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Test drove a Trophy
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:48:43 pm »
Hello all, had a Trophy out for a few hours the other day, fancy changing my GTR 1400. The bike was great. Its actually one of the bikes that was on the launch from Triumph. I was about to do this deal but after reading all the nightmares about the ECU / cylinder head recalls on here I'm not so keen any more. Seems the early bikes have too many gremlins. Pity, it's much more comfortable than the Kawasaki and it should, all round, be the better bike. I'm not keen on bouncing to a from the dealer with all these problems that the bike seems to have and that the recalls fail to cure.

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Re: Test drove a Trophy
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 08:29:04 pm »
Pull the trigger on the Trophy,  :169:, all the problems have been ironed out on the 2014 models! -Dr Ron
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Re: Test drove a Trophy
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 08:36:40 pm »
Donald.... there are a few who have had some issues but the majority of us have not had any 'nightmares' as you put it.

Trophy are completing the recall activity and certainly if you were to buy an early used bike from a dealer they would all ensure that all the open recalls applicable would have been done before you collect the bike.

If you are buying a new bike then it will have all those issues resolved straight from the factory.
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Re: Test drove a Trophy
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 09:19:03 pm »
Ok lads, it's a 12 plate I'm looking at in Two wheels Edinburgh, 4000 miles. still got the wee sticker telling the journo's to keep left. I'll email them asking about the recalls, as far as I can see on here it's the head, ECU and stand. The other thing, when I started it up, a message appeared saying 1700 miles till service required. I thought it was 10000 before the first service. While on that subject, is it the case that only Triumph can reset these messages. The manufacturers warranty runs out in August so there's not really got that much time to find anything, I'm not able to do big miles at the moment. Going up north to Durness  via Ullapool late April so I'd want the bike spot on for that.

Again, Thanks, Donald

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Re: Test drove a Trophy
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 09:39:55 pm »
Hi Donald this is the main thread you should read for now then

all the recalls

Yes, the service interval is 10,000 or 1 year. A 4,000 mile bike saying it needs a service in 1,700 does sound a little odd.

You can invest in a Dealertool which you can plug into the diagnostic port and reset this yourself
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Re: Test drove a Trophy
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 09:53:06 pm »
welcome aboard Donald  :821:
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Re: Test drove a Trophy
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 09:58:53 pm »
Hi Donald and  :400:  to the Forum !

My DealerTool ( only used a few times ) is still available for sale as I no longer have a Trophy,
and will save you £15 from the cost of buying a new one  :038:

It's also listed on eBay now, but you'll only save £10 getting it from there  :015:

Details here : Garage sale of Trophy stuff !

Send me a PM if you need to know anything else about it  :169:

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Re: Test drove a Trophy
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 12:31:08 am »
Welcome to the Forum  :400:
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