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Re: Advice on Triumph Explorer vs Multistrada vs GS vs KTM
Reply #30 on: July 14, 2015, 06:41:19 AM
*Originally Posted by OKBMW [+]
The S1R is my first German bike and I'm hoping that their technology is more reliable then the tech the Italians are using.
Only time will tell...some of us have had issues......certainly not as robust as I had envisaged.

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Re: Advice on Triumph Explorer vs Multistrada vs GS vs KTM
Reply #31 on: July 15, 2015, 01:45:30 AM
If I were looking for an all weather sport/adventure touring type bike for a second bike I would look no further than the Yamaha FJ-09. Cheap as chips and pretty damn capable according to all of the reviews I've read so far.
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Re: Advice on Triumph Explorer vs Multistrada vs GS vs KTM
Reply #32 on: July 15, 2015, 07:53:17 AM
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If I were looking for an all weather sport/adventure touring type bike for a second bike I would look no further than the Yamaha FJ-09. Cheap as chips and pretty damn capable according to all of the reviews I've read so far.

Shame those don't come with cruise and they look quite good. You could always put on a Rostra cruise but an OEM implementation will always be better.

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Re: Advice on Triumph Explorer vs Multistrada vs GS vs KTM
Reply #33 on: July 15, 2015, 03:00:34 PM
Good point....I think this BMW has spoilt me for creature comforts like CC.

The beauty of the FJ-09 is it'll start every morning (hot or cold), will not strandyou, has a great performing/sounding engine, is inexpensive as I mentioned so when the salt eventually gets to it (which will take a while as Japanese plating standards are quite high...at least compared to KTM's), it won't really matter as the bike only costs $10.5k.

As mentioned, as a second, all weather bike you can't go wrong.

Now for a full boat ADV to take on long scenic and torturous journeys, the GS-A would probably get the nod.
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Re: Advice on Triumph Explorer vs Multistrada vs GS vs KTM
Reply #34 on: July 15, 2015, 03:52:58 PM
*Originally Posted by Lowrance [+]
The beauty of the FJ-09 is it'll start every morning (hot or cold),

My mate's FJ-09 came with a duff battery, so wouldn't start one morning, and boy was he pissed! :008:

It's a great bike for the money, but there's no SOUL to it!

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Re: Advice on Triumph Explorer vs Multistrada vs GS vs KTM
Reply #35 on: July 15, 2015, 06:17:39 PM
If you are starting to mention cheaper alternative, the ultimate one would be the Kawa KLR650...
Proven model, sturdy, go anywhere type thing.

Slap a 10 Gallon tank on it and you're set for 500miles non stop (if you can  :018:)
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Re: Advice on Triumph Explorer vs Multistrada vs GS vs KTM
Reply #36 on: July 15, 2015, 06:44:32 PM
*Originally Posted by RichS1000R [+]
My mate's FJ-09 came with a duff battery, so wouldn't start one morning, and boy was he pissed! :008:

It's a great bike for the money, but there's no SOUL to it!

The sound of Triple is very soulful. A lot of people think that I4's don't have much soul and think that triples sound much better. But then again most have not heard an S1R from idle to redline.  :169:
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Re: Advice on Triumph Explorer vs Multistrada vs GS vs KTM
Reply #37 on: July 18, 2015, 12:18:37 AM
*Originally Posted by RichS1000R [+]
My mate's FJ-09 came with a duff battery, so wouldn't start one morning, and boy was he pissed! :008:

It's a great bike for the money, but there's no SOUL to it!

They make you guys rin alarms on your bikes for insurance purposes....this is more than likely the cause of you friends dead battery issues (constant current draw).

He should be running a battery tender when bike is not in use.
Why is common sense so uncommon?