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Old 10-01-2008, 11:54 AM   #2671
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Bonnie Better Off-road?

So I'm at my Triumph dealer Saturday, and talking to the salesperson about Scramblers. (Hold on to your hat, he actually knows his product, and knew that they have a 270 degree crank, different from the Bonnie. Shocker.)

So he says something to the effect of:

"I had a customer in here the other day who really seems to know alot about Triumphs. He (the customer) said if he wanted to go offroad, he would buy a Bonnie over the Scrambler, but mid-rise pipes on it, and change the triple-trees to the Scrambler style. The Scrambler has too high of a center of gravity, and the modified Bonnie would be better off-road. The Scrambler doesn't have that much suspension travel anyway."

WTF? Is he high? The customer OR the dealer? Does this make any sense?
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:06 PM   #2672
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Sounds like a dealer with Bonnies on the floor but no Scramblers.
The difference in COG would not be that great IMO
Same basic bike & by the time you finished modding the Bonnie for suspension & ground clearance it would end up pretty close to the Scram
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #2673
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They usually don't snap there?

Any more info?
I have stock pegs on modre's (triumphrat.net) 2" peg lowering kit. I had no problems prior to this. I was riding over railroad tracks at about 30 mph. I stood up on the pegs. After the second bump, the left peg snapped off at the bracket bolt. It didn't cause me any problems, but it was fun riding home with my left foot back on the passenger peg.

I honestly expected the peg to break before that bolt. I'm getting a replacement bracket + hardware from Triumph in about a week but I might look into finding stronger bolts for that bracket.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:10 PM   #2674
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More pics here...
https://www.metalmule.com/shop-onlin...d,81/vmcchk,1/

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WOW... ok.. im probably gonna get bashed for saying this... but... I actually dont mind the look... thinking now metal cases painted to match the bike...
I realize this will make the bike a bit large in the arse... but... my wee has quite a big rear... so nothing new for me.

thanks for the pics and the link...
just brian, Sorry I don't know how to link to my previous posts, but I put up a few pictures of my ammo can adaoptation. It was much cheaper than the meta-mule solition. I know you can search for my posts by name. Send me a private message if you questions or want better pictures.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:18 PM   #2675
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:05 AM   #2676
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Tool kit for Scrambler

We are getting ready to do some serious back country traveling with a Scrambler. My question is what tools to bring besides the normal tools and tire patch equipment?
What I am looking for, is the knowlage of someone who found a tool they needed and did not have with them.

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:41 AM   #2677
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We are getting ready to do some serious back country traveling with a Scrambler. My question is what tools to bring besides the normal tools and tire patch equipment?
What I am looking for, is the knowlage of someone who found a tool they needed and did not have with them.

I haven't had the experience of wishing for a tool, but what I did was make sure I put together the tools necessary to pull both wheels off. I then did a trial run and found that although I had the correct tools, I could not break all fittings/fasterners loose. After using cheaters everything came off and I put things back together using sane torques and/or anti seize, lock-tite or grease as I felt appropriate.

Glad all that was done at home instead of by the road or trail!
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:51 PM   #2678
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We are getting ready to do some serious back country traveling with a Scrambler. My question is what tools to bring besides the normal tools and tire patch equipment?
What I am looking for, is the knowlage of someone who found a tool they needed and did not have with them.

Make sure you have something you can use to alter the preload on your rear shocks . I had to make do with philips screw driver , shock bit my finger when I slipped, exit some skin , enter some blood & pain
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:27 PM   #2679
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Be sure to let us know the verdict. I still have a slow leak on the left side on fins on my Scrambler. I think it may be the seal.
Got my baby back today. It was the gear change cover gasket leaking. they did not change the sprocket shaft seal as it was OK. All covered under warranty @ no charge to me. Rode the 80 miles home from dealer and she leaks no more.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:29 PM   #2680
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We are getting ready to do some serious back country traveling with a Scrambler. My question is what tools to bring besides the normal tools and tire patch equipment?
What I am looking for, is the knowlage of someone who found a tool they needed and did not have with them.

1)harmonica
2) pint of Jim Beam
3) pack of Marlboros
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:33 PM   #2681
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:06 PM   #2682
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Make sure you have something you can use to alter the preload on your rear shocks . I had to make do with philips screw driver , shock bit my finger when I slipped, exit some skin , enter some blood & pain
The manual calls for the 5mm Allen wrench under the left side cover for adjusting the shocks as well as removing the seat. Insert the short end of the wrench into the shock and use the long end for leverage. Works pretty well.
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:46 PM   #2683
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The manual calls for the 5mm Allen wrench under the left side cover for adjusting the shocks as well as removing the seat. Insert the short end of the wrench into the shock and use the long end for leverage. Works pretty well.
Wah ,, real blokes don't read instructions. Thanks I'll know next time
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:15 PM   #2684
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Scrambler Handguards

For any Scrambler riders looking for warmer hands this winter - you can buy Triumph Tiger Hanguards and fit them to your Scrambler. You have to buy a couple of bushings and a couple of longer screws (under $4.00 total) but it works! I used "Bypass Caps" which were $2.70 at Strauss Auto and 10-32 X 3" screws (flat head, slotted). I bought the guards from www.madss.com (in Triumph Accessories catalog, under Tiger Accessories).
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:17 AM   #2685
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As I was riding into work yesterday at 40 f I was thinking that it was time to setup for winter. And here is Skid with a dandy mod!! I've still got a credit at the dealer so this might be my next purchase.
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