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Old 11-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #14941
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Triumph Explorer XC ?

Hello to everyone, I'm currently looking to buy a Triumph Explorer for next spring. I've found a remaining Launch Pack 2012 which I really liked ( brand new ). I also really like the color and look of the announced XC and was wondering if anyone had information about what to expect for this particular model regarding equipment and price ?

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:39 AM   #14942
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Check your brake pads. At 12k my rear pads were toast.

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:43 AM   #14943
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Check your brake pads. At 12k my rear pads were toast.

Yep. Mine were the same. Curious how long folks are getting out of front?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:14 AM   #14944
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These sites have a lot of information, good luck.

http://www.tiger-explorer.com/

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/board,32.0.html

http://www.triumphrat.net/tiger-1200-mods-and-workshop/
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:29 AM   #14945
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Im still on my original front pads and im almost at 30k but i did get 18k out of the back.

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:31 AM   #14946
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Went thru it today, everything is at full-boat list.

If I was to buy something there I think I'd go back to my dealer and ask for at least 20% off.
There are a couple pants there I might look closer at. I tried some of it on at Berts and it was all pretty nice stuff. The adventure jackets are real nice and a couple of the leather ones are worth a look. Even their adventure boot looks decent. With a discount they are a relative bargain.



Its not online until black friday. Unless im missing something.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:05 AM   #14947
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Check your brake pads. At 12k my rear pads were toast.


Think it might have something to do with all that mud, sand and other shit you ride in?
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #14948
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I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:54 PM   #14949
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I am keeping my eye on this bike for the tubless rims. If the spoke count is the same as the 800XC, might be a good conversion for tubelss tires.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #14950
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Yep. Mine were the same. Curious how long folks are getting out of front?
Changed mine at 34,000 km, still weren't yet down to the wear indicators.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #14951
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Yep. Mine were the same. Curious how long folks are getting out of front?

+1 I bought a full set expecting to have to change the fronts also but they were fine - plenty of meat left on them.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:03 AM   #14952
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I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.
My rear stock pads bit it in < 10,000 km (not miles). At the time I also complained of darkened brake fluid in the rear master cylinder. There's a few things I attribute it to... The stock pads are frankly not that good; they run hot and also seem to have an annoying low-speed chatter. Secondly the amount of low-speed rear-wheel braking situations you get into (lane splitting, commuting in traffic mostly) and third just the junk getting in there and clagging up the caliper -- probably the least of the worries as it affects us all I reckon.

My second set of rears were EBC non-stockers and they went for about 23000 kms. I let them get pretty low but nothing extreme or metal.. I put the third set in, stockers again, and took a couple days in the dirt and there comes that chatter again and I'm not sure but the rear brake fluid is darker too -- I didn't notice it at the change though, maybe it's a 30k interval thing.

So my long winded recommendation is to ditch the stockers, keep the caliper clean and be aware when you might be dragging it a bit at very low speeds... front works then too.

ok I'll go back into my box for a bit now.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:06 AM   #14953
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I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.
Really ?
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:18 PM   #14954
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I have been told that excessive chain lube is the culprit for reduced pad life, especially on the single sided swing arms like my Sprint ST 1050. I will put up with the reduced pad life for a well lubed chain. I have been happy with my 06 Tiger and 06 Sprint. Wife has told me I should sell my XR650L and buy a Tiger 800XC. I have a very smart wife.

I have been told that impure thoughts lead to reduced pad life... better check mine soon...

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:27 PM   #14955
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I started a Tiger 800XC tool thread. Let me know if i'm missing anything.
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