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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
is anyone bugged by the asymmetry of the bike (pipes specifically).... or is that just me
Lots of motorcycles have assymetry. Not a problem if it looks correct, like it's designed in. Like on the Scrambler.
Bad assymetry is like when someone takes a machine that was symmetrical by design, modifies it to assymetrical but leaves it looking obvious that it was originally symmetrical. Like when someone takes a machine with an exhaust on each side and replaces those with an exhaust system that just runs down one side but leaves the 'gap' where the exhaust on the other side ran looking all empty.
Hope that ramble makes sense.
Replaced mine with a Zard low exhaust. Looks, runs, sounds, and handles a ton better. Gets better fuel economy too.
If I ever replaced my stock pipes the low Zard is my favorite too. I've got the TORs and really enjoy the sound. This winter I think I'll pull the heatshields and have them ceramic coated black to "lighten" up the presence of all that chrome. The pipes have kind of grown on me, I love how well they shield the heat from my leg.
I have the engine guards on my bike....it looks like the low Zard precludes the use of these?
I too am trying desperately to resist the urge for the low Zard.
I have Thunderbike pipes and they sound SO good, I have a hard time believing the low Zard could sound better. AND I'm pretty certain I'd have to lose my center stand, which is pretty nice to have in the garage. But then again, between the pipes and the center stand, that's a lot of weight loss.
I can pretty much guarantee you that if one popped up second hand at a decent price I'd jump...
Then maybe you don't like Scramblers, but rather something like a T100 that has nice symmetrical exhausts.
no, I love scramblers. I also love both of my CB400F's but hate their asymmetry...... the right side of the bike is gorgeous and the left is boring. but alas, without its particular asymmetry, there would be no famous header pipes....
if I ever build a scrambler of my own, I think it would be with low pipes
It's the way it is...beautiful exhausts are nearly always asymmetric.. the way pipes curl and run together...the 400F would be just another in-line 4 without it.
From the rear though...symmetric twin outlets nearly always look better.
A low 2 into 1 does has my interest for the future... but it will need to be...special...
I want that header image in a large format.
Did you create such art?
You got more images like that to share to my head?
MORE MORE MORE
Time for new bike adventure and this is not a 'didn't get on with the bike' type story.
In fact had it for 5 years and made me smile every time. But had a couple of other bike options and kinda got the dream happening...
I would like to thank well all of you...my daily inspiration.
David Cohen for that brilliant introduction
Grizz for that mouth watering performance benchmark of a Scram
And when I thought we were starved of Scrambler videos to show what can be done:
Rossi and Roadie pioneering the Scrambler for the 21st century
Ernie eDub Vigil for improving my dating life (or thinking it did improve)
Johnny Miller for helping put Triumph back on flat track and THAT video
and the beautiful simplicity of the Scrambler
Will I be back? Would never say no to a future collectible and perfect everyday ride.
But another bike has connected with my soul and it's time to keep riding to a different vibe.
All the best and if anyone wished to get a look like below (tank, fairing, seat, cowl, Thruxton cup bellypan) I have those parts going on fleabay soon or PM me (local pickup from Sydney, Australia preferred) as I sold with the standard Blue/White setup.
Ciao Scramblertisti ciao!
GK Ryder >>>
Ciao buddy. That's one damn fine 'cheerio' post there.
Enjoy your new vibe to the max, take care and be sure to drop by sometimes to see how we're all goin' on this one.
All the best,
X75 Hurricane too. Among the most gorgeous Triumph models of old (although technically a BSA originally), but as asymmetric as could be.
Didn't they sounds too loud?
Idea of efficient db killer?
@ gk_rider : ciao, take care and live your dream
My story whith my Scram's just starting.
i've got an 06 red/white scrambler but i think the green/silver is the nicest combo. it's the silver fenders, the next best thing to chrome, triumph should come out with other combos using silver fenders.
Yeah they won't fit. I had to take the center stand off also, but I'm looking to modify it at some point so I can attach the spring and bracket to the left side.
Louder than stock but not obnoxious at all. At idle it is probably no louder. Overall I think a great balance. I run them with the db killer in. Don't think I'll bother taking it out.
Great looking bike, xaman. I like the raw look!
Is that what the tank looks like stripped to bare metal, or is that paint? I'm tempted by the the idea of stripping and clear varnishing mine if it's clean underneath.
Here's one from yesterday.