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Offline Nub69

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2013 XC to a 2017 XCA
« on: November 23, 2017, 08:42:31 PM »
I am thinking of upgrading as per the title. Love my 2013 but the 2017 seems to have pleanty of extras. Particularly like the idea of updated suspension and traction control. Will test ride a 2017 soon.
Anyone done it? Is it worth it?
Sat on a KTM 1090 but did not like the additional seat height and stopped growing long ago.
Just after some thoughts.

Offline julianhj

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Re: 2013 XC to a 2017 XCA
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 06:04:02 AM »
You might get a good deal (if there are any left) considering the heavily revised 2018 model is a few months away.

Offline Chook22

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Re: 2013 XC to a 2017 XCA
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 09:00:26 PM »
Do it!

Offline Nub69

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Re: 2013 XC to a 2017 XCA
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 10:37:15 PM »
Test ride cleared it up for me.
New toy time!

Offline Robbo107672

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Re: 2013 XC to a 2017 XCA
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 02:20:47 AM »
I upgraded from a 2011 KLR650 so a very different ride, but got the 2017 XCA a couple of months ago and absolutely loving it.. Traction Control and ABS sure are nice to have with the extra power. All the heat is great too !
This pic was on the way home after recent Snowy Ride weekend at Threadbo.

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« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 02:22:46 AM by Robbo107672 »

Offline Nub69

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Re: 2013 XC to a 2017 XCA
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 11:37:36 AM »
Well it has been a love hate roller coaster. Three returns to dealer on day of pickup due to engine management light coming on when I tried to ride home.  After the third I left it with them to fix. Picked it up a week later and all seemed fine. Got 3 small rides in and covered a measly 700 km and the old nemesis engine management light returned. Back to the dealer for 3 days.  Story behind light coming on has moved around a bit. Triumph themselves not interested in helping out (they are importer/wholesaler with no responsibility according to local rep! - dealer needs to fix/sort it at their cost!). But thankfully dealer gets frustration and is understanding. Time will tell if the latest “fix” works.  Unfortunately my first experience with a manufacturer walking away from their product.  Third triumph and first with issues.  Happy with the product but beware of the company if it turns to mud based on my experience.

Offline Rtwo

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Re: 2013 XC to a 2017 XCA
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 11:46:58 AM »
Did you find out what the error codes were/are?

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Re: 2013 XC to a 2017 XCA
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 12:18:01 PM »
No, but dealer story was as follows:
Return 1 = apparently pre delivery fault - gunk in lines (technical term!)?
Return 2 = replaced o2 sensor with one from a bike in the shop.
Return 3 = found a wiring issue with a plug incorrectly plugged in - found by external auto electrician
Happy days for 700km
Return 4 = o2 sensor replaced again
Future = I live in hope.  Went for a ride today with no light coming on except the fuel light.  Filled it up and fuel light went out!

 


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