Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    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.
  2. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    +1:clap
  3. IRideASlowBike

    IRideASlowBike Banned

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    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.
  4. IRideASlowBike

    IRideASlowBike Banned

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    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.
  5. Grumdrig

    Grumdrig Armchair pilot

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    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.
  6. Zortose

    Zortose Been here awhile

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    Here's one from yesterday.
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  7. 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.
  8. AdventureRider

    AdventureRider Adventurer

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  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. geezfools

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    you're going to get a different look if you sandblast it. I would not prefer that look myself...
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply!

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

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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...
  17. henryII

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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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  18. fotopat

    fotopat Pat / Cleveland, OH

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  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    How about my own bike?

    :wink:

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  20. Dethrok

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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?