Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

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    My brother and I went out Scrambling on Sunday in the burn area from a fire a few years back...gotta get it in before the snow comes.
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  2. ajsimmo

    ajsimmo Crinkley Codger

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    That's it I've had enough of the ridiculous light on the Scram, I've bitten the bullet and ordered some VisionX Solstice Solo LEDs. One Wide angle and one spot.
    Not cheap but I figured I would prefer to live for a few more years after the ride home tonight with the so called "high beam" on.:dog

    I'll post some pics when I fit them, maybe some before and after shots in the dark too.



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  3. xaman

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    Border man, that's cool you both have scramblers. Wish I could talk my cheap bro into upgrading his ancient KLR :D


    Ajsimmo, I'll be looking forward to the light report and pics. I still can't believe triumph sent these bikes out with that stock light, dangerous indeed.
  4. DoubleCafe

    DoubleCafe Been here awhile

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    Need a little help.

    I'm thinking of trying to fabricate some mounts on my Scrambler so I can swap a set of Zega Pro Panniers that I have on my 02 1150 GS from bike to bike.
    Have any of you done anything like this?
  5. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

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    Keep us updated ajsimmo
  6. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    You can buy Touratech pannier hoops and fabricate the rest of the rack for the Scrambler using steel tubing or steel plate. There are 3 points on the subframe you can use to mount the pannier hoops to. One is the shock mount, another is the passenger foot peg and the third is under the seat beside the rear fender torx bolts.

    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1845/PN-051-0300/Pannier-Frame-one-piece-18mm
  7. henryII

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    Look familiar to mine from twistedthrottle, big improvement. Used them in heavy rain, fog and the extra light is lifesaving.
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  8. ChuBrocka

    ChuBrocka Been here awhile

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    I hear ya! I bought my Scrambler used and it came with the stock pipes, TORS and Thunderbike pipes. The stock are too quiet for me, the TORS a little too punchy sounding and loud under load and the Thunderbike pipes have a rumble so deep you fell it in your bones. It's hard to describe because I wouldn't say they're louder than the TORS, just a really different fell. In any case, I don't love any of my pipes, but I also don't have the budget to experiment trying to find the right fit for me.

    Still tons of fun overall though. Love my Scram!
  9. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I've convinced my wife that she needs a scrambler. I have to buy used & need advice on what years to look for if I want FI. What year did the scram get FI? Is there something else that I should be looking into as far as year models go? I'll probably have to install some low exhaust from a bonnie. Any & all advice welcome & appreciated.
  10. ajsimmo

    ajsimmo Crinkley Codger

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    Henry

    I see you mounted them on the light bucket bolts. Are you happy with this location and do you get any cagers flashing you for being too bright.

    Why on earth did Triumph do this to the Scram? Its as if they couldn't be bothered.:ddog

    Ali
  11. kiwicaveman

    kiwicaveman Adventurer

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    I've got one of those on my Scrambler it worked alright for a while but filled up with water about 6 months after I put it on the orings in the lense dried out and cracked, fried the circuitry inside good light just it might have a shelf life on the orings
  12. kiwicaveman

    kiwicaveman Adventurer

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    Also thought its time I posted a photo of my mean green beast the tough scrambler dont seem to be able to post picture try to sort it later 07 model that is green silver
  13. FirstPath

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    I believe the '08s are the first with fuel injection. Not to skirt away from a scrambler, but if you're thinking of adding low pipes why not go with a Bonnie? Is your wife short or tall? The Bonnie will have slightly lower seat height as well with a bit more options for storage accessories.

    I'm thinking about a used Scram too but they are hard to find. I'm toying with the idea of picking up a used T100 and adding the solo/rack seat, scrambler tires and possibly bars. Suspension upgrades down the road. Kind of like making my own Steve McQueen special edition minus the 'autograph' signature. It would be dirt road friendly without having to be a dirt bike/dual sport ride.

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  14. Fire Escape

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    '08s got FI in much of the world, but not the USA. My US 08 came with a pair of carbs, the dealer had rounded up a few 'extra' pre FI bikes thinking there might be a demand for the last carbed version. The FI generally worked well enough that there wasn't any big call for carbs and I got my 'leftover' at a reasonable price. Other than FI (and the different tank to accommodate it) the differences among Scrambler years are predominantly color choices.

    As far as Scrambler/Bonneville choices, the 270 vs 360 degree crankshaft makes a very noticeable difference in the 'character' of the bike. Bonne's and Thruxtons like to rev much more than Scrams do, while Scrams with that low rpm torque will happily putter along and ignore the fact that you 'should' have down shifted. There are some foot peg differences between Scrams and Bonnies, the Scram seemed to me to have more 'legroom', I believe that some parts must be shuffled if you want to put a Bonnie exhaust onto a Scram. When I change out the shocks on my Scram, I may go with Bonnie length, despite my extended girth helping to settle the bike, paddling in reverse can leave me not quite reaching uneven ground, also, since they apparently did not design an appropriate length side stand for the Scram (just used what was 'in the bin') a little lowering will let the bike remain closer to vertical while at rest. There seems to be no comparison between the Bonnie and Scram headlights, the Scram's 'fashion statement' of a light, to put it simply, SUCKS for riding after dark and is an odd enough size that an entire new assembly (or auxiliary lights) are needed to fix the problem. Try both if possible to decide which factors matter to you.


    Bruce
  15. ray h

    ray h Been here awhile

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    This sounds weird but is that you or your brother in the pic?
    If I didn't know better, I would think I was looking a a picture of me a few years ago. It's uncanny. I'll see if I can find an old profile picture, I'm sure you will agree. Got any better pictures of this person?
  16. thistle66

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    '08s in the US are carbed. 09 if you want a US EFI.

    Like someone said, why not a Bonnie for ur wife? Low pipes, slightly lower seating, better headlight.
  17. henryII

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    I also mounted them on the signal locatin, think they are better there. But did not dig up a good alternativ
    to the signals :-) Since it is required to use daylight the flashing is not a problem here
  18. twolf

    twolf Dork

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    Exactly what I did, Bonnie for the wife. Both are 09's.

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  19. ajsimmo

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    Looks like this could be a trend!!!!

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    Although she sold the Bonnie last week and now has spanking new Street Triple (she liked the colour!!).

    Ho Hum.....
  20. Rob Dirt

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    I would rather she get a Bonnie, but that's not what she wants. She is over 6' tall so seat hight is never an issue. I'm assuming she will not like the high pipe. I could not get used to it on the few rides I rode one.
    Thanks for the FI info. I'll tell her to look for an 09' or newer.