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Old 10-15-2013, 04:12 AM   #4366
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Did they tell you exactly how much your valves were out?(I'm assuming that is what was causing the noise)
He didn't say how much but he did say they needed to be adjusted. It was the 10k maintenance so they also did the special cam adjustment too.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:43 AM   #4367
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Hello Jon,

Yeah I got the plain 2inch risers and was attempting to install them last week and all the bundled cables going up to the left switch were loose enough but the clutch the way it is set up on mine has only about a 1-1 1/2" of straight pull and has no room for any turning of the handlebars.
Just to verify my clutch cable goes; along with the electrical wiring; down thru the wire retaining bar, around the front of the steering head, and under the rightside plastic fascia for the fuel tank correct?
That's correct. I just went out & looked and even though I've got plenty of slack, I reached up behind the driving light & grabbed the cable where it goes into the rectangle hole in the plastic fascia and tugged on it very lightly. I pulled up a good inch of slack and it still is free to move where it goes through that hole. Maybe yours is hung up or twisted around some of the wires @ that part of the harness...
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #4368
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That's correct. I just went out & looked and even though I've got plenty of slack, I reached up behind the driving light & grabbed the cable where it goes into the rectangle hole in the plastic fascia and tugged on it very lightly. I pulled up a good inch of slack and it still is free to move where it goes through that hole. Maybe yours is hung up or twisted around some of the wires @ that part of the harness...
Yeh, Jon I think it probably is. The cable has no give at that point you mentioned. I probably got the cable router on his OFF day

I suppose I'm going to have to pull all the rightside plastic off to get a view of where the problem is. I'll try it when I get back from FLorida next week, and report back.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:25 AM   #4369
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Hi guys
I am not a Tiger rider, but I took these pictures of a friend of mine and I thought you guys might enjoy seeing them.
Six of us rode out to Moab last Thursday and rode the W.R.T.
Mike had no off roading experience before this trip.
He was a long time H.D. guy and before a trip to Ouray last June I talked him into going to a Triumph dealer and we test road the 1200s.
I just knew if I could get him to test ride one and realize there was life after H. D.s he would like it.
Well the night before we were to leave for Ouray, Co. he calls me up and said come see what I have here at home.
He rode out to Moab with us but had no intention of getting off road.
He must learn fast. But he has the right bike to learn on.

I hope you don't mind me budding in on your thread.
Thanks Steve







I have a R.R. over on the XTZ site.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #4370
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Great pics. Love the first one! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:53 AM   #4371
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Hey phy50, here's another thing you may want to check out...

http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.....html#msg83022
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #4372
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Hey all...new to ADV. I'm picking a '13 explorer tonight. I know...threads are no good without pics. I just wanted to say I'm in for the fun. I've been through the super bike and Harley stage. Time to get something more utilitarian. I'm psyched and it looks like there's an awesome crowd on here.

Anything you guys suggest that I watch out for or need to do in the break-in period? I'm looking at accessorizing, so that'll come pretty soon as well.

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #4373
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Hey phy50, here's another thing you may want to check out...

http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.....html#msg83022
Yeah, I'll look at entire route and interfering cables when I pull the body work, when I get back from my trip south.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #4374
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Hey all...new to ADV. I'm picking a '13 explorer tonight. I know...threads are no good without pics. I just wanted to say I'm in for the fun. I've been through the super bike and Harley stage. Time to get something more utilitarian. I'm psyched and it looks like there's an awesome crowd on here.

Anything you guys suggest that I watch out for or need to do in the break-in period? I'm looking at accessorizing, so that'll come pretty soon as well.

Cheers,

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First of all, welcome & congratulations on your purchase of a World Class motorcycle!

Like any other new engine, just avoid lugging it and vary your speed. I took mine out, on the evening I picked her up, on a stretch of interstate that has very little traffic and varied my speed from about 55 to 85 using a lot of engine braking and running in 4th, 5th, and 6th gears. I rode it for 130 miles that way the first night. I didn't even use my CC until it had 500 miles on it except once just to see if it worked. Also check the VIN # on it to see if it has the new style head. Feel free to PM me if you haven't heard about the head issue. No use boring everyone here who already knows about it.

One more thing. If you don't like the stock shield, there's only one brand name you need to know. Madstad.

You're going to love your new TEX...
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #4375
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First of all, welcome & congratulations on your purchase of a World Class motorcycle!

Like any other new engine, just avoid lugging it and vary your speed. I took mine out, on the evening I picked her up, on a stretch of interstate that has very little traffic and varied my speed from about 55 to 85 using a lot of engine braking and running in 4th, 5th, and 6th gears. I rode it for 130 miles that way the first night. I didn't even use my CC until it had 500 miles on it except once just to see if it worked. Also check the VIN # on it to see if it has the new style head. Feel free to PM me if you haven't heard about the head issue. No use boring everyone here who already knows about it.

One more thing. If you don't like the stock shield, there's only one brand name you need to know. Madstad.

You're going to love your new TEX...
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On the breakin, ride it like you stole it. Rode my TEX XC off the lot into the sunset, was back the next morning for its 500 mile service.


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Old 10-16-2013, 08:29 PM   #4376
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First of all, welcome & congratulations on your purchase of a World Class motorcycle!

Like any other new engine, just avoid lugging it and vary your speed. I took mine out, on the evening I picked her up, on a stretch of interstate that has very little traffic and varied my speed from about 55 to 85 using a lot of engine braking and running in 4th, 5th, and 6th gears. I rode it for 130 miles that way the first night. I didn't even use my CC until it had 500 miles on it except once just to see if it worked. Also check the VIN # on it to see if it has the new style head. Feel free to PM me if you haven't heard about the head issue. No use boring everyone here who already knows about it.

One more thing. If you don't like the stock shield, there's only one brand name you need to know. Madstad.

You're going to love your new TEX...
Thank you Jon, I will check the VIN and PM you. I haven't heard about it yet either! I'm in the middle of med school classes and get up before 5 to work so I couldn't take it out for a long ride, but I did make sure to vary the speed and also managed to embarrass myself at a light and stall the thing because I was in 2nd gear.

I was very pleased with the overall experience with the dealer. They were top notch, very friendly (as they should be if you are spending $14k on a new bike), but the one thing that sort of annoyed me is that they didn't fill up the gas tank. I mean...let's be honest, it's not a really big tank and I just forked over pretty much all the money I have to expend. Okay...rant over.

I'm 6'3" and the stock windshield seems a bit short to tell you the truth. The top of it is right in my line of sight, so I will probably look into your suggestion.

Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:29 PM   #4377
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On the breakin, ride it like you stole it. Rode my TEX XC off the lot into the sunset, was back the next morning for its 500 mile service.


Thanks! I can't wait for a long ride this weekend. I'm hoping to hit the white mountains with the wife for the day on Saturday.

Cheers!
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #4378
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This thread needed a new picture..



Or two..

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Old 10-17-2013, 04:19 AM   #4379
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Hey all...new to ADV. I'm picking a '13 explorer tonight. I know...threads are no good without pics. I just wanted to say I'm in for the fun. I've been through the super bike and Harley stage. Time to get something more utilitarian. I'm psyched and it looks like there's an awesome crowd on here.

Anything you guys suggest that I watch out for or need to do in the break-in period? I'm looking at accessorizing, so that'll come pretty soon as well.

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This thread needed a new picture.


Shouldn't the Tiger be first
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