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Offline Crystalman

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Has anyone dropped their trophy se? I see no crash bars
« on: June 19, 2014, 03:00:47 pm »
What happens if you drop a trophy se? I have dropped my valk 3 times just due to the weight or my foot slipping on gravel but the crash bars prevented any damage. Anyone willing to admit their stupidmistakes and share?

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Re: Has anyone dropped their trophy se? I see no crash bars
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 03:10:20 pm »
This unfortunate event had happened to a number if people in the forum. If you try a few words like drop, dropped in the search function you should find the threads.
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Re: Has anyone dropped their trophy se? I see no crash bars
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 05:08:05 pm »
https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,1898.msg26976.html#msg26976

There are crash bars available from RG, about $700.   Might have helped me, but then, the bars would have been damaged, catch 22.  This fall while stopped would have cost about $800 in parts if everything that was marred was replaced.   Not too bad, except the mirror housing pulled the upper fairing out and I have a small crack in it under the mirror.   I replaced the turn signal lens and super-glued everything else back together.  Caulked it up to inevitability, though I do think the the chance in ECM performance was partially to blame...
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Re: Has anyone dropped their trophy se? I see no crash bars
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 05:36:48 pm »
Unfortunately several members have dropped their bike (or worse as is the case with Coconut).  Frankly I've never owned a bike with crash bars but given all the discussion on this forum have seriously thought about getting them.
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Re: Has anyone dropped their trophy se? I see no crash bars
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 06:10:25 pm »
That is one thing I was concerned about also, but I liked the bike to much to sweat over it. I am sure that there will be more options available as more Trophies take to the road. I thought about the RG bars, but since $700 would pay my insurance premiums for almost three years I will take my chances  :084:

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Re: Has anyone dropped their trophy se? I see no crash bars
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 12:59:44 pm »
The R & G Bars will NOT protect all of the plastic if you drop the Trophy,
even at low speed or from stationary - the panniers, if fitted, will definitely get scratched.

The rubber mouldings on the end of the mirrors are supposed to help absorb impact
if the bike is dropped, but it is such a heavy bike that it is quite likely
that the plastic around the rubbers will be cracked.

For me personally, the Bars paid for themselves many times over,
despite my pride and joy being damaged "beyond economical repair"
( unless your name's "Titan" - but that's another story ),
as they saved ME from virtually any injury whatsoever,
and without them I am quite convinced I would have had a seriously injured right leg,
or even worse  :012: !

.... and they look good too  :152:   :028:


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Re: Has anyone dropped their trophy se? I see no crash bars
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 03:24:27 pm »
I mounted the R&G Adventure Bars as soon as possible after taking delivery of my 2013 Trophy early last year, both for protection and as mounting points for highway pegs and Baker AirWings. Since then it has tipped over on both sides. As Coconut mentioned, the bars don't protect the saddlebags from scratches, but do a reasonable job otherwise.

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Re: Has anyone dropped their trophy se? I see no crash bars
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2014, 05:20:32 am »
i have had this unfortunate event happen to me a friend,although i still think his engine cut out and didn't just stall, just as   i he was pulling out of a parking space. i he didn't know about the ecu/tpi problem at that time but i do wonder if that was the cause as it has never happened to me him before or since and a 1.2 litre engine is not that easy to stall.
anyway the bike started to fall to the left and he was caught off balance it was more like laying the bike down rather than a full on drop HE SAID. (he hasn't got the r&g bars fitted).
having read the advice you very kind gentlemen have posted on how to pick up a large motorcycle by applying the front break and pushing your back into the seat using the leg muscles to raise it (thank you very much), He discovered only very minimal pitting damage to the high ridge area on the lower side and top fairing around the indicator light and the left hand pannier,
About 4 weeks later the bike was booked to have the cylinder head and ECU replaced at hinckley he removed the luggage before taking the bike to the dealer and a week later the bike came back with brand new shiny plastic on, so i can only assume that triumph thought they had damaged it in transit and replaced the offending articles free of charge.  :062:
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