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On Two Wheels / Re: Its ready for me
« Last post by JG_XRT on Yesterday at 11:13:59 PM »
Nice bike, and congrats.

Every time I see one of the new 900s I'm amazed at how much smaller they look than the TEx.
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On Two Wheels / Re: Its ready for me
« Last post by CaptainTrips on Yesterday at 10:49:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by mjab [+]
Collected the little beauty yesterday and a first proper ride today of nearly 100 miles
Is it perfect, no,not 100%, but its great to ride and so responsive, even keeping below 5000 revs

I need to learn how to ride with a quickshifter, I sutill habitually pull the clutch in and close throttle when I should just be keeping it pinned

It must be difficult with us all being all shapes and sizes but as with both my gen 1 explorers the screen is giving me horrendous wind noise. There is some buffering but I can live with that. The vibey nature of the engine around the 5K rev mark is actually quite enjoyable and is certainly giving the bike some character.

So lightto move around and being thinner I can now plant both feet firmly on the ground

Got my cameras and Garmin to install into the Thunderbox that the dealer installed for me along with running the cables under the bodywork.




Is that a tall (optional) screen?
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New Members / Re: New, but old :p
« Last post by Icy on Yesterday at 10:37:16 PM »
 :400: to the family then :821:
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On Two Wheels / Re: Its ready for me
« Last post by NorthumBryan on Yesterday at 07:07:40 PM »
Looks very tidy. You'll get used to the quickshifter in no time and then wonder how you managed without one for all those years  :467:

P.S. love those wraparound engine bars.
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New Members / Re: New, but old :p
« Last post by NorthumBryan on Yesterday at 07:05:09 PM »
 :401: to the forum from Northumberland  :467:
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*Originally Posted by psalom625 [+]
I dropped the bike a few months ago and some coolant spilled out because the cap was knocked off. I'd like to top it off.
Again, to be on the safe side, do not mix them.

Keep the coolant level at or near the low mark on the reservoir. That's where they seem to like it. Filling the reservoir to full mark may result in overflow if you get caught in stop-and-crawl traffic on a hot day, or boil over if you key off under similar circumstances.
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Tiger 1200 Explorer - General Discussion / Re: OEM handguards move up and down
« Last post by JG_XRT on Yesterday at 06:15:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Coops!! [+]
I had bark busters on my previous 800xc and that is the only solution really.

 :0461:

OEMs give good weather protection.  But trees, rocks, and other motorcycles aren't weather.

You need a bar of some kind of metal backing up the plastic to protect your levers.  And hands.
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Tiger 1200 Explorer - General Discussion / Re: OEM handguards move up and down
« Last post by Coops!! on Yesterday at 06:01:05 PM »
They are a bit useless tbh. A lovely old chap ran in the back of me in the highlands and knocked me off ripping a pannier off; bike fell over, floppy hand guard twisted upwards = broken lever!

I had bark busters on my previous 800xc and that is the only solution really.
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Bridgestone Battlax T32
« Last post by Pailton on Yesterday at 09:41:46 AM »
Ok Last update

 5 1/2 -6k miles achieved out of the rear, it was down to the legal limit and I have to say it started to feel crap. Another pair on but not the GT version as I couldn't find any.

It's going to be interesting how these compare to the GT one's.

In Summary

 About 1 - 2 k less miles than the PR5's but way more enjoyable for all the reasons I've mentioned before. £325 fitted they're not cheep though.
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Electrical and Lighting / Re: Got a new battery
« Last post by daveejayuk on Yesterday at 08:49:34 AM »
2014 plate still on original battery, lthough have bought replacement and is sat in kitchen annoying the life out of the mrs, has anyone considered or bought a lithium ion unit? was at the NEC a couple of years ago and asked about them but didnt have one to suit the XCaccording to their listings at that time, but believe have one capable of supporting all the demands from the bike now.
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