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  • Offline raymondt1965   us

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    Thoughts on Mileage
    on: Oct 07, 2020, 02.21 pm
    Oct 07, 2020, 02.21 pm
    So I am off to most likely purchase a 2015 TT SE this coming Saturday. The bike I found has around 31k on the clock. To be honest the highest mileage bike in 28 that I have owned was 36k on my Buell XB12S which I bought new. Should I be concerned in any way? It has been a long time since I have had a touring bike. Thanks guys!
    Ray
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    Re: Thoughts on Mileage
    Reply #1 on: Oct 07, 2020, 02.26 pm
    Oct 07, 2020, 02.26 pm
    Several of the forum members have over 100,000 miles on theirs.
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    Re: Thoughts on Mileage
    Reply #2 on: Oct 07, 2020, 03.35 pm
    Oct 07, 2020, 03.35 pm
    The main thing is that bike has been looked after well, and maintained regularly.

    Carefully check the Service Record, and that any applicable Recalls have been done, especially the
    Igntion Wiring Safety Recall that you can read about by clicking the Link in my Signature, below.

    The Trophy has an initial 500 mile "Break In" Service, and should then be serviced every Year,
    or every 10,000 miles ( whichever applies first ), so a Trophy Registered in 2015 with 31,000 miles
    should have had the initial 500 mile service and then 5 Annual Services - which should have included
    2 x 10,000 mile services, and 1 x 20,000 mile service - where addditional operations are carried out
    including checking and adjusting to the Valve clearances.

    If you want to dig deeper - have a look at this Topic :

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

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    Re: Thoughts on Mileage
    Reply #3 on: Oct 07, 2020, 09.26 pm
    Oct 07, 2020, 09.26 pm
    Thanks Guys! I have the long list of things to look for from this site that I will bring with me. It looks like the bike has a few scratches from being dropped or a low speed crash, but otherwise hopefully will be good. Any idea why someone would put regular mirrors on the handlebars? Seems useless. Why four mirrors?
    My Other Bike is an XSR900

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    Re: Thoughts on Mileage
    Reply #4 on: Oct 07, 2020, 09.39 pm
    Oct 07, 2020, 09.39 pm
    Depending on your stature it can be difficult to adjust the mirrors
    for a good rearwards view without it being obscured by your knuckles
    and / or panniers ( if fitted ) !

    I have extra mirrors fitted and set them to cover Blind Spots
    that donít come into view in the Main mirrors.

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    Re: Thoughts on Mileage
    Reply #5 on: Oct 08, 2020, 04.25 pm
    Oct 08, 2020, 04.25 pm
    Speed tripple mirrors can be used very good. I never look in the other ones!

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    Re: Thoughts on Mileage
    Reply #6 on: Oct 08, 2020, 08.02 pm
    Oct 08, 2020, 08.02 pm
    *Originally Posted by barbarossa [+]
    Speed tripple mirrors can be used very good. I never look in the other ones!

    Barbarossa, in the old days, had an impressive stature. :002:
    At 178 cm.'s, I can manage very well with the standard mirrors.

    Henk

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    Re: Thoughts on Mileage
    Reply #7 on: Oct 09, 2020, 06.35 pm
    Oct 09, 2020, 06.35 pm
    Personally I find the mirrors on the Trophy to be the best I have used on a bike.  For reference, I am 193 cm tall.

    To the OP, I think you are going to love this bike. It took me almost 6 years to finally get mine, but I did it and I am very happy.
    "The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true".  - Valentino Rossi

     



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