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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
My black Scramb got a new owner earlier this spring to make place for a Thruxton and a older Scrambler. To my surprise my old 09 Khaki green Scramb was up for sale.
I picked it up last weekend, unfortunately the bike was not taken care off.
rust on wheels, and some other parts show that it has been stored badly :-(
I will need to tear down the wheels, keep the hubs and order new spokes and rims. Nothing big doe..
Mounted my Thruxton oem wheels since that bike runs with Alpina tubeless.
My friend Henning took her out for a testdrive
Some parts are available for sale.
- center stand
- bonneville seat
- rear fender removal kit with light
- Hepco becker rack
- Progressive black 440 shocks
What a dynamite photo that is! Great picture! The mountain backdrop looks almost like the bike was in a photo studio, yet so much better as you were there. Thanks for the photo!
Nice ride! Any chance you can post some close up pics of how that rotopax can is mounted? I just got one delivered and I'm still trying to decide how/where I want to mount it.
Thanks for the pics and ideas. I wonder how light you can realistically get a Scrambler down to? Lighter LED blinkers, HID headlight, plastic front and rear fenders with the under-fender crap removed, remove or drill holes to lighten the chain guide, lighter battery, aluminum bars, what am I forgetting?
KLR 650s are heavier than they say by far. I lightened my 01 KLR as much as possible, did all the above stuff also removed all the heavy tubing from the "Dakar" style front fairing and replaced with very lightweight strap steel, drilled everything I could, but then added a skidplate and barkbusters. I weighed it full of gas, with an extra set of headlights, I think it was 412lbs. I even took the seat off, removed the foam, and drilled the plastic seat base! I also removed the rear rack but when I felt how light it was, (aluminum and well designed), I put it back on. I also added a fairly heavy tailbag with tools, permanently mounted.
If Scramblers are really about 450 to start, with all the extra unneccesary stuff I bet you could get one around 420 without fuel pretty easy. I'd love a KLR if they only had 20 more hp, and 15 more ft-lbs of torque. No KLR will ever look as good as a Scrambler though.
If I had a Scrambler I'd want to add longer/better shocks and longer travel forks with a 21" front wheel. Finding some small diameter forks to fit the stock clamps might be tough. If you have ever ridden any off road bike with smaller 17 or 19" front tire, such as a supermoto kit, then ridden the same bike with a 21" front tire, you know what I mean. It just turns so much better with less effort and rolls over everything much better, with not too much loss of on pavement handling with a 21".
Just buy one. Can't explain the bike until you ride it. Buy a stock bike, ride it and then make it yours. Mine rips and its light and does the ton w/o problem. They are a blast and there is nothing like them except my old CB360 when I was 17 yrs old but that didn't have the nuts of the Scrambler. The essence of the Scrambler is why it is so fun to ride. It is not my only bike but it could be easily.
Sure I have used the bracket from Newbonneville on this one.
Thanks. That's a nice setup, unfortunately I'm still stuck. I actually have that mounting bracket already and use it with a hard case for day-to-day riding. Unfortunately the bracket can't be used at the same time as the Ventura rack system which is a must for me on longer trips, which if course is when I want to have the extra gas with me. Oh well, I'll figure something out and put some pics up.
I have the ventura on too, made two new brackets for it. Use it when I ride solo (99%) the weight is on the Seat
So those brackets slide into the frame then? Nice.
Anybody replaced their fuel system lines lately? I'm well past the mileage recommended for the change but I'm afraid to ask what a few rubber tubes and clamps are going to cost me. Anyone know? Should I really bother if they aren't dried out or hard?
I had some issues riding in rain that I think were caused by vapour lock when the breather line was blocked with moisture so I'm thinking it might be helpful to at least change that line.
While looking for the part number for the Arrow exhaust so's I could access the fitting instructions online, I've just stumbled across mention of a new part number for the Triumph Scrambler Arrow Exhaust System. Used to be A9600094, apparently it may now go by a new number, A9600465, which is noted as...
'PLEASE NOTE PART NUMBER HAS CHANGED NOW A9600465 NOT FOR ROAD USE NOT E APPROVED'
(source of info: http://www.bladegrouptriumph.co.uk/buy/triumph-Scrambler-Arrow-Exhaust-System/hjpA9600094scrambler.htm#eq2 )
So I figured this might be useful for anyone trying to order one who is told that A9600094 has been discontinued (as I was - so I bought a pre-used one) and can live with the not E approved and not for road use caveats.
Hope this helps someone.
So I was reading up on Ethanol in our fuel and then started thinking about the various Triumph tunes for Scrambler being listed as 'Suitable for fuels up to E10' (10% Ethanol) or 'Suitable for fuels up to E25' (25% Ethanol)
Here in UK our fuel is, apparently, E5 (5% Ethanol) at most pumps at present.
To cut a long story short I came to the conclusion that I may get more economical running with an 'up to E10' tune loaded than with an 'up to E25' tune (but, heck, I could be wrong!).
So, on getting the Arrow system put on, I requested the dealer download the Arrow tune suitable for up to E10. Previous setup was stock pipes with TORs, and when I backed up the tune for TORs that was in the ECU before getting the exhaust system changed I found that it was an 'up to E25' one (20338).
It'll be a little time before I start getting a feel for mpg with the new configuration and, of course, my exhaust system has changed too so I cannot directly compare with previous figures.
Anyone here done comparison of a 'tune for up to E10' vs a 'tune for up to E25' for any particular setup, with regard to fuel economy and/or performance?
I can't imagine why Triumph hasn't made a Scram Adv model. Bigger tank, better shocks and asym ammo can panniers. It would be cheaper than BMW or KTM and sell like hot cakes.
An adventure scrambler sounds like a good idea. Maybe upgraded suspension good rack and hard cases with skid plate fitted. An extra gallon of fuel would be a bonus..
They want you to buy a Tiger XC.
I've been toying with getting that big gas tank they sell for the bonnies. It looks just like our tank, but has two more gallons I believe.
Hopefully they come to their senses and do it before I cave and pick a GSA.
Mounted the rear oem fender with a Lucas style lamp.
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So how well does it work?
I had already tried buying an aftermarket light but it seemed too small once I had it in hand.
Priced some of the OEM parts new from Triumph and quickly got to $500 +/- so that doesn't seem fiscally sound for an old, retired guy, on a fixed income. Before I spend some of that 'free time' I now have looking for a used one I need to know that it will be a big improvement. Of course anything would be some improvement over a light that is essentially useless for riding at night (i.e. the stock, US Scrambler light).
What "big gas tank they sell for the bonnies" are you talking about? Is this an imaginary one or one that you've seen somewhere? Where have you seen one? Anyone seen one?