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Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Farside13
Screen

What the Explorer needs IMO is a small "bikini" like I had on the 955 Tiger it was enough to take most of the blast off the chest but left the helmet in clean (and quiet) air.

The bonus was that...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Farside13
Ride report

On Thursday 19th April I collected my black explorer, that evening I did about 200km. I took Friday off and took a loooong ride to mostly nowhere to run up the miles on Saturday morning she had her...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 02:13 AM
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Posted By Farside13
The gleaming beast

http://i.pbase.com/g4/43/630643/2/143123970.UXT8ShrM.jpg

The new beast a couple of weeks ago on delivery day :D
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2012, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Farside13
+1 :rofl:rofl:rofl Can we stop talking...

+1 :rofl:rofl:rofl

Can we stop talking about meds, how well we used to ride when we were in nappies (diapers for you across the pond), fussing in shops etc. I still have the picture in my ind...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2012, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Farside13
Fighting talk as always B&D :rofl I don't think...

Fighting talk as always B&D :rofl I don't think my "barge" will be holding anybody up, especially not you :evil
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2012, 03:14 AM
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Posted By Farside13
We have the same situation here in SA, even...

We have the same situation here in SA, even though I ordered late last year (immediately after seeing the spy shots) I couldn't get a launch model. All the launch models are going to the dealers as...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2012, 02:26 AM
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Posted By Farside13
Jo'burg South Africa

There fixed it :1drink
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2012, 04:35 AM
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Posted By Farside13
There is a black Explorer on its way to my house...

There is a black Explorer on its way to my house next week. This will be the first bike delivered in the country :D. I've been on edge for the last few weeks as we have planned a trip around the...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2012, 10:53 AM
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Views: 771,205
Posted By Farside13
Oh ok that will probably make the difference,...

Oh ok that will probably make the difference, thanks! :beer
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2012, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Farside13
I also noticed that I don't really like the lean...

I also noticed that I don't really like the lean forward position. It also seems that it can't move back because on a "full lock" the bars nearly touch the tank so I think any movement backwards will...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2012, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Farside13
+1 one look at that great big fugly garbage bin...

+1 one look at that great big fugly garbage bin posing as a silencer and you're compelled to change it. It looks to me as though the part was made to be changed, a disposable silencer. It looks too...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2012, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Farside13
Launch day

We had the launch in Johannesburg this Wednesday attended by about 300 Triumph fans. It was bit chaotic trying to get near he bike and have a good look so there is one half decent pic of it, the bike...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2012, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Farside13
Launch pack

This is the offer on the Jack Lilley website for the launch pack bike a fantastic offer if you consider the total cost of all those extras in relation to the price difference. I had a go at my...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2012, 10:54 PM
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Views: 771,205
Posted By Farside13
Top marks

Great write up quite balanced I thought. From my point of view it checks all my boxes exactly suited to my style of riding, expectations of speed handling and comfort. As he correctly says taking a...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2012, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Farside13
Dealer report

I had call yesterday from my dealer directly after his first ride on the Explorer in Spain . He was gushing saying it is the best ride he has had in years. The throttle is as smooth as silk, very...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Farside13
Launch date

Launch in South Africa (Johannesburg) 21 March :clap :1drink

My bike gets delivered shortly thereafter :clap :lol3
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2012, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Farside13
This is CR Smith in action. I visited the...

This is CR Smith in action. I visited the factory a few years ago and we found the man that did the stripes on my bike.

http://i.pbase.com/o5/43/630643/1/68343792.bob0xMAg.IMG_0066copy.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2012, 05:58 AM
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Posted By Farside13
I just LOVE the sound of that big triple :clap ...

I just LOVE the sound of that big triple :clap With an aftermarket pipe it will be pure music :D hopefully similar to my Speed Triple that I foolishly sold it had the best soundtrack to a good road...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2012, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Farside13
Many have been obsessing with the tank size and...

Many have been obsessing with the tank size and consumption of the new bike I think it is just about right, nothing I'm not accustomed to from my 955 and 1050 Tigers. For travelling around Africa the...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2012, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Farside13
Here's your personal invite, Pta shold wake up!

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/426848_354448091246668_172767909414688_1224068_521100831_n.jpg
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2012, 04:40 AM
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Posted By Farside13
Triumph party

My dealer (South Africa) is arranging a Triumph party day on 21 March and say that there will be a surprise bike shown on the day! l wonder what that could be :evil :1drink

Can't wait for that...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19,883
Views: 5,613,167
Posted By Farside13
Hendrix scram

The Hendrix scram is the amazing I'd have one in a heart beat. Nice idea with the extra Tiger light but it reminds of a squinting BMW unfortunately.
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19,883
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Posted By Farside13
How do reintroduce air injection?

How do reintroduce air injection?
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2011, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Farside13
I'm very happy with the specs, loads of grunt,...

I'm very happy with the specs, loads of grunt, loads of comfort, all the gadets including computer controlable from the handlebars (at last!), looks great, even in Africa we have enough fuel stops on...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2011, 04:13 AM
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Views: 771,205
Posted By Farside13
You've lost interest in this bike because you...

You've lost interest in this bike because you would have to stop for fuel 20 miles sooner than on a Honda?! :jack
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2011, 01:34 AM
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Views: 771,205
Posted By Farside13
Very very cool and very very quick!!:clap ...

Very very cool and very very quick!!:clap

Can you get a clearer shot of this version with all the extras?
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19,883
Views: 5,613,167
Posted By Farside13
As much as I may not like it your response makes...

As much as I may not like it your response makes a whole lotta sense. So it's no rice crispies for me on my ride :(:
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19,883
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Posted By Farside13
Great sound. Your pipes have what I call the...

Great sound. Your pipes have what I call the "snap-pop-crackle" sound (popping, backfiring on deceleration). When I tested a scrambler with Arrow pipes it had that sound. I since bought a scram with...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19,883
Views: 5,613,167
Posted By Farside13
I visited the factory a few years ago and we...

I visited the factory a few years ago and we found CR Smith who had signed the tank on our 2006 Bonnie. This the man in action...
...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2011, 08:19 AM
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Views: 498
Posted By Farside13
Alternative to BMW Rallye R pants?

I'm looking for an alternative (another brand) of adventure pants that will be very similar to the Rallye 3 BMW trousers. I own the city pants and find them very comfortable and the knee protection...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 20,069
Views: 3,397,845
Posted By Farside13
Pissed Here's the proof my mate collected is brand...

Here's the proof my mate collected is brand spanking new Tiger XC (lucky sh%$t). BTW the bike is awesome much, much, much better in real life - pictures and vids don't do it any justice. What I'm...
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