Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Thanks Griz.
    I don't recall my side covers being overly heavy at the time - it is cast aluminum right? And I did not weigh them.
    But I agree with you, parts replacement should equal to or lighter than stock.
    Thats hard to do here in ADV land. Racks, skidplates, guards, mounts etc all add up to make a bike heavy ...fast.
    And everybody adds that crap round here.

    Now if I just had a motor like yours, for some real punch. :evil
  2. Blinky03

    Blinky03 Adventurer

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    Careful Eric, where I come from that sort of comment has a bad name ..... My 06 was built in the UK but I don't nessassarily see it as a positive, I'm just happy with the way the bike performs.

    ps: the British car industry in the 70's and 80's blows a hole in your theory about who makes quality motor vehicles
  3. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    Yo hey, what brand are those hand guards and do they fit over stock levers?
    Nice pics.

  4. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    Winter brings less riding & more tuning. One of the last annoying things on “my precious” is the layout of the rectifier under the headlight. Moving it on the place of the horn is frequent although it doesn´t IMHO save the show at all. It still destroys the clean classical lines and looks again somehow strange on that place. Me no likey.
    I was looking on other bikes and their rectifiers recently but I still have no satisfactory solution. I´d like to hide it somewhere it the under-seat area... Any suggestions or experience?

    BTW this is the weirdest locations I have seen: BMW F800 engine “cooled” rectifier :D:eek1.

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  5. ferals5

    ferals5 Long timer

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    I moved my dakar VR from under seat/ behind engine to out in the breeze on the side of the engine. Much more betterer :deal voltage regulator dumps heat much more efficiently.
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    You can see it on the right side of engine . Not sure where I'd move the scrambler one to. Sometimes I think it sticks out like dogs balls but then I forget all about it when riding :D
  6. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    And there lies the reason for its location. Although I have not felt my regulator to see if gets hot. In the air, stays cool IMO.
  7. MikeD.

    MikeD. mmm, Chicken Strips

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    I used to have a BMW F650 which has the rectifier mounted under the seat and it stayed very hot there. Most owners over on F650.com relocate it to prevent heat related failures. I moved mine out from under the seat and put it on the front forks (just like the Scram) as it seemed the best location for cooling. Of course the F650 has a small front fairing so it did not change the appearance of the front of the bike. I have heard mention of replacing the Triumph Rectifier with a MOSFET unit which does not get as hot then moving it under the tank. If you have the airbox delete, there should be plenty of room behind the side covers which should have plenty of airflow for the stock unit (considerable rewiring necessary obviously).
  8. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    PO moved my R/R under the seat, and said he had no trouble (Lamented was the owner). I didn't feel like moving it, but didn't want to risk an overheat-failure, so I bought a mosfet version and kept it under the seat. Hasn't been tested much, but living in NYC, it doesn't take much riding to test heating issues, since there are stoplights and traffic every 50 feet.
  9. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    Yep, I sure do!
  10. specnoodle

    specnoodle n00b

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    i got these from busters a uk company, got them off ebay they fit over standard lever with out the bar ends n clamp to the bars. if your looking for good wind protection tho i would replace the plastics with some bigger ones,im considering that myself. but still they where only £30 ish if you want il post up a few pictures:D
  11. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    It's going on my Bonnie, but its a scrambler seat at heart. I reworked the foam with some gel insert, lost the white piping, ribbed the top, and used a new material over the whole thing. Very comfy, and breathes really nice.
    The older I get the more I appreciate a decent seat.

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  12. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recoverin speedfreak

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    Nice job, Sunshine! :clap

    Any chance you could let me know where you got that seat, fenders and tail light? I've seen variations of these parts around, but yours look spot-on. Also, what's the seat like on looooong rides (looks kinda narrow up front)? Is there enough room for a passenger to be comfy with the shorter subframe?

    I assume you chopped the back-end yourself and welded on the replacement hoop, right?

    Questions, questions! :D


    Cheers,




    Michael
  13. Two Moocows

    Two Moocows n00b

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    The weather is great for riding here now. :clap The middle of summer was a bit hot (45C+), so I didn't do a lot.

    It's camping season here now. Lots of huge Tents in the desert of dust and rocks. No trees or greenery.

    Took a couple of shots of my 2012 Scram in the dust. Hope you like. Sorry if they're a bit large.

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    Stew.
  14. transplanted

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    Love these pics!!
  15. frichtie

    frichtie Been here awhile

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    ...and I know you're right! The thing is, I'am kind of tired of buying stuff ``made in Asia``. And I know there's a difference between buying a winter coat or a motorcycle. O.k...I guess I have to say that by Asia, I probably meant China... Still it's a shame we can't buy great bikes that are made on the continent where we live.

    From the comments I read here AND the searches I made on several other websites, I have to say I don't see a problem anymore with buying a Thai bike. And one just can't compare a 1985 bike made in the G-B or US with a bike made in Asia (Japan).

    Eric
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    sark Been here awhile

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    I'm sorry to repeat this comment but I'm still looking for these pipes. Please let me know if you got a pair you'll sell me. Thanks!
  17. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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    sark Been here awhile

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  19. ClineDesign

    ClineDesign Grandpa

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    Here's a guy in Seattle selling the stock EFI scrambler exhaust for $50.

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3399926496.html

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  20. twolf

    twolf Dork

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