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Offline Curvin

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Got me a Trophy
« on: March 14, 2014, 03:58:22 am »
Hey everyone. I’m new here. I figured I might as well give a bit of background about myself (without giving too much info – this is the interweb after all).
I’m a first time Triumph owner. So far, damn excited to be riding one. I went and got myself a 2013 Trophy SE. Love it!
I’ve been riding bikes since I built my first one at 19 years old. It was a pieced together rat bike, but it was my first one, and I built it. In fact, I built 3 of the 7 Harleys I’ve owned.
Yep, I’m a Harley rider. Always have been. I’ve never ridden anything else in 25 years. Never wanted to… Until now!
I have read extensively about the Trophy SE. Articles, test rides, reviews, forums, etc. The more I read about it, the more I wanted to give one a test ride. But hey, I’m a Harley rider. Why do that?
Then I did. After an hour of tormenting the thing, trying to see if it wasn’t going to be able to impress me, it kept doing just that, it impressed the hell out of me!
Needless to say, I went back to the dealer, worked out a deal, and after 25 years of riding Harleys, I no longer own one.
Yes, I still like them… A LOT. But as of now, I am a proud Triumph Trophy SE rider and will be for a very long time. Harley will now be my secondary bike… a bar hopper chopper, which I plan to build after a while.
I’ve rambled enough I’m sure. But one last thing… EVERYONE that knows me asks, “Why did you switch to the Triumph?” My answer is quite simple, and I tell everyone the same thing… “After riding the Trophy, I never knew how difficult it really was to ride a Harley!”

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Re: Got me a Trophy
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 04:12:47 am »
Welcome to the Forum :400: you won't be surprised to hear a forty year Triumph rider say "wise switch"
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Re: Got me a Trophy
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 06:19:50 am »
Hi curvin and welcome to the gang!
You won't regret your choice and joining this forums a perfect compliment to it. Lots of great people in here full of help and advice where needed!
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Re: Got me a Trophy
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 07:55:46 am »
welcome aboard  :821: wish you as much pleasure on the Trophy as you might ever have on Harleys
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Re: Got me a Trophy
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 08:16:00 am »
Good to have you aboard   :401:
Now got Black TTSE
Used to have Pre-Launch Trophy - lowest recorded Trophy VIN
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Re: Got me a Trophy
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 09:31:52 am »
Welcome to a great group of folks!  You're gonna like the new bike even more as you rack up the miles!


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Re: Got me a Trophy
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 02:16:27 pm »
Welcome Curvin:
Your comment about Harleys being hard to ride, my sentiments exactly.  I still have and was riding a harley street bob before getting my trophy.  After I got the trophy, my harley became a paper weight in the garage. After a month and a half of riding the trophy everyday, I get back on my harley and come to the realization of what a chore it is to ride. On the freeway, I even got nervous. I was even wondering why the DOT let's harley sell these things.
However it's still fun to ride locally, even on an overnight trip. But I can never take it on long multi day trips anymore. There's just no substitute for the trophy on long adventures. A satellite radio subscription is a must on the long journeys.

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Re: Got me a Trophy
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2014, 02:51:33 pm »
 :821: and welcome to the forum.
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