Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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    I fully agree with this statement. It is my plan as well. Putting really good suspension components on my Scrambler will solve 90% the harhness....likely be as good as my BMW GS in everything big whoops where longer travel is more important... and do this with out having to tip toe around in parking lots, etc on a what too tall bike.
  2. Sam il Cinghio

    Sam il Cinghio dirty noob

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    You won :wink:
  3. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I keep the baffle in on the Zard. It's quite tame until you really open the throttle, then it's just right.
  4. RedMenace

    RedMenace Adventure Sidecar

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    I just snapped the drive chain on my '06 Scrambler. Yes I will have some sit down time with the manual, but does anyone have any helpful tips regarding sprocket and chain changing protocol for this bike?
  5. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    I think this represents the limit of where I'd take a Scrambler, and only if the technical sections were short.

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    and this is insanity on a Scrambler

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    One does need to keep things in perspective. If I'm going to ride technical stuff off-road I'll choose a different bike for that ride.
  6. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    Am I seeing the rear caliper below the swingarm in this picture? I'd think a few of those rocks are gunning for that puppy. I think I'd rather be riding a 250 sized dual sport bike in that stuff - that is, if I even went there in the first place.
  7. none

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    That bike has some serious mods to it including a USD fork and many others, I would add an up and over caliper mount and I would take that bike just about anywhere however...be prepared for an ADVENTURE! Oh wait, is this not the ADV website? POSERS:D
  8. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    That's a frame grab from one of the Raise the Dust videos. Those bikes were pretty heavily modded, especially that one. I think the terrain you see in the Raise the Dust video series pretty much represents what I'd plan to ride on a Scrambler except for the snow, forget that. I've ridden in snow like that on other bikes and it's sucks, not much fun at all.

    I've ridden a few rock piles like that "in my yut" on smaller 2-stroke dirt bikes and honestly I don't really care to do rocks much anymore.

    I think the Scambler appeals to a certain age/mentality group in general and I'm fine with that. I'll leave the Erzberg Enduro stuff to others.
  9. Maxacceleration

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    Probably not.
  10. ago.xr

    ago.xr il più lontano possibile

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    Hi everybody,
    I've searched in the whole (yes.... almost every pages...) thread but I couldn't find a pic of the Scrambler with 21-18 wheels.
    Can anybody provide such a photo?
    thanks very much
  11. henryII

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    Pascal and his Scrambler

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  12. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Problem with that theory is that when you set off into an area that you don't know, you don't know what you're going to come across. So for you to use a different bike for those sections you'd have to be carrying it in your panniers.:eek1
    And, of course, it's impossible if you've made a 1000 mile trip to get to where you're riding. As we did in my videos which were filmed in the eastern Pyrenees.
  13. sayonora

    sayonora doesnt like airplans

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    There is a dutch man who made a scram like this. put a honda front end on it and 46cm shocks on the rear. It's like a great escape hommage. I've only seen one pic of it, which I'd post if my laptop wasn't broken...I'll try to dig it up.
    Looks absolutely brutal btw.
  14. ago.xr

    ago.xr il più lontano possibile

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    Sounds exactly as what I was looking for. Infact I'm not only interested in the 21-18 mod but also in any "radical" modifications (in the "Off-Road" direction) related to offroad handling and, most important, GROUND CLEARANCE....!
    If you'll be able to post the pic it'd be great!

    Does anybody know which is the ground clearance (not seat height) of the stock Triumph Scrambler
    What type of increase of the ground clearance have you achieved modifing rims/sunspensions?


    Thanks.
  15. Maxacceleration

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    This. I believe it was an XR 250 or 400 forks with a leading axle.
    Chain slack would become the issue among other things (extended brake lines, kickstand etc).
    Looks like a cool but top heavy bike.

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  16. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    I hear ya. I usually try to assess my planned routes ahead and choose my bike. Sometimes I will take the lighter bike if it looks like it could get more technical. There are also times I've opted not to go down a particular road/trail if it's looking sketchy for the bike I'm on.

    I mean to each his own decisions etc, all I'm saying is keep the expectations in check for the bike you're on and your riding skills. There's a lot of places I won't take my Stelvio because I understand getting stuck with a 600+ lb bike, especially if I'm alone.
  17. ago.xr

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    My God!!!!
    That's my dream bike! It's so tall!
    What ground clearance has it...?

    Wow!
    I love it!

    However it's strange... that's a radical modification for the offroad handling but there a lot of things like the brake caliper that is still in the stock position that makes it not so perfect for real offroad, it hasn't any engine guard....
    Strange.

    By the way I love it.
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    The problem I found when I looked into doing that was that all the shock manufacturers would make a longer shock between mounts, but the stroke was still the same. So you would end up with the same lack of suspension movement.
    Also, you would lose one of the advantages of the Scrambler. i.e. low seat height and being able to paddle through the tricky sections easily.

    As for the engine guard. That's easy. I made my own. Please note:- It's like that just for photo purposes. I tucked it down behind the OE skid plate in final assembly. It almost looked OE.
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    You'd hardly know it was there side on.
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  19. Extreme scrambler

    Extreme scrambler Adventurer

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    Thanks! thats my bike.
    There is still a lot of things I want to do to it.
    Change the tires back to nobbies, put a brembo caliper on the back, make a chainguard and maybe change the paint.

    this is how it looks now.
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  20. Maxacceleration

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    Looks good Extreme scrambler! Glad you posted up a new pic.
    Not that I am going to do it, but if I was, and as BT eludes to, the swingarm and shocks need a design change to get more stroke.
    As in a banana swingarm with shocks moved up on the bottom as well as moved forward at the top.
    A la late 70's dirtbikes.
    Such as on this custom build old british bike...
    Then you gotta figure the leverage ratio and amount of travel designed in...:deal

    The thing is, the scrambler is just too heavy to build tall IMO.

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