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    New member...sort of...
    on: Aug 31, 2022, 06.57 pm
    Aug 31, 2022, 06.57 pm
    I started this account a while back, but never really posted. Now I'd like to get myself acquainted, as there seems to be some great people here.

    I have a 2015 Trophy SE, which I bought second hand in 2019. She and I have a love hate relationship with one another.

    Ive put about 12,000 miles on it.  I'm from New Hampshire USA, and I've ridden it as far west as Detroit Michigan. I've made a few trips to Erie PA as well. All in all, I like the bike, but I think Hinckley could have done soooo much more with it. 

    I have 3 other Hinckley bikes, and a couple Meriden Bonnie's.

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    Re: New member...sort of...
    Reply #1 on: Aug 31, 2022, 08.04 pm
    Aug 31, 2022, 08.04 pm
    Hello!!! Im also in NH.  What are your dislikes? I have a 2017 and am quite happy with it🤷‍♂️

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    Re: New member...sort of...
    Reply #2 on: Aug 31, 2022, 08.08 pm
    Aug 31, 2022, 08.08 pm
    More (or less) as in what?  About 50 lbs lighter, Dynamic suspension possibly.  Then the R1200RT wouldn't have much of an advantage.  That's ignoring how difficult it is to strip it for major maintenance.  Those are some things I wish they had done.
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    Re: New member...sort of...
    Reply #3 on: Aug 31, 2022, 10.54 pm
    Aug 31, 2022, 10.54 pm
    The trophy has everything one could want from a type of motorcycle with these characteristics and what you think it lacks, it can be perfectly adapted, as I have been doing with my TTSE. The only thing TTSE lacks is a reverse gear. That would already be quite a challenge with other types of bikes like the BMW rt.
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    Re: New member...sort of...
    Reply #4 on: Sep 01, 2022, 02.28 pm
    Sep 01, 2022, 02.28 pm
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    More (or less) as in what?  About 50 lbs lighter, Dynamic suspension possibly.  Then the R1200RT wouldn't have much of an advantage.  That's ignoring how difficult it is to strip it for major maintenance.  Those are some things I wish they had done.

    More or less as in I joined a few years ago, but only started posting yesterday.

    So 1st is the height of the bike. I'm only 5'11, but I have a 32" inseam, and can barely stand flat footed. Add a passenger to that and it makes stop and go traffic a bit nerving. This is a known complaint.

    2nd is the engine noise. It runs great, and I've had no issues motor-wise, but the thing sounds like a baby diesel.

    3rd. Clunky shifting. As said, I have other Triumphs,  and triples. No other 6 speed like this, though. This gear box is a bit clunky, and sensitive during downshifts from 3rd to 2nd gear. I guess this is also a known complaint. Weak shifting forks I've been told.

    4th the electrical is sketchy. This has been touched on in this forum ad nauseam so I won't go further.

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    Re: New member...sort of...
    Reply #5 on: Sep 05, 2022, 07.12 pm
    Sep 05, 2022, 07.12 pm
    As I said in my previous post, everything has a solution, of course, every solution is worth money to put your motorcycle to your liking.

    If you touch the ground well with your feet. You can lower the suspensions with the adapters that exist for that purpose, it is not expensive to do it yourself and it is not a lot of money.

    As for the sound that it makes similar to a tractor, it is possible that your bike has not changed the cylinder head (valve head) if it is true that the 2012 and 2013 Trophy made noise. I don't know if it will be your case...

    If it is true that the gearbox is a bit rough and from what I have been seeing in this forum, some adapted the forks to the modification and said that it went without problems.

    When the gear shift pedal is oiled, a nice substantial improvement is noticeable. But that improvement won't last long.

    There is also a good improvement depending on the footwear we wear to drive...

    Finally! As for the electronics of the Trophy, it is very successful and for so many electronics and sensors that it has, the problems are minimal.

    I have been with the Trophy for 8 and a half years and I know it better than myself.
    Lady, hahaha. It is a great bike, noble and very reliable. You break down the minimum that any motorcycle brand can carry and eye!!! Many of the breakdowns are caused by the hands of some mechanics who do not know what they are touching on a motorcycle with these characteristics and when the motorcycle leaves that workshop, all are problems that the motorcycle did not have before...
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    Re: New member...sort of...
    Reply #6 on: Sep 06, 2022, 02.41 am
    Sep 06, 2022, 02.41 am
    Hello Sevendozen ! I can't speak for others, but for me and my Trophy, the clunky shifting seems to disappear if I rev above 3000 rpms. Just thought I'd mention it, maybe it will help yours! Take care.
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    Re: New member...sort of...
    Reply #7 on: Sep 06, 2022, 05.33 am
    Sep 06, 2022, 05.33 am
     Maybe if you just pull the clutch lever in about 10-15 mm and change you may notice a difference, rather than all the way in to it's stop. Another tip is to have the left foot ready to change when the clutch is moved. :821: :028:
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