Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. optical

    optical Adventurer

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    Its crazy how much more grip I have in the gravel on the TKC80 than I did the trail wings. Its almost unsettling...in a great way.

    No problems at 70+. Pretty excited.
  2. alpina-uk

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    Hi Guys, this is correct

    The sts system nipples must be lightly greased and torqued correctly, otherwise the o-rings can fail

    When customers order the sts stystem from us , i ask them to send the hubs to the factory in Italy, and for no charge they will build the wheels for you and ship back

    This way you have piece of mind, most wheel builders have never seen anything like the sts tubeless system before , so its no surprise there can be leaks



    regards

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  3. ajsimmo

    ajsimmo Crinkley Codger

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    Thanks for taking the time Karl.

    How about a 50% discount?????? :lol3
  4. optical

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  5. davidpweis

    davidpweis Daydream Believer

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  6. specnoodle

    specnoodle n00b

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    Iv had a scrambler for a few weeks now and i couldent disagree with those reviews more .i think.its brilliant! Ofcorse its a matter of opinion but i love it! Not the most powerfull bike but then i didnt buy it for power its comfortable for over 120 miles before i get bum ache, good on petrol last time i checked it was about 50mpg. My only fault is the lack of a standard locking petrol cap, otherwise i love it!
  7. BiganDaft

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    This is my Scrambler on the Swartberg Pass in the Western Cape, South Africa.
  8. Boola-Boola

    Boola-Boola Scramblin' Man

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    Great that you love yours too! Triumph do offer a locking petrol cap as an accessory.

    Re That post from 2006 that you quoted (I reduced it to a reference in the quoting above)... I looked for reviews prior to ordering mine in 2008 and found some of those ones - particularly remember the Telegraph newspaper's one. BUT...

    Then I found this thread, read danger_dave's report that began it and the adventurin' that others had achieved with their Scramblers, went 'Yippee, that's what I wanted to see!' (or something like that) and went for it. For road use with offroad exploration whenever I can - I've not regretted that decision in the slightest.

    My conclusion was that the journalists that wrote the reviews were unimaginative wuss twats. (nothing new there then!)

    This thread and other ride reports here on ADVRider prove those reviews so wrong.

    Heck, while I'm at it - It's long overdue but, if I haven't said it already...
    Thank you, danger_dave, for starting this thread with your excellent Auckland ride post. And thank you to all who followed up on the thread. Y'all played a big part in my deciding to buy what's turned out to be my favourite motorcycle so far. It surely is a 'keeper'.
  9. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile

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    I have been watching this thread for a while, and next spring I am going to be in the market for a new bike and I love the look of the scrambler. I have seen a few around here on craigslist in the 2009-2010 years is there anything that I should be aware of with these bikes when I start seriously looking? Or should I pony up the dough for a new bike, has anything changed in the last few years besides color? I would appreciate any insights anyone has.
  10. frichtie

    frichtie Been here awhile

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  11. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Thread killer

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  12. itsforrest

    itsforrest Ugly bag of mostly water

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    Is fuel injection a big improvement on the Scram?

    I'm shopping for a used Scrambler and wondering just how much of an improvement injection is over the carbs on this bike.
    Does f.i. offer any more power?

    My last bike was injected so I understand generally the benefits of fuel injection but I'm curious if the 2009 and later Scramblers have any significant, noticeable improvements in ride-ability over the earlier, carb models.

    I'm going to look at a carbureted 2008 on Monday for a pretty decent price. Is it worth holding out and maybe paying another few hundred for a later model?
  13. sark

    sark Been here awhile

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    Hello Fellas. If possible I'd like to buy a pair of scrambler headers (head pipes). I need a pair without the O2 sensor availability because my Scrambler has carbs. I'm also looking for a very good price. Please contact me if you have a pair to sell me. Thanks!
  14. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    It's been discussed in this thread a few times but Cliff's Notes version is it doesn't really matter. Both bikes fuel well with out any real issues with either. Really boils down to a personal preference. I ride both FI bikes and carb'd bikes and fueling is never on my mind, I just ride em.
  15. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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    In my opinion, it's not an improvement, it's a degradation. I say that for three reasons:

    1) It's more complex with more to go wrong. You'll never have a failed fuel pump strand you if you don't have one.
    2) I hate phoney, and the attempt to make the EFI model look like it's carb'ed offends me.
    3) To stir up trouble. :)
  16. transplanted

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    I had a 2007. Found it to be smooth all around compared to my 2011 FI model which is a bit jerky below 3000. It's not that bad though. My KTM 690 is a bit worse lol.
  17. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    My 865/270 has the OEM CV carbs with advanced tuning mods & it runs great. That said, if given a choice between optimally tuned CV carbs & optimally mapped EFI, I personally would choose EFI.

    Given that any bike that I have at any given time never stays stock for very long, I'm not personally concerned if an OEM EFI bike is not optimally mapped from the factory.
  18. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    Hi Tvscum,

    Installed my Bitubo fork cartridges this weekend. Do you happen to remember how much Sikolene fork oil you needed to use to fill to 145mm from the top of the outer fork tube? I used 600 ml from the 1 Litre bottle; 300 ml for each fork tube. Can anyone else who has installed the Bitubo's confirm? Thanks.
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  20. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    Not sure how many ml of oil I used. But you can simply compress the forks and you'll find the top of the installed cartridge is just about 145mm from the top of the compressed upper tube. Measure it with a ruler if you like. Just fill up the fork until the oil leven comes to the top of the cartridge.