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Old 01-15-2013, 01:37 AM   #3586
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I feel the sirens call of the cruise control too hard. Perhaps its because I used to live in Minnesota and I've crossed North Dakota too many times, but I always said that I'd reward the first bike maker that put a cruise on an adventure bike with my money. Probably really messed up priorities, but there it is.

I have a feeling if I moved the seat higher it would be a lot better. I like the idea that I can adjust it down for daily rides and up for longer trips. I think the Versys has a 33.5" seat height. But with my Russell seat it's probably over 34. Course I can't put both sets of toes on the ground... and forget about flat foot!
Put the seat up. Very different bike for me after I did that. Im 6' with 32" inseam. Bike fits me very well
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #3587
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So I finally got a test ride on the Explorer and I can say that I'll be putting in my order in a day or two. First bike I've ever ridden with more that 70 hp... its got stupid power. Still don't know why I need that, and I'm sure the novelty will wear out fast, but it was certainly fun working the twisties without having to shift.

That said the ergos are far from perfect. My Versys has a LOT more room on board. Course on the Triumph I can reach the ground with both feet, and on the V I have a footpeg lowering kit, but my knees were really cramped (cant imagine what you folks with more than 29" inseams are doing). Is there a good set of footpeg lowering blocks for the bike?

Also I've read that the 2" Rox Risers are best with new clutch and brake cables. Anyone know which parts are the ones to get?
I took the 2" risers off my 800XC and put them on the Explorer. I also lowered the pegs a little with the SW-Motech pegs. Once I get the seat up another inch (above the high setting on the regular seat), it will be perfect. Never cared abour cruise control, but am planning a trip across the country this summer, which means two passes through the middle. I already know I'm gonna love that feature.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #3588
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I took the 2" risers off my 800XC and put them on the Explorer...
In doing this did you need to change out the cables for longer ones or did they just fit?
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #3589
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In doing this did you need to change out the cables for longer ones or did they just fit?
No problems or undue strain, lock-to-lock . . . but just.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:39 AM   #3590
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:51 AM   #3591
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That's impressive for going to Starbucks, but on wet rides, the lack of a front fender will make a mess of the rider, especially when it comes up thru the fork tunnel around the cockpit.. I've always likes black pipes and headers, nice look
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:14 AM   #3592
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Anyone know what screen that is? Cut-down original?

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:50 AM   #3593
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Anyone using a bike cover to cover their bike while at work or at night while traveling?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:57 AM   #3594
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:24 AM   #3595
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I like the little rack at the passenger seat's position. Is there some more information available? Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #3596
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[QUOTE=lonerockz;20487127]I feel the sirens call of the cruise control too hard./QUOTE]



I have had a couple of bikes with electronic cruise control and for those times when you are on the bike for extended periods of time, particularly when you have to ride the super slab, it's great. Well worth it's weight in speeding tickets. Folks that talk about throttle locks in the same breathe as electronic cruise are, I hate to say it, comparing apples to oranges.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #3597
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Anyone using a bike cover to cover their bike while at work or at night while traveling?
I don't have it but would like to get something very small when packed


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Old 01-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #3598
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What's keeping the front brakeline off the front tire?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #3599
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I don't have it but would like to get something very small when packed


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Take a look @ this Nelson Rigg cover. I just use mine to keep sawdust off my TEX through the winter months, but it folds up pretty small for storage... I think it would work well for someone who rides as much as you. It's very well made & is a great price too!

http://www.amazon.com/Nelson-Rigg-MC...orcycle+covers
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #3600
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Loving the paint matched/murdered out look. Might have to have the silver bits done one winter.
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