Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. munsonbw

    munsonbw Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the replies, guys/gals. I know you can't answer for me, but it is always good to get input on how to approach a decision.

    Fire Escape: Sorry, that should have been DRIVE at night. I do not like the idea of riding at night period, but that is just me.

    Sprouty115 & bross: Good thoughts, but not really looking to sell two to get one, more picking of the two I have.

    Manray: I like that setup and have been really thinking of going the luggage route for the scram when the need arises. How do you find it riding the miles on yours? I guess I need to try and see.
  2. munsonbw

    munsonbw Been here awhile

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    I am far from the expert, but my recent reading on jetting (due to a change to pod filters) suggests you are lean. Are you leaving the choke on until warmed up or just to start? You say low rpm, do you mean steady speed/throttle position or at low rpm, WOT? What is you intake situation? For reference, here is something from the collective at t-rat:

    Stock exhaust with snorkel................110 / 40 / no shims / 1.5 turns
    Open exhaust + no snorkel................115 / 40 / no shims / 2.0 turns
    Above + Restrictor gone....................120 / 40 / 1 shim / 1.0 turns
    Above + enlarged filter inlet...............130 / 40 / no shims / 1.75 turns
    Above + RHS opened up....................135 / 40 / no shims / 2.0 turns
    Above + velocity stacks.....................145 / 40 / no shims / 2.5 turns
    With ARK + good pod filters............. >145 / 40 / no shims / 2.5 turns

    Using this info you might just need to fatten up the low end with the pilot screw.
  3. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Then it becomes an easy decision - keep the Scrambler. Its a classic design and its looks are timeless, whereas that Tiger is, uhm, neither.
  4. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    Just completed an 8000 mile ride across the country and overall the bike was super fun to ride. The only problem I had was with front wheel wobble. When there is barely any wind, the bike loaded as you see can safely get to 100 mph (actual speed is about 10 mph less) without any front wheel shimmy. With wind, the front wheel would shimmy when I got near 90 mph.

    There are many factors that can affect front wheel wobble. You'd have to experiment with your setup to see if my scenario is valid on your bike. That said, the front wheel wobble on my bike wasn't so bad that I felt a loss of control. Pushing down hard on the handlebar/front end would reduce the wobble or simply easing off the gas would eliminate the wobble.
  5. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Have you posted pictures off the trip on a thread manray?
  6. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

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    I want a bit of storage for my scram, I have been searching with no luck...is there a rack that will mount only on the left side, opposite the exhaust, for holding only one case? I have a top rack and could put a top case on, but Id like a single side case if possible.
  7. ArmyDOC

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    I just ordered one from the dealer. It's Chrome and you can order the entire system (bag included) for $349.99. I believe it was called the "CITY BAG LUGGAGE SYSTEM". The rack itself was $70.99.

    I'll do a search to get the part # and get back to you.
  8. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

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    I have a used bag and rack, the same ArmyDOC is speaking of, that I would be willing to part with. PM if interested.
  9. ArmyDOC

    ArmyDOC Adventurer

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    http://www.triumphmcparts.com/products/Pannier-Rail--LH--Chrome/9931690/A9733403.html

    Pannier Rail, LH, Chrome.



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  10. Thrash Unreal

    Thrash Unreal Adventurer

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    I installed an aftermarket LED tail light on my 13 Scrambler, and I am having an issue with it that has been driving me insane for the last few days.

    The tail light is a three wire tail light (As shown below). All the wires are hooked up correctly, and they all have power. I even tested with a voltage meter.

    The rear tail light does not light up as a running light whenever power is turned on. However, it does stay on constant when the bike is in Park. The headlight also comes on in park, so I know it's not the #10 fuse.

    The brake light works fine, even when the running light is not showing when the bike is in the On position. Both blinkers are aftermarket, are wired up, and work fine, as do the front headlights.

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    Also, finishing up the wiring in the rear and I saw this plug:

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    I don't remember ever unplugging it, but I did do the BC airbox delete kit. That was two months ago though, and my memory is a little fuzzy. I looked in the wiring diagram and everywhere under the battery box and everywhere else the wire would reach to and I can't figure it out to save my life.

    Thanks
  11. ClineDesign

    ClineDesign Grandpa

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    Perhaps the diagnostic port?

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  12. Thrash Unreal

    Thrash Unreal Adventurer

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    Yeah, totally feel like an idiot now. It's the diagnostic port. Thanks.


    BUT, the tail light is still an issue now...If someone just has that simple of an answer for that one too, I'd be set.
  13. strafkommando

    strafkommando MotoPunk

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    For only having her for a few months shes coming along very nicely. Just ripped out the air box baffle, put in a triumph twin power bellmouth and dna filter, slapped on some D&D slip ons, and threw in some thruxton needles with 132(tried 135s but dropped down) mains. Not sold on the thruxton needles and may go back to stock with one shim (seemed to pull harder). Im really happy the bike has more pull but I feel like I just got myself sucked into an endless cycle of tinkering and tuning since I don't have the time or money on hand for a dyno run.
  14. Manray

    Manray Killing Time

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    Henry, no pics posted to any blog or journal except for the ones above. I lost my digital camera earlier this year riding in Africa so only have a handful of mobile phone pics which is not enough to compose a ride report.
  15. bighead3

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    Henry, beautiful bike! Can you tell us more about that fuel can and how it is mounted?
  16. Schmeds

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  17. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    Since selling my KTM 950 Adventure last fall, I have been searching far and wide as to what I wanted to replace it with. Every bike I considered:

    Road King
    R1150R/RT
    R1200R/RT
    Concours 14
    990 Adventure and the SMT
    VFR1200 (for about 10 minutes):D
    Bonneville

    The last couple days really had me thinking about the Triumph, in particular the Scrambler. Living in Reno a bike that was dirt road friendly would be a big plus in my opinion. So I went to my local dealer and took a T100 out for a ride, as they had no Scrambler demo. What a nice motorcycle. Hit the freeway were it performed great, and then up through some twisties on the Geiger Grade heading towards Virginia City was all it took to see that I would be more than happy with this motorcycle.

    So I bought a 2012 Scrambler in matte khaki green that's in their Las Vegas store. They're bringing it to Reno in about a week. I'll be riding soon!:clap
  18. ArmyDOC

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    Congrats!!

    I just purchased a 2013 SCRAM in MATTE GRAPHITE. Traded my Tiger 800 and thought there was a 50/50 chance I would regret it... Not at all!! The Tiger was a great bike but the SCRAM is a great experience!!

    Enjoy!!
  19. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Did you at least get to sit on the Scrambler? Depending on your size the T100 and Scrambler can seem like two very different bikes. I actually went in to buy the Scrambler (but didn;t care for the colors), then decided the T100 would be great until I sat on one (too small for my 6'4" frame), finally ended up with a Thruxton.
  20. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Bad luck with the camera, how is the tail bod mounted?