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After around 1100 miles, a couple of problems have crept up with my Tiger Explorer.... Let me preface that I'm an experienced rider with a stable of Triumphs and other bikes to compare some of my issues to ( in other words, I'm not over sensitive to anomalies in a machine...)
1.) After switching out the stock grips for the Triumph Heated Grips, I've found that the throttle is extremely funky and rather "loose". While many of made mention of a twitchy throttle with the drive-by-wire, this is downright funky...hit a slight bump in the road and you will get power surges, no matter how you adjust your grip. I find in general it is "vague" feeling at best...The stock was much better.
I contacted Triumph and they stated they have only heard of this on an anecdotal basis, but I believe it could become a safety issue...especially on a bike that is designed to do it all. I would encourage you to express this to your dealer if you have a similar feeling, or call Triumph as well. My dealer believes it might be a tuning issue since it is drive-by-wire. I'm also going to look at throttle grease, which many have reported can help.
2.) I discovered that the cruise control on my bike will not disengage with the front brake application. SCARY! I went to apply some light braking, and found that with the adjustment in speed, the bike actually wanted to take off: it was adding speed while applying the front brake at the same time. Let me say it was a bit unnerving.
I tested it multiple times at slower speeds, and it was consistent. If I applied the rear brake or clutch, it was an instant off.
Triumph advised to take it in, and expressed concerned about what was reported on this last point....
Needless to say, she goes to the shop next week to take a quick peek.
Otherwise, after some extremely enjoyable rides, she is definitely a hit, and Triumph knocked it out of the park with this bike.
Let me know if you have had any similar issues!
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