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  • Offline Jcornwell101   us

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    Suspension mods
    on: May 07, 2022, 10.23 am
    May 07, 2022, 10.23 am
    Haw anyone done any suspension mods to their trophy? Is the rear shock serviceable?
    Is the electric adjusters built into the cap as a stand alone unit? Or is it a complete cartridge?

    I am curious because my previous 2 bikes I installed the Hyperpro street box and I see they make one for the trophy. It comes with 2 progressive fork springs with their proprietary fork oil and a progressive rear shock spring. I have put this on a 2007 Yamaha R6S and a 95 Honda VFR 750 and loved it. For the vfr I also had a cbr 929 rear shock with a modified bracket to fit.

    I am still playing with the settings to see what I like. It just seems is really Comfort with the loading on luggage feels ok but not responsive. Normal responsiveness feels good but the suspension seems very harsh.
    Sport I have not tried yet or putting on loading with another passenger

    I don't know if at 240 lbs the bike is under sprung for me, or if I am missing something.

    In the Phoenix area part of the valley the highways and road can be rather bumpy. A lot of the mountain roads are too.


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    Re: Suspension mods
    Reply #1 on: May 07, 2022, 05.01 pm
    May 07, 2022, 05.01 pm
    When I bought my "used" trophy se, the PO had already had a hypro rear spring installed when he had the rear suspension unit rebuilt.
    I always found the rear suspension way too stiff. So, I replaced the rear unit with an original unit, taken off of a low mileage bike by a dismantler.
    I enjoy the compliance of this unit now!
    The hypro spring was always too stiff, for me, unless two up riding. I weigh about 160-180 pounds.
    Jusy my experience.
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    Re: Suspension mods
    Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 02.49 pm
    May 08, 2022, 02.49 pm
    Well, my unsolicited advice would be, and presuming it's a SE model (I think all US models were) before you start changing items play with the various suspension settings.  To quote the brochure:

    Triumph Electronic Suspension
    Electronic suspension on the SE gives you the plush ride you'd expect from a luxury touring bike. Using the left
    handlebar switches and intuitive dash menu system you can alter the damping front and rear and the rear spring
    preload to cope with the full range of loads from unladen solo to full luggage and two­up, as well as adjusting for
    riding style from comfort to sport.

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    Re: Suspension mods
    Reply #3 on: May 12, 2022, 05.00 am
    May 12, 2022, 05.00 am
    I will play with the settings and see what I like.
    I will also play with the tire pressure some too.

    So the rear shocks are rebuildable?

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    Re: Suspension mods
    Reply #4 on: May 12, 2022, 05.10 pm
    May 12, 2022, 05.10 pm
    Yes they are rebuildable. A shop in Manalapan, NJ does them. I cannot recall their name right now..they're aligned with hypro though.
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