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  • Offline colthenic

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    Hello from the Scottish Borders
    on: Mar 26, 2014, 09.09 am
    Mar 26, 2014, 09.09 am
     :158: Hello to all current and potential Triumph owners. sold my Pan European, got the Trophy on my wish list.

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    Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
    Reply #1 on: Mar 26, 2014, 09.12 am
    Mar 26, 2014, 09.12 am
    G'day Mate,

     :400: to the Forum.
    Wherever you go, there you are.
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    Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
    Reply #2 on: Mar 26, 2014, 09.18 am
    Mar 26, 2014, 09.18 am
    Hi colthenic and  :400:   to the Forum !


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    Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
    Reply #3 on: Mar 26, 2014, 10.27 am
    Mar 26, 2014, 10.27 am
    Hi Colthenic and welcome  :400:

    You will find this a great resource to help you move the Trophy off your wish list and into your garage!
    Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

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    Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
    Reply #4 on: Mar 26, 2014, 05.36 pm
    Mar 26, 2014, 05.36 pm
    Hello Colthenic, glad you join, welcome aboard  :821:
    An old biker must be a good rider

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    Lurking, maybe Trophy buyer
    Reply #5 on: Mar 26, 2014, 08.10 pm
    Mar 26, 2014, 08.10 pm
    I have "lurked" for awhile. I have been considering the Trophy for my next LD ride. I presently ride a made in the USA, '07 (bought new in '08) Honda VTX 1300R which I have made comfortable and I like very much and presently has 80,000 miles on it. 

    In my younger days, many years ago, I owned a 2 stroke Harley, '68 BSA 650 Lightning, a 500 2 stroke 3 cylinder Suzuki, an 850 loaded Suzuki.  I sold the last one in 1982 as I got married, kids, and we all know the story. 

    I returned to motorcycle riding at age 59 after 26 years out by buying my VTX.  Been trying to do some serious riding such as IBA rides and touring long distances. 

    So far on the X I have 7 certified IBA rides, 36 states + DC and 3 provinces.  My plan is to hit all states except HI and all provinces with paved roads on the X by the end of 2014.  I am two years behind my original schedule.  May not make it but it is a goal.

    However, I am considering the Trophy as a replacement. Reliability is my big concern after being sure the motorcycle fits me. I am short.  I am waiting for a test ride any day.  My X fits me perfectly and I could not ask for better reliability.

    You guys who have high miles on the Trophy, how reliable has it been?  How expensive is service? I know 10,000 and 20,000 miles are the main service intervals which are good.

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    Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
    Reply #6 on: Mar 26, 2014, 11.15 pm
    Mar 26, 2014, 11.15 pm
    Leroys73
    You are going to like it when you test ride it. I mean you are really going to like it.
    Seat height could be an issue if you're short.
    There have been some glitches, particularly in the early bikes. I had a battery fail but it was quickly replaced by the dealer under the warranty.
    Here in Maine we've been in what seems like perpetual winter so aside from a 200 mile ride 2 weeks ago I haven't ridden is since November. So aside from the battery issue I have found the bike very reliable.
    It is an extremely comfortable bike on long rides. The wind protection behind the fairing and windscreen is incredible.
    You better take you're check book when you go for the test ride.
    My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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    Re: Hello from the Scottish Borders
    Reply #7 on: Mar 27, 2014, 12.14 am
    Mar 27, 2014, 12.14 am
    Hi and  :400: to the forum , good luck on your new Trophy .
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