Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. kiwicaveman

    kiwicaveman Adventurer

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  4. 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.
  5. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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  6. TT RDHS

    TT RDHS Been here awhile

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    Excellent!
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  7. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

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    hell yea tv...that was great!
  8. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Nice tv, yes looks like fun. The food there is good!
    But the Scrambler is the worst possible bike I can imagine taking to Mexico off-pavement.
    I don't care how deluxe the Scrambler stock based suspension is set-up...
    It sucks.
  9. Rosa-Brazil

    Rosa-Brazil Adventurer

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    Hi everyone, greetings from São Paulo, Brazil! This is my first post and I´d like to talk about 3 things...

    I am a 5"3 lady rider, and I just bought a 2006 Scrambler in white and blue. It came with the Arrow 2 in 1 and every possible factory accessory, thanks to the previous owner, a collector, who only rode 2.000 miles!

    So far I rode about 200 miles in highways and city traffic, and I liked the performance, comfort and handling. My other bike is a factory lowered BMW F650 GS, and the seat is a bit lower (and more uncomfortable) than the Scrambler. The BMW fuel tank is under the seat, so I never had a problem getting the bike off the kickstand with the weight concentrated at the bottom. Now with the Scrambler, sometimes when it is I filled up I have trouble getting it straight off the kickstand because of the excessive lean and added weight! And I have to me more careful when manouvering, because I don´t have both feet planted.

    Lowering -> So I am considering a little height reduction. The front fork can be lowered about 2 cm, but then ideally I would have to lower the shocks. At the moment is in the 3rd softest position. So what you think is the best solution for a shorter shock? Perhaps something that will also improve performance. I don´t want to go off road (yet!), but the streets here are bad enough.

    Heat -> The factory pipes before joining the stainless steel of the Arrow pipe get hot!! Temperatures here are usually above 25 C / 75 F. What are the pros and cons of wrapping part of the pipe? Any other solution?


    Luggage -> I want to add some type of side handles so I can attach my Wolfman Expedition bag. The bike has a number board and bracket on the left side, but no bracket on the right side - anyone with the Arrow 2 in 1 has the number board bracket on the right side? I might need to ask the previous owner if he had it before installing the Arrow!

    Well, enough questions... looking forward to your input! FYI, Triumph is now assembling bikes in Brazil (CKD), and the first models "manufactured" here are the Tiger XC and Bonneville T100. The first store opens November 10. I hope the Scrambler will also be in the line up soon (but I prefer mine with carbs!!)

    Rosa
  10. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Well... the day has finally arrived and... she's gotta go: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEAUTIFUL...4658768?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item337d3fb350

    Gutted as I am to lose her, the hassle and expense of importing a bike into the US just doesn't make sense, so I need to put my emotions to one side and... get busy building a new one! :evil

    ADV special price is £5k. UK Inmates who may be interested can PM me - no need to go through Ebay.

    Now back to searching for a US salvage bike to create the ultimate 'K-ADV (Kriega Adventure) Scrambler'... eeerm.. I mean, 'back to work'! Yeah, that's is, work. :lol3

  11. gumpt100

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    Hi Rosa, you could fit a pair of Bonneville rear shocks to lower the bike. The Bonneville shocks are 25mm shorter than the Scrambler shocks.

    Steve
  12. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    I agree with my buddy Steve that Bonneville lenght shocks work for lowering, but if you want improved suspension look at an upgrade. Hagon makes fairly inexpensive shocks that are better than the stockers, for example.
  13. tvscum

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    Yes indeed. I was sweating my ass off navigating that rocky, off-road terrain between Tecate and Puerto Nuevo. I much prefer mellow fire roads. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  14. tvscum

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    By lowering the suspension, do you mean to reduce the travel? Keep in mind this bike only has about 4 inches of travel in the front and about 3 inches in the rear. You might consider upgrading the suspension instead.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  15. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Contemplating trading my 2012 Bonnie for a scrambler.

    A little terrified it's one of those 'sounds good now gonna regret like hell later' ideas....
  16. transplanted

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    Why? your bike looks sweet! If you wanna go with a scrambler look, maybe you can get some spoked wheels, throw on some knobbies and you're their. A little different, but in a good way. I've seen some scramblers with the low pipes and they look nice!
  17. trustme

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    The 17 " front wheel means poor tyre choice for off pavement riding so if you want to get dirty the scram is a better option. Better still keep the Bonnie & buy a DR650 or KLR650.
  18. kiwicaveman

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    Didn't you have a Scrambler before Goodcat
  19. Rosa-Brazil

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    I need to lower the bike as a whole - I´ve already lowered the front about 2 cm, it helps getting it off the kickstand. I don´t want to reduce suspension travel, bu I want to lower another 2-3 cm so I can park/manouver the bike in any situation.

    I believe there is a shock upgrade that will make the suspension shorter but more effective, right? I wouldn´t replace with the Bonnie shock, but would consider an upgrade that will also help lowering. Are these a good option for the Scrambler? Any other suggestions (with links, please!)

    http://www.newbonneville.com/html/ikon_shocks.html
  20. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I had an 07 Bonnie before. I got the 12 bonnie this time round because I tried to "be real with myself" in regards to how often I'd actually venture off pavement. Oddly enough, whenever im out on a weekend adventure I find myself crawling down dirt and trail roads every chance I get. I've had 2 DR650's. Love them. Hate them on the freeway.