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Old 08-08-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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I just bought my first ADV Bike

A new 2014 Triumph 800 XC. I already have an FJR1300 for distance touring (which I will keep) and a FZ-09 for flirting with certain death (which I am selling). I pick it up tomorrow.

Did I just do something stupid?
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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A new 2014 Triumph 800 XC. I already have an FJR1300 for distance touring (which I will keep) and a FZ-09 for flirting with certain death (which I am selling). I pick it up tomorrow.

Did I just do something stupid?
No, you made a very smart move! Adventure bikes with the commanding upright position promote spirited riding through the twisties, but not the stupid crazy stuff we can't help doing on sportbikes. These bikes also allow you to enjoy the ride and scenery, not the tunnel vision of ripping from corner to corner!

If you get any static from the wifey, just make the argument that the new XC will save your life...
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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Thumb Enjoy!

Have fun!

Glad you did not buy the F800GS.

Update your profile and become more social already. :)
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard fjrider!
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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A new 2014 Triumph 800 XC. I already have an FJR1300 for distance touring (which I will keep) and a FZ-09 for flirting with certain death (which I am selling). I pick it up tomorrow.

Did I just do something stupid?
LOL! I just bought a lightly used Super Tenere and am putting my FZ1 (highly modified and almost certain death-mobile) and am wondering if I made a mistake, too.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:01 PM   #6
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I will post pictures tomorrow ...

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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I also just bought my first ADV. 2014 Vstrom


My other ride is a 2013 DRZ400sm for general hooliganism
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:24 AM   #8
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I too just purchased my first ADV bike, a leftover 2013 Triumph Explorer. Picking her up on Wednesday. My zrx 1100 will go on the market soon
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:15 PM   #9
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I got it.

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Old 08-09-2014, 04:47 PM   #10
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Lov it!!! Welcome to the tiger group... Got one a year and a half ago and lov it!!
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:46 PM   #11
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Good to see so many first time Adv buyers....

More demand means more selection and better after market attention to Adv riders
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:54 PM   #12
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I just upgraded from a XR650L to the XC('12) today and I love it. One of the best decisions I've ever made. I hope you enjoy the bike as much as I am!
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:44 AM   #13
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I got it.

Congats! I had a 955 and replaced it last year with an Explorer. I think you will be very satisfied with the Triumph. Let the farkling begin.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:23 AM   #14
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That's a nice one!
What only the Strom designer was thinking of, damn it! Would tell him all at the meeting
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:25 PM   #15
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Terrible Idea

Im on my second ADV bike. First was a 08' KLR, now a 13' Tiger 800. Now all that money is going to go to making it yours, enjoy.
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