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Old 02-11-2015, 11:33 AM   #1
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First tumble on my XCX

Low speed in sugar sand at a 90 degree turn. The front wheel just slipped out from under me.

Bent the gear shift lever. I immediately "repaired" it by standing on it.

I wonder if I'm the first to tumble off a 2015. Surely not.

My riding partner said it looked like I had practiced that fall. I just rolled on my left shoulder then picked up the bike and brushed her off.

Interestingly, I had to cycle the ignition to get it to start again. Must be an electronic doo dad in there somewhere that does that. The NT had one but I never dropped that bike.

More spills to come I'm sure.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:29 PM   #2
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What!!! No pictures????
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:36 PM   #3
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Was the frame completely destroyed? Are you going to sue Triumph? ;)
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:23 PM   #4
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Some people cant get test rides yet and here you are throwing yours in the sand.
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:54 PM   #5
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My riding partner said it looked like I had practiced that fall. I just rolled on my left shoulder then picked up the bike and brushed her off.
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I have a 200 lb ktm and an R1200R. Once the R tipped while I was washing it in grass and it was a chore picking it up by myself. I don't have any experience with a big adventure bike, you make it sound as easy as my 450SXF.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:32 PM   #6
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I have a 200 lb ktm and an R1200R. Once the R tipped while I was washing it in grass and it was a chore picking it up by myself. I don't have any experience with a big adventure bike, you make it sound as easy as my 450SXF.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:33 PM   #7
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Some people cant get test rides yet and here you are throwing yours in the sand.
I know. I apologize to the global motorcycle community and pledge to get photos next time.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:34 PM   #8
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Was the frame completely destroyed? Are you going to sue Triumph? ;)
No. No. I plan on winning the 500M PowerBall tonight. Then I can afford all the Tiger farkles I want.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:21 PM   #9
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Soooo, does anyone make a folding shift lever for the XCx?

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Old 02-12-2015, 12:15 AM   #10
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I am sure Bear Grylls dumped his more than a few times...

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Old 02-12-2015, 12:24 AM   #11
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Soooo, does anyone make a folding shift lever for the XCx?

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Triumph offers it as an option.

Rally Raid and SW Motech both make them for the XC, enquire as to whether it fits the XCx, probably.
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Old 02-12-2015, 05:19 AM   #12
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My buddy just bought an XCX. The shifters appear to be the same as the XC models.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:49 PM   #13
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Yea I don't have any concrete evidence for it but I would assume the shifters to be identical. Are you going to get one of those folding shifters for it just in case?

Oh btw, I keep seeing you guys use the term "farkles"...where does that come from?
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Yea I don't have any concrete evidence for it but I would assume the shifters to be identical. Are you going to get one of those folding shifters for it just in case?

Oh btw, I keep seeing you guys use the term "farkles"...where does that come from?
Functional Sparkles aka gadgets aka accessories.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:13 PM   #15
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THAT explains it.

You are being modest though, that is excellent form and twice as much as my sets.
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