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Parts, Accessories & Clothing For Sale / Re: Seat bag
« Last post by uglybeard on Today at 12:08:35 PM »
I never used it on the Explorer.  It was a Yamaha XVS1300 I had it on.  I am sure it would be fine on the Explorer, and it left no marks on the bike I used it on.

Regards,

Richard
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New Members / Hi all
« Last post by Collier32 on Today at 09:38:29 AM »
hi Im Mark from Staffordshire , I pick up my new to me 2016 xcx explorer on Saturday after owning a BMW F800GSA for 2 years. Hope to get out and do some long distance touring now.
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Parts, Accessories & Clothing For Sale / Re: Seat bag
« Last post by Cragman7 on Today at 09:36:20 AM »
I'm gutted to have missed this, I've been casually looking but not seen one for sale in the UK before.
Can I ask how it fitted on the Explorer rear seat, was it a good for and did it feel secure ? Any marks on the bike after use. ??

Thank you

Pete
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I tried one of these and loved it. It reduced the buffeting effect better than 3 other screen options I tried, plus the adjustments cover a great range for options on any given day.

Pete
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Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: Quick Questions
« Last post by NH on Today at 08:49:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jon [+]
I used Krylon flat black, topped with a coat of Krylon Mat Clear on my SW Motech upper bars. I matched the OEM lower bars perfectly. :028:

 :028:
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Suspension - Set-up, Repair and Mods / Re: Rear shock failure
« Last post by Destructo82 on Today at 07:55:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by moggi1964 [+]
I run this https://www.wilbers-shop.de/en/Motorcycle/Triumph/Tiger-Explorer-V13VG/shock-absorber-type-640-Road.html?cur=1 with the external preload adjuster fitted by Revs.

Got them to do the front as well.

Good value.
That does seem good value, especially considering the cost of an oem replacement. How is the ride in comparison to stock?
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Goodby Metzler; hello Continental
« Last post by JG_XRT on Today at 02:38:16 AM »
I actually liked the Tourance Next tires that came stock, except the road noise was terrible.  I've had quieter knobbies.  The front did wear oddly as noted above as well.

And the rears seemed to attract objects that wanted to poke holes in them.

I had to replace 2 rear Metzelers in the span of 1000 miles.

Of course, I also poked a hole in the Pirelli later on, but at least that tire was nearing the end of its life.

I like Conti tires, and had several sets on other bikes.

Let us know how yours work out.
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Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: Previous Bikes
« Last post by JG_XRT on Today at 02:26:18 AM »
A lot of you have bikes I wish I'd owned.

Here's my list:

Kawasaki 175 of some sort (first bike...bought for $10, ran for about 10 minutes, not sure what happened to it).
Suzuki GS550E
Suzuki GS750T
Honda V65 Sabre (with the Honda fairing kit; way more motorcycle than an 18 year old kid should ever have)
Kawasaki Concours (the 1000cc version)
Yamaha 600 Radian
Suzuki 800 Intruder
Triumph Sprint ST
Kawasaki KLR 650
Yamaha XT 250
Honda CB500F (for sale!  3 years of warranty left....make an offer!  :001:)
Triumph Tiger Explorer XRT
Can-Am Ryker Rallye Edition....picking up in 2 weeks......does that count as a bike?

I bought the first two Suzukis with my Dad, who had always wanted a motorcycle.  My mom had a visceral hatred for motorcycles (or, as she called them, "killer cycles").  When We brought the GS 550E home, she refused to look at it and didn't talk to my dad for 3 weeks.  I found out 20 years later that the reason dad went halfsies with me on that bike was because "Rosie couldn't stay mad at two people for as long as she could at just one.  I needed someone to share the pain."  :008:

Dad and I went on to ride the lower 48 states and parts of Canada together, and dipped into Mexico just so we could say we'd ridden there.  We last rode together in 2006 I think.  He had to give it up to take care of my mom.  But he did buy another bike a few years ago at the tender age of 79, but I never got the opportunity to take another ride with him.  He passed two years ago.  Those cross-country motorcycle trips with dad are my fondest memories.
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Send an offer if interested..Im not easily offended and the worst I can say is no...:)
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I have just put these MITAS 09's on the 2012 Gen 1 Big Cat... I have had many Types of Tyres on... From 20/80, 30/70 50/50. These are 80/20 off road / road. I can say, that having these on, I can improve my Off Road Pace by 30kph on really, really snotty forest tracks. These are far faster in the rough, than the MITAS 07 on a Competing BMW GSA with a FINKE desert race rider.

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