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Old 03-08-2013, 06:33 AM   #16876
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 AM   #16877
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got the pipes back from the ceramic coating place....looks like the weather is actually gonna let me ride this weekend...
Did you do the pipes or just the heat shields? Looks good.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:22 AM   #16878
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Triumph Scrambler City Bag

Could someone with a Triumph City Bag on their Scrambler give me the dimensions and perhaps the capacity of the bag? Am looking for something big enough to carry a tool kit and rain gear. It doesn't look very big and don't want to spend big bucks to get disappointed. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #16879
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37 out today , First time I have had the Scramber out this month:
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #16880
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Congrats

An unusual trade sequence, what made you trade the tiger 800xc for the scrambler

Now post some pics!!
Tiger was a good bike, just had no character at least to me. Plus my short little ass (5'8 and 165) was never going to get extreme off road with it. Ive always liked the Bonnies and the Scram from the first time i sat on one a few years back was always in the back of my head for a bike i want. Im working on figuring out how to post pics.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:50 PM   #16881
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Did you do the pipes or just the heat shields? Looks good.
heat shields and mufflers...i am one of the odd lot that actually likes the blue pipes...
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:20 PM   #16882
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a couple of questions...

hi,

I have a couple of questions for you scrambler owners.

I like the bike, and have it on my radar. The first thing I like and wonder is the high pipe, those it melt your legs and luggage? I have a KLR and that stock exhaust is a gunge cord melter! (even without touching the bungees).

Second, what is the maintenance experience with the scrambler?

last, how good is it for 2 up? this is not a priority for me, but just wanted to know.

Thanks for your info! I like the bike it is like a cruiser KLR. I would like to have one for ridding to work or 200-250 mile days and the occasional 2 up day. I fit perfectly but I would like your input.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:11 AM   #16883
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:45 AM   #16884
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Yep, bolts right on, a direct replacement. Now, should I keep the stock seat or sell it....
Depends where you live if you are planning on getting rid of the stock seat. I have the thrust on gel seat and have kept the original. The bike is parked outside all day while I'm at work. A 37C degree day (close to 100F) means the seat is too hot to ride home (the gel keeps the heat). alright in winter, but the stock seat goes on in summertime. Numb nads are better than baked nads!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:24 AM   #16885
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hi,

I have a couple of questions for you scrambler owners.

I like the bike, and have it on my radar. The first thing I like and wonder is the high pipe, those it melt your legs and luggage? I have a KLR and that stock exhaust is a gunge cord melter! (even without touching the bungees).

Second, what is the maintenance experience with the scrambler?

last, how good is it for 2 up? this is not a priority for me, but just wanted to know.

Thanks for your info! I like the bike it is like a cruiser KLR. I would like to have one for ridding to work or 200-250 mile days and the occasional 2 up day. I fit perfectly but I would like your input.

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2up is fine, depending on your size. I had to upgrade the rear suspension ($200 hagons) but my wife and I are about 375 lbs geared up. Plenty of power unless you're one of those that are afraid to cruise above 3000 rpm. Added a backrest for when she comes along and she is happy.

Maintenance experience is great. Oil change 6k, valves were in spec at 12k.

Luggage is a challenge. The pipes don't bother your legs at all, but get in the way for luggage. There's some good options, just a few pages back in this thread, just pricey. If you travel alone and don't need much, a good tank bag and something strapped to the pillion area will be a cheap easy solution.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:19 AM   #16886
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2up is fine, depending on your size. I had to upgrade the rear suspension ($200 hagons) but my wife and I are about 375 lbs geared up.

Maintenance experience is great. Oil change 6k, valves were in spec at 12k.

Luggage is a challenge. The pipes don't bother your legs at all, but get in the way for luggage.
Ok amigo thanks!! it sounds like something I could live with. Last year we did 1 or maybe 2 days of 2 up so no need for a gold wing of a 1000+ cc cruiser, and so far I would like my wife to get back on the bike so multi day trips are not even on my mind, solo multi days are! but I am needing less and less every time, so I waas thinking to have a friend build me some side racks to put soft lugguages or at best some givis that I already have.
Speed is not something I am know for, speed limit +10 is what I do most of the time, and speed limit is fine for me so I know this bike is set for.

the oil changes are nice, I read 4.5 quarts and I was omg! but if you can leave it 6k miles it is the same as having 2.5 q for 2-3 miles.

Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:39 AM   #16887
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Depends where you live if you are planning on getting rid of the stock seat. I have the thrust on gel seat and have kept the original. The bike is parked outside all day while I'm at work. A 37C degree day (close to 100F) means the seat is too hot to ride home (the gel keeps the heat). alright in winter, but the stock seat goes on in summertime. Numb nads are better than baked nads!
Just throw a light coloured towel over the seat, tuck in to the edges, or use a small bungee cord. My wife learned to leave her coat laying on her Street Triple gel seat when it was parked in the sun. Or just pretend you're in the Dakar and ride the first few miles standing on the pegs.

My wife and I stand on the pegs even on our street bikes, great way to stretch on a long ride.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #16888
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Ok amigo thanks!! it sounds like something I could live with. Last year we did 1 or maybe 2 days of 2 up so no need for a gold wing of a 1000+ cc cruiser, and so far I would like my wife to get back on the bike so multi day trips are not even on my mind, solo multi days are! but I am needing less and less every time, so I waas thinking to have a friend build me some side racks to put soft lugguages or at best some givis that I already have.
Speed is not something I am know for, speed limit +10 is what I do most of the time, and speed limit is fine for me so I know this bike is set for.

the oil changes are nice, I read 4.5 quarts and I was omg! but if you can leave it 6k miles it is the same as having 2.5 q for 2-3 miles.

Thanks!

Concerning luggage, solo multi days are easier. If you're willing to use a tank bag, then strap a big bag across the pillion area. You can get close to 100 liters without racks.

For more, check out the Venture system, it's huge.

Get a backrest for your wife, she'll feel so much better about riding with you. 4 bolts and 5 minutes to install or uninstall.


As far as speed, the lack of wind protection nails me way before the scrambler runs out of grunt. But there's a few cheap fixes that help a bit.

Good luck, it's SUCH a good all a rounder -- fun around town, still capable of touring and occasional two-up.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #16889
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #16890
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Went for a ride today, but I'm in-between dirtbikes, and don't much like riding on the road. A bunch of kids were riding quads and smokers when I rolled up... the looks I got on the 500 lb pig were priceless.

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