I love my new Triumph Scrambler! I have not been as excited about a motorcycle since I got my first Triumph (the Trident, which I still have). And, one of the things I am excited about is personalizing the bike, and making it my own. This will consist mainly of cosmetic changes (I don't plan to hop the motor up, or anything), cleaning up the profile of the bike.
One of the things I am changing is the look of the exhaust. I like the stock set-up, except for the awkward-looking heat shields. Specifically, I do not like the misshapen pie plate just below the rear of the tank, and I don't like the over-sized guards on the mufflers, at the rear of the bike.
I took the pie plate off, yesterday, and rode around running some errands. I never even noticed it was gone. My leg crosses over the pipes well behind that spot. So, I figured that a smaller plate, mainly there to just cover the mounting bracket welded to the pipe, would be sufficient.
Yesterday, I went to Ace Hardware and bought some 2" x 1/8" aluminum stock. Today, I set to work.
What do you think?