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  • Offline Abramsgunner   us

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    Re: Tiger 800 stock handlebar choices?
    Reply #10 on: Dec 15, 2019, 03.53 am
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    I guess that brings up another question...  Is there a specific year or part number for the Explorer bars that is best to use, or are they all the same?
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    Re: Tiger 800 stock handlebar choices?
    Reply #11 on: Dec 15, 2019, 08.28 am
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    *Originally Posted by Abramsgunner [+]
    Well it's starting to sound like the explorer bars are the best option   :001:

    Well they had better be as I have just bought a good used set of explorer bars :046:
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    Re: Tiger 800 stock handlebar choices?
    Reply #12 on: Jul 07, 2022, 12.36 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Abramsgunner [+]
    Well it's starting to sound like the explorer bars are the best option   :001:

    *Originally Posted by Abramsgunner [+]
    I guess that brings up another question...  Is there a specific year or part number for the Explorer bars that is best to use, or are they all the same?

    I know this is an old topic, but yesterday I decided to give it a try and replace the handlebars of my 2015 Tiger XCX with the Tiger Explorer 1200 handlebars. The part number of the Explorer bar is T2041624 (2012-2015 model). The handlebars are bend backward a little more and they are slightly wider than the original bar. I had to cut the connectors of the original heated grips, because they don't fit through the hole at the end of the Explorer handlebars which is much narrower. Also I needed to run new wires through the handlebars to reconnect the heated grips. I reconnected the cut-off connectors  to my new wires coming out of the handlebars and used them on connectors that were still on the cable tree (the part that I pulled out of the original handlebars)

    Everything else fits just nicely. Hope to make a test drive next week and let you know the result.

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    Re: Tiger 800 stock handlebar choices?
    Reply #13 on: Jul 07, 2022, 01.02 pm
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    I had them on mine they were great. Much more comfortable.

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    Re: Tiger 800 stock handlebar choices?
    Reply #14 on: Jul 08, 2022, 07.32 am
    Jul 08, 2022, 07.32 am
    Did mine nearly 3 years ago and never looked back. Also did a fitting guide on this Forum somewhere.
    Something like 'why you want to fit explorer bars'
    One important thing to consider is setting the lean back on the bars, check tank clearance / tank bags etc...
    Then set the angle of your control blocks and drill the mount holes.

    Nothing like getting on the bike and it feels comfortable straight off, like a good pair of boots.