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  • Offline Vesper57

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    Advice wanted
    on: Apr 12, 2020, 10.26 am
    Apr 12, 2020, 10.26 am
    Hi everyone

    I was the proud owner of a 1998 Trophy1200 until a truck did a u turn in front of me......needless to say the bike came off second best and was written off. No injuries to me which was fortunate

    My questions are:
    What year model Trophy should I look at? I know about the cylinder head issue and fix
    Are they as top heavy as the internet says? I have had a BMW K100 before - THAT was top heavy
    Is there anything I should look for when buying one?

    Any help would be appreciated; I know a purchase is a subjective thing  :152:

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    Re: Advice wanted
    Reply #1 on: Apr 12, 2020, 10.42 am
    Apr 12, 2020, 10.42 am
    Hi Vesper57 and :400: to the Forum !

    There's an article that you will hopefully find useful here :

    What to look for when Buying a Pre-Owned ( Used ) Trophy SE

    While the list of "things to look for" may seem quite long,
    many of them are just sensible precautions, and useful tips,
    with not much to really worry about !

    The Trophy SE is quite a heavy bike, and this is most noticeable at very low speeds,
    or when pushing the bike for example in and around a garage space.

    Once you start rolling though the transformation is amazing,
    and it becomes a joy to ride - You really need to find one
    that you can take a Test Ride on.

    Compared to you previous Trophy you will be very impressed with all the improvements,
    such as ( to name a few )

    Shaft Drive
    ABS
    Traction Control
    Electric Screen
    Electrically adjustable suspension
    Audio system,
    Luggage locking ( 1 lock to lock the Pannier or Top Box,
    which also locks them to the bike instead of 3 separate locks ! ),
    Lockable Glove box,
    and much more - including an excellent Owners Forum !

    Cheers  :821:


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    Re: Advice wanted
    Reply #2 on: Apr 12, 2020, 02.12 pm
    Apr 12, 2020, 02.12 pm
     :400: to the forum.  Coconut saved the best for last!
    One of the Founding Members of the Twisted Trophies

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    Re: Advice wanted
    Reply #3 on: Apr 12, 2020, 05.27 pm
    Apr 12, 2020, 05.27 pm
     :400: yto the forum.
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    Re: Advice wanted
    Reply #4 on: Apr 13, 2020, 04.03 am
    Apr 13, 2020, 04.03 am
    Welcome Vesper57,

    One of my main concerns when looking for a bike was overall weight. At 5'6" and 145 lbs, I wanted something I could tour across the country with but didn't weigh 800-900+ lbs like a Goldwing/Harley. Yes, it is top heavy being an inline vs. a boxer, but it suits me just fine. I feel like I can push it around as needed (parking, garage, etc.) and can get it up on the center stand unassisted, even with lowering links installed. It is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. I've always had to have a backrest on other bikes, but on the Trophy, a 350 mile ride is no problem. I'd try for as new/low mileage as you can find that's in your budget. Good luck!
    PREVIOUS RIDES
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    1982 Suzuki GS450L
    1983 Suzuki GS650L
    1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing Interstate

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    Re: Advice wanted
    Reply #5 on: Apr 13, 2020, 02.55 pm
    Apr 13, 2020, 02.55 pm
    Hi!
    Coconut & Schindawg have the best specific guidance for you.
    I'm all about fully checking out the condition of any prospective vehicle &, also, going for the the newest & lowest mileage one that you can find.
    Along that line, however, I did buy a 2013(1st yr) SE w/60,000 miles on it....!
    & I just LOVE this bike!
    It replaced a BMW K1200LT w/42,000 miles on it. The SE has it all over the beemer in reliability & ease of maintenance!
    Like I stated, I LOVE  this bike!
    Go get the one for you...
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: Advice wanted
    Reply #6 on: Apr 14, 2020, 03.28 pm
    Apr 14, 2020, 03.28 pm
    As already stated, the Trophy is more top heavy than others in it's class. That said, I found that running with the panniers on and no topcase lowers the COG making the bike easier to balance at 1-5 mph. At speed, the bike is weightless and loves the twisties! For reference, empty, the Topcase is 20 lbs and the panniers are 35 lbs combined. That is a significant COG change!



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    Re: Advice wanted
    Reply #7 on: Apr 14, 2020, 06.38 pm
    Apr 14, 2020, 06.38 pm
     :400: to the forum Vesper57.

    A lot of people talk about the weight but hop on and there go's the weight.
    Verry nimble bike.

    Greetings

     



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