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Old 06-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #2881
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Mostly ran around 78 to 79 mph,,,,,, reserve light came on at 200 miles showing 48 to empty.

On my trip I always calculated MPG's at fill up to compare to my display and it was always pretty damned accurate!
Fantastic. I'm sure on a trip running a little hard id be running right around 80 mph as well. Thank you for clarifying mpg calculation. That was gonna be my next question.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:25 AM   #2882
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Get them pictures out of your Jesse's from the rear ... they look great from the side.... I can see me getting a pair of them in the future when I get bored with the Trekkers
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #2883
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Ok, don't jump all over me for this, but....

Has anybody mounted, or have seen mounted, highway pegs for the explorer? Unfortunately I need to make more than a few miles on the highway before finding any interesting roads to ride and my knees really appreciate the ability to stretch out on those boring slab roads. Seems like a peg mount on the crash bars would be relatively easy, but I'm not sure what the result would be on a drop/lowside. Maybe something that can be easily removed after the slab portion of the ride is over.

Any ideas, thoughts?
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #2884
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I woke up to rain today & decided it would be a great morning to clean the girls up a bit.

I also got to finish up on a couple of other projects. Here's a couple shots of the fog lights and Admore LED kit for the Givi Tail case. They really do show up pretty well even in the daylight.





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Old 06-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #2885
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Thanks for sharing. Bikes looks great and sounds like it worked extremely well for the trip.

It is getting harder to decide which bike not to buy... the Explorer or the Yamaha S10!
Same here, Ma Yamaha needs to add cruise or Triumph needs to add a 2nd more "adventurous" model with a larger tank and possibly wire wheels. Can live without the wire wheels but I'd really like at least a 250 range and would prefer around 300. Don't care how I get that range, either a big tank or great fuel mileage but I will say that better fuel economy with a medium capacity tank is what I would prefer. I will also say that mileage in the 40s is terrible for this size engine and this much weight. Hell, my Kia nearly gets that dammit!

Keel back the power and spend some more R&D on fuel economy and that tank on the Explorer would be plenty.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #2886
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Ok, don't jump all over me for this, but....

Has anybody mounted, or have seen mounted, highway pegs for the explorer? Unfortunately I need to make more than a few miles on the highway before finding any interesting roads to ride and my knees really appreciate the ability to stretch out on those boring slab roads. Seems like a peg mount on the crash bars would be relatively easy, but I'm not sure what the result would be on a drop/lowside. Maybe something that can be easily removed after the slab portion of the ride is over.

Any ideas, thoughts?
I've got all the bit and pieces to mount them but can't get the engine guards. Waited over a month after I got the bike, got ready to mount them and they shipped two left sides. Can't get an answer out of Triumph as to when they will make it right. Really pissed

But it is doable, I had them on my F800GS and tiger800. Involves Rivco pegs and some homemade extensions. If I ever get the guards on I will post pictures. In the meantime this is what it looks like http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/....html#msg36320

They look huge in the picture but in person they blend right in.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:42 AM   #2887
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The Tiger was amazing. Performed flawlessly! The bike's mpg's are increasing, on the BRP I was getting 48 and the blast home from Cherokee was mostly interstate at 46 mpg's. Not bad for a loaded bike! The motor,,,,, through the parkways is stellar. Pulls like a freight train and did I mention SMOOTH!
I am surprised that the difference between BRP and an interstate was only 2MPG for you. With my F800GS I get about 45MPG on highways but I got 65MPG on BRP. The Trax boxes stick out quite wide so I think that's what kills my mileage at higher speeds. But on BRP I thought my gas indicator was broken, hour after hour still not showing me the actual remaining miles, I had a spare gallon I used so I didn't have to get off the parkway. I ended up using 4.22 gallons for 275 miles, without the spare I probably would've run out of gas less than a mile before the gas station in Raonoke.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:18 AM   #2888
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Hell, my Kia nearly gets that dammit!

Keel back the power and spend some more R&D on fuel economy and that tank on the Explorer would be plenty.
Would you be happy with an Adventure bike with KIA like performance?

Sounds like a KLR might be the perfect choice!
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:23 AM   #2889
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I am surprised that the difference between BRP and an interstate was only 2MPG for you. With my F800GS I get about 45MPG on highways but I got 65MPG on BRP. The Trax boxes stick out quite wide so I think that's what kills my mileage at higher speeds. But on BRP I thought my gas indicator was broken, hour after hour still not showing me the actual remaining miles, I had a spare gallon I used so I didn't have to get off the parkway. I ended up using 4.22 gallons for 275 miles, without the spare I probably would've run out of gas less than a mile before the gas station in Raonoke.

I was on the BRP both days about 6:30am. I ran a spirited pace since I was all alone, keeping the bike mostly in third gear. Had I ran the 45mph and poked around it would have been a lot better.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:44 AM   #2890
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The Jesses really blend in well with the lines of the bike. Maybe an Airhawk would cure your monkeybutt. I tried a friend's the other day and was impressed enough to order one.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:01 AM   #2891
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Already have a used one.

Some guy failed to realized that he had relinquished his ___ ____ and succumbed to the selfish wishes of his S/O.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #2892
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Posted this on the tiger explorer site without much response, hope someone here has some pictures.

Anyone purchase the safari 9" from Jesse luggage? Have contacted them asking for pictures of them installed without any luck. They send me pictures of the odyssey II's. Really like the design of their bags but want the most narrow ones available.

I'm getting pretty frustrated running without any bags, gonna have to buy something soon.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:53 AM   #2893
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Would you be happy with an Adventure bike with KIA like performance?

Welp, the Kia has a 1500cc engine with roughly 100hp and 100ftlbs of torque. It weighs around 2300lbs which is what, roughly 4-5 times the weight of the Explorer and it still manages mid 30s for fuel mile even with me flat footing it everywhere{my dad borrowed it and averaged upper 30s/low 40s} and it does so with decade old engine technology built to a low price point. Take that same engine, unsaddle of the much more stringent emission regs that cars have to meet, leave off 1800lbs and I'm betting that fuel average would be better than the mid 40s and it would still be plenty quick, prolly quicker and a better for the job intended considering the extra torque. So to answer yer question,,,,,,,,yea, I would be more than happy with an adventure touring bike that posted those numbers. I said I wanted more range and either a larger tank or better fuel economy would do with the latter being preferable. That so terrible?

Sounds like a KLR might be the perfect choice!
Mehhh,,,,,,,,,,, to me, a KLR is a perfectly good choice for one up adv. riding but umm,,,,,, I'm looking for a two-up bike to take the place of my FJR. That's exactly why I was perusing this thread as I'm juggling the Tenere, the Explorer and the new Stelvio NTX. And yea, I mean what I said, I wish the Yammy had cruise, or the Explorer had a better range, or the Stelvio was not such an odd duck {although I'm really thinking hard on it despite the lack of dealer base}.


So,,, sounds like to me that you're a bit off on your own observation of what would be my perfect choice. But hey,,, cool beens and all that jazz sport.

And yea,,,,, just to be clear, I wasn't slamming the Explorer. I was simply making conversation on an observation. If I inadvertently raised the fan boy hackles of anyone, didn't mean to. You have a cool bike, don't sweat the small stuff.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #2894
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Poor bastard.

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:29 PM   #2895
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I've got all the bit and pieces to mount them but can't get the engine guards. Waited over a month after I got the bike, got ready to mount them and they shipped two left sides. Can't get an answer out of Triumph as to when they will make it right. Really pissed

But it is doable, I had them on my F800GS and tiger800. Involves Rivco pegs and some homemade extensions. If I ever get the guards on I will post pictures. In the meantime this is what it looks like http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/....html#msg36320

They look huge in the picture but in person they blend right in.
Jim, thanks. I'm going to bookmark that page for future reference. Looks really good and just what I'm looking for.
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