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Offline Razor

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Hello from Toronto
« on: August 16, 2013, 08:28:46 PM »
Hi folks, from Toronto (or more specifically, Mississauga, a 'burb of Toronto)!
First, a painful admission: I don't own a Trophy. But having dropped my recently purchased (used) 850 pound beast of a BMW K1200LT at a stop sign on a steep uphill slope yesterday afternoon and just about killing myself and a helpful passerby to get it rubber side down again, this morning I went to my not-so-local Triumph dealer and took the new Trophy out for a 30 minute ride. The LT wasn't my choice of bikes - I sold my '06 Yamaha FJR1300 because my fiance recently had back surgery and I was looking for the most comfortable passenger seat I could find. Mission accomplished on that count, but the LT is not my idea of a fun ride. Comfy at speed, but no fun. I've read tons about the Trophy in all the mags and loved - loved! - the bike. This forum seems to have lots of helpful information...I'm looking forward to it....and a new bike!
Ray 

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Re: Hello from Toronto
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 08:39:58 PM »
Hi Ray &  :400:

You will not be disappointed, the more miles you do the better it gets :152:

My wife has never been so comfy on any bike even after six to eight hour daily rides.

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Re: Hello from Toronto
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 10:58:42 PM »
 :401: Dude  :401:

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Re: Hello from Toronto
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 11:50:14 PM »
Welcome to the Forum :400:
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Re: Hello from Toronto
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 02:59:32 AM »
Don't feel lonely Razor. Dropped my Trophy early on, in same uphill stationary sort of way. $80 for a new indicator.

Welcome to the forum.  Get yourself a fun bike, and a comfortable one. Get the Trophy.
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Re: Hello from Toronto
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 07:40:23 AM »
Welcome Ray and hope you find lots of good info on the forum.
Not sure if you're aware but there is a technique for picking up a dropped bike. I have seen the clips on youtube and can vouch for it working as I had to pickup my 1700 Thunderbird after I got shunted. Its actually very easy, of course I don't know your situation so you may already know it but thought it worth a mention. I think I saw it under "how to pickup your Harley" and that got me curious. Didn't know that a week later I would be doing it myself  :005:

Loving my Trophy its a fun bike for a spin around the hills and a great tourer. My 3 pillions like it too.
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Re: Hello from Toronto
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 07:58:34 AM »
Hi Ray,  :400: to the Forum !

Prompted by this topic, I have just posted a link to a You Tube video clip
over in the "How To" forum, on how to pick up a heavy motorcycle  :028:


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Re: Hello from Toronto
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 09:50:49 AM »
 :400: to the forum !