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Offline WightRat

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Replace Explorer handlebars with that of the 1200
« on: March 30, 2019, 10:50:01 PM »
The Tiger 1200 handlebars have an improved shape - does anyone know if it is possible to replace the Explorer handlebars with those used by the Tiger 1200, and what fitting problems there may be to overcome?
It is better to wear out than to rust out.

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Re: Replace Explorer handlebars with that of the 1200
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 08:08:23 AM »
No doubt others will correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe some others on here have tried to retrofit the Tiger bars to Gen-1 and 2 models and found it not possible. I can’t find the thread I’m thinking of as I can’t remember why they didn’t fit - I think something to do with the switches and wiring not aligning. Also I can’t remember a thread where someone has done it before. Most fit Rox Risers to adjust the position.

« Last Edit: March 31, 2019, 08:19:17 AM by Hawkeye »

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Re: Replace Explorer handlebars with that of the 1200
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 06:54:36 PM »
Cheers HawkEye, that's very useful!  I shall look into getting risers to make it easier on those long rides - my upper arms really feel it otherwise.  the Tiger 1200 is really cool on so many levels but for what I use my Explorer for (not going off-road), it doesn't warrant the cost to upgrade.  Not yet anyway.
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Re: Replace Explorer handlebars with that of the 1200
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 07:33:03 PM »
I think the rox risers will do the job for you, cheap, well made, easy to install. I found them perfect for my 2017 XCA.

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Re: Replace Explorer handlebars with that of the 1200
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 09:48:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by WightRat [+]
The Tiger 1200 handlebars have an improved shape - does anyone know if it is possible to replace the Explorer handlebars with those used by the Tiger 1200, and what fitting problems there may be to overcome?

No. The local dealer got me a set to try but once they took the Explorer ones off it became very obvious they would not fit. Fortunately they didn't charge me for the part or their time! I use Rox Adjustable risers
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Re: Replace Explorer handlebars with that of the 1200
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 01:54:29 AM »
don't hassle with the bars.   thats a lot of work.   rox risers!  more adjustable.

 


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