Triumph Scrambler

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

  1. Downhill502

    Downhill502 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Oddometer:
    489
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Also interested!
  2. Gundy

    Gundy Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,576
    Location:
    Philly
    I am still waiting to hear what they come back with, but it looks like we are getting close to 5 now.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Mikey Boy

    Mikey Boy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    425
    Location:
    Kalifornia
    Hey guys and gals. Went for a spirited ride yesterday with a Speed Triple and I led the whole time. Felt compelled to make a showing. Started scraping the stock peg feelers pretty damn fast. Sparks. :dllama: Even with the 370mm shocks etc. Anyhoo Im looking for pegs that give me more cornering clearance and better stability standing offroad. I'm thinking Pivot Pegz Mk 3 but have never used Pivot Pegz before. I know some people swear by em. Any recommendations?

    Gratuitous Triumph poseur shot

    [​IMG]
  4. Herr Bae M. Vae

    Herr Bae M. Vae Insurgent Squirrel

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    80
    Location:
    Neither here nor there.
    Installed and test rode some new Bitubos today. Very plush. A dramatic transformation, as you can imagine. The easy on-the-fly rebound adjustment is really nice.

    Attached Files:

  5. Wimper

    Wimper Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Leicestershire, England
    Hello all, new to the forum, but just wondering what you all do with air boxes. Have most of you kept them, and do any of you see issues with them filling up after river crossings? Anyone fitted a one way valve to the drain pipe?

    Just in the process of completing some modifications to make my new bike more off road ready, but attached are some pics of the one I've just sold...

    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    image.jpg

    image.jpg
  6. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    773
    Location:
    Huntsville Texas
    That's a gorgeous bike Wimper, welcome! Sorry I can't help with your questions, I don't cross any rivers on mine...
  7. 9.5isCanadian

    9.5isCanadian "Missing a few pieces." Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Oddometer:
    627
    Location:
    Kelowna, the Tropics of Canada.
    Nice ride for sure.
    If the water is that deep, I find another way around or turn back.
    Just my $.02

    9 1/2
  8. Bluesforchallah

    Bluesforchallah Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    312
    Location:
    Shakedown Street, Seattle
    Very nice looking bike. What foot pegs are those?
  9. Wimper

    Wimper Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Leicestershire, England
    They're Tiger 1200 Accessory footpegs. They're not a direct fit though, and need a bit of machining and fettling to fit... They also move the footpegs back by about 15mm too, as they have a straight clevis, rather than doglegged.
  10. Woundflatout

    Woundflatout Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Oddometer:
    793
    Location:
    Dripping Springs, Texas
    Very nice bike.

    I am in the process of adding the British Customs airbox delete kit. If the water is close to where my airbox resided, I'll look for another route...

    I have another question for you...what brand of handlebars and what bend are those?

    Cheers!

    Jason
  11. Wimper

    Wimper Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Leicestershire, England
    They're just a generic pre-65 trials set. Were pretty comfortable, but were lower and further forward - I'm 6'2" so it didn't really matter.

    If you thing this was nice, you should see what I'm dong with the new one... image.jpg image.jpg
    Woundflatout likes this.
  12. Herr Bae M. Vae

    Herr Bae M. Vae Insurgent Squirrel

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    80
    Location:
    Neither here nor there.
    Whoa. How long are those Fox Shox?
  13. Wimper

    Wimper Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Leicestershire, England
    Can't remember off the top of my head, but they are taking rear wheel travel to about 195mm. Hopefully the fork parts should turn up next week.
    Woundflatout likes this.
  14. b9farm

    b9farm Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Michigan
    Wimper, what seat, fenders and tail light on that scrambler you just sold?
  15. Wimper

    Wimper Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Leicestershire, England
    Seat was shaped by me, and covered by Mark @ Dragon Seating near Birmingham, in tan Italian leather. It started as an OE Thruxton seat, levelled from the riders height back.

    image.jpg

    Mudguards are generic pre-65 mudguards, modified to suit, but going back to the OE mounts, so maintaining the rubber compliance.

    Tail light is off a CRF-X 450, about £12 from flea-bay... Bit of aluminium angle iron mounted it to the original seat mounts (seat was on a quick release cable).

    image.jpg
  16. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    773
    Location:
    Huntsville Texas
    Wimper, what forks are you going to fit to match those long shocks?

    Any chance you could document your build, I'd would LOVE to raise my scrambler that drastically. Please show us what you come up with!
  17. Mikey Boy

    Mikey Boy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    425
    Location:
    Kalifornia
    +1 Would. Love to see more details on the build. Especially the forks.
  18. No Degree

    No Degree Blah Blah Blah CSM FFs

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    728
    Location:
    Headwaters of the Susquehanna
    Upgraded/personalized my Scram for the past couple months. Even my wife noticed the transformation. Latest installation was a complete Race Tech suspension, front and rear. Next is K&L Lowered Foot Pegs which are out getting anodized (It's nice to have a neighbor who owns a plating company). Also, an Evotech skid plate and oil cooler guard are on the way.

    Before
    [​IMG]

    After
    [​IMG]

    Before
    [​IMG]

    After
    [​IMG]

    Before
    [​IMG]

    After
    [​IMG]
  19. b0rderman

    b0rderman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    201
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Wimper,

    We try to do a couple river...eh...creek crossings ever weekend! This is me yesterday on the smaller of the two creeks. Mostly everyone has done away with the stock airbox and uses UNI pods or K&N cones, either via the deletion kits or a hackaway job on the stock box. I say mostly, because two weekends ago the one guy with the stock airbox made it out of a deeeeep puddle we were playing around with no problems as well. Never shut off, and no pooled water in the box. The intake point on the stock box is about 4 inches lower than if you were to run the pods/cones...this 'puddle' was at about seat height and both types setups made it through just fine with a huge handful of throttle. Here's a crappy video of that stock airbox going through (towards the end of the video).
    Wimper likes this.
  20. Wimper

    Wimper Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    Leicestershire, England
    Forks are going to be WP USD's. I'll post some pics up when I'm done, but I won't have time to do a full build diary - sorry!

    TBH it's largely going to be along the lines of the Triumph Tramontana build by the Lopez brothers, with the exception of the inclined shocks (I need to keep two up capability!). If you have a search, you'll dig up the BikeExif article, so that should give some pointers.

    Edit: here's the link...
    http://www.bikeexif.com/scrambler