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Old 04-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #3856
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if the Ducati is your dream bike why not just get that, isn't the Triumph priced right on top of the base MTS1200?

Good to hear Triumph has a winning combination with their new Adv bikes!
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:59 AM   #3857
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The TEX seems to be a great fit for you especially given your measurements. Did your wife ride with you on the 990? What a difference from the KTM twin to this triple?! I would honestly suggest getting a local shop to reshape the seat if I were you
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #3858
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A twitchy throttle was the one thing I couldn't get used to when I test rode an Explorer early last year. I guess that's been fixed for 2013? It was a very nice machine otherwise.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #3859
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I have a Corbin on my Tex and it's awesome.


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Old 04-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #3860
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Madstad will fix the windshield problem.

I think the seat is pretty good-not great but not bad enough to warrent a 4-500 dollar replacement. I do use a sheepskin.

You think it has power now, wait till it's broken in and you can really wind it up. Scared the shit out me the first (and only) time I really cranked it! She was doing over 100 and still in third gear. Great for passing though.

15,000 miles and no problems other than tires. Leaving on my spring trip tomorrow.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #3861
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if the Ducati is your dream bike why not just get that, isn't the Triumph priced right on top of the base MTS1200?

Good to hear Triumph has a winning combination with their new Adv bikes!

The touring version of the Multistrada, which is the one I lust for, is $23K.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #3862
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The TEX seems to be a great fit for you especially given your measurements. Did your wife ride with you on the 990? What a difference from the KTM twin to this triple?! I would honestly suggest getting a local shop to reshape the seat if I were you

Yes, my wife rode on the 990 and liked it very much, except for the bronco type ride resulting from the twitchie throttle.
The TEX is like night and day from the 990. Smooth and fast.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #3863
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Did another 150 miles today. Loving it more and more. Now to get rid of the chicken strips . I tried mounting my Motolights but the brake caliper has a strange shape and will not allow them to mount. Even with spacers. I'll have to figure something out. Any suggestions on mounting brackets?
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #3864
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Did another 150 miles today. Loving it more and more. Now to get rid of the chicken strips . I tried mounting my Motolights but the brake caliper has a strange shape and will not allow them to mount. Even with spacers. I'll have to figure something out. Any suggestions on mounting brackets?
Give Tina a call at Motolight. She can help. You need the radial mount.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #3865
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A twitchy throttle was the one thing I couldn't get used to when I test rode an Explorer early last year. I guess that's been fixed for 2013? It was a very nice machine otherwise.
There was nothing that needed fixing outside the riders need to be light on the throttle. Due to the fact it is a fly-by-wire setup and the motor has an extremely flat torque curve, the result of this is a very responsive throttle. Some added a heavy grease to the throttle tub to apply some resistance to it, for some it seemed to work out well enough they moved on. It took me all of about an hour riding to get the feel down and even at first gear crawls at red lights I have no trouble at all holding an RPM, you get used to it and it becomes normal. The idea of Triumph detuning the motor or adding a heavy spring just does not appeal to me, leave it be and get used to a bike who doesn't need to be strangled to accelerate.


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Old 04-22-2013, 05:46 PM   #3866
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Earlier this year Triumph put out a software update for the tex that made the throttle less twitchy. I never rode it before the update so I don't know how it compares but I find the throttle very easy to control.

Does anyone have the aluminum skid plate? What do you think of it?
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:59 AM   #3867
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I just picked up a new XC yesterday. It came with the aluminum skid plate. I like it..
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:29 AM   #3868
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Anyone have an idea what the first service should cost?
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:35 AM   #3869
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Im wondering the same about the 10k service, what it includes and how much you all paid
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:36 AM   #3870
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I just picked up a new XC yesterday. It came with the aluminum skid plate. I like it..
NCGS did you trade the 800 in or just add the 1200 to the stable ?
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