Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. danpfister

    danpfister n00b

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    I did some research... and I want some continental TKC80s on my 2012 scram. Can anyone here confirm I can rock a 110 in the front and a 150 in the back? Both fenders are already removed... but worried about spacing. Am I good? Also... need a new exhaust. Arrow seems like a good bet. You guys happy with yours?

    Thanks in advance and I'll get some pix up this weekend!
  2. Alfred

    Alfred n00b

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    I have made the most of our belated summer to do a bit of tweaking:

    AI gone
    Airbox gone
    Rejet to 42 pilot and 145 main jets
    Bitubo WMEs at the back and Bitubo linear fork springs at the front.
    Rear mudguard gone

    The difference is impressive, especially the noise, I rode past a high-sided lorry and was nearly deafened by the sound I was making.

    Most of all I really enjoyed the process of working on the bike, so I think I will continue by putting on a 17t front sprocket.

    I have also become increasingly interested in the Mass Mojave exhaust, is this a more open exhaust than the TORS? I have seen mention that they are E-marked, does this mean it will pass through the new stricter MOT guidelines?
  3. ColoradoKevin

    ColoradoKevin Colorado Scrambler

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    I just put the same set of foot pegs on my Scrambler today. After 3 years and just over 30,000 miles of riding, I dropped the bike for the first time. Less than ten minutes later I dropped it again. I managed to break the left foot peg (which is the reason for the upgrade), bend the clutch lever and trash both Tiger hand guards. Considering how rocky the trail was I think I was lucky—the damage could have been much worse! I did remember reading, somewhere in this thread, how the passenger foot peg can be swapped onto the front in case of "breakage". That worked great, so thanks to whoever posted it!

    I'd also like to thank Shercoman for welding the crack on my frame (unrelated to the above incident). I've been fortunate to meet several ADVer's and all of them have been "good people". Also, we're trying to organize a Colorado Scrambler owners ride. If you're interested please PM one or both of us…
  4. ColoradoKevin

    ColoradoKevin Colorado Scrambler

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    Just looked closer at your pics and they do look better in black. The local shop where I purchased them offered to powder coat them but hitting them with the rattle can is cheaper. Plus, I can touch up the bash plate while I'm at it.
  5. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    The KnL footpegs use the oem springs and pivot pins, they will fold up like the stock pegs, pretty much at a 45 degree angle. Last I knew there was no standard height option but you might want to verify that as I was specifically looking for lowered and could have missed other choices.



    Bruce
  6. optical

    optical Adventurer

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    I don't believe the "bottom" of the peg is any lower. Its just that the height of the peg is shorter from bottom to top than the OEM pegs, so they have a lowering effect.

    I picked them up as well and they are nice. Now, to get some spacers for the right foot bracket to rid myself of elvis legs.
  7. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    No technical talk to contribute. Just hate to see the lights out on the Scrambler thread when I check in. Here's a nicely done Scram sent to me by my buddy Henry (Henry II here):
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  8. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    Anyone got good ideas for skid plate bolts? The cheesy hex jobbers that came stock always seize and round out as you're trying to remove the danged thing. :bluduh No amount of anti-seize stops them from corroding in place.

    I'm going to say screw it and put in regular headed bolts and call it a day, unless other folks have better ideas. Usually anti-seize or blue Loctite works but both have failed for this application.
  9. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Got out for some back road riding with a buddy today. He borrowed my '08 Scrambler for a while last year while trying to decide what to buy, ended up with a pretty white over red '06. When we stopped for some lunch it was very apparent that his bike seemed to stand up 'normal' on the side stand while mine (and the other Scramblers that I am familiar with) leans rather drastically. I had always attributed this to Triumph using the same stand as on the Bonny, despite the longer Scrambler shocks, now I am wondering about that. So ... Scrambler owners who still have stock length shocks, does your bike lean drastacally on the side stand?



    Bruce
  10. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Yep, mine has the lean. I noticed a couple months ago it was getting worse and found the kickstand bolt had loosened up and was about to fall out. Thats when I decided to check all the bolts on my bike and found that the front sprocket was also loose as well.



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  11. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Thanks, I haven't noticed that mine was getting worse but I miss a lot more than I used to so I better check that bolt!


    Bruce
  12. DoubleCafe

    DoubleCafe Been here awhile

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    I'm diggin the brown leather seat, the Tuxedo Tank and the MAS aluminum fender!
  13. Steve SA

    Steve SA Adv Wannabe

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    Did 1000km of dirt riding 2 weeks ago on the annual "Parys-De Aar Rally" in South Africa. What a blast!

    Hope you don't mind me sharing a few pics.

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  14. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    :clap
    Nice pics!

    I can't wait about getting mine. Till about 10 days to wait. Aaaarrrgggghhhh
  15. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

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    lovin' the pics...get some!!!
  16. TREE

    TREE Interloper

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    Did Triumph ever make a Scrambler in that vivid lime green ?
  17. monks_point

    monks_point Adventurer

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    They had a two tone color scheme a few years back. It was white and a pretty bright green.
  18. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    I thought the silver/green scram was a good color combo.

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  19. Steve SA

    Steve SA Adv Wannabe

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    @gseur - The suspense must be killing you? Well worth the wait though.
  20. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Yes now that I've tried her and that I know she will come, it's too hard.