Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Man that sucks.

    It sure makes choosing a bike with a stock configuration you like paramount.

    Can't even change out the tires!!! Hell half the OEM tires are more unsafe than the replacement options.

    I thought things in Kalifornia were jacked up, but that's just nutz.
  2. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    Hey, No worries, Frog and T. I just enjoy talking about bikes so all is good. I always try to keep it friendly. That's why the :lol3!
    I'd have a Thrux too if my old wrists could handle it!
    Best to you.
  3. FrogAndTrumpet

    FrogAndTrumpet Adventurer

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    You can change tyres as long as you keep the same dimensions. But the problems begin if you want to put wider tyres on a Thruxie, or full knobblies on a Scram, for instance.
  4. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Could not agree more ( I have a 06 Scram & a 09 Thrux) & I love them both & yes they are different but both fun

    Terry
  5. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Not the best title, I have the flashers / lighting kit that New Bonnie sell but wondering if anyone have improved the lighting performance of the flashers. Here in Australia with our all year round sun they are hard to see. The globe is a 12v 24w & is dull compaired to the OEM & they have a 12v 21w globe.
    The flashers from new bonnie have the globe at right angles & no reflector, has anyone polished the inside of the housing or added foil to reflect the light

    This is the style of light
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  6. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    A friend put a led bulp in his. Big improvement.

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  7. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    was thinking about that but was unsure if it would work as the globe is side on, might give it a try

    cheers Terry
  8. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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  9. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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  10. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    What slow delivery or non delivery ?
  11. henryII

    henryII Been here awhile

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    Well I hope he do deliver, because I have a order placed at his shop :-)
  12. gseur

    gseur Been here awhile

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    Seems that delivery starts when you send your plaint to PayPal.
  13. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    God help anyone that does not use Paypal then, cheers for the heads up

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  14. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    I forgot I ordered the Gerbings. Just came in yesterday and gave it a try. At first I was questioning if I was even feeling the heat from it, and after about 30 minutes I stopped to investigate. Pulling the heat controller out of my liner pocket, I saw it had the flashing red and green lights, so I reset it. A moment or two later, I started feeling some heat. And then nothing. Looked at controller again, saw the same lights, and reset it again. Stayed on for the ride home, but I was a little disappointed. Maybe I was cold from earlier, or it didn't put out as much heat as I expected, or 37 degrees is too cold? Thoughts?

    On the bright side, my new Montana is mounted and works!
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  15. devo2002

    devo2002 -Devo

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    hanguards go a long way in keeping your hands warmer. Either way, 37 degrees isn't too cold for gerbings on high, something may be wrong.
  16. RMAK

    RMAK The Magnanimous

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    Well, a seat of the pants report is lots more speed and torque throughout the power band. I have been doing a lot of lightening of the bike as well and I've conservatively dropped 18 pounds or so. It's really a hell of a fun bike to ride now.
    Statistics I got are questionable for this reason. Carlos at TPUSA set the flatside carbs for the way I had the bike's upgrades. TPUSA supplied the BB kit and cams. Since I changed from stock pipes with Norm Hyde toga cans to a low Zard, I took it into my local Triumph dealer for a dyno tune.
    They called and said I shouldn't be running this type of carb on the street and they had to "detune" the carb to make it run right. They gave the hp rating as 70. Talking to Carlos and a few of my other Triumph buddies confirmed that the dealer was clueless. The bike actually ran slower after the tune up. Everyone who's opinion I trust says the hp and torque should be higher with the work I've done.
    I am definitely getting a pieman ignition upgrade in the future. Right now I have my eye on a super light battery and some light fiberglass fenders from PJ's in the UK. I mention this because taking off excess weight makes a big difference too.
    I had dreams of a new head with larger valves, but that's another whoppingly expensive upgrade. I may just call it done and enjoy the bike.
  17. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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    Need to see the run data for that number to even be comparable to anything. FWIW, 70 hp (DJ-SAE) can be achieved on a stock head/stock piston 865/270 with CVK carbs.
  18. Bugchewer

    Bugchewer Piece of Work

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    has anyone tried the 110/80/17's for the front tire? I want to try the Full Bores but I wondered how the wider front with lower profile handled.
  19. IRideASlowBike

    IRideASlowBike Banned

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    37 is definitely not too cold. With the temperatures we've been having here this winter, I've been riding in 0 Fahrenheit and have stayed warm. I start to feel the heat from the Gerbings jacket liner after about 5-10 seconds. Same with glove liners, although I recently switched to Powerlet glove liners and like them more than my old Gerbings glove liners, which wore through at the fingertips.

    I'd check if you have everything hooked up correctly, and if you do, send it to Gerbings for a warranty repair or replacement.

    You're wearing it under a regular riding jacket, right? It works best when separated from your skin by one thin layer.
  20. grebmrof

    grebmrof Been here awhile

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    When I was riding this past spring in 36-38f weather the handguards on my Scrambler were pretty ineffective. Heated grips or gloves would be the way to go...I ended up putting my gloved hands into some triple digit rain mitts from Aerostich - that did the trick, hands warmed up quickly. Running a heated vest also helped this situation...