Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Ace_Cafe_Rat

    Ace_Cafe_Rat Rogue Adventurer

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    Greetings,

    Since mid-2005 I have been the happy owner of a 2004 Bonnie that I have had modified into what I call a Neo Desert Sled. However, for most of the time I have owned it the Thunderbike exhaust system has been a real pain in my right leg. I have added an extra heat shield and had about one foot of both of the header/mufflers wrapped in heat tape. This has made it better but not enough when ambient temps reach into the 90s+.

    Does anyone have experience with this particular exhaust system? What has worked for you?

    ThanX for any help you can give.

    Ace Cafe Rat
  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :lol3
  3. Dethrok

    Dethrok Adventurer

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    Not sure. Purchased it from an inmate awhile back and I'm not sure the origin...
  4. ArmyDOC

    ArmyDOC Adventurer

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    Last week I ordered two 16" EMGO pipes from JC Whitney and a pair of curved adapters from Dennis Kirk for my '13. I figured the investment was small ($150 for everything), so I would give it a try. I got the idea for the EMGO's on triumprat. Anywho, after some modifications to the stock muffler bracket Ibhad the pipes mounted.

    I am extremely pleased with the look and the roar is loud and deep. My initial test drive was extremely pleasing. The only CON was a little backfiring. But honestly, I can most certainly live with it. Pics and a vid will follow soon.

    Can't wait to ride tomorrow!!
  5. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    You should consider re-mapping or re-jetting. Your bike is likely running too lean.
  6. ArmyDOC

    ArmyDOC Adventurer

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    Dropping it off Friday at the dealer. They should be able to help with that.
  7. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Good call.
  8. Simon T

    Simon T Adventurer

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    a little lean forward....good control position
  9. Airider

    Airider Adventurer

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    Nice ride? What skid plate is that? Looks very good.
  10. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    Well, I noticed that the forum became a bit self-congratulatory during the lazy summer months. So I decided to stir calm waters with some controversy :fight...

    Although I am more than happy with my 2009 Scrambler, I observe that the Scrambler family is getting worse and worse with the passage of time. At least to my taste. New models IMHO are less attractive & more “politically correct” then their predecessors. The EFI tank´s shape is not as sexy as the carb one (let alone the lack of alternative badges) and the injection response is far from being smooth. The 2012 brought us more cables, electronics (speedo drive) and out of place tachometer. And then came the newest EU invention: you cannot remap your programing unit... well, not to be overpesimistic – I like the new 2014 oil cooler :super.

    Anyway, the bike has definitively lost its purism for which it used to be attractive and unique. My feeling is that Hinckley decided to follow the easiest mass consumption way despite the trend is/should be opposite: 24h/day we are surrounded by too complicated and too complete stuff and to get the liberating feeling which makes the difference one needs simple and even “imperfect” things. Scrambler is not a mass consuption product for everyone, IMHO

    Where´s is the PUNK dimension of Scramblers? Imagine the 2006 and 2014 models beeing now offered simultaneously: which of them would be the bestseller, what would be your choice? :wink: :ear

    A kit bike? :D

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  11. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  12. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Best looking Scramblers in years...
  13. patiodadio

    patiodadio Motorcyclist

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    Like that red & sliver :thumb



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  14. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    The red & silver is nice but they should have run it the same as the 06 through the knee pad & not around it.

    Still like my 06 better than the late models

    Terry
  15. wandrob

    wandrob Adventurer

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    I think I like the blue one.
  16. Bikebits

    Bikebits Scramblin' man

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    +1
  17. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    +1 with you.
    I will keep my 06.
    Next puchase will be the kit from Trackmaster to get away the oil cooler wich is, in my opinion the hugliest thing on the bike with the speedometer. ( for it, solution is on the way)
  18. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Awol

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    IMO government regulations are tighter worldwide. Thus FI replacing carbs and in turn the potential for 'fixed' mapping.
    Consumers complained of not have a tach, Triumph answered.
    I feel the fuel injection works fine on the Scrambler, at least mine does.
    By the nature of many fuel injected bikes and cars they seem to be too abrupt though.
    The humpback FI tank I agree with you on. The quality of components and cheap metal could be the least satisfying for me. IE its a heavy bike - it shouldn't be as heavy as it is.
    The motor is too docile imo, but a hot rodded motor would require better brakes, suspension and maybe water cooling to pass emissions...
    So it ends up being a choked up styling excercise and like any model over the years gets restyled or goes away completely.

    The silver & red w/black wheels is a nice new look I must admit.

    Long live the Scrambler for what it is.
  19. robinpeck

    robinpeck n000b

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    What vibration? I haven't noticed any on my 2007 Scrambler and I have those light A+A Racing bars with no bar weights. Try riding an older model Buell Lightning S1 sometime.
  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    all good observations for sure. I think what many people like about this bike is it's unlock-able potential/it's docile "put around" nature.