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Old 01-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #3556
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I had concerns about engine noise, dealer, at my request contacted Triumph USA and they authorized to remove the head cover and adjust valves and timing. All three exhaust valve tappet shims were replaced.

I don't thing the air filter change is a pain, but tank removal with all the draining, pinching and stuff...


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Old 01-06-2013, 03:25 AM   #3557
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Hello all

I had about 500 km on a black TEX this weekend, courtesy of my (very good) local dealer.

Great bike.

I will be buying one this week.

The only things that annoy me:

- The screen - the bike had the factory tall screen. I'm 5' 10", average build, and the only position that was useable was full down - full up and in the middle were just awful - too much buffeting.

- The bars are about an inch (25mm) too wide.


The screen is easy fixed with a Madstad.

I was wondering if any of you TEX owners have either chopped your bars down, or replaced them with narrower ones?

Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #3558
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I was wondering if any of you TEX owners have either chopped your bars down, or replaced them with narrower ones?
There are certainly other bars that will fit. I haven't had the grips off to see where the wires route, but that would be the only concern about shortening or replacing them. Heated grip electrics go through the wires, and by all reports, it's a bear of a job. My 800XC bars were drilled to keep the housings in place. Measure twice, cut once!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:07 AM   #3559
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The HD4X Hybrid OAT is the reccomended coolant for the Triumph Explorer. What do you guys use that you can get from some place like AutoZone and not the "stealer ship". Any thoughts?
are you looking for a cheaper coolant? If your going to spend that much money on a bike, shouldn't you keep good it running with the best stuff?
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:45 AM   #3560
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No big savings to be made on this. Put short: I wouldn't mess around with it. But that's just my 0.02.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #3561
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I'm pretty cheap, but am still sticking with what Trump suggests...
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:49 PM   #3562
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I rode it again this morning back to the dealers.

The bars aren't that bad...you can get used to them...
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #3563
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Zerex G-05 is a Hoat antifreeze it would be the same formula as Triumph Hoat do not confuse Hoat with Oat though cause that is bad. Will make jelly if mixed.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #3564
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Thanks guys. I'm not trying to go cheap but just looking for options if the need would arise. The OAT and HOAT concepts are new to me and I was trying to get a "feel" for the experiences you guys may have had. Thankyou for your replies. I would enjoy any other information, as well.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:05 PM   #3565
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Iddy,
Your reply was very interesting to me. So you cannot mix the HOAT and OAT?
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #3566
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Your reply was very interesting to me. So you cannot mix the HOAT and OAT?
NO, and also keep the little lambs away from the ivy.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #3567
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Aux lights

With regard to aux lights what are they really there for? I try like hell to not ride at night so in my case I would assume that the aux lights were there to get you noticed. What do you all say?

Of those of you that have the Triumph aux lights/fog lights, do you like them and are they worth the price. I like the idea of just having them plug right in.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #3568
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With regard to aux lights what are they really there for? I try like hell to not ride at night so in my case I would assume that the aux lights were there to get you noticed. What do you all say?

Of those of you that have the Triumph aux lights/fog lights, do you like them and are they worth the price. I like the idea of just having them plug right in.
I have aux lights on all my bikes. Too many deer in my area to ride at night. I have them solely to make me a little more conspicuous. They work, too, as does the bright TEx headlight. I don't rely on them, but they don't hurt.

I ordered PIAA's, then returned them and went with the (slightly more expensive) OEM lights because of the simplicity of installation.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:09 PM   #3569
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I like my OEM too... They don't light as far as the headlights but wide and very visible from distance in day and night time




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Old 01-09-2013, 06:08 AM   #3570
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auxillary power

How are you guys powering your auxiliaries like powerlet sockets or gps units? Have you added a fuse block and then wired from there? Is there a good way to tie into the existing electrical system or do you just run a lead directly from the battery to a fuse block or similar device?
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