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Old 03-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #3721
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Nice and sunny yesterday...and 36 degrees. Headed out for some steelhead fishing, and decided to take my bike.

Havent ridden it in about 2 months. Key, prime fuel pump, started instantly. Damn, not even a stumble.

Bout 100 mile ride up to the river. Turned my new heated jacket liner on...was hot before I even finished putting my gloves on. WOW, this thing is amazing. Factory headed grips nice and warm as well too.

No problem running 75 on the highway. Cant wait for my riding pants to get here. Plenty warm enough. Don't think Id have a problem into the 20's as long as the roads were dry. If you ride anytime in the cold, you need heated gear.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #3722
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Fantastic ride report! I regretfully just left Austin to move back to Orlando, FL. I miss riding the hillcountry and west TX more than anything.

There really is something special about Big Bend...
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #3723
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Anybody have pictures HT panniers on thier Tex?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:58 PM   #3724
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Anybody have pictures HT panniers on thier Tex?
Tia
Here you go.






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Old 03-17-2013, 08:09 AM   #3725
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Shane,
Thank for the pictures. What brackets are U using? Are those the 9" & many liters?

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:51 PM   #3726
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I'm using tourtech brackets. I think they are 10.5" and 45L.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:59 PM   #3727
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Explorer Service Manual

Hi, If anyone is interested I've just published a service manual for the Explorer, based around a full 40,000 mile service.

Details and customer comments on the tiger-explorer forum

http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index....ic,4369.0.html

Thanks,
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #3728
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it's in garage

My TEX that is...HeeHaw
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:41 AM   #3729
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My TEX that is...HeeHaw
How about some pics?
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:36 PM   #3730
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it wont end now....

I powdercoated the belly pan, fog light covers and the radiator support struts. A bit like when you add that first bit of carbon, I cant see it ending here. I expect to be working backwards in the very near future!



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Old 03-20-2013, 01:05 PM   #3731
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sleepyOwl, very nice! Blacked out for stealth
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #3732
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I powdercoated the belly pan, fog light covers and the radiator support struts. A bit like when you add that first bit of carbon, I cant see it ending here. I expect to be working backwards in the very near future!



Looks good. However, a powder coated skid plate will eventually get sandblasted in the center to silver, from the trail of the tire.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #3733
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Looks good. However, a powder coated skid plate will eventually get sandblasted in the center to silver, from the trail of the tire.
That's why God made Duplicolor. :)
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:50 AM   #3734
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Looks good. However, a powder coated skid plate will eventually get sandblasted in the center to silver, from the trail of the tire.
I know but I dont plan on looking under there

When it does, I shall call it.........character!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:12 AM   #3735
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[QUOTE=sleepyOwl;20998363]I know but I dont plan on looking under there

But you will be able to see it from the front. Ask me how I know.
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