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What generation Explorer do you own ?

GEN 1
38 (40.4%)
GEN 2
16 (17%)
GEN 3
39 (41.5%)
GEN 4
0 (0%)
GEN 5
1 (1.1%)

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#10

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #10 on: October 21, 2020, 04:15:19 PM
*Originally Posted by blueTrex [+]

I've had it for six years and just clocked up 120,000 Kms.

still goes strong, does a lot of two up and am still loving it. had no..... zip ..... nill problems with it :)
That's great to hear.

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #11 on: October 21, 2020, 05:39:12 PM
*Originally Posted by mcchoc [+]
Interesting data - but given the way the world is going, I'd replace Gen 4 with 'ElectroExplorer' and Gen 5 with 'horse' . . . .
:008:  Brilliant!

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #12 on: October 21, 2020, 08:49:03 PM
*Originally Posted by mcchoc [+]
Interesting data - but given the way the world is going, I'd replace Gen 4 with 'ElectroExplorer' and Gen 5 with 'horse' . . . .

You won't have to wait for the Gen 5. The rumour is there'll be a Gymkhana version of the Gen 4. It'll come in Chestnut brown with a rough hair seat cover instead of sheepskin and extra long suspension travel to get over the jumps. The Mane problem might be the seat height though, at 19.5 hands it's suspected that some people might struggle to keep their balance when they come to a stop, not to mention getting on it. Getting off it however is likely to be a lot easier but an airbag jacket will be recommended for this task in the owners handbook. For the vertically challenged I understand there will be a low version called the Shetland. Cleaning it at the end of a long days ride in bad weather is highly likely to be a less pleasant task than normal due to warranty not covering the use of a jetwash. However this should be made easier by Mucoff who will shortly announce a special cleaner for the Gymkhana model called Mucout. Residual values are anticipated to be excellent on the top of the range Gymkhana GT Stud version, it's expected to be in great demand.

 



 
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #13 on: October 21, 2020, 08:55:28 PM
*Originally Posted by NH [+]
You won't have to wait for the Gen 5. The rumour is there'll be a Gymkhana version of the Gen 4. It'll come in Chestnut brown with a rough hair seat cover instead of sheepskin and extra long suspension travel to get over the jumps. The Mane problem might be the seat height though, at 19.5 hands it's suspected that some people might struggle to keep their balance when they come to a stop, not to mention getting on it. Getting off it however is likely to be a lot easier but an airbag jacket will be recommended for this task in the owners handbook. For the vertically challenged I understand there will be a low version called the Shetland. Cleaning it at the end of a long days ride in bad weather is highly likely to be a less pleasant task than normal due to warranty not covering the use of a jetwash. However this should be made easier by Mucoff who will shortly announce a special cleaner for the Gymkhana model called Mucout. Residual values are anticipated to be excellent on the top of the range Gymkhana GT Stud version, it's expected to be in great demand.
:745:

I'm not looking forward to mucking out the stall...  :055:
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #14 on: October 21, 2020, 10:53:37 PM
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
:745:

I'm not looking forward to mucking out the stall...  :055:

I'm not looking forward to the single figure horsepower......

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #15 on: October 22, 2020, 07:16:20 AM
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
I'm not looking forward to the single figure horsepower......

A horse has about 14hp (sad that I know that of course)
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #16 on: October 22, 2020, 02:28:41 PM
*Originally Posted by Gwilym [+]
A horse has about 14hp (sad that I know that of course)

I could resist checking that out...

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #17 on: October 22, 2020, 04:21:34 PM
*Originally Posted by Gwilym [+]
A horse has about 14hp (sad that I know that of course)
I've always wondered about this. When you see a single horse pulling a plow that sure seems more like the output of a tractor than the output of a lawnmower. Does the Budweiser beer wagon team of 8 horses really only produce 8 hp?
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #18 on: October 22, 2020, 04:53:11 PM
Sorry I started this now  :008: :008: :008:
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #19 on: October 24, 2020, 10:51:14 AM
Hmm... over 900 views of this thread but only 54 posts.  :084:
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