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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  2. Explorer/xc

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  1. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    That seems like a really bad idea, lets take all the crap that the filter just trapped and blow it all back into a clean gas tank. Screwy idea.
  2. NonDairyCreamer

    NonDairyCreamer incomprehensible

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    But it is not a clean gas tank, it has debris which is clogging the filter. Why not clear the filter and let the crude settle to the bottom of the tank? This happens in all gas tanks regardless of what kind of filter is in use, sand, rust, paint, etc., all sink and settle. And this modification is intended for riders in third world conditions where gas is often purchased from soda bottles that were filled from old oil drums. It is a solution that works. The tank can be flushed out at the end of the year or end of the ride. In my early years with dirt bikes I would clean the petcock screens when they clogged and reinstalled. I didn't bother to flush the tank because it did not make any practical difference, the screen worked and I might clear it again the next season.
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    In the middle of nowhere it might be all you can do to get going. Every gas tank has crap in it.
  4. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Changing gears for a bit here, but is anyone aware of a prefilter for the TEX air filter yet? I'm getting ready to check mine out & it would be nice to install a prefilter if one's available.
  5. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Have a look at the parts diagrams for the Tiger 800 and TEX and see what the air box and snorkel look like. Maybe the UNI prefilter from Aus for the Tiger 800 will fit.
  6. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Thanks bross. I'll check it out.
  7. GarrettRB

    GarrettRB Bike Nerd

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    You can see the intake here. I used to clean my sfv650's air filter once in a while. It was so simple to get to. With the TEX the whole gas tank has to be removed to get to the filter. This beast is fun to ride but a PITA to work on.


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  8. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  9. BurgerDave

    BurgerDave n00b

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    Colour as purchased. Painted by Dream Machine.

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    More pics/details in my blog (clicky here) if anyone's interested :D

    Love the bike so far... Considering a Madstad screen at the moment... Undecided.
  10. Clydeman

    Clydeman Adventurer

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    Dave,

    The orange paint is stunning! It really works well on the Explorer. Hopefully by the time I'm ready to buy mine, Triumph will have some different options for paint color. Like red, orange, or yellow.:D
  11. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Planing my first big road trip for this year - my longest so far was up to Laguna Seca last year for MotoGp (approx. 800 miles round trip). This time I'm estimating 3k round trip; destination Circuit of The Americas to see the V8 Supercars race in the Austin 400, May 17-18

    I'm only allocating eight days to get there and back, so I'm thinking the route will need to be fairly direct. Still, it should be fun and this will be my first time to Texas.

    Anybody else in the area planing on being there?

    Any tips, suggestion on places to stay and things that are a 'must see/do'?

    Hmmm, guess I'm going to have to sample some Texas style BBQ while I'm there.
  12. sleepyOwl

    sleepyOwl Long timer

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    Here's the red one. (not mine)

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  13. BurgerDave

    BurgerDave n00b

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    Pidcocks the dealer I bought mine from are just down the road from the Triumph factory and Dream Machine... not sure if there's any other connection but they've supplied Tex's in a number of different colours...

    Orange and red as already posted, but I've also seen green, white and a smoke/red blend. I imagine they'd do any colour you want.
  14. Clydeman

    Clydeman Adventurer

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    Red looks great, as well. Now, who's got a picture of a yellow one? Or any other color. Maybe Triumph will get the hint.:D
  15. Clydeman

    Clydeman Adventurer

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    This thread seems to have slowed a bit so I'm guessing interest in the bike has leveled off somewhat? Inventory is good in the Chicago area so Triumph must be cranking them out. My local Dealer( MCC in Villa Park ) has invited me back for a test ride at their beautiful new facility and you can bet I'm going to take them up on their offer. The bike fits me perfectly and is so damm impressive in person. Can't wait for the weather to break. :D
  16. BurgerDave

    BurgerDave n00b

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    http://www.pidcock.com/triumph/triumph-custom-paint-schemes/tiger-explorer.htm

    That'll show you green, white, orange and smoke red... I have some better quality pics of a couple...

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    It's not really an expensive bike to change the colour on... not a lot of coloured bodywork... spray or wrap.
  17. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    It will be worth the wait. Don't forget to bring your checkbook... :D
  18. littlefield

    littlefield Been here awhile

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    Austin is on the edge of the hill country with some good riding west of there. Easy to find info on the net, check Twisted Sisters. Lonestar Motorcycle Museum in Vanderpool is worth a stop, open on weekends only. Lots of good food, including interesting street vendors, in Austin. Also, plenty of night life on 6th St.
  19. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Austin looks interesting.

    If you ride to Vanderpool you might whip through Blanco and then Bandera which claims to be the cowboy Mecca of Texas. Longhorn Saloon is fun in a Texas saloon sort of way.

    Both Austin and Boerne (north of San Antonio and on the way to Bandera) have combined BMW/Triumph dealers.

    From Vanderpool you are maybe 100 miles to the border crossings at Eagle Pass and Del Rio.

    I've been staying with some friends in Utopia (near Vanderpool) when I'm not working. Would happily show you the sights but, alas, I expect to be working down in the oil patch during that period of time.

    Have fun!


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  20. sleepyOwl

    sleepyOwl Long timer

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