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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #100 on: September 13, 2012, 11:03:21 pm »
Dankie vir die terug voer, ek gaan maar die bande klaar ry en dan n better paar aansit. Ek ry nie genoeg om nou bande te wil ruil nie.
 

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« Reply #101 on: September 25, 2012, 03:51:22 pm »
I have noticed when riding at about 170km/h that the front of my Tiger 1200 starts to gently weave or snake progressively getting worse.Not frighteningly so but enough to shake the confidence of the bike.I contacted my dealer and Triumph SA supplied me with a loan bike and took my bike in to look after the whole set up.Got it back and same problem.

Two-up with the top-box on at 200km/h it becomes enough for me to shut the throttle down.

I rode the dealer's demo and same problem.

My take on it is that the aerodynamics of the 1200 Tiger takes weight of the front wheel at high speeds causing it to go light.

A lot of mentioning on it in the international blogs as well.

Anyone else experiencing it and any thoughts?

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #102 on: September 25, 2012, 03:55:41 pm »
I only have an 800 and that sits up to 160 no worries, then I get scared and back -off.  :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #103 on: September 27, 2012, 07:32:37 am »
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #104 on: September 27, 2012, 02:18:09 pm »
I avaraged 480 km's a day, some days I did not ride....At least 2 of them! Longest day in the saddle: 960km. The longest leg (mentally) of the trip - PE to Margate in one go, 737Km....the only k@k day except for the high speeds corners through the Transkei!!  :thumleft:

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #105 on: October 02, 2012, 03:33:11 pm »
Almal nog happy met hulle 1200's??
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #106 on: October 02, 2012, 05:03:35 pm »
Jy moet versigtig wees , met die Triumph hoef jy nie die clutch te brand om die voorwiel op te tel nie  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #107 on: October 02, 2012, 06:34:52 pm »
Le julle almal onder die bikes en fix olie lekke?? ??? ???

Wa is die replies??


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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #108 on: October 02, 2012, 07:56:03 pm »
I really don't have the 'nervious  problem on my bike over 170km/h. Took her up too the limiter a couple of times....Hakuna Matata. Any bike's behaviour in my opinion become a bit 'quick' over 170 (even my old GSXR) I have read about this, but in my experience she is as solid as need be on that speed. Maybe just get used to higher speed and relax the shoulders a bit ???
Keep in mind, the steering geometry on the Triumph is really quick, she loves corners and you will never (should never) run wide in a corner, so maybe that is the 'loose highspeed feeling?'


Unfortunately abroad in Kenya now, that means no riding for now >:(

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #109 on: October 03, 2012, 05:43:14 pm »
I really don't have the 'nervious  problem on my bike over 170km/h. Took her up too the limiter a couple of times....Hakuna Matata. Any bike's behaviour in my opinion become a bit 'quick' over 170 (even my old GSXR) I have read about this, but in my experience she is as solid as need be on that speed. Maybe just get used to higher speed and relax the shoulders a bit ???
Keep in mind, the steering geometry on the Triumph is really quick, she loves corners and you will never (should never) run wide in a corner, so maybe that is the 'loose highspeed feeling?'


Unfortunately abroad in Kenya now, that means no riding for now >:(

Cheers :laughing4:

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #110 on: October 06, 2012, 09:35:44 am »
Guys, please look at this. if you are interrested add your name etc to the list. Please read carefully regarding close of orders and close of payments.

To answer the inevetable question......Yes they can change the logo to say Truimph 1200 or Truimph Explorer.




http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=106067.0
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2012, 08:36:33 pm »
Any news on the spoke wheel edition? I would like to buy just the wheels and fit TKC for the more technical rides ???
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #112 on: October 15, 2012, 10:08:02 am »
Any news on the spoke wheel edition? I would like to buy just the wheels and fit TKC for the more technical rides ???

Me too  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #113 on: October 16, 2012, 11:47:59 am »
Nee manne... Julle het daai bikes goed gekoop = so ry dit maar   :laughing4: :laughing4:
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #114 on: October 16, 2012, 12:53:03 pm »
En hulle ry lekker hoor, probeer gerus jy mag dalk 'skip spring'  :imaposer:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #115 on: October 16, 2012, 01:44:44 pm »
Werk bietjie Mnr TVB's. Ek is vanoggend werk toe met my clutch mod aan. Sjoe dan loop my Yammie net so lekker soos daai tripple van jou.

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #116 on: October 16, 2012, 07:39:46 pm »
Werk bietjie Mnr TVB's. Ek is vanoggend werk toe met my clutch mod aan. Sjoe dan loop my Yammie net so lekker soos daai tripple van jou.

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As dit nou nie was vir 'onstabiliteit' in die werk nie het ek volg jaar my 2012 ingeruil vir die 2013......maar ongelukkig moet ons arme konsultante alles kontant doen want n klompie voorgangers het kak gemaak  :imaposer:

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #117 on: October 17, 2012, 03:54:03 pm »


Lekker ne, manne die is n bike en n half!!  :laughing4:



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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #118 on: October 17, 2012, 06:16:26 pm »
Im struggling to get a pipe for my Triumph.

I can get a brandnew Cowley silencer, all shapes and sizes, just need to get my own connector pipe fitted, for R1050.

The one I like is 400mm long. Will it be too loud  :peepwall:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #119 on: October 17, 2012, 07:54:44 pm »
Im struggling to get a pipe for my Triumph.

I can get a brandnew Cowley silencer, all shapes and sizes, just need to get my own connector pipe fitted, for R1050.

The one I like is 400mm long. Will it be too loud  :peepwall:

Pm GStry , he brought in pipes for the Triumph that is stunning in all aspects, gr8 looking Itallion made - and even cheaper than an Ackro :laughing4: