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Old 04-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #2161
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #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.
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, 12:30 PM   #2163
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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, 12:46 PM   #2164
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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, 12:55 PM   #2165
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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, 01:01 PM   #2166
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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, 01:02 PM   #2167
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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, 02:26 PM   #2168
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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, 02:59 PM   #2169
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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, 03:43 PM   #2170
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Stopped by the local dealer

Will test ride tomorrow

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #2171
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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.
"(The right-angle gear pair that takes power from the gearbox to the shaft drive is part of a bolton unit, allowing Triumph to someday convert this engine to chain drive if required for a different application, though Warburton says there are no immediate plans for this.)"
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #2172
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #2173
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moggi who is your dealer ?
Trebour Motorcycles of Ledgewood NJ.

They have their techs being trained next week so hopefully the Explorer will follow shortly after.

I bloody hope so. The waiting was bad enough when Europe were getting theirs but now the US is rolling them out.............................
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #2174
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im with you moggi seems everyone else is getting theirs but im stuck waiting waiting waiting !!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #2175
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Even worse for me since I bet Canada gets them after the states
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