Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

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  2. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    Just curious. I'm thinking about getting a scrambler after I sell my KLR. Does anyone sell a rear rack that I can attach a topcase to, and still retain the passenger seat? I see the Metal Mule in the post above, but that company is in the UK. I'm not sure about shipping.
  3. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  4. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    Hepco & Becker do a rack for the scrambler. Good range of topcases too.

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  5. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    Warmed up a bit today, and with a new riding season approaching, I figured that today was a good day to take it in for it's 6000 mile service. A couple hours later and the bike is back, oil changed, chain cleaned and lubed, added a little play to the clutch, and had the tune updated. All-in-all, the bike feels good. Bad news is that they found some dry rot on the tires. Guess that means I'm not riding it enough :lol3 Anyways, I remember seeing recommendations for the TKC-80, the MT-60, Tourances, Distanzas, and Heidenaus, but it's hard to dig through almost 17000 posts across 1100 pages, and that leads me to the question: which tire should I go with?

    Also: what happened to that awesome photo that used to be the first thing on this thread?
  6. DoubleCafe

    DoubleCafe Been here awhile

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    Ive tried quite a few tires on the Scrambler and have been happiest with the Heidenaus Scouts, that is if you're doing a little off-roading.
  7. Brunow - 007

    Brunow - 007 Bantam Fever

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    Right from a Triumph Advertise :clap (+1 vote for frontpage)
  8. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    are there any pics when they jump the fence :evil
  9. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    Stunning photo. :D
  10. airspro

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    Yep they sure do

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    New Hagon Classic 3 shocks installed and we did a test ride on Saturday Jan 12 seeing as it was 53 deg F out . They work GREAT , http://hagonshocksusa.com/ thanks Christina with your help we got the right spring for me and my Mrs .

    I rode with her to a spot a mile or so away that has a pretty good dip and bump in it were we "used to" bottom out , I went over it then slowed down and shouted to my wife on the back "feel that bump" ? hehe she said "what u talking about"? She used to hit me from behind after bumps like that :wink:

    Anyway they are a HUGE improvement on the Progressive 412-4260C shocks that I had though were heavy duty enough to support us .

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  11. airspro

    airspro Been here awhile

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    Call Christina at http://hagonshocksusa.com/ She will ask weight for you and pillion and have the shop put the right spring on . Worked a charm for me and my Mrs .

    I have the Progressive's that I took off , could sell you them if u wanted , PM me for info price etc .
  12. airspro

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    Been catching up on this thread and my 07 is a UK ser # .

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  13. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    6400 miles, and maybe 50 of them have been off-road. And that's only if you consider gravel and packed-dirt as off-road. Would really love an >90% on-road tire that looked like a knobby off-roader, but I think that's a little hard to come by. I'll probably end up with the Tourances. Anyone know the difference between them and the Tourance EXP?

    Another issue though, is that my bike wouldn't start today. Has a brand new battery, fresh tuneup, and and worked fine yesterday for a couple of hour long rides. Today: nothing. Took a multi-meter to it, and it showed 12.66V without the key in the ignition, dropped down to 11.72V once I tried to start it. Removing the key shot the battery back up to 12.34V. I've got the battery sitting on a charger now, trying to get it back up to the 14V or so I've always seen batteries have before. Do you think I have a short somewhere in my system or is my alternator not charging the battery while I ride? Or could it be something else?
  14. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Is yours EFI?
    I suggest load-testing the battery, if you can. Don't expect a static voltage in the 14v range, even after charging. IMO, static voltage should be above 12.6v after charging, however.
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    ZappBranigan Been here awhile

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    If all you want is a top case there are lots of options. I have a Renntec rack that held a topcase, and I'd be glad to sell you (it's the one that was on my Scrambler before I put the Metal Mule racks on.) PM me for details.

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    Top case not included (I'm still using it) but you can see how easily it attaches.
  17. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    Took it off the charger after about 45 minutes. Meter did show it at just over 14V. Reconnected it to the bike, and it fired right up without issue. Took the bike out for a short 50 mile ride. It's misting and foggy, and just all around terrible, but at least it's not freezing cold. Shut the bike off while I unbolted the seat, and then reconnected the multimeter to the battery terminals. 12.96V. Started the bike up, and with it running at idle, the meter fluctuated around 13.1-13.2. Pulled out the fast idle knob, and it raised itself to 13.38. Opening the throttle to an even higher RPM, and couldn't get a reading higher than 13.55V

    I'm decent with car repair, and I guess that's where my concern comes in at, since on a car, alternators should put out somewhere between 14-16V. Do my bike's values seem normal and that non-start earlier was just Lucas's ghost having some fun? Or am I right in thinking they seem low and I might actually have a problem somewhere?

    And yes, it is an EFI bike.
  18. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Ahhh...thought so. You need enough juice to run the fuel pump, fire the injectors, & run the starter.

    How old is the battery? What is the static voltage when it sits for say 24 hours without running? IMO, if it is less than 12.6v, it ain't gonna pass a load test anyhow.

    It is possible that your rectifier is contributing, but that may not be the whole story. With what is known at this point my money is on the battery.

    Did you check & verify the battery terminal connections also?
  19. vonfink13

    vonfink13 2013 Scrambler

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    i am absolutely loving those black heat shields....that is gonna be my winter project on my 2013 in matte granite ...any tips or tricks you could send my way would be much appreciated and i see you posted a much more recent pic and it looks like the paint stuck to the shields really well...any troubles or problems...?..thanks....
  20. fotopat

    fotopat Pat / Cleveland, OH

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    Hepco & Becker do a rack for the scrambler. Good range of topcases too.


    I bought one of these Hepco Becker Racks for my Scrambler - nice fit and finish, installs easily - but my Hepco Becker top case that I use on my GS won't fit - the tubing on the new rack is a larger diameter than the tubing on the GS rack. Anybody familiar with this problem? Got a solution? The folks in VA at Capital Cycle where I got the rack were no help.