have an '06 Scram with D&D slipons. They have a nice bark, but like the stock pipes, I wish that they tucked in closer; the pipes are wide, push my leg out at a stop and they make it hard to stand on a wide (but short) dirt bike style footpeg. The shields do a nice job of controlling the heat, but they're just too wide.

    So, I've been considering the 2-into-1 low Zard pipe, but I really like the look of a high pipe... Which makes me also consider the British Customs High Header Exhaust and the Zard High pipe.

    http://www.british-customs.com/british-customs-high-header-exhaust-system.html
    http://www.zardexhaust.com/?page_id=252

    So, if you have either of these high pipes - do they tuck in well enough such that the riders leg completely misses them while sitting on the seat, standing on the pegs and at a stop?

    Any other suggestions appreciated!
    Thanks in advance.
  20. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    I've looked at both. British customs reports that their pipes are LOUD and warm even with the shields. The problem I have with the high Zards (and the Arrow) is that they are too spacey looking. Like something out of the Jettsons. No offense to those that run these systems, they just don't look right to me on this style of bike.

    I wound up ordering the Zard 2 into 1 cross pipe, like is on the Jack Pine bikes. This system weighs 6 lbs.! That's a weight reduction in the 12 to 14 lb. range. I've been taking off and lightening everything I can to reduce the tonnage on my Scram and that's a substantial drop. Enough to make me get over my high pipe fetish.