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Old 05-04-2012, 06:55 PM   #2356
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+1 There is just something about that triple that no UJM twin (or any motor for that matter) can do for me.

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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, 07:22 PM   #2357
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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...

Extended warranty quoted to me would be an additional 4 years after the 2 year Triumph warranty (Total 6 years), unlimited mileage for $750 at time of new bike purchase. Was told it covers everything the Triumph warranty covers and is transferable if I were to sell/trade in the bike.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:44 AM   #2358
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OT, but which screen? I'm your dimensions and looking now...

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First off, let me apologize for bringing talk of a different bike into the Explorer thread. It's not my intent to hijack this thread with OT tomfoolery, or to make it seem like I'm trying to convert anyone to the Tenere congregation from here.

I went with the California Scientific Tinted Shorty screen. It is 2" shorter and a touch narrower than the stock screen. Of course there is additional airflow, which is not a bad thing in Florida 10 months out of the year. Having said that I believe there is a design flaw on the stock screen that was causing my buffeting issues. The airflow coming off the stock unit would hit just above my visor, and it was so dirty it felt like someone was playing para-diddles on my forehead with a pair of 9 irons. It was literally teeth rattling.

With the CalSci shorty the airflow now hits me mid-visor, but the air is clean, thus no buffeting. If you're looking to sit in a pocket of still air, this is not the solution for you.

Back to my design flaw theory. About two inches from the top of the stock screen the plastic angles near vertical, and I think that's what causes the disturbed airflow. I will likely go with the CalSci Medium(two inches taller than the stock screen) for our two 'colder' months here to cut down the amount of air hitting me. The design shape is the same as the shorty, just larger in dimension, so I believe(as I haven't tested it yet to prove it) that will provide the pocket of still air many riders look for.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:53 AM   #2359
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I have never bought an extended warranty, but this is a first year bike and this is triumphs first shaft drive (if i recall correctly) so, if in 30k miles the final drive goes (about 3 years riding for me in upstate NY) I don't want to be paying out of pocket. I want this bike to last me a very long time. I have jumped from bike to bike every year but this is it for me for awhile. Time to start thinking about building a house and some day I will have to have a truck payment again. I'll have to see what my dealer offers for and extended warranty and what it does and doesn't cover and weigh the cost.

I think each dealer or area sells different extended warranty packages or providers. This is the first time I have ever bought an extended warranty on ANYTHING. It was $1200 for 5 years, unlimited miles. So, this bike is covered for 7 years, top to bottom. The clincher for me is that if I do not use the extended warranty, mine refunds the full amount. I'll fix anything within reason and let the extended warranty cover the catastrophic events should there be one.


And for an earlier post. This is Triumphs first "single sided" shaft drive swing arm.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:44 AM   #2360
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I have never bought an extended warranty, but this is a first year bike and this is triumphs first shaft drive (if i recall correctly) so, if in 30k miles the final drive goes (about 3 years riding for me in upstate NY) I don't want to be paying out of pocket.
As has been stated, this is Triumph's first single swing arm shaft drive, and I have to admit this concerns me. Their first shaft drive was on the Rocket 111, and they had a lot of output bearing failures. To Triumph's credit, they did step up and fix a lot of them out of warranty, even installing an update kit at the same time. My early Rocket had this failure at ~ 25K, but I've seen '05 failures at as few as 1800 miles. So far my 2010 Roadster is good at 11K. I think personally I'm going to wait and see how it goes.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:16 AM   #2361
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Saw two in the wild today.

Had the briefest of words with the rider of the Black one, at the traffic lights. He looked like a happy man.

On the road it looks more purposeful than I remember, particularly at the front, like a bull hunching it's shoulders.

Maybe not a bull; maybe a rhino
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #2362
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back on the subject of tank bags.. can you guys over the pond get SW Motech stuff?

This is their city tank bag... it has a ring that fits onto the filler.. makes for a quick release. I've measured this one at 16cm before it is expanded... rode down to Hein Gericke today and placed it on the Explorer.. it fits the contours well and is not over big ....
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #2363
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Hey Bryn. How about a pic of it mounted. My tank bag & tail case are the only 2 things left to get ordered for mine. ( Well at least for now... )
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #2364
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #2365
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The clincher for me is that if I do not use the extended warranty, mine refunds the full amount. I'll fix anything within reason and let the extended warranty cover the catastrophic events should there be one.
Wow, that's an unbelievable offer. The dealer takes all the risk. Never heard of such a thing. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #2366
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Wow, that's an unbelievable offer. The dealer takes all the risk. Never heard of such a thing. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Don't believe that until you've read it for yourself. And make sure to read the fine print
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #2367
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I got my VIN today, don't know how much longer until I get my bike but it seems like progress.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #2368
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I think each dealer or area sells different extended warranty packages or providers. This is the first time I have ever bought an extended warranty on ANYTHING. It was $1200 for 5 years, unlimited miles. So, this bike is covered for 7 years, top to bottom. The clincher for me is that if I do not use the extended warranty, mine refunds the full amount. I'll fix anything within reason and let the extended warranty cover the catastrophic events should there be one.


And for an earlier post. This is Triumphs first "single sided" shaft drive swing arm.
I see you are from Ga.... what dealer did you buy it from?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #2369
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I got my VIN today, don't know how much longer until I get my bike but it seems like progress.
I was told by my dealer that when they get the VIN, it means the vehicle cleared the customs and on its way to distribution hub. Once there, it's just the matter of scheduled delivery trucks going on the route... Ours is about 4-5 days between the VIN and delivery...
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #2370
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Looks like the TTEs are sneaking in one way or another - this was posted in another thread on here because of where the copper is parked.



(The other thread is here : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788206 )
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