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What generation Explorer do you own ?

GEN 1
29 (40.3%)
GEN 2
15 (20.8%)
GEN 3
27 (37.5%)
GEN 4
0 (0%)
GEN 5
1 (1.4%)

Total Members Voted: 72

Author Topic: The Generation Game  (Read 5993 times)

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#20

Offline Chippy4467

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #20 on: October 24, 2020, 12:10:15 PM
A horse has about 14hp (sad that I know that of course)
Surely the Shetland model has less......... :008:
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#21

Offline Will Morgan

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #21 on: October 24, 2020, 12:40:16 PM
*Originally Posted by Chippy4467 [+]
Surely the Shetland model has less......... :008:

Have to put one on a dyno to check  :084:

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #22 on: October 24, 2020, 03:29:58 PM
*Originally Posted by Chippy4467 [+]
Surely the Shetland model has less......... :008:
Technically, the Shetland is not a horse. It's a pony. 14.5 hp = 29 ponies.
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #23 on: November 01, 2020, 05:20:10 PM
Well then, it appears that there are only 57 people willing to admit they own an Explorer. That’s if you include the person who thinks he owns a gen 5.  :015:
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#24

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #24 on: November 04, 2020, 08:34:04 PM
I’ll be picking up my Gen 3 in mid December.
I rode a mates Gen 2 about two years ago, which led me to sell my GSX 1400
and buy a 2001 1150 GS.
The 14 was mine for over ten years, great bike.
The test on Steve’s Explorer made me realise I was cramped and uncomfortable.
Hence the Beemer, which was a bargain buy.
A chance meeting saw it move on to a new owner who made me an offer I couldn’t knock back.
That was in March, most of the year I’ve been waiting for the estate of my father to be settled,
Hence my purchase of the Gen 3, to be known from now on as Blue.

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #25 on: November 05, 2020, 07:01:42 PM
After a Gen1 which I rode for over 3 years and 40.000 km
I bought a Gen2 XCA which I ride 2 years now and 35.000 km

All trouble free, no issues at all!

Now I consider to change to a 2020 Gen3 XCA.
Can make a fair deal.
Is the Gen3 as reliable as the Gen1 and Gen2 and is it really a step forward?

#26

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #26 on: November 06, 2020, 11:07:10 AM
*Originally Posted by NH [+]
That’s if you include the person who thinks he owns a gen 5.  :015:


My bike identifies as a gen 5.... who am I to argue 

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Offline Graham Keeton

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #27 on: November 06, 2020, 03:31:07 PM
Gen 1, got it new in 2012 and have no intention of changing it anytime soon.