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Old 05-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #3916
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Hank im guessing you want to run dino because you want the motor to wear or break in so you dont have oil consumption ? If so I will tell you I have used the castrol full syn since new and have zero noticable oil loss



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The manual lists semi-synth or synth Castrol (or equvalent oil). Normally, I'd prefer to use semi-synth or dino up to 1k miles or so, but I'm guessing it ships with full synth from the factory. If that's the case there would be no point in running something different at 500 miles.

Does anyone know what the bike ships from the factory with?


I would definitely go full synth at the 2nd change, which I'd probably do at 2k miles or so. From there I think 5K and every 5K after will be my plan.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #3917
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Yep, that was my thought process, but like I said if it shipped w/ full synth it wouldn't make any sense to do that.

I'll stick with full synth (suzuki full synth 10-40).. thanks!
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:23 AM   #3918
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Has anyone used an after market oil filter?
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:20 AM   #3919
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Has anyone used an after market oil filter?

I have both K&N and parts unlimited filters I'm using.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:21 AM   #3920
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Has anyone used an after market oil filter?
I use the Purolator version - been using them on all my Triumphs for many years now with no problems at all. Interestingly, my Frontier uses exactly the same filter...
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #3921
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Finally got my Triumph fog lights mounted. The bracketry was definitely fiddly, and I was about to recruit one of my 10-year-old children to stick a hand up inside the bodywork to retrieve hardware adrift.

The extra light along the sides of the road is nice.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:38 AM   #3922
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has anyone used an after market oil filter?
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:35 AM   #3923
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Outfitting My TEX12

Sneak Preview of the Happy-Trail Pannier System for the TEX.
All I have mounted at this time is the Pannier Racks.

The panniers are not available yet and I expect the Skid plate
and Nerf bars will all be ready to install with in a couple weeks.

The Happy Trail R&D Team is working day and night on all the
sport adventure accessories for the GS wet head and the TEX 12.
The quality form and function of the Happy-Trail.com accessories
look great, matching the build quality of the Triumph.

It wont be long before I can post more photos of my fully outfitted
TEX12.









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Old 05-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #3924
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Thumb Looks good, so far...

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Sneak Preview of the Happy-Trail Pannier System for the TEX.
All I have mounted at this time is the Pannier Racks.

The panniers are not available yet and I expect the Skid plate
and Nerf bars will all be ready to install with in a couple weeks.

The Happy Trail R&D Team is working day and night on all the
sport adventure accessories for the GS wet head and the TEX 12.
The quality form and function of the Happy-Trail.com accessories
look great, matching the build quality of the Triumph.

It wont be long before I can post more photos of my fully outfitted
TEX12.









Hey Shank. By the looks of that cheap, plastic, scratched up skid plate, you better stay on the pavement until HT designs you a decent one. Is that pine needles I see by your link pipe? You should have had some one take a pic of that jump!
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:54 AM   #3925
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Sweet Jumps

I didnt notice the scratches until you mentioned it. I have been doing a lot of off road and dirt road riding. Way more than I anticipated when i purchased the bike.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:45 AM   #3926
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I've seen a few of your vids. Looks like fun.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:38 PM   #3927
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After owning my XC for a week, and after logging 1500+ miles in that time, my only real complaint - one I intend to take up with my dealer - is what appears to be corrosion building on the spokes; all the spokes.

Unreal.. for this kind of money you'd think they'd put SS spokes on the fookin' bike.

I doubt Triumph will acknowledge the issue, or do anything about it, similar to their ignoring the issue with broken spokes on the left/rear wheel on Hinckley Bonnies.

But.. in the event a spoke goes and I end up assuming room temperature as a result of it, I want those left behind to have some concrete info to back up a claim against Triumph. This is simply ridiculous.

Other than that the bike is spectacular.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #3928
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Picked the bike up Friday, 1st ride yesterday. 285 miles. What a motor..

Likes: Torque; smooth power transition, seating position, cruise, stock windscreen (amazingly), brakes (awesome stopping power). Goes around corners extremely well. Still putting break-in miles on it, so I haven't really 'whacked' it yet. I'm not much of an off-roader, so I won't be reporting on how it performs there.

Dislikes: Shift lever too short (big feet, high arch). Gotta do something about that, similar to what I did with my 1050 Tiger (Palmer shift lever conversion?). Very touchy throttle. I'll have to read up on this.. I've heard that other Ex owners have discussed the same issue. Not sure if there's a cure. It's heavy.. but I knew that going in.

So far.. helluva motorcycle.

I'll keeping my ears open for anyone who takes this off road...especially with a touchy throttle...
I've been looking through youtube to see if anyone has really done any kind of off road with the new XC and can't find anything....
Anyone out there taken this off road yet? Impressions?
Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #3929
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I'll keeping my ears open for anyone who takes this off road...especially with a touchy throttle...
I've been looking through youtube to see if anyone has really done any kind of off road with the new XC and can't find anything....
Anyone out there taken this off road yet? Impressions?
Thanks!
Not technically off road but here's what I did today. My issue was the weight of the bike and OEM tires. The throttle didn't seem to be a problem but traction control was kicking in as you can see on the controls. I'm a complete noob to riding off road so my review may be meaningless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQmIMRw4I58
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #3930
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After owning my XC for a week, and after logging 1500+ miles in that time, my only real complaint - one I intend to take up with my dealer - is what appears to be corrosion building on the spokes; all the spokes.

Unreal.. for this kind of money you'd think they'd put SS spokes on the fookin' bike.

I doubt Triumph will acknowledge the issue, or do anything about it, similar to their ignoring the issue with broken spokes on the left/rear wheel on Hinckley Bonnies.

But.. in the event a spoke goes and I end up assuming room temperature as a result of it, I want those left behind to have some concrete info to back up a claim against Triumph. This is simply ridiculous.

Other than that the bike is spectacular.


Its hard to imagine they don't have corrosion resistant spokes on an adventure bike... Wow. I'll be watching mine closely!
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