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Old 05-22-2012, 06:26 AM   #2626
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Hi Recon'd.
Can't speak to pillion question, as my other half hates leaning off-vertical and begged to be taken home before we got out of our neighborhood. At a tad under 5'8", though, I can speak to the short-leg question. I easily flat-foot one side and if I settle my weight on the seat get both feet flat. I'm pretty sure I have the seat in the upper position, not the lower. And there is a lower seat available. There's a thread on another forum about a bike lowered significantly that might be of use. In a few weeks of ownership and 800+ miles haven't yet had a scare yet where I thought it would over-balance. As others have said, the bulk disappears once moving at all and it's fabulous to ride. I'm coming from a 2002 Sprint, and for me this Tiger has much better road manners. I corner faster and more smoothly with less effort. I've only done a bit of dirt roads with it, and I found it confidence-inspiring there as well. Felt better to me than my KLR650.
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Thank you all for the replies guys!

Unfortunately I was unable to see the pics or even links from the Explorer forum Bundu , do you need to be a member to see them , or is my Mac totally scr*wed since the last update? [seems to want to flag everything].
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:29 AM   #2627
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Thank you all for the replies guys!

Unfortunately I was unable to see the pics or even links from the Explorer forum Bundu , do you need to be a member to see them , or is my Mac totally scr*wed since the last update? [seems to want to flag everything].
You have to be a member and logged in to view the attachments on that forum.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #2628
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #2629
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Panniers

I just installed the Tourtech racks and my old Happy Trails Panniers on the Explorer. I think I might move them a couple inches further back from where they are mounted onto the racks. My foot hits the bags right now. I think if I move them back a few inches it should be good.









What do you guys think?

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #2630
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Looks good, what the width?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #2631
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I just installed the Tourtech racks and my old Happy Trails Panniers on the Explorer. I think I might move them a couple inches further back from where they are mounted onto the racks. My foot hits the bags right now.

What do you guys think?

Shane
I'm thinking, how the heck does your foot hit those? Passengers yes, but your feet?
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #2632
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So here's another question:

Why does it seem that all panniers and trunks for adventure bikes are all butt-ugly, like they're outta the 70's? What's up with all the black cardboard looking things? Why is it that you can't have nice body colored luggage?

Don't forget, we all know these things'll almost never see any real dirt, so don't go telling me it's because they gotta be rugged or something, or cause you'll scratch them while on the Paris Dakar, cause I mean, come on...
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:19 PM   #2633
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I'm thinking, how the heck does your foot hit those? Passengers yes, but your feet?
When I swing my leg over it my foot hits the bag.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #2634
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So here's another question:

Why does it seem that all panniers and trunks for adventure bikes are all butt-ugly, like they're outta the 70's? What's up with all the black cardboard looking things? Why is it that you can't have nice body colored luggage?

Don't forget, we all know these things'll almost never see any real dirt, so don't go telling me it's because they gotta be rugged or something, or cause you'll scratch them while on the Paris Dakar, cause I mean, come on...
Yes they are ugly but they hold a lot of shit. I can't see them when I'm sitting on the bike so I don't care what they look like.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #2635
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #2636
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So here's another question:

Why does it seem that all panniers and trunks for adventure bikes are all butt-ugly, like they're outta the 70's? What's up with all the black cardboard looking things? Why is it that you can't have nice body colored luggage?

Don't forget, we all know these things'll almost never see any real dirt, so don't go telling me it's because they gotta be rugged or something, or cause you'll scratch them while on the Paris Dakar, cause I mean, come on...
I'll hazard a guess your other 41 posts, were more noteworthy ?

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:22 PM   #2637
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So here's another question:

Why does it seem that all panniers and trunks for adventure bikes are all butt-ugly, like they're outta the 70's? What's up with all the black cardboard looking things? Why is it that you can't have nice body colored luggage?

Don't forget, we all know these things'll almost never see any real dirt, so don't go telling me it's because they gotta be rugged or something, or cause you'll scratch them while on the Paris Dakar, cause I mean, come on...
Speak for yourself as my FJR has seen more dirt road mileage than many a GS or DL.

And I bet your one who agree's the fuel range is all peachy and the larger tank Triumph originally had woulda beeb too top heavy and was not attractive at all.

I have Jessies and after a couple of tumples I will be buying Pelican cases for my next bike,,,,, how's dat fer ugly!
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:23 AM   #2638
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I'll hazard a guess your other 41 posts, were more noteworthy ?

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:53 AM   #2639
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:17 AM   #2640
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