My Triumph Tiger Explorer

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  1. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    Front end mods done and my bike is finally on the road.
    What a blast to ride!! 20170910_095312.jpg 20170910_095240.jpg 20170910_095230.jpg 20170907_160233.jpg

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  2. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Nixie Me

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    Saw it today. Very impressive in person.
    I hid my Soviet metal in the shade.
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  3. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Very well done. I owned a Tex. Great engine.
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  4. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    Bill Brown had a very good turn out for his Sidecar Event today. Quite a few very interesting rigs!!!

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  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    :clap:clap:clap
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  6. bigheadsnake

    bigheadsnake n00b

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    no spare tire on the back?
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  7. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Very impressive! Gorgeous rig, and I always love Claude and his team's work.

    But they say "there's one in every crowd", and I'm often that one. It's the details, man...
    [​IMG]

    It would drive me crazy to not have the bolts match! It might not need 4 grade 8 bolts to mount the brake calipers, but they do need to be all plated or all black!
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  8. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    The bolts all match now. It was still being fabricated and I had not made the parts run.
    It also has a rattle can paint job. This winter after everything is run in it will all get powdercoated.
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  9. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Beautiful rig !
    How much clearance under the under body gas tank ?
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  10. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    What is the deal with the umbrella--is that mounted on the bike? Or is it actually sitting on the ground and we just can't see the base?
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  11. kshansen

    kshansen kshansen

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    Well this must be a big crowd as I to would "need" to have the bolts match! But on closer look the upper(plated one) does not appear to have the spacer installed yet so maybe we could cut him some slack thinking that it was just there for a "crude" mock-up!

    In the "finished" assembled picture it does appear to have "proper matched" bolts on the mounts!
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  12. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    Umbrella is in a pipe mounted to the bike.
    I'm working on an attachment to the right pannier to carry it folded up.

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  13. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    Just under 5 inches with 8 gallon of gas in the aux tank.

    Pole mount for umbrella shown but claude undersized it so I put a 3 foot piece of 2 inch aluminum tubing over in because the umbrella shafts is 1 1/2 inch. 20170913_180401.jpg 20170913_180223.jpg

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  14. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    My proposed umbrella mount.
    30 inches of PVC pipe painted black and attached to the pannier. 20170913_182619.jpg 20170913_182602.jpg 20170913_182540.jpg

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  15. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Ground clearance is an overrated feature ! One one tries off pavement min maintenance roads you quickly learn they are big heavy one wheel drive rigs that are clumsy as hell ! But to tell the truth I miss mine !
    [​IMG]
    Picking a good line and not sliding into the ruts !
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  16. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    My Bonneville high centers on speed bumps.
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  17. BWeber

    BWeber Been here awhile

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    Just got back from a 550 mile round trip from Kansas City to central Iowa. My fuel transfer system worked out great.
    I used a timing relay on the fuel transfer pump between the auxiliary tank in the hack and my main fuel tank. The timing relay ended up not being that consistent between cycles so each time I hit the start button it adds 1/4 to 1/3 tank of gas to the main tank. I just drove along and pushed the fuel button every time the gas guage got below 1/2 tank. If I forgot the low fuel warning light came on and I give it 2 cycles of fuel transfer. Somewhere under 300 miles nonstop I needed to fill both main and aux tanks again.
    I don't know what the rest of you do but it was sure nice knowing I just press the button and get gas in an amount that would not overflow the tank and it shuts itself off.

    My son who was riding his 1050 with me had to remind me when he was running out of gas as it's easy to forget those riding with you.

    Averaged 27.5 mpg with the cruse control set at 78mph.
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