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Offline Trytrophy

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Decisions and revisions
« on: June 16, 2014, 05:10:12 pm »
 :148: its high noon in Winston-Salem, just activated my account and need your help. (but first, have a drink on me). After years of not riding, I bought a Triumph America 2 years ago, considering it to be a great way to re-acclimate myself to 2 wheels. Now I'm ready to get a bigger bike, one more suitable to touring, would love to stay with Triumph, the Trophy in particular yet see so many comments posted about both mechanical and dealer issues. Help me make a decision! (anybody can buy a black Harley  :002:)

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Re: Decisions and revisions
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 05:17:39 pm »
Welcome to the Forum.   :400:  As you might expect you will get overwhelming encouragement to buy the Trophy.  It is only natural on a forum devoted to a particular model that you will see discussion of both the good side and the bad side.  This forum is devoted to sharing information about the Trophy.  It isn't a manufacturer supported site presenting only whitewashed favorable observations.   Although hyperbole is found on this forum, sooner or later the rhetoric boils down to the simple truth about the Trophy. Simply put this Forum is the best source.
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Re: Decisions and revisions
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 05:43:18 pm »
Hi try trophy and welcome to the forum!  :400:

W8d4it is correct. This is a great forum with great people and a fantastic source of information about the 1215 Trophy.

People here have had problems yes, but there are far more who have not had any... They just tend to be a little more silent!

Everyone in here is more than willing to discuss the Trophy, both good and bad, but I honestly think on balance it is all pretty good.

If you have any specific concerns best to go and start a new thread and someone somewhere will have advice or an opinion. Hope we can help you in your deliberations.
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Re: Decisions and revisions
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 05:53:38 pm »
welcome  :821:
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Re: Decisions and revisions
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 06:40:02 pm »

Welcome to the forum. You already own a Triumph so moving to a Trophy should not be that difficult.

Lots of info on this site.

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Re: Decisions and revisions
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 11:51:52 pm »
We came over from a BMW 1150RT. We now have 7000 miles on our 2014 Trophy with zero mechanical issues. I raised the bars 1 inch and use my Airhawk R seat cushion and could not be happier. My wife required no modifications at all and is comfy for well over two hours in the pillion seat. I will need new tires very soon, but no big deal there. Our longest day in the saddle so far has been 500 miles and no comfort issues, just ready to call it a day.

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Re: Decisions and revisions
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 11:54:51 pm »
 :400: If you are buying a new one it should be problem free if you are buying an early second hand one make sure you check out what has been done to it

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Re: Decisions and revisions
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 09:27:02 am »
Hi Trytrophy and  :400:  to the Forum !

I also echo what others have said  :169:

Did you use a local Dealer to service and maintain your America ?
If so - I assume you built up some sort of relationship with them,
so talk to them about the Trophy, and their own experiences of servicing them.

The Trophy is an amazing machine, and most, ( if not all ), of the original niggles
have either been sorted out, or are known about, with lots of information here
to help sort anything else out.

Don't be put off by what can appear to be lots of problems, there really aren't that many,
just lots of members talking about them and helping to get them resolved,
which is what this Forum is all about ( amongst other things ).

A few recommended reads are :

The various "HOW TO's Technical Guides and "A new purchase checklist"

Also have a browse around in the "Audio, SatNav and Intercom" section
if you're thinking of getting a GPS Unit, and make good use
of the "Search" button for anything you want to know.

After all that, if there's anything else you need just post a question in an appropriate Section,
and one of your friendly, helpful co-members will be along to provide the answer(s) !

Cheers  :821:

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