Scrambler 1200 Owners - What should I know?

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I spoke to triumph U.K. and he said they have never heard of this issue before and the bike is thoroughly tested etc and mine in a one off

I know someone who bought a previously rejected bike which had this issue so I know this ia more common than they let on

I have removed the wheel myself and will take it to a dealer to inspect but I want triumph to provide the TPMS free of charge as I have lost confidence in this bike and the wheel/tyre safety
 

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I spoke to triumph U.K. and he said they have never heard of this issue before and the bike is thoroughly tested etc and mine in a one off

I know someone who bought a previously rejected bike which had this issue so I know this ia more common than they let on

I have removed the wheel myself and will take it to a dealer to inspect but I want triumph to provide the TPMS free of charge as I have lost confidence in this bike and the wheel/tyre safety
That seems fair. I was considering purchasing the TPMS when Baxter fixes the tire, but for the trouble, it is reasonable to ask them to provide it. My Indian Springfield comes with a TPMS, and it barely budges a few pounds on the coldest days, I started to just ride the Indian instead of dealing with pumping up the front tire.

BTW, I know that there was another owner (maybe on another forum) who also had a new Scrambler 1200 bike that also lost front tire pressure. I will look to find that owner. Manufacturers should be honest with consumers, I hate when they say "I never heard of that before" or "they all do that". Also, whats with tyre spelling? Do you put our a fyre, ride by wyre, or are your circumstances dyre?

Haha, sorry couldn't resist. Been to the UK 6-7 times (Solihull). Treated great by locals and loved every minute of it. Didn't get to ride while I was there, and a good thing I didn't. Everyone was on the wrong side of the road and drove like maniacs.
 

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Tire when you are exhausted after a long day.
Tyre is something black and round and made of rubber :giggle:


I’m getting the TPMS as a good will gesture FOC from triumph and they will fit it when they investigate the issue with the wheel and replace the tyre if required.


I doubt the tyre is faulty as there seems to be quite a few cases of this. Hopefully It was just poorly fitted and is just a case or remounting it.

not what you expect from a ‘premium’ brand bike but these things happen and at least triumph are dealing with it
 
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That is good news.
 

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Tire when you are exhausted after a long day.
Tyre is something black and round and made of rubber :giggle:


I’m getting the TPMS as a good will gesture FOC from triumph and they will fit it when they investigate the issue with the wheel and replace the tyre if required.


I doubt the tyre is faulty as there seems to be quite a few cases of this. Hopefully It was just poorly fitted and is just a case or remounting it.

not what you expect from a ‘premium’ brand bike but these things happen and at least triumph are dealing with it
Nice reply. I am going to ask for the same...
 

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Thanks for the recommendation! I've had Corbin seats before...I've found them to be less comfortable than Sargent or Mustang, but I'll definitely check it out!!
Om my earlier Ducati Multistrada 1000 I used both Corbin and Sargent. I prefered Sargent.
 

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Had my bike in tTo the dealership oday to investigate the tyre pressure issue

triumph provided And fitted the TPMS free of charge as a good will gesture and reseated the tyres and having done a soapy water test again I can’t find any leaks so I’m hoping it’s just been a poorly seated tyre at the factory

TPMS is really good feature on the dash I’m pleased with it any at least I can keep tabs on this issue while I’m riding

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Had my bike in tTo the dealership oday to investigate the tyre pressure issue

triumph provided And fitted the TPMS free of charge as a good will gesture and reseated the tyres and having done a soapy water test again I can’t find any leaks so I’m hoping it’s just been a poorly seated tyre at the factory

TPMS is really good feature on the dash I’m pleased with it any at least I can keep tabs on this issue while I’m riding

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So, we had one day here in Iowa, USA that was 85 degrees F, surrounded by lousy cold days in the 40's. I finally put air in the front tire and rode 2 hours out to Baxter Cycle where I bought the bike. Jeremy at Baxter is simply the best dealer I have ever worked with on anything. He took the tire off, installed the TPMS and programmed the module, and also said the front rotor didn't look quite right and he did not want to put it back on, so he took one off of another new bike, and put that on my Scrambler 1200XC, under warranty at no charge. He said he did not know for sure if Triumph would cover the TPMS for my trouble because they are essentially shut down over Covid-19, , but that they were always "great" to work with and he was confident that they would cover it. I told him I did not want him to eat that cost, so he should let me know if it was declined and I would work with him on that. He thanked me and assured me that would not be necessary.

He mentioned that the front tire (tyre) seemed fine and so did the wheel, but the valve did not seem completely tightened. I had tightened to valve core previously, to no avail. He showed me that the "O" ring is seated inside the wheel by the nut holding that valve in place (see photo) and that valve nut was a lot looser on the front than it was on the rear tire. He replaced plastic valve caps with stainless steel caps because "those look better". I bought a couple of "Baxter Cycle" T-shirts, a Triumph mug and a helmet bag and I was on my way back for a beautiful 2 hour ride home (couldn't resist a stretch at 90+ mph).

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That was 5 days ago, and the tire is holding pressure perfectly, only now I have 90 degree bend on the vales (so much easier to air up without having to get my gauge and hands between the spokes) and a TPMS to check pressure from the dash, not to mention a new rotor. Th mysterious air pressure loss is now SOLVED.

I thought that I would share that, and give another shout out to Jeremy at Baxter Cycles in Marne Iowa. He also told me that he has a new store opened in Omaha, NE. If any of you need anything Triumph, you should check his site and use his online parts department. You would be supporting a really great dealer. I couldn't be more impressed, and I am not easily impressed. Ask my wife.
 

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Just over 400 miles and really enjoying the bike. It’s going to make a great light touring ride and feels right at home on every kind of road.
 

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Just over 400 miles and really enjoying the bike. It’s going to make a great light touring ride and feels right at home on every kind of road.
I used to live in East St. Paul near Lake Phalen. This is a great bike. Enjoy. I have about 2500 miles and I'll probably put 5-6K more on it this year.
 

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I used to live in East St. Paul near Lake Phalen. This is a great bike. Enjoy. I have about 2500 miles and I'll probably put 5-6K more on it this year.
I am an Eastsider now near Harding H.S. I’m hoping to get 4K on it this year too but not sure how many 3 day to week long rides we’ll get in with all that is going on.
 

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Damn, I wish my tires had been leaky when I bought the bike. I'd deal with the inconvenience of a leaky bead for a bit to get the TPMS for free. I've been wishing I had the dash integrated TPMS since I got the bike, but am not willing to pay the insane price triumph is asking for it.

Question: does the TPMS warn you below a certain pressure even if your not on the TPMS monitor screen on the dash? If so, I may still consider it in the future for safety reasons.
 

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Damn, I wish my tires had been leaky when I bought the bike. I'd deal with the inconvenience of a leaky bead for a bit to get the TPMS for free. I've been wishing I had the dash integrated TPMS since I got the bike, but am not willing to pay the insane price triumph is asking for it.

Question: does the TPMS warn you below a certain pressure even if your not on the TPMS monitor screen on the dash? If so, I may still consider it in the future for safety reasons.
Good question. I don't know. I'll look at the tft when I start the bike and see if there is a warning light. Anyway, while the integrated tpms is sweet, it was a giant pain in the butt to have to jam my hands between those spokes and air up the tire every single ride. Spend your money on angled valves instead and checking pressure will be a breeze. When the batteries go on this tpms replacement will cost a fortune to remove both tires, so ill probably do it with every tire replacement and hope they last that long. The tpms has to be synced to the bike ecm, so if you get it, have it installed when you replace the tires and use an awesome dealer like Baxter so you dont get dinged for the tire removal and sync in addition to the cost if the tpms. Another option, of course, is an after market system, just not integrated but look quick and easy to instal and replace batteries.
Damn, I wish my tires had been leaky when I bought the bike. I'd deal with the inconvenience of a leaky bead for a bit to get the TPMS for free. I've been wishing I had the dash integrated TPMS since I got the bike, but am not willing to pay the insane price triumph is asking for it.

Question: does the TPMS warn you below a certain pressure even if your not on the TPMS monitor screen on the dash? If so, I may still consider it in the future for safety reasons.
 

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Question: does the TPMS warn you below a certain pressure even if your not on the TPMS monitor screen on the dash? If so, I may still consider it in the future for safety reasons.
Well, I can answer your question now. I went for a ride yesterday. The day before I was riding and the TPMS showed normal pressure. A minute into yesterday's ride, I saw two big, red, flat tire icons on the dash (pic 1). While the dash was set for the TPMS, I could not change it while those icons were present. No matter where I moved the annoying little joystick, it stayed on the TPMS with the flat tire indicator. It did not tell me the pressure, just "rear tire pressure". When I checked the rear tire it had 17 lbs of pressure. I did the soapy water spray, but didn't need to as it was easy to find this giant nail (Pic 2 & 3). I pulled the nail, plugged the tire, and took it for a spin. TPMS read pressure correctly (Pic 4) and I could scroll through the screens normally. Lesson learned: either check your pressure EVERY RIDE, or get a TPMS (OEM or after market). That little sucker saved me from, at best, a dreadful day on the road.
 

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Well, I can answer your question now. I went for a ride yesterday. The day before I was riding and the TPMS showed normal pressure. A minute into yesterday's ride, I saw two big, red, flat tire icons on the dash (pic 1). While the dash was set for the TPMS, I could not change it while those icons were present. No matter where I moved the annoying little joystick, it stayed on the TPMS with the flat tire indicator. It did not tell me the pressure, just "rear tire pressure". When I checked the rear tire it had 17 lbs of pressure. I did the soapy water spray, but didn't need to as it was easy to find this giant nail (Pic 2 & 3). I pulled the nail, plugged the tire, and took it for a spin. TPMS read pressure correctly (Pic 4) and I could scroll through the screens normally. Lesson learned: either check your pressure EVERY RIDE, or get a TPMS (OEM or after market). That little sucker saved me from, at best, a dreadful day on the road.
Thanks for sharing. I thought that is how it would work. Damn, now I really really want that overpriced TPMS.
 

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Thanks for sharing. I thought that is how it would work. Damn, now I really really want that overpriced TPMS.
Too bad you are in PA. Jeremy at Baxter Cycle would cut you a deal I am sure. He goes out of his way to be helpful. I hope you have a great shop like that near you.
 

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Anyone have an issue with the Scrambler 1200 seeming to shift into 2nd gear but then drop back to neutral? I would notice that from time to time and just blamed myself as being lazy on the shifter. I still think that is likely and that I just need to push it up a bit harder, but I've never had this issue on any other bike. The other day it did it 3 times in a row so I was wondering if anyone else noticed that. I can post a video that I made if that helps.
 

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Anyone have an issue with the Scrambler 1200 seeming to shift into 2nd gear but then drop back to neutral? I would notice that from time to time and just blamed myself as being lazy on the shifter. I still think that is likely and that I just need to push it up a bit harder, but I've never had this issue on any other bike. The other day it did it 3 times in a row so I was wondering if anyone else noticed that. I can post a video that I made if that helps.
Jeremy at Baxter Cycle told me to check the free play on the clutch. I have 2" Rox Risers on the bike and with full right steering lock there was virtually no free play. I adjusted the bar and the set the free play to about 3-5mm. Shifting is now solid from 1st to second, even with the slightest upward press on the shifter. Problem appears solved.

I want to thank everyone for jumping in with suggestions... J/K.
 
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