Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. ChuBrocka

    ChuBrocka Been here awhile

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    Awesome! Thanks for the vid Terry. They sound sweet. A little smoother than the TORS as far as I can tell. Didn't realize they were so $$$! I'll have to plot and save a while if I want to try those out.

    Anyone interested in some Thunderbike pipes? Trade for some Staintunes perhaps?
  2. soundcc

    soundcc Been here awhile

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    please, anywhere (on two wheels), but not here
    I thought I would report back in as to what my problem ended up being.
    For those that are interested and those who took stabs at my dead bike diagnosis, it ended up being a bad ignition sensor. It was a bit of a time for final failure find as I was busy chasing fueling and then headed over to spark.
    http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tec...l-crank-position-sensor-nerdy-and-boring.html

    This was the link that headed me in the right direction and Page one was all that was needed to find the bad pick-up.
    If any of you experiance a bike dieing and think it is fuel related, I suggest you look at the crank position sensor.
    My fix was less than a three hour job after parts were in place. Be sure to order a new Right Side engine cover allong with the sensor.
    The sensor part # is T1290131.
    This was an easy diagnosis from person that makes a living swinging a hammer. To tell the truth, it is the first time I have ever used the ohm's of resistance portion of my mutlimeter and it was fun to perform the duties myself.

    I bought this bike to harken back to a tyme when a bike was something you could keep on the road through your own accord. It seemed to be the last multi cylindered air cooled, carbed machine in existance and though I am a little concerned that it failed in the way it did, I did not need error codes read from a laptop to fix it.
    I hope that this helps any one that runs into dead bike syndrome. Do take a look at the link, it is good knowledge to add to your bike brain.
  3. gk ryder

    gk ryder is this thing on?

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    wow! and well done.

    welcome back 007. :D
  4. kiwicaveman

    kiwicaveman Adventurer

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    I had the same thing happen to my 07 check coils plugs nothing worked mate who is a bike mechanic, 5 mins sorted $99 and rode away.Athe time only had 10,000 k on her now 60,000 and no issues
  5. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    I am after a enduro type tyre, not too expensive. Any here testet metzler karoo or mitas, with 150-70/17 rear?
    Or any other options?
  6. gk ryder

    gk ryder is this thing on?

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    Hi,

    I had a Karoo and was happy with it, but my favourite combo is Metzler Sahara 3 on rear with Tourance on front.
    After owning a BMW xchallenge , I thought I would try that rear for little mor drive in dirt but keeping the Tourance for a non sliding front on sealed.
  7. kiwicaveman

    kiwicaveman Adventurer

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    I've used the Mitas e07 front and rear found they were good on the bitumen and alright on loose dry dirt roads, thy didn;t like mud or sand.Te Mitas e09 dakar rear is good in all areas and wears well average of 5-7000 kms, currently running Dunlop 606 rear and 21inch front Karoo seems to be a good comprimise between dirt and road
  8. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Or godt nytt aar as we say in Norway. Just some hours left off 2012 but I manage one last mod this year.

    Spare tank, red and black

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  9. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Nice henry.
    The many personalities of the Scrambler. :thumb
  10. none

    none Been here awhile

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    "Or godt nytt aar as we say in Norway. Just some hours left off 2012 but I manage one last mod this year."

    Det er veldig godt! That's the best I could do.
  11. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I'm gonna unload my solo seat with rack and custom cover soon. Will post tomorrow in the flea market, shoot me a PM if anyone's in the market.
  12. Jim_C

    Jim_C Adventurer

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    What would be the current selection for rear shocks. I have searched and read this thread a couple of times.
    I just like to double check.
    90 percent street use. Occasional 2 up. How are the Progressive brand that I see on ebay?

    Also rear luggage rack. Looks like Ventura is good, the Renntek is UK only ?
  13. Bikebits

    Bikebits Scramblin' man

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    Shocks: Can't speak for Progressives, but Ikons work well and are very good value for the money.

    Renntec racks are super sturdy, look right on the Triumph twins and are available from a few US suppliers.
  14. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me!

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    Well, I am headed down the road of modding my Scrambler. I got a really sweet deal on a 07 Scrambler about a month or so ago. Bike is in good shape and looks mostly new but has high miles. First thing on my list was to replace the leaking cam cover gasket. Done, easy peasy.

    Now I am in the middle of adding double front headlights I picked up from Aztec8.com. I went with the black 5 3/4. This is a bit more involved. If anyone decides to do this hit me up and I'll give you the heads up on the wiring. It looks complicated but in fact it is pretty easy.

    The pain in the ass in all this is relocating all the wiring stuffed in the stock headlight housing and relocating the ignition.

    I hope to have this buttoned up on Saturday. Here are a few pics of where I am at. Notice a rodent must have taken up residents inside the stock headlamp. Lots wires to be soldered and wrapped. Fun!
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  15. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Graniteone, I'm excited to see the dual headlight set up.

    When I mounted my mini head light I had to find a place for the nest of wires in the bucket. Took some patience but I managed to route them all under the left and right side of the tank.

    Good luck.

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  16. kiwicaveman

    kiwicaveman Adventurer

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    I've got Gazi 380s fully adjustable compression and rebound thread ajustable preload rebiuldable work realy well on my scrambler, $800 fitted been giving them a hard time for 2 years
  17. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Ikon, Progressive, Works, Ohlins, YSS, Ricor(?), etc. Many shock choices Jim.
    Some may be more of a euro or down under choice (availability). Do your homework and study! Emails, phone calls...
    What one guy likes, another dislikes, like the never ending oil debate...
    The Gazi's look pretty cool.
    My thought is, if you buy cheap shocks will somebody rebuild them if you don't like them? Some have said YSS ae stiff shocks vs plush.
    Gotta study!

    I have YSS on a old Honda, Progressives on an old Yamaha RD and Works on my Scrambler.
    Most don't go Works because they're spendy. They all hold the bike up. :D
  18. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me!

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    Got some time this evening to button everything up. I think it looks pretty good and went rather smoothly aside from all the fucking wiring being a pain in the asrse. Way too much bs wiring on that loom. I attached the ignition switch to the side of the headlight bracket with a small L shaped bracket and now it is top facing.

    The lights are way brighter than stock but I ll need to do some evening rides to see what the deal really is with these, my gut tells me they are going to work great.

    Next up is new bars, mirrors and Pivot Pegz. Shocks are going to wait till summer.

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  19. BlueBlazerIrregular

    BlueBlazerIrregular Bike Punk

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    I HOPE that some team at Triumph sees how good this looks, this SHOULD be an option! Looks GREAT and USEFUL!
  20. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    Well to B honest I do not fancy the double vision (although I understand the reason why) but whats makes me really excited is your garage! Scram, GS 800, GS 1200, KTM ... Bf-109, gliders, acrobats :clap Do you fly RC planes? In that case I can explain how to transport 95 inch glider to the airport on Triumph Scrambler .... :evil