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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2019, 01:12:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by redmerle [+]
Absolutely, but it’s good to have a chance to give some balance  :028:

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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2019, 09:38:23 AM »
I bought my Tiger 955 in 2002, it never ever missed a beat on the 212000 kilometres I had that bike, except for a failed alternator. Went to America with her (twice) and went all the way to Alaska.
Replaced the 955 with a Tiger 1050 in 2009, that bike is now at 160000 kilometres, never had a problem and I went on her from Africa to the Arctic circle.
Added a Mk. 3 Tiger 1200 in March 2018, which unfortunately proved to be a lemon (similar to Nik's Mk. 3), so returned that in Summer 2018 for a new one. That bike is now at 35000 kilometres, has traversed all of North America and never ever missed a beat. Needless to say that the 1200 is also the most comfortable touring bike I ever had in 40 years of motorbiking.

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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2019, 01:58:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by TRITIGEX [+]
None of my 11 Triumphs left me stranded EVER. But  recently helped my son when he was stranded at night with his 2008 Sprint ST with 47.000 miles. Empty battery...faulty regulator. Fitted the T1200 battery to get him home. Ordered/fitted replacement non OEM Mofset type regulator for € 109.
And ALL warranty claims were done without ANY problem.

I bought Tritigex' 2013 Explorer with 15.000 miles on it, my first Triumph.
Put an extra 30.000 miles on it, all troublefree.
Traded it in for a '17 XCA with now 20.000 troublefree miles on it.
The best bike I've ever owned!

Needless to say I now love these big triple engines!

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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2019, 04:03:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by biketraveller [+]
I bought my Tiger 955 in 2002, it never ever missed a beat on the 212000 kilometres I had that bike, except for a failed alternator. Went to America with her (twice) and went all the way to Alaska.
Replaced the 955 with a Tiger 1050 in 2009, that bike is now at 160000 kilometres, never had a problem and I went on her from Africa to the Arctic circle.
Added a Mk. 3 Tiger 1200 in March 2018, which unfortunately proved to be a lemon (similar to Nik's Mk. 3), so returned that in Summer 2018 for a new one. That bike is now at 35000 kilometres, has traversed all of North America and never ever missed a beat. Needless to say that the 1200 is also the most comfortable touring bike I ever had in 40 years of motorbiking.

You think I'm bamboozling you? Then check out my homepage...

Ride safely

Pete

Please drop by on the mileage thread and keep us updated from time to time  :028:

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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2020, 03:04:57 PM »
Great post ! :047: Too many people base their opinion on the internet. Nothing fares too well. 110000kms of trouble free enjoyment on a '14 TEX.Many more to come. I've owned 34 motorcycles and the only ones that have left me on the roadside have been Italian! Having said that, the most exciting bikes I've ever owned have been Italian. :027:
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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2020, 08:14:40 PM »
Never owned Italian bikes myself (though I did used to quite fancy Laverda Jota’s long before I could ever have handled / afforded one!  :008:



The closest I got was my ‘95 Triumph Sprint 900 in Candy Apple Red  :028:

Nearly 25 years later none of my Triumphs have ever given me reason to believe that I’d never get to where I was going (or get home again!).

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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2020, 08:31:05 PM »
 :037: on both your old Sprint and that beast pictured! I apologise for going off topic, but last summer I rode my old Ducati Monster (an '02 750 in Senna colours) to our local motorcycle social. While walking and admiring all the bikes parked along the street I stopped at one and thought "I want THAT". It turned out that it WAS my bike! That's how you know you got the right toy. :002:
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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2020, 09:01:25 PM »
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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2020, 09:09:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tianmck [+]
Great post ! :047: Too many people base their opinion on the internet. Nothing fares too well. 110000kms of trouble free enjoyment on a '14 TEX.Many more to come. I've owned 34 motorcycles and the only ones that have left me on the roadside have been Italian! Having said that, the most exciting bikes I've ever owned have been Italian. :027:

Definitely one for the mileage thread:

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,18949.msg222353/topicseen.html#new

Please post!  :028:

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Re: The "My Triumph's not broken & working well" thread.
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2020, 10:57:01 PM »
Have owned a several models of Triumph, a Bonneville SE, a 2004 Sprint ST I bought new, a couple of Tiger 1050s (still have one of them) and several Tex's.  First Tex was a Gen 2 about 3 years ago, was riding an FJR 1300 that I liked but it the riding position was giving me pain between the shoulder blades no matter what I tried.  Demoed the '17 Tex, came back to the dealership and bought it(made the mistake of bringing my check book with me  :008:).  Been loving this model ever since.  Only issues I've had were lightly weeping seals on the '17 (fixed under warranty), and the shift assist on the '18 would only work going up in gear, but not down.  Lived with it for a year and finally had it fixed, also under warranty.  Minor stuff, love the bikes and looking forward to hopefully Triumph doing to the 1200, what they've done with the new 900.
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