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    Re: Still Loving My Trophy
    Reply #16 on: Dec 28, 2021, 02.59 pm
    Dec 28, 2021, 02.59 pm
      I got my TTSE in August of 2014.  No engine issues at all.  Have to admit I still love mine as well. With 69.2k miles on it, it's not new.
     
      I am always looking at the new bikes on the market, but so far nothing is available out there that convinces me to make a switch.

      I even rode a friends late model GS.  Needless to say it was super responsive and butter smooth.  Something like that does make me think about moving to that platform after I decide the TTSE is too much for my old bones.

     But that day is not yet here.
    Last Edit: Dec 28, 2021, 03.02 pm by mmlanes
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    Re: Still Loving My Trophy
    Reply #17 on: Dec 28, 2021, 04.41 pm
    Dec 28, 2021, 04.41 pm
    Plus, you can ride it all day long in second gear if you have to, if your gearshift lever happens to snap off in the middle of a Trip!  :015:

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    Re: Still Loving My Trophy
    Reply #18 on: Dec 28, 2021, 09.10 pm
    Dec 28, 2021, 09.10 pm
     Steve, thanks for the memory.  It was actually third gear.  So I got super lucky that was the gear it was in when it broke.  And lucky that the TTSE is a machine that can do it all in that gear range.

    As you know, generally, I prefer to ride lone wolf style.  But that day, you, Trophied, and TooSlow remined me of what group riding is supposed to be like.

    I'm beholding to you guys.
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    Re: Still Loving My Trophy
    Reply #19 on: Dec 28, 2021, 10.14 pm
    Dec 28, 2021, 10.14 pm
    Leave it to my Buddy Marlin to create the stuff of memories! :821:

    And I should have remembered that it was 3rd gear!
    As you mentioned, if your gearshift lever is going to snap off, try to make sure it happens in 3rd gear.

    That should be lesson #1 in the Triumph Trophy book of What If's.  :015:
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    Re: Still Loving My Trophy
    Reply #20 on: Jan 12, 2022, 10.45 pm
    Jan 12, 2022, 10.45 pm
    *Originally Posted by Sleuth [+]
    I bought my 2017 SE almost exactly four years ago and 42,000 miles later feel the need to sing its praises.  I've taken a few 3,000 mile roundtrips from Boston to the Midwest, and one 5,000 mile ride to South Dakota and back last summer.  The bike has been consistently reliable, comfortable, and a joy to ride.  The wind protection is superb for wet weather, cold weather, and high speed travel.

    I've had the two problems commonly reported on this forum (sheared off shift lever bolt, frayed ignition switch wires) and both were fixed under warranty/recall.  I also had my fuel tank float sensor replaced (again under warranty) when the readings became too erratic for comfort.  Other than that, it's only been in for scheduled maintenance.

    I've owned (and own) a number of other bikes, but the Trophy is the winner for anything involving serious mileage.

    I agree with you Sleuth.

    By the way, I am right up the street from you in Andover, MA.

     



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