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    Hello from the Chicago area.
    on: Sep 11, 2021, 11.08 pm
    Sep 11, 2021, 11.08 pm
    Hello, fellow riders.
    I recently purchased a 2017 Triumph Trophy SE in black.
    The prior owner made a number of mods, which I am hoping will stand the test of time. Some, like the lowered suspension, I would like to reverse.

    I am a Brit (I used to live close to the Hinckley factory where the Trophy was made).

    Cheers, to you all!

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    Re: Hello from the Chicago area.
    Reply #1 on: Sep 12, 2021, 12.55 am
    Sep 12, 2021, 12.55 am
       :400: Division 399 to this very informative Forum. 2017, the last of the Trophy's, and of course in black. Now the fun "really" begins.  :821: :028:
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    Re: Hello from the Chicago area.
    Reply #2 on: Sep 12, 2021, 02.09 am
    Sep 12, 2021, 02.09 am
    Welcome! Enjoy the new ride! :821:
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    Re: Hello from the Chicago area.
    Reply #3 on: Sep 13, 2021, 01.56 am
    Sep 13, 2021, 01.56 am
    Thank you for the warm welcome, folks.  :821:

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    Re: Hello from the Chicago area.
    Reply #4 on: Sep 13, 2021, 08.13 am
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    Hi Division399 and :400: to the Club !

    Reversing the Lowered modification is easy enough,
    by replacing the two Drop Links with the correct length :



    Often these will appear in the "Items For Sale" section of the Forum, by Owners
    that have lowered their Trophy with no intention of ever reverting to original condition.

    Otherwise they are Triumph Part Number T2057605,
    available to order from any authorised Triumph Dealer.

    The other thing to check would be whether the front Forks have also been lowered.

    This would be obvious by looking at the top of the forks, where the
    Fork Outer Tube ( Not the Cap ) should be level with the top of the upper yoke.



    Finally, check to make sure the Centre Stand and / or Side Stand have not also been lowered
    by having sections cut out and welded back together ( Centre Stand ) or an adjustable Side Stand
    ( such as "Soupy's ) fitted, as these will need to be reverted when you raise the bike back up !

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Sep 13, 2021, 06.05 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Hello from the Chicago area.
    Reply #5 on: Sep 13, 2021, 10.12 am
    Sep 13, 2021, 10.12 am
     :400: to the forum.
    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.


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    Re: Hello from the Chicago area.
    Reply #6 on: Sep 14, 2021, 04.08 pm
    Sep 14, 2021, 04.08 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Hi Division399 and :400: to the Club !

    Reversing the Lowered modification is easy enough,
    by replacing the two Drop Links with the correct length :



    Often these will appear in the "Items For Sale" section of the Forum, by Owners
    that have lowered their Trophy with no intention of ever reverting to original condition.

    Otherwise they are Triumph Part Number T2057605,
    available to order from any authorised Triumph Dealer.

    The other thing to check would be whether the front Forks have also been lowered.

    This would be obvious by looking at the top of the forks, where the
    Fork Outer Tube ( Not the Cap ) should be level with the top of the upper yoke.



    Finally, check to make sure the Centre Stand and / or Side Stand have not also been lowered
    by having sections cut out and welded back together ( Centre Stand ) or an adjustable Side Stand
    ( such as "Soupy's ) fitted, as these will need to be reverted when you raise the bike back up !

    Cheers  :821:



    Good information, thank you.

    I think I have all the original suspension parts and the original side-stand (he swapped it for a shorter one). The center-stand is OEM, which is probably why I can't get the bike on it, or I just have bad technique. I will take a look at the front forks.

    Will the electronic suspension just recalibrate to the OEM parts?


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    Re: Hello from the Chicago area.
    Reply #7 on: Sep 14, 2021, 10.23 pm
    Sep 14, 2021, 10.23 pm
    @Coconut
    This is how the suspension is currently lowered, it is lowered at the forks, too (which is actually putting strain on the electrical cables). You can see the OEM part placed on the aftermarket part at the rear, it's about 1/2" shorter.