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Offline Telbert

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Hello from a new member from Yorkshire, Telbert
« on: October 26, 2012, 08:01:59 PM »
Hello folks,

I currently own a 1050 Triumph Tiger and i'm replacing it very soon, possibly with a Crosstourer as i was so impressed with the bike after a couple of recent test rides. I've been lurking around here for a few weeks looking for info and opinions from Crosstourer owners and the site has been a useful source of information. I'm in need of a bit more help and advice though but i'd better save my questions for the general discussion forum.

cheers..........Terry     

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Re: Hello from a new member from Yorkshire, Telbert
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 08:40:03 PM »
Welcome to the forum Telbert

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Re: Hello from a new member from Yorkshire, Telbert
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 11:03:20 PM »
Hello mate,

can i ask what height you are, do you ride with a pillion and how manageable do you find the bike? I found the bike a little too tall and top heavy, otherwise it was fantastic.

. . . . Terry

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Re: Hello from a new member from Yorkshire, Telbert
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 12:14:27 AM »
Telbert:-   :400:  to the forum.


Re: Your questions - Ask away - We are a friendly bunch.


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Offline Telbert

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Re: Hello from a new member from Yorkshire, Telbert
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 12:32:01 AM »
Evening S

can i ask you the same as i just asked Huncadrew, what height are you, do you ride with a pillion and how manageable do you find the bike as i found the bike a little too tall and top heavy. Otherwise it was really nice and i cant believe that there are not more of them around.

. . . . Terry

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Re: Hello from a new member from Yorkshire, Telbert
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 10:08:55 AM »
 :400: to the forum

Hope you get all your questions answered here. Had a look at your post and unfortunately can't help regarding your suspension/seat question as I am 5'10" and don't have any issues.

I would agree that it feels a heavy bike when you get on it but as soon as it moves the weight is lost. I think the side stand allows the bike to lean over a bit further than other manufacturers meaning first impressions are the bike is heavy, I certainly feel I need to put in a bit more effort to get it straight than I did with my previous GS

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Re: Hello from a new member from Yorkshire, Telbert
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 10:50:35 AM »
Hi Terry and welcome,  I find the bike fine and I am not an overly big guy.  It does require extra attention pushing out or the garage and parking.  This just comes down to technique.  As already mentioned, the bike is well balanced and once on the move handles very well.

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Re: Hello from a new member from Yorkshire, Telbert
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2012, 12:31:17 PM »
Hi Klunk and Mika, thanks for your input.
i'm about 5'10" with an inside leg of about 33" and to be honest the bike felt fine as soon as it was moving but when moving it around it felt far heavier than the Tenere even though they are very similar weights. When the missus climbed aboard and i was lifting it upright from the sidestand it felt far worse than the Yamaha (no jokes about the tubby missus please  :016:) so you could well have hit the nail on the head about the sidestand Mika.

thanks . . . . Terry

 


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