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Offline guiri

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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 10:34:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Budweiserfrogie [+]
But i wonder will i be waiting for the TPMS too?

I got the impression the delay with the TPMS was from the factory as all my other options were fitted ok. I was most concerned that the engine bars were fitted before I rode out of the showroom! I am ok to wait for the TPMS especially during the running in period. Not planning to go too far or too fast.

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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 10:48:30 PM »
Something else different from the Tiger 800. The top box came with an aux socket on the Tiger 1200...


I've plugged a USB charger in as an example. It is a standard 12V socket in the corner of the box, which is switched with the ignition.

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[edit - deleted repeated word]
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 11:03:22 PM by guiri »

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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2018, 01:39:30 PM »
Regarding engine bars, I would strongly suggest investing in the higher ones at £180/200? to protect high tank side panels........I lost the balance on my 2016 XCa turning in road last year and the replacement for a damaged tank side panel is £500 from Triumph!....just saying from experience...

Lovely bike....enjoy.

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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2018, 05:40:27 PM »
Are those smaller engine bars Triumph branded? In Australia they only seem to offer the bigger ones (as in the attached photo).

What options are there for higher crash bars?

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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2018, 06:04:34 PM »
No, I meant higher crash bars, like attachment if you can see it, or this link http://www.motohaus.com/acatalog/SW-Motech---Crash-Bars---Tiger-1200-Explorer--16--.html
Search > SW Motech Triumph Tiger 1200 Crash bars
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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2018, 08:25:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Theov39 [+]
Are those smaller engine bars Triumph branded?

Yes, they are fitted as standard on the XCA. I ordered them off the Triumph configurator for my XRT but it looks like they've now removed that option. You might still be able to order them from a dealer if they can find the XCA part number for you.

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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2018, 03:25:33 AM »
 BEE-U-Ti-FUL !!!

Love that red!
2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 ABS
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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2018, 10:42:16 AM »
Also the very happy owner of a new XRT.
Thought some may be interested in what I swapped over from my previous Gen2 without problems:
Touratech pannier and top case mounts
SW Motech upper bars (Gen 1 to Gen2 don't fit)
SW Motech tank ring for tank bag.
My only small gripe so far is the loss of the excellent Gen 2 GPS mount above the instruments. The new model lists a handlebar mount as per the 800 (although the configurator on the Triumph website shows a picture of a different bracket) The instructions for fitting this state: Do not use a tank bag
However the Motech GS bag I use would not foul or obstruct my view to it so I guess it refers to the OEM bag.
But overall delighted.
And no photos don't do the colour justice!
« Last Edit: April 06, 2018, 10:44:02 AM by The Midnight Rambler »
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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2018, 12:43:28 PM »
Congratulations on your new XRT. I have a test ride booked next week so looking forward to see how it compares to my 2013 Explorer. I have 2 questions if you can help.
1. It looks like the panniers from my 2013 Tex are the same as in your photo. So am I right in assuming they will fit the new XRT?
2. I've heard reports that the fuel consumption is higher than the previous Explorers. Can anyone with first hand experience comment on this?  It would be a bit of a backward step if that were the case.
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Re: Tiger 1200 XRT first impressions (moving up from a Tiger 800)
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2018, 01:08:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by Digbee [+]
1. It looks like the panniers from my 2013 Tex are the same as in your photo. So am I right in assuming they will fit the new XRT?

Hi Digbee

I'd confirm with the dealer about the panniers. They may fit, but there could be an issue with the locks. When I ordered the top box (and panniers) for my new XRT, I seem to remember a specific version due to the change in the style of key used. I've just checked the configurator now and for the top box A9500748 the wording says "The powered topbox is designed to be fitted with keyless models" (keyless as in the ignition not the top box itself).

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