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    Trophy SE Definitely Feels Designed for Taller Riders - Shorter Riders
    on: Mar 29, 2021, 01.06 am
    Mar 29, 2021, 01.06 am
    Hi Triumph Friends,

    So, I'm new to the group and have been an official Triumph owner for 24hours.  :001:
    First thing I've noticed about the Trophy SE is the seat height and tall stature of the bike. I'm 6 foot no inches, have the seat set at the lower bar and have just enough room to plant both feet flat at a stop.

    I couldn't imagine riding a TTSE being shorter 6' or 5'11"

    Any shorter riders have issues?

    Rob from Kentucky

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    Re: Trophy SE Definitely Feels Designed for Taller Riders - Shorter Ri
    Reply #1 on: Mar 29, 2021, 01.15 am
    Mar 29, 2021, 01.15 am

    5'8" with a 30 inch inseam checking in!

    Trophy was a little bit of a learning curve for me coming from Harleys.  I had boots with heels when I started riding, and I could pretty much just barely flat foot both feet on level ground.  I've moved on to lower boots now, and am used to just putting one foot down at most stops.  I have had a few 'woah' moments though!  :-)

    Enjoy your new to you ride!
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    Re: Trophy SE Definitely Feels Designed for Taller Riders - Shorter Ri
    Reply #2 on: Mar 29, 2021, 07.12 am
    Mar 29, 2021, 07.12 am
    He gets used to it and little by little getting to know the bike. With 1.63 I have no problems, I have been with the Trophy for 6 years.
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    Re: Trophy SE Definitely Feels Designed for Taller Riders - Shorter Ri
    Reply #3 on: Mar 29, 2021, 09.40 am
    Mar 29, 2021, 09.40 am
    Rhannigan,

    A few things to bring to your attention in case you didn't know :

    The Rider seat can be adjusted between 2 positions by moving the metal bar
    in its housing to either the Low or High position - Check which yours is on !

    The Trophy has 2 styles of Rider Seat - Low and Standard.

    The Low seat was fitted to all US & Canadian export models,
    and the Standard Seat was fitted for the Rest of the World.
    Check you have the LOW version - There should be a label
    on the underside with a Part Number that you can "Google"
    or Search the Forum to find out which version it is.

    The respective Seat Heights are as follows

    Low Seat, Low Setting : 30.5"
    Low Seat, High Setting : 31.3"
    Standard Seat, Low Setting : 31.5"
    Standard Seat, Height Setting : 32.3"

    If you have the Low Seat, and it is set at the Low position,
    and you find this is still too high for you, you can consider fitting
    After Market ( Non Triumph )  "Lowering Links" to the Rear Suspension Unit.

    There are several Topics within the Forum about Lowering the Trophy,
    this one has some useful information :

    Lowering link and Rider Weight

    It's a relatively easy job to perform, and Links of various Lengths,
    or even adjustable length ( "Soupy's" ) are available.
    Depending on the length used, the Link Manufacturer will also recommend
    how much to lower the front forks by, to keep the bike balanced. 

    Note that lowering the Trophy will have an effect on the Side Stand operation / angle of lean,
    and will make it even more difficult to deploy the Centre Stand.

    There are other Topics about replacement Side Stands with adjustable length,
    and modifications to the Centre Stand by cutting it down in height !

    Hope these give you some ideas, meanwhile take extra care when you stop
    and actively look for somewhere solid to plant your foot / feet,
    avoiding sloping ground, Gravel, Tar Snakes, White Paint, Drain Covers,
    Mud or anything else that your foot might slip on,
    because once the Trophy starts to go it is very difficult to stop due to its weight !  :138:

    Cheers  :821:


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    Re: Trophy SE Definitely Feels Designed for Taller Riders - Shorter Ri
    Reply #4 on: Mar 29, 2021, 11.21 am
    Mar 29, 2021, 11.21 am
    *Originally Posted by Rhannigan [+]
    Hi Triumph Friends,

    So, I'm new to the group and have been an official Triumph owner for 24hours.  :001:
    First thing I've noticed about the Trophy SE is the seat height and tall stature of the bike. I'm 6 foot no inches, have the seat set at the lower bar and have just enough room to plant both feet flat at a stop.

    I couldn't imagine riding a TTSE being shorter 6' or 5'11"

    Any shorter riders have issues?

    Rob from Kentucky

    Good morning Rob from Kentucky - I'm 5'9" and ride with the standard low seat in the low position.  I also have a Cool Cover installed which adds another 1/4".  I can get the balls of my feet on the ground, but general practice is just to extend my left foot at stops since the right foot goes to the brake.  I've no issues.
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    Re: Trophy SE Definitely Feels Designed for Taller Riders - Shorter Ri
    Reply #5 on: Mar 29, 2021, 01.36 pm
    Mar 29, 2021, 01.36 pm
    Also need to watch which way the road is sloped if using one foot.
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    Re: Trophy SE Definitely Feels Designed for Taller Riders - Shorter Ri
    Reply #6 on: Mar 30, 2021, 11.33 pm
    Mar 30, 2021, 11.33 pm
    hi all,

    5' 5" with a ~30inch inseam

    This isn't my first tall bike ( though every bike is tall when your my height!)


    1) I always have boots with thick soles - Sidi Adventure or RST Raid are two I've had in the past - every bit helps!.

    2) Next was the Low Rider seat

    3) Then I lowered the bike using the a lowering kit from Lust racing - also matched this with lowering the front forks slightly.

    I do realise that lowering the bike isn't to everyone's taste and comes with the usual disadvantages  - but without it I felt to much 'on my toes'

    Where as now I'm pretty much nigh on flat foot now with both feet ...

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    Re: Trophy SE Definitely Feels Designed for Taller Riders - Shorter Ri
    Reply #7 on: Mar 31, 2021, 04.26 pm
    Mar 31, 2021, 04.26 pm
    I’m 5’10”, but with an inseam of only 29”.
    I used to be fixated on being able to flat foot at a stop for many years, until I bought a BMW R1200RT in 2007. If I remember correctly, it had a seat height of 32 inches. I was terrified coming to a stop for a while, but it didn’t take long before I was able to build up additional strength in my legs and feet while supporting the bike on the balls of my feet. After I sold that bike, I switched to a R1200GS, with a seat height of 33”, and haven’t looked back.

    An interesting point about my Trophy is that my Russell Sport Saddle is wider than the Sargent Saddle on my current GSA, so despite the higher seat height, the GSA doesn’t feel significantly higher than my Trophy. Plus, the Trophy does definitely have a higher center of gravity, which doesn’t help...