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Offline grahew

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« on: May 19, 2012, 06:26:25 PM »
Has any body else read this months Magazine, It road tests the BMW GS, Triumph Explorer and the Crosstourer, must say the main concern seems to be the small screen and the rear suspension :084: any thoughts :112:

Triumph don't come out of it to well either................new bike with lots of niggly problems :114: BMW was best in test but they had 30 years to get it right..............what to buy ???? :157:
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 06:59:35 PM »
Hi Grahew, well I tested all 3 of these and I picked my crosstourer (Black of course) up 2 weeks ago it goes in for 1 st service Wednesday, as far as I am concerned the existing standard screen is fine and have not noticed any issues with the rear suspension in fact I have'nt stopped grinning since I got it

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Re: Ride Magazine
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 07:07:18 PM »
Did you pickup your bike from Branstons in Gloucester? as i think i saw it ready to go  looked a stunner in black :152: :152:

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 07:08:51 PM »
Yes I did and yes it does :-)

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Re: Ride Magazine
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 07:23:21 PM »
I must say i was impressed with the dealer,and have had two test rides and yes i do like the bike its just the small screen putting me off a little, just waiting for touring screen to arrive after the 25th for final test run and make me mind up time :031:

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Re: Ride Magazine
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 09:59:41 PM »
TRy and forget the screen , its not that bad , The bike is just soooo gooood!    :046: :046: :305: :305:

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Re: Ride Magazine
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 08:09:13 AM »
The screen is fine on the higher setting. You need a bit of airflow to your helmet vents. Tall screens mean slightly less MPG, can cause weaves and a cold back due to the airflow being sucked back around. I dialled the rear shock up one full rotation which is now perfect for me.  :028:
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Re: Ride Magazine
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 12:28:08 PM »
Yes just to add my thought, coming from a Pan which has a great screen on it, have not had any real problems with the supplied screen on my DCT  will wait to the future to see if I need to change it   :062:
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