Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. SMT925

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    These are the lights that I used. They have a free form reflector. They are a flood light but light up the road great. I used a Bosch headlight relay and used the high beams to turn them on. It is a tight fit but the relay fits in the headlight shell.
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    Here is a closer pic of the front
  3. xaman

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    Awesome, THANKS for the details.

    If my new headlamp is at all weak, I'll be trying out your setup.
  4. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    I need some help with some measurements...

    I installed a Seat Concepts cover and new foam, which is significantly thicker than stock. I planned on purchasing the Triumph Low backrest / sissy bar, but see that it is incompatible with their "king and Queen seat", presumably because of the thickness of the seat? I'm not as fond of the high backrest aesthetically.

    If anyone has either the low or the high Triumph backrest, could you measure the clearance from the bottom of the seat to the bottom of the backrest? It would be super helpful to know how these will fit.

    Also, is anyone is running a backrest with a City Bag, or does anyone know if they are compatible?
  5. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    Hey Terry,

    I've run the staintunes on my 06 Scrambler for the last 50,000km or so.

    With the quiet bungs/plugs in they give a happy fat chubb-chubb noise at idle and around town, bark a little when you rev it , make the most glorious burble-gurgle on the over run and are not annoying when cruising on the highway. :clap

    As they're meant to be legal with the bungs in, I figure they'd be similar loudness to you Thruxton.

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  6. TerryK

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    Cheers might have to save up for Staintunes, thanks for that Terry
  7. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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  8. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Hi guys, posted this over on another forum but wanted to get more Scrambler owner input. Any opinions/experience is appreciated.

    I noticed when I ride, if I let go of the bars(no hands) the bike steers/pulls to the right consistently. Even if I take the left hand off and only try to steer straight with right side/throttle it will pull to right.

    So, is this off balance due to the weight of the high side exhausts on the right side of my Scrambler leaning me in that direction?

    I have the 2012 bike, 1200km now.
    Tire pressure is front 32 psi rear 41 psi. Manual lists F: 31 R: 41 psi.
    Forks looks ok, seems normal.
    Wheels are aligned.

    Never experienced this drift on my past bikes.

    So for the Scram owners, is this normal and do you also experience this drift/pull to the right?

    Thanks in advance.
    Dave.
  9. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    That is not normal. When I let go of the bars on my 2012 Scram it goes straight enough that I can adjust my gloves, helmet, shield, etc. and I don't have to worry about it.
  10. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    will i be able to see the rest of this somewhere on the net ST?
  11. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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    Nope, not normal. My son and I both rode '06 Scramblers for a couple years and they run as straight and true as any other bike.
  12. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Been here awhile

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    Dave, Normally I would suspect faulty or worn front tyre or perhaps steering head bearings but that would normally result in a head shake at lower speeds eg under 70 or 80kph if you took your hands off the bars. But then I notice that you bike is nearly new and has only done 1200km so the above is unlikely however there are two other possible senarios.

    Who checked your wheel alignment and how was it done? Are you relying on the alignment marks at the chain adjusters because often these marks are inaccurate.
    Secondly, could it be the way you are sitting on the bike... I have seen some riders that don't sit straight on the seat, you know, one cheek permanently hanging off the side! Perhaps you could get your local tech to take it for a test ride to get some extra feedback. I any case I wouldn't say it is life-threatening.

    BTW, I am a qualified bike tech. Griz
  13. b0rderman

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    Again, I think it is the pipes. Everyone who has answered so far has afternarket pipes (ex: Arrows). Interested to see if anyone with the stock heavy bastards can get their bike to go dead straight with the hands off the bars. My brother and I can't without shifting the far left. He has a '12 with stock pipes, I have a '09 with stock pipes.
  14. SMT925

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    I have an '06 with the stock exhaust and mine does the same thing. It drifts only slightly to the right when I let go of the bars. I don't remember my CB1 doing this but figured it has to do with the crown in the road and the extra weight on that side. You might also want to check the alignment of the rear wheel.
  15. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    Quit texting, Dave!:D
    Seriously, I never noticed any pull when I had stock pipes. Probably a dumb point/question, but did you ever have the wheels off? I have read where some people put the spacers on in the wrong place on re-assembly.
    I do think it's as good a rationalization for lighter and better exhaust as any, though. It's a great first step in allowing these engines to breathe I'm running a Zard cross and it's a great upgrade. Many cool options out there.
  16. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Hmmm....
    My Scrambler is the only bike I have that I can comfortably release the bars and continue straight. Never done much 'hands free' riding but the stability on the Scram makes it possible for someone like me with no natural sense of balance. In a similar vein, I use a DR 650 with 20mm ammo cans for general transportation in the winter. Between the weight of those boxes and the collapsing of the OEM springs it would barely stay upright on the sidestand (before getting new springs this month) so I would have to pack all the heavy stuff into the left can when shopping and I still never noted that it 'wanted' to turn left when loaded. Of course with my challenged balance and a 17" SM front wheel it doesn't get ridden 'no hands'. There are lots of bikes with exhaust systems (factory-heavy) on one side of the bike only and I never hear (or experience) that they won't run straight.
    I would recheck that alignment with strings, straight edges or lasers and see if it really is straight. Good luck.


    Bruce
  17. mint julep

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    Hi guys.

    Ok, I just noticed this drift as I ride after my first break in service. I noticed I kept correcting the drift pull while riding on highway and then let the bars go to see what was up and I'd change lanes on its own.

    The dealer mechanic did adjust the chain tension, doubt the wheel came off.
    Its brand new 2012 Scram only 1200km.

    I sit straight on the seat, no favouring one cheek or the other. Both cheeks seated.

    I spoke to the dealer owner yesterday, he says it sounds like alignment issue in the rear. He did say that issue was strange and it shouldn't do that.
    I'll swing by the dealer later today to see what they're gonna do.

    Hope thats the issue.

    Thanks guys, keep ya posted.
    Dave
  18. Boston813

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    Mine did/does that too if I go by the alignment marks on the rear wheel tensioner.

    If it pulls to the right then you can try tightening the right side.
  19. prince

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    hi all, i just got an 06 and looking to upgrade to some aftermarket pipe(s). what would be best, zard, mass mohave (these two are my favorite but i'm open) or something else? they do need need to be black though. Also same question regarding the seat, no, it doesn't have to be black.
    Thanks in advance
  20. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    Hi Prince!
    06's are the best year because of the silver engine, in my humble. Mine's an 07 and came with that confounded black engine. I had to change the covers to polished aluminum to approximate the look of an 06. Congratulations on a very cool bike! Don't know why you want a black exhaust, though....:huh
    I have the Zard. Love it. I did try Triumph TOR's and Norman Hyde Toga cans first. All upgrades are, well, upgrades and for the better.
    I'd do a Mohave and keep a little of the high pipe old timey look on your classic Scrambler. It's kind of funny that the Triumph Modern Classic line already has some vintage to it worth preserving.