Reader’s Rides :: Jim G’s 2008 Triumph Scrambler

Jim Good from Dayton, Ohio sent in photos of his stunning 2008 Triumph Scrambler.  Jim took a unique spin on Triumph’s Scrambler by running low pipes, a move that appears to be controversial (judging from the comments below). Regardless of opinions on individual mods, there’s little doubt that this bike is clean and composed overall. The D&D Thruxton exhaust may say street, the aggressive Continental TKC80’s beg to differ.









 

 

 

 

 

Bike specs:
2008 Triumph Scrambler 865
Wiseco 904 Kit
K&N Filters
Oury Grips
JMF Mirrors & Bars
Helix Racing exhaust wrap
Excel rims – 19×2.5 front, 17×4.25 rear
Conti TKC 80’s – 110/80R19 front, 150/70R17 rear
EBC brake pads
Progressive Front fork springs
Progressive Rear 970 Shocks (brand new product for Triumphs)
D&D Thruxton TT exhaust system
British Customs Rear fender delete
LSL rearsets with Bonnie rear master cylinder
Paint by 8up Kustoms

All photos by Zac Fisher

About the author

Motorcycle enthusiast. Founder of The Bullitt. Adventure seeker.

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Comments

  • Anonymous 02/28/2012 at 3:14 am

    Ok, what are the footpegs? Nice bike!

  • Anonymous 02/28/2012 at 4:57 am

    Sick bike, but if you want to do any real scrambling with those knobby tires, that exhaust is seriously going to limit the ground clearance. This bike with the high exhaust would make much more sense. Otherwise a totally badass bike.

  • Bullitt 02/28/2012 at 9:06 pm

    My personal opinion is that knobbies look great on the bike. Regardless of ground clearance issues with the exhaust, I doubt they'd be too much fun around town. Jim told me that his normal day to day tires are Continental Trail Attacks.

  • Anonymous 02/29/2012 at 7:27 pm

    Nice looking bike but those tyres would be no good on tarmac and as for off road the first rock you go over would rip them exhaust silencers off.I think this bike has been built for show and not go.

  • Anonymous 03/01/2012 at 2:14 pm

    Sick Bike!!!! I think I know that guy… he's always building some sick stuff!

  • Bullitt 03/01/2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hey, those are LSL rearsets, aka "footpegs".

  • Anonymous 03/09/2012 at 1:15 am

    fookin' wrapped pipes!.. what is it with fookin' wrapped pipes!? have I mentioned how much I hate wrapped pipes…

  • Bryan R 03/17/2012 at 2:53 pm

    Damn, Jim – the bike is looking great!

  • Heiner 03/20/2012 at 10:18 am

    Knobbies are sexy and fit well to this beauty!

  • Beno 03/22/2012 at 1:01 am

    What's the paint colour? looks Awesome!

  • Beno 03/22/2012 at 1:05 am

    If its what the guy wanted then all the power to him. If you don't like it, who cares… its not you bike man.

    also, fookin'? really? Lame.

  • Bullitt 04/04/2012 at 8:07 pm

    Hey Beno, I just spoke with the owner for you. He says, "The color was matched to the progressive 970 shocks. It doesn't match in all light but it does in most. As for the blend, I can't really say as it was mixed just that once to match and really don't think the painter keep track." Hope that helps!

  • Luca 04/16/2012 at 5:58 pm

    What about the seat. Could you please give specs?
    Thanks

  • Bullitt 04/23/2012 at 5:30 pm

    Pretty sure that's a stock Triumph seat. Looks like the ones off the new Bonnies.

  • Jim G. 05/18/2012 at 12:34 am

    Bullitt, thanks for posting my bike, as you seen I was going to sell, but thought about it and rather keep it. I get a lot of good and bad comments on it. But it is mine and built to fit me which it does so well. Since you posted it here, it found its way on Bike Exif, and about 4 other blogs with links back to you. It also found its way to Triumph North America's Facebook page and more repost then I can count on Facebook and twitter. Again thank so much for posting it and adding to your header rotating banner.

  • Bullitt 05/23/2012 at 5:44 pm

    Not a problem Jim. I'm glad I found it "first" and am even more glad to hear you're keeping her. Cheers!

  • Lâm Nguyễn 01/23/2013 at 3:24 am

    what's the handle bar? could you please gives me the name or type?

  • Patrick Flynn 01/23/2013 at 8:52 pm

    Hey Lâm,
    As for the bars in the picture they were Emgo or JMF bars (basicly the same) but Jim removed them as the chrome started to peel. He now runs TC Bros. bars, still drag bars with 2 inch pull back. Look just the same:

    http://www.tcbroschoppers.com/index.php/tc-bros-drag-bars-chrome-finish.html

    Hope that helps!

  • Lâm Nguyễn 04/03/2013 at 3:51 pm

    Hi
    Bullitt, thks for sharing this, i've tried to find out what's about the handle bar? So could you give me the name or type of bike's handle bar 🙂 I'd love to know it. AGain thank so much for posting it

  • Nicolas Echavarria 06/03/2014 at 2:24 am

    Hey Bullit, I may be way late on my comments here, but I just ran into this blog and saw this awesome bike. My congratulations to Jim G! I hope he has kept his bike as he commented on an earlier post. I was wondering if you could ask Jim about his insights on the Progressive 970 series shocks he used. I love their looks, but the people at Progressive have not tested them on a Triumph Scrambler so cannot recommend. Thank you for your help.

  • JIm Good 06/05/2014 at 3:23 pm

    Nicolas, Can't really offer up any thing of a real technical review on the shocks. I have just over 8000 miles on them so far. I can say they are easy to adjust when riding 2up and solo. I have had no issue with them to this point. Over all very pleased.

  • Nicolas Echavarria 06/05/2014 at 9:01 pm

    Jim, thanks for your info. Did you check their spring rates versus the stock shocks before you bought them or was it a "I like them so much" kind of decision? Could you give me the exact part number for the 970 series shocks you ordered? Thanks again for your input a sorry for the annoying questions!

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