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Old 06-04-2012, 05:30 PM   #2716
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Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in...

I went to my local dealership this past weekend to sit on the street triple R since it seemed like a nice change from my scrambler.

Just going by the comments on here about people waiting for there bikes I wasn't expecting to find a selection of Explorers waiting for me.

I was happy to fine 2 grays and a black with one of the grays set up with the value pack or whatever they are calling it.

I know I went in looking for a smaller bike but it really looks the business and the seat is so much better than the Italian ironing board they call a seat on the scrambler.

I'm still a little worried about the height even with the low setting on the seat but I think I could get used to it.

I think it will make a fine Wedding present to myself next year. After all, I'm going to need something for the Bachelor party camping motorcycle weekend...
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #2717
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I got a chance to test ride a friend's Explorer over the weekend. Holy. Fucking. Shit. Fantastic motorcycle! I immediately felt at home on it due to the cockpit's similarities to the Tiger 800's. The engine is excellent, the drivetrain smooth, and I didn't notice any of the throttle abruptness some people have complained about. The bike was extremely comfortable, weather protection was good without being excessive (I still felt like I was on a motorcycle), and most importantly, when the road got twisty the Explorer handled smoothly and effortlessly despite being heavily loaded. Leaning into the corners was almost telepathic.

I would LOVE to get one of these for long-haul touring. I've ridden both the standard R1200GS and the GS Adventure, and this bike just blew them both away. Just awesome.

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #2718
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So we'll take that as a rather enthusiastic thumbs up then...

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #2719
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My local dealer said last week that the Sapphire Blues were listed as unavailable while he has black and graphites rolling in. Anyone know what the story is there? I'm debating between the Explorer and the Tenere.

(Or something smaller like an XC)
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #2720
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Any one experience a problem when trying to get a re flash on the ecm for the Arrow slip on exhaust?

All the bs in their literature states that when you purchase the pipe it comes with a re flash for optimum performance.

Dealer tried but no dice, said they called Triumph and was told it did not require a re flash and would run fine without it.

Whats the deal with this shit? All I can think is maybe this is a Komifornia problem.

Anyone else in the states get a re flash?
The only Arrow on triumphusa site claims to work with the OE calibration (Im reading that as not needing a reflash).
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #2721
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The only Arrow on triumphusa site claims to work with the OE calibration (Im reading that as not needing a reflash).
The ARROW silencer was built for and under license for the Triumph Explorer as a Triumph accessory. The USA Arrow distributor says it must be bought through Triumph. That is another reason for the high price tag. The silencer from all accounts does not cause the need of a remapping.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:17 PM   #2722
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My local dealer said last week that the Sapphire Blues were listed as unavailable while he has black and graphites rolling in. Anyone know what the story is there? I'm debating between the Explorer and the Tenere.

(Or something smaller like an XC)
It's probably just a supply and demand issue - dealers in the UK have been changing which color has unacceptable delivery times for a while now and with shipping across the pond involved for you, reduced availability might really increase those times to the point where they state unavailable. As it happens when I ordered mine, the black ones had long delivery times and the blue had the shortest which was kind of convenient as I wanted blue.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #2723
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The ARROW silencer was built for and under license for the Triumph Explorer as a Triumph accessory. The USA Arrow distributor says it must be bought through Triumph. That is another reason for the high price tag. The silencer from all accounts does not cause the need of a remapping.
You have to admit that is strange. The 800 requires a different map for the arrow can.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:36 PM   #2724
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You have to admit that is strange. The 800 requires a different map for the arrow can.
When I got my Daytona 675 with the factory Arrow can, they put the TOR (Triumph Off-Road; e.g. "race", though it's really not) map on my bike for the Arrow... There is also supposed to be an "Arrow" map as well, so three; stock, Arrow and TOR. I never tried the "Arrow". This is not limited to the Daytona either.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:56 PM   #2725
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #2726
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Great pics.

The stock luggage looks really good on the black bike.

I've got a trip coming up soon and in lieu of anything else being available, I might just go with the OEM bags - Any feedback on what you think of it?

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Old 06-06-2012, 01:18 AM   #2727
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Great pics.

The stock luggage looks really good on the black bike.

I've got a trip coming up soon and in lieu of anything else being available, I might just go with the OEM bags - Any feedback on what you think of it?

Cheers,
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Was working with a 1200 rider at the weekend doing Triathlon motorcycle duty. Luggage has good capacity, BUT does make the bike WIDE.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:17 AM   #2728
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I think from different luggage prospective, the OEM once would seat slimmer than any other with a frame.

I like the OEM ones, the left on is very roomy. They have straps that come with it to hold things inside. The right hand side is not too deep, I had to remove the straps from the inside portion and attach them to the lid instead. There are grommets for straps.

Same with the top box. Not only it has the regular power socket, but the straps on the lid where I put my FroggToggs, warm jacket, rain gloves and other bulky stuff and the bottom portion becomes empty....

Last trip I fit 4 six packs in the left pannier and two in the top one...

I use the right pannier for carrying tool bag (I can rebuild a tractor trailer with it), the first aid kit (got bunch of stuff that can make anyone high very quick) and two pairs of shoes - crocks for motel/hotel/camp and sneakers to go down a bar or something, or, and jeans/pants.


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Old 06-06-2012, 06:06 AM   #2729
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Great pics.

The stock luggage looks really good on the black bike.

I've got a trip coming up soon and in lieu of anything else being available, I might just go with the OEM bags - Any feedback on what you think of it?

Cheers,
Jack

It's all personal preference.

I don't like clam-shell opening bags, like the Givi and factory bags. They do look good. Not sure how they are going to hold up long term.

I like the looks of TRAX bags, riveted together and nice price. While searching reviews I found some leakage issues.

I loved the ZEGA bags,,,, but damn they are EXPENSIVE!!!


I went with my own tried and true choice, Jesse Bags. In the mail for Monday delivery! The first set shipped!!!! Woot!

That being said, they are a little industrial looking for the Triumph but pretty much bullet proof. I love the new mounting system that gives me front to rear adjustability. I'm willing to sacrifice some curb appeal for heavy duty construction.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:38 AM   #2730
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It's all personal preference.

I don't like clam-shell opening bags, like the Givi and factory bags. They do look good. Not sure how they are going to hold up long term.

I like the looks of TRAX bags, riveted together and nice price. While searching reviews I found some leakage issues.

I loved the ZEGA bags,,,, but damn they are EXPENSIVE!!!


I went with my own tried and true choice, Jesse Bags. In the mail for Monday delivery! The first set shipped!!!! Woot!

That being said, they are a little industrial looking for the Triumph but pretty much bullet proof. I love the new mounting system that gives me front to rear adjustability. I'm willing to sacrifice some curb appeal for heavy duty construction.
That's what I had on my Strom which is sold and I still have bags for sale

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