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Old 05-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #2341
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bross, any word on the Explorers out in BC? Still nothing out here on the prairies.
Just got an e-mail from my dealer. He's getting two, one is sold already, but they're not here yet. He didn't say when he would see them.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:07 AM   #2342
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I'm a tad under 5'8" and the bag blocks my view of the ignition key. No interference with the instruments at all.

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The question is, how tall are you?
If you are 5'11, then it means it's not blocking any line of sight to the instrument cluster. If, to the contrary,
you are 6'5, then it means the thing is too damn big...
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #2343
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This thread seems to be slowly dying. Until we get our bikes not a whole lot else to say, unless moggi you got your bike ?
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #2344
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Peninsula Triumph in Port Orchard, WA got a gray launch edition yesterday. Quoted me $16,999 for it, $15,999 for a standard. Even as the owner of my 3rd Hinckly Triumph, I have to admit for that money in that genre I'd go for the Yamaha Super Tenere. The Yamaha is a couple grand cheaper and I'll gladly trade the Triumph cruise control for the Yamaha's spoked wheels.
Unless of course the Yamaha buffets the crap out of me and the Triumph doesn't...
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:51 PM   #2345
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Now that I think about it, anybody price the extended warranty ?
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #2346
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The Yamaha is a couple grand cheaper and I'll gladly trade the Triumph cruise control for the Yamaha's spoked wheels.
Unless of course the Yamaha buffets the crap out of me and the Triumph doesn't...
If you're 6' tall with a 32" inseam the Tenere WILL buffet the shit out of you (don't ask me how I know)...

Of course the fix for me was a $125 windscreen - so, on the dollar side you still come out way ahead...

Do love the looks of the Explorer, and I'm sure it's a fine, fine ride, but I have no regrets getting the Tenere. YMMV...
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #2347
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I did. If I buy extended warranty at the time of bike purchase they offer 2 additional years for $950, for 3 - add $100, for 4 - add another $100... So, for 7 years makes $1250, 2 years of Triumph and 4 whichever company dealerships use. Also, only OEM warranty covers ABS, for extended you need to pay additional $120 one time per whichever plan you choose, or something...
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #2348
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I did. If I buy extended warranty at the time of bike purchase they offer 2 additional years for $950, for 3 - add $100, for 4 - add another $100... So, for 7 years makes $1250, 2 years of Triumph and 4 whichever company dealerships use. Also, only OEM warranty covers ABS, for extended you need to pay additional $120 one time per whichever plan you choose, or something...
For you guys that typically buy extended warranties, how many of you have actually needed it? I never buy an extended warranty and so far I've only had one bike where it may have paid off and that's my Honda CBF1000. Replaced a fuel pump, $750 and a stator $330, so I'm into it for $1080. But I'm still ahead because this is the only bike that has ever needed repairs out of warranty.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #2349
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Friend of mine, an owner of K1300GT with 37500 miles has clutch basket disintegrated and locked bunch of stuff inside. BMW Warranty good till June 2012, but exceeded 36K limit, $3000 out of pocket - which is rough estimate... Show stopper for him and shame on BMW...
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #2350
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If you're 6' tall with a 32" inseam the Tenere WILL buffet the shit out of you (don't ask me how I know)...

Of course the fix for me was a $125 windscreen - so, on the dollar side you still come out way ahead...

Do love the looks of the Explorer, and I'm sure it's a fine, fine ride, but I have no regrets getting the Tenere. YMMV...
6'7" and 38" inseam. Buffeting is the deal maker/breaker with me, especially with what for me will essentially be a traveling bike.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #2351
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Tiny issue...

Rode my E1200 about 180 miles today, the first ride of any distance (thanks to the crappy weather). Twice while coasting to a stop in neutral the engine just quit. 1st time I didin't even realize it as the bike is so smooth & quiet. It isn't a big deal because it fires right up when you thumb the starter.

Anyone else experience this?



P.S. I LOVE this bike. So smooth & powerful.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #2352
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Peninsula Triumph in Port Orchard, WA got a gray launch edition yesterday. Quoted me $16,999 for it, $15,999 for a standard. Even as the owner of my 3rd Hinckly Triumph, I have to admit for that money in that genre I'd go for the Yamaha Super Tenere. The Yamaha is a couple grand cheaper and I'll gladly trade the Triumph cruise control for the Yamaha's spoked wheels.
Unless of course the Yamaha buffets the crap out of me and the Triumph doesn't...

I thought long and hard about the Yamaha too - comparing cost, spoked wheels versus cruise control... What sold me on the Triumph, in comparison, was the engine - and it's soul
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #2353
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Friend of mine, an owner of K1300GT with 37500 miles has clutch basket disintegrated and locked bunch of stuff inside. BMW Warranty good till June 2012, but exceeded 36K limit, $3000 out of pocket - which is rough estimate... Show stopper for him and shame on BMW...
And that's when you find out if a manufacturer stands behind their machines or not. I'm disappointed in Honda Canada, because the stator issue is a known problem with the CBFs and Honda UK have been quietly replacing stators even out of warranty, and just recently have issued a tech bulletin on it and extended the warranty. No such love from Honda Canada so I'm done with Honda. Which is funny because when the tranny in my Odyssey grenaded 20,000kms out of warranty, Honda gave me a loaner car for the 3 days it took them to replace the tranny, all at no charge.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #2354
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Rode my E1200 about 180 miles today, the first ride of any distance (thanks to the crappy weather). Twice while coasting to a stop in neutral the engine just quit. 1st time I didin't even realize it as the bike is so smooth & quiet. It isn't a big deal because it fires right up when you thumb the starter.

Anyone else experience this?



P.S. I LOVE this bike. So smooth & powerful.
Echo's of the Tiger 800s. I wouldn't be concerned, Triumph will get the fueling and map right. I think it's one of the things we have to deal with now that almost all bikes are FI. They try to catch all the bugs in testing, but lets face it, the bikes are more and more dependent on software and you're gonna have some bugs to iron out. Some manufacturers struggle to get the fueling right, but Triumph seem to do a pretty good job of it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #2355
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If you're 6' tall with a 32" inseam the Tenere WILL buffet the shit out of you (don't ask me how I know)...

Of course the fix for me was a $125 windscreen - so, on the dollar side you still come out way ahead...
OT, but which screen? I'm your dimensions and looking now...

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