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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
heat shields and mufflers...i am one of the odd lot that actually likes the blue pipes...
I have a couple of questions for you scrambler owners.
I like the bike, and have it on my radar. The first thing I like and wonder is the high pipe, those it melt your legs and luggage? I have a KLR and that stock exhaust is a gunge cord melter! (even without touching the bungees).
Second, what is the maintenance experience with the scrambler?
last, how good is it for 2 up? this is not a priority for me, but just wanted to know.
Thanks for your info! I like the bike it is like a cruiser KLR. I would like to have one for ridding to work or 200-250 mile days and the occasional 2 up day. I fit perfectly but I would like your input.
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Depends where you live if you are planning on getting rid of the stock seat. I have the thrust on gel seat and have kept the original. The bike is parked outside all day while I'm at work. A 37C degree day (close to 100F) means the seat is too hot to ride home (the gel keeps the heat). alright in winter, but the stock seat goes on in summertime. Numb nads are better than baked nads!
2up is fine, depending on your size. I had to upgrade the rear suspension ($200 hagons) but my wife and I are about 375 lbs geared up. Plenty of power unless you're one of those that are afraid to cruise above 3000 rpm. Added a backrest for when she comes along and she is happy.
Maintenance experience is great. Oil change 6k, valves were in spec at 12k.
Luggage is a challenge. The pipes don't bother your legs at all, but get in the way for luggage. There's some good options, just a few pages back in this thread, just pricey. If you travel alone and don't need much, a good tank bag and something strapped to the pillion area will be a cheap easy solution.
Ok amigo thanks!! it sounds like something I could live with. Last year we did 1 or maybe 2 days of 2 up so no need for a gold wing of a 1000+ cc cruiser, and so far I would like my wife to get back on the bike so multi day trips are not even on my mind, solo multi days are! but I am needing less and less every time, so I waas thinking to have a friend build me some side racks to put soft lugguages or at best some givis that I already have.
Speed is not something I am know for, speed limit +10 is what I do most of the time, and speed limit is fine for me so I know this bike is set for.
the oil changes are nice, I read 4.5 quarts and I was omg! but if you can leave it 6k miles it is the same as having 2.5 q for 2-3 miles.
Just throw a light coloured towel over the seat, tuck in to the edges, or use a small bungee cord. My wife learned to leave her coat laying on her Street Triple gel seat when it was parked in the sun. Or just pretend you're in the Dakar and ride the first few miles standing on the pegs.
My wife and I stand on the pegs even on our street bikes, great way to stretch on a long ride.
Concerning luggage, solo multi days are easier. If you're willing to use a tank bag, then strap a big bag across the pillion area. You can get close to 100 liters without racks.
For more, check out the Venture system, it's huge.
Get a backrest for your wife, she'll feel so much better about riding with you. 4 bolts and 5 minutes to install or uninstall.
As far as speed, the lack of wind protection nails me way before the scrambler runs out of grunt. But there's a few cheap fixes that help a bit.
Good luck, it's SUCH a good all a rounder -- fun around town, still capable of touring and occasional two-up.
Went for a ride today, but I'm in-between dirtbikes, and don't much like riding on the road. A bunch of kids were riding quads and smokers when I rolled up... the looks I got on the 500 lb pig were priceless.
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Tell us more about your bike...
What pipe? Wheels? Handlebars? Seat?
I am in the process of installing a set of Nology coils and spark plug wires on an EFI Scrambler. It turns out they don't mount in the same holes as the stock units. If anyone has used these, where did you mount them, where did you attach the ground wires for the plugs, and lastly is the green/blue wire from the old coil + or -.
Thanks for you help.
Pipe are Leo vince gp pro,fat handle bars are from enduro , yamaha trx 850 fork brace(wider),comstar wheels,seat are orginal (cut),koso speedometer,fuel tank little re position,cut original front mudguard(rear from yamaha)[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif],fuel sight gauge[/FONT]...lot of custom work :)
I'm feeling nostalgic here as I haven't posted in this thread for a long time.
I was really hoping get another Scram after my accident but I can't make that happen for the foreseeable future. It is with bittersweet emotion (mostly bitter) that I'm beginning to list some of the accessories I held onto in anticipation of replacing it.
First up is the full Arrow Exhaust:
Soon I'll be adding a few other things like the black NB running lights kit (brand new, in box, never mounted), handguards, rear shocks, tank bag and I'm sure there's a few things I've forgotten.
Enjoy your sweet bikes. I still hope to join back in the crew someday.
got out there yesterday and put about 100 miles or so on it... spring is so damn close...
every one of these shots is so nice.
You beat me to it vonfink13! Fantastic look!!
Bought my matte graphite early Feb and buying hole saw for bafflectomy today. I also chose to keep the blueing. Does the baffle removal increase blueing?
Again nice work and sorry for the copyright infringement!!
Love the look! Tell us about it.
Spring is here in Texas, gonna be 65 tomorrow. My wife and I are on a little 3 day excursion.
Scrambler in short-touring mode: