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Old 03-27-2010, 05:56 PM   #8251
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Oops!

I pulled off the road today to turn around and it finally happened. Down I went. Where I pulled off was gravel and dirt and for some reason it just kind of gave-way. Before I knew it I was on the ground, in gravel. Damage to the bike was the brake pedal and the alternator cover. I've already ordered the brake pedal but if anyone knows where I can find a black alternator cover please let me know. My Scram. is a 2008 carb. version.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:28 PM   #8252
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I've noticed a bit of oil seepage around my cam cover also.

Wasn't this a recall or warranty repair? Replacement gasket maybe?
Id like to know if its a warranty item,mine is on warranty till May.
Be nice if it didnt leak. My Scrambler was parked in ft of the local BMW shop today,it was pretty much the bike people came up and asked about.
They do stand out as different and just plain look cool.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:36 PM   #8253
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Id like to know if its a warranty item,mine is on warranty till May.
Be nice if it didnt leak. My Scrambler was parked in ft of the local BMW shop today,it was pretty much the bike people came up and asked about.
They do stand out as different and just plain look cool.
Yeah it's a warranty issue - it should not leak oil. Read a few examples of the Tiger1050 leaking oil and being fixed under warranty.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:26 PM   #8254
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I pulled off the road today to turn around and it finally happened. Down I went. Where I pulled off was gravel and dirt and for some reason it just kind of gave-way. Before I knew it I was on the ground, in gravel. Damage to the bike was the brake pedal and the alternator cover. I've already ordered the brake pedal but if anyone knows where I can find a black alternator cover please let me know. My Scram. is a 2008 carb. version.
Sorry to hear about your drop! Is the alternator cover holed or just scratched up? If it's cosmetic and still rideable and you aren't in a hurry I'd keep an eye on eBay as I've seen a few of these come up lately for a pretty reasonable price.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:49 PM   #8255
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Sorry to hear about your drop! Is the alternator cover holed or just scratched up? If it's cosmetic and still rideable and you aren't in a hurry I'd keep an eye on eBay as I've seen a few of these come up lately for a pretty reasonable price.
It's just scratched up. More annoying than anything else.
It's rideable though the brake pedal is bent very nicely. I'll get it fixed as soon as the part comes in.
What's amazing is that this is the first time in my life I've ever put
a bike down that caused any damage. I guess I was due.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:57 PM   #8256
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My cam cover is slightly weeping on the forward left side just above the oil line connector. Its only a few drops a ride and only at high rpms. I tightened the cover bolt over that spot just a little to see if it stops. I was VERY careful of not stripping the bolt. I am hoping it is not time for a new gasket.

The AI line made this difficult as it passes right over the bolt head of course, so I had to push that out of the way. I am really beginning to wonder if having that AI system is worth it for the added cost/complexity.
Jodie's Bonneville was doing that. I just pulled the cover and a thin film of ATV fixed it, no need for a new gasket.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #8257
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Id like to know if its a warranty item,mine is on warranty till May.
Be nice if it didnt leak. My Scrambler was parked in ft of the local BMW shop today,it was pretty much the bike people came up and asked about.
They do stand out as different and just plain look cool.
Fix it yourself - get a new gasket and very lightly smear the bottom of it with a incy bit of gasket goo.
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:18 PM   #8258
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After riding dirt bikes for months straight and not looking at the Scrambler for weeks, today the GF & I took a nice 75 miler today.
Secondary roads, gravel & slight dirt roads (packed).

If you want to be in a hurry, for me anyway, another ADV bike would be in order with more suspension.
But if you want to tour, be a tourist or a looky loo, my Scrambler feels ideal.
We went looking at homes for sale in the back country for hours and had a great time.
But even with the Works shocks on my bike the travel gets used up quick (two up), although my bike feels plush deluxe riding solo.

My GF got tires legs for being folded up for so long, but otherwise the bike was comfortable for her and pulled well double.

I guess my point would be is the Scrambler is a pleasure to ride at moderate speeds, not WFO, for me.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:48 AM   #8259
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Every time I see one of these green ones I want to drain my bank account and run to a triumph dealer

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:52 AM   #8260
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Fix it yourself - get a new gasket and very lightly smear the bottom of it with a incy bit of gasket goo.
I live too far from a Triumph Dealer to take it in for piddly warranty work,I was thinking they might send out a updated gasket if there is such a thing. A rubber gasket shouldnt need to be sealed really but if thats what it needs,thats what I'll do.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:47 AM   #8261
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I live too far from a Triumph Dealer to take it in for piddly warranty work,I was thinking they might send out a updated gasket if there is such a thing. A rubber gasket shouldnt need to be sealed really but if thats what it needs,thats what I'll do.
There's not a lot torque on those bolts holding that cover, and I guess there shouldn't be either, but it might help just to clean the joints and gasket and reinstall.

Edit: and, as earlier recommended, a smidge of gasket goo..

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Old 03-28-2010, 12:42 PM   #8262
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I promised pictures and finally get them online. From two weeks ago, Cave Creek Rd to Bartlett reservoir northeast of Phoenix. A very nice ride, I would highly recommend it if you live in the area. The cam cover when I got home, I guess its what I get for trouble free operation for two years.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:04 AM   #8263
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Every time I see one of these green ones I want to drain my bank account and run to a triumph dealer
or 96 easy payments...

actually...bump, I just was disappointed to see the scrambler thread off the first page for the first time!
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:56 AM   #8264
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Every time I see one of these green ones I want to drain my bank account and run to a triumph dealer
worked for me...happy new owner of that thing: (recommended by the god of hell fire)

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Old 03-29-2010, 07:00 AM   #8265
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Krahe & Max, looks like you both had good Scrambler rides. Cool.

Max, concur, the Scram is at it's best at a modest pace, one up. Still, it's an awful lot of fun!

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