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Old 04-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #2146
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She's a beauty TMT! No word yet from my dealer...
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #2147
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Just picked up my Explorer today. Only took about 10 minute/5-6 miles test drive as I needed to be back at the office for a meeting. From that short ride-
It's awesome. Motor seems electric, all torque from idle up. Sounds great. It's heavier then a GS but feels lighter. I can even get both feet on the ground. I think it's only shortfall is a small fuel tank. Sounds like only 150-180 mile range B4 reserve. Did I mention the sound?

I will post a better RR when able. Gotta say, it looks better in person then pics, IMO. Below are some quicky iPhone pics-


Congrats!

This will be a big success for Triumph. They know they can't out-sell BMW, but they can sell-out of the Tiger 1200.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #2148
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27% of all new bike sales in the UK during March were Explorers (or so ive been told)

Whats the best way to remove those stickers from the tank without leaving residue
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:21 PM   #2149
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Whats the best way to remove those stickers from the tank without leaving residue
Wondering the same, but I've always had good luck with a heat gun. Just don't get it hot enough to burn the paint or burn up the decal.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #2150
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27% of all new bike sales in the UK during March were Explorers (or so ive been told)
Really? Are you sure that is not for Triumph's only?

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Whats the best way to remove those stickers from the tank without leaving residue
Warm them with a hair dryer ... slowly. Let them get quite warm. Then carefully peel off. Something like GOO GONE can help with sticky residue ... or WD40. Clean residue while still warm.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #2151
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Really? Are you sure that is not for Triumph's only?

According to Dublin Triumph last Saturday.......the Explorer, some percentage for sure, thanks for the hints regarding the sticker, will remove them tomorrow
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #2152
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I just sent my dealer a link to this page

That way he knows that I know Explorers are here and that people are getting the SE pack for $16999!

Don't you love the internet
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #2153
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Just wondering if anybody has heard specific info about the differences between the 800 & 1200? I know they are completely different engines, but you would think they share some engineering.
For example: the trans on the 1200 can be removed with just a few bolts. The whole tranny slides out for easy access. I know for sure my 800 does not.
You're the first to suggest the Explorer's motor features a cassette gearbox, with all the well deserved horn blowing Triumph's been up to in it's press releases, I think they would have mentioned a "detail" such as this...

Colour me sceptical...

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #2154
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When I picked mine up today the service tech came out JUST to tell me about the cassette gearbox. His words were "pull these bolts & you can have the complete tranny out in 10 minutes". So maybe its so? Does seem funny on a non-sport bike.

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You're the first to suggest the Explorer's motor features a cassette gearbox, with all the well deserved horn blowing Triumph's been up to in it's press releases, I think they would have mentioned a "detail" such as this...

Colour me sceptical...

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #2155
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moggi who is your dealer ?
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #2156
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27% of all new bike sales in the UK during March were Explorers (or so ive been told)

Whats the best way to remove those stickers from the tank without leaving residue

WD-40 or Goo Gone work great for removing stickers...
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #2157
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When I picked mine up today the service tech came out JUST to tell me about the cassette gearbox. His words were "pull these bolts & you can have the complete tranny out in 10 minutes". So maybe its so? Does seem funny on a non-sport bike.
1st to post a parts diagram wins a prize, but if Triumph dealer techs are touting a cassette gearbox, they should know. That'll sell even more Explorers to motorheads, nice feature if that's the case.

Colour me caught off guard.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #2158
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1st to post a parts diagram wins a prize, but if Triumph dealer techs are touting a cassette gearbox, they should know. That'll sell even more Explorers to motorheads, nice feature if that's the case.

Colour me caught off guard.

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Might even make some production economy sense too, if they have plans to put that motor in a chain-drive bike as well (Speed Triple 1200, for instance).
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:16 AM   #2159
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1st to post a parts diagram wins a prize, but if Triumph dealer techs are touting a cassette gearbox, they should know. That'll sell even more Explorers to motorheads, nice feature if that's the case.

Colour me caught off guard.

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I know I look like a dumb ass, but I try not to spew bad info. I hate that.
I guess nobody else has specific differences.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #2160
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I know I look like a dumn ass, but I try not to spew bad info. I hate that.
I guess nobody else has specific differences.
Dumb?

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