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Old 08-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #3136
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The latest mag test with BMW, Yamaha, Moto Guzzi etc puts the new Triumph Explorer at the bottom in the 'off-raod' category. It did well around town(!). Actually they called it a poser. What are the people in Hinckley thinking? Cool if you want to 'Explore' within 3 miles of the house.
Which magazine ?
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #3137
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Which magazine ?

I believe it was Cycle World.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:05 PM   #3138
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #3139
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The latest mag test with BMW, Yamaha, Moto Guzzi etc puts the new Triumph Explorer at the bottom in the 'off-raod' category. It did well around town(!). Actually they called it a poser. What are the people in Hinckley thinking? Cool if you want to 'Explore' within 3 miles of the house.
I guess it depends how you define "off-road". I think that the Explorer target group spends more than 90% on asphalt and for that group Triumph built a great motorcycle. You could name a Gold Wing Explorer, so I do agree, to me it's a "street-bike".
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #3140
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #3141
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:17 AM   #3142
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Had quite a few GS's from a PD up to a 1200 SE with all the bells and whistles.... now got an Explorer... do I need the big capacity? Yes I think I do for what I do with a bike....

If I was always riding alone on the bike an 800 GS or a Tiger 800 would be fine, but loading up with enough luggage for two , and my other half , and spend 10 days in France on an 800 would not be as comfortable as on a 1200....just the extra 'legs' and size ... along with a shaft drive makes the difference...

We're off on that trip next Friday
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:09 AM   #3143
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How's the T12 holding up Bryn? There seems to be much pissing and bitching on the other forum?
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:31 AM   #3144
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There seems to be a small percentage of pissing and bitching on the other forum?
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #3145
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How's the T12 holding up Bryn? There seems to be much pissing and bitching on the other forum?
It's doing well.... It came with a 2 year warranty so I'm not that worried... problem as always with forums is that stuff gets 'concentrated' and all of a sudden the bike is a liability

I've had the rear rack replaced as the finish was showing signs of wear, and a new seat bar.....

Other than that it still does what I want it to do, and in 3500 miles hasn't used a drop of oil.

I'm still pleased with it, and for me that's pretty good going as I've had it over 4 months now
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #3146
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It's doing well.... It came with a 2 year warranty so I'm not that worried... problem as always with forums is that stuff gets 'concentrated' and all of a sudden the bike is a liability

I've had the rear rack replaced as the finish was showing signs of wear, and a new seat bar.....

Other than that it still does what I want it to do, and in 3500 miles hasn't used a drop of oil.

I'm still pleased with it, and for me that's pretty good going as I've had it over 4 months now
I pick mine up on Monday. How did you do your break-in?
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #3147
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I pick mine up on Monday. How did you do your break-in?
Did it to the book... have a word with the dealer, they'll explain it ......and there's a sticker on the tank explaining it as well

The owners handbook just says 'avoid high engine speeds and full throttle'

The sticker gives RPM max limits compared to mileage . Once you get to the first service at 600 miles consider it run in
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:16 PM   #3148
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #3149
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So I went in and sat on a GS today, cause I don't have a Triumph dealer within 1.5 hours and I was getting some work on my truck done and it's next to a BMW dealer.

How close would you all say the TEX feels (ergos) compared to the GS?

I was surprised, the GS looked HUGE, especially up top (remember I'm a "crotch rocket" rider), and I thought I'd never hit the ground with my feet; but, it didn't feel too bad (top heavy) and it's about the same footing as my D675 (it did have the "low" seat).

Just looking at the GS, I told the wife I thought I was going to have to rule out the TEX, cause it just looked unwieldy for me. But, it turned out to not be bad, hence the reason I'm asking if the TEX feels about the same as the GS (ergo wise)?
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #3150
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Had quite a few GS's from a PD up to a 1200 SE with all the bells and whistles.... now got an Explorer... do I need the big capacity? Yes I think I do for what I do with a bike....

If I was always riding alone on the bike an 800 GS or a Tiger 800 would be fine, but loading up with enough luggage for two , and my other half , and spend 10 days in France on an 800 would not be as comfortable as on a 1200....just the extra 'legs' and size ... along with a shaft drive makes the difference...

We're off on that trip next Friday
Totally agree. 1-up the 800 does everything I want it to do on pretty much any roads I ride on. I would not want to do a lot of 2-up on it though (but then..I like beer...a lot...so I'm a YFB )
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