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Old 01-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #3601
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Skidmarx hugger installed within 15 minutes

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That must clog up with mud instantly.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:06 PM   #3602
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That must clog up with mud instantly.
Yes, I would agree, but I commute every day and will remove for trips... Just 3 screws - bracket can stay attached. It was the choice of quick removal...


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Old 01-18-2013, 01:37 AM   #3603
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Have had mine for about 3 days now.

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I am 5 10, average build, and I found that the stock seat on the high setting meant that I could only get one foot on the ground when stopped at lights. No problem on a 110 kg dirt bike....on a 260 kg bike...not so good...



Seat on low position makes the bike MUCH easier to move around the garage/park, etc. No problem with leg length - as my other bike is a Street triple R, and the TEx feels like the Queen Mary...

I installed 2 inch ROX risers today - fantastic! Make the bike very comfortable - the bars are about 40mm back and 20mm higher than stock now.

The engine/drivetrain/gearbox are peerless, as others have said.

The FI and the fly by wire throttle are wonderful.

The cruise control - every touring bike should have one! Great fun to wave at other bikes with your right hand...

I have the stock screen - it is OK on the lowest position, but I am still not happy with it.

Madstad on the way.

The bike came with the factory panniers (Triumph Australia include them now...). They work very well, and do not leave any frames, etc when you remove them. Neat.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:29 AM   #3604
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Farkleitis Maximus

I have come down with a severe case of Farkleitis Maximus. I was away on a trip for work and when I came home last night it seems that Santa Jesse and some elves from TT came to visit, albeit a bit late for Xmas. I have it on good authority that there are also some PP elves on their way over the pond. Pick up my new ride in T minus 32 minutes, but who's counting?


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Old 01-18-2013, 02:18 PM   #3605
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You don't sound the least bit excited.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:07 PM   #3606
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You don't sound the least bit excited.
I only live about 10 minutes from my dealer but somehow my ride home involved 76 miles of dirt, mud, snow, some twisties, and an overwhelming sense of "OK, now I really got to figure out where I am going to mount my radar detector". This ain't no Mutli Strada but it's plenty fast to go double the speed limit on most any road. The speedo's hard to see standing up but I know I saw 67 mph at one point - and that was flying across the desert in the dirt

Here's a taste of things to come. Tomorrow will be spent farkling in the morning followed but a nice afternoon ride once it warms back up. Stay tuned...
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:36 AM   #3607
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Where can I get more info on this model, particularly the tires?

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #3608
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I think these are Kenda tires and more pics on Facebook. Just look up Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200


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Old 01-22-2013, 03:50 AM   #3609
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They look a lot like Kenda Big-blocks, but not quite. Also look something like IRC Battle Rally's but not quite. Metzeler Karoo T's come close as well.
I've looked at the FB pictures and can't find one that shows enough sidewall for clear identification.

Was hoping someone recognized them.

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It's not clear to me either: is this someone's personal ride, or a styling exercise by a design house?

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:52 PM   #3610
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The tires look to me like MEFO dual-sport tires from Germany, available in the US thru Whitehorse.

http://www.whitehorsegear.com/klr650-mefo-tires
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #3611
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Well I'm finally one of the cool kids. But I gotta say that tank is the oddest shape!

Anyone using an Enduristan tank bag? If so how do you like it? What's the fit like?
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #3612
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The tires look to me like MEFO dual-sport tires from Germany, available in the US thru Whitehorse.

http://www.whitehorsegear.com/klr650-mefo-tires
They're definately NOT Mefo StoneMasters. I have them on my KLR and the tread is almost twice as deep as the ones on Super TEX...


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Old 01-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #3613
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Anyone using an Enduristan tank bag? If so how do you like it? What's the fit like?
I have the original Enduristan Sandstorm. Used it on my 800XC and now on the Explorer. Fits great. I use a piece of styrofoam cloth between the base of the bag and the tank because one of the materials on the bottom of the TB seemed to rub on the XC tank and leave small scuffs on the paint.

The revised Enduristan TB looks great, but my original is as good as the day I bought it, so no need to upgrade.

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #3614
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New 2013 Blue Explorer

Well I traded in my Sprint and Tiger 800 for the Explorer, bought the Tiger 800 and Spring for my sons to ride when they come home from military and school to ride with me but they just hang out with friends or at home so I traded them and got the Tiger Explorer.










While I was there they were doing test rides on the new Trophy


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Old 01-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #3615
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Very nice. Share your impressions of both of them with us?
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