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Old 10-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Triumph Explorer 1200 Project Bike By Twisted Throttle

Hey Guys!!,
Just wanted to start up the thread to chat about the new 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer! Here are some of the photos I have after I finished this build. The Tiger was one of the best builds I have done here at twisted. The amazing new products, look and comfortability this bike brings really makes me want one of my own! $$ is was is stopping me !! Let me know what you guys think about our newest demo bike!









Ears are wide open for any input and maybe some ideas for additional "farkels" Hope you guys enjoy!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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I need a tissue!


Also, did you guys get a final weight after all equipment was installed???
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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Also, did you guys get a final weight after all equipment was installed???
Ahhh... That is something that we will have to do next time! All of the items I put on this bike are built to the highest quality but with weight in mind. My guess, maybe 50-75 lbs extra? Not too serious.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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I need to see 21/18 wheels to need a tissue
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:57 AM   #5
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Word on the street is in February 2013 they will be coming out with the Tiger 1200XC Explorer!!

http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2012/...announced.html

Check it out!



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Old 10-10-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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Word on the street is in February 2013 they will be coming out with the Tiger 1200XC Explorer!!

http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2012/...announced.html

Check it out!
Alas, still 19/17 but someone will lace 21/18 on them hubs, sooner or later!
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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A few more photos :)

Here are some photos of the right and rear of the bike !!




And the video we did :) This bike was a blast!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=oLlrzjABTCY

Let me know what you think. We are working on a new format for our videos.

Thanks Guys!
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:31 PM   #8
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Looks good Shawn! The only thing I might suggest is some RG case covers (if they make them!) since it doesn't look like the crash bars do much to protect that area in the event of a fall in the rocks.

Quick semi-related question(s): What's the distance between the mount points on the X-creen? I'm trying to figure out if it will fit on my Stelvio NTX stock screen, and the best I can figure is you need about 10" between where the "feet" attach to the screen. Also, how much curvature will the mounts support (i.e. how "flat" does the screen need to be for it to mount correctly)?

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Old 10-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #10
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Hand Guards are avil! Unfortunately the bike was on a deadline to get on the truck to make it out to our IMS shows. Barkbusters came in the day after it left :( It will be installed before the first show. Photos to come!

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Old 10-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #11
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As of right now R&G does not have any kind of case cover for the 1200.

The answer on the X-Creen is around 11in between the two mounting points.


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Looks good Shawn! The only thing I might suggest is some RG case covers (if they make them!) since it doesn't look like the crash bars do much to protect that area in the event of a fall in the rocks.

Quick semi-related question(s): What's the distance between the mount points on the X-creen? I'm trying to figure out if it will fit on my Stelvio NTX stock screen, and the best I can figure is you need about 10" between where the "feet" attach to the screen. Also, how much curvature will the mounts support (i.e. how "flat" does the screen need to be for it to mount correctly)?

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:18 PM   #12
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She looks great Shawn!

I couldn't tell by the pics, but have you got any fender lift brackets for the front fender yet or do you have plans for any? I'd be real leary of putting TKC 80's or any type of knobbies on without getting some clearance over the tire first. Make a decent set available & I'll order them for my TEX...
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:28 PM   #13
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As of right now, we do not. While shooting the video, Nate did not seem to have any trouble with that front wheel rubbing. We are going to look into that kit along with a shaft arm guard.

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She looks great Shawn!

I couldn't tell by the pics, but have you got any fender lift brackets for the front fender yet or do you have plans for any? I'd be real leary of putting TKC 80's or any type of knobbies on without getting some clearance over the tire first. Make a decent set available & I'll order them for my TEX...
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:33 AM   #14
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A mud flap in front of the rear tire to protect the shock would be a nice piece to make.
Also, some way to secure that stupid cross-over front brake line. To keep it from grabbing the front tire if the fender comes off. Believe it or not its happened to a F800 GS. Guy went down at 50mph when the front tire locked up.
A shifter with a pivoting head helps on tip overs.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #15
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I thought I would embed the video for Shawn:

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