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Old 06-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #4096
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No, my service manager made it seem like nothing was done other than transfer parts to the new heads, and reassemble.










When he called back, Triumph informed him that "bad gas" caused this, and that its pretty common on the explorers and the thunderbirds. That upon investigation, that has been their findings. That he was to media blast them, and reinstall the valves.

So, bad gas, on a motor with 7300 mi caused the intake valves to look like this? How are they gonna look in another 10k miles, 30k more miles?

Im pretty upset and was arguing with the service manager that his was unacceptable.

Sounds like maybe you should consider changing where you buy gas. I had twice as many miles as you and the dealer said "keep doing what ever you are doing" the valves looked like new and had no deposits . Used Chevron 87 octane almost exclusively, when ever it was not available, looked for another of the "top tier" brands. http://www.toptiergas.com/

I also give her a little extra snort of Techtron maybe every two-three months.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:08 AM   #4097
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I had read on the Tiger forum that the shim bucket pockets in the head are slightly over sized on affected units.

I have 2k miles on mine and I can hear a little noise (not sure I'd call it abnormal though). I am in the VIN range too.

My plan is to ride the crap out of it for at least a year before I worry about it.
I have nearly 11k on mine.....and exactly the same thinking...it's doing 4k round Europe this summer and loads more before the warranty runs out....I'll make a decision over winter, when it's more likely to be laid up.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:50 AM   #4098
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There was a white one in the local dealers. Very nice too. Think it's a 2014 colour scheme.
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, 02:08 PM   #4099
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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, 05:18 PM   #4100
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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, 08:12 PM   #4101
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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, 02:36 AM   #4102
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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, 05:52 AM   #4103
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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, 04:46 AM   #4104
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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, 07:08 AM   #4105
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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, 01:28 PM   #4106
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What kind of MPG are you folks getting with your Explorers?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #4107
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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, 06:30 PM   #4108
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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, 08:42 PM   #4109
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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, 09:05 PM   #4110
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Cannot save on gas on Explorer. Get a scooter for better mileage...


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