Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Boola-Boola

    Boola-Boola Scramblin' Man

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    My 08 EFI throttles impeccably from the get go - no stumbles or snatching anywhere. Always has done - with the original stock mufflers (too quiet) from new, then later with TORs retrofitted (with Triumph's TOR tune downloaded to ECU). No dramas - ran impeccably, changed mufflers and flashed ECU, ran impeccably.
    Can't fault it. No induction or exhaust modifications (except the swapping to TORs) on mine.
    The TORs noticably improved (over stock mufflers) acceleration in top end of speed range. e.g. time from 90mph to 100mph noticably shorter. And they're on the 'top' list of best sounds in the world!!
    In short - I'm delighted with my EFI.
  2. hbmichael

    hbmichael Been here awhile

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    Thank you Boola-Boola!
  3. gk ryder

    gk ryder is this thing on?

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  4. Alexlebrit

    Alexlebrit 125 rider

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    I'm only on page 443, but catching up fast so forgive me if this has been asked already (I trued searching but nothing turned up). As my Scrambler owning days are a way off yet, does anyone know of any scale models available, nothing helps me save better then looking at a small version sitting on my desk. Plus there's a few (make that a lot) of tweaks I'd like to try to get my Scram looking the way I can see it in my mind's eye so I figure it'd be far cheaper to try colours etc in scale than on the real thing.

    So does anyone know of a scale Scrambler (failing that a Bonnie would do).


    And now back to 2009, who said time travel was impossible?
  5. thistle66

    thistle66 Been here awhile

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  6. gk ryder

    gk ryder is this thing on?

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  7. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Been here awhile

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    How many of you guys with scramblers have the Zard exhaust that goes under the frame like the hammarhead scrambler? How loud is it and is it bareable on long trips?
  8. TT RDHS

    TT RDHS Been here awhile

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    Without the "db killer" installed, it is VERY loud at high revs.
    It sounds absolutely glorious.

    With the db killer in, it's quiet and has an intermittent high pitched "chirp", that I found annoying...
    I shortened the db killer about 1,1/2" - 2", and cut out the little bar that goes across the inside of the insert.

    Now it sounds nice. Maybe a bit louder than is "politically correct", but not loud enough to piss off my neighbors.

    :beer
  9. Trayvessio

    Trayvessio Super Strom Trooper

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    Great post! On my HT racks I had the same experience with the rattling. I experimented with wrapping the racks themselves a few times with electrician's tape and found that this solved my rattling problem. For what it's worth!
  10. Alexlebrit

    Alexlebrit 125 rider

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  11. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Nice ride with my wife yesterday, perfect weather...


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  12. COride

    COride Adventurer

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    Rode her home 3 days ago and 180 miles of break-in riding so far. Keeping her between 2500 - 4K revs, no lug and havin' a ball. It's cold but who cares - it's a new motorcycle!!

    phone pic for now -

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  13. chasssmash

    chasssmash Banned

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    Hey-can someone please tell me how to remove the triumph badge from my scrambler. I am repainting the bike and am getting custom lettering instead
  14. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    heatgun+fishing line

    or waxed dental floss if it's fairly new
  15. chasssmash

    chasssmash Banned

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    Thanks!!.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
  16. Two Moocows

    Two Moocows n00b

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    Took the Scram out for a ride in Bahrain on Saturday. It was a beautiful day.

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    Lovely sunsets in this small country.

    Enjoy.
  17. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    Beautiful pictures Two Moo, can you say new desktop background!:clap
  18. Tin Shack

    Tin Shack Adventurer

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    Not loud at all with the baffle in.................you will have to cut out the small crossbar at the end of the baffle or you will have the annoying "chirp" mentioned above!
  19. Dcc46

    Dcc46 Been here awhile

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    Fun in the Sun, and sand along the ICW . Sorry no mountains or grass here, but it is 80 degrees and sunny atm. 800 miles on it since last week when i bought it. This bikes a hoot.

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  20. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    My Metal Mule racks and Kriega luggage came in a few days ago, but I spent the weekend out of the country, so I couldn't really do much with it until today.

    The pipe-side rack mounted easily enough
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    but I ran into a problem with the off-pipe side. When I tried to mount it behind the footpeg bracket, the rack would push into the spring a fair bit. The rack itself looks straight, and since I remember the bike falling on that side on the highway a few years ago, there is a chance that the footpeg bracket was bent in slightly. :muutt I do have scrapes on my swing arm where that bolt sticks out at. A local bike shop suggested the same a few weeks back while they were mounting my tires, but other than the marks on the swing arm, couldn't find any other hints of the frame being bent.

    The MM instructions mention that if I had the Arrow pipe, and had bought that rack, there would be spacers to mount the rack to the outside of the footpeg bracket. Since I didn't have that kit, I went down to Home Depot and bought some nylon ones.
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    Racks seem solid, and when I used them to pick the bike off of the side stand and shake the rear end up and down a bit, there wasn't even a wiggle of play in the racks. And that's without using the cross brace connecting the two racks together as a 4th mounting point. I still need to come up with a good spacer for that.

    So, with a steady rack, I mounted the Kriega bags, the Overlander 60 set. I liked how adjustable the setup was, since instead of a bag, I could put on two Rotopax containers. Thats either 60L of dry storage or 8 gallons of fuel/water. Or a combination of anything between:eek1 I just have the drybags for now, but with the short range of the Scram, I'll definitely trade in one bag spot for the extra fuel.

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    I think I'm gonna have to take a nice long trip sometime soon to give this the proper workout. :ricky