Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. White Tenere

    White Tenere Look a moose

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    Why dont you contact the show promoter where you saw it and ask them for and exibit list?
    I tried searching alot of different Jumatsu + triumph + Portugal combos and nothing comes up. Maybe ask in the regional forums, someone else might have been at the same show??

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16

    The scrambler looks like they added:
    Bonniville front fender and headlight bezel, some kind of aftermarket tank starp, removed the Chain protecter, cut/trimmed the rear fender. Different shocks or just powder coat springs,different brake light/removed turn signals and re covered the seat,put a grab bar on, Zard exhaust, drilled holes in the sprocket and front and rear disc's, removed bar ends powder coated the wheels and put on a set of Karoo's....

    Nothing you couldnt do in a few hours..
  2. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Heck you can have it, we're moving... new floor isn't so clean
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    but the view's better
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    and so are the roads :deal
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    And hey, we'll be about 12 hours closer to you in Oregon. That's one of the reasons for moving as Jodie's family is in Oregon as well so now we'll just be a day away.
  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Let us know when the house warming party is! What a nice location!
  4. queenpdog

    queenpdog Long timer

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    I have the YSS Z302's. Got them at www.bellacorse.com
    They make a great improvement. I won't do much adjusting either, but I have them set where I like them for the riding that I mostly do. I liked the price, simplicity, and look of them. Good luck with your decision.

    Julia
  5. A mi que?

    A mi que? Love Supreme

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    Milkman, I selected Ohlins with the resevoirs, and I bought them at New Bonneville. The only adjustability to these are pre-load, ie. you wrench the rings up or down.
    I went with Ohlins because I trust them and they're readily serviced here in the States.

    I had an unseen problem with the upper pipe rubbing the resevoir, hence a bald, shiny spot on it now. A couple of washers have provided space needed.

    During spring riding , the resevoir (on the pipe side) didn't seem to suffer any undue heat.
    However, it's now 99 degrees Farenheit, and baby, that thing is hot to touch.

    I don't know if this will be a problem for me.
    Cheers.
  6. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    Very reason I chose the Emulsion Ohlins shock. No clearance issue with the TOR's, and far enough a way from the pipe to avoid o/heating the oil.
    But in saying that, Ohlins oil can handle incredible temp ranges, and not suffer viscosity problems, or deterioration. Oh, and my emulsion units are adjustable for preload, and rebound dampning,and ride height adjustment. (blue nut at the bottom). R Taylor at Nth west suspension NZ, (now part of Crown Kiwi Enterprises), is a guru for building Ohlins gear to individual clients.

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  7. milkman

    milkman can't find my screwdriver

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    Those Ohlins look great Tri Boy, I think i prefer them to the ones with remote reservoirs, but the cost might rule em out

    YSS seem to start around $400 on bellacorse (thanks queendog) but i assume thats for teh basic model. They do work for Rhodie's machine though, so might be the way I'm leaning at the moment
  8. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    From memory, I think the shocks cost $1200NZ April 07.
    Just a note on YSS, and I must tread carefully here. There have been reports coming back from "Industry sources" that the chrome shafts on some YSS products are, how shall I say it, of less quality than advertised, and also internal componnents.
    Be certain of a strong warranty clause when purchasing this brand.
    There is always a reason for being half price to the top brands like WP,Ohlins,Penske etc, and it isn't always labour cost. Just saying........
  9. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    I blew up 2 Ikons and they were repalaced by Ikon.

    I can say that Ikons are much better than stock.

    But...

    I think I can do a lot better.

    Every time I almost have enough bike dedicated cash for the shock upgrade I need tyres, chains for my bikes....etc.

    Probably gonna go the YSS soon (as per Rhodie) ... bike rego arrived today ... Currently chucking most of my cash on the mortgage but that should be over in a couple of years:thumbup Then the fun begins.

    Taking the Scram out this weekend - will post some pics later
  10. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    YSS can be ordered from Adelaide same bloke in Rhodies pix, he will makem just like rhodies for about AUS$1,200 !

    I wanna be just like Rhodie:lol3

    PSST Rhodie .... Laos Craypot Mike just bought a 625KTM.
  11. milkman

    milkman can't find my screwdriver

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    I with you there on both fronts Davo,

    Slight of coin is why I'm still leaning towards Ikon's, they usually bat above their average. There's also a tasty xt600 tenere in my neck of the woods for teh sam price as a pair of YSS

    I'll keep thinking about it here at work.....instead of working.
  12. milkman

    milkman can't find my screwdriver

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    all web forums and information is effectively hear say, i appreciate both sides of it.
    I dont think Tri Boy was trying to write YSS off.
    Having had chrome shocks do that to me before, I appreciate the heads up (necessary or not)
  13. Rhodie

    Rhodie Gusset Nuzzler

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    Davo
    Craypot's a lucky begga - say "Hi!"
    But don't ask Jimoi, who bought his Transalp [read Turkey]:lol3
    Quite inclined on a 690 Enduro - but it will be a year or two before we ever see them in the Land of Smiles!:cry
    You must come over sometime for some great riding.


    Re: YSS Warning from Tri Boy.

    If these concerns are true, then they need sorting out.
    I have passed these on to YSS to investigate, as they are a company committed to quality and sevice.

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    This is a Scrambler on a Supercross circuit!

    All I can say from my own experience, is that my YSS shocks have performed flawlessly - when properly set-up.
    They have withstood repeated hammerings when put through their paces on long journeys.
    The corrugations in Cambodia were fierce enough to crack a rack I had made,
    but the shocks held up well in spite of heat 44+ celcius on the Vietnam border.

    See here if you missed this "test"
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326829

    Having completed the stills shoot, we went back and reshot it on video.
    I hope to post this sometime soon.

    The one thing that did hold up well were the YSS shocks.
    The wiring in the headlight was not so rugged. :)
    The OE BMW ones were killed off early on in the shoot;
    but the GS is now riding well on YSS shocks.

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  14. milkman

    milkman can't find my screwdriver

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    Those pictures make the most convincing argument!
  15. wasp17

    wasp17 Adventurer

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    Try to do that with a standard Scramler :huh
  16. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Hey Mr Wasp your profiles a bit slim.

    3 wheeled wasps tend to have a few shockies:lol3
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  17. Krahe

    Krahe Been here awhile

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    Has anyone tried using the passenger footrest in place of the drivers foot rest on the scrambler? I dropped mine last week and broke the footrest right at the hinge point, and wouldnt you know it the dealer ordered the wrong footrest (the passenger one). I told them to get the correct one. Until then I was thinking of removing my passenger footrest and using that until I get the correct one in next week. The angle of the bracket is different but its a round part so my foot shouldn't know the difference. :hack
    It would save me a lot of time and consternation if someone has tried this before.
  18. trustme

    trustme Been here awhile

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    I dont think Triboy is attempting to slander YSS , he is simply reflecting feedback from a very knowledgable suspension wizzo who works suspension magic on a wide variety of machines including Motogp, his posts about bending shim stacks make my eyes glaze
    Short summary is that there are 3 at the top , Ohlins, WP & Penske , Nothing else competes in terms of performance/tuneability/backup etc, all these shocks have performance capabilities beyond the average rider
    YSS/Hyperpro & many others are a step down in cost & performance , nothing wrong with that, it is still fine for most of us road based riders
    Ikons/Hagons are another step down rebuildable but not really tuneable, still way better than stock
    Me. I'm still saving my pennies hope to get the big O in a few months, dearest but has best local backup
  19. tri boy

    tri boy Been here awhile

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    No hidden agenda wasp.
    I neither sell, push, or am sponsored, past/present/or in the future by any Ohlins rep etc,etc.
    In the past I have been involved with a very sucessful IOM racer, and had a reasonable speedway season or two.
    As trustme mentioned, there is a range of price to performance products out there.
    And my comments on quality of YSS componnents although 2nd hand, come from one of this planets most respected suspension techs, (who is quite happy to promote quality brands and designs of anybody's, but equally ready to make honest assessments on inferior products).
    I did say, just be careful re warranty.
    Enjoy your riding.
  20. queenpdog

    queenpdog Long timer

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    I have no hidden agenda either, and I don't mean to dispute what Triboy has heard out there in the world. However, I am super impressed with the quality and finish of the YSS shocks (and mine are the low end version). They are just beautiful. The brushed alum and chrome shaft (although with low miles) show no wear or flaws. I can't say that about the rest of the bike. After riding in rain several times I am starting to see some rust spots on some of the hardware. I'm in the process of replacing most of it with stainless.
    Anyway, the shocks are top notch so far. And if they decide to fall apart on me, they are backed up with a 2 year warranty. Milkman, I have no reason to try to steer you to the YSS shocks, but I am very confident that you would not be dissapointed.
    Julia