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Old 06-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #4126
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New Head

I stopped @ my dealer's shop yesterday to see how they were coming with my new head install & this is what I found. Me thinks she's getting more than just a head job.



I sure hope Mike can put Humpty back together again...
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #4127
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Your mechanic followed instructions by the book. Mine did to my bike the same thing as it was his first to do. He has done three already and he improved from 4 days to 12 hours and he does not remove the engine now... Removing the engine requires disconnecting FD... That's why you see skeleton.,,


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Old 06-27-2013, 07:02 AM   #4128
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My shop said it took almost 3 days but they thought that time would be shortened with experience. They also removed the engine from the frame, said just not enough room to work on the head properly without doing so. All put back together, I can't tell they even touched the engine but she sure is quieter.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:00 PM   #4129
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Called my dealer today, confirmed my vin is in the range (5382**). Apparently there is no bulletin, just a note that says possible noisy engine. So I can take it down and if they think the rattle is loud enough they will do the work. Does that sound right?
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:44 PM   #4130
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Called my dealer today, confirmed my vin is in the range (5382**). Apparently there is no bulletin, just a note that says possible noisy engine. So I can take it down and if they think the rattle is loud enough they will do the work. Does that sound right?
I mentioned the noise to my dealer the first weekend I had it back in May of last year. When the new head offer came about a couple months back I mentioned it again & the head was ordered the same day.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:43 AM   #4131
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Just curious, I can't remember if I asked this before, oops....

Are any of these head replacements on XC models? Or is this too new of a model to know yet?
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:40 AM   #4132
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Just curious, I can't remember if I asked this before, oops....

Are any of these head replacements on XC models? Or is this too new of a model to know yet?
...both models up to VIN 602960


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Old 07-01-2013, 08:21 AM   #4133
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last 6 of my vin are 539123 but dealer says my bike doesnt fall in the recall ?
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:27 AM   #4134
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Raising the forks

Probably already covered somewhere in this monster thread, but I raised my forks 5mm and it substantially reduced that nervous feel the bike had at around 25-30 mph.

That was one of my few dislikes. The first few times I rode the bike I thought the front tire was low. It had a really vague feel at low speeds, most pronounced just below 30 mph.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #4135
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Hope it is OK to post this here, but if anyone is interested, I have a set of SWM side-carriers and Trax adapters for the TEX for sale in the flea market:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900621

In this is a link to an explanation as to why they are for sale..
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:33 AM   #4136
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Due to 2 recent neck surgeries, I'm reduced to riding my keyboard til next spring. Well, the Explorer has certainly caught my eye. along with the Multistrada and posssbly the new KTM 1190. Since I plan little or no dirt riding, the GS won't be an option. With all the reading that I can glean from this and the tiger explorer forum, has anybody heard of any new possible updates to the 2014 model years. In particular, is there a chance of putting the Trophy's electronic suspension on it. I'm also going to test ride the Trophy when the time comes, but it's almost 100 pounds heavier.

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:52 PM   #4137
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Due to 2 recent neck surgeries, I'm reduced to riding my keyboard til next spring. Well, the Explorer has certainly caught my eye. along with the Multistrada and posssbly the new KTM 1190. Since I plan little or no dirt riding, the GS won't be an option. With all the reading that I can glean from this and the tiger explorer forum, has anybody heard of any new possible updates to the 2014 model years. In particular, is there a chance of putting the Trophy's electronic suspension on it. I'm also going to test ride the Trophy when the time comes, but it's almost 100 pounds heavier.

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The Tiger and the Trophy share the same drive train but honestly they are worlds apart. Pick the right tool for your expectations.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:53 AM   #4138
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The Tiger and the Trophy share the same drive train but honestly they are worlds apart. Pick the right tool for your expectations.

There is no doubt that you are completely right. Only some demo rides, unfortunately not til next spring, will help me decide. They both have very desirable attributes, but given a choice, I would always go lighter.

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:57 AM   #4139
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Thumb Got her back!

I brought my beloved TEX back from my dealer yesterday after getting the head replaced. All I can say is WOW...

If any of you are riding the fence about getting it done, my advice is just do it!

Both the owner and the Service Mgr. at my dealership were a bit skeptical about just how bad the noise was even after it was agreed to do the work, but told me before they tore the engine down they ran it side by side with a new TEX with the revised head from the factory, and neither one could believe how noisy mine was. After the headwork she purrs like a kitten. An added plus is we get an extra 12 month warranty on the engine.

Kudos to Triumph for making this right!
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #4140
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Handlebar Photo

Hey.

Could one of you Explorer owners do me a favor and take a photo of the handlebars from straight above? Like the one below (which is a Tiger 800 Road Version).

Many thanks!

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