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. Grump

    Grump Griff

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    The only possible issue I could see with bars this height are cable lengths. I have two inch rox risers on my bike and the cables are just about able to cope. I doubt I could have them any higher though without too much strain on the cables.
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  2. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Been here awhile

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    Ahhh....cable length. A call to Barnett may be in my future as well.

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  3. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    whats people using as a battery [brand]
    ytx20l-bs
    size but what brand
    this one in mine wont hold a charge and needs replacing
  4. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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  5. myat35

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    For the heck of it thought I would post and see if anyone has a set of spoked wheels for the Explorer they'd be willing to swap out for the alloy wheels I have on my '15 Explorer. My alloy rims are in perfect condition. Looking to do some off road riding and would like to switch to the spoked wheels. Let me know....thanks. Rob
  6. BarkSlayer

    BarkSlayer Been here awhile

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    I've had Russells on three other bikes so you'd think I'd know by now. Only hitch is, the wings keep you from shifting weight backwards while standing, otherwise - perfection!
  7. Grump

    Grump Griff

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    The Touratech seat worked for me. It was expensive but money well spent.
  8. Potosi Joe

    Potosi Joe Been here awhile

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    HeliBars!!!!
    Just got off the phone with HeliBars. They said the 800 Tiger HeliBars will not fit the Explorer. They would give someone a free set for letting them R&D there bike in the New England area. That would let them be able too have the Explorer on there available list of bikes they make them for!!!
  9. BarkSlayer

    BarkSlayer Been here awhile

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    Is the Touratech seating surface flat, Grump, or is there any fore/aft angle to it? How wide is the seat at it’s widest point?
  10. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR800

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  11. Grump

    Grump Griff

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    I think it best to post some photos on here and I will also take some measurements. However right now it is 22.26 at night and freezing outside so I will get all to You tomorrow.

    For me the standard seat was too soft and it used to really hurt me in the groin area. The Touratech by comparison is much firmer. It almost felt hard at first but I soon found it to be much better and more comfortable for much longer. It is slightly wider than the original or at least it felt that way. It does have a slight slope to it but I still use it high at front and low rear. An added benefit was much better support for a weak lower back due to arthritis. Photos etc tomorrow.
  12. Grump

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    The seat at its widest point is 34cms from seam to seam.

    The photos seem to show otherwise but the seat (when one sits on it) is flatter than it looks. Part of the visual misconception is that the covering material does not sit in line with the base foam until one sits on it. I have used my hand to try and show this.

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  13. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Been here awhile

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    Corbin vs Saddleman[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    bumpedmyhead Been here awhile

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    dustin2 VFR800

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  16. gararnett

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    That little rise/lip on the side of the Corbin is why I won’t buy their seat. Last time I did a long distance ride with a Corbin, ( on a Trophy 1200) I was praying for a electric knife to cut them off. My ass was fine, but the lip cut painfully into my leg/Ass junction. It’s fine for 100-300 Miles or I should say tolerable. After that, it’s torture - worse than stock.
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    Electric knife added to tool kit! Thanks.

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  18. Graybush

    Graybush I like turtles.

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    Worse than stock? Ouch. I had a Corbin on my Vulcan and loved it, but I got that one cheap off craigslist. I'm hesitant to pay full price for a new Corbin for this bike without at least sitting on it first.
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    I only sat on it twice now, not ridden it. I have a 38in waist, and the Saddleman was like 2x4s on the inside thigh. Corbin feels like it definately has more butt support, and moved me a little close and higher. Had a Corbin on my Venture, and Mustangs on the Victory. Could put 700miles a day on the Mustangs, and went from Northern MI to the Keys on the Corbin in 30 hours. Hoping for similar results. I will be selling the Saddleman soon...

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  20. gararnett

    gararnett Been here awhile

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    I think, for me, the question on a Corbin is what are your legs doing as they come off the seat - are your feet more down and back (sport bike-ish), up and forward (cruiser) or more like a standard bike. I can see the Corbin being very nice on a cruiser where the seat is very low and legs are going more up and foreword. It sucked for me on a Hayabusa and the Trophy. The standard style is very bike specific - wasn’t bad on a DR650 I had in the past, but my legs aren’t as high up on the Tiger, so I wouldn’t go there for it.