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Offline w8d4it

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Re: You need to see this review
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 02:50:49 am »
The cons comment on the beemer about 24 being a lot of valves to adjust is right on target.  Too bad they didn't note that the 18,000 mile service with valve clearance check/adjustment is over $800 US.  That's why life got simpler and less expensive for me after I retired, not to mention 6000 mile service intervals on the beemer.  I think the service intervals on the FJR are 4500 miles if I remember correctly from when I looked at the new ES model before I got the Trophy.  Very interesting.
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Re: You need to see this review
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 04:47:54 pm »
I have ridden the new FJR and the Trophys handling if far sportier, more flickable and loads more ground clearance on tight twisty roads the Trophy would leave the Yam for dead. I think they should have removed the top box with all that weight they said was in it. It was not a level playing field

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Re: You need to see this review
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 04:55:43 pm »
As you say it wasn't a totally like for like comparison with the Trophy being the only bike with a top box.... it was bound to get a higher C of G doing that with the adverses effects of that!  :233: :233:

As for some of the other percentages.... the K1600 better handling than the Trophy.... that is just bo :172:cks...
They were obviously test riding a different K1600 to the one I test rode which hand the handling of a super tanker!!!

And 'grin factor.'........ Only for those with IPS (Inadeqaute Penis Syndrome) needing 6 cylinders to compensate for something....
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Re: You need to see this review
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 05:46:21 pm »
The bmw 1600 always gets rave reviews.   It MIGHT be better than the Trophy but no way it is $7,000 better.   All other reviews of the FJR, state it's suspension is lacking and needs $2000 to correct.  Did the FJR's suspension magically get transformed?  I doubt it.

For me,  the Trophy has been fantastical and I can't imagine there is a better choice.
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Re: You need to see this review
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 03:19:23 am »
*Originally Posted by triucati [+]
The bmw 1600 always gets rave reviews.   It MIGHT be better than the Trophy but no way it is $7,000 better.   All other reviews of the FJR, state it's suspension is lacking and needs $2000 to correct.  Did the FJR's suspension magically get transformed?  I doubt it.

For me,  the Trophy has been fantastical and I can't imagine there is a better choice.
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I was considering buying a K1600GTL until somebody mentioned the TTSE, which I never even heard of at the time. If both were the same price, I would still buy the TTSE. The TTSE made me lose interest in the K1600GTL.

Are you enjoying the heat there? It was ~105° F the day we left Reno to come back to SSF.

BTW, I bought  another house in Reno and I am keeping the TTSE there (on the very top of University Ridge with a great view). We now own three houses, two in Reno.

When will you be riding again?

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Re: You need to see this review
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 04:15:37 am »
Hi Don,

 Unfortunately,  five more months before I can ride, which will be ski season.   Hard to imagine but I probably won't ride again until next spring.   I feel sorry for Kate (my Trophy).  Surgery went well,  but being a spectator of life (recovery) is not so much fun.   Can't wait for ski season.  :152:

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Re: You need to see this review
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 02:25:41 pm »
I looked at all of these bikes including the Rt which is not for sale at this time due to the shock issue. Rode a 2012 BMW 1220 rt and the FjR. Could not get a ride on the Kawi but no matter did not have all the features I was looking for.

First off, if I was looking for raw power I and price I would have included the Ducati Multistrada Gran Tourismo in the comparison. That bike looks like it is doing 100 standing still. Riding position on the FJR was a bit too forward for me. The K1600 is better compared to full on tourers like the Goldwing in my opinion. Just a really big bike and priced more like a wing.

Overall I am very happy with the Trophy. Power features and ride comfort are great value for what you pay. Time will only tell on maintenance and durability but I am confident from what I have seen here on this site that Triumph has worked through the first year glitches.

Have fun and ride!

 



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