Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Simon T

    Simon T Adventurer

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

    Airider Adrenaline Junkie

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    Nice ride? What skid plate is that? Looks very good.
  3. 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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  4. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  5. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    Best looking Scramblers in years...
  6. patiodadio

    patiodadio Motorcyclist

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    Like that red & sliver :thumb



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  7. 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
  8. wandrob

    wandrob Been here awhile

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    I think I like the blue one.
  9. Bikebits

    Bikebits Scramblin' man

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    +1
  10. 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)
  11. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. munsonbw

    munsonbw Been here awhile

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    +1

    Glad I have a carb'ed '06. While I secretly lust for black cases, the blue and white tank is really nice looking. I am currently also planning to ditch the speedo, but what is the oil cooler delete? Seems like bad idea to eliminate it. Where can I get info?
  15. Nesquik

    Nesquik Long timer

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    Awesome scram ride today.

    If anyone has tips for long, steep, downhills on GRAVEL please let me know....jesus I had a sweaty workout today.

    [​IMG]
  16. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    It's here http://www.streetmaster.net/oil-cooler.html
    I apologize it's not trackmaster.
  17. gk ryder

    gk ryder is this thing on?

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    It's a Ducati 900ss one. Plenty around on eBay, Airtech etc

    Harrier twin headlight looks great but has sharper turn and ideally should be frame/engine mounted as too nice (and expensive) to chop like I have.
  18. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    Thank you :beer
  19. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    It used to be way back when, an oil cooler was a high peformance object of desire. It kept your hot running air cooled motor cooler, a bonus in motor temps and looks.
    I like the look - its a look of good design.
    I know these days the 'look' is the stripped down look...

    Good luck! I struggle there too. A 500 lb bike downhill on gravel is like riding on marbles.
    Air down! It makes a difference.
    You can go down as low as 20 psi and hopefully air would be nearby once you get back on pavement (or bring CO2 cartridges or air compressor).
    Relax! I get tensed up and need to relax my muscles.
    I always try to turn in early vs late so I'm not at the outside edge of each corner (not on blind corners!) with no room left.

    Remember, Airtech is not bolt on stuff. You have to have your own bracketry, or fab bracketry and then glass it in. You need decent fab skills with Airtech. They do not make a finished bolt on product. Been there.
  20. Ace_Cafe_Rat

    Ace_Cafe_Rat "Crazy Old Coot"

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    What I do is...
    Up on the pegs or bum waaay back on the seat.
    Hands off the brakes - esp. the front.
    Maintain steady speed - depending on the size of the gravel bits.
    Prayer.

    Ace Cafe Rat