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Old 06-20-2013, 01:08 PM   #4096
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Was it an XC or standard TEX?

I'm thinking of getting an XC and having it painted white.
Any chance for a spy shot?
I hope they offer some colors in the next generation.

There is a shot on the mcn link below if you scroll across the pics.

I think you can upgrade the wheels to spokes.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...cial-edition/#
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:18 PM   #4097
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Was it an XC or standard TEX?

I'm thinking of getting an XC and having it painted white.
Any chance for a spy shot?
I hope they offer some colors in the next generation.


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Old 06-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #4098
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Damn!

That Crystal White looks incredible, um, me likey!!
Thank you guys for the pics, and link, that really made my day!
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:36 AM   #4099
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This announcement was made at the beginning of June.

Triumph have announced more colours for 2013.

The Explorer now adds Crystal White and Matt Graphite to its existing colour options of Graphite and Sapphire Blue. (Note Black has gone).

The XC version is not left out and that adds a clean looking Crystal White/Matt Graphite combination and a striking Matt Graphite scheme to its existing Matt Khaki Green options.

All colours are now available to order from your dealer.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:52 AM   #4100
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Great, thanks for the update.

I think sometimes Triumph colors are conservative, but then what happened with Venom Yellow , which is a unique color and looks pretty good on the 800.
Overall we see a lot of grays, blues, blacks, and occasionally some whites.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:46 AM   #4101
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Hi All,

Has anyone in Australia had their 1 Yr or 10K service? I am wondering if Triumph addressed the issues on the earlier delivered models re shim bucket pockets in head and sloppy valve guides? Looking at the adv rider and Triumph Rat threads, it would appear these issues are being addressed in other countries.

I emailed Triumph Aus a week ago, however have not heard anything back yet I also asked would Triumph give existing Explorer owners a discount on wired wheels.

Given all the great Triumph Aus contact we had when the Explorers came to Aus, I am surprised it’s been a week without a response.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:08 AM   #4102
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Go to the designated Explorers forum there is a big discussion and as I remember correctly, a few people have already scheduled their bikes for head change.

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #4103
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What kind of MPG are you folks getting with your Explorers?
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:18 PM   #4104
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What kind of MPG are you folks getting with your Explorers?
I can hardly make 40MPG. Last weekend went for VA mountains in group and was making about 48MPG


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Old 06-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #4105
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Well after 3 days turned into almost 2 weeks, I finally got my bike back.

Didn't realize how much Id miss it.

For the second time, my local shop overlooked something on finishing my bike. I left my truck down to make sure if I didn't have a ride before they closed id still have it.

So when I went back, had a little discussion with the service manager.

Bike sounds better. More triple, less rocks in the top of the motor, sound to her now. We'll see if it stays that way.

Havent ridden much to see if the new head will effect my mileage any.

My last highway trip I averaged around 47-48mph with the cruise set at 74 mph.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #4106
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I find its pretty easy to get close to 50, or maybe slightly over, under normal 65ish cruising. Go 80 against a 40 mph head wind though and it will drop below 30!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:05 PM   #4107
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Cannot save on gas on Explorer. Get a scooter for better mileage...


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Old 06-24-2013, 11:20 PM   #4108
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This announcement was made at the beginning of June.

Triumph have announced more colours for 2013.

The Explorer now adds Crystal White and Matt Graphite to its existing colour options of Graphite and Sapphire Blue. (Note Black has gone).

The XC version is not left out and that adds a clean looking Crystal White/Matt Graphite combination and a striking Matt Graphite scheme to its existing Matt Khaki Green options.

All colours are now available to order from your dealer.
I was in my local dealer on Saturday and they had a matt KTM-orange XC in.

Looked very nice.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:20 AM   #4109
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What kind of MPG are you folks getting with your Explorers?
I had my best mileage a week ago. 500 miles of highway and open mountain roads. I averaged 45mpg. The worst I've gotten is 38mpg commuting.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:15 AM   #4110
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I was in my local dealer on Saturday and they had a matt KTM-orange XC in.

Looked very nice.
Say what???

If all of you oversea gents could supply us yanks with some eyebrow raising pictures, we'd appreciate that!

I thought all we were getting over here in the states (2014) was Crystal white and Matte Graphite for the new colors/colours....
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