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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    Ernie Vigil has posted, on his website, a great write-up on his Triumph Scrambler riding - covering a near 3000mile in 48hrs Border to Border run (Mexico - Canada - Mexico) and the ScrambleME video that followed.

    'The Scrambler Story' on ernievigil.com at http://ernievigil.com/home/?p=360

    Right on!!
  2. philosobrad

    philosobrad problem_solvent

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    Great read!
  3. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    I have used the Triumph branded tank bag for many miles. Cinched down good so it doesn't move and I have 'minimal' wear on my tank.
    They key is to minimize movement.
    One of my plastic buckles on my Triumph tank bag did break though. It still works ok as a three legged dog. :huh

    Its a good easy place to carry small items on the hard to carry stuff pesky high pipe bike.

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  4. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

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    Don't get me wrong I love tank bag...I'd cinch the livin shit out of it with the same idea, but all the fire road dust and bumps still got in there and left me with some 'minimal' wear as well (after about 10k miles of abuse). If I look really close I can see the wear in the pattern of the soft rubber pad on the bottom of the bag, so I know there was some micro movements going on. Son of a! But yea, in terms of ease of use it is very hard to beat a tank bag.
  5. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    Ciao Norris, hi all (this is my first post also).

    Look here my 2001 Bonneville T100 turned into a Scrambler
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    There is a long list of changes (and pics), if you are interested I can translate from italian in my bad english.
  6. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Very nice looking bike you have there!


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  7. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Are you speaking about "Scramble me"?
    Nice video but not new. I was thinking he has made a new one. I will enjoy a new one as nice as the first.
  8. greer

    greer Long timer

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    Oh wow, Sam! Can we see some more pictures, please?!

    Sarah
  9. bighead3

    bighead3 Adventurer

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    Yes, there is a new one out with Ernie on the Scrambler and Nick Apex on a Tiger 1050. Here is a link. (hope it works)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eewnPbh0ww8
  10. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    I'll try to reply to your questions

    Of course, without problem you can change the 340mm Bonnie rear shock with 360mm Scrambler shocks (or better like Ohlins and many others); you can also mount the Scrambler inner tube on Bonnie outer tube, and adopt better springs .
    But… besides the (poor) performances of standard Triumph suspensions, you must consider that ground clearance and particularly travel suspensions are inadequate to a REAL and intensive use on off-road.

    Yes with 2to1 Arrow, Zard and others…

    Whitout changing the engine with a 270 degree, you’ll never obtain the scrambler torque.
    However, in my opinion Bonnie torque it is yet adequate, anyway you can try with a 17T front sprocket (I think 16T it’s too much little... in this case I suggest to change the rear sprocket)

    Ok… you can:
    - Mount a 1’’ (25mm) handlebar
    - Mount a 28,5mm handlebar changing the risers
    - Mount a 28,5mm handlebar modifyng the Triumph risers (look mine)
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    No problem for the bracket (for example the 2to1Zard it’s complete of his bracket); concerning the right cover you can cut the Bonnie right cover (look mine)
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    That's all, I think ;)
  11. Dcc46

    Dcc46 Been here awhile

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    Nice bike you got there Sam il Cinghio. I like it :thumb
  12. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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  13. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    I tried to link other pics, but if I have understood a moderator must to authorize my post.
    Then... be patient ;)
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  14. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    Ciao Extreme, your work it's really interesting! :clap

    I'm thinking - from some time - to raise the Scrambler too.
    My goal it is to find a little bit of ground clearance and above all a longer suspensions travel... but not too far from standard.
    I found a KTM W.P. upside down front fork (travel 140mm) that raise the bike of 55mm, it must be coupled with a pair or 415mm rear shocks (travel 120/130mm... I'm still looking for them!).

    But I have also some doubt, concerning the work of the chain with new bike dimensions.
    How work the chain on your bike with new suspensions? Have you some pic of chai detail?
    Also, the idea of chain-tensioner it is interesting: some detail?

    Thanks in advance ;)
  15. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Yes, thanks, I've seen it, but not so perfect as the first one, in my opinion.
  16. Aeon

    Aeon n00b

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    Amazing bonnie! If I may ask, what mirrors are those? They are nice - not too much deviation from stock but much cleaner.
  17. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    Of course you can ask!
    They are "enduro" FOLDING mirrors, founded in a little shop here in Italy.
    More more cheaper than stock mirrors (15/20 euro vs 150 euro!!!)

    You can find (and buy) here, for example.
    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Specchietto-...ecchio-Enduro-Quad-Cross-208991-/150842742822
  18. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    Of course you can ask ;)

    They are "enduro" FOLDING mirrors, you can found also on ebay.com (item location "worldwide") using key "specchietti enduro ripiegabili"

    Much cleaner and much much cheaper than stock (in Italy the pair 15/20 euro vs 150 euro!!!).
  19. Extreme scrambler

    Extreme scrambler Adventurer

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    I'm still working on the chaintensioner.
    So I don't have any photo's at this moment.
    If you want to raise your scrambler, you will need a chaintesioner.
    Otherwise the chain will be to loose when there is no load on the bike and to tight when there is.
    I will make some photo's as soon as I can.
  20. ferals5

    ferals5 Long timer

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    Very nice Sam il Cinghio :clap