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Old 04-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #2161
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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, 08:02 PM   #2162
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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, 10:55 PM   #2163
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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, 03:16 AM   #2164
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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 guess nobody else has specific differences.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #2165
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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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Old 04-26-2012, 09:50 AM   #2166
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Yes, that's me. I can't type either.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #2167
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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.
Wow! That is too cool! Means if someone was doing lots of off road or a RTW trip, they may be able to swap in a gear box with lower gearing ratios. I wonder if Triumph or the aftermarket might address this possibility some time in the future??

If you follow BMW GS forums ... one of the long running and consistent complaints (they have A LOT) is the idea that gearing cannot be changed without a big expense. Almost no one ever does it. (a custom rear drive and trans would have to be built). Many of those guys have wanted low range gear box and can't get it. Handling a big, heavy bike off road is much easier with very low gears ... especially 1st and 2nd ... with a nice tall 6th.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:30 AM   #2168
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Confirmation of a cassette gearbox would be interesting, and perhaps lend credence to an upcoming ADV Tigger, but I've not read a single thing about it in the press so far.

This doesn't prove much however, except that I devour most of the mags available in the UK..
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #2169
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Confirmation of a cassette gearbox would be interesting, and perhaps lend credence to an upcoming ADV Tigger, but I've not read a single thing about it in the press so far.

This doesn't prove much however, except that I devour most of the mags available in the UK..
I had an exchange with some folks at Triumph and they said an Adventure model ain't happening.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #2170
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Cassette gearbox means that Triumph can use the motor in various mounts. I'm guessing that like the VFR12 unit - the motor can be easily adopted for chain drive.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:01 PM   #2171
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I called the dealer here in tucson to check on a part for my tiger 800 and asked about when they would be getting an Explorer. They have one on the floor. It's got a deposit on it. May try to go check it out tomorrow or sat.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:02 PM   #2172
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Cassette gearbox means that Triumph can use the motor in various mounts. I'm guessing that like the VFR12 unit - the motor can be easily adopted for chain drive.
Ah, that also makes sense.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #2173
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Cassette gearbox means that Triumph can use the motor in various mounts. I'm guessing that like the VFR12 unit - the motor can be easily adopted for chain drive.
According to the Cycle World ride report the shaft drive bevel gear is bolted on to the transmission making it easy to replace it with chain drive should they wish. If the cassette drive is real then this is engine could be used in a variety of bikes.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:59 PM   #2174
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Does anyone know at what rate these bikes are going to start trickling in?

I have an opportunity to buy a bike that arrived yesterday, but it's black - not my first colour choice.

No interest in buying a new bike and having it repainted.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #2175
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Stopped by the local dealer

Will test ride tomorrow

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