Scrambler 1200 Owners - What should I know?

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I've had my XE since late June and have now covered about 1800 miles (3 bikes and a European Tour on the GSA)

Love the bike for the twisties (I live very close to the Yorkshire Dales in the UK

Comfortable for about 200m...any more I'd take the BMW. Great engine and feels VERY light compared to my other bikes

Only downside with the XE is the lack of centre stand but never a deal breaker. I just prefer the looks of the XE over the XC

Had one problem so far. The bike would not turn on using the key fob. This happened twice, both times the day after washing it and lasted a couple of days. I and the suspected water ingress but it appears that this was a red herring. The dealer suspected a faulty fob and, so far, no issues since they replaced it.

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I could do without the keyless system to be honest. It seems like technology just for the sake of it. I've had to rest the fob beside the headlamp to get the bike to recognize it but that may be due to the severe cold here at the moment. -22C this morning. :-(
 

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I could do without the keyless system to be honest. It seems like technology just for the sake of it. I've had to rest the fob beside the headlamp to get the bike to recognize it but that may be due to the severe cold here at the moment. -22C this morning. :-(
That is odd. I thought the receiver was under the seat, not up in the TFT display area. Try replacing the battery. Mine constantly reported the FOB out of range until I replaced the battery with a new Duracell.
 

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That is odd. I thought the receiver was under the seat, not up in the TFT display area. Try replacing the battery. Mine constantly reported the FOB out of range until I replaced the battery with a new Duracell.
There are two receivers - one under the seat and one in the headlight unit. Yes, I thought I'd try changing the battery.
 

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I tightened the valve core and mine is down 12 lbs in last 2 weeks. I am taking it in when weather permits. I heard that a sticker may have been left on the wheel causing the tire to not seat properly when mounted.
Hi did you ever get this looked into? My front tyre lost 16psi in about 100 miles so suspends a leaking valve or poorly seated tyre?
 

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Hi did you ever get this looked into? My front tyre lost 16psi in about 100 miles so suspends a leaking valve or poorly seated tyre?
Mine seems to be losing about 5 pounds/week! Haven't looked into it yet (because I'm usually at work when the dealer is open), but I've been checking/topping off that tire regularly.
 

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I just did a soapy water check and no bubbles even with the stem nut backed right off so it’s either not the valve or it’s very small weep

I’m going to see if the dealer will replace the valve and reseat the tyre on it’s first service
 

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Hi did you ever get this looked into? My front tyre lost 16psi in about 100 miles so suspends a leaking valve or poorly seated tyre?
No that issue is not resolved. Front tire definitely has a slow leak. I was planning on taking it in to Baxter cycle, as he promised he would fix it one way or the other. It just got too cold, so I put it to bed for the winter and I'll take it in the spring.
 

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Ok thanks I’m sure mine has the same issue on the front wheel

I’m thinking maybe out some bike seal or goop in the tyre but really shouldn’t need to just to stop a tyre leaking on a new bike
 

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Ok thanks I’m sure mine has the same issue on the front wheel

I’m thinking maybe out some bike seal or goop in the tyre but really shouldn’t need to just to stop a tyre leaking on a new bike
Before resorting to the tyre seal or goop, try putting a new Schrader valve in. Sometimes these can have a slow leak that the bubble test will not reveal
 

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I checked the tyres this morning and it dropped a psi over night

pumped up to 40 psi and did soap test and found the bead is leaking badly Around half the circumstance of the rim

not impressed really on a brand new bike this is a joke really

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That is bad. They should have caught that in the showroom when the tires leaked down once a week.
 

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Pretty annoyed with it to be honest. It doesn’t really fill you with confidence when simple things like this aren’t done right
 

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Pretty annoyed with it to be honest. It doesn’t really fill you with confidence when simple things like this aren’t done right
Yikes. I heard that there may be a sticker on the rim that was not removed at factory, so the tire is not sealing completely. But that looks bigger than a sticker. I must say that it has been annoying to have to fill the tire with air every other day. At least the guys at Baxter promised to get it fixed under warranty.
 

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Yeah I have read of people having a sticker on tyre or rim causing a leak but this is literally half the circumference on one side and about a quarter of the circumference on the other side.

It’s either a Duff tyre or wheel or been very badly mounted at the factory

I’m trying to get this rectified under warranty but it’s certainly not confidence inspiring to have this sort of fault in the back of tour mind when riding
 

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Yeah I have read of people having a sticker on tyre or rim causing a leak but this is literally half the circumference on one side and about a quarter of the circumference on the other side.

It’s either a Duff tyre or wheel or been very badly mounted at the factory

I’m trying to get this rectified under warranty but it’s certainly not confidence inspiring to have this sort of fault in the back of tour mind when riding
I hear that!
 

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Show them all the complaints on here about this and maybe Triumph will step up and rectify this at the factory level which is obviously where the problem originates from.
 
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