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  • Offline ACE50

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    Great or just good for 2up?
    on: Jul 12, 2020, 11.00 am
    Jul 12, 2020, 11.00 am
    Looking for a sporty bike but mainly for a comfortable 2 up bike. Trying to get my wife to ride with me.
    This doesn't necessarily look as comfortable as a Goldwing of course, but what are your impressions?

    Not only that, any issues with a 2014 with 16K on the clock? Do these have any issues to look for?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Great or just good for 2up?
    Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 2020, 11.18 am
    Jul 12, 2020, 11.18 am
    Hi ACE50 and :400: to the Forum !

    I've not ridden Pillion on a Trophy, but reports from those that have have
    generally agree that it is quite comfortable, although some longer legged passengers
    have opted for fitting slightly lower footpegs.

    There is a "Comfort" version of the Pillion seat, which IIRC has a Gel insert,
    and while these are no longer in Stock at Triumph Dealers, they do crop up on
    eBay etc, and within the Forum "Items for sale" Section.

    If you have the optional Sliding Carriage with Triumph Top Box fitted,
    there is a rubber Pad that can be fixed onto the Top Box,
    making it more comfortable as a Back rest when the Pillion leans back.

    As for things to look for when buying a Used Trophy, like ANY vehicle,
    there have been a number of issues along the way, and I compiled a list of them.

    Don't be put off by the size of the list - many are quite trivial and / or have
    affected only a few Owners.  Notably for the US market there was a Software update
    for the Audio system - the earlier version was causing batteries to flatten, which has
    been resolved by the Update, and there has recently been a Worldwide Safety Recall
    for a potential Ignition Switch Wiring problem.

    Here is a Link to the Topic with much more information :

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

    Provided all Recalls have been done, and Servicing carried out, there are no reasons NOT
    to buy a pre-owned Trophy, and if you can arrange to take a Test Ride on one,
    you will find an even LONGER list of reasons why you SHOULD buy one !  :169:  :028:

    Cheers  :821:



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    Re: Great or just good for 2up?
    Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2020, 12.25 pm
    Jul 12, 2020, 12.25 pm
    The Mrs. has given my Trophy her seal of approval as a comfortable place to spend some time, and she tends to be rather critical of passenger accommodations.

    As Coconut suggested, I do have the comfort pillion Saddle affixed, however.
    And you did mention that you were looking for something sporty, so that pretty much leaves the Goldwing out of the discussion anyway...  :002:

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    Re: Great or just good for 2up?
    Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2020, 01.11 pm
    Jul 12, 2020, 01.11 pm
    Thanks guys,
    one more thing, I'm 6'3" and wondering if it's a little cramped to the pegs. Hy-way pegs an easy option on these bikes?

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    Re: Great or just good for 2up?
    Reply #4 on: Jul 12, 2020, 02.45 pm
    Jul 12, 2020, 02.45 pm
    I've got the R&G engine guards with highway pegs plus lowered footpegs. Works for me, but you should test ride the Trophy to be sure..

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    Re: Great or just good for 2up?
    Reply #5 on: Jul 12, 2020, 03.10 pm
    Jul 12, 2020, 03.10 pm
    ACE50, The wife and I have done a lot of 2-up miles on the TTSE and find it a wonderful ride. Comfort and sport in one package. She never has complaints of discomfort, and apparently is comfortable because she'll fall asleep back there.  When riding solo you can do something a Goldwing cannot - take off the bags and  - attack the curves like the sport bike the TTSE is in its soul.

    I have a 2014 and excepting the audio curse Coconut describes (corrected with the firmware update) and the "head update" that cured the engine rattling, I have had no other significant issues with my 2014.

    Welcome to the forum. Here's to seeing you on the roadways! :821:

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    Re: Great or just good for 2up?
    Reply #6 on: Jul 12, 2020, 05.13 pm
    Jul 12, 2020, 05.13 pm
    I'm going to look at a bike now. Top box, custom seat (said it cost him $2000!), 16K on clock, built in GPS and in great shape.
    Got him down to $11K. Sounds a little high but what do you think?

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    Re: Great or just good for 2up?
    Reply #7 on: Jul 12, 2020, 09.35 pm
    Jul 12, 2020, 09.35 pm
    I've ridden two up, in all modes and passenger never complained...longest ride with passenger was 3 hours on interstate...keep this in mind...I don't have a top box for them to lean against either.  I have a corbin low seat on mine, and a ram mount for my phone (GPS, blue toothed music). 

    On your other point regarding pricing, mine is a 2017 I bought 2 months ago with 3k miles or so...now I have 7k on it...had it shipped from Oklahoma to East Tennessee and I paid $11,500 including shipping...

    Mike