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Old 04-08-2013, 03:31 AM   #3826
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Thanks bross. I'll check it out.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:14 AM   #3827
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You can see the intake here. I used to clean my sfv650's air filter once in a while. It was so simple to get to. With the TEX the whole gas tank has to be removed to get to the filter. This beast is fun to ride but a PITA to work on.


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Old 04-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #3828
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:40 PM   #3829
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Some Pics of My TEx

Colour as purchased. Painted by Dream Machine.







More pics/details in my blog (clicky here) if anyone's interested

Love the bike so far... Considering a Madstad screen at the moment... Undecided.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:33 AM   #3830
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Dave,

The orange paint is stunning! It really works well on the Explorer. Hopefully by the time I'm ready to buy mine, Triumph will have some different options for paint color. Like red, orange, or yellow.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:14 AM   #3831
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Planing my first big road trip for this year - my longest so far was up to Laguna Seca last year for MotoGp (approx. 800 miles round trip). This time I'm estimating 3k round trip; destination Circuit of The Americas to see the V8 Supercars race in the Austin 400, May 17-18

I'm only allocating eight days to get there and back, so I'm thinking the route will need to be fairly direct. Still, it should be fun and this will be my first time to Texas.

Anybody else in the area planing on being there?

Any tips, suggestion on places to stay and things that are a 'must see/do'?

Hmmm, guess I'm going to have to sample some Texas style BBQ while I'm there.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #3832
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Dave,

The orange paint is stunning! It really works well on the Explorer. Hopefully by the time I'm ready to buy mine, Triumph will have some different options for paint color. Like red, orange, or yellow.
Here's the red one. (not mine)

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Old 04-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #3833
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Pidcocks the dealer I bought mine from are just down the road from the Triumph factory and Dream Machine... not sure if there's any other connection but they've supplied Tex's in a number of different colours...

Orange and red as already posted, but I've also seen green, white and a smoke/red blend. I imagine they'd do any colour you want.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #3834
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Red looks great, as well. Now, who's got a picture of a yellow one? Or any other color. Maybe Triumph will get the hint.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #3835
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This thread seems to have slowed a bit so I'm guessing interest in the bike has leveled off somewhat? Inventory is good in the Chicago area so Triumph must be cranking them out. My local Dealer( MCC in Villa Park ) has invited me back for a test ride at their beautiful new facility and you can bet I'm going to take them up on their offer. The bike fits me perfectly and is so damm impressive in person. Can't wait for the weather to break.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #3836
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Red looks great, as well. Now, who's got a picture of a yellow one? Or any other color. Maybe Triumph will get the hint.
http://www.pidcock.com/triumph/trium...r-explorer.htm

That'll show you green, white, orange and smoke red... I have some better quality pics of a couple...







It's not really an expensive bike to change the colour on... not a lot of coloured bodywork... spray or wrap.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:52 AM   #3837
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This thread seems to have slowed a bit so I'm guessing interest in the bike has leveled off somewhat? Inventory is good in the Chicago area so Triumph must be cranking them out. My local Dealer( MCC in Villa Park ) has invited me back for a test ride at their beautiful new facility and you can bet I'm going to take them up on their offer. The bike fits me perfectly and is so damm impressive in person. Can't wait for the weather to break.
It will be worth the wait. Don't forget to bring your checkbook...
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:48 AM   #3838
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  • Vacation approved - check
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Planing my first big road trip for this year - my longest so far was up to Laguna Seca last year for MotoGp (approx. 800 miles round trip). This time I'm estimating 3k round trip; destination Circuit of The Americas to see the V8 Supercars race in the Austin 400, May 17-18

I'm only allocating eight days to get there and back, so I'm thinking the route will need to be fairly direct. Still, it should be fun and this will be my first time to Texas.

Anybody else in the area planing on being there?

Any tips, suggestion on places to stay and things that are a 'must see/do'?

Hmmm, guess I'm going to have to sample some Texas style BBQ while I'm there.
Austin is on the edge of the hill country with some good riding west of there. Easy to find info on the net, check Twisted Sisters. Lonestar Motorcycle Museum in Vanderpool is worth a stop, open on weekends only. Lots of good food, including interesting street vendors, in Austin. Also, plenty of night life on 6th St.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:05 AM   #3839
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Austin is on the edge of the hill country with some good riding west of there. Easy to find info on the net, check Twisted Sisters. Lonestar Motorcycle Museum in Vanderpool is worth a stop, open on weekends only. Lots of good food, including interesting street vendors, in Austin. Also, plenty of night life on 6th St.

Austin looks interesting.

If you ride to Vanderpool you might whip through Blanco and then Bandera which claims to be the cowboy Mecca of Texas. Longhorn Saloon is fun in a Texas saloon sort of way.

Both Austin and Boerne (north of San Antonio and on the way to Bandera) have combined BMW/Triumph dealers.

From Vanderpool you are maybe 100 miles to the border crossings at Eagle Pass and Del Rio.

I've been staying with some friends in Utopia (near Vanderpool) when I'm not working. Would happily show you the sights but, alas, I expect to be working down in the oil patch during that period of time.

Have fun!


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Old 04-13-2013, 04:23 AM   #3840
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Well, you did ask for other colours!

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