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

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  1. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    You can install heated grips without removing the tank, just read the thread on it last night. You must be registered on the forum to see links and pictures.

    http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,1983.msg22354.html#msg22354

    And to remove the tank, walkthrough instructions here:

    http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,3132.0.html
  2. littlefield

    littlefield Been here awhile

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  3. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    I did, per instruction, without removing the tank...


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  4. ZZ4Blazer

    ZZ4Blazer Been here awhile

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    I was back and forth on ordering a gerbing vest before I left. Was kinda tight this month, but then found nobody had one in stock. Wasnt too worried till about wednesday before I left, when the expected weather changed dramatically. I will have a full jacket liner come spring now :rofl
  5. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Anyone have a russel day long saddle for their explorer ? Im thinking of using the winter down time and sending my saddle in to be redone by russel.
  6. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Is anyone aware of a luggage rack/plate that takes the place of the passenger seat? I am used to having a solo seat and a large top box there.
  7. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Jesse do one for the 800. Give them a call. Also Palmer products do a rack covering the pillion seat, again for the 800.
  8. ZZ4Blazer

    ZZ4Blazer Been here awhile

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    What is the reason? They made the rear platform even with the pass seat for that reason.
  9. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    I'd like to see a one-two gallon auxiliary tank in place of rear seat locking as the rear seat with flat top even with rear rack...


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  10. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    I wrote to Jesse and they said there was no comparable part for the 1200 Explorer, but I do have to wonder if the 800 Tiger part will fit.

    I have a large Jesse topcase, now out of production, that needs to be securely mounted in the passenger seat position.
  11. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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    Almost at 10K on the 1200 without any issues. The only oddity it the front and rear tire wore out close to the same time and it's usually 2 rears to a front for me.

    Did the Cherohala Skyway back on November 2nd. Lots of ice and snow in the higher elevations and the back roads. 365 miles for the day and 75 of those were dirt.

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  12. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    I just got mine this last week. I went with the velour cover that will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer and it doesn't rain much here in sunny NM.
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  13. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Looks great Doc. Can I ask what it set you back?
  14. littlefield

    littlefield Been here awhile

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    Okay, in the instructions it looked like they wanted you to route the wires through the frame somehow on the way to the connector. I didn't do that.
  15. Seacoast-Rob

    Seacoast-Rob Adventurer

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    I'll be ordering mine in a few weeks. Got in on the group buy that started on the vulcan bagger forums
  16. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Yep, just like on the picture in the instruction - have to drop right side panel.


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  17. littlefield

    littlefield Been here awhile

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    The routing on page 6, step 4 of the instructions is what I didn't accomplish. I didn't remove the plastic headstock infill panel and gave up pretty quick on trying the thread the wires inside the frame with the tank on. I'll have the tank off eventually and will do it then.
  18. ZZ4Blazer

    ZZ4Blazer Been here awhile

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    Anyone added some tunes yet? Or to any of their rides not standard with a radio? I love having some good cruising music, but my ear buds drive me nuts after a few hours. I might try mocking up some speakers to use off of an mp3 source down under the dash. Theres a suprising amount of room down there even at full lock of the forks
  19. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    $702 w/rain covers and shipping.

  20. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    My tunes come out of my Zumo 550 to my Starcomm and then to my helmet headset. I can also run my iphone using the line out of the Zumo to the Starcom.