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  • Offline smoothbored

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    Gen 1 Trumph Explorer 1200
    on: Sep 06, 2019, 12.54 am
    Sep 06, 2019, 12.54 am
    Well, I have only 1700. miles on 16 VFRX. And I've been thinking about tackling the two issues of my Honda, sensitive throttle & harsh suspension. So I'm looking around and find a 14 Triumph Explorer 1200 with 4k miles for 8k USD. 

    And then I took a gander at their forum, major engine head problems/ issues. So I'm sticking with the Honda for a while.

    Anyone here have a Gen 1 Explorer 1200 ?

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    Re: Gen 1 Trumph Explorer 1200
    Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2019, 10.14 am
    Sep 06, 2019, 10.14 am
    Triumph Explorer 1200 cylinder head issues, well documented and very expensive.......!  :005: :005: :005: :005: a lot cheaper to stick with the reliability of the Crosstourer and upgrade the suspension.
    At least you’ll then know that when ever you hit that starter button the CT will get you from A to B without any issues.  :001:

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    Re: Gen 1 Trumph Explorer 1200
    Reply #2 on: Sep 06, 2019, 07.40 pm
    Sep 06, 2019, 07.40 pm
    Testride the Explorer first and do it in 20 degrease.

    I did it with the Explorer and then with the Crosstourer. I was driving in JEANS and the heat from the Explorer engine was to much for me. Then a testride on the Crosstourer and it was almost to cold in my Kevlar Jeans.

    So If you like the heat from the engine , go with Explorer it has a GREAT engine.

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    Re: Gen 1 Trumph Explorer 1200
    Reply #3 on: Sep 06, 2019, 10.02 pm
    Sep 06, 2019, 10.02 pm
    Yes, there was also mention of excessive engine heat from the big Tiger.  I sold a 05 FJR for the same reason. No swamp ass here.

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    Re: Gen 1 Trumph Explorer 1200
    Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 2019, 08.00 am
    Sep 08, 2019, 08.00 am
    When i bought my original CT the Explorer was very much in the running, to be honest it was my favourite, i was all set to pull the trigger on the Triumph when the head issues ur ur raised their head. :006:

    Mate of mine lost his Tex for weeks while they resolved it, to be fair he, and a lot of other owners ive since heard, had their bikes returned fixed and several other bits and pieces replaced. He had scratched his exhaust and a side panel and these were replaced FOC. Good sweetner by Triumph.
    The head issue and a few other things that came up put me off going for the Triumph.

    In 2016 i tried the Explorer again, it was a hot day and the diffence in heat output between the CT and the Tex was unbelievable.

    Ive had an FJR too, early bikes also cooked the rider in hot weather.

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    Re: Gen 1 Trumph Explorer 1200
    Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2019, 01.44 pm
    Sep 08, 2019, 01.44 pm
    I had a 2012 TEX and did 14000 trouble free miles on it. Would have another one without hesitation.