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  • Offline Fatherof2

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    New TTSE owner with some questions.
    on: Sep 28, 2020, 06.21 pm
    Sep 28, 2020, 06.21 pm
    Hello All,

    I am brand new here. This is my first post. I could use some advice about the TTSE.

    Here is my situation. I happened upon a 2017 TTSE with 7,800 miles. It does not have heated grips or seat, but seems to have everything else. The bike is owned by the original owner who is an older gentleman. He has decided that it is time to hang up his helmet after having a tip over at a stop light. The bike has scratches on the right bag, but it did not affect the function of the pannier. There are some small scratches on the lower fairing as well. There is a small crack on the signal light lens as well. That said there are no other issues with the bike. She could use a good bath however. The owner has never used the radio or the center stand and was not terribly up to speed on how everything works. He does have records for oil changes, but no other service has been done. Tires are original Pirellis. (I know there was a recent recall for brakes as the owner said that he got an email last week.)

    Anyway, we agreed on a price of 5K. I left a deposit, and plan to pick it up soon. I feel like this is a good deal. Do all of you concur? The concern that I have is that I was a bit intimidated during my test ride. She is big! Her weight did not disappear until about 10mph, possibly a bit more. I have concerns about droping it a traffic light myself! (Laughing) One thing that I enjoy doing with my current bike (An older CB750 that I restored.) is going to an empty parking lot where I work on drills. Threshold braking, tight circles, tight figure eights, leaning the bike way over as I do large circles etc. I'm not sure how I feel about dong that on this bike. Are many of you able to really learn to dominate the bike in that environment? I also feel like a deal like this might not come along anytime soon so maybe I should not even worry about it. Maybe I could sell it and get my money back if I am not man enough. I feel a bit conflicted. As much as I plan to do some trips next season, the remainder of this season will be lots of day trips and around town rides. Probably more of that next season too.

    In summation, I am excited yet intimidated.

    I would appreciate any input you folks may have!

    Thanks All!

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    Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
    Reply #1 on: Sep 28, 2020, 07.30 pm
    Sep 28, 2020, 07.30 pm
     :400: to the forum.

    The weight should not worry you, it disappears when you get on it. I put up with it daily because of the retentions I find, it is very balanced, come on, almost completely stopped, it stays well and does not do the SSSS type ...

    My height is 1.63cm

    To move it while it is still, it moves very well, you grab the handlebar and the rear handle and very important! With the thigh of the leg support it on the saddlebag and pull back and the bike moves on its own.

    The best thing you can do is to always look at the position of the motorcycle before parking, so that you can get out without making any effort and if you can park it on the opposite side and then exit straight ahead.
    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.


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    Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
    Reply #2 on: Sep 28, 2020, 07.38 pm
    Sep 28, 2020, 07.38 pm
    $5000 for a 2017 with 7800 miles? :005: Dude, thats a steal and I'd be all over it !

    Lens can easily be replaced for about $40 bucks. Had to replace on of mine and believe thats about what I paid.

    Also, the "Only" active recall, that I know of is the ignition switch recall and can be performed, free of charge by a Triumph dealer.
    Recall, see here : https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,9671.msg110326/topicseen.html#msg110326

    Haven't ridden here in about 20 years, when I bought my Trophy about a year ago and yes, at first a little daunting but within a few months I started feeling pretty comfortable negotiating the bike. I don't ever underestimate the weight, just have respect for it!
    Last Edit: Sep 28, 2020, 07.43 pm by Canes1

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    Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
    Reply #3 on: Sep 28, 2020, 07.57 pm
    Sep 28, 2020, 07.57 pm
    Hi Fatherof2 and :400: to the Club !

    The Trophy IS a heavy bike, and will take some getting used to at slow speeds,
    to be able to Master her Handling.

    It might be an idea to book a lesson or two with a reputable Riding School
    after discussing with them what you want to achieve - or at the very least
    looking up some YouTube videos on slow riding techniques.

    Practice is also a very good good idea, and so is considering every time you stop,
    where are you going to plant your feet / foot - Is the ground sloping away,
    is there any loose gravel, white paint, oil or anything else that might make you
    lose your footing ? - because once she starts to tip over, it is very hard to stop !!

    Out on the road the Trophy becomes very light though, and you will soon learn
    to appreciate just how well it handles in the "twisties".

    I haven't heard of a Brake Recall - I would be VERY interested to know more about that !  :169:




    There IS a recent Ignition Wiring Safety Recall that you MUST have done though,
    if it hasn't been done already - Click the Link in my signature below for details !

    I can't comment on the price, but "records for oil changes" are good if they have been done annually.
    The Service schedule is Annually or every 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.

    There is LOTS of information within the Forum about maintaining your Trophy, so have a good
    Browse around in the various Sections, and make good use of the "SEARCH" button if you're
    looking for something specific,  or just start a New Topic within one of the Sections and ask away !

    Cheers  :821:


     

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    Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
    Reply #4 on: Sep 28, 2020, 09.06 pm
    Sep 28, 2020, 09.06 pm
    $5K for that bike is a steal I'd say, if I sold my '13 with over 100K on it I'd be looking for north of $6000!!!  Congratulations....

    Run the VIN on safercar.com and any recalls will show up.

    I dropped mine in the first few months I owned it, did similar damage.  Just a matter of time.   She's a top-heavy lass for sure, but fells like a 250 as soon as you are rolling.  Be thoughtful, don't try to toss it around a low speeds, and you'll be fine.

    Centerstand can be an issue, read the posts on this forum, I put a 2x6 under the rear ( or front, doesn't matter ) wheel before conter-standing the beast.  IMHO the c-stand is a) too high and b) too far to the rear. 

    They have their glitches, just check here and you'll find an answer for pretty much anything...

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    Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
    Reply #5 on: Sep 28, 2020, 09.08 pm
    Sep 28, 2020, 09.08 pm
    Coconut, where'd you find that picture of me?????

     :745:

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    Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
    Reply #6 on: Sep 28, 2020, 09.20 pm
    Sep 28, 2020, 09.20 pm
    Don't you remember ? - That Photo was from the day you were experimenting with
    trying to save wear and tear on your tyres ... that one was saving the rear ....

    This one saving the front ....  :745:




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    Re: New TTSE owner with some questions.
    Reply #7 on: Sep 28, 2020, 09.30 pm
    Sep 28, 2020, 09.30 pm
     :400: to the forum Fatherof2.

    Greetings.

     



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