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  • Offline mdwest7

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    2 months and 4k miles
    on: Jun 30, 2020, 01.46 am
    Jun 30, 2020, 01.46 am
    Good day everyone!  Two months ago I had my 2017 Phantom Black Beauty delivered to me and I've spent that last few months riding about 4,000 miles.  I must say I've enjoyed every moment of it.  I commute 100 miles to work and 100 Miles back on the interstate and it's been the most enjoyable of times.

    My ONLY "complaint" is that it seems to catch a little wind when running 80mph or so...not the "oh sh#t" type of movement but more like catching a little wind.....or maybe I'm just used to my 800lb plus cruiser that i commuted on...that beast didn't budge.  Is this to be expected from this bike since it's lighter or should i be looking at something ...or any advise...bike only has about 7500 miles on her.

    Thoughts or feedback much appreciated!

    Mike

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    Re: 2 months and 4k miles
    Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2020, 02.08 am
    Jun 30, 2020, 02.08 am
    I've never experienced that. Rock solid at any speed I've ever dared to go. Obviously a strong crosswind or passing a semi in the opposite direction on a two-lane highway will cause some movement, but otherwise no. How are the tires? Correct pressure, plenty of tread, etc.?
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    Re: 2 months and 4k miles
    Reply #2 on: Jun 30, 2020, 02.19 am
    Jun 30, 2020, 02.19 am
    Yea, all the main, obvious things are good.  I tell myself it's cause it's a lighter bike and maybe the giant fairing catches a little more than I'm used used too...I'd ride my last bike at 85 - 90 and not think of much...I get the trophy to 80 or higher and I get a little more tight ...  it's not a huge movement but sometime enough to bring you back into focus on the ride...if that makes sense, lol.
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    Re: 2 months and 4k miles
    Reply #3 on: Jun 30, 2020, 02.31 am
    Jun 30, 2020, 02.31 am
    Hard to say then, from my experience. Lots of other owners here on the forum; hopefully someone else will chime in!
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    Re: 2 months and 4k miles
    Reply #4 on: Jun 30, 2020, 08.00 am
    Jun 30, 2020, 08.00 am
    Also, If you ride with the Panniers fitted, check that the "TDLS"
    ( Triumph Dynamic Luggage System ) is correctly adjusted.

    The adjuster is underneath the Pillion Seat and is used to set an amount of free movement
    that allow the Panniers to swing from side to side to slightly.

    If the panniers have no side to side movement when fitted they are not adjusted correctly,
    and this can affect high speed stability - The following video explains the principle :



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    Re: 2 months and 4k miles
    Reply #5 on: Jun 30, 2020, 12.13 pm
    Jun 30, 2020, 12.13 pm
     :400: midwest7, I don't remember anyone addressing your issue or even mentioning it, so im no help.  Most times, other than the mentioned semi wind or significant crosswinds I swear I could ride forever with no hands on the grips.  Puzzlingly.

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    Re: 2 months and 4k miles
    Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2020, 01.01 pm
    Jun 30, 2020, 01.01 pm
    mdwest7,  I find that having also had a heavy cruiser that the Trophy is pushed around a bit more with crosswinds and definitely get some buffeting by passing a semi.

    Crosswinds don't pass through the Trophy like some cruisers due to the fairings so it is more susceptible to push.  Requires a bit more preparedness when riding in high wind times.

    Wind current eddies from semi's and other vehicles on the highway do upset the Trophy but it is more like turbulence.  This more just causes the front fairing to "bounce" but I have never felt it unstable from a traction standpoint.

    I have a couple of buddies that ride similar styled bikes and we all experience the same thing.  But not having ridden yours I cannot say if it is "normal" or not.   I do notice on rides with buddies who have very heavy cruisers, they don't seem as bothered by the wind - then again, they sit about 8 inches lower to the ground.


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    Re: 2 months and 4k miles
    Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2020, 02.09 pm
    Jun 30, 2020, 02.09 pm
    I'll dive into the bags and see...they've always seemed to move back and forth and adjust...

    Dan66 - I believe we are on the same page..."Turbulence" seems to be the right word...nothing unsafe.  Seat height on my cruiser was about 24" and at 825 lbs i could pass a semi - remove a hand from the grip and wave and not even think about it.  Makes sense to feel it a little more, lighter bike, sitting higher etc...

    I love the ride and the handling and can't complain about anything on the trophy, just wanted to ease my mind a little, lol. Thanks to everyone who chipped in their thoughts.
    Mike

     



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