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Offline eps

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Yup - a 2012 model with 34k on it - off to Switzerland/France /Italy to do the Stella on it soon - fab bike- it should cruiise it - did 5k already on it this year no problem :002:

Online moggi1964

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32k+ on my 2012 and heading out in a couple of weeks to Assen via the Chunnel for the MotoGP. Planning to avoid motorways as much as possible so should get a 1500 miles minimum on the clock.

Need to plan an NC500 too for this year.

Bike still going strong, noisy as a bucket of bolts in a tumble dryer when you start her up but she's been that way since I got her (even post recall work).
Moggi

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Offline scaleyback

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Yarp, got mine from new, Sept 2013, have had fun riding it all over, however now it is sat up because the cheap sh#te triumph downpipes have rotted through, again.....

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My 64 plate has 33k on it and I'm off to Spain and Portugal again in August. Fork bushes and seals just done, previously front wheel bearing disintegrated and I had to put a cheap bearing in, that collapsed and so did the free replacement. Triumph bearings going in the week after next. Some paint has peeled of the lower front engine casing and OEM foglights, and the cockpit mounting bracket and gear selector were replaced under warranty.

Still a great all-round bike that always makes me smile.  :028:



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Offline eps

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I agree - great all round bike - I thinks its holding up pretty well to the elements considering I'm not cleaning it every day !! My mates Kawasaki looks really bad after only 12 months.  My exhaust headers are in great condition - and I've never cleaned them really apart from the jet wash. Fab bike.
For info Demon Tweeks have a sale on front discs - 25% off so I've ordered a couple.  :001:

Offline DarrellM5

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Re: Are you a first owner of a first generation Tiger Explorer, and if so,
« Reply #75 on: August 07, 2019, 08:57:00 PM »
I bought my 2013 XC new in July of 2013.  Other than a faulty ignition switch, replaced in the first year under warranty, I've never had any issues.  I did recently have to replace the fork seals but with the dusty conditions I live in that's normal.  I only have 20,000 miles on it so far.  I ride a lot but I have 6 bikes. 

Thing I love about it:
Comfort
That glorious engine
handling
looks

Things I don't like:
Wind blast and buffeting (The Batzen brackets help but I need a different shield.  I'll probably go with the California Scientific and see if that does the trick)
Engine noise is excessive and exhaust is too quiet.  It's been this way since day 1 though.
Some vibration through the bars.

If I can get the wind noise sorted I'll be keeping this bike for a lot longer.  There currently aren't any other adventure bikes that would tempt me to 'upgrade'.

Offline BigLee

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Re: Are you a first owner of a first generation Tiger Explorer, and if so,
« Reply #76 on: August 08, 2019, 09:20:31 AM »
I got a short pwerbronze screen on mine from day 1 7 years ago, nice and quiet in the clean air and looks pretty good too. Short screens are the way to go!  :046:

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Offline FredJ9

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Re: Are you a first owner of a first generation Tiger Explorer, and if so,
« Reply #78 on: August 08, 2019, 03:09:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by DarrellM5 [+]
I bought my 2013 XC new in July of 2013.  Other than a faulty ignition switch, replaced in the first year under warranty, I've never had any issues.  I did recently have to replace the fork seals but with the dusty conditions I live in that's normal.  I only have 20,000 miles on it so far.  I ride a lot but I have 6 bikes. 

Thing I love about it:
Comfort
That glorious engine
handling
looks

Things I don't like:
Wind blast and buffeting (The Batzen brackets help but I need a different shield.  I'll probably go with the California Scientific and see if that does the trick)
Engine noise is excessive and exhaust is too quiet.  It's been this way since day 1 though.
Some vibration through the bars.

If I can get the wind noise sorted I'll be keeping this bike for a lot longer.  There currently aren't any other adventure bikes that would tempt me to 'upgrade'.

I’ve got the California Scientific screen. An improvement over the stock screen but you’ll still get buffeting and wind noise. I’m 6’4” and have not found a sweet spot position.
I’m seriously considering the CalSci short screen next. I don’t mind wind, I just want clean air like when I stand on the pegs at 70+ mph.

Offline sirsidneyrd

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Re: Are you a first owner of a first generation Tiger Explorer, and if so,
« Reply #79 on: August 08, 2019, 05:38:55 PM »
Back from a 2600 mile trip around Europe here on the Timmelsjoch pass July 11th
Tiffen - splendid idea - in the lunge

 


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