Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Milko

    Milko Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    47
    Location:
    Landownunder
    Grizz I have really enjoyed following the adventures on trail, road and track of your bike here and in ARR. shows what a versatile bike the Scram can be with the knowhow behind it...looking forward to the next incarnation.
  2. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    511
    Location:
    Noosa, Australia
    Here is the Scram as it was last weekend although I am fitting the twin clocks up at the moment. The second pic is the new 675R at Queensland raceway which is the reason the Scram has been "retired" from the track. I plan to do an outback ride on the Scrambler sometime soon so will convert it back to its original look for this.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  3. JAWS134

    JAWS134 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    123
    Location:
    Williamsburg VA
    Hi All,

    I am debating on either a Scrambler or a T100. I love the look of the Scram but am concerned that the pipes may get uncomfortable in traffic. Has anyone ridden in traffic and had the heat bother them. I dont mind some heat, its a bike. I just dont want to feel like Im burrning up. I have been through a few bikes in the past few years, Harley, Tiger 1050, and a few Vstroms. I just want to get some opinions before I make the decision. Ill tell you that Im lusting bad over the Scrambler. One of the dealers has a Demo 2010 with 1000 miles for a decent price and Im about to jump all over it. I have become minimalistic. I think as its been said before, the Scrambler is less but more!!

    I commute 75 miles a day on the Slab. But I also ride the weekends on the back roads.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mark
  4. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    380
    Location:
    Ashburn, VA
    Go with the Scrambler. mine is a blast and no heat yet. I have only had it two weeks.
    Get the Black one!
  5. JAWS134

    JAWS134 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    123
    Location:
    Williamsburg VA
    Thats the plan the matte black 2012.
  6. utah1

    utah1 Big Love

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    199
    Location:
    ZION
    Find any other motorcycle with a low pipe and then slide down to a point were said pipe is right between your legs and you will get the idea of riding a Scrambler. In reality at speed you won't notice the heat, at stoplights or/or stop and go it might get warm. That to me is a small price to pay for riding such a outstanding bike. When i was looking for my next bike I was all set to get a Bonneville and then I test drove a Scrambler and the decision was made. Good luck with your search!


  7. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,812
    Location:
    adelaide South Australia
    I live in Australia & ride my Scrambler during the warm weather, last weekend it was 37c or just over 100f & can only just feel the heat, not really a problem for me.

    Cheers Terry
  8. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    222
    Location:
    Czech Republic/Greece/Turkey/Macedonia
    ... you can always use the exhaust wrap & remove the AI do decrease the temperatures ... and you´ll get real air-condition :D
  9. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,812
    Location:
    adelaide South Australia
    Mine has the AI removed, forgot to add that.
  10. JAWS134

    JAWS134 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    123
    Location:
    Williamsburg VA
    Thanks for the replies all,

    Ive decided to get the Scrambler. I just need to choose between a 2010 dealer demo with 1000 miles for $7200 or a new one. The demo looks brand new. However, You dont really know how hard its been ridden. I think there is only 1 year of warranty left as well. I will decide over the next few days and make my purchase next week.

    Mark
  11. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,462
    Location:
    Just north of Dallas
    I wouldn't be at all concerned about the 1000 miles on it. They are tough engines and it's extremely unlikely that any damage has been done to it.

    And if the bike has never been sold to anyone (titled) I would expect you'd get the full new bike warranty. My Norge was a two year old demo with 3500 miles when I bought it. I got the full two year warranty.
  12. EtowahKLR

    EtowahKLR Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    77
    Location:
    Hendersonville, North Carolina
    It's always easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. It's worked for me for 42 years.:evil
  13. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,030
    Location:
    SW Florida
    davevv's spot on, there's nothing to worry about, get the and put the money you save to good use....... with an Arrow 2:1 pipe/tune. :D

    Regards, Paul
  14. davidpweis

    davidpweis Daydream Believer

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Oddometer:
    28

    Yea..That works for me too. :1drink Sometimes the penality you pay is worth it. :slurp

    I will just break the news via a facebook post....Like how the kids breakup these days; just change their status back to single...lol.

    I can see it now "Picking up my new bike this week...Yea...! Gotta tell the wife now..(hi honey) " :flush

    I love these smilies!

    D

    PS..thanks for the tip on the thruxton preload
  15. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    408
    Location:
    Sandefjord, Norse
    Thank´s to a mild wind, a early start of the season was possible. It was good to shake of the winter.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  16. davidpweis

    davidpweis Daydream Believer

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Oddometer:
    28

    I've been looking all day; Anyone have a linky link?

    Thanks

    D
  17. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    426
    Location:
    Portland, OR, USA
    Here's some Triumph part numbers:
    From http://www.triumphrat.net/1132937-post1.html . Link has pictures too.

    Pricing appears to be about $45 per preload fork cap.
  18. davidpweis

    davidpweis Daydream Believer

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Oddometer:
    28
  19. EtowahKLR

    EtowahKLR Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    77
    Location:
    Hendersonville, North Carolina
    I have both a 2002 Bonneville (breathed on!) and a 2006 Scrambler. I find the ergonomics on the Scrambler a little easier on the old bones. Either one will do fine on the Slab once you upgrade the suspension. The stock suspension will definitely beat you up after your daily commute.
  20. JAWS134

    JAWS134 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    123
    Location:
    Williamsburg VA
    Thanks Etow

    Thats good to now since I plan on a trip with some buddies this summer. The trip will be 900 miles in 2 days and back again. I figure the old bones can handel the once in a lifetime trip with a good supply of MOTRIN!