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Old 05-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #2671
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At 5'9 with the launch model screen... much better than the stock GS screen ... but I still think I'll invest in a Touratech screen extender .....

A couple of years back had a 1200 GS SE with an Adventure screen and winglets... tried the extender on that , and all of a sudden could hear the engine over the wind blast.. so it must have been working...
I'll wait to read your review as and when it's out and you get one.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #2672
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I'll wait to read your review as and when it's out and you get one.
Won't be long before I get my hands on one...It's advertised already

http://shop.touratech.co.uk/spoiler-...-explorer.html
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #2673
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I cancelled by touring screen order, I'm fine with the stock.


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Old 05-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #2674
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Knock on wood, I didn't experience any of the problems I read about in the other topics. Used CC quiet often, rode gravel and didn't have any problems with ride-by-wire throttle. No vibrations, no buffeting, with stock screen on second position (canceled my touring screen order)... None of the ignition problems, like starting on second attempt or something. The seat yes, I had to put from bracket to upper and rear to the lower grommets so I don't slide forward... Tank bag is a bit too big, I rode some twisted in the mountains and was watching myself looking from one side then the other leaning into the turns :) Standing on pegs is a little uncomfortable, I would bring the bars an inch closer, and removed the little bumbbag from the tank bag...

The stock tires are not good on gravel, they don't have even a little side grip - kept sliding of the thrown hills of gravel changing from one track to another... Anakees are better DS tires...

I love the OEM bags... Even though I didnt like the waterproof bags that go inside - they take half of space and you can forget putting inside the right box - it only fits the bag itself. They are just bulky. I had set of tools. First Aid kit and sneakers/shoes in the right box and just a bag with all clothes I need for a week of travel, plus a bottle of rum and six bottles of beer...

I had to change the rubber keepers from box to its lid since its deeper - on the right box...

Top box is is very roomy, the both halves. I kept my FroggToggs, warm jacket, rain gloves and a bottle of Russian vodka in the lid portion, and the bottom portion was used for different things like SLR camera, some alcohol wipes, tire pump etc... And it fits also two six-packs...

The tank bag is huge and all the pockets are very roomy even though they look small... I wish Triumph made something to lock the bag somehow...


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Old 05-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #2675
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Okay but what I really want to know is there enough room for booze, and refreshments in the OEM luggage?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #2676
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That's a thought. Some manufacturer needs to include some sort of cooler on the bike for some cerveza and the ever essential flask o' tequila ;)


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Old 05-29-2012, 11:24 AM   #2677
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That's a thought. Some manufacturer needs to include some sort of cooler on the bike for some cerveza and the ever essential flask o' tequila ;)


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Old 05-29-2012, 02:50 PM   #2678
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You fortunate folks who have a Launch Edition Tiger with the adjustable windshield, how is the wind management? Any buffeting? I'm 6'7", looking for my next bike, and buffeting is the deal breaker for a travel bike for me.
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I'm 6'5 and there is some buffeting. My helmet face shield slams down at about 45mph. I was riding around Saturday in Maryland it was around 85 out and it was pretty hot behind the wind shield. I took the wind shield off for Sunday's ride it was 100% better. It's very clean air with out the wind shield. I was cruising around the DC beltway Sunday morning.I could hear the music in my helmet speakers at 80mph and I always wear ear plugs.

I think the stock wind shield will be good for winter but I think I'm gonna ditch it for the summer.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:54 PM   #2679
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Hmm, good idea...


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Old 05-29-2012, 11:10 PM   #2680
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Screen

What the Explorer needs IMO is a small "bikini" like I had on the 955 Tiger it was enough to take most of the blast off the chest but left the helmet in clean (and quiet) air.

The bonus was that it didn't look too bad either, it matched the body colour so there was no bug splattered scratched screen to detract from the look.

Are there any accessory manufacturers here?
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:52 AM   #2681
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Shaner, How about a pic of what the bike looks like without the windscreen on.

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I'm 6'5 and there is some buffeting. My helmet face shield slams down at about 45mph. I was riding around Saturday in Maryland it was around 85 out and it was pretty hot behind the wind shield. I took the wind shield off for Sunday's ride it was 100% better. It's very clean air with out the wind shield. I was cruising around the DC beltway Sunday morning.I could hear the music in my helmet speakers at 80mph and I always wear ear plugs.

I think the stock wind shield will be good for winter but I think I'm gonna ditch it for the summer.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #2682
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Shaner, How about a pic of what the bike looks like without the windscreen on.
This pic probably sucks.



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Old 05-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #2683
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This pic probably sucks.



SUCKS, you should've wrote it loud and clear... :)


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Old 05-31-2012, 04:48 AM   #2684
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:36 AM   #2685
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Just hit 1,000 miles and it's getting better all the time.
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