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  • Offline Swat   us

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    Greetings 2013 Trophy with 44,940 miles
    on: May 10, 2020, 04.10 am
    May 10, 2020, 04.10 am
    I'm looking to buy this machine.
    No oil on ground
    No water on ground
    I think it's been lowered (31" inseam &  I'm more than flat footed on it)
     No top box
    Cruise Works
    Windshield moves up & down smoothly
    Only recall not done is ignition switch
    Are there any 100,000 mile 2013 Trophies
    Are rear drives prone to die (R1100RT BMW did in the middle of Canada)
    Someone on the forum just had a engine die, I think at 33,000
    They are asking $7000
    All advice appreciated
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    Re: Greetings 2013 Trophy with 44,940 miles
    Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 09.42 am
    May 10, 2020, 09.42 am
    Hi Swat,

    This is useful Topic for checking out potential problems :

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

    Regarding the specific issues mentioned :

    You can tell if it's been lowered by looking at the bottom of the Rear Suspension Unit
    to see if the drop Links have been changed. 
    The stock Drop Links are approximately 131mm between centres :

    To LOWER the bike, LONGER Drop Links are fitted !

    The front Forks may also have been raised in their clamps slightly ( around 10-12mm or so )
    which will be noticeable in the upper clamps.  Prior to lowering the top nuts are flush with the upper clamp :



    I believe that Top boxes are still available to buy New from Triumph Dealers,
    along with the various coloured Lids to match your Trophy.
    It is the same Top Box as used on the Sprint GT.

    You will have more difficulty finding the Sliding Carriage that the Top Box mounts onto,
    and may have to look at "pre-owned" items being offered for sale.

    Another consideration here is that all new Trophy motorcycles had a spare Lock Barrel,
    keyed the same as the other locks on the bike, for use if a Top Box was purchased,
    as new Top Boxes are supplied without a Lock.
    Check if the Trophy you are thinking of buying has the spare Lock barrel - sometimes it will be found
    stored in the Tool Roll under the pillion seat, or in the under seat storage box, or the glove box.
    If buying a pre-owned Top Box check if it is provided with a Lock and Key.
    The locks can be extremely difficult / fiddly to remove for replacement without causing damage
    and you may have to settle for having a different key for the Top Box !

    Some Members have fitted other Top Boxes such as Givi to their Trophy.

    I'm not personally aware of any 100,000 mile Trophies, but I'm sure there are some !

    The Final Drive / Rear Bevel box do not seem to suffer the same failures that you mention.
    There have been a few where Oil seals have failed requiring replacement of the Seals,
    but very few reports on the Forum relating to failures of the complete drive.

    There have also been a handful of total engine failures - usually attributed to a failure in the
    Camshaft drive, either the Timing Chain breaking, or losing tension and slipping teeth
    resulting in valves hitting pistons.



    There was an early "Upgrade" that was NOT classified as a "Recall", where a modified Cylinder Head
    was fitted free of charge to Trophies up to VIN Number 602960. 
    You should check if the Trophy you are interested in has had this work done if it is below that VIN Number.
    While there is no direct information to suggest that any engine that did not get the modified may fail,
    I personally wouldn't buy a Trophy that hadn't had the work done.

    I can't advise on the asking Price / values, as it's all relative to how many other similar Bikes
    are on the market in the area at the time, the Sellers Profit margins, and how keen they are
    to move it on, so have a search on Craigslist etc for some comparisons that you can use to barter with.

    Cheers  :821:


    Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 09.44 am by Coconut

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    Re: Greetings 2013 Trophy with 44,940 miles
    Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 10.19 am
    May 10, 2020, 10.19 am
      :400: to the forum
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    Re: Greetings 2013 Trophy with 44,940 miles
    Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 12.10 pm
    May 10, 2020, 12.10 pm
    My 2013 has 85000 miles with only the ignition switch wiring breaking at around 40k.
    I was hoping for 100 this year, but things got in the way

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    Re: Greetings 2013 Trophy with 44,940 miles
    Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 09.20 pm
    May 10, 2020, 09.20 pm
    My 2013 has 40k miles on it.  The P.O. suffered the dreaded engine failure and had it repaired by a triumph dealer.

    I shopped around for months before purchasing and found many Trophys at you price with under 10,000 miles.  By comparison,  I paid $5500 for mine. I suppose price depends on location, but I'm sure you can do better.

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    Re: Greetings 2013 Trophy with 44,940 miles
    Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 07.53 am
    May 11, 2020, 07.53 am
     :401: to the forum Swat

    Greetings

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    Re: Greetings 2013 Trophy with 44,940 miles
    Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 08.00 am
    May 11, 2020, 08.00 am
    ArcherAce,

    Without Hi-Jacking the Topic, what is the "dreaded engine failure" that your Trophy had ?