Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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  2. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    I know I plan on making my own setup based on a solo seat configuration. Build my own racks and use some Pellican cases for the sides. Possibly either a hard or soft waterproof case for the top.

    I absolutely do NOT want some big ugly things that stick out a mile on the sides like most of these kits. I want them to tuck in nice and tight. rely on a bigger back rack due to the solo seat for any extra capacity needed. Already have the Peiliicans picked out. right side one will be modified to fit around the exhaust system, or possibly 2 cases, one under and a thinline one for tools aside the exhaust.

    Just have to find a used 2006 scrambler in my area. I do NOT want a black motor, just the silver motor, only available in 06. Plus in blue and white to match my 71 scrambler if possible.

    Also, has anyone retrofitted the bonnie front fender for better protection? I'd like to fit a more full cover fender but mounted a litter higher off the tire. Don't want as much crap slung up on the motor and rider as you would get with the short fender fitted as stock. I plan on doing a LOT of gravel and dirt roads and 2 track riding with this.
  3. hwapios

    hwapios n00b

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    Hey everyone!

    First I love this thread. I've been reading it for days! Way to much awesome info. I wanted to get a pulse on what you guys think of my current situation.

    I have been drooling over a scrambler for about three years an now am only a few weeks away from pulling the trigger.

    Here is my issue. I am looking at a used 2009 with 7000 miles on it. Not sure how hard it has been pushed though. Dealer says "typically Triumph riders take care of there bikes". But there is no paper trail or details. Dealer said they looked it over and it looks good. Am I pretty safe getting a bike that has the unknown history? It would save me about $4000 from a new purchase.

    Is there anything I should look for on the bike that would be a smoking gun for future problems?

    Thanks in advance. I can't wait to be official and join the Scrambler posse :)
  4. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    I don't believe the Scrambler fork legs have the same fender stay mounting lugs as does a T100 has, thereby not letting us fit a T100 fender to the Scrambler. The Scrambler fender can be extended using a fender extender - this won't give any additional clearance, but will keep more junk off of the front of the motor.

    The '06 models occasionally come up for sale on AdvRider and elsewhere, just have to watch like a hawk for a while. Good luck with your hunt, scramblers are great bikes.
  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    welcome

    :wave

    honestly, for me over the years the best sign of how a bike has been treated is what the owner is like. If he is a jackass, he probably was a jackass to the bike and vice versa.
    You'll know if has been stored outside of any length of time - that would be an indicator as well.... that's really no that many miles though for as old as it is.
  6. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    +1

    If it was me I'd change the oil day one and then go ride it. No maintenance history sounds like you should get a good deal too.
  7. Ace_Cafe_Rat

    Ace_Cafe_Rat "Crazy Old Coot"

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    Over the nearly 17K miles I have on mine I have owned Distanzias, TKC-80s, and Heidenau K-60s. The TKC-80s were the best off-pavement but wore out fast. The Distanzias were the best on paved roads. The Heidenaus are the best overall by far.

    Ace Cafe Rat
  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I went to look at an SV1000 once in Long Beach and the owner guy jumped on the bike in flips and shorts with no helmet and raced down the road, locked up the rear tire sliding through a stop sign.
    I just walked away. That was the best illustration one could possibly hope for when determining how the bike has been treated for the tenure of its owner.
  9. hwapios

    hwapios n00b

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    Unfortunately is is a trade in at a dealer and i dont' have the information to make a judgment call on the previous owner :(

    Any other thoughts?
  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    just look at the bike carefully. it will be apparent if it's had a hard life for 7k miles. if it's been taken care of, that will be apparent..... and these bikes aren't purchased by stunters and punk kids so I think it's a relatively safe bet.
    It's not a GSXR with 48k miles!
  11. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Thanks Boola for the infos.
    For me the Tor's are too loud. The original ones with baflectomie are quite ok. But heavy.
  12. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    I bought my Scrambler with standard exhaust, I bought TOR's & ran them but was never happy (too loud) would change between the standard & TOR's until I bought a Thruxton with Staintunes....ended up getting Staintunes for the Scrambler & wish I had done it 4 years ago... sounds great & not too loud.

    Terry
  13. geezfools

    geezfools Adventurer

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    what are they asking for the bike?
  14. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    Hey Irutt, had another thought regarding mounting a Scrambler fender higher - I think you could put spacers between the fender mounting bracket and the fender to move it slightly higher than stock. Should be inexpensive and easy to do and might provide you with what you are looking for.

    Good luck with your hunt for an '06, they are out there...
  15. Kiwi Mo

    Kiwi Mo Been here awhile

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  16. oldroadie

    oldroadie Two wheel addict

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    Mine today:clap

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  17. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    Hurray and congratulations!! Love that color combo
  18. Ctscrambler

    Ctscrambler 2010 Scrambler Black

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    Wow, really looks great, especially with the solo seat and black pipes! Has its own personality for sure!
  19. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Well bought :thumb
  20. Bugchewer

    Bugchewer Piece of Work

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    Very nice! :nod I do like the black pipes and solo seat as well. I've heard the foam is a little denser and holds up a bit better than the banana seat. I will eventually have the solo on mine. I don't ride 2up on Scram only on my 800XC. Enjoy and ride this weekend LOTS!