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The 1200 Tiger Explorer Mega Thread

Discussion in '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. Bike2Big

    Bike2Big Been here awhile

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    Dealertool.uk works best for tigers 2018+

    Tuneecu will not reset the aervice light with hardwire cable or bluetooth reader/adapter.

    Dealertool will reset the service light, balance the throttle bodies, abs service, etc. etc.
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  2. Graybush

    Graybush I like turtles.

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    Easy stuff (oil change, clutch service, brake service, brake pads, removing wheels, etc) is really easy. But taking the tank off to get to the spark plugs and air filter, and anything under the tank...I've never screamed such vituperations at an inanimate object in my life. I'll probably just take it to the dealer or sell it before I go through that again. Luckily I've only had to remove the tank a handful of times.
  3. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Yep... Dealertool is not free... but will pay for itself shortly. Hm... need to pick up a license for the 1200, still have the 800 XRt set up on it.

    I *am* miffed that you can't program TPMS sensors yourself though.
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  4. Jetpilot5

    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a workable situation. Bookmarked the Dealertool website for future reference. Cheap compared to a GS911. Thanks!
  5. bowlerman

    bowlerman Been here awhile

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    I have Dealertool and it works great. I bought it for my 800 and bought a key for my 1200.
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  6. TheBeast

    TheBeast (The bike, NOT me..)

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  7. ebolton

    ebolton Adventurer

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    There is software callled Dealertool (you can google it) that will allow you to perform diagnostics and shut the wrench off as needed.

    -Ed
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  8. bowlerman

    bowlerman Been here awhile

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    Is a new 2019 1200xrt worth 12,000Dollars upgrade over my 2015 with 20,000mi.? My 2015 is in excellent condition.
  9. Bike2Big

    Bike2Big Been here awhile

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    Probably not..it is better a little bit in every category.. but not enough to justify a whole new bike purchase.. buy a second bike for that!
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  10. Captain_nd_coke

    Captain_nd_coke Adventurer

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    I think they are trying to clear the stock out on 1200’s, i saw a ‘20 for some $13~ in a dealer in vegas. Didn’t answer your question directly but a new 1200 otw soon so i would wait and see howz the new one
  11. Bike2Big

    Bike2Big Been here awhile

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    While agree with you about waiting, unless a new one is 80lbs lighter and the the fuel tank under the seat, i dont see a huge improvement coming..
  12. Captain_nd_coke

    Captain_nd_coke Adventurer

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    Ya thinking what they did with 900, hoping they got the engine heat, weight trimmed of 50-60#. But ya let’s see
  13. bowlerman

    bowlerman Been here awhile

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    There are some good deals right now. Other than the suspension and the 4000-5000 rpm vibrations I love the 2015. I can live with the vibration but the forks feel like they don't move.
    Thanks for the replies.
  14. Bike2Big

    Bike2Big Been here awhile

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    Those are issues I dont really have i guess... i love the WP suspension and the tsas adjustment on my 2018 xrt!
    . I dont recall any 4k-5k vibration.. 2k-3k is...coarse... but easy to stay out of.
  15. Tritigex

    Tritigex Adventurer

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    ????? :jack
    TuneEcu is able to reset the service interval, read and reset error codes, test sensors, service ABS etc, etc.. I have used TuneEcu with several Triumph models from 2008 up to 2020 using a EML327 bluetooth OBD2 reader with Android phone or tablet.
    Dealertool can read throttle body balance but the actual balancing is done on the throttle bodies itself.
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  16. Bike2Big

    Bike2Big Been here awhile

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    On my 2018 xrt, tuneecu will not.. its seems to be trial and error per model i guess.
  17. Tritigex

    Tritigex Adventurer

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    My previous bike was a 2018 Tiger 1200 XRx and TuneEcu worked fine.

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  18. TripleDaddy

    TripleDaddy Hoping my skills exceed my horsepower

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    Does anybody know how fast (in miles per hour) a 2015 Explorer will idle in 1st gear? Is it faster or slower than a BMW R1200GS? I'm hoping <10 mph?
  19. bowlerman

    bowlerman Been here awhile

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    My Explorer vibrates the mirrors at 80mph and you can feel it in the handlebars. I want the XRT for the WP suspension. I had 14 800xc and my 15 1200 and never had heat issues and I ride in 90 to 100 temps all summer.
  20. bowlerman

    bowlerman Been here awhile

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    My Explorer is torn apart for a valve adj. I can let you know this weekend when I put it back together.