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Old 05-06-2012, 06:50 AM   #2386
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Where did the fender extender come from??
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:06 AM   #2387
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Where did the fender extender come from??

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:32 AM   #2388
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Hardings Park Cycle in Canton Ohio has one on the floor ready for delivery. I have bought a couple of bike there and if anyone is interested in this one PM me and I'll tell you who to talk to.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:48 AM   #2389
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Out of interest how have you mounted your givi top box plate?

It's the same one as mine so it's good to compare notes
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #2390
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Out of interest how have you mounted your givi top box plate?

It's the same one as mine so it's good to compare notes

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:37 AM   #2391
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Is that an adapter plate between the rack and the plate?

The Givi plate I used only has 2 slots for fastening, so I had to be inventive



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Old 05-06-2012, 05:10 PM   #2392
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4-5 days would be awesome, I have this weekend free so if it were to come this week that would be perfect. My next free weekend is about a month. . . .


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I was told by my dealer that when they get the VIN, it means the vehicle cleared the customs and on its way to distribution hub. Once there, it's just the matter of scheduled delivery trucks going on the route... Ours is about 4-5 days between the VIN and delivery...
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #2393
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4-5 days would be awesome, I have this weekend free so if it were to come this week that would be perfect. My next free weekend is about a month. . . .
Well, I haven't gotten a VIN yet and wish it comes way before May 18th, that's when I'm supposed to be at Eastern Rendezvous in Laurel Springs, NC for the weekend and rally...

Want to get 500 miles service done before departure as well...
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #2394
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+1 I'll take it !


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Wow, that's an unbelievable offer. The dealer takes all the risk. Never heard of such a thing. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #2395
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Triumph Explorer 1200, first 600 miles

Finally got to put a few miles on my Explorer. Have to say Iím very impressed. Without making this TOO long of a post Iíll try to share some thoughts.

Pros:
Great motor! Sounds great, preforms great, gets good fuel mileage. Its almost like a electric motor, tons of torque from the basement. Seat of the pants says it would run & hide from most big adventure bikes in a top gear roll on.


Factory seat is good, all-day comfort.


I was a little suspect of Ďthrottle by wireí. But I have to say the fueling is spot on, and it isnít overly sensitive off idle. LOVE the electronic cruise control as I have a bad right wrist & the cruise allows me to rest it while holding a true speed, unlike throttle stop type of cruise controls.

Fuel mileage/range- This is a big concern but maybe not. In my short time the worst has been 41MPG, best 45+MPG, average 43MPG. Granted I havenít ran it too hard yet, but the 41MPG was some pretty hard corner attacking, lots of high RPM downshifts, high RPM acceleration. Looks that you would be hard pressed to get less then 240 mile range. So very close to non-Adventure GSís as I remember.


The riding position is good for a short fat guy like me. You sit more in it then on top of it like a GS. I can easily reach the ground with the seat in low position, and it doesnít bother my bum knee like a GS did. (I love BMW GSís, and will probably have more, so Iím not anti-GS).

The factory tall touring screen in the mid position is again, perfect for me. At 5í8Ē I get no debris on my face shield and no buffeting.

I have not touched the suspension adjustments but it is compliant while still allowing aggressive riding.

Cons:
Not many :)

I do have a small issue where it will shut down sometimes while rolling to a stop. Its like you hit the kill switch. But it will start right back up. The damn thing is so quiet & smooth at idle I donít realize its dead. Hopefully this is either a isolated issue or Triumph will solve it with a software update.

Lets see, there has to be more cons? Iíll give that some thought.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:25 PM   #2396
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U.S. born on dates?

What date did you take delivery of your Explorer in the U.S? My delivery date was 4/25/12 (Iowa). Mine was ready 4/24 but I couldn't get there to pick it up, grrrrr
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #2397
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Finally got to put a few miles on my Explorer. Have to say Iím very impressed. Without making this TOO long of a post Iíll try to share some thoughts.

Pros:
Great motor! Sounds great, preforms great, gets good fuel mileage. Its almost like a electric motor, tons of torque from the basement. Seat of the pants says it would run & hide from most big adventure bikes in a top gear roll on.


Factory seat is good, all-day comfort.


I was a little suspect of Ďthrottle by wireí. But I have to say the fueling is spot on, and it isnít overly sensitive off idle. LOVE the electronic cruise control as I have a bad right wrist & the cruise allows me to rest it while holding a true speed, unlike throttle stop type of cruise controls.

Fuel mileage/range- This is a big concern but maybe not. In my short time the worst has been 41MPG, best 45+MPG, average 43MPG. Granted I havenít ran it too hard yet, but the 41MPG was some pretty hard corner attacking, lots of high RPM downshifts, high RPM acceleration. Looks that you would be hard pressed to get less then 240 mile range. So very close to non-Adventure GSís as I remember.


The riding position is good for a short fat guy like me. You sit more in it then on top of it like a GS. I can easily reach the ground with the seat in low position, and it doesnít bother my bum knee like a GS did. (I love BMW GSís, and will probably have more, so Iím not anti-GS).

The factory tall touring screen in the mid position is again, perfect for me. At 5í8Ē I get no debris on my face shield and no buffeting.

I have not touched the suspension adjustments but it is compliant while still allowing aggressive riding.

Cons:
Not many :)

I do have a small issue where it will shut down sometimes while rolling to a stop. Its like you hit the kill switch. But it will start right back up. The damn thing is so quiet & smooth at idle I donít realize its dead. Hopefully this is either a isolated issue or Triumph will solve it with a software update.

Lets see, there has to be more cons? Iíll give that some thought.
Nice to hear about the 240 mile range as early reports had it at 200 or even less and had that been the case, it wouldn't have been a bike for me. Also good to hear your reports on reach as I have a 30 inch inseam and that's probably near abouts where you are at.

The fueling issue will probably be just a new download away as soon as the bugs are worked.

I really need to get by a couple of dealers and test the Yammy and this Triumph. I will say the cruise is a hard thing to pass up as I have an Audiovox unit on my DL.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:13 AM   #2398
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The new beast a couple of weeks ago on delivery day
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:21 AM   #2399
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Freedom Powerports on Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw.
First off, congrats on the new bike. I live about a mile from that dealership and bought my old V-Strom from them back when they used to carry Suzuki. I need to swing by there and see if they have another Tiger I can ogle.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:09 AM   #2400
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First off, congrats on the new bike. I live about a mile from that dealership and bought my old V-Strom from them back when they used to carry Suzuki. I need to swing by there and see if they have another Tiger I can ogle.
I was pleased with the deal, tell Roger that Jerry (the guy that bought the first one) sent you!

Unless they got one unexpectedly, they are waiting on their next one.
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