Opted not to get the Tiger explorer XC

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Coach Vader, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Coach Vader

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    Well,

    I took the TEX out again and did some back roads and then interstate driving. Very windy day, which was important to see how she rolled. I was happy on back roads but on interstate she got pushed around a lot and felt very shaky. Now I know it needed tires, but I was to the point I got off at the next exit because did not like the feel. came back on a route 1.

    I will just keep looking for that "right" bike for me.

    ride safe,

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  2. vinnyl26

    vinnyl26 Been here awhile

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    Ok glad to know :wave
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  3. middleage crazy

    middleage crazy Been here awhile

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    Best to know now. Life's too short to ride what you don't like.
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  4. Boricua

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    Guess the next stop is a goldwing.

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  5. Boricua

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    Too bad triumph discontinued the trophy in the US.

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  6. rockitcity

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    I was curious about the outcome of the other thread. Glad you found out what you don't like before spending hard-earned cash. We have some severe windy conditions in So Cal today and yesterday. I don't find my Explorer too bad in crosswinds compared to my previous Suzuki V-Strom 650 and Bandit, but it is a taller bike. I've been thinking about a Trophy lately, but wonder if the additional body panels would make it even more susceptible to cross winds despite its additional weight. Maybe an FJR1300 or Super Tenere would fill the bill?
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    Worldwide. Didn't sell. Much heavier than the R1200RT it was targeting.
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  8. Boricua

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    It was cool but quite a pig.

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  9. Coach Vader

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    Actually, going over to the R1200RT. I picked up a 2012 for a good price. Good for the commute. Will abuse that for awhile till I can move on to a GS or other like bike.
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  10. Boricua

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    Nice ride. Enjoy

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  11. scottdc

    scottdc Been here awhile

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    How bad were the tires? I had a 2013 TEX and it was dead stable in the wind on the interstates running Pilot Road 3 tires.
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  12. Norty01

    Norty01 RIDERCOACH (RETIRED!)

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    Goldwings move around in cross winds too. Quite a bit, actually. (There is a "belly pan" mod that is said to reduce side wind energy though.)
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  13. Coach Vader

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    To be honest, I think alot of the movement was because of tires. But I still had a lot of movement. I was out yesterday on the RT hit a big wind gust going across a bridge. Had to fight the steering for a bit. But the TEX is still a nice bike. I will look at those more when my commuting days are over. but right now. This RT makes more sense.

    Vader.
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  14. scottdc

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    True, can't beat an RT, especially for year-round riding!
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    I had a RT and I’ve had a GS. The GS was way more comfortable on longer trips so I dumped my RT. Had the GS for a year and was bored with it. Such a boring bike and boring engine. I was done drinking the BMW kool-aid. Ended up with this new 1200 and by far the best bike I’ve ever owned. In the 25 years of riding
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