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Offline Berber

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Decision
« on: January 24, 2014, 09:14:56 AM »
When making the decision to get rid of the TT, I put a list of pros and cons together to help me decide. Here they are:

TT - Pros:

Great weather coverage and protection.
Phenominal acceleration
Great support from local dealership & Triumph.
10K miles service.
Great forum and support from other owners.

Cons:

Reliability (New engine, screen motor, exhaust, rear pegs, TPS (each failure costs me either a days holiday or cancel meetings and work from home)).
Number of recalls (same as above).
Back ache (every trip!).
Hard to work on (fairing)

Honda CB1300 SA

Pros:

Reliability (proven engine).
Easy to work on (basically an engine, frame and half fairing).
Lots of spares and accessories (easy to fit too)
No back ache (have ridden for over 8 hours and felt fresh as a daisy when I got off)

Cons:

Virtually no weather protection (big point for Sarah).
Shorter service periods.

Given I need reliability to get to work it was not a difficult choice. That said I shall now be travelling more in the car when the weather conditions do not suit the Honda.

An addendum to the above is that my move in a few weeks will mean I am only 30 mins from home to work as opposed to an hour at the moment.

Actually it was a difficult call to make. In spite of all the problems, the TT is an inspiring bike.
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Re: Decision
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 03:10:03 PM »
A reasoned approach Berber.  I have to admit I bought my Trophy for two reasons 1) the passion it induces and 2) the drive shaft
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Re: Decision
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 03:57:23 PM »
Understand your approach, Berber. Unfortunately, you seem to have gotten a TT with a bad behavior. For instance, my TT has proven to be more reliable than my former BMW 1200GT so far. Of course, the fairing is an issue and the fact that your back was aching every time is definitively a show-stopper.

Hope you will get happy with your new solution. And maybe, reliability on the TT will improve and you will return to the TT in the future  :038:
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Re: Decision
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 04:17:41 PM »
Robin
You'er still on two wheels  :028: :028: Still one of the brothers no matter what you ride. As I've said before stay on the forum you'er input is still valued.
Ride safe my friend  :152: :152:

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Re: Decision
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 12:23:36 AM »
Thanks for your company and input Robin. Unlike you your bad trot, I have only been to the dealer for first service, and now at 11,000km I still have full confidence in my bike.

All the best to you and Sarah.
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Re: Decision
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 12:47:36 AM »
One other way to look at it is...
Its really really fun to buy new motorcycles. Expensive but fun. So buy one that puts a big ol grin on your face!
You got bit on the Trophy, but hey, its just a bike.
Go get that CB, or whatever puts some lead in your pencil  :007:
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Re: Decision
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 01:04:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by Briang1234 [+]
You got bit on the Trophy, but hey, its just a bike.

That's sacrilege  :122:
« Last Edit: January 25, 2014, 01:06:25 AM by w8d4it »
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Re: Decision
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 01:16:34 AM »
On the TTSE pro side, I would have added the range on a tank of gasoline. That's usually the first thing I look at in buying such a bike.

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