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Offline Queensland Ken

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A new purchase checklist !
« on: December 29, 2013, 11:33:35 PM »
Just checking, does the bike come with a spare barrel in case you buy a Triumph top box ???

Also I gather that it should also come with a separate audio handbook along with the owners manual.

Is there anything else I should be aware of ???

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Re: A new purchase checklist !
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 12:00:23 AM »
Mine came with both.   Make sure you are clear about the heated grips.   Fools a lot of people dealers included. 

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Re: A new purchase checklist !
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 06:06:50 AM »
I got a neat little Triumph branded welcome zip bag to hold the manuals (owners, audio and service manuals - they also come in a plastic folder), the keys with Triumph keytag, small bottle opener for the keyring, Triumph cap and stubbie cooler, and other little bits.  Check that the toolkit is under the rear seat.

Everything else you will know from here.

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Re: A new purchase checklist !
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 06:14:00 AM »
I'll see what comes with the bike tomorrow when I pick her up  :047:
Paid the deposit this arvo and took off to the bank.

I'll be surprised if they give me any presents, they wouldn't come good on discounted accessories.

I also have a bit of a shopping list prepared also.
A service manual is first on the list.
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Re: A new purchase checklist !
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 09:25:05 AM »
Hi Ken,

Re the spare lock barrel - YES - it is usually inside the Toolkit.

If you don't get it with the bike you could well end up with a different lock,
and therefore an extra key, for the Top Box if and when you get one.

There are 3 separate booklets :
Owners Handbook, Audio System Handbook, and Motorcycle Service Handbook.

As has been mentioned elsewhere, make sure if you have had Heated Grips installed,
which are NOT fitted as standard ( although the switch IS ),
that they have been properly enabled by the Dealer -

Heated Grips only work when the engine is running. 
Switch the Grips on, and in the lower left of the Instrument panel display a Heated Grips icon should appear,
with either one or two bars underneath that indicate the low or high heat switch position.
The icon is removed from the display after switching the Grips off.

I'd also take the bike for a quick spin to make sure all is well .... another not uncommon problem
is for the front wheel not to have been balanced properly, which can produce a slight handlebar shake,
noticably when decellerating from around 50MPH with the handlebars held fairly lightly.

Another concern for you if the bike is brand new, will be to hold back on the Rev's until the engine has been run in -
It should only take a couple of days to get the 500 miles in, so on the day you collect the bike,
consider making an appointment for that first 500 mile service a few days later  :028:

ENJOY  :169:


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Re: A new purchase checklist !
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 10:35:49 AM »
Thanks Coconut,

I'm buying an ex demo bike at a good price.
It goes quite well even thou I didn't get it up to speed that much.
The bike has had it's first service done, which doesn't mean much in my books.
I'll be going over it fully when the manual arrives.

I was a bit more worried about the fuelling, had to spend heaps on the FJR to fix it's problems.
I couldn't fault the Trophy at all.

A group of us bought a tyre changer and balancer so it's easy, maybe, to check out the balance if needed.
But may have to get an adaptor for the rear wheel.
Hopefully there will be a post on the forum by gents who change their own.

When I checked out the bike on Saturday, couldn't understand how the heated grips worked without any wires going to them, doh !
I plumb forgot to ask the salesman, found the answer on the Forum.
Also found that it has to be "initialised" using the OBD tool when you install a set.

I have a small list of items to check when I pick the bike up.
Forums are great !!!

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Re: A new purchase checklist !
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 11:09:05 AM »
I know quite a few FarRides with FJRs and they seem to like them a lot. The new model was on my list, but just not tourer enough.

I change my own tyres, but have yet to do the Trophy.  From all accounts I will be looking at doing the first tyres in another 6 to 8K kms.  That will be in another month or so.  The balancer I use has adjustable cones so should do any wheels.  I have been using dynabeads for a while instead of wheel weights (last 40,000kms on three sets of tyres on the ST1100) and have not had any balance issues.  Do the tyres last longer? - don't know as the 2 sets of tyres I first used them on I had not used before, and I have just parked the ST with a set of tyres I have used before balanced with weights - may be a while before I see what the tyre life is.
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Re: A new purchase checklist !
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 11:57:35 AM »
Member "janfmiller" ( Wisconsin ) does his own tyre tire changes and balancing,
and has some comments about the equipment he uses here : Rear wheel balancer or adapters ???

There is also a "HOW TO" topic on removing front and rear wheels here : HOW TO : Remove wheels