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. sinned

    sinned Been here awhile

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    WoW!.

    What impresses me the most about this post and the arse end, nope it aint that arse end, it is the fact that there are a wide range of arse ends in the photo. Some maxi scoots, amongst the pack. As a biker with several maxi scoots, a super tenere, plus a dragstar classic 1100, and K1100RS and a couple of other bikes all of which I ride, I just want to say this photo here represents all that is good about bikers or as it should be and that is it doesn't matter what you ride, just so long as you ride. Bravo!

    :freaky
  2. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  3. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Nice pics Voluhzia.
    It's snowing here today in SW Iowa. My TEX is all snuggled up under a sheet to keep the sawdust off her back. I did order a new Nelson Riggs cover for her yesterday. My wife will probably want her sheet back...

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  4. ZZ4Blazer

    ZZ4Blazer Been here awhile

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    Wish it would snow here. I hate the mid 30's/40 degree weather. Specially when its rainy. Too warm to snow, but too cold to do much. But, if it stays like this Im just gonna order my heated jacket early and ride through the winter. This is getting really annoying. Mid 50's but raining again today.

    Mine kept scratching at the door, so I had to let her in.... :rofl

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    Yes, Im single.
  5. KildareMan

    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    Fit tucano handlebar muffs. Those and the Triumph heated grips and I'm wearing summer gloves on the 800
  6. boatpuller

    boatpuller Been here awhile

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    Nice wood shop and wood shop equipment. I'm envious. Especially of the spacious shop.
  7. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Thanks. It's been a 30 year dream come true. Hopefully have it fully stocked with equipment by the time I retire. :D
  8. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  9. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Nice job. What video/camera/lens are you using and how is it mounted?

    Cheers,
    Jack
  10. shankopotomuss

    shankopotomuss n00b

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    the camera is a Drift with the standard mount it comes with
  11. Miriam

    Miriam Regal Rider

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    Real nice pics
  12. AtlantaDR

    AtlantaDR Anything on 2 Wheels

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    Posted this on the Explorer Forum, but thought this thread could use a bump up, so posting here too.

    A couple of months ago I scheduled a "ride-in" to the Corbin Factory in Hollister, CA. My goal was to get fitted for a seat that would give me the best characteristics of a Corbin, with the added value of some additional height for my 34" inseam. My first attempt was to have them add an 1 1/2 inches to their stock Corbin. Although the seat was extremely comfortable and my leg angle was great, the added height, combined with the extra width of the Corbin, made the reach to ground a little challenging. Reducing the height to 3/4 inches over stock, and a little trimming of the width gave me the reach to the ground, and still gave me a more relaxed leg angle. The other benefit was that the extra foam that was added was softer than their extremely firm base, giving me the best of both...a firm, solid foundation and a nice soft user interface, :)

    If you have the inseam that can handle this, I would highly recommend this set up. I can ride all day with this seat. The other good thing about the Corbin is that you get to keep your stock seat, so I will certainly recover much of the cost of this seat by selling it to another tall inmate if/when the Explorer gets sold or traded.

    Personal Stats: 6'2", 34" inseam, 52 year old who rides about 25K miles a year on The Explorer, V-Strom 650 and DR650.
  13. Pacific

    Pacific Left Coast Adventurer

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    I saw this post on the Explorer forum, and you've got me thinking seriously about the Corbin. I had a Russell on my last bike, and loved it, but the costs add up, with shipping both ways, plus the loss of the OEM seat. Do you have any pics of your seat? The pics on the Corbin site are very good, but I'd like to get a sense of the shape with the trimming, and also see the materials you chose.
  14. AtlantaDR

    AtlantaDR Anything on 2 Wheels

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    Here is the one picture that I have, and it is not great.

    I am in Atlanta and the TEX is in Los Angeles, so I will take some close-ups when I return in a couple of days.

    The touch surface is a traditional black leather, the sides are vinyl as they suggest, and I did not do any kind of welts. I like the smooth, clean feel of the bike without the bead.
  15. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  16. AtlantaDR

    AtlantaDR Anything on 2 Wheels

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    BTW, this pic was taken while I was at the Corbin factory. There was another rider there who had these GIVI boxes on his bike that he let me try on my Explorer. I have just been using the E-55 and the E-41's off of the V-Strom, but these boxes are pretty cool. They are sturdy and well-made, and look much more natural on the TEX than the rounded GIVI's.
  17. AtlantaDR

    AtlantaDR Anything on 2 Wheels

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    Voluhzia, Great pics from your SS-1000. Would be interested in how comfortable the bike was for 1000 miles. Stock seat was OK? Windshield? Reach to the handle bars?
  18. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Well, the standard seat, after 16000 miles in it, was OK. I had Touring screen with side deflectors from Powerbronze - no wind into chest. I have 20mm risers from SW-Motech... - my shoulders and hands themselves a little tired...


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  19. samson70

    samson70 Adventurer

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    hey guys. Was wondering if anyone else experienced on and off buzzing noise coming fom either hanlebars or in between handlebars down and forward? I cant put my finger on it as to where exactly its coming from, but it usually happens between 2 -4 rps. Only when i excellerate.
    Any ideas?
  20. samson70

    samson70 Adventurer

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    Just curious if you are experiencing any noise on sides of your helmet with your height? Dont know if its my helmet but when I push helmet in while in cruise control noise seems to diminish.
    Thanks:-)