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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #420 on: January 20, 2019, 08:47:57 am »
From riding 950s and 990s, What a refreshing bike.

This is so smooth.

 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #421 on: January 22, 2019, 09:14:18 am »
Seeing as the 1st gen Tex has a 150 rear but also a 4.5 rear rim... Why can't I fit a 170 e07?
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #422 on: January 22, 2019, 09:15:38 am »
Powerslides for days.

Impressed in all honesty.

 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #423 on: January 22, 2019, 06:52:57 pm »
Took her out this afternoon again. The wind was pumping, topbox was rattling, but she just asked for more.

Ive done nearly a thousand km since Sunday and I havent even gone anywhere...

Yet.


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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #424 on: February 17, 2019, 07:40:20 pm »
Beautiful machine you have there. They truly are special machines. Built like sherman tanks. Suprisingly thrifty on dirt also. Like the pics

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #425 on: November 06, 2019, 10:28:30 pm »
Het vandag XCA 1200 gekry.Sal laat weet hoe hy ry as die wind ophou waai .
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #426 on: November 07, 2019, 12:25:42 pm »
This is so smooth.

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #427 on: November 18, 2019, 09:48:14 am »
Die xca begin weave van 170kmh, Luggage is af screen is laag,as dit in sport mode is begin dit weave op 195kmh. Soek hulp?
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #428 on: November 18, 2019, 10:19:35 am »
Die xca begin weave van 170kmh, Luggage is af screen is laag,as dit in sport mode is begin dit weave op 195kmh. Soek hulp?

Die feit dat dit op 195kph gebeur op sport mode beteken dis iets te doen met die drivetrain - waarskynlik suspension, siende dat dit met sport mode gestel sal word.

Hulle het nog almal altyd hierdie issue gehad, en die ouens reken dat enigiets van tyre pressures na suspension stel na nuwe tyres die issue uitsorteer.
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #429 on: November 18, 2019, 05:43:08 pm »
Dit is n nice bike,en die is die enigste probleem.Sal fout soek tot hy reg is,
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #430 on: November 18, 2019, 09:03:18 pm »
Hi STEN
What tyres are on you XCA? If its Metzler Tourance then thats the problem.My XCA bought new in 2017 was fitted with these and i experienced the same problem that you have.I fitted Anakee 3's at about 13000km and what a huge difference problem disappeared instantly so much so that i run up to 225km with screen fully up and she sits planted.I came from Gansbaai via caledon this evening in strong winds with Top Box and drybag running up to 210km and she handled perfectly.Many Explorer owners have complained about the metzler tourance tyres  and the dreaded weave.
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #431 on: November 18, 2019, 10:08:39 pm »
Hi, I have Metzeler tourance next on the bike. So my next stop is the tire shop. I have anakee 3 on my tenere and they have no issue at high speed. THANKS A LOT...I will let you know what the anakees do..   
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #432 on: November 19, 2019, 06:40:28 pm »
Pleasure,looking forward to positive feedback
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #433 on: November 22, 2019, 03:11:15 pm »
For what it's worth. I did about 200 with panniers and pillion and no issue. Mine has a bar shake at around 80. Changed tyres today and we will see hou it goes now. Metzeller gave me 25k km on the last set.


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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #434 on: November 23, 2019, 12:32:41 pm »
25000km that's  good
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #435 on: November 27, 2019, 09:39:16 pm »
So I put on a set of the Dunlop Trail smart Max. Big difference all round. Head shake is gone and the bike feels smoother. I don't know how else to explain. More stable at speed, I have only been up to about 150. ONLY problem I have is the road noise oa about 80/85 I cannot believe how loud it is. I am happy overall.

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #436 on: February 26, 2020, 10:34:23 am »
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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #437 on: February 26, 2020, 02:45:37 pm »
A beutiful bike, like like like!!  :3some:
 

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Re: The Official Triumph 1200 Explorer Thread
« Reply #438 on: February 26, 2020, 03:45:59 pm »
Pity about Triumph's support dealer network.