Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. soundcc

    soundcc Been here awhile

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    The space between the frame that the luggage mount to and the fender is five inches on the shifter side. The space between the front attachment arm that runs to the footpeg mount and the shock absorber(stock shock) is one and one half inches, The clear space for and aft unencumbered is twelve inches. My gut says that the rotopax idea is not, but there is plenty of usable space for toolkitery. I was thinking of a row of MSR fuel bottles and tool kit. I will take pics this weekend and post any info that use all need. Given the lack of viable options, this rack fits the bill very well. I mean even if there were many viable options, this rack fills the bill very well. Now to find a five inch and seven inch box that dimensions out in height and width the same. Happy Trails sight is tough to negotiate when just searching boxes.
  2. soundcc

    soundcc Been here awhile

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  3. soundcc

    soundcc Been here awhile

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  4. soundcc

    soundcc Been here awhile

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  5. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    soundcc:

    On HT website, go to the Scrambler page and look at the alloy box dimensions for the OWYHEE boxes - they come in 6", 7.5" and 9" widths and are 21L, 27L and 31.5L respectively. The TETONS are 7.5" and 9" widths. And finally the Imnaha are 5" wide. Not sure if the other dimensions between type are compatable with each other - i.e. length and height...you'll need to check that out.

    What luggage rack are you fitting up with the HT SU side racks?
    What finish did the SU side racks come through with, a speckled black powder coat?

    Congrats on being the first, I think, person to buy a rack from Happy Trails - they make good strong gear.
  6. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the compliments!

    Here's a little of what I've done to the money pit:

    Alpina Tubeless Wheels
    Ohlins shocks rear
    Zard Cross exhaust
    Air Box Removal Kit with K&N Pod Filters.
    7" headlight
    Renthal bars and pad
    Heated grips
    Paint Stripped extra tank and Pingle Petcock.
    Maund Fender delete kit
    Front fender trimmed and painted
    Bullet indicators
    Tachometer
    Skid Plate.
    Nology Hot Wires.
    Nology Pro Fire ignition coil.
    USB Power and Ram iphone mount
    Passenger peg lowering brackets
    Factory Flyscreen
    Leather side bag

    I'm sure I'm forgetting other things, it's a seemingly never ending process, with still a very long list of things to do. :D. First up is to get the right side cover I just got from ebay cut and screened to match the left side. The new low exhaust left a hole there.

    I modded the seat myself, just cut down the factory pan and foam, and added a little more padding, then made the vinyl cover. Did one in black too. It's much narrower than the factory look. I think it gives the bike a slim profile, which I like. Kompo-tech makes some that look great, but I didn't want to spend the coin, and just happened to have a couple extra seats laying around to experiment with.

    Thanks again for the compliments.
  7. soundcc

    soundcc Been here awhile

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    On HT website, go to the Scrambler page and look at the alloy box dimensions for the OWYHEE boxes - they come in 6", 7.5" and 9" widths and are 21L, 27L and 31.5L respectively. The TETONS are 7.5" and 9" widths. And finally the Imnaha are 5" wide. Not sure if the other dimensions between type are compatable with each other - i.e. length and height...you'll need to check that out.

    Thanx I'm hoping that the Imnaha and Owyhee have similar dimensions

    What finish did the SU side racks come through with, a speckled black powder coat?

    Yes, speckled black powder
  8. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the list. I have alpinas too but I cannot say I am 100% happy with them. There is constant air leakeage & I have to add air two times a month. Have you used the OEM hubs or you got alpina hubs too?
  9. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    Hi Satcen ;)
    Alpina STS must NOT leak air... I think that yours needs some manutention/refurbushing :-/

    I mounted Alpina... uhmm... 3/4 year ago and, after 50.000 kms (more or less) and the last long trip on turkish dirt roads, there isn't any air leakage in mine.

    Buona fortuna ;)

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  10. nordik

    nordik n00b

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    I confirm, I also try to alpine 4 months and no problems.
    I also made dirt roads in France.
  11. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Satcen,

    My Alpina's aren't leaking, I think... The front made me wonder recently I it leaked a small amount, but it was just once so I don't have a pattern yet. I'm closely monitoring it. The rear has been rock solid.

    I went the whole way and used their hubs, figuring if I ever sell the bike I'll just swap on the old hubs and wheels and sell the Alpina set up separately.
  12. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Sam,

    I've been looking for feedback about that headlight. Does it do well at night, and how difficult was it to fit and wire?

    Awesome pic btw!
  13. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    Ciao Xaman.
    I had any issue to wire: the headlight it's literally plug & play with Triumph wirings.
    Concerning the mounting: I modified the mask in order to use a couple of brackets (http://www.louis.de/_100e0d7ad644ebd5bc043811504bd30bd4/index.php?topic=artnr_gr&artnr_gr=10020910)

    The headlight does a good light, but it is necessary to move the RR, in order to reach the correct inclination of the headlight.

    2 pics to better explain:
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    [​IMG]
  14. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Wifes complete wheel set from alpina on her Bonnie no leak, a friend got alpina mounted with oem hub they leak. Not much....
  15. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Same feeling on mine (full bore usa)
  16. satcen

    satcen Been here awhile

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    THNX for all the reactions. I am about to change my tires in coming weeks so I´ll try to have the thing fixed....
  17. ChuBrocka

    ChuBrocka Been here awhile

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    I was just browsing the New Bonneville website and noticed they're now selling a rear caliper relocation bracket. Looks like a nice unit at $125 and no waiting for it to sail the Atlantic to get here.
  18. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    Nice! I'll be buying one.
  19. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    If he actually has it in stock.
  20. ChuBrocka

    ChuBrocka Been here awhile

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    Good point. I just ordered online this afternoon. I'll post an update when I get confirmation.