Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Thanks.

    Yeah, that's bare metal, but with two coats of clear gloss powder coat. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

    Here's a shot before the gloss:

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    Go for it, i think youd like the look. It's not a horrible experience, but be prepared for some elbow grease. There's a very recent thread over on the triumph site with lots of advice and some step by steps. Let me know if I can help.
  2. AdventureRider

    AdventureRider Adventurer

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  3. Grumdrig

    Grumdrig Armchair pilot

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    Thanks - this must be the thread:

    http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tec...ng-paint-off-tank-for-brushed-metal-look.html

    No one seems to be sandblasting them which seems like it would be the easiest way to strip the tank. Maybe there's something wrong with that idea or maybe people just don't have access to a sandblaster. I could use the one at the TechShop nearby.
  4. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Yep that's the thread .

    I don't know why sandblasting wouldn't work as long as you had a steady hand. Sure sounds easiest to me.
  5. Krahe

    Krahe Been here awhile

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    Sorry to dig up the old post. Just saying hi. :freaky

    Bross is one of the *ahem* earlier contributors here.

    Hope things are going well for you, thought I would pop in and see what the thread was up to now.

    :eek1
  6. geezfools

    geezfools Adventurer

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    you're going to get a different look if you sandblast it. I would not prefer that look myself...
  7. Goat_locker

    Goat_locker Been here awhile

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    I went from the Thunderbike slipons to the Zard Cross and love it! The Thunderibke exhaust did sound better though...but not much. I could feel the weight loss immediately and it really cleaned it up.
  8. Goat_locker

    Goat_locker Been here awhile

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    I ran mine wide open for the last year, but recently got tired of it. I cut three inches off the baffle and put it in. Sounds great!
  9. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply!

    Was there a jetting change required?
  10. Rosa-Brazil

    Rosa-Brazil Adventurer

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    I am looking to replace the original tires with something that has a lower profile (to reduce height), and more road oriented (less vibration and more grip). The new Metzeler Next seems to have a lower profile than the Bridgestone. Has anyone tried them? Could you show us pictures? I like the looks of the original tires, but for 95% on road use, I need something different...
  11. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    It´s been a great and hot summer, but the cold temperature is getting noticeable in the morning. So I mounted a set of hand guards. Not a mod
    for the eye, but practical. I got them from twistedthrottle.com. I will fit led indicators to them, and use the old signal brackets to mount a set of denali lights.

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    plenty of space for the handle and hand
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  12. fotopat

    fotopat Pat / Cleveland, OH

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  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    How about my own bike?

    :wink:

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  14. Dethrok

    Dethrok Adventurer

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    Mounted a set of Shinko 705s on my 2010 Scrambler and have mixed feelings about them:

    1. The rear tire rocks. Love it. Put on a size up and have had no issues.
    2. The front came on a few weeks later. Do *not* like it. I'm not sure if there is something else involved, but it really has something funny about it.

    Its almost like it has a funny profile that I'm fighting. Not sure if its normal, but it isn't nearly as fluid thru the mild ranges I put it thru. Not sure how to describe it, but I don't like how it feels like it drops off as I lean into it. I don't ride it very hard, but the first time I rode it, it felt so odd that I jumped off to make sure everything was tight and where it was supposed to be.

    Thoughts?
  15. Thrash Unreal

    Thrash Unreal Adventurer

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    I know I have been back and forth on here for the last few weeks, but I have decided to finally post my Scrambler for sale. If you have seen her, here is the link to the Flea Market ad:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22247958#post22247958

    I am going to lose some cash on this deal, well, quite a bit of cash....but it was a blast to build up, and it was fun while I rode it. I am just after a different kind of bike, a F800GS to be exact.

    I am not interested in hearing about how horrible BMWs are, or how superior Scramblers are, or how I could do anything on the Scrambler that I could do on the BMW, etc. I am simply letting you guys know she is up for grabs to a good home.

    I am not interested in parting her out either. She comes whole, as is.

    Hopefully someone that will ride the piss out of her will get her. I guess we'll see.
  16. Ace_Cafe_Rat

    Ace_Cafe_Rat "Crazy Old Coot"

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    I recommend Heidenau K60s.

    Ace
  17. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    Scramblers rock. Beemers suck. Couldn't resist:D

    Good luck with your sale.
  18. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Been here awhile

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    Alright fellas, need parts, and need advice.

    I NEED new headlight brackets. My stock ones are bent, the rubber grommets have worked their way out, and they are just beat up. Brackets range from $12 to $250. Any reason to spend more.....? Im confused as all hell. I intend on a new headlight too

    Also, any general consensus for a go-to skid plate and crash bars? I really liked the SW motechs on my Versys but the design for the Scrambler looks flawed....two separate pieces mounted completely independently...


    Also, for gravel and dirt day trippin, I am thinking of the Tourance EXPs...
  19. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I have LSL crash pucks on my Bonnie which are low profile and look as though they'd help in a layover. Triumph skid plate was a great addition. I have the British customs headlight bracket. It's cool. Over priced though.
  20. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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