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The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« on: June 28, 2012, 12:09:20 pm »
Share some thoughts, reviews, photos please!
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 12:19:52 pm »
TVB, you are going to love that bike, I test rode one for all of 20 minutes a few weeks ago and loved it. I have the 800 XC and wont upgrade (have a elebenfiddy for the wife and I) purely as the 800 is my toy!

Let us have some pics when you get it please?

And try not to grin too much
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 12:27:41 pm »
I am going to ride it ...ha ha  >:D

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 01:21:22 pm »
I am going to ride it ...ha ha  >:D

 :bueller: At least I will ride back to Brits on a bike this time and not in a cage  :laughing4:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 01:22:48 pm »
TVB, you are going to love that bike, I test rode one for all of 20 minutes a few weeks ago and loved it. I have the 800 XC and wont upgrade (have a elebenfiddy for the wife and I) purely as the 800 is my toy!

Let us have some pics when you get it please?
And try not to grin too much

Pics....twist my arm and even an RR may follow!!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 01:29:11 pm »
TVB, you are going to love that bike, I test rode one for all of 20 minutes a few weeks ago and loved it. I have the 800 XC and wont upgrade (have a elebenfiddy for the wife and I) purely as the 800 is my toy!

Let us have some pics when you get it please?
And try not to grin too much

Pics....twist my arm and even an RR may follow!!  :thumleft:

You wont have to twist my arm, I'll ride with you, where in the North West are you?
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 01:31:58 pm »
TVB, you are going to love that bike, I test rode one for all of 20 minutes a few weeks ago and loved it. I have the 800 XC and wont upgrade (have a elebenfiddy for the wife and I) purely as the 800 is my toy!

Let us have some pics when you get it please?
And try not to grin too much

Pics....twist my arm and even an RR may follow!!  :thumleft:

You wont have to twist my arm, I'll ride with you, where in the North West are you?

Brits!
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 01:47:24 pm »
Maybe we can go for a ride sometime? I am back in SA on the 24th of July for three weeks
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 03:08:47 pm »
Maybe we can go for a ride sometime? I am back in SA on the 24th of July for three weeks

Not sure when I'll be back. Was going to do my tax rotation - 2 month 2 week but they gave an option of a short 4 week. However, I don't get pay when I'm home so I will have to think it carefully over since I do need to built up the savings again....the Triumph was a little expensive  :peepwall: but worth it all, we only have one life  :laughing4: However, always keen for an outride, if we miss each other this time around we can always arrange in future - nice gravel roads in NW!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 03:16:23 pm »
Funny not a single visit yet from a owner, but when I was at Mean Machine they have already sold all but a black one! I hope to hear from owners soon :deal:

I have ordered the luggage plate/rack or whatever you call it from GStry - posting my trax base plate to him next week. He will then fit it onto the luggage plate and post back. Think it will look gr8! The KLR was simple, I just drilled a few holes into the existing OEM plate.....but DIY is out for the tripple  :imaposer:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 03:36:05 pm »
Beaut!! :drif:
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 09:25:54 am »
The Triumph E will not start if you don’t pull the clutch  :deal: , even when it’s in N. The one guy who also bought one from Mean Machine told me he was riding the demo, stopped next to the road and switched off. After a while he tried to start but nothing :patch: . While phoning Mean Machine for help he pulled the clutch lever and she fired up…..eish – reminds me of the day in CT I forgot to check the kill switch on the little DR200 and started stripping the bike on the pavement with my Leatherman! :imaposer:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 12:13:25 pm »
A special thanks to Ruben Siebert & Mean Machine Menlyn. Although I am currently in Kenya Ruben always kept me informed about the progress and even posted photos! You guys are great, thanks!! :thumleft:

I can't wait to get home and go on my first little adventure!!
Cheers!!  :laughing4:
 

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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 12:28:37 pm »
Naaais! Enjoy the bike!
 

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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2012, 12:41:23 pm »
Mean Machine has come along way since Francois bought it,  I visit there fairly often now.
Only ever saw the blue, black and silver explorers, do they come in other colours ?
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2012, 07:36:05 pm »
Mean Machine has come along way since Francois bought it,  I visit there fairly often now.
Only ever saw the blue, black and silver explorers, do they come in other colours ?

Yes I've been doing busness with them for a while now - I like their workshop too.

The Explorer's launch colours were the above mentioned 3, I expect them to add other next year as it became custom to the various manufacturers. Look for example at the KLR, this year they decided to paint the rims and forks black. Think it will look stunning in white and also the Triumph orange :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2012, 07:22:14 pm »
I fitted a set of Trax pannier frames to a mate's Explorer, must say, they look the bizznizz.......he had panniers from his 1050 Tiger....I also have topbox plates for the Explorer, designed to take the Trax topbox.
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2012, 08:35:20 pm »
Tomorrow, Tomorrow...goes the song... ;)

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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2012, 11:54:25 am »
Tomorrow, Tomorrow...goes the song... ;)

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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2012, 01:50:38 pm »
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