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Offline Icy

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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2018, 05:04:46 PM »
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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2018, 09:36:58 PM »
I doubt there are many bikes that are totally fault free - I own a Ducati that is testament to that !! LOL If you look on any forum you will find lots of horror stories about all sorts of failures - my own experience is that most bikes are generally pretty relaible these days - assuming proper mainteanceof course.

The Tex is a great all rounder.  Mine has been impecable - very reliable - it gets serviced regulalry  - bit less of cleaning and riden through all sorts - been in a river on its side once and started no problem but thats another story !!

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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2018, 09:10:04 AM »
Thanks for the input  I think I will book that test ride.

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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2018, 11:27:15 AM »
FYI. I am on my third TEX. Wouldn't buy any other machine. I totalled ~60,000 miles on two of them. If Triumph stops coming up with new models I will stop buying them... Until then, beh, I am dreading every 20K or 40K mile service because chances are I will see a new edition of the d@#mnd thing sitting in the show room and I'll be tempted.

2018 TEX XCx. One week ownership. At 350 miles. At this point I actually want to hug and sleep with the bike...

 :028: Book the test ride, have fun. Beware of the TTRS (TEX Test Ride Syndrome) for it has claimed many lives here... Some more than once...

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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2018, 02:43:18 PM »
My '13 TEx was flawless.   My '15 Trophy SE is flawless.   And so far, my '18 XRt is flawless.      All have (basically) the same drivetrain.     I never would have upgraded the TEx to the T12 if I was concerned about the drivetrain. 

The best motorcycles (about ~25 so far) I've ever owned.      :082:

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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2018, 03:36:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
At this point I actually want to hug and sleep with the bike...
Don't do it. It gets the sheets all greasy.
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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2018, 03:49:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Don't do it. It gets the sheets all greasy.

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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2018, 05:42:59 PM »
Thanks you,ve got me hooked

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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2018, 09:21:28 PM »
Totally agree with all the above - its a little top heavy but ok once you get used to it. The engine is superb - the power of a 4 cylinder but the torque of a twin - can't lose !! I doubt you will regret it :001:

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Re: Advice for potential buyers
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2018, 03:56:17 AM »
My only complaints about my 15 Tex is the top heaviness and the loud, mechanical noise it makes while cruising. Other than that, it's a very sound motorcycle and should provide you with many years of great riding. A big plus is, when your bum gets tired, it's real easy to stand up!

 


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