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Old 05-17-2012, 08:48 AM   #2566
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Good or bad; a technique I've been using to keep the throttle steady is to rest my index and middle finger on the brake lever. I'm not even using my wrist but barely adjusting with my hand and the thumb that's wrapped around the throttle.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #2567
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Good or bad; a technique I've been using to keep the throttle steady is to rest my index and middle finger on the brake lever. I'm not even using my wrist but barely adjusting with my hand and the thumb that's wrapped around the throttle.
I find if I use my fingers to control the throttle I don't get any surge even on bumps. Once I go back to my old way of using thumb and palm I get those little surges on bumpy stuff. Guess it's just something new for me to learn even if I am an old dog.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:04 AM   #2568
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I found as I got more fatigued on a longer ride I would drive more jerky as my arms were getting tired.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:20 AM   #2569
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By all accounts, a stiffer Throttle spring assembly is on it's way from Triumph.
This is only internet gossip though.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:47 AM   #2570
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ive had sucess using an o-ring between the grip and throttle housing on a friends ktm super duke r for a smoother ride. only cost pennies and may work on the triumph too. i use one on my 1050 as a cheap cruise control. i do notice it smooths mine out also. may be worth a try
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #2571
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Anyone know what LONGER shifter will fit this bike?????
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #2572
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I get to pick mine up saturday !
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #2573
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I get to pick mine up saturday !
Has your bike arrived? When?

My Triumph dealer received 6 new bikes today, none of them were Explorers.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #2574
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I get to pick mine up saturday !

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #2575
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So I know this isn't the right place for this, but I've been reading all this cause I'm considering this for my next (additional) stead (for riding with the wife), although I'll wait a year or two for the SE (or better yet an R model, I wish).

But, I do have a question, never having had an "adventure" bike (this is not specific to this Trumpet, but because it's the one I'm interested in, still relevant here). Why the huge front wheel? I understand the purpose in theory, for stability off-road; but we all know these big bikes are like 4x4 SUV's, they'll seldom if ever see any real dirt, and everyone admits a dirt road is all that's really realistic.

So, how come not the SuperMoto style smaller front wheel, which is better for road handling performance?

Sorry for the kinda detour. (Admins, if this should be moved, just let me know where it goes, so I can follow it please...)
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:29 AM   #2576
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So I know this isn't the right place for this, but I've been reading all this cause I'm considering this for my next (additional) stead (for riding with the wife), although I'll wait a year or two for the SE (or better yet an R model, I wish).

But, I do have a question, never having had an "adventure" bike (this is not specific to this Trumpet, but because it's the one I'm interested in, still relevant here). Why the huge front wheel? I understand the purpose in theory, for stability off-road; but we all know these big bikes are like 4x4 SUV's, they'll seldom if ever see any real dirt, and everyone admits a dirt road is all that's really realistic.

So, how come not the SuperMoto style smaller front wheel, which is better for road handling performance?

Sorry for the kinda detour. (Admins, if this should be moved, just let me know where it goes, so I can follow it please...)
The larger front wheel makes for better handling off road as you say. Also good on the road for all those pot holes and bad repairs. If the explorer is anything like my 800 in the handling stakes you'll find the 19" great.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:36 AM   #2577
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'bout time, no?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:57 AM   #2578
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The larger front wheel makes for better handling off road as you say. Also good on the road for all those pot holes and bad repairs. If the explorer is anything like my 800 in the handling stakes you'll find the 19" great.
E39, I haven't ridden in 23 years so don't have much to compare my Explorer to but I can tell you it changes direction quickly for such a large bike, surprisingly so.

Also, as Kildareman says, the potholes and general degredation of the roads we see here in the North East is well suited to the Explorer. I cannot imagine what it would have felt like riding my old Hoinda CB900 down these roads, it would have shaken me to pieces.

The braver (foolhardy? Just kiddin' lads) will take the Explorer off road and will likely enjoy the 19" wheel and may at times wish for a larger one but in my mind 19" is a good compromise.

My advice is test ride the bike, be clear in your expectations of what you expect a 19" wheel to feel like then be pleasantly surprised (or not ).
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:52 AM   #2579
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bout time is right ! good news almost all the extras i ordered are in and installed (just lacking the fog lights) cant wait to get it !! Duc's been gone a week and the v star just doesnt get my amped up like the Tiger or Duc use to.

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Old 05-18-2012, 05:53 AM   #2580
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Moggi one of these days we'll have to have a meeting for the Tiger waiters club, next time ill be around your area ill try to PM you ahead of time. Maybe we can ride.

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