Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. rsl_shot

    rsl_shot Adventurer

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    Where in the world did you find a 3 yr old Scrambler with only 1000 mis on it ? Mine's 6 weeks old and has that many miles on it, with no long trips. Unless it was a dealer demo I'd want to make sure the break in oil was changed before I rode it hard. Also certain parts like steering head or swing arm bushings (bearings ?) are kept lubed by use. They should probably be checked. Maybe I'm a pessimist but I was always told to be careful of a vehicle with way fewer mis. on it than you would expect for it's age.
    Having said that, Scrams are great bikes. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I'm enjoying mine
  2. rsl_shot

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    I guess it depends on where you live. I was told that as long as there is a Triumph dealer available to do the service you MUST have them do it or you void the warranty. Exactly how far away they are before they're "not available" may be a matter for the courts:deal. I just figured the first service was part of the purchase price. By the time it's ready for the 6000 mi. service I may change my mind and do it myself. But I like the idea of having that first 6000 mis of coverage. BTW they adjusted the chain and both cables and ran an autoscan checked tire pressure along with changing the oil and filter. Considering the cost of the oil it really wasn't all that expensive.
  3. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    If you talking about AZ, then whoever told you that was incorrect. Here is the relevant info for the US. http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance
  4. rsl_shot

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  5. badlittlerobots

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    What's odd though is at least in my 2013 manual it explicitly states that if the first maintenance of 500 miles / 1 month whichever comes first isn't done in that time frame by an authorized dealer then the warranty is void. Though obviously the link you posted contradicts that. When I bought mine and immediately had to go out of state for like 3 weeks and new it would be stupid to so the maintenance with only like 60 miles on it I called the dealer about that wording and they said "just get 500 miles on it and then bring it in. Ignore the manual"
  6. Ctscrambler

    Ctscrambler 2010 Scrambler Black

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  7. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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  8. Fire Escape

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    While my Scrambler may be my favorite bike, it is not my most ridden one. As such I have not done much (OK, any) farkling for a couple of years. Surfing a bit, I have not found much in the way of great sources for 'stuff'. It seems that if you are not looking for a windshield or factory Triumph cosmetics, there isn't very much out there. I understand that the Scrambler will not likely ever rival the DR or KLR in attracting accessory manufacturers but.....
    Perhaps I am just spoiled by having a company like Procycle for all things DR, is there any similar Scrambler source that I have been missing?


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  11. Nesquik

    Nesquik Long timer

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    Hey fellas.

    Been dreaming of a scram for a few years. Traded another member for one the other night.

    I am excited like a little kid. But I NEED a front fender. If anyone is selling one please PM me

    Looking forward to contributing here
  12. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    Well, it's no longer Tangerine.:lol3



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  13. Sod Buster

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  14. Sod Buster

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  15. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Looks good!
  16. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    Looks awesome Sod!! almost hate to get it dirty.
  17. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Been here awhile

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    I loved the original two-tone white/blue and white/red. Now all I can get are drab, ugly, easily scratched colors. I want a new bike, I want it to be a scrambler, but the colors are just so dag nasty ugly for the last few years. Graphite. Black. Olive Drab. Give me a bright, cheerful, two-tone color please.

    Charles.
  18. manyu

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    Beautiful!
  19. manyu

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    So what do people prefer?

    Engine crash bars or frame sliders?

    I have heard bad things about the Triumph engine bars and I am trying to find something that works well to protect the engine. Any suggestions?

    Do frame sliders work? Like the one here

    Also, probably a noob question but I almost tipped the Scrambler over the other day. What would protect the tank in that case? Will the handlebars take the brunt?
  20. Sod Buster

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    Thanks guys, it's a little on the wild side but I wanted to do something fun with the bike. May have to lose those grips and go all black not sure yet.


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