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Old 09-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #3316
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I gotta laugh a little. My first Triumph was a '73 Tiger. It shook so much the front fender supports broke in the first 100 miles. And I'm not going to get started on the Lucas electrical system. I'm OCD about the bikes i buy so I'll wait for some more replies. I've got a great bike already so there is no big hurry.
I would give it a year as it'll take a while before reports start to come in as mileage builds. Maybe the 2015 model Explorer is your best bet because by then we will have had a year of data on the reliability of the new BMW1200 and you'll be able to compare as well as test ride. With your current stable the wait shouldn't be too painful
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #3317
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #3318
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My point is, I've not seen any reports on their (Kabaya) reliability, adjustibility and longevity and want to hear from someone who knows something about it. On this side of the pond, we call it due diligence.
You kidding, right? Kayaba is one of most known names in dirtbikes suspension and one of (if not) largest suspension components manufacturers in the world with plants all over the globe including Indonesia. Like say WR and YZ, TTRs, R1s Yamahas? DRZs Suzuki? GSXRs? Kawasaki KX? Factory kits for pro racers on dirt and SB? CRF450?
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #3319
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What's Kayaba?


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Old 09-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #3320
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Interesting ... so are you saying the valves get checked/adjusted at 10,000 miles and then never again?

Funny but maintenanice costs are important factor for me and have heard different intervals for the explorer. Last I read was valves are every 20,000 but man 10K and forget it sounds better! I did hear the cost to DO the valve adjustment can be 5+ hours labor???
That's what the maintenance schedule shows
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:24 PM   #3321
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Same as Kabaya but without typo

It's suspension OEM for Explorer.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:39 PM   #3322
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Same as Kabaya but without typo

It's suspension OEM for Explorer.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #3323
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Well that explains it. I've never owned a Pacific Rim bike.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:05 AM   #3324
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You kidding, right? Kayaba is one of most known names in dirtbikes suspension and one of (if not) largest suspension components manufacturers in the world with plants all over the globe including Indonesia. Like say WR and YZ, TTRs, R1s Yamahas? DRZs Suzuki? GSXRs? Kawasaki KX? Factory kits for pro racers on dirt and SB? CRF450?
I believe the front forks on the Tenere too.

What weight oil are you guys using? The owners manual says 40 or 50 weight? 10w-40 seems most common around here as far as availability.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:57 AM   #3325
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What is the adjustability on thes KYB's?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:35 PM   #3326
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:23 PM   #3327
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This bike doesn't seem to be generating a lot of buzz here on adv rider. Are owners happy?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #3328
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This bike doesn't seem to be generating a lot of buzz here on adv rider. Are owners happy?
Maybe there aren't enough owners out there to create a buzz?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:47 PM   #3329
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Yep, we're gonna need another sub-forum here, I'm hanging out on Tiger-Explorer forum more than here for Explorer discussion, but ADVRIDER is my number one forum for Adventure stuff


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Old 09-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #3330
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That's what the maintenance schedule shows
No, it shows they get checked at 10k miles, then ever 20k after that.
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