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Offline Markoz

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« on: December 04, 2020, 08:50:00 am »
Good morning to all.
Just saying hello as a brand new member and soon to be owner of a 2013 Trophy 1200 SE in Lunar Silver.  A bit of background on me - been riding since 1982 on and off, more on since 2009 when i purchased a Triumph Sprint 1050. Didn't have this too long as found it too sporty over any distance thus chopped it in for a BMW RT1200SE, this I have to add was / is a brilliant all round machine.  Anyway, ownership of this ceased after 2years due to moving home and needing some money - the bike turned into a new kitchen!
Anyway once the house was sorted, the itch needed scratching again albeit funds were very limited so I purchased a Cat D FJR1300 on a well know auction site.  The bike itself was very good although I found a few issues once in my ownership that I didn't want to spend time and money rectifying thus - moved it on asap.  A few months passed before purchasing my trusted 2003 Honda ST1300 Pan European - this had always been a bike I had wanted to own and it certainly hasn't disappointed in one sense - so why an I changing it?  Oddly, I cannot really give a hard and fast reason apart from really liking the look and things I read about the Trophy 1200, wanting some slightly newer technology and comforts.  Not riden the Trophy as my purchase is the other end of the country thus the dealer is delivering next week. 
Can you experienced Trophy owners give me any advice of things I need to / should do when I have it in my possession?  I'm slightly nervous on the bikes height as my inside leg is only just 30" but being used to the weight of the Pan, hope it should not pose too much of an issue.
I have seen there are various recalls, I guess checking with my local dealer will verify if my bike has had everything completed if required?
Anyway - sorry to have bored you but I hope to gain some valuable knowledge from you all in due course. :047:

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Re: Hi All
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 09:42:24 am »
Hello Markoz and  :400: to the forum.

Greetings

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Re: Hi All
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 09:49:34 am »
Hi Markoz, and :400: to the Club !

I'm sure you won't be disappointed with your Trophy when she arrives.  :028:

It's true they are quite "Top Heavy", and at low speeds, or walking it around the garage etc,
and it takes a bit of practice to get used to it, but you seem very well experienced
and I can't see there being any major problems there.

Just make sure you remind yourself of, and follow the basics when slowing down to a stop -
Look at the area where you are going to put your foot down to make sure it is a sound surface
with no excessiuuve slope, loose gravel, mud, wet leaves, smooth drain covers,
wet tar snakes or white paint etc etc. because if your foot does slip sideways
you will find it VERY difficult not to drop the bike !

Practice slow speed turns in an empty car park somewhere to build up your confidence
in the way the Trophy handles, look where you want the bike to go,
and don't touch that Front brake at slow speeds when turning !

Once you're moving along at more than a couple of miles per hour,
the Trophy becomes deceptively light and is a joy to ride -  as you will no doubt find out !

You've also found the very best place to find out more about your new ( to you ) Trophy -
Most of what you could possibly need to know is probably already in here somewhere,
so have a god Browse around, note those "Sticky" Topics at the top of each Section,
and use the "SEARCH" Button in the Top Menu Bar to find anything you need.

If there's something you need to know or can't find,
just start a New Topic in a relevant Section and you'll soon have replies !

On the subject of Recalls, there have been a few and any Triumph Dealer
can look up and tell you if there are any outstanding on your Trophy.

You can also look at the Triumph Website here to check for Safety Recalls,
the latest of which is the Ignition Wiring Inspection that you MUST ensure has been carried out,
though this Web Service won't cover all Technical Service Bulletins that would only be addressed
when having your Trophy Serviced at a Triumph Dealer :

Triumph Owners Safety Recall.


Cheers  :821:





 
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Re: Hi All
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 01:41:30 pm »
 :400: to the forum.
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Re: Hi All
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2020, 06:04:21 pm »
Welcome to the forum - enjoy the new ride!   :400:
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Re: Hi All
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2020, 03:45:41 am »
Welcome, everything you need to know is here. :152:
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Re: Hi All
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2020, 09:24:02 pm »
Hi Markoz and  :400:

You will find everything here you'll ever need on your new Trophy on the forum and our members are very willing to share experiences, tips and work arounds.
Enjoy your new ride - you will not be disappointed.

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Re: Hi All
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2020, 10:30:09 pm »
 :400: Markoz. Enjoy your time with your new Trophy. It'll only get better.  :821: :158:
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