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Offline emilot

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Handling
« on: December 06, 2013, 03:29:33 AM »
Just bought a 2013 Trophy SE. Black friday 2013, Only have 200 miles on it but since the ride home from the dealership I have felt a lossness in the handling (as if the tires are very low on air) check them with my shop tire gauge...correct presure. Anything over 70 mph it feels loose, swaying on the road.

Anyone ever feel this? Remedies?

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Re: Handling
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 08:18:38 AM »
Hi emilot and  :400: to the Club !

It could be a number of things, and while I appreciate its inconvenient,
I would ride it ( slowly ) straight back to the Dealer and get them to check everything over,
and take it out on the road to test it. 

Better to be safe than sorry  :028:


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Re: Handling
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 08:30:06 AM »
Hi emilot and  :400:

I have not had any handling problems at all other than when I had a puncture... The bike has great handling and is well planted on the road.

As coconut says, get it back to the dealer, something would appear to be wrong!
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Re: Handling
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 08:36:08 AM »
welcome Emilot  :400: I would do as Coconut and Cropbiker suggest
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Re: Handling
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 09:44:10 AM »
What TES setting is it on?  On comfort it does feel a bit looser on the road, especially through the corners and in heavier winds, but does not feel unstable as such.  Due to the wonderful quality of our roads I use comfort a lot untill the road gets more interesting. Tried sport today on a decent road through the hills, and is it fun!

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Re: Handling
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 11:57:16 AM »
I think that the handling is great, especially for a bike that weighs as much as the Trophy.  It seems more susceptible to side winds and buffeting then other bikes I've owned which may be due to the fairing's surface area.

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Re: Handling
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 12:00:42 PM »
I have it set on comfort with single rider, no luggage. I googled everything I can think of regarding this. Everyone loves the handling of this bike, I'm thinking I'm singled out. Dealer issue.

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Re: Handling
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 12:21:14 PM »
Hi emilot, and welcome to the forum.

I had a similar issue when my Trophy was new.  It seemed that while riding it would shimmy a bit at different speeds.  I checked the pressures and had the tires balanced / checked.  All was technically fine.  After a few hundred miles, the ride improved.  I suppose it was something to do with the stock Pirellis.  I just changed tires to the Michelin PR3s and they ride great. 

So you should have the dealer check it out, but it might just be the tires need to wear in a bit more.