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Offline baz1

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Re: Great or just good for 2up?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2020, 09:48:52 PM »
Wife says this is the comfiest pillion bike we have had in the past 16 years which were 2 X Honda ST1300, BMW 1150 GSA, 2x 1200GS, 1200 GSA.

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Re: Great or just good for 2up?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2020, 11:00:10 PM »
6'3" here and installed Knight Design lowering footpegs (believe the same Saddletramp used) and added the oem heated seat, which is the highest (adjustable) seat Triumph make for the Trophy and opened up my knee bend close to 3".
Highly recommend for taller riders!
The trophy was comfortable to ride before these add ons,  these just made the ride even more so! :028:

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Re: Great or just good for 2up?
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2020, 03:32:52 PM »
Well I went to look at it. It looked like it had twice the mileage it had in it. Rattled when I started it up and it was already warmed up too.
Worse part was I was going to get it so my wife could ride with me but I didn’t think about how hard it would be for her to get on and off.
We are in our 60’s and she just didn’t feel comfortable doing it (struggled a bit). So that’s not an option of her riding with me at all now.

So I’m just going to get the new Tiger 900 GT for me!

Thanks for the info though!
Ride safe!
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 03:42:36 PM by ACE50 »

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Re: Great or just good for 2up?
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2020, 06:14:48 PM »
Sorry it didn't work out for you - It shouldn't have rattled like that,
but if your Wife wouldn't be able to cope woth the climb aboard,
I can understand why you aren't progressing a purchase of a different Trophy.

Thanks for the update - Stay safe - Whatever you ride  :028:


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Re: Great or just good for 2up?
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2020, 07:25:59 PM »
There are methods to get on and off the Trophy that is not as much as it may seem.

My lady and I use the method of climbing with the sidestand on, while she climbs by placing her foot on the footrest, I hold the handlebar of the bike so as not to contract the weight of the bike to the sidestand, then I climb. To get off the bike, we do the same, I go down first and then hold the handlebar and my lady gets down with her foot on the footrest. It is very easy for us and the weight of the bike does not rest on the side stand.
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Re: Great or just good for 2up?
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2020, 12:10:28 AM »
She tried a few different ways of mounting the bike, her first, me first. She just didn't feel comfortable or strong enough to
do it routinely. I'm REALLY glad she came along to look at it, other-wise I might have brought it home and then found
this out afterward!

Linda looking forward to a Tiger anyways!

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Re: Great or just good for 2up?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2020, 04:27:15 PM »
Mrs Leanover loves it we have  done some long days (1000 km ) it's by far the most comfortable bike I have ever had

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Re: Great or just good for 2up?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2020, 11:01:47 PM »
Well, got the price for a new Tiger 900 GT OTD. $16.600

I don't think so. Gonna have to find something else.  :027:

 



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