Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. vite

    vite Adventurer

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    eeej Hi Milan (neighboor) :) Zdravo &Thanks,the sound now is simular with your bike what is great and i like it,now it sound like 900cc compeared from before,actualy i dont have carb problem because xhaust was damage insight and one cilinder didn't work correctly but now everyting its ok,Dunlops are ok for first impression,i drive then only 10 km or less but rear tyre look little slim (visual) but very good response in corner,sorry that dunlop didn't make wider size for rear.Thank to Ljubisha now i have new toy to play with, till next project....:evil

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  2. sandsquirt

    sandsquirt n00b

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    Wow!! I can't believe that I read the whole thing. It grew a few pages while I was coming along. It's probably going to hit 1000 pages today.

    Joe883. I saw this a little while back and was thinking about this set-up with a TW200 for my kayak. I don't think a scooter would work for very long. I ended up here thinking scrambler because I would like a hack on the hi-way from time to time. Plus, a scrambler just has the cool factor.

    Take a look. http://www.oceankayak.com/fishing/blog/the_side_kayak_car/
  3. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Been here awhile

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    1000 pages coming soon, maybe today! To the uninitiated it must be hard to fathom that a bike so apparently as ordinary as the humble Triumph Scrambler could generate such passion amongst the true believers! I mean, there are many way-more exotic dual-sports that have been around for years longer (2003 in the case of the first KTM 950) and many more, no forgeting to mention the Bavarian Boxers, but the Scrambler seems to press all the right buttons among so many riders.

    How often do we read posts from a current rider of the latest you-beaut dual-sport who wants to line up with us here and buy a Scram! Happens all the time so what is it about the Scrambler that riders find so endearing? That my friends is a hard one to answer in the collective so I can only speak for myself as the owner of a motorcycle rental company that has many bikes at my disposal to ride when ever I want or more correctly, when time permits. I own and have ridden most of the big sellers in this field including the BM's, KTM's and the incredible Tiger 800 which I would take the for a ride anyday before I lifted the keys for the R1200GS's and V-Stroms that we also own. But as good as the Tiger 800 is it still does not give me that inner glow I get from the Scrambler! Maybe the new Triumph 1200 Explorer will be the bike to cause a change in allegences but as good as this bike will also be, I still doubt it!

    So my friends, I feel inadaquate because I cannot really tell you in definative measureable terms why the Scram is such a buzz to ride and own but I will leave you with a small montage of images that explain the many ways and purposes that you can put this bike to. All images of course are of the same motorcycle but in different stages of development. Maybe it is because in whatever form the Scram is presented there are always people who roll up wanting to talk about the bike, take some pics, reminiss about their old Triumph and just express their appreciation of your work. I often tell people that I ride Triumphs because they are not Jappers and they are not Harley's. Nuff said!

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    Lakeside Raceway, Brisbane Qld with my father-in-law, John. I have now "retired" the Scram from the track and put it back into road trim as per the first photo in this series. I feel very satisfied of the service this bike has provided, the fun it has given me and the total reliability of the bike but my biggest satisfaction is that not once has the bike been crashed either on the track or in the mud. Obviously I never rode it hard enough!
  4. JAWS134

    JAWS134 Been here awhile

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    I cant wait to pick mine up on Friday!! Here she is in the showroom.

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  5. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Cool, Can you still get a Scrambler with shiny paint? I thought they were only available in matte colors now?
  6. KSTriple

    KSTriple Adventurer

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    This is my first post in this thread so I thought I would put a pic of my Scrambler.
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    This is my second Scrambler, the first was an 07 and I traded it for a Street Triple which was a great bike but I always longed for another Scrammie.
  7. JAWS134

    JAWS134 Been here awhile

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    Its a 2010 left over. It was a dealer demo and has 1100 miles on it. The price was right and it still has 8 months of warranty.
  8. MotoBuilder

    MotoBuilder n00b

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    I picked up the bike on Friday and I'm just pissed it's been so cold. I've been working on my 1977 CB 750 for the last year and had to pick something up to ride while I'm working, but 15 minutes on the scrambler is all I need to know I'll own it for the rest of my life. Wonderful ride!
  9. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Nice one:-) same happened to me with the Tiger se :-)
  10. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Congratulations :-) a goood choice:clap
  11. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Thanks Paul, it is the oem tires :-) I ride mainly on bad roads with asfalt, and maybe 5-10% on gravel roads. The tires
    have done their job and I am now building new wheels with new rims. And will change to the metzler series that was used on the tiger 955
    rear 150/17 :-)

    Hope to have them ready for the weekend
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  12. Joe883

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  13. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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  14. mr.joke

    mr.joke Adventurer

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    Hello.

    I've just finished reading all the 999 pages :eek1
    and I think I can add just some pics that I thought I've posted already, but nops....

    Here is my bonneville (scrambled) and a scrambler of a friend of mine in route to the Sahara desert in Morocco

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  15. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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  16. EtowahKLR

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    Marc,

    I'm glad you like the pipes. Rejetting is a pretty straight forward process. AI removal doesn't really effect the jetting much, but the free breathing exhaust will. With a carb bike, you'll have to allow for the elevation where you ride the most. For example: I live at 2300' elevation and frequently ride in the Blue Ridge Mountains up around 5000' to 6000'. I'm running Arrow exhaust with the db killer, no airbox mods except snorkel removal, and 118 main jets. So far, I've done nothing with the idle mixture screws.

    Now, my Bonneville has Arrow exhaust (w/o db killer), airbox removal kit w/K&N pods, 138 mains and 42 pilots, and a Triumph Twin Power modified ignitor. If you like to tinker, these bikes are great. I wouldn't worry so much about finding a good dealer mechanic unless you need warranty service. Find yourself a good tuner who can help you dial in the carbs. There's so much power that can be squeezed out of these motors without having to break into the motor. They just need to breathe.

    Good luck, and enjoy that Scrambler!
  17. sandsquirt

    sandsquirt n00b

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    Joe883, I thought that this sidecar would fit my needs if i made it so the front grab handle and the box was removable. Also you could add second padded box on the hack to raise the kayak if you have a problem with approach angles. It would be very versatile.

    http://tw200forum.com/forums/75235/ShowPost.aspx
  18. westonius

    westonius n00b

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    Been drooling over this bike for months and traded in my old shadow (boring) for my new scram :clap brand new. Bone stock with just an engine bar and skid plate.
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    I have some plans for the bike but really could use advice. ill start off small. I'm not crazy about the stock tail lights....I think they need to go.:evil

    (BTW How do i get pics up here i tried but it said something about too much text)
  19. sark

    sark Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the toughful response. I'm DIEING to hear those pipes growl!
  20. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    WOW a 1000 pages.
    Congrats to everyone who buys into the Triumph Scrambler mystique.
    Modern nostalgia that grabs attention.
    Fun bike. Handles well enough. Goes fast enough. Comfy.
    Gaining a cult like following... ...Multiple personalities. :norton:evil

    I got the opportunity to start posting up (with ownership) around page 430 (!) and thought it was big then.
    Thanks to all who do different & cool things to an amazingly basic bike.

    Enjoy, Triumph owners. :thumb :clap