Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Black looks good, but you can have "too much of a good thing" :)


    I had my shields powder coated flat black, and wish it would have been satin. They went from "too much chrome" to "too much black". The scrambler high pipes are so prominent that they draw your eye immediately. Since I have the black thunderbike pipes, I just removed the rear shields.

    I also wrapped my pipes, which some despise. I think a little subtle contrast with the pipes/shields is a good thing.


    Here's a pic, just to help those making decisions:


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  2. vonfink13

    vonfink13 2013 Scrambler

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    that bike is really black...really really black...my bike is matte graphite and i love that color..that will allow some contrast..i'm leaving the pipes from the engine alone..i like the chrome and blueing look...also..i am going to leave all the bolts silver.. that should help it match the rest of the bike....there are bits of silver and graphite on the bike that i am also leaving alone...i have thought about this for a while and i think i am gonna like it....i know i am not loving the big chrome pipes...
  3. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    Just got my Excel rims back from Buchanan's ($1,000). I weighed them before and after. The alloy Excels are 5 lbs lighter than the stock chrome rims. I kept bending the stock rims on the dirt, so hopefully these will hold up better. I like them and they seem to handle better on the freeway.

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    Also, I finally found some mirrors that I like, and that I can actually see out of. Expensive though, ouch!
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/round-black...erbird-Daytona-Sprint-Scrambler-/221080083910
    The left one will not fit because of the front brake reservoir. I am not giving up on making it worth though. Or, I may just have to live without the right mirror and sell the extra one. The same mirror fits either right or left side.

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    And, speaking of the brake reservoir... This is the OEM Triumph black. Beats looking at that pee cup.

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  4. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    Well, I took the plunge and decided to do the mod. All because of the little grey shield that hides the rear break reservoir:[​IMG]
    I had noticed it a while back, and it bothered me then looking out of place as the only grey painted piece on the bike, and when I did the bafflectomy this morning I saw it again. So, I went to the store, held the paint in my hand, and thought that if I was going to paint one thing, might as well paint it all.

    I came home and removed the parts, giving the chrome heat shields a light sanding. Took everything outside to spray it, and then brought them back inside again to dry. Repeated this a couple of times before sticking everything into the oven to cure.

    Just put everything back on the bike a few minutes ago, and I think it looks alright. But my garage is badly lit and its too dark and cold out to see it in better light. Once I come home from work tomorrow I'll post something decent, but until then ill leave you with this:

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  5. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Tvscum,

    Is that 5lbs per wheel, or 5 lbs for the set? Do you feel any "seat of the pants" power gains?


    They look great.
  6. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    Only 5 lbs total for the pair (that's $200 per pound!). Not too much power gain (the real power gain came from the TTP tune, Breathe, filter and uncorking.) Granted, my rims were bent and I used to have Slime in the tubes (not anymore). But the bike feels much smoother. Not as shakey over 90 mph on the freeway. Have not taken it in the dirt yet with the new rims. I'll be avoiding the rocks :-)
  7. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    I went for Staintune mufflers, smaller mufflers & heat shields looks better & sounds great.

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    Link to sound clip

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    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euJVXCOluLA&feature=share&list=UUPSstOEnd2NSu0Va6kt2ySg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euJVXCOluLA&feature=share&list=UUPSstOEnd2NSu0Va6kt2ySg
  8. Brunow - 007

    Brunow - 007 Bantam Fever

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    nice!
  9. fotopat

    fotopat Pat / Cleveland, OH

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    I see you removed the front fender. Is that a fork brace on your Scrambler? If so, what brand?
  10. ChuBrocka

    ChuBrocka Been here awhile

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  11. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    I don't have a pair of TORs to compare with. I can tell that the sound is a little louder than stock, and a lot deeper, but that's about it.

    Rustoleum makes a high temp paint, good to up to 2000 degrees. Should work on the pipes. I'd recommend using the high temp primer too, since that's a large area to sand. And like any spray paints: several light coats is better than one thick one.
  12. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Fotopat,

    That's just the standard Scrambler front fender mount.

    I wanted to easily have the fender back on in certain weather.
  13. fotopat

    fotopat Pat / Cleveland, OH

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    Thanks - just got my hopes up!
  14. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    TOR's are slightly louder than stock pipes with a bafflectomy.

    I was happy with the sound of the bike with a baffectomy but after side-swiping a deer this spring it left me with a ratting sound in the top muffler that was driving me insane . I'm happy with the TORS's , They are not nearly as obnoxoius as the D&D slip-on's I ran on the bike for a while.
  15. mstakern

    mstakern n00b

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    Nice bike! I have a red and white Scrambler and live in Reynoldsburg. If you don't mind me asking where did you get a good deal an the Arrow 2-1 pipe?

  16. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Nice work TStorm. Any insight on how loud it is compared to the TORS? I find my TORS too loud for my taste, but the stock are a bit too quiet.

    I had the same problem for 4 years, stock too quiet, TORs too loud & I would keep swap them back & forth.
    But after buying a Thruxton with Staintunes I found the TORs way too loud so I bought Staintunes for the Scrambler, wish I had done it years ago, perfect sound level & legal & they sound great. It pulls like the TORs & revs out as well.

    I posted a photo & sound clip a few posts back.

    Cheers Terry
  17. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Been wanting one of these for years. Just bought this leftover 2012 model...

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  18. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    You don't have to rejet for AI removal. Instructions on the Arrow install are here:
    http://store.proitalia.com/downloads/instructions/A9600094.pdf

    Make sure you install the headers on the correct sides. They will fit either way, but as you can see from the instructions, the right header wraps around to the bottom. Also, you are going to need new copper crush gaskets at the engine block. They're called "exhaust pipe sealing rings" here:
    http://www.bikebandit.com/2012-triumph-bonneville/o/m154235#sch735281

    The fasteners that bolt the headers on to the engine have two different bolt holes. The small, round hole goes on top. The oblong hole goes on the bottom. You may want to use some Wurth Exhaust Assembly Paste on the silencer joints, which are held together with springs:
    http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopcart/9144/POR_9144_EXHpip_pg2.htm
  19. tvscum

    tvscum Been here awhile

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    OoooooH... aaaaaah! Those virgin, silver headers!

    What's the matter? Ya didn't like the Mikey Mouse mirrors?
  20. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    It's been months since I've last heard a set of TORs so I can't really offer a good comparison, but I keep reading that the bafflectomized exhaust is kinda somewhere in between stock and TORs. It's been in the low 20's(F) so I haven't gotten a chance to ride it yet. :vardy Keep replaying that video and you'll have heard my bike more than I have :cry

    It may be below freezing, but it was sunny enough I was able to pull the bike into the driveway and take a better picture of it with the painted heat shields and rear reservoir shield. Maybe it's because I'm used to seeing it the other way, or maybe I'm being a little OCD and it's because of the small flaws in the paint that I know are there along with knowing the paint doesn't quite match the rest of the black on the bike, but I'm not quite sure what I think of it. At least I know I can always buy a replacement set if I decide I really don't like it.

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