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Old 04-30-2012, 07:24 AM   #2251
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I just called the dealer to see if I can cancel the order on the factory panniers and top box (will find out shortly). After reading various reviews it looks like they just aren't very durable. Does anyone on here have them yet? Did they change the design at all from the Tiger 800s?
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:51 AM   #2252
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doggrell3000 do you work for metal mule ? i have read two posts by you going into detail about metal mule products that sound almost like ads

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that was a great ride report rhinowerx . i plan to order a new black 2012 triumph explorer 1200 at ducati triumph new york in the west village . thank you for posting another excellent picture of your explorer . please consider the triumph explorer luggage set from metal mule in the uk . they come standard in a dark grey but i am special ordering mine with black powder coat paint on top and bottom . metal mule manufactures a " balanced " pannier set ( both sides same width ) or " off-set " set ( different width on each side ) . i am ordering the balanced panniers ( 45 liter on each side ) . the balanced pannier set and included frames require the triumph explorer standard exhaust be replaced with the metal mule scorpion exhaust which is narrower and higher . the scorpion exhaust allows the balanced frame to have equidistant dimensions from the center point of the triumph explorer so your boxes can be the same width . metal mule also makes a slimmer 31 liter pannier and top box . this is serious gear and a little pricey but i believe metal mule is state of the art .
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:57 AM   #2253
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Oh just so everyone knows im still waiting . . . . . . . .
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:07 AM   #2254
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Any thoughts on the Hepco and Becker Explorer panniers? I see they already have the 1200 Tiger Explorer listed so I assume the racks will be ready shortly if not already.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #2255
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Bummer, Luke. Got a date set yet?

I didn't care for the waiting, either.
Definitely worth it though - fabulous ride.

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Oh just so everyone knows im still waiting . . . . . . . .
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #2256
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Oh just so everyone knows im still waiting . . . . . . . .
Hey Luke, has your guy sent his tech for training yet?

I know my guy goes this week though I don't know which day.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #2257
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No date not even vin yet, really makes me wonder if my dealer pissed someone off or something haha sol the KLR and My Diavel so it makes waiting even harder

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Bummer, Luke. Got a date set yet?

I didn't care for the waiting, either.
Definitely worth it though - fabulous ride.

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #2258
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moggi i dont know about the training they never said anything about it. they tld me may 12th when we made the deal so im being impaitent but everyone else has theirs so i want mine hahah problem is i was going to trade my Duc but i thought i would be smart and sell it outright instead so now i was the tiger now lol


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Hey Luke, has your guy sent his tech for training yet?

I know my guy goes this week though I don't know which day.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:43 AM   #2259
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No date not even vin yet, really makes me wonder if my dealer pissed someone off or something haha sol the KLR and My Diavel so it makes waiting even harder

What if the dealer kept it as his personal bike???
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #2260
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Maybe i better swing buy unexpected and check on him haha although i couldnt really blame him because it is an awesome bike

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What if the dealer kept it as his personal bike???
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #2261
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I have not ridden the new Explorer, yet, so I can't directly respond the to touchy throttle. However, considering the throttle is ride by wire, a simple software update is all thats needed to fix the issue. If the issue is as prevalent as seems to be judging by the numerous comments on this thread make it appear, then Triumph will likely offer a software update to correct it. If not, the various performance tuners that will almost certainly be available soon will likely have settings to correct the issue.

Basically, I wouldn't worry about it if that is what is keeping you from purchasing this bike.
I agree with you in principle but, as of today Triumph maintains that the ECU cannot be flashed with third-party firmware. Supposedly, the ECU can sense this and will either lock itself or turn into a brick.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #2262
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #2263
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dear new york luke

i live in new york city . i am a retired commodities trader . i used to work on the exchange floor in building seven of the world trade center before it was destroyed by evil lunatic holier than thou muslim terrorists who think they are going to paradise filled with virgins when they die . there is nothing more dangerous in the world than religious fanatics who mentally live in the dark ages and despise everybody that doesn't kiss mohammed's ass each day .
i have nothing to do with triumph or metal mule . i just like their products . but there are certainly many other excellent luggage systems for the explorer 1200 from hepco motech touratech jesse and givi . actually i don't even like panniers on my bike because they ruin the fine design lines of the triumph motorcycle . panniers make a motorcycle look like the rider is delivering groceries for zabar's . i only mount panniers on my bike ( which is a yamaha stryker ) when i leave the city for overnight travel . i definitely dislike the look of top boxes and have not ever used one . i appreciate all well made motorcycle farkles . i simply try to use the best accessories available for a particular motorcycle if i can afford them . thanks for listening .

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #2264
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thanks for the reply i was just curious im with you on the looks of panniers but i have given up on looks and focus on function these days, i have wasted to much money on looks haha hope you get the tiger you want im waiting waiting on mine
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #2265
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I'm surprised by the amount of people waiting on bikes they have had deposits on. Triumph gives dealers priority when they take a deposit on a bike, meaning they won't fill a dealers stock order if another has a deposit. The dealer also had to go to required school so maybe a lot of these dealers dragged their feet signing up for school.

Blue launch model in stock at Pete's Cycle in Baltimore MD. MSRP plus $495 freight, $230 assembly/prep, $189 processing fee. Taxes and tags depending on state.

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