Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. ajsimmo

    ajsimmo Crinkley Codger

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    From what you guys have said, I think I'm gonna think of something else.

    £1250 for a couple of wheels, (no matter how beautiful) is ridiculous.

    Thinkng about it, thats about 20% of the cost of a new bike!!!

    I think I'll look at Excel rims with Talon hubs, a local company in Yeovil does them and I'm now awaiting their prices.
    :evil
  2. Beach Scrambler

    Beach Scrambler n00b

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    I looked at the Scrambler Alpina rims - thing that put me off is the spokes are not stainless. Alpina do have stainless spokes in their product range but for some reason use carbon steel on the scrambler wheels. I ended up going for Excel rims , stainless spokes and stainless nipples. The wheels are being built at the moment.
  3. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    When I inquired, wheel builder told me Excel rims were not available with 40 holes in the UK. Thus the rear Talon would have to be laced to a Behr rim.
  4. ajsimmo

    ajsimmo Crinkley Codger

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    Anarchist,

    You've got to do it, you know you want to!

    You'll not regret it and you'll have a bunch of fun.:D
  5. ajsimmo

    ajsimmo Crinkley Codger

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    Beach,

    I look forward to seeing them installed and getting some of your feedback.
  6. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    I was told the Excel rims were not available in black for the Scrambler, at least in the USA.

    These guys will take your stock hubs and put them in tubed Sun rims in black, I believe:

    http://www.buchananspokes.net/
  7. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    Finally took some new photos of my 2012 Scram. Still waiting for some black levers in the mail.

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  8. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    Tvscum, well setup Scrambler! Thanks to your terrific front fork write-up, I have a set of Bitubo front fork cartridges awaiting installation. One question, since you didn't use new copper washers under the damper rod bolts, have you experienced any leakage?
  9. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    No leakage at all. I did use blue loctite on those bottom bolts. The writeup Manray is referring to is here:

    http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tec...k-cartridge-kit-installation-with-photos.html
  10. Checkers

    Checkers Scrambled

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    tvscum

    Nice looking scram. I like your suspension mods and the pivot pegs. What turn indicators are you running?
  11. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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  12. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    I searched the thread but didn't find any info on folks using the 905 big bore kit from Triumph Performance USA. Who's running that here?

    I want some more grunt for lugging the sidecar around, and the 905 kit looks to be just the ticket!
  13. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    Some vintage Triumphs on display at the San Diego British Car Day event. The 1967 Greeves Scrambler at the end of the video is a 360cc two-stroke.

    http://youtu.be/HGU7wuBlb8A
  14. Cooper-Clubman

    Cooper-Clubman Adventurer

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  15. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    I'm running a TPUSA 904 kit, 813 cams and flatside carbs. I'm currently running a Zard crosspipe exhaust. I did the work myself with tech help from Carlos at TPUSA. It feels like a completely different bike from a stock Scrambler. I also dropped what I figure to be about 20 lbs with weight reduction mods.
    Well worth the work and money in my estimation. Highly recommended. It would push your hack around better, that's for sure. Anything else you'd like to know?
  16. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    It was a near perfect weather day in my neck of the woods, absolutely gorgeous.

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    And a little time in the sand:

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    Hope you all are enjoying yours as much as I do mine :D
  17. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    Thanks for the response! Did you do all the work at once, or did you try just the 905 kit first?
  18. DoubleCafe

    DoubleCafe Been here awhile

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    Xaman,
    Yes indeed!
  19. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    I do everything bassackwards. I did the carbs and cams first to see if I could get out on the cheap. It did make a difference, but the people I talked to who I trust said do the BB kit too, so I did. I'm doing some long term savings for a big valve head and upgraded ignitor. Remember, there are core exchanges for the cylinders and cams, so you got to factor in some down time.
  20. Motoblag

    Motoblag Replacing skill with will

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    Ah, did the cams help a whole lot? Which grind "version" did you get?

    Also, what was the turnaround time for the new bits? Couple weeks?