I have seen the light.. Bye Bye Trumpet !!!

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Well that lasted a long time didn't it !
    Rode it for about 2 weeks and then stood it up. Total of 640 miles on the clock.
    Gone.... Put in PX agin a 65 plate BMW R1200GS TE which I collect Thursday the 12th.

    The bike was not that bad, but I just could not stand the firm. Triumph are selling well world wide at the moment and it show in their customer care.. do not give a stuff
    Absolutely awful company... And talk about penny pinching !

    Triumph ? Never ever again
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    No point in hanging on if it's not ticking the boxes.

    Hope the mega complex beemer does it for you. When do you go on the programming course ?
     
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  3. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    You think the gs is complex ? Take a test ride on the trumpet !! there are three actions to take just to adjust the electronic screen !
    I will leave it to your imagination what it takes to set up the suspension and engine tune point :eek:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    No thank you, too huge. For me little is lovely though I do yearn for a Tracer700 for a bit more grunt.

    Grunt I don't need.
    Grunt I don't need.
    Grunt I don't need.
    I do not need more grunt.
     
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    @hilldweller Seems to me like you need a bit more grunt :)
     
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    Imodium (y):whistle:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I'm fine. Honest I'm fine. Don't worry about me.

    OK so I could not keep up with Jaws riding a Wing round the hairpins of the Brenner Pass. But he's a pro nutter.

    God knows what he'll be like on the GS.

    Grunt I don't need.
    Grunt I don't need.
    Grunt I don't need.
    I do not need more grunt.
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    tell you what Brian, what you need is a bit of grunt.....
     
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    Does the BMW come with a pipe and slippers rack on the back?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    In square tin boxes of course.
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    There speaks a man who has never hustled one in the twisties ;)
     
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    That sounds a bit rude.
     
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    TBF I think that's a bit harsh on Triumph.
    I will declare an interest straight away and say I do a lot of work for them and have owned several, including my current 15 plate Trophy.
    Whilst you may not have got on with the Explorer, to say they don't "give a stuff" and "penny pinching" is unfair and IMHO untrue. Not sure what the issues were (dealer or manufacture?) but I have seen from the sharp end how far the company will go to make sure the customer is happy. It has been known for JSB to get involved directly and "sort" any issues the customer has had... yes on the old 1200 the screen wasn't as easy to move as pushing one button but the nature of the beast is more toys equals more complex menus etc. The GS is a lovely bike but when I rode one recently with the "Ipad screen" it wasn't exactly easy to change the options. On a KTM 1290 a few months ago it took me ages to turn the heated seat off... and don't ask how long it took to reset trip one on a MT09...
    Triumph make great bikes and sell loads, which is great. I am sorry if you have had a bad experience but they do give a stuff.... a very large stuff.
    BTW the new 1200 & 800 have the new TFT screen which is VERY easy to navigate...
    Enjoy the GS and I am sorry the Explorer wasn't for you.
     
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    Get your tickets her folks. Ringside seats only £100. Back of the stadium £10.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Sorry folks the tickets have just gone up to £200. All cheap seats sold out to penny pinching motorhomers.
     
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    Will my "purse" buy me a new Street Triple or a GS... just trying to get an idea? ;-)
     
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    Good choice, when I still had bikes I bought a standard GS then two GSAs.

    Absolutely awesome bikes, 500 mile day on more than one occasion without problems.

    The most reassuring bike I ever rode in the wet too.

    UKGSER used to be a good forum for info etc but probably 3 or 4 years since I subscribed...

    Enjoy the new bike
     
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    Had various Beemers for 20 yrs bricks and boxer (80k miles)and never let down )
     
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    Sounds like you should join crumpygunt.com:rolleyes:
     
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