Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Goat_locker

    Goat_locker Been here awhile

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  2. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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  3. sillymike

    sillymike Yep! That's me...

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    Silly question of the day: How do you guys (and gals) keep the mud off your oil cooler?

    I've got a fender extension... and I had installed a metal mesh to protect the oil cooler from rocks... But seems like mud always makes it way in there (and it's a pain to clean).

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    I guess I'll have to extend the skip plate in the front...
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  4. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    Nice! I love the Scrambler video's comming out lately, makes it easyier for me to choose one when i do buy my next bike since i dont think i'll be able to test drive one befor buying and i dont know anyone who has even ridden one personally.
    It really is my original choice for a dualsport but there are alot of other tempting bikes out there these days.
  5. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    ......none as cool .
  6. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Yes you need to extend the skid plate. This was my first attempt...
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    Or you can make yourself a stone guard plate that runs up high enough to catch the mud....
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    From the side view you can see the overlap between the extended bashplate and the extra mudflap is going to catch everything coming off the tyre...
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  7. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    I can see your more and more frequent comback, Tiger :clap Are you missing the bike or the community?
  8. DRZ400SK4

    DRZ400SK4 Long timer

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    Out for a scoot...

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  9. Extreme scrambler

    Extreme scrambler Adventurer

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    It's even gotten better.
    The suspension upgrade made all the difference.
  10. Extreme scrambler

    Extreme scrambler Adventurer

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  11. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    The solution I'm planning is the oil cooler removal kit.
    You gain weight and a much more cleaner appearance.:D
  12. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    A few pics of my first ride after the winter.
    Tomorrow I'm leaving for a five days trip. :clap
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  13. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Ha ha. Missing the bike? Maybe. Every time I see one I think I want one. They're such a great looking bike. No comeback though. Just popping in as I think I can offer advice here and there.

    Still part of the community :freaky just a different section.

    I'm finding the bike below so much easier in every way on me old bones.
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  14. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    Hey blk tiger, so you used to own a scram but changed to the tiger 800? I'm guessing the Tiger is really just better at pretty much everything (highway touring, off road, more power, better suspension,) do you regret the switch? I'm looking at both of these bikes now as one will more than likely serve as my next bike. I find myself wanting the Scram but i feel like in the real world the tiger would be a better choice. what are your thoughts? :ear
  15. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I can chime in as I've owned both a Scrambler and now ride a Tiger 800XC. You're right on all accounts, nothing wrong with the Scrambler but yes the Tiger is just a better bike in all respects. I had a blast on my Scrambler...

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    Just enjoying the Tiger way more... even though I never did this on the Scrambler :deal

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    Plus the cat didn't like the Scrambler (maybe burned himself on the high pipes) :lol3
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  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Yeah, Bross and I owned our Scrams at the same time and we both took it to places it wasn't designed to go. I liked the Scram but it beat me to death every ride. It is as he says; the Tiger is better in every way except looks.

    Me in the background helping a Strom gone wrong in Slovenia.
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    Getting it wet in Norway...
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    Whereas the Tiger can keep company with the KTMs
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  17. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    I'm still on my scrambler, and already know that the Tiger will do everything better, except looking good... Like Black tiger, I get beat up a bit riding it, and am beginning to consider if that cost is worth it to preserve my vanity :D

    Besides aesthetics, the other major benefit of the scrambler ( for me ) is that I ride it in a much more "laid back" manner. The Tiger evokes adrenaline, the scrambler proves a sedative. I slow down and enjoy the scenery, smell the roses so to speak. I know I'm safer on the scrambler, tend to ride it at 50-70% of the speeds I'd ride the tiger. I know the tiger isn't a race bike, but something about the tripe, the brakes, suspension, etc begs to go faster.

    I'm pretty sure for me it's only a matter of time till I make the switch, but I'm grateful for the last 11k miles on the scrambler. And who knows, maybe i'll win the lottery and be able to have them both in the garage for long enough to see which one gets the long term nod...
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I actually don't ride the Tiger that much quicker on the dirt. It's just that now I can look at the scenery more because I don't have to pick the smoothest line any more.
  19. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Blacktiger, over here in Australia the Tigers have been getting some attention of late, check out Tigers round Australia

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739887

    or Tigers in the Flinders ranges

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878437

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  20. Skidmarksg

    Skidmarksg n00b

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    Hi, I assume you meant lose weight but tell me more. I have heard of this before, see Jack Wild, but is it a simple case of just blocking off the ports on the head and the return lines to the sump and let the oil find its own way south?
    Skiddy