Tiger 1200 Explorer - Extras 2
I fitted a Mudflap to keep spray and dirt off the Rear Shock and
Suspension Linkages. In wet weather my rear tyre used to throw
too much mess all over the rear shock and linkages. To solve
this problem I bought a CCM 604 Rear Shock Protector Kit from
eBay. As supplied it is almost the perfect shape. You can see
below the small amount I had to trim off to make it fit. After a
18,000 miles I can confirm this is one of my best modifications.
Sticker Kits Part No MSTS12157
for £9.99p each.
I have fitted Blue "Triumph" Stickers
to each of my Nomada Panniers
and a Silver sticker onto the
screen. One large triangular
sticker is fitted to my rack and 2
small triangular stickers on the
Pannier lids. They look tasteful.
TIP: I removed the battery to enable me to bolt the mud flap
in place, there was plenty of room around the rear wheel to
use a standard cordless drill to make the holes.
The rear of the battery box on the Explorer seems to have
mouldings that are purpose made to receive a proper shock
protector so hopefully a better Shock Protector may appear
on the market. Until then my rubber flap will have to do.
My old Tiger Key ring on the left has ridden 50,000 miles and is
now looking a little sad so I have bought a new Key ring on the
TIP: Having a large fluffy Key ring makes the keys easy to find
as a bonus the fur keeps the triple clamp nicely polished
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Skidmarx Fender Extender for the front
mudguard. When I bought my Explorer I thought
it had a good sized front mudguard. When riding
in the dry it works well but once the weather
deteriorates I soon found that dirt gets flicked all
over the exhaust pipes and the engine.
Extending the fender is a must.
I managed to source some aftermarket levers for the Tiger Explorer quite cheaply
for £22 from eBay. Following a lead from a US based Tiger site the Explorer uses
the same levers as a Yamaha FJR1200 2003, Buell 1125CR, ZX7R. The part
number to Google is F14/C777.
These levers offer 6 adjustments, I have short fingers and they suit me better than
stock. Well made and nicely different.