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Old 04-06-2013, 06:21 AM   #3826
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But it is not a clean gas tank, it has debris which is clogging the filter. Why not clear the filter and let the crude settle to the bottom of the tank? This happens in all gas tanks regardless of what kind of filter is in use, sand, rust, paint, etc., all sink and settle. And this modification is intended for riders in third world conditions where gas is often purchased from soda bottles that were filled from old oil drums. It is a solution that works. The tank can be flushed out at the end of the year or end of the ride. In my early years with dirt bikes I would clean the petcock screens when they clogged and reinstalled. I didn't bother to flush the tank because it did not make any practical difference, the screen worked and I might clear it again the next season.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:49 AM   #3827
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That seems like a really bad idea, lets take all the crap that the filter just trapped and blow it all back into a clean gas tank. Screwy idea.
In the middle of nowhere it might be all you can do to get going. Every gas tank has crap in it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #3828
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Changing gears for a bit here, but is anyone aware of a prefilter for the TEX air filter yet? I'm getting ready to check mine out & it would be nice to install a prefilter if one's available.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #3829
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Changing gears for a bit here, but is anyone aware of a prefilter for the TEX air filter yet? I'm getting ready to check mine out & it would be nice to install a prefilter if one's available.
Have a look at the parts diagrams for the Tiger 800 and TEX and see what the air box and snorkel look like. Maybe the UNI prefilter from Aus for the Tiger 800 will fit.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:31 AM   #3830
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Thanks bross. I'll check it out.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #3831
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You can see the intake here. I used to clean my sfv650's air filter once in a while. It was so simple to get to. With the TEX the whole gas tank has to be removed to get to the filter. This beast is fun to ride but a PITA to work on.


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Old 04-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #3832
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #3833
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Some Pics of My TEx

Colour as purchased. Painted by Dream Machine.







More pics/details in my blog (clicky here) if anyone's interested

Love the bike so far... Considering a Madstad screen at the moment... Undecided.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:33 AM   #3834
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Dave,

The orange paint is stunning! It really works well on the Explorer. Hopefully by the time I'm ready to buy mine, Triumph will have some different options for paint color. Like red, orange, or yellow.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #3835
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Planing my first big road trip for this year - my longest so far was up to Laguna Seca last year for MotoGp (approx. 800 miles round trip). This time I'm estimating 3k round trip; destination Circuit of The Americas to see the V8 Supercars race in the Austin 400, May 17-18

I'm only allocating eight days to get there and back, so I'm thinking the route will need to be fairly direct. Still, it should be fun and this will be my first time to Texas.

Anybody else in the area planing on being there?

Any tips, suggestion on places to stay and things that are a 'must see/do'?

Hmmm, guess I'm going to have to sample some Texas style BBQ while I'm there.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #3836
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Dave,

The orange paint is stunning! It really works well on the Explorer. Hopefully by the time I'm ready to buy mine, Triumph will have some different options for paint color. Like red, orange, or yellow.
Here's the red one. (not mine)

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #3837
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Pidcocks the dealer I bought mine from are just down the road from the Triumph factory and Dream Machine... not sure if there's any other connection but they've supplied Tex's in a number of different colours...

Orange and red as already posted, but I've also seen green, white and a smoke/red blend. I imagine they'd do any colour you want.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #3838
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Red looks great, as well. Now, who's got a picture of a yellow one? Or any other color. Maybe Triumph will get the hint.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:20 PM   #3839
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This thread seems to have slowed a bit so I'm guessing interest in the bike has leveled off somewhat? Inventory is good in the Chicago area so Triumph must be cranking them out. My local Dealer( MCC in Villa Park ) has invited me back for a test ride at their beautiful new facility and you can bet I'm going to take them up on their offer. The bike fits me perfectly and is so damm impressive in person. Can't wait for the weather to break.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #3840
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Red looks great, as well. Now, who's got a picture of a yellow one? Or any other color. Maybe Triumph will get the hint.
http://www.pidcock.com/triumph/trium...r-explorer.htm

That'll show you green, white, orange and smoke red... I have some better quality pics of a couple...







It's not really an expensive bike to change the colour on... not a lot of coloured bodywork... spray or wrap.
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