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  1. Notso

    Notso Senior Member

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    I am 93kg and after measuring sag on the back decided to try going up to position 2 on my Street Twin rear preload. It has made all the difference and is better balanced with the front now, it was launching me forwards over bumps before. Not sure what adjustment is available on the Scrambler, but could be worth a look.

    I am in the process of fitting a little tool box in the space under the air intake using two of the blanked off M6 threaded holes on the case, will let you know how it goes. Also working on a larger tube tool store using a passenger foot peg mount and a p-clip, again will let you know how it goes.
     
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  2. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    I am 90kgs and found I had to put the rear shocks up to setting 2 also. The suspension is bumpy on standard rear shocks. I have ordered the Triumph Fox ones and waiting for them to arrive. The forks tend to bottom out over a few road bumps. If on good tarmac there is no problem and you can really push the scrambler through the bends, it holds the road well. Just not that comfortable over the ruts or bumps in the roads and lanes.
     
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  3. Notso

    Notso Senior Member

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    Pics of my first tool box fitted, quite a fiddle to get the m6 bolts into the box and tightened. I have a puncture kit and a few things under the seat where the manual goes, I tried to see if it would fit in this box but the tools for pushing the plug in and cleaning the hole wouldn't fit easily. My disk lock will fit. I was a bit concernered about how secure the rubber lid is so before fitting I put the disk lock in gave it a good rattle to try and shake it out, but the rubber lid held firm, also being side facing it shouldn't come under too much force. I have a small gear pouch on order that should fit inside that I will put a few tools.

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  4. Gyp

    Gyp Well-Known Member

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    I've never even noticed that space - I must go and investigate!
     
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  5. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    Other than a tubeless repair kit (no point on a SS) I've never carried anything other then the basic (useless) toolkit supplied with most bikes I've had, mostly Jap stuff. Years ago, back in the pre EFI days, I had a XR650R and you could whip the carb off in a couple of minutes to unblock a jet or a sticking float valve etc and the plug was easy to get to. Nowadays there's precious little you can do roadside if the bike grinds to a halt and the "take it to your dealer" light comes on. After the XR was stolen the replacement FE570 has ECU controlled everything. I fitted a tank sock in the filler neck to pre- filter the fuel as a blocked injector would be terminal and a right PITA offroad in the middle of nowhere!
     
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  6. Notso

    Notso Senior Member

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    I think the OP was after somewhere for a disc lock. This spot may give some options.
     
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  7. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    That is unless you have a Scrambler 1200, when bits periodically drop off or bolts loosen. Mine is 6 months old, right-hand shock bolt loose by three full turns, several others require tightening. Several folks on Facebook have had gear levers and brake pedals drop off. Adds an extra level of jeopardy to each ride. I now do a full-ish fixing check-up once a month, ahh Triumph, clearly trying to re-kindle their British Leyland days. Dare not go out without a selection of tools and cable ties
     
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  8. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    Wow, that's not good! Sounds like Triumph haven't heard of threadlock. I've had a few bits off in the process of adding mods and cleaning and the bolts were really tight. The rear shock bolts were so tight in fact I was in fear of the hex bolts rounding off.
     
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  9. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    I found a decent looking bag that fits on the Triumph rack on my S Scrambler. Big enough to put the Disc lock, folded up water proof trouser and a small toolkit. it is the Brandit Canvas S Bag costs £13.18. Bought on line from FC Moto. Part Number 4051773004333.
    Hope this helps to solve how to carry the disc lock when you ride out.

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  10. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    If I was prepared to pay for Ohlins, I wouldn't and instead try Maxtons at Frodsham. As good if not better than Ohlins IMO. I had them re-spring/valve the OME suspenders on an evil handling GSXR1100 many years ago.
     
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  11. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    I have a similar bag, ex army radio bag I think. Cost me £3 about 35 years ago.
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  12. JD_Lincs

    JD_Lincs Well-Known Member

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    #32 JD_Lincs, Aug 27, 2020
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    My front tyre is losing pressure all the time.

    I had it in for it's first, 500 mile service yesterday - got a big surprise when invoiced for £149. Not at all happy about that, especially when no-one gave me any hint that it would be that much - or even that it was a chargeable service. I don't mind if that's how it is, but £149 for a first service? That makes me think I won't be getting my next bike from this dealer. Even if I got £500 of accessories included - no difference, the bike costs enough as it is and with all other starting off costs with a new bike this was not what I needed. Had the "dresser bars" aka engine bars and bash plate fitted which weren't available when I collected (as part of the deal, so shouldn't be charged for fitting).

    As for scramblers not supposed to be clean, I have it on PCP and I noted the bit in the contact that said that if they think you aren't looking after the bike they will repossess it and charge you accrodingly (step in, armchair lawyers....) and it was due the service, so it got cleaned. If it makes you any happier, it's covered in muck again now.

    I reckon they knobble them during the PDI and derestrict them again on the first servicing. I was struggling to get 85 during the first stint and I mean it really struggled to the effect that I was starting to regret buying the bike.
    But yesterday after the service I was amazed to find how quickly and easily it got to 90mph with room to spare (during overtaking, of course). So it's the only reason I can think of, and makes sense.

    Only other criticism is that the fuel economy readouts on the LCD are just total bollox. As an example, I went out for a run on Sunday with a full tank and 170+ on the "miles to empty" display - never in a month of Sundays! The whole trip was 107 miles and I had to fill up about 25 miles from home. The displayed average consumption is 98mpg - total pie in the sky. Nice to know how reliable those things are and wonder how much extra they cost on the price of the bike.

    Anyway, I'll be fitting my TEC front & rear suspension soon. God knows it needs it.

    As far as the front tyre deflating is concerned I got a "They all do that, Sir" from the mechanic. Noted. I was told that if it got worse I could have a quality (Michelin or suchlike) tube on warranty.

    PS - thanks for all tips & stories - haven't been able to log in a while, so there was a lot to read this morning!
     
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  13. JD_Lincs

    JD_Lincs Well-Known Member

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    Well they have to be better than the Triumph ones fitted - and this is the first negative things said that I've come across.
    I did notice that the rears are not consistent. One rebound adjuster has 16 clicks of adjustment and the other has just 14. I've sent a mail to TEC and will see what they say about it. The instructions leave a hell of a lot to be desired, mind, and they no longer give telephone advice or even customer service, according to their website. email/contact form only.
    I can imagine they've had lots of calls from non-customers and general stuff, but I'm a customer and I need to get in touch and feel that they give a monkeys.

    edit - must admit, right now I'm wishing I'd got a late, used bike instead.
     
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  14. Notso

    Notso Senior Member

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    I know it isn't tubed, but my current Street Twin barely changes, to the point that I think it only looses pressure from the puff getting the pressure guage on.
     
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  15. JD_Lincs

    JD_Lincs Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, they said it was entirely down to the tube. Apparently their demo bike was the same and when they put a Michelin tube in the problem stopped. The tubes aren't even rubber these days, but some composite.

    On the cost of the first service, I've just been looking at a lot of American posts about theirs and seems they pay even more than I did, so I do feel a bit better on that, but not much!
     
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  16. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    First service should be zero labour charges if its the supplying dealer, just a few bits generally around £70. Guessing the other £70 was to fit stuff. My nephew bought a SS the same day I got my ST, his tyres deflated slowly, got the same old BS from Triumph. He kicked up a stink with Triumph directly as not fit for purpose blah blah blah and they changed the tubes and tyres, all good after that. This was two and a half years ago and he no longer has the bike, which apart from that was excellent. Must admit I would not have bought my Scrambler 1200 if the wheels were traditional spokes, I'm not a fan of tubes.

    Enjoy and go kick the dealer
     
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  17. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    As for scramblers not supposed to be clean, I have it on PCP and I noted the bit in the contact that said that if they think you aren't looking after the bike they will repossess it and charge you accrodingly (step in, armchair lawyers....)

    The PCP terms are a joke I traded my ST in two years into a pcp, the dealer didn't even look at the bike, genuinely I parked it in their car park, collected my Scrambler1200, I drove past four days later it was in the same position I left it, they make sooo much cash from donkeys like me on pcp's they don't care.
     
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  18. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    @JD_Lincs lincs have you done the ECU re-set thingy, It does help restore the fuelling etc. I tend to do it one a month
     
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  19. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

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    My first service was £182. £97.50 labour, £43.64 oil, filter and washer, £6 "consumables" and a £5 environmental charge which I guess means oil disposal. All plus VAT.I remember back in the day when all the manufacturers, certainly Jap ones, gave a first service free and you just paid for oil and filter but those days are long gone. I bought my Z in 2012 and the first service was full price.
    I thought at first my front tyre was sound but it does lose a couple of pounds over several days even though the rear loses nothing. I intend to fit 4mm tubes at the first tyre change anyway so I'm not that bothered TBH.
     
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  20. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    Now have almost 2000 miles on the Scrambler. The engine has settled down and good acceleration to 105mph. The fuel gauge is fairly accurate. When you was 25 miles from home did the reserve light come on. This is normally when you have 50 miles still in the tank? Now the front inner tube has been exchanged on warranty I have no issues with pressure loss.
     
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