The 1200 Tiger Explorer Mega Thread

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by dutchie, Sep 17, 2010.

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Explorer or Explorer/XC

  1. Explorer

  2. Explorer/xc

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  1. Garyrr

    Garyrr n00b

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    Cangradulations....I have the same color beast on order. Just got my vin assigned today. 2 more weeks :(::(: I heard Triumph last minute redesigned the tank and thats why these bikes are late. They were to big and bulbous looking. I just saw a show that was taped about 8 months ago and the host was at the Triumph plant and we has talking about the new Explorer model having a huge gas tank and 115 hp. Sounds like Triumph did the right thing and bumped up HP and made her look better. I have a Speed Triple and despite the weight the bike is just as fast...too me anyway.

    Good luck with her!!! :clap

    Would you mind PMing me with your deal when you have time. I want to see what the dealers are charging for the launch pack.

    Thanks..
  2. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Just got a call from my dealer here - got the same price info.
  3. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    :spam

    Isn't this why there's a vendor's forum?
  4. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    She's a beauty TMT! No word yet from my dealer...
  5. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Congrats!

    This will be a big success for Triumph. They know they can't out-sell BMW, but they can sell-out of the Tiger 1200.
  6. bogman

    bogman Adventurer

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    27% of all new bike sales in the UK during March were Explorers (or so ive been told)

    Whats the best way to remove those stickers from the tank without leaving residue :ear
  7. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    Wondering the same, but I've always had good luck with a heat gun. Just don't get it hot enough to burn the paint or burn up the decal.
  8. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Really? Are you sure that is not for Triumph's only?

    Warm them with a hair dryer ... slowly. Let them get quite warm. Then carefully peel off. Something like GOO GONE can help with sticky residue ... or WD40. Clean residue while still warm.
  9. bogman

    bogman Adventurer

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    According to Dublin Triumph last Saturday.......the Explorer, some percentage for sure, thanks for the hints regarding the sticker, will remove them tomorrow
  10. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    I just sent my dealer a link to this page :D:D:D

    That way he knows that I know Explorers are here and that people are getting the SE pack for $16999!

    Don't you love the internet :evil
  11. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    You're the first to suggest the Explorer's motor features a cassette gearbox, with all the well deserved horn blowing Triumph's been up to in it's press releases, I think they would have mentioned a "detail" such as this... :hmmmmm :dunno

    Colour me sceptical... :wink:

    996DL
  12. Too Many Toys

    Too Many Toys Adventure Poseur

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    When I picked mine up today the service tech came out JUST to tell me about the cassette gearbox. His words were "pull these bolts & you can have the complete tranny out in 10 minutes". So maybe its so? Does seem funny on a non-sport bike.

  13. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    moggi who is your dealer ?
  14. Garyrr

    Garyrr n00b

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    WD-40 or Goo Gone work great for removing stickers...
  15. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    1st to post a parts diagram wins a prize, but if Triumph dealer techs are touting a cassette gearbox, they should know. That'll sell even more Explorers to motorheads, nice feature if that's the case. :thumb

    Colour me caught off guard. :shog :lol3

    996DL
  16. Croak

    Croak Been here awhile

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    Might even make some production economy sense too, if they have plans to put that motor in a chain-drive bike as well (Speed Triple 1200, for instance).
  17. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I know I look like a dumb ass, but I try not to spew bad info. I hate that.
    I guess nobody else has specific differences.
  18. ssevy

    ssevy Been here awhile

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    Dumb?
  19. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Yes, that's me. I can't type either.
  20. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

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    Wow! That is too cool! Means if someone was doing lots of off road or a RTW trip, they may be able to swap in a gear box with lower gearing ratios. I wonder if Triumph or the aftermarket might address this possibility some time in the future?? :ear

    If you follow BMW GS forums ... one of the long running and consistent complaints (they have A LOT) is the idea that gearing cannot be changed without a big expense. Almost no one ever does it. (a custom rear drive and trans would have to be built). Many of those guys have wanted low range gear box and can't get it. Handling a big, heavy bike off road is much easier with very low gears ... especially 1st and 2nd ... with a nice tall 6th.