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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2012, 02:31:42 pm »
Congrats Gabies, we have got the same color but I see you have decided on the spots without crash bars. I will fit the spots maybe later - they look nice in that brackets!

Raggety I did just that except for the Honda - just don't like the look of it as well as the V4 motor with 10000km service - however, I think it will also be a gr8 bike. What appealed to me was the 3 cylinder Triumph with standard fitted centre stand and overall charackter of the bike. I must admid though, th BMW impressed but the S10 was in a clear second spot. Some outlets are selling them for R129K standard (a month ago) which is real good value. The sump however is a tad to close to the grond, not much more than the Triumph but the 10's front suspention is very soft especially under braking. Whatever you decide, you cant make a fault with any 1200, they all are gr8 - the Truimph just beat the other by bringing a smile to my face. If you come from a roadbike background, this Triumph is the bike for you :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2012, 02:18:01 pm »
Triumph Panniers fitted, 800km service done - Thanks Woody1! He took delivery and ran my baby in!  :thumleft:
Service R1000 at Traditional Triumph, Panniers R7500 Fitted
What I love about them, the have a very nice way of attaching/removing and once removed the bike still looks sporty without frames and stuff

Now you tell me, does this panniers on the Truimph look small..... ???

My wife can use the one on the left, even space for her hair dryer  :3some:

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2012, 02:41:53 pm »
Nee mooi! Nou moet jy net by die huis kom sodat jy en die vrou daai panniesr kan uittoets!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2012, 03:18:04 pm »
Nee mooi! Nou moet jy net by die huis kom sodat jy en die vrou daai panniesr kan uittoets!  :thumleft:

Ons gaan nie net die panniers uittoets nie :peepwall:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2012, 03:22:33 pm »
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2012, 01:05:02 am »
If there is already a thread like this, the mods can please delete :deal:

How many dogs have taken delivery or are waiting for their Triumph 1200 Explorer?

Tell us about your bike – post pictures and even videos!! :laughing4:

I have traded my 2010 KLR on one! Coming from years of road biking I had a terrible skydiving accident in Jan 2003. I sold my bike while lying in intensive care. So after coming home from an expedition on Gough Island I slowly started out but this time around on the DS bikes. Started with a Honda XR600L and bought the wife a DR200 to learn on as well. The XR gave me a lot of headaches but I suppose it was just old….I spent most of my time on the DR200 and loved it.
Even took it with us on a holiday to CT on the back of the bakkie :D. Made a big mistake the day I sold that little one – a gr8 trail bike. However, I decided on a new KLR in Nov 2010 and loved it. That was till I toured with my wife on the back from Margate to Brits in 10 hours – almost a thousand kilometers and yes, out buds hurt :3some:. So my friend Kobus offered me a ride on his 1200 ST, and it was just awesome :thumleft:. I wanted one but decided to test ride the BMW as well. Great bike but I enjoyed the S10 just so much more. So on my way to Centurion Yamaha I stopped at Honda Zambezi….I just did not like the Honda’s style and decided to move on. My son then convinced me to stop at Mean Machine – The Triumph talked to my heart and I was offered a test ride >:D. I bought it – the power is just amazing and the talk and smoothness of the engine. It fits me, it fits my personality – it’s a great bike and I cannot wait to take delivery. I am Currently in Kenya while they are busy fitting all the extras.
Please share your photos and thoughts here


Picked mine up in mid May from Rob also at Mean Machine
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2012, 01:07:42 am »
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 ?

Nope, only in the 3 colours you've seen
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2012, 07:37:29 am »
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 ?

Nope, only in the 3 colours you've seen

I love the lava red and even white on the 800Tiger...the milatary green looks gr8 but suits the classic Triumph scrambles best! However, I do love my silver grey, suits the bike :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2012, 08:32:35 pm »
Hi TVB at that stage they didn't have the crashbars yet in stock but got it fitted after the first service. Done almost 3500km on it and still smiling all the time. Next will be the panniers. The people from Traditional are good and helpful.
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2012, 08:57:00 pm »
Hi TVB at that stage they didn't have the crashbars yet in stock but got it fitted after the first service. Done almost 3500km on it and still smiling all the time. Next will be the panniers. The people from Traditional are good and helpful.

Well absalutely great, Nice to finally get some feedback from owners! :thumleft:  One thing is clear, this 3 cylinder is smooth and powerfull! Gr8 bike  :laughing4:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2012, 03:11:42 pm »
TVB is tuis en nou ry hy sy eie meisie... bietjie secondhand na my maar hy SMILE darem.
Lekker ry Tom en geniet baie veilige myle met haar. 
Dankie dat jy my vertrou het met jou nuwe fiets, dit was 'n plesier om haar vir jou op te pas.
Dankie vir die kuiertjie vandag en geniet julle trippie volgende week.


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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2012, 06:39:54 am »
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Baie dankie Woody1 ek is in n bonatuurlike goeie bui, het sommer n afdraai misgery en weer by die lughawe opgeeindig :imaposer:

So lekker gewees!!Die braai en biertjie ook!

Daai engine is so glad, ek sal moet leer hoe om daai speedcontroll te gebruik want sy is kla fiks.  :laughing4:

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2012, 08:34:48 am »
As dit nie vir die valhelm was nie het daai smile re o jou kop geloop! Bly vir jou man! baie veilige en gelukkige myle.
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2012, 02:57:17 pm »
This thread is not growing?  No triumph riders? ::)
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2012, 03:42:32 pm »
We are a shy and retiring species.....except ..... for...... GIDEON
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2012, 11:03:02 pm »
We are a shy and retiring species.....except ..... for...... GIDEON


Ditto!! :thumleft:

Tomorrow the mrs and I will be on the first leg of our Clanwilliam trip if all goes well the town near Augrabies will be our first overnigt, 900km  :laughing4:

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2012, 07:00:06 am »
Vat hom fluffy en hou ons op hoogte.  Lekker ry  :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2012, 09:35:08 pm »
Enjoy your trip. Geniet :ricky:
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2012, 09:27:36 am »
Geniet dit  :biggrin:


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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2012, 10:55:45 am »
We are a shy and retiring species.....except ..... for...... GIDEON

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