Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. 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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  2. vonfink13

    vonfink13 2013 Scrambler

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    that bike is beautiful...love the silver bolts on the black pipes...really nice...
  3. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Fresh outta the crate, and never been started, in that shot. As virgin as they get. :wink:
  4. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Looks great to me Tstorm.

    Congrats DRZ, that's gorgeous. :clap
  5. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Super nice. And listening to the Arrow-equipped 865/270 is like having aural sex :D
  6. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    I've been riding for nearly 40 years, and have owned dozens of bikes, but I have to admit that the Scrambler, with the Arrow pipe (sans pea-shooter), is the best sounding motorcycle I have ever heard.

    Pure bliss!

    :thumb
  7. Dcc46

    Dcc46 Been here awhile

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    New member of the scrambler club. Here's my new addition. I couldn't wait any more for a used one to show up.

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  8. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Beautiful, congrats! :clap
  9. Chowdown

    Chowdown Texas Aussie

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    January in Texas. 70 degrees this past weekend...doin' it tough. (yes, i know the pipes are wrong. dealership did it and i havent felt the need to change them yet)

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  10. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I'm hoping somebody can help me decide if it's feasible to convert a bonneville to a scrambler, since I've got a line on a cheap one(under $4k), or if I'd be money ahead to just get a scrambler?

    Does a scrambler have differnt shocks and forks? I've never ridden one, just the bonnie, and I would want stiffer springs and longer travel and real knobbies

    Also, and most improtantly (to my drug addled mind at the moment) does somebody make a left hand replacement exhaust system?

    and what about that solo seat with the rack? I've heard they're not that strong? Is there some other solo and aftermarket rack available?

    If my questioning seems incoherant, I jst had surgury and still doped up, but I've been thinking of this project for a few months now, and I have time to shop for parts and plan now.

    thanks
  11. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Yeah, you can Scramble a Bonnie, however Bonnies have the 360 motor.

    You could go with something like a Zard 2>1 low pipe exhaust, & then you wouldn't have to change the starboard-side Bonnie side cover.

    To me though, a big part of Scrambler charm is that 270 motor. For that reason alone, for me, a Scrambled Bonnie would never satisfy.
  12. The Killstar

    The Killstar Ted Simon Acolyte

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    I am sort of trying to Scramblerize my Bonneville. In all honesty, besides the engine and a bit more ground clearance, I don't see why the Bonnie can't do everything the Scrambler can.

    I think I've posted this pic before, but I'm kinda going for a desert sled/touring/cafe. Probably not pulling it off, but oh well.
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  13. soundcc

    soundcc Been here awhile

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    I just installed a Seat Concepts seat upgrade to my mooorsickle. The fit and finish was supreme and the extra height will get me closer to nirvana. The original find for a seat upgrade was found in this thread and I was impressed enough with my findings that I shipped the seat to them and had it back before the rains quit. I am planning a trip to Panama and am headed to the inaugural Circuit of the Americas GP race in Austin Texas and new that a seat upgrade was in order. I can say that the company knows how to treat a customer and many a aftermarket manufacture-supplier could learn from thier practices..
    I will follow up with my findings in the comfort department as miles tick by.
  14. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile

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    I did not like the 270 motor, so I am scrambling a bonneville.
  15. 2T2_Ryder

    2T2_Ryder Adventurer

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    Nice!! I went through the same thing waiting for a used one to show up for almost a year before I just bit the bullet and bought my 2013 in matte graphite. The black looks great, congrats man, you'll love it!
  16. falconrider

    falconrider Adventurer

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  17. ferals5

    ferals5 Long timer

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    Great colour :wink:





    I :raabia black bikes

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  18. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Hi JustKip, I've ridden Bonnie Se, Bonnie T100 and don't like them. I've test ridden the Scram and just love it.
    So I will just advertise to test a Scram before you do anything. There's a big difference between the two motor, ground clearance and so on.
  19. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    This looks beautiful. I think the single pipe is 100% improvement on the original pipes that look like a couple of droopy dog dicks and quite frankly spoil the whole shebang.
  20. Boola-Boola

    Boola-Boola Scramblin' Man

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    +1 :clap