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Old 02-21-2018, 09:23 AM   #1
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Traded up.

Last Wed I traded this

in for this.

For the initial break in I went here

I didn't get to see the sights since I was touring a organic farm and attending a lecture put on by http://txagrability.tamu.edu/
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:32 AM   #2
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Re: Traded up.

Not sure where, but anyplace you could park one of those, riding from FTW, is quite the break in ride.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:41 AM   #3
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Re: Traded up.

That is the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi. Lets say that I was about 360ish miles past the 500 mile breakin.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:02 AM   #4
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Re: Traded up.

Congrats! I have leftover OEM sidecases & seats from my Explorer. If you want them, PM me.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:12 PM   #5
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Re: Traded up.

Nice Traxx.
Are you taking it to Big Bend this year.

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Old 02-21-2018, 02:28 PM   #6
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Re: Traded up.

Not this time, I believe I will be just getting back from work with not enough time to get there. I am looking at doing a loop west later in the year. Planning on maybe a weeks ride.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:58 PM   #7
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Re: Traded up.

We need Like buttons on here somewhere
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:23 PM   #8
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You'll love the triple. I've read so many good things about that bike. Congrats!
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:18 PM   #9
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Re: Traded up.

Is that this?

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/20...00-xca-review/
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:39 AM   #10
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Nope, I have last years model. The deal was to good to pass up, at least that is what I keep telling my self.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:22 AM   #11
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Re: Traded up.

I'm about 4,000 feet away from you at the port. You just missed sunny and 80 degrees by a couple days.

I guess 50 degrees is still better than the current temp in Fort Worth.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:34 AM   #12
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Yep it was really foggy in the evenings and mornings. The days were nice though. Yeppers it is cold and raining here. Hopefully I will be able to get out on Monday.
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:37 PM   #13
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I'm about 4,000 feet away from you at the port. You just missed sunny and 80 degrees by a couple days.

I guess 50 degrees is still better than the current temp in Fort Worth.
Phill,how bout that 30 degree drop in about 15 seconds yesterday. 81 to 51. Quite the winter ,...an actual winter this year.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:28 PM   #14
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Re: Traded up.

nice trade
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:45 PM   #15
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I guess I can talk about the weights, suspension travel, HP and torque. I am sure you most likely know about that stuff. What I will talk about is the difference in ride for me.
The F800GS is way more suited to off-road being lighter, with more suspension travel and an engine you can lug for days. On road however, which is where I spend most of the time riding, it is viby to the point of numb hands sluggish in the turns the seat is uncomfortable after a hour and long trips are a chore.
Lets move over to the Tiger Explorer XRX 1200. More oriented to the road and lots more HP and torque, leans and feels stable in turns. Way more comfortable than the GS, proven by a 400ish mile trip to Corpus Christi and again today for a 270ish mile tooling around. I feel more planted in the turns and she just wants to lean. I have to admit that I tend to lug it taking off, I guess that as I get used to her that I will better understand what is takes to make her sing. As it stands, it looks like I have a lot to learn to ride her to her potential.
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:12 PM   #16
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Lets move over to the Tiger Explorer XRX 1200.


I forgot you had the explorer. Here I was thinking you had the 800XC.

Yea, I guess this one is WAY better than the BMW was for on the road stuff.
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