Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. milkman

    milkman can't find my screwdriver

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    I have similar figures to Davo

    Only mod is TOR's.

    I hit reserve at 189km's once, from city riding and commuting.
    The stop starts really take it out of the Scrambler more than other bikes I've had.

    On the weekend, country roads with my girlfriend on the back I got 250km's before filling up, hadn't hit reserve. I think I only put 11 litres in it? So could I go 300 highway km's without a pillion?

    I'm confused!
  2. Bikebits

    Bikebits Scramblin' man

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    I'm regularly getting about 245 km on my Scrambler when switching to reserve. Mostly 100km/h 2 lane roads and gravel roads.
  3. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    Yeah I got a few comments out yesterday. On the way home on 440 through Staten Island a guy in a Gold Wing came up in the left lane - saw him approaching in my mirrors but then I went back to focusing ahead because there was a car in front of me. Riding along and I noticed he had not passed me yet. Quick look to my left and he is riding next to me and staring at the Scrambler. Once I caught him looking he took off. :D
  4. scrambled

    scrambled hillbilly

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    I'm not much of a tour guide....but I'd be happy to hang out w/other Scramblers......not heading up there 'til Friday. I need to get myself in gear and order my tickets and camping pass. Will get it done this week. Have been preoccupied trying to plan a family vacation to NYC for the end of this month.
    :beer
  5. scrambled

    scrambled hillbilly

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    Just got off the phone w/ Mid-Ohio.......FYI....the dude told me that only season pass ticket holders will be allowed to enter the campground before Friday morning @ 7 a.m. and also said that camping spot locations are "first come first serve" so it's best to get there early. I asked if there was a designated Triumph camping area and he said "not that I'm aware of". Did not order my pass yet. Will do some more digging. Anyone else look into this yet ?
  6. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    I saw this on a Triumph in the UK and decided to do it to my Scrambler. I removed the choke knob (OFF THE BIKE) and cut off the plastic pull knob leaving just the metal shaft, then I drilled out my little 8 ball key chain($1.49) to almost the same size as the shaft.
    I heated the shaft up with a propane torch and using pliers pushed the shaft into the 8 ball, melting them together. Re installed new 8 ball choke knob, it works and looks great!!

    [​IMG]

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  7. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Looks great but lemme get this straight, you were using an open flame to heat the rod connected to your primary gas flowing device! :eek1 Hope you were :freaky at the time. :lol3

    You got dice for valve stem caps? That was the first mod I did on Jodie's Bonneville. :deal
  8. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    I removed the choke knob, as in I took it off the bike...
    I've been know to do some questionable things but I draw the line at fuel and open flame:lol3 :lol3
  9. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    :clap Figured as much. :lol3
  10. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Scrambled, I thought I had read somewhere that camping opened up on Thursday. Hope to see you there.
  11. scrambled

    scrambled hillbilly

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    NP
    I'll be there. hope to go up that Friday but might be held up 'til Saturday. Sent in my check for the R.A.T. Party today. :drums
  12. Krahe

    Krahe Been here awhile

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    I am still getting used to people driving/riding next to me to look at the bike. Lots o finger pointing. I find strange poeple standing around it when I go to lunch.

    If you want interesting or are good at lip reading:
    Park the bike outside a cafe and sit where you can see it. Its amazing how many people walk up to it and stand around talking about it when you arent there.
  13. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    Is there any difference between 06, 07 & 08 models? Other than colors?
  14. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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    I don't think so. At least not anything significant. They did change the fuel tank itself in '08 in anticipation of fuel injection but the change is relatively subtle. The mounting points are different.
  15. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    2006 came with the silver engine/cases 2007, 2008 came with all black engines..
  16. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    My 06 is kinda black...
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  17. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    bross, nice digs! Can my doGs and I move in with you for the summer? Looks like you would have a really clean floor so I wouldn't lose so many oily bike parts. :lol3
  18. milkman

    milkman can't find my screwdriver

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    Time to seriously consider some rear shock improvements.
    I usually like to wear out the originals first, but doing 500km of two up on the weekend on some twisty back roads, I found me and my pillion being bucked into the air or hitting the stops on a number of occassions (I may have been going a little fast "sometimes")

    So reading through the past threads on the matter has thrown up some confusion for me (keep in mind i'm a suspension spaz)

    Ohlins are stretching the budget, but i bet they're nice

    I have previously run Ikons on other bikes - good performance at an affordable price.
    I read Davo that you've blown a couple? Any thoughts? What did you end up with?

    I've had a look at YSS website, G 302 look like one's Rhodie helped developed - no price listed.
    Has anyone tried the YSS E 302 (standard replacement?) or Z 302 ?

    I don't need endless adjustability as I wouldn't even know what I was doing!

    Maybe I could just take it easy, but as I have a missus who is keen to come for rides, and that gives me more bike time, I should look into this.

    Any thoughts appreciated (sorry if this has been covered but my search couldn't turn up the answer)

    Cheers
  19. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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    And I'd even deliver it to his house...for free... :wink:
  20. fulviapaulo

    fulviapaulo Been here awhile

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    Gonna bump it! :evil

    Sorry guys but really liked to know who/what the hell is Jumatsu :huh

    Cheers