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Parts, Accessories & Clothing For Sale / Re: TEX Bits for sale
« Last post by PotosiJoe on Today at 09:03:55 AM »
Sent you a message on ebay
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Gearbox problem - 3rd to neutral..
« Last post by NiK on Today at 09:00:59 AM »
Seriously, I don't get them.
How on Earth did they conclude that losing a customer is a better move than spending a tiny bit of money on supporting his bike?!

I certainly won't blame you for leaving the brand and I actually might join you in the upcoming months (https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,16522.0.html)...
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Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Owner's Manual
« Last post by Nutter on Today at 09:00:42 AM »
 :430: :431:
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Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Owner's Manual
« Last post by NiK on Today at 08:55:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by Nutter [+]
If that's important to you, I'm afraid you'd best avoid that BMW you've been looking at. They stay in the last selected mode between engine restarts.
Oh please, don't accumulate the cons about BMW! I already know them (and they're many).
And if I should leave Triumph, I'd probably go get an ugly GS for many reasons, but it wouldn't be a happy move.
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have ya got a link
cant seem to find it on gumtree
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Riding Skills and Training / Bikesafe 2018 dates
« Last post by Villager on Today at 07:45:56 AM »
Gloucester has published their 2018 dates. Sunday 22nd April, 15th July and 7th October

http://www.bikesafe.co.uk/

I did this course as a relative newbie years ago. Worthwhile if inexperienced or lacking confidence.

Check the website for other counties.

See https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,7559.0.html for some reviews of the scheme at various locations.
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*Originally Posted by dunc [+]
interested in just selling the passenger seat and how much for just that
also interested in the side stand

nsw in aus

Probably be quicker responding to him Gumtree add mate, that is where I got my spare headers from that are being De-cated
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Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: Engine Heat '17 XRx
« Last post by loftybob on Today at 05:41:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by Fuze [+]
My experience so far with the same bike (2014) Tex.
I have driven it in some pretty hot climates. The range of what I now consider "hot" has changed by experience.  Now to be considered hot it has to be a minimum of 35C.
Hot is now over 40C.

The first year I did a trip in 35C+ I was totally put off by the heat.  I could not spread my legs far enough it seemed.  At 44C I was ready for an A/C room and not much else.
The next big tour I was mentally ready and  found 42C actually comfortable.  Toasty, but not like the other experience.

The point I am trying to make here was the experience was vastly different on the same bike and shade temp.  The humidity played a far bigger role in perceived comfort.
The blast furnace from the bike was felt going through the California basin agriculture fields, the comfort heat was in South Dakota.  My guess is  higher humidity amplifies the perceived heat coming off the bike.   moist air will carry away more heat per cubic foot of air.  This will toast you and make the radiator air seem more oppressive.  the rad will actually be more efficient due to the moisture in the air shedding more calories due to the specific heat of moisture versus the dry air.

The other intangible factor is completely mental.  If you are ready for an extreme brain bake (and felt it previously), you are more likely to be ready and not be as uncomfortable in the moment.

No science here, just random thoughts.

Great post, and I totally agree, us Aussies are very accustom to the heat, and therefore do not perceive that the Tiger Explorers have an issue.

Unlike our poor cousins in the frigid UK, who are used to 10 degree Celsius summers :745:
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Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: Engine Heat '17 XRx
« Last post by Fuze on Today at 05:15:49 AM »
My experience so far with the same bike (2014) Tex.
I have driven it in some pretty hot climates. The range of what I now consider "hot" has changed by experience.  Now to be considered hot it has to be a minimum of 35C.
Hot is now over 40C.

The first year I did a trip in 35C+ I was totally put off by the heat.  I could not spread my legs far enough it seemed.  At 44C I was ready for an A/C room and not much else.
The next big tour I was mentally ready and  found 42C actually comfortable.  Toasty, but not like the other experience.

The point I am trying to make here was the experience was vastly different on the same bike and shade temp.  The humidity played a far bigger role in perceived comfort.
The blast furnace from the bike was felt going through the California basin agriculture fields, the comfort heat was in South Dakota.  My guess is  higher humidity amplifies the perceived heat coming off the bike.   moist air will carry away more heat per cubic foot of air.  This will toast you and make the radiator air seem more oppressive.  the rad will actually be more efficient due to the moisture in the air shedding more calories due to the specific heat of moisture versus the dry air.

The other intangible factor is completely mental.  If you are ready for an extreme brain bake (and felt it previously), you are more likely to be ready and not be as uncomfortable in the moment.

No science here, just random thoughts.


 
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interested in just selling the passenger seat and how much for just that
also interested in the side stand

nsw in aus
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