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Time for a change "But not leaving"
« on: March 30, 2014, 04:23:30 pm »
Hi All

After few weeks of debating with myself I've come to the conclusion that it's time for a change. I'm sticking with the brand and my new choice of steed is the Explorer. Having the same drive chain etc it's just the same with different scaffolding around it ("or so I'm hoping").
The Trophy is still the best touring bike I ever owned and its not to say that another in due time may return to my stable. But for the time being its no suiting the riding that I'm doing.
I'll still keep reading this great forum and keep in touch with the great friends I've made.
I've also put a few things up for sale in another thread :028:  I will not advertise outside the forum for a couple of weeks so you guys have the first dibs.

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Re: Time for a change "But not leaving"
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 05:58:18 pm »
Good luck with the change, the Explorer is a great bike. I must confess that whilst loving my Trophy, I still crave for the Explorer. The Adventure style of bike has always been my favourite. I just need to stay out of my local Triumph dealers showroom. :183:

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Re: Time for a change "But not leaving"
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 06:49:12 pm »
I have just traded my Explorer for the Trophy and love the comfort of the Trophy but miss the nice high riding position of the Explorer. If I could afford it I would have one of each as I like both bikes equally, just needed something more touring orientated and with a bit more weather protection, just getting older and need my TLC....good luck with the Explorer Chaos..
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Re: Time for a change "But not leaving"
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 12:27:50 am »
Hi Chaos,
Picked up my TEX last week. You will not be disappointed, its awesome!
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Re: Time for a change "But not leaving"
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 02:58:08 am »
*Originally Posted by Chaos [+]
. Having the same drive chain etc it's just the same with different scaffolding around it ("or so I'm hoping").
Curious.  Do you mean same drivetrain (they are both shaft drive, not chain) or is the term used differentl in the UK?
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Re: Time for a change "But not leaving"
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 03:19:23 am »
Good luck.  I am thinking more along the lines of the Trophy easily handling all my normal road trips, and something like the 800 tiger as an adventure bike, or even a cheaper bike like a CFmoto when they bring out their adventure bike (it seems they have delayed an adventure bike as they now have a link with KTM, who are assisting in the design of their range)

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Re: Time for a change "But not leaving"
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 09:00:33 am »
Good luck with the new machine Chaos -

It was good to meet up with you while we both still Trophy owners !  :038:


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Re: Time for a change "But not leaving"
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 04:39:28 pm »
*Originally Posted by w8d4it [+]
Curious.  Do you mean same drivetrain (they are both shaft drive, not chain) or is the term used differentl in the UK?

It's a term that we use in the automotive industry  :028: Engine,gear box & final drive = Drive train no mater what the configuration.
Sorry for any confusion my friend  :087:

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