Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    Geez blacktiger, thanks so much for the clarification. So the normanhyde tank holds 4.9 Imperial gal or 5.9 US gal. A little surprising that NH doesn't specify what unit of measurement they are referencing, since they advertise to an international audience. Not sure that another, what 1.3 US gal or 1.1 Imperial gal is worth 775UK w/o vat or 930UK w/ vat for you lucky Brits in the UK (that's only about $1,155 w/o vat plus a small fortune for shipping to us po' ignorant colonials) - WOW!
  2. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    That is what I thought too, BUT, I guess as blacktiger informs us, there is one from normanhyde, it holds another 1.3 US gallons for a mere $1,155 plus shipping. Quite the bargain! See the NH reference in blacktiger's previous posting above.
  3. Bikebits

    Bikebits Scramblin' man

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    Since the US is the only country in the world to use US gallons, I'd say it's incumbent upon Americans to understand everyone else uses different units. All of the British Commonwealth countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa etc, etc) used Imperial Gallons before switching to Metric.
  4. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    Geez a big thanks to our northern neighbor, a former part of the kingdom!
  5. Bikebits

    Bikebits Scramblin' man

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    Canada is still part of the "kingdom". Queen Elizabeth II is queen of Canada represented by Governor General David Johnston. A largely ceremonial arrangement, but constitutionally that is the reality.

    You probably haven't noticed, but Canada has a Prime Minister like the UK, not a President like the US.

    Thread hijack over.
  6. Ctscrambler

    Ctscrambler 2010 Scrambler Black

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    Ok, so i was talking to someone while fueling up my Scrambler the other day (with it running b/c battery wouldnt start it up for some reason) and all of a sudden it shuts off, I look over and fuel is pouring over the tank. I had way overfilled it and some sort of shutoff did its job im assuming and killed the engine.

    So, after getting the attendant to help clean up the fuel on the ground, I try to start it to no avail. After bump starting it in 2nd gear I ride home and tried to clean it up with some soap and water.

    Here lies the questions? Anything special I should have cleaned it with? Is there really an autoshutoff mode, or did I just flood it out somehow (not sure how since its fuel injected unless fuel got into airfilter, which it didnt appear to)? And does anyone have any further info on the "urban update" to the Engine Control Unit/Module to allow starts when battery is less than 12.5 volts which is what I assume is happening on my short trips?

    I was glad it started up and made it home, and after charging it on the battery tender for a few hours it ran again later that day. I just bought it last month and not sure how well the battery had been cared for. Its a 2010 with original battery and only 1000 miles on it. Should I just buy a new battery and fill it myself and leave it on a charger all the time. This is what I did for my old BMWs which had batteries for 5-7 years without problems.

    Thanks,
  7. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    Good Grief! Give it a rest will you and go out and ride! As you probably have noticed our form of democracy isn't overly functional at present and doesn't have many signs of functioning very well in the near term either... Hijack response over...
  8. sillymike

    sillymike Yep! That's me...

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    In case anyone wants to add some preload to their fork... Adjusters for a Yamaha XVS650 1997-2000 will fit right on.

    From MotorHK on fleabay

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    To my Scram

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    Will play with them a bit over the next few week, next will be changing the oil to 7.5W :freaky
  9. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Ordered a set off Full Bore Usa M40 Adventure Sport 150/70 R17 TL Rear
    and 110/80-90 Front. Half the price of a Metzler set here in Norskyland, hope they will deliver both on and offroad :-)

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  10. Bugchewer

    Bugchewer Piece of Work

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    Bikebits you need to go to Bennington Triumph Bash next year in VT. There are a bunch of guys from SW Ontario that ride over with us. Kurt & Karl the ale swigging boys on their Sprint & T100 are a riot.
  11. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    There is a valve that shuts off if the fuel if the bike tips over so I'm wondering if it could have been activated by the over-fill? See here (second image): http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/155943-gas-tank-breather-hints-and-tips.html

    As for the "urban update", what is that? And what is the starting issue you're having?
  12. Ctscrambler

    Ctscrambler 2010 Scrambler Black

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    Thanks, I'm guessing that shut off valve did its job. The "urban tune" is a update to the ECU that supposedly allowed the starter to engage at a ,owner battery threshold. Here is a link to the thread. http://www.triumphrat.net/showthread.php?t=250954&referrerid=71869

    In out of town but have the battery charging all week. Hopefully this will solve all problems. I've only put a few hundred miles on the bike and most are around town. If the battery wasn't well cared for it might not be charging enough on the short hops. Hopefully the battery tender will fix this. I'll load test the battery when I get home. (Between playing with the kids, cleaning the yard and pool, dealing win diapers, feedings, etc).
  13. 2T2_Ryder

    2T2_Ryder Adventurer

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    Anyone here handy with photoshop? I'm looking to change the color of my matte graphite scram in the future (travesty I know). Anyhow I was thinking of doing the tank in the 06-08 two tone style except the upper tank would be gloss graphite and the lower would be either blue or red with white pinstripe separating the two different colors. I'd even consider a black lower tank with gold pinstripe. Fenders would stay gloss graphite. I thought the matte was cool at first but I'm growing fond of shiny paint again and want a unique look. If anyone is able to help I'd appreciate it!
  14. RicoAJP

    RicoAJP ADV Dreamer

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    Yesterday I completed a bunch of mods, stuck on the AI removal kit and airbox removal kit from British Customs. Also did the O2 removal kit and a remap I downloaded from TTP (Tune 13). All in all everything fit together nicely, and the biggest improvement is the throttle control is VERY smooth compared to what it was before. My bike is a new to me '09 EFI Scram and it was stock. Also, the power when accelerating above 100km/h feels really good. Backfiring is almost totally gone, the only time I heard a backfire was when I skipped a gear on a downshift and it popped once. Then again, I need to put more miles on it for the ECU to 'learn' and i'm sure it will go away. Overall I am very very satisfied, definitely worth the money. The sound the pods make when they suck in air on high throttle is beautiful as well. If anyone considering doing any of these mods I'd say go for it. Even a monkey like me who has nearly no experience working on a bike could throw it all together. Oh and the pipes also run much cooler now :freaky

    Edit: I also did Blacktigers fork oil mod 8.33 I think it was. So far i'm really liking it but I need more time to try it out before I comment further! Thanks Blacktiger!

    For those interested, my bike has the arrow 2-1 with baffle removed and 25000kms on it. Feels like a brand new ride.
  15. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    I have TKC80s with a 130 rear, have people put 140's on the Scrambler?

    Thanks :1drink
  16. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Interesting. When you get a chance can you please measure the diameter of the OEM fork caps (at the threaded portion) and vertical height of the OEM fork cap from the bottom surface of the top lip (above the O-ring) to the bottom of the cap (part that contacts spring or spring washer).
  17. slowinfastout

    slowinfastout Just Ridin' By....

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    I have a BMW K1600 GTL, one of the worlds great bikes, but when I found myself riding with my pal John on his vintage BMW R69S, I found myself wanting something simpler and more fun than a 6-cylinder pavement ripper, so my wife said 'Go get something' and I did.

    My pal Ken Davis just opened up a new Triumph Shop in Manassas VA and I became his 2nd customer today at 5 p.m. and came home with what you see in the photo.

    Now I must farkle.
  18. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    Yes, I run a 140/80x17 on the rear of my scrambler, plenty of room. Also run the same size on the rear of my T100, fits fine.
  19. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    Nice slowinfastout! Welcome to the simple world of the Scrambler.
    ...Now get to farklin! Your bike (and color) is a great canvas to start with.

    BTW your screen name is my motto for survival on the street. Its a good rule of thumb to live by. :thumb
    I preach it.
    Cheers
  20. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    thank you, did you change the front at all?


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