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. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    That's impressive for going to Starbucks,:lol3 but on wet rides, the lack of a front fender will make a mess of the rider, especially when it comes up thru the fork tunnel around the cockpit.. I've always likes black pipes and headers, nice look :thumb
  2. rc51owner

    rc51owner Been here awhile

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    Anyone know what screen that is? Cut-down original?

    Cheers,

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  3. gregdee

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    Anyone using a bike cover to cover their bike while at work or at night while traveling?
  4. gregdee

    gregdee Motocampist

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    Sweet as :evil
  5. ellig

    ellig Adventurer

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    I like the little rack at the passenger seat's position. Is there some more information available? Thanks.
  6. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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  7. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    I don't have it but would like to get something very small when packed


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  8. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    What's keeping the front brakeline off the front tire?
  9. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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  10. ZZ4Blazer

    ZZ4Blazer Been here awhile

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    :pimp

    Loving the paint matched/murdered out look. Might have to have the silver bits done one winter.
  11. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  12. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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  13. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Yes, I would agree, but I commute every day and will remove for trips... Just 3 screws - bracket can stay attached. It was the choice of quick removal...


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  14. Tropical Bird

    Tropical Bird From the front line

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    Have had mine for about 3 days now.

    Fantastic.


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    I am 5 10, average build, and I found that the stock seat on the high setting meant that I could only get one foot on the ground when stopped at lights. No problem on a 110 kg dirt bike....on a 260 kg bike...not so good...

    :lol3

    Seat on low position makes the bike MUCH easier to move around the garage/park, etc. No problem with leg length - as my other bike is a Street triple R, and the TEx feels like the Queen Mary... :D

    I installed 2 inch ROX risers today - fantastic! Make the bike very comfortable - the bars are about 40mm back and 20mm higher than stock now.

    The engine/drivetrain/gearbox are peerless, as others have said.

    The FI and the fly by wire throttle are wonderful.

    The cruise control - every touring bike should have one! Great fun to wave at other bikes with your right hand...:wink:

    I have the stock screen - it is OK on the lowest position, but I am still not happy with it.

    Madstad on the way.

    The bike came with the factory panniers (Triumph Australia include them now...:clap). They work very well, and do not leave any frames, etc when you remove them. Neat.
  15. gregdee

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    I have come down with a severe case of Farkleitis Maximus. I was away on a trip for work and when I came home last night it seems that Santa Jesse and some elves from TT came to visit, albeit a bit late for Xmas. I have it on good authority that there are also some PP elves on their way over the pond. Pick up my new ride in T minus 32 minutes, but who's counting?

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  16. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    You don't sound the least bit excited.:lol3
  17. gregdee

    gregdee Motocampist

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    I only live about 10 minutes from my dealer but somehow my ride home involved 76 miles of dirt, mud, snow, some twisties, and an overwhelming sense of "OK, now I really got to figure out where I am going to mount my radar detector". This ain't no Mutli Strada but it's plenty fast to go double the speed limit on most any road. The speedo's hard to see standing up but I know I saw 67 mph at one point - and that was flying across the desert in the dirt:wink:

    Here's a taste of things to come. Tomorrow will be spent farkling in the morning followed but a nice afternoon ride once it warms back up. Stay tuned...
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  18. element6

    element6 Adventurer

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    Where can I get more info on this model, particularly the tires?

    Thanks,
    Dave


  19. Voluhzia

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  20. element6

    element6 Adventurer

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    They look a lot like Kenda Big-blocks, but not quite. Also look something like IRC Battle Rally's but not quite. Metzeler Karoo T's come close as well.
    I've looked at the FB pictures and can't find one that shows enough sidewall for clear identification.

    Was hoping someone recognized them.

    Dave

    It's not clear to me either: is this someone's personal ride, or a styling exercise by a design house?