Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    They want you to buy a Tiger XC.
  2. Goat_locker

    Goat_locker Been here awhile

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    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.
  3. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Mounted the rear oem fender with a Lucas style lamp.

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  4. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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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).


    Bruce
  5. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    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?
  6. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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  7. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    IMHO the early two tone paint is more in keeping with the classic look,
    Sorry but the matt paint does not rock my boat

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  8. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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  9. Goat_locker

    Goat_locker Been here awhile

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  10. hbmichael

    hbmichael Been here awhile

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    Im also quite curious about this mod. I ride at night alot. The stock headlamp isnt very confidence inspiring.
  11. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Its a big improvement over the Scrambler light. It lights up the road with a nice wide beam and no more dead-spot in the center of the beam. The high beam is a little odd though, It shoots so high it misses the road completely but does a good job of lighting up the trees. :huh


    At first I didnt care for the look of it. It looked huge on the front of the bike but I am getting used to it.
  12. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    I don't right much at night but when I have the Thruxton light is 100% better than the Scrambler light.

    The difference is huge !!!

    Terry
  13. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    Well the Wilcox alloy tanks are works of art and the prices match. The NormanHyde tanks aren't really worth even those prices for a few tenths of a gallon more...so there is not a reasonable solution to a larger Bonnie tank out there. I guess you can always carry an extra gallon or two or three with an auxiliary tank. Oh well, thought someone had found a more reasonably priced larger tank out there that I hadn't heard of before.
    I suppose I will be stopping every 130-145 miles for fuel as before.
  14. soundcc

    soundcc Been here awhile

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    I installed a Thunderbird headlamp from a wrecker. It was an ebay purchase and there was plenty of room for the wire loom and tgere was a big hole with a rubber gasket cut into it from the factory. I too tried the aftermarket seven inch lamp that was recommended in this site, to no avail.
    I am pleased as punch with this direction.
  15. Forty Years Ago

    Forty Years Ago I'm not an alcoholic.

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    There is no large gas tank sold for the Bonnie or the Scrambler. The tank on the EFI bikes are larger( IMHO, not as attractive)in order to accommodate the in tank electric fuel pump
  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Do some research before making sweeping statements like that. https://normanhyde.co.uk/hinckley-triumph/scrambler/4-9-gal-petrol-tank-bare-mntgs-3702.html

    4.9 UK gallons. You Yanks have to start realizing that there's a world outside your borders that uses different measurements.


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  17. ferals5

    ferals5 Long timer

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  18. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    check out the big brain on brad
  19. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    The Scram Adv would also have side by side big round lights like a Baja racer.
  20. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Just shorten and cut your breather line at a 45 degree angle. When that line is subjected to constant water, like in the rain it can suck in water and act like a blocked line. Cutting at an angle makes it harder for the water to get sucked in. Worked well on my Scrambler and never had any issues after doing that.