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Old 10-16-2013, 12:27 PM   #4366
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Hey phy50, here's another thing you may want to check out...

http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.....html#msg83022
Yeah, I'll look at entire route and interfering cables when I pull the body work, when I get back from my trip south.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #4367
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Hey all...new to ADV. I'm picking a '13 explorer tonight. I know...threads are no good without pics. I just wanted to say I'm in for the fun. I've been through the super bike and Harley stage. Time to get something more utilitarian. I'm psyched and it looks like there's an awesome crowd on here.

Anything you guys suggest that I watch out for or need to do in the break-in period? I'm looking at accessorizing, so that'll come pretty soon as well.

Cheers,

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First of all, welcome & congratulations on your purchase of a World Class motorcycle!

Like any other new engine, just avoid lugging it and vary your speed. I took mine out, on the evening I picked her up, on a stretch of interstate that has very little traffic and varied my speed from about 55 to 85 using a lot of engine braking and running in 4th, 5th, and 6th gears. I rode it for 130 miles that way the first night. I didn't even use my CC until it had 500 miles on it except once just to see if it worked. Also check the VIN # on it to see if it has the new style head. Feel free to PM me if you haven't heard about the head issue. No use boring everyone here who already knows about it.

One more thing. If you don't like the stock shield, there's only one brand name you need to know. Madstad.

You're going to love your new TEX...
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #4368
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First of all, welcome & congratulations on your purchase of a World Class motorcycle!

Like any other new engine, just avoid lugging it and vary your speed. I took mine out, on the evening I picked her up, on a stretch of interstate that has very little traffic and varied my speed from about 55 to 85 using a lot of engine braking and running in 4th, 5th, and 6th gears. I rode it for 130 miles that way the first night. I didn't even use my CC until it had 500 miles on it except once just to see if it worked. Also check the VIN # on it to see if it has the new style head. Feel free to PM me if you haven't heard about the head issue. No use boring everyone here who already knows about it.

One more thing. If you don't like the stock shield, there's only one brand name you need to know. Madstad.

You're going to love your new TEX...
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On the breakin, ride it like you stole it. Rode my TEX XC off the lot into the sunset, was back the next morning for its 500 mile service.


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Old 10-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #4369
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First of all, welcome & congratulations on your purchase of a World Class motorcycle!

Like any other new engine, just avoid lugging it and vary your speed. I took mine out, on the evening I picked her up, on a stretch of interstate that has very little traffic and varied my speed from about 55 to 85 using a lot of engine braking and running in 4th, 5th, and 6th gears. I rode it for 130 miles that way the first night. I didn't even use my CC until it had 500 miles on it except once just to see if it worked. Also check the VIN # on it to see if it has the new style head. Feel free to PM me if you haven't heard about the head issue. No use boring everyone here who already knows about it.

One more thing. If you don't like the stock shield, there's only one brand name you need to know. Madstad.

You're going to love your new TEX...
Thank you Jon, I will check the VIN and PM you. I haven't heard about it yet either! I'm in the middle of med school classes and get up before 5 to work so I couldn't take it out for a long ride, but I did make sure to vary the speed and also managed to embarrass myself at a light and stall the thing because I was in 2nd gear.

I was very pleased with the overall experience with the dealer. They were top notch, very friendly (as they should be if you are spending $14k on a new bike), but the one thing that sort of annoyed me is that they didn't fill up the gas tank. I mean...let's be honest, it's not a really big tank and I just forked over pretty much all the money I have to expend. Okay...rant over.

I'm 6'3" and the stock windshield seems a bit short to tell you the truth. The top of it is right in my line of sight, so I will probably look into your suggestion.

Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:29 PM   #4370
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On the breakin, ride it like you stole it. Rode my TEX XC off the lot into the sunset, was back the next morning for its 500 mile service.


Thanks! I can't wait for a long ride this weekend. I'm hoping to hit the white mountains with the wife for the day on Saturday.

Cheers!
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #4371
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This thread needed a new picture..



Or two..

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Old 10-17-2013, 03:19 AM   #4372
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Hey all...new to ADV. I'm picking a '13 explorer tonight. I know...threads are no good without pics. I just wanted to say I'm in for the fun. I've been through the super bike and Harley stage. Time to get something more utilitarian. I'm psyched and it looks like there's an awesome crowd on here.

Anything you guys suggest that I watch out for or need to do in the break-in period? I'm looking at accessorizing, so that'll come pretty soon as well.

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Old 10-17-2013, 03:31 AM   #4373
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This thread needed a new picture.


Shouldn't the Tiger be first
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:58 AM   #4374
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also managed to embarrass myself at a light and stall the thing because I was in 2nd gear.

Of course NONE of us here have ever pulled a boneheaded stunt like that before. HA HA!


I'm 6'3" and the stock windshield seems a bit short to tell you the truth. The top of it is right in my line of sight, so I will probably look into your suggestion.

Thanks![/QUOTE]

I'm 6'4" so we may have some similarities...
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:36 AM   #4375
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One more thing. If you don't like the stock shield, there's only one brand name you need to know. Madstad.
Jon, since you are so tall....did you go with the 22" Madstad shield?
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:49 PM   #4376
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Jon, since you are so tall....did you go with the 22" Madstad shield?
I'll PM ya...
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:28 AM   #4377
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #4378
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #4379
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Finally a chance to put a few miles on her. This is about 150 miles into the engine. So happy with the purchase. Just got the phone call that accessories are in! I apologize for the size of the image.

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