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. Fasttrak

    Fasttrak Captain Crash

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    Pretty certain option one is going to be the route I take. I have most of the parts on hand and the only downside is it might be tougher to sell on secondary market and for that, I could care less. I really do not want to move the parts any further away from each other than they already are, plenty of space in there and sort of defeats the purpose of controlling the air-gap with the robo brackets by having more space being added to make parts fit. four 6mm x 6 or 8mm button head cap screws with some nyloc nuts should suffice. The only downside is you'll have to remove the entire mounting plate to remove the robo brackets and that is not so much a negative in my book.
  2. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    :*sip* Well I hope it works:Dand afterward you can do a step-by-step:dhorse
  3. GarrettRB

    GarrettRB Bike Nerd

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    Has anyone put a Jesse top box on their TEX yet? How was the installation? Does it make a good backrest for the passenger?
  4. ZZ4Blazer

    ZZ4Blazer Been here awhile

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    Any suggestions on supporting the bike/front end without the wheels? Centerstand easily supports rear. But the majority of the weight is on the front end on the stand.

    After 11k miles on the stockers, its time to replace the tires. Im just gonna pull them myself and drop them with the new tires off at dealer for mounting.

    Usually you'd just support it off the skidplate/frame.
  5. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    I just put all panniers on a toolbox on rear whole removing the front wheel... Then just shove small cooler under the forks while I change tire


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  6. GarrettRB

    GarrettRB Bike Nerd

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    I put mine on the center stand, then put a bunch of weight on the rear rack to lift the front up and a stool under the plastic skid plate.
  7. ongrade

    ongrade Been here awhile

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    I use a couple ratchet straps to the rafters to hold the front up. But if you don't have an available warm body or a hell of a luggage load you're screwed on the roadside with a flat.
  8. motor_psycho

    motor_psycho Adventurer

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    Has anyone tried to add more spacers between the Cee Bailey and the bracket on the bike? I see that some riders have put spacers of 20mm or 30mm on the OEM screen and reported good results. I just got a 23" Cee and am going to try it out. I see that there are some supplied 20mm spacers from them. I can see how the Madstad windshield works. Sure are a lot of aftermarket screens for this bike. Givi, Triumph, Calsci, etc. My short OEM screen gives nice clean air but I'm getting ready for winter riding (in Flatlandistan) and trying to find a bubble of calm (calmer) air.
  9. Brian06

    Brian06 Been here awhile

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    I have the Odyssey top box installed. My wife says the top box is great as a backrest. You could probably make it even more comfortable by adding some sort of padding to the back of the box.
  10. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    Did you get it back yet, and if so, how does it sound?

    My head is getting pretty nasty sounding and I'm just shy of 7K miles. Originally I thought I'd wait until next winter and get it done then, which will be just towards the end of warranty, but now I think its going to happen sooner than later.
  11. ZZ4Blazer

    ZZ4Blazer Been here awhile

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    Mine was right around 7k mi also when I had mine replaced. Didn't realize how loud it was till I rode across the parking lot with my helmet halfway off.


    I strung the front of the bike up from the little loft in my garage. I was thinking there was a lot more weight on the front end with it on the centerstand. Ive got a pull up bar I made out of pipe bolted to the loft. If it can hold my weight, the 50 lbs or so to hold the front end with the wheel off would be no problem.

    Quite easy removing the wheels. Metzler NEXT mounted up. I thought my EXP's were great tires. These are supposed to be even better. Hopefully Ill get another 10K miles otta these tires too.
  12. GarrettRB

    GarrettRB Bike Nerd

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    I didn't have my head replaced, I had the regular 10k maintenance and that made my engine much quieter.
  13. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    GarrettRB,

    Did they tell you exactly how much your valves were out?(I'm assuming that is what was causing the noise):ear
  14. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    General question,

    Anyone here reroute the clutch cable to get an extra 2 inches to mount a Rox Riser or other handlebar extender?:ear If so did you just disconnect the cable at the reservoir and which way did you route it?
  15. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    I've got 2" ROX Risers on mine & didn't have to reroute the cable at all. It's not a bit snug. :D
  16. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Hello Jon,

    Yeah I got the plain 2inch risers and was attempting to install them last week and all the bundled cables going up to the left switch were loose enough but the clutch the way it is set up on mine has only about a 1-1 1/2" of straight pull and has no room for any turning of the handlebars.
    :cry
    Just to verify my clutch cable goes; along with the electrical wiring; down thru the wire retaining bar, around the front of the steering head, and under the rightside plastic fascia for the fuel tank correct?:ear
  17. EOD-KTM

    EOD-KTM Adventurer

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    I have the Rox 2" riser and 20 mm spacers on my TEX and have no problem with cable length.
    I am not sure why your cables are so tight.


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  18. GarrettRB

    GarrettRB Bike Nerd

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    He didn't say how much but he did say they needed to be adjusted. It was the 10k maintenance so they also did the special cam adjustment too.
  19. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    That's correct. I just went out & looked and even though I've got plenty of slack, I reached up behind the driving light & grabbed the cable where it goes into the rectangle hole in the plastic fascia and tugged on it very lightly. I pulled up a good inch of slack and it still is free to move where it goes through that hole. Maybe yours is hung up or twisted around some of the wires @ that part of the harness...
  20. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Yeh, Jon I think it probably is. The cable has no give at that point you mentioned. I probably got the cable router on his OFF day:eek1

    I suppose I'm going to have to pull all the rightside plastic off to get a view of where the problem is. I'll try it when I get back from FLorida next week, and report back.