Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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  2. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Before the Scram I own a BMW R80 G/S and a R80RT. My wife is very happy with the Scram, no complain.
  3. RicoAJP

    RicoAJP ADV Dreamer

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    Well my fiance and I rode 2-up from Toronto to California and back on my scram. Both of us were really comfortable for the most part. The only fatigue we received was from wearing backpacks, and during heavy crosswind. None of which were due to the seat. My bike also has the Arrow 2-1, no issues with her getting burned or uncomfortable with regards to that either. Hope that helps! :freaky
  4. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    rode the rig into to town for the first time yesterday. Handled well and plenty of power. Went by the powder coaters to get a quote on matching the sidecar to the bike. Pulled the rear wheel off to change the tire. Discovered the rear brake pads worn to a nubbin. Ordered brakes. Will need to check to see if a puck is stuck or if they were just used up....

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  5. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Handlebars
    Possibly a stupid question.
    Stockers are 7/8. Does this mean I couldn't swap to 1 inch bars due to the bar controls. I've mounted larger diameter bars on other bikes by swapping out the bar mounts, but they were pro tapers that tapered back to 7/8.

    I found these bars I really like, but if they remain 1 inch threw out I'm assuming none if the switch housings and throttle tube would fit right?

    http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2013/01/25/new-scrambler-handlebars-by-burly-brand/

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  6. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    I believe all the Scramblers came with 7/8" bars - I think you're out of luck if the bars are 1"...and if they were tapers, you'd have to address how you'd bolt them to the clamps which are for 7/8" bars - no doubt someone here has changed out the clamps and fitted tapers. Just get some 7/8" bars...
  7. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Figured. Yeah I'd swap the bar mounts as well when doing bar swaps. The above bars reach 6 inches high, which I really like. Just can't find them in 7/8!
  8. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Those are awesome, please post here if you find some with that much rise in 7/8.
  9. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I am betting that they are not tapered. They mention using them on Harleys which come with 1" bars AND controls so unless you want to switch everything out I think you need to keep looking.

    Bruce
  10. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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  11. XT Traveler

    XT Traveler Been here awhile

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    I think the Scrambler would slot in real nicely between your Stelvio and your DRZ:D
  12. XT Traveler

    XT Traveler Been here awhile

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    The Scrambler will be pretty much just as comfortable as the Bonneville. My wife and I do two up on our Scrambler quite often. The right passenger peg sticks out 2 or 3 inches further than the left one to help the passenger stay away from the pipes but it has never been an issue for us. Oh yeah the stock shocks are kind of sucky particularly two up but the Bonneville is no better and the shocks are tolerable. So ENJOY !!!
  13. wandrob

    wandrob Adventurer

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    Signed the paperwork on a red and silver 2014 Scrambler yesterday afternoon, it's still in the box, should be ready tomorrow (Saturday) for pickup. I'm pretty excited. The Manassas dealer also had a blue one on the floor, to me, it looked more like a shade of purple, but it could have been the lighting..don't know. It's supposed to be 60 degrees and mostly sunny tomorrow so I should be able to log a few miles.
  14. 2T2_Ryder

    2T2_Ryder Adventurer

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    Awesome wandrob, great bike and great color! I'm sure you'll love it, oh and welcome to the asylum!
  15. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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  16. 2T2_Ryder

    2T2_Ryder Adventurer

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    Well I know my trip is a ways off but I'm too excited to hold it in so here goes. I have had the ever increasing need to wander for awhile now due to life circumstances, amongst them is an upcoming 6 month deployment. I've talked to my wife who luckily is very supportive and knows what riding does for my psyche. So while most think it would be crazy to return from a long deployment and suddenly leave their wife and child behind for another month to explore the country seems irresponsible and selfish, I have decided to do just that. I'll be looping the US from NJ to the west coast and back in the span of a month starting in July '14. I will be posting a ride report for all to see and for fellow scram owners to take notes. I have been very inspired by RicoAJP's video to say the least so thanks for that! I plan to stick to rural routes and stealth camp as often as possible. I had contemplated taking my speed triple but I think the scram will give me more of an emotional journey which is what I'm after rather than watch the country go by in a blur...so, fellow long distance scram riders, I'm asking your help for suggestions on what has worked well for luggage, gear, bike setup etc...thanks for any input and I look forward to hearing your ideas!
  17. Bugchewer

    Bugchewer Piece of Work

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    First off 2T2, THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE! I have one son out after 4 years and one son in still so I understand to some degree your need for the trip. It also sounds like a great way for you to have a plan to look forward to besides the obvious reunion with your family. The time spent on the bike will certainly help you sort things out after your deployment. The Scram is an excellent choive and I can't offer any words of advice because so far I've only done day trips on mine. Mext year on plan on taking my Scram instead of 800 XC on my two long trips because I know it will do it and it will be at least as much fun if not more. Good luck and be safe!
  18. ChuBrocka

    ChuBrocka Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a great trip, I'm jealous! I've used a Ventura rack with their 50 L. I added a 1 gallon rotopax and tied a 30 L dry bag with my camping gear in it on the rack. That's worked well for weeklong trips. That being said, I'll be getting a happy trails setup in the near future. I like the convenience of not having to tied down everything and being able to lock them.

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  19. 2T2_Ryder

    2T2_Ryder Adventurer

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    Thanks Bugchewer, I thank your sons for their service as well. You are exactly right, planning this trip will help give me something to look forward to and help this deployment go by quicker. Every chance I get to use the Internet over there will be used to buy gear and send it to my house in the states waiting for my return :) Great call in taking the scram on your next trip, sure the tiger is better suited, as was my Sprint 1050 that I sold but the scram is IMO the essence of motorcycling and lets you get back to the basics and feel the world around you. Enjoy!

  20. ChuBrocka

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