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Old 09-11-2012, 12:28 AM   #3286
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It's called opinion. If you don't care for them - don't read them. But the ones saying they won't buy it because of blah blah are just as valuable as the ones saying they buy one or bought one.

I bet for Triumph the ones saying WHY they wouldn't or didn't buy one are likely to be much more interesting than the others.

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:22 AM   #3287
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It gets old reading every other post about how bad this is with a certain bike, what should have been done, etc. Its been discussed, time to move on.

There have been a few members already posting low 50 mpg (53 I believe)after break in and some miles on it. That will get you in the 250 mi range. I only got 700 mi on mine, and last fill up calculated 47 mpg. So I dont see that being much of problem.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:08 AM   #3288
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As far as range is concerned, I think that 250 miles you note will be an outlier and not the norm. I think that around 200 mile range will be the norm for most folks when ridden like most folks ride. Yea, it might well make it to 240-250 if ridden conservatively and when you know you have a gas station on every corner. But put yer butt on that bike out west or up into Canada and I bet your "effective range drops to 150 miles or less because you will be worried you might not make it to the next station or that once you do make it, it'll be closed for the day. Take my FJR, it gets mid to upper 40s when ridden sedatly and has hit 50 enough that many would take it as normal. That should equal an easy 300 mile range but honestly, I get bugged around the 240-250 mile mark when here in Ga. and when up in Canada, it was closer to 200 miles. Same with my DL650.

Simply put, many people hoped that Triumph would come out with a more serious model and when the rumers became true and the XC model was to be released, we thought for sure Triumph would listen to one of the few things people found fault with. But nope, they ignored it and when pressed on it, came up with some BS about how an extra 6-12lbs would certainly turn the bike into an ill-handling, top-heavy pig. Same BS the Starbucks crowd bandied about when the original was released with a 200 mile range and folks bitched. That irritated many and we voiced our dissapointment of hoping Triumph and other manufacturers {even aftermarket} might notice the bitching and decide to address the issue.

But believe me,,,,, we are not trying to piss you or anyone else off. We are just voicing our dissapointment with one issue in what otherwise is a very desireable bike, least to me. Like We are not slaming the bike. I like it and have said so but the 200 mile range is a deal breaker for me when I have two other bikes that offer at least 250 mile minimum. I have said before, I wished I could pick and choose all the good things I like from various bikes and roll them up into one cool as hell bike. I can't, so I bitch hoping the manufacturers or the aftermarket will see a void to fill,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, literally.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:36 AM   #3289
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I do think it is fair to bitch about the XC model being almost no different from the regular model. I don't think we should keep bitching about the old model not hainvg a big fuel tank.

When I saw the XC model pictures and read what little had changed I had to check to make sure this wasn't an April Fools joke. I'm not in the market for an XC myself but recognized that those who would value that type of bike would want more range and other stuff too.

I hope that Triumph wake up to the fact that sticking on wire wheels does not cut it for what should have been a pseudo GSA imho
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:32 AM   #3290
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New bike first picture

New garage member on the way:-) It has 900 km on the odometer so I got a good deal on it
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #3291
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #3292
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I saw them, but they are adjustable down, not up...


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Old 09-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #3293
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I saw them, but they are adjustable down, not up...
Talk to these guys:

http://www.lustracing.co.uk/suspensi...k-up-kits.html

I use their 15mm kit on a Roadie and it did what it was supposed to do: get more ground clearance, a bit more height, slightly better steering (not so much wandering to the outside).
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #3294
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Sorry if these have been previously posted. Some special colour schemes that have been done in the UK.





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Old 09-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #3295
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Just received my GIVI quick release mounts. They installed extremely easy, and with the quick release feature they come off easily as well. The mounting points look like they belong on the bike, so all in all a clean look.

Not sure how I feel about the look of the GIVI's on the TEX, but I like being able to use what I already have in the garage.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:20 AM   #3296
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:26 AM   #3297
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Sorry if these have been previously posted. Some special colour schemes that have been done in the UK.

That red one looks awesome. Don't suppose you have any more info?
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:18 AM   #3298
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That red one looks awesome. Don't suppose you have any more info?
It looks like Pidcocks in Nottingham are having special paint jobs done by Dream Machine Superpaint of Nottingham. They do a lot of custom paint jobs for Triumph Dealers.

I wouldnt have thought it is too expensive as it isnt too many panels. I always thought I would have bought a Tex if it was in white but now I'm not so sure. Maybe look better with a black beak and keeping the mudguard black.

Have a look at Pidcocks site. I think I saw a post where it was only 300 to specify a colour.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:26 AM   #3299
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:47 AM   #3300
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Yes, the red really looks great.
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