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Old 01-05-2014, 04:57 AM   #4531
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Price???

Ok guys I found a plain black 2013 exp. $13400 usd How does that stack up to what everyone is hearing? Thanks for any info! Dave
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:26 PM   #4532
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Ok guys I found a plain black 2013 exp. $13400 usd How does that stack up to what everyone is hearing? Thanks for any info! Dave
Is that new or used? I paid ~$12k for a lightly used 2012 black non-exp with a heated grips and hand guards about a year ago, if memory serves.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:52 PM   #4533
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Is that new or used? I paid ~$12k for a lightly used 2012 black non-exp with a heated grips and hand guards about a year ago, if memory serves.
Brand new with bags and arrow exhaust 2013 standard exp 16.2 otd not bad for 9.9% tax that's what I paid just FYI
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:59 PM   #4534
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Brand new with bags and arrow exhaust 2013 standard exp 16.2 otd not bad for 9.9% tax that's what I paid just FYI
9.9% sales tax That sucks hard.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:17 PM   #4535
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I snagged a black 2012 with hand guards, crash bars and rox with 7k on it for 11500 cash

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Old 01-13-2014, 08:45 PM   #4536
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:07 PM   #4537
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9.9% sales tax That sucks hard.
Yea....Gotta love the PNW seattle area Fuckers

Just did the first service and found out I cant turn the service reminder light off dealer only thing.....Dude weak
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:01 PM   #4538
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Just bought a 2013 Gray last Friday. Absolutely brilliant machine. This is my first big adventure touring bike. I had been eyeing the Tiger 800 but when I went to the Triumph dealer they were really pushing the 1200. They basically had too many of them and I ended up OTD under MSRP with almost a thousand in accessories.

As stoked as I am on the deal, I'm even more so on the ride! This thing rips! It handles an absolute treat in the suburbs and the highway. Gobs of torque and silky smooth engine. My only niggles so far are the super wide foot pegs making stop lights a bit difficult and an ever so slight vibe in the bars. Could probably be calmed with some simple bar inserts.

I was really blown away by how this bike handles. I'm coming from a Street Triple and a KTM dirtbike. The Explorer handles just as easy as them if not more so than the STR. I really like that it falls into turns then is just rock solid mid-turn. It was actually hilarious how small and high strung (in a good way, I love the STR) the smaller Street felt after riding the Explorer.

As for comparing the 800 to the Explorer, absolutely no contest. The roadie 800 is way too tight, feels too similar to the Street Triple, except doesn't have the nuclear top end of the smaller 675 engine. Its throttle felt clunky and I just wasn't impressed with the overall package. Now maybe I would have felt differently if I hadn't just test rode the Explorer:)

So yeah. Only a smidgen over 100 miles on the new beast and loving it. Might have to take this one to Cali for a road trip and Charleston in the spring. Distance trips for sure!
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:42 AM   #4539
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Yea....Gotta love the PNW seattle area Fuckers

Just did the first service and found out I cant turn the service reminder light off dealer only thing.....Dude weak
Get the Dealer Tool software and cable. It's pretty cheap and has a lot of capabilities including resetting the wrench indicator.

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Old 01-15-2014, 06:51 AM   #4540
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This bike has gotten me into and out of every trouble I can throw at it. Bought it in 2012 Jan, Rode it everywhere I can think of between Pennsylvania and Rhode Island :) ~12K miles and counting.

One north'easter snowstorm
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I ride it every single day, back and to the office, from Brooklyn to Manhattan. I would not trust my life on any other bike in this town :)

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The absolute best bike - comparing it directly to GS 1200 all variations of the last 5 years. I have half the Westchester Beemers MC drooling over the bike every time I meet them - hilarious :)
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:38 AM   #4541
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Get the Dealer Tool software and cable. It's pretty cheap and has a lot of capabilities including resetting the wrench indicator.

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Can I just order from triumph? Link?
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:58 AM   #4542
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Can I just order from triumph? Link?

Its a third party in the UK:

http://dealertoolcouk.ipage.com/

I got my package in about a week.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:26 AM   #4543
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Yea....Gotta love the PNW seattle area Fuckers
Well, to be fair, WA has no income tax.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:45 PM   #4544
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Tps

There seems to be some issue with the TPS causing stalls, replaced by Triumph only to repeat a few thousand miles later. I saw a post over at RAT, I think, and the author stated it is the exact same item that caused the exact same problem on previous Yamaha FJR1300 models a few years (?) back. Yet I also have read it is made in Germany and has been a problem for several autos. More importantly my question is this: are the newer 2014 models sporting a better TPS?

Question two concerns the Trophy vs. Explorer. There are reported electrical problems with the Trophy, bad battery it seems, yet some are having issues even with a new battery installed which leads to another dead battery. Giving that the Trophy has many more gizmos than does the Explorer I'm assuming therein lies the problem, so does the Explorer have any issues concerning the electrics?

Thanks for assurances. Or warnings.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:08 PM   #4545
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There seems to be some issue with the TPS causing stalls, replaced by Triumph only to repeat a few thousand miles later. I saw a post over at RAT, I think, and the author stated it is the exact same item that caused the exact same problem on previous Yamaha FJR1300 models a few years (?) back. Yet I also have read it is made in Germany and has been a problem for several autos. More importantly my question is this: are the newer 2014 models sporting a better TPS?

Question two concerns the Trophy vs. Explorer. There are reported electrical problems with the Trophy, bad battery it seems, yet some are having issues even with a new battery installed which leads to another dead battery. Giving that the Trophy has many more gizmos than does the Explorer I'm assuming therein lies the problem, so does the Explorer have any issues concerning the electrics?

Thanks for assurances. Or warnings.
There have been a few minor electrical gremlins reported on the T.E. forum, but they're few & far between. I just read a posting on the TPS thread listed there earlier today where someone had the Throttle Sensor replaced and was asking the tech if it was new & improved. He was told it was the same part # and looked identical to the old one, so it sounds like the new 14 models may have issues also. I've not had the issue with mine, which I brought home in May of "12". My dealer had sold several TEX's and as of a couple months ago had not had any TPS problems reported...

OK, forget what I just wrote about the TPS. Just got off the T.E. site and read the latest on another TPS thread & it says there is now a new part #...
http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.....html#msg89984
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