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Old 01-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #3586
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I like the little rack at the passenger seat's position. Is there some more information available? Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:26 AM   #3587
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[QUOTE=lonerockz;20487127]I feel the sirens call of the cruise control too hard./QUOTE]



I have had a couple of bikes with electronic cruise control and for those times when you are on the bike for extended periods of time, particularly when you have to ride the super slab, it's great. Well worth it's weight in speeding tickets. Folks that talk about throttle locks in the same breathe as electronic cruise are, I hate to say it, comparing apples to oranges.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #3588
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Anyone using a bike cover to cover their bike while at work or at night while traveling?
I don't have it but would like to get something very small when packed


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Old 01-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #3589
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What's keeping the front brakeline off the front tire?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #3590
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I don't have it but would like to get something very small when packed


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Take a look @ this Nelson Rigg cover. I just use mine to keep sawdust off my TEX through the winter months, but it folds up pretty small for storage... I think it would work well for someone who rides as much as you. It's very well made & is a great price too!

http://www.amazon.com/Nelson-Rigg-MC...orcycle+covers
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #3591
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Sweet as



Loving the paint matched/murdered out look. Might have to have the silver bits done one winter.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #3592
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Skidmarx hugger installed within 15 minutes

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:58 PM   #3593
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That must clog up with mud instantly.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #3594
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That must clog up with mud instantly.
Yes, I would agree, but I commute every day and will remove for trips... Just 3 screws - bracket can stay attached. It was the choice of quick removal...


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Old 01-18-2013, 02:37 AM   #3595
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Have had mine for about 3 days now.

Fantastic.








I am 5 10, average build, and I found that the stock seat on the high setting meant that I could only get one foot on the ground when stopped at lights. No problem on a 110 kg dirt bike....on a 260 kg bike...not so good...



Seat on low position makes the bike MUCH easier to move around the garage/park, etc. No problem with leg length - as my other bike is a Street triple R, and the TEx feels like the Queen Mary...

I installed 2 inch ROX risers today - fantastic! Make the bike very comfortable - the bars are about 40mm back and 20mm higher than stock now.

The engine/drivetrain/gearbox are peerless, as others have said.

The FI and the fly by wire throttle are wonderful.

The cruise control - every touring bike should have one! Great fun to wave at other bikes with your right hand...

I have the stock screen - it is OK on the lowest position, but I am still not happy with it.

Madstad on the way.

The bike came with the factory panniers (Triumph Australia include them now...). They work very well, and do not leave any frames, etc when you remove them. Neat.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #3596
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I have come down with a severe case of Farkleitis Maximus. I was away on a trip for work and when I came home last night it seems that Santa Jesse and some elves from TT came to visit, albeit a bit late for Xmas. I have it on good authority that there are also some PP elves on their way over the pond. Pick up my new ride in T minus 32 minutes, but who's counting?


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Old 01-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #3597
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You don't sound the least bit excited.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #3598
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You don't sound the least bit excited.
I only live about 10 minutes from my dealer but somehow my ride home involved 76 miles of dirt, mud, snow, some twisties, and an overwhelming sense of "OK, now I really got to figure out where I am going to mount my radar detector". This ain't no Mutli Strada but it's plenty fast to go double the speed limit on most any road. The speedo's hard to see standing up but I know I saw 67 mph at one point - and that was flying across the desert in the dirt

Here's a taste of things to come. Tomorrow will be spent farkling in the morning followed but a nice afternoon ride once it warms back up. Stay tuned...
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:36 AM   #3599
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Where can I get more info on this model, particularly the tires?

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:23 AM   #3600
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I think these are Kenda tires and more pics on Facebook. Just look up Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200


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