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  • Offline GazPopper   gb

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    New to Triumph and the Trophy
    on: Apr 02, 2023, 06.59 pm
    Apr 02, 2023, 06.59 pm
    I picked up my new to me 2017 SE from a gentleman in York yesterday and rode it, mostly in the rain, back 200 odd miles to Essex and really enjoyed it. What a bit of kit.

    That's how I got here. I'm a long in the tooth biker from field bikes as a kid, through scooters and many bikes to the bigger tourers where I am now, for crunching those miles in the EU and beyond.

    First trip on the TT will be France for some WWII stuff then Belgium, Ypres and some revisits of family resting places. Next Spain and South of France to home and next year Estonia.

    I've been out today around Essex, Noaks Hill and so on, and the bike can trick you in to going quite fast!

    I work in the NHS in IT but not for long, and will have more bike riding time I hope.

    The most pressing question I have is what's the best way to protect my new friend, a standard bike cover, if so which one, or one of those fold over nylon garage things (terrace with no garage)
    , if so which one and how much will it p off Mrs Gazpopper?

    Please help me ponder with my Guinness, with your drink of choice from my tab at the bar, which can be claimed irl should we ever meet.

    All the best,
    Gaz

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    Re: New to Triumph and the Trophy
    Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2023, 07.09 pm
    Apr 02, 2023, 07.09 pm
    Hello GazPopper and  :400: to the forum.

    Drive safely and enjoy.

    Greetings

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    Re: New to Triumph and the Trophy
    Reply #2 on: Apr 02, 2023, 07.32 pm
    Apr 02, 2023, 07.32 pm
    Hi GazPopper and :400: to the Club!

    If you use a throw over type of cover be aware that the stock Radio antenna of the SE Model
    can get caught up on them and snap off at the base.  To replace with the same part from Triumph is EXPENSIVE !
    ( It's a fairly standard thread size and may owners choose to replace the original Antenna with a "stubby" one. )

    I have an Oxford Aquatex cover "with Top Box" in Extra Large size which seems quite good
    for the rare occasions when I might have to leave it outside in the rain,
    but cannot vouch for how long they last as mine usually lives in my garage.

    Cheers  :821:





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    Re: New to Triumph and the Trophy
    Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2023, 12.00 am
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     :400: to the forum.
    Only motorcyclists know why dogs stick their head out the car window.


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    Re: New to Triumph and the Trophy
    Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2023, 03.27 pm
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     :400:

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    Re: New to Triumph and the Trophy
    Reply #5 on: Apr 09, 2023, 12.59 am
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    Welcome Gazpopper to the forum! :821:
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    Re: New to Triumph and the Trophy
    Reply #6 on: Apr 09, 2023, 01.32 am
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     GazPopper  :400: from way down under.  :821: :028:
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                      destined to die, some choose live while alive.
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    Re: New to Triumph and the Trophy
    Reply #7 on: Apr 13, 2023, 05.25 pm
    Apr 13, 2023, 05.25 pm
    Welcome

    I have one of these covers for my bike even though it sits in a garage. https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/348121?glCountry=GB&gclid=CjwKCAjw0N6hBhAUEiwAXab-TbdSso8k02dluTkEh40oC1MpaHBacvD2grfSVLHO07h9quRrRmrG7xoCa7gQAvD_BwE
    It is quite a heavy duty cover  though doesnt work with a topbox  and as Coconut said, watch the aerial.

     



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