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Has anyone picked this up yet? I'm curious as to how loud the pipes are and how cool the headers feel. I noticed they drop quite a bit of heat shielding with the coated headers. I might actually be able to put my whole foot onto the right pedal with this exhaust.
 

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I have a few thoughts about this:

BAR NONE, the sexiest exhaust note I heard one night at a Bonneville exhaust "bark off", came from a T100 with a Thunderbike exhaust. Not obnoxiously loud, assertive with just the right amount of bass, and sexy as all get out. I never got a chance to see nor listen to it in the light of day, but I've been to their site to check out what they've got.

Now, apparently from one of our on-line vendors..... you can get get either just the cans OR the complete Thunderbike exhaust system for the Scrambler......

And the complete Thunderbike exhaust system for the Scrambler is BEAUTIFUL, a wonderful work of art, one that I wouldn't mind having on my street Bonnie!

So, which set-up you gonna get?!?!?!
 

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Pat, maybe I can get you half way there.

I wasn't going to say too much about it until it was finished, but since you've mentioned it. I have a new exhaust system for my bike, I'm going the whole road with turning it into a tourer like the Hyde GT. I have pipes, Hyde silencers and pannier frames and hard luggage.

The Scrambler exhaust system, including brackets and small side panel, will be available in a month or two, rediculously cheaply to a good home. You could always put a pair of Thunder cans on the Scrambler headers. Let me know if you're interested.
 

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johny, again..... thank you:


A high (Scrambler) exhaust with a rear fender removal is one of the images I have of my Red Cafe growing into...... and ohhh the melodic sound of those Thunderpipe cans!

What do I have in my photo album (click below) that I might give you to help with your project? LSL ignition relocation bracket, Omar's fairing, my Black Sportster bars, front indicators relocation bracket....... a wannabe GPS bracket?!?
 

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Pat,

Thanks, but I've got all the parts I need already. I'll give you a shout in the new year when the high pipes are available.
 

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Have a set of Thunderbike performance mufflers on my Scrambler, ABSOLUTLY FANTASTIC, they breathe they sound and they look great, have had many comments on the note of my bike, all good.
hope this helps, cheers Rod :-D
 

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I'm just wondering if the reverse cones are even louder or if I can tone them down after putting them on. I work nights soooo I kinda wanna keep it down. A little loud is okay. Deafening is a bit much.

Did you get the chrome or the ceramic coated? If ceramic how cool is it to the touch?

I'm looking at the full kit by the way. Headers and silencers. Figure that with the solo seat will make the bike look suuuuuweat. :cool:

It also looks like the headers kink in a little more and stick off to the side at the rear. Love that look. The worst part of the Scrambler is not being able to put your full foot on the right peg so this might help as well.

Plus a few more ponies won't hurt either. :-D
 

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Ahh, JohnyC, did I see you mentioning a small Scrambler side panel you might sell sometime? I've been looking round for a few weeks now for one - Triumph want eqivalent to 167 quid for all the bits! (see my post today on the drama...)
Anyway, I'd buy the cover from you for sure if it becomes available and isn't promised to someone else - cheers, Pat
 

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I've been pondering this option myself. Ponderin' hard.

My research brings me to the issue of mounting. Looking at the pics on the Thunderbike site, there seems to be a small bracket coming from under the seat that holds up the end of the whole shebang. Look 'ere
Is this a stock piece on the Scrambler? Or, more conveniently, is it included in the Thunderbike kit?
 

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Thats the stock attachment for the OEM pipes. The TB's stick out a lot further than the stockers.

I really like the look of that kit. Looks like it pretty much knocks out the right footpeg as well.
 

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Dr Pat, but mostly Pat,

My plans to turn the Scrambler into a touring express have just hit the buffers. Earlier today I started carving up the airbox to fit K&N pods, the left side was a canter but the right side had just begun.

I had to remove the Scrambler pipes to get access to the rhs of the airbox, but first I had to pull the oil cooler to get the pipes off. I then discovered how much the Scrambler pipes conceal:



That's after one soaking in salt solution from treated roads, then the bike left for two weeks while I was at work. Bear that in mind if you use your Triumph as transport in a country that has a winter!

I recently bought a pair of Bonnie pipes, Hyde silencers and Hyde pannier frames to turn my bike into a tourer. Unfortunately there are a few wee banana skins I hadn't foreseen. The Bonnie pipe clashes with the Scrambler rear master cylinder on the right and gets muddled up with the centre stand on the left. There also seems to be nowhere to attach the Bonnie pipe's rubber mounts to the Scrambler frame. I know someone put Thruxton pipes on his Scrambler, but it doesn't matter now. I'm now abandoning the Bonnie pipe part of the project. I'll still fit the lhs side pannier frame (somehow) with a small 21ltr pannier, that'll have to do for mrs C's holiday things, I'll make do with what goes in the tank bag.

Sorry Pat, I jumped the gun in my eagerness to please, I should have shutup until the job had been attempted. I'm going to cut my losses and put the Scrambler pipes back on after I've fitted the pods. Hope you don't want to throw me on the fire, sorry for getting your hopes up :(

[ This message was edited by: johnyC on 2006-12-16 16:12 ]
 

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Whoa, looking at that image is a little sobering.
You got yer work cut out for you, and some serious preventative maintenance.

That's cool.... no prob's.
 

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Pat,

The worst looking part of all is the chain, but that actually works fine because I have a Scottoiler. You can see that the rollers and inside of the plates are in good nick.

The lacquer has lifted and bubbled on the engine case around the screws, as it has done in patches on the valve cover and primary case. The black finish on my t'bird sport didn't look like that after five Scottish winters.

It's a poor show I know, but I use my bike to get to work then it has to lie for a fortnight. Even if there was a jetwash nearby, I'm not in a mood to be using it when I've ridden through the night to make a 5.45am check-in!

As far as preventitive maintenance goes, everything that needs to work does, every bolt that might seize gets copper grease, etc. But I ride my bike more than I polish it as you can see, maybe I should move to Australia.
 

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Johny - looks like an honest bike to me - they were built to be ridden -in all conditions!!! - not stuck on pedestals. Mind you, if they can be kept beautiful as well, that's great, but riding first and foremost!!! cheers, Pat
 
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