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Possible new owner in Nova Scotia Canada
« on: October 11, 2021, 02:02:11 am »
First of hello to all. Long time Harley rider and I'm Looking to Buy a 2013 Trophy SE for $9000 CAD or about £5300. Online reviews I've viewed show it as a very good bike but I see a lot of electrical issues and lack of part availability. Any big issues or plus minus comments?

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Re: Possible new owner in Nova Scotia Canada
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2021, 07:18:47 pm »
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Re: Possible new owner in Nova Scotia Canada
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 08:35:49 am »
Hi Relic1965 and :400: to the Forum !

You won't find many folks in here criticising the Trophy, as we're mostly all big fans !

What are the specific "lot of electrical issues" you mention ?

There has been a Worldwide Recall for an Inspection of the Ignition Switch Wiring,
which actually only affected a very small percentage of the total production,
but any that were affected have been ( or will be ) put right by Triumph.

Other than that there have been a very small proportion overall,
of Owners with some sort of electrical problem. 

The problem with any Forum is that such problems are discussed in detail
to alert others, and to try and obtain solutions, and this can cast a false impression,
just like Holiday Reviews - where people are very quick to report their grievances,
but all the other happy holidaymakers don't report their happiness as widely !

My advice would be to make yourself aware of potential issues so you can be on the lookout
for them, and be armed with the information when you go to view one - take a Test Ride,
and insist on some warranty, even it's only for a few months,
to cover anything that you might not have spotted prior to parting with your cash.

If you haven't seen it yet - this Topic should help :

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

Cheers, and Happy Hunting !  :821:




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Re: Possible new owner in Nova Scotia Canada
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 10:24:37 am »
Welcome aboard  :821:  :028: Cannot agree more with what Coconut just wrote; as usual a great piece of advice  :047:
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Re: Possible new owner in Nova Scotia Canada
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 03:11:32 pm »
 :400: Welcome to the forum.  As a relative newbie to the Triumph (ex Goldwinger and other Hondas) I also did research on the TTSE and the Yamaha 850..something.  Anyway, no matter what bike I researched there was always something that came through as a problem.  Same with the Africa Twin and Tenere that I covet.   There isn't a brand out there where there aren't people nattering on with what's wrong with them.  Due diligence is a good thing to have of course.  I love my Trophy and it rides beautifully. 

Good luck with your decision

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Re: Possible new owner in Nova Scotia Canada
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2021, 05:14:35 pm »
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Re: Possible new owner in Nova Scotia Canada
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2021, 06:55:06 pm »
Thanks Coconut, probably shouldn't of used many for the electrical issues just was the main thing I found for problems, other than issues where a bike sat for extended periods and fuel jelled the pump up. I take any issues on line with a grain of salt, :821: as you say most sites over analyze these and what starts as a question about a specific issue, blooms into everyone lumping their own problem into a bunch.
Thanks for the link of things to look for, that was perfect and just what I had hoped to gain. Will post later if I get the bike. Until then thanks to all and ride safe!!   :821:

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Re: Possible new owner in Nova Scotia Canada
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2021, 02:43:56 pm »
As someone from New Brunswick, welcome neighbor.

Honestly I have really had very little problems with my bike.  I had to mod the shifter bolt that broke, and I need to try to get a heated grip working, but other than that been good to me.

I will say that getting parts and service is a bit of an issue.  The only shop around me that really does Triumph is Atlantic Motoplex and their shop department has very mixed reviews.  I need to bring my bike in for a service soon so I guess I'll find out.

Getting things like seats, and tank bags is turning out to be a massive pain, but the reality is that's not a Canada thing I don't think, they're just getting rarer.

 



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