Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2006 Triumph Scrambler
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Northamptonshire, UK
Other Motorcycle: 2006 Suzuki SV650S
Extra Motorcycle: 1976 Suzuki B120
My Scrambler is a previous model (2006, last of the carburettor engines), but there will be lots of mechanical similarities with your bike.
Heat from the exhaust is something one has to put up with, it is the price of looking a bit like Steve McQueen. If your bike has the AIS fitted then removing it is an easy job and it does seem to make things run a bit cooler. I donít know anything about catalysts, but what the other contributor says sounds very sensible, as long as you donít have emissions checks where you live.
The bikes are a bit noisy (mechanically), so I doubt that you have anything to worry about. If you have the service history for the bike then the valve clearance check and spark plug change should be recorded, if you donít it would be a good idea to do both jobs now. The valve clearance check is a pretty easy job that you can do yourself, if it is outside tolerance then the adjustment bit is rather more involved, but if you are not confident yourself you could probably get a mobile mechanic to do it for you.
Changing the plugs is a cheap and easy job that you could do yourself.
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