Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. MikeD.

    MikeD. mmm, Chicken Strips

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    I just purchased a used 2007 Triumph Scrambler and the tank doesn’t look very good inside. It looks like the whole interior is painted red with a white coating around the filler. The red is scratched away from fuel nozzles and the white coating is peeling off and flaking into the tank. Is this coating from the factory or is this some sort of repair job? I am trying to figure out if I should get this cleaned and sealed or replace it.

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    By the way, I have been lurking in this thread for a while and now I have myself a new (to me) Scrambler! It will be a bit for title and plates so for now it is relaxing in the shed.

    Mike
  2. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Looks like it's been resprayed, my 06 Scram has the red & the 09 Thrux is black inside the neck
  3. DoubleCafe

    DoubleCafe Been here awhile

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    Manray!

    Thanks for the tip. I shop Touratech quite often and Never realized they sold just the hoops.
    Thanks Again!
  4. MikeD.

    MikeD. mmm, Chicken Strips

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    Are they red and/or black down in the tank also? I kind of expected that it would just be raw steel.
  5. trustme

    trustme Been here awhile

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    Looks like a trend
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    My wife is pretty short but copes with well the Bonnie , just gotta make sure that stopping & starting is on fairly level ground. Only dropped it once in 2 years, stopped on loose metal , her foot slipped & down she went.

    Since height is not a problem, I suspect she would get used to the high pipe pretty quick. Seems weird at first but after a couple of days she wont notice it.
  6. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    Trustme,
    Those are the weirdest pillars I've ever seen on that building. Do those square protrusions near the top serve any purpose or just decoration? Maybe a NZ thing.

    Also, nice family and bikes.:D
  7. trustme

    trustme Been here awhile

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    Photo is taken in Arrowtown , an old mining town in the central south island. Buildings of that era had lots of funny little ornamental stuff.
  8. NoobIAm

    NoobIAm Far, far from the Garden.

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    Well duh… it keeps the rats off the roof. :lol3
  9. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Hey y'all! So i am looking to get a new bike when i finish school (as a present to myself) and i have absolutely fallen in love with the looks of the tiger 800 xc. I have read a ton of reviews and people who have tried them but i wanted a real insight look, from owners! so i do plan to do some offroading (once i learn with a 250 :evil) but also a lot of freeway for commuting. So what are your thoughts and concerns? please list pros and cons... also costs of maintenance/parts!

    thanks in advance!
  10. Boola-Boola

    Boola-Boola Scramblin' Man

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    Hi y0y0,
    If it'sTiger 800XC advice 'n' stuff you're after then you're a bit off topic on this Scrambler thread.
    Best place to look and ask may be on Tiger 800 threads like...
    Triumph Tiger 800
    Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt
    Tiger 800XC owners: Would you buy it again?
    (there may be others but a quick look in 'Beasts' turned up these)
    You can, however, find out loads of good stuff about Triumph Scramblers on this one! :D
  11. optical

    optical Adventurer

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    Ended up ordering a 140/80 K60 and a 100/90 TKC 80 for the front....we'll see how it goes.
  12. ajsimmo

    ajsimmo Crinkley Codger

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    Contacted Alpina UK to ask about these -

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    Karl told me "The black alpina Tubeless cost £1250 inc UK delivery.... up to 6 weeks delivery time as they are made to order. Or the silver rim, black hubs i have in stock i can do for £1120 inc delivery"
    :huh
    After picking myself off the floor, I sadly realized that I would never have these beautiful wheels on my bike, except in my drunken dreams!!!!

    Take a look if you've just won the lottery...... Alpina UK
  13. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Oh yeah i totally missed the "scrambler part" hhaha
    I have already grown fond of thsese! some look really bad ass!!
    thanks for the heads up!
  14. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    Is that $1,600 each, or for the pair?
  15. Anarchist

    Anarchist Office Linebacker

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    What is it about the Scrambler that makes me want it more than any other motorcycle in production? I love that bike. I have tested 2 of them but have not bought one yet.

    I think they are absolutely beautiful.

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  16. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    I´ve got them for approx. 900,-€ both of them (just the tubeless kit: rims + nipples + spokes). Not 100% happy about them caouse the´re still leaking - I have to add air every second week...
  17. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    Satcen,

    Alpina is saying that leaks are a result of customers not installing spokes and nipples properly when using their own hubs. As for complete wheel sets built from the factory (hubs, rims, nipples, spokes), they are not experiencing any leakage issues.

    Just wondering, do you agree or disagree with what Alpina is reporting?
  18. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    For the pair.
  19. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    Since Alpina is selling this item as a "Tubeless Kit" I´d rather suppose it has to be 99,9% airtight. Otherwise it should be called "Semi-tubeless Kit", shouldn´it? Just using my common sense... Anyway I like them and IMHO they are worth some extra inflating. I just hope it gets not worse (have just some 8.000 km on bot on and off roads).
  20. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    A friend ride with factory Alpina on his Bonneville. His rear startes to leak visning us in july. We had the rear off but we found no hole in the tyre. The leak had to be from the spokes. Since he live in Italy the quick fix was a tube:-) so he went home with a Alpina tubeless with a tube:-)