Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Bikebits

    Bikebits Scramblin' man

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  2. Rad1

    Rad1 n00b

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    Steve SA and Hackflipper,

    I know; I know. I need to take the "big leap". I guess I'm waiting and hoping that in the next year or two Triumph will release an "R" version of the Scrambler and give it 15 extra horsepower, a two-into-one Arrow pipe, and a stronger suspension system (all built in to the purchase price).

    By the way, on the multiple occasions when I test rode the Scrambler I was never able to ride it on the Interstate for any considerable distance. Therefore, I need to ask this question: Can you cruise at 85 for long distances (on empty stretches of straight road, of course)? What about 90 :huh ?
  3. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Yes, all day long. If its spinning too fast for you, go +1 on the countershaft.
    Maybe uncork the bike with an aftermarket exhaust, air filter and mapping (assuming its new). That helps quite a bit.

    Then enjoy. :evil
  4. optical

    optical Adventurer

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    I commute 80+ on the Green way most days. Its a little better with the windshield.
  5. Easy10pins

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    19 tooth front sprocket and you won't even use 5th gear in town. Once you hit the highway, click into 5th and cruise at 80mph.

    I would also recommend either a front fork brace or steering damper if you don't plan on upgrading the suspension anytime soon. Stock suspension wobbles a bit on uneven pavement.
  6. Steve SA

    Steve SA Adv Wannabe

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    The chances of Triumph bringing out a model with an arrow pipe as standard are zero. I doubt very much too that they'd upgrade the suspension to a level that most seasoned riders would find acceptable. That said, many owners are more than happy with the stock setup.

    Most of us aren't however and I'd say that if you're going to finance the bike, you may as well just include the Arrow, fork springs and rear shocks in the financing.

    Regarding more HP. I must tell you that just fitting the Zard 2-1 pipe on my bike (ok it was a road going T100 bonnie) has without a doubt given my bike 20% more squirt (I was amazed at the difference). My friend had his arrow fitted before the bike was delivered so we can't compare the before and after but he is more than satisfied with the performance of his 2012 scrambler (and he's owned 300+ bikes in his time. I sh!t u not)!

    To be honest with you, I make a point of hitting the back roads (mostly dirt) at every opportunity and I find long open highway stretches quite boring. I can do that stuff in my suv.

    I think you can quite comfortably cruise at 85 with a decent aftermarket screen fitted (like the one on the picture). The small screens don't cut it for long fast rides. I don't have a speedo on my bike as I prefer to just ride according to what's comfortable for me (I like to judge my speed by the wind in my face and the tingling in my sack)! :D. For me it's about riding a simple bike and just enjoying what I fell in love with on my PW80 back in 1981.

    If you're wanting to do long, 'hanging on the cable' interstate rides then I'd say the scrambler isn't for you but you know you want one so just 'do it' and apologise to the wife later.

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    and another pic just to tempt you some more!

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  7. Easy10pins

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    On the Scrambler, it looks like you have the New Bonneville running light kit. If it is, how do you like it?

    I would like to get rid of the obnoxiously large turn signals and brake light and also have running lights for safer nighttime riding.

  8. Fredicchino

    Fredicchino Been here awhile

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    A quick question for all of you Scrambler riders : for someone (me) who's not a technical or mechanical expert (a complete newbie to be exact... :D ), is it easy to install by myself the following parts on a Scrambler :
    - engine dresser bars
    - skid plate
    - center stand
    - Zard 2-1 exhaust

    Thanks for your comments !
  9. Steve SA

    Steve SA Adv Wannabe

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    Easy10pins. The newbonneville.com running light kit is great. Simply plugs straight in and looks fantastic. definately a good buy! If you're leaning in that direction I'd say go that route for sure!
  10. Easy10pins

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    Much appreciated the response.
  11. Steve SA

    Steve SA Adv Wannabe

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    Hi Fredicchino, In my opinion the parts you mention are very easy to install. They're simply 'bolt on' additions. The Zard required a bit of manipulation but a few Jack Daniels and some help from a mate later it was all sorted.

    Don't be intimidated bud. It's not rocket science.

    Edit: Note that the center stand as well as the engine dresser / crash bars more than likely will not be compatible with the Zard 2-1 exhaust. Do your homework before you buy. Steve
  12. Rad1

    Rad1 n00b

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    Steve SA


    "I like to judge my speed by the wind in my face and the tingling in my sack."

    Now, that was funny!
  13. prince

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    hi, i just got my beautiful low 2 into 1 zard from italy, and i was entertaining putting it on myself. Now i have never done such a thing so what would be your, dear community, advice?
    do they fit together or do i need to put something to hold it, the jets parts ( i don't even know what it is).
    thanks for all your help in advance.
  14. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    Hi prince!
    I installed the 2 into 1 crosspipe Zard. You may have noticed that it didn't come with instructions. When I called the vendor who sold me the unit and asked for an instruction sheet, he just laughed and said, "Those Italians!".
    Let me know if you got a crosspipe Zard unit (there are other low pipe Zard exhausts) and I can talk you through it. It's not difficult to install, but I will help in an way I can.
  15. Triumphantscrambler

    Triumphantscrambler Adventurer

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    Just hours away from taking the scrambler on her first longish highway run to Angola Indiana for a long weekend! 180 miles should be fun!
  16. 9.5isCanadian

    9.5isCanadian "Missing a few pieces."

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    Hey gang great thread.

    I took my Scram on a 16 day 7000 mile trip down to North Rim. Did as much off roading as I could. The White Rim trail was a high point.
    Hit snow in the Boise National Forest, the Sawtooth and Yellowstone.
    Bike ran like a champ giving me a consistent 58mpg fully loaded.

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    Can't wait till next year's ride: Alaska.


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  17. Brunow - 007

    Brunow - 007 Bantam Fever

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    Neat! We demand more pic's :ear
  18. wrightm

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    I thought Deaf Eye was incredibly funny and original
    I almost disappointed it's actually Dead Eye
  19. Dead Eye

    Dead Eye Been here awhile

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    Yeah, It is such a good play on words I thought about keeping it, but I am blind in on eye from about 5 years old, and it is an old nickname. Plus I can hear from both eyes as well as anyone.
  20. Tin Shack

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    Anyone have a constant "chirp" coming from their Zard Cross Pipe? I saw this referenced someplace and can't find it. The noise is getting annoying..............after 400 mile "break-in" I thought it may go away but no such luck. Everything is tight, no leaks, it's coming out of the muffler itself, and when baffle is removed it just takes on a deeper tone.