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Triumph 1200 Scrambler

Discussion in 'Triumph Tigers' started by limeymike, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Maracas

    Maracas Adventurer

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    Is there an H-pipe on that setup??
    If not, would that adversely affect performance?

    Also brake pedal looks extremely close to the pipe
  2. ducati2

    ducati2 Been here awhile

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    Re: drive chain. I now have 2500 miles on my 2019 1200XC and have yet needed to adjust the chain. I suppose dealer checked it at 500 miles, but seems fine to me. What is normal interval for 80/20 riding?
  3. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    These new O ring and X ring chains need nowhere near the adjustments as the old type. Just check the measurement against the swingarm as stated in the manual. My previous bike never required adjustment in over 30,000 klms.
  4. Shoeshear

    Shoeshear Adventurer

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    In 6300 miles, I have adjusted it twice, and minimally.
  5. greasyjonny

    greasyjonny Adventurer

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    I find mine needs it about every thousand miles
  6. ducati2

    ducati2 Been here awhile

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    It might be my fat fingers or gloves, but I find myself accidentally honking the horn on my 1200xc. I have put up with it for 6 months now, but yesterday I was leaving the hood and one of my very weird neighbors was out in his yard. Exactly at the moment I did not wish to acknowledge him, I HONKED. Which gave him reason to wave like we are best buddies. ugggh. (Not that I have too many friends, but this guy,,, I would be fine if he never stepped on my property.) So I decided to do something about it. I filed down the excessive length of the horn button. Below you will see 1) a before pic, 2) a pic after filing and 3) a pic after touching it up with my wife's red nail polish. I might be alone on this complaint, but know if you have the same problem, the fix is easy.

    1b4.jpg 1filed.jpg 1complete.jpg
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  7. ProblemChild

    ProblemChild Been here awhile

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    I have the same issue. I'm always accidentally hitting the horn and getting bewildered stares from strangers. I've considered cutting it down as well.
  8. VonBergschrund

    VonBergschrund Adventurer

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  9. pittz5

    pittz5 Adventurer

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  10. jtbek

    jtbek ADV990R

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    @goodcat8 who did the seatcover? that looks great!

    ps. new owner here, just got a leftover '19 1200XE this past weekend for a killer deal, and stoked to be a part of the club. :)
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  11. angrywhiteguy

    angrywhiteguy i wanna ride!

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  12. VonBergschrund

    VonBergschrund Adventurer

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  13. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    So... had a little off a couple of days ago that ended with the Scrambler in the edge of the woods, stopped by a sapling tree. It crashed very well overall, with no damage except for one thing: that tree managed to hit in just the right place to put a small hole in the lower radiator hose. A quick fix with some stretchy silicone super tape had me riding again in minutes, but the incident did serve to point out a vulnerable spot that none of the accessories I've found protect.

    Does anyone know of a skid plate or radiator guard that includes protection for those few inches of radiator hose running between the bottom of the radiator and the top of the stock skid plate?

    --mark
  14. DomEOD

    DomEOD 'murica

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    Where’d ya get the yellow lens guard from? Nice little touch.
  15. goodcat8

    goodcat8 Long timer Supporter

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  16. NDR

    NDR Adventurer

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    Before I do any further damage, did anyone need to use vice grips to turn the lever adjustment knob?
  17. YJake

    YJake Social Distancing Before It Was Cool

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    :yikes

    -Jake
  18. VonBergschrund

    VonBergschrund Adventurer

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  19. NDR

    NDR Adventurer

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    LOL
  20. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    CORRECTION
    I fitted a piece of car radiator hose over the OEM hose to protect it from the bash plate and other things hitting it.
    CORRECTION - The Altrider plate I had shown was for the 900 Scrambler, they make nothing for the 1200 models. It was incorrectly labelled for the 1200.

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