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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%)

Total Members Voted: 94

Author Topic: The Generation Game  (Read 11270 times)

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#20

Online 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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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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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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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.

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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #28 on: January 04, 2021, 05:33:47 AM
Bought a used Gen 1 (2013) TEX a couple of years ago and couldn't be happier with it! Went in to buy a new Africa Twin and found the used TEX right next to it: like new for only $7500. Couldn't pass up that bargain! Been very happy with my TEX and plan to keep it for years to come! I was able to pick up nearly all the Triumph-branded accessories for a song on closeout prices when Triumph discontinued the Gen 1 stuff! My first bike with cruise control. I didn't ever imagine I would need a bike with cruise control but I found I love it!  Only feature I'd really like to have that the newer generation bikes have that I don't have is the back-lit control switches.
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Re: The Generation Game
Reply #29 on: January 04, 2021, 06:00:49 AM
Have to say, I've never noticed back-lit switches on my gen3.  But I don't do much night riding.  (Too many critters on the roads in Oz.)
IMHO the biggest improvement from the gen1 to the gen3 is the more comfortable seat and riding position, and possibly suspension.  My pillion and I don't need Airhawk cushions any more.
The better dash is nice, but not a necessity.  Hill hold is nice, but I rarely use it.  Electric screen is more useful than I thought it would be, but no big deal.  Suspension and ride modes I tend to leave on the one setting.
But this is all rehashing stuff that has been written in other threads.  Every generation of Tiger is what you make of it.  Intelligently added accessories help.

 



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