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Want to buy a trophy, what should I look for? Please help.
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:11:32 pm »
Hello all,
I wish to buy a Trophy, great bike and wonder if there are anything's I should know, fuel per gallon, what do the bosses on the back think of it? We have triumphs and an LT bmw (sorry to all) for the other half. NEED to get rid of it. Will the passenger be happy!!!!!
Thanks ever so much for your time.
John
Thanks for your time and have a great ride. John

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Re: Want to buy a trophy, what should I look for? Please help.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 11:55:03 pm »
*Originally Posted by John [+]
Hello all,
I wish to buy a Trophy, great bike and wonder if there are anything's I should know, fuel per gallon, what do the bosses on the back think of it? We have triumphs and an LT bmw (sorry to all) for the other half. NEED to get rid of it. Will the passenger be happy!!!!!
Thanks ever so much for your time.
John

G'day John,

The initial 2013 TTSE (including mine) have had a few bugs to iron out. In my opinion Triumph has been very supportive and prompt in rectifying these issues.

As far as the bike goes in a word 'fantastic'. Handles superbly, great fuel economy (~4.3 - 4.5l/100km on road trips, two up with luggage; ~4.7 - 5.1 l/100km solo urban riding), great power delivery, protected from the weather, great audio, tyres last at least 10,000km, heaps of lockable luggage room, lights are adjustable with good illumination, suspension adjustment is great for varying conditions, and it has a presence on the road (especially the Lunar Silver version  :001:).

Down side it is heavy at stand-still (but disappears once under way and not in Gold Wing class), lane filtering in traffic is challenging due to its width with panniers, access to the air filter requires remove of the fairings and 26l fuel tank, can be hot behind the screen during our summer, parts can be expensive here in Oz.

The 'Pillion in a Million' rates the bike for comfort with no complaints from the back on any of our longer rides (+400 km/day).

Hope this helps.
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Re: Want to buy a trophy, what should I look for? Please help.
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 12:02:22 am »
Thanks for your comments and fast reply, I am going to look at the original Trophy which was used in the photo shouts for the brochures tomorrow. This has been in Triumphs hands for the last two years and done 1067 miles. What do you think?
John
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Re: Want to buy a trophy, what should I look for? Please help.
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 12:15:17 am »
John,

Ensure that all upgrades and recalls have been completed - very important (check details in Recall discussions in this Forum). Check all the 'bells and whistles' work e.g. audio through the speakers (if you have A2DP Bluetooth headsets even better), cruise control, TES, headlight adjustment, screen auto and manual adjustment, heated grips and seats if fitted, pannier fit (check for rubbing on inner side where support contacts).

Check to see if the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) batteries are not indicating 'low' after 18 months. The TPMS is a dealer fit on the TT SE. TPMS stickers for ECU programming should be in the service handbook (as well as recording of recalls and upgrades).

Obviously, check for wear and tear if the bike has been used for media promotions.
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Re: Want to buy a trophy, what should I look for? Please help.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 02:31:55 am »
Welcome to the Forum :400:  I think you will like the Trophy and to learn more about the problems it has faced you might want to read this thread
https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,1755.0.html
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Re: Want to buy a trophy, what should I look for? Please help.
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 02:45:57 am »
John,

Also see the common issues thread here.

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Re: Want to buy a trophy, what should I look for? Please help.
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 06:33:28 am »
Hi John, and   :400:  to the  Forum !

Another topic for you to have a look at,
after you have placed your order and are getting ready
to pick up your new Trophy, is this : New Purchase Checklist


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Re: Want to buy a trophy, what should I look for? Please help.
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2014, 07:10:02 am »
Hi John and welcome to the forum.
A really important thing to be aware of is; once you have bought your bike, neither you nor you 'boss' will every want to get off of it. It's the best bike ive ever had and I've been riding since the 1960's mate. My boss loves it too, it's soooo comfy.

Enjoy.