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Sometimes even a ride on a Trophy can be boring
« on: September 06, 2014, 10:41:45 am »
Sometimes even a ride on a Trophy can be boring.  At least I think so?  I'm up early (it's 430 AM).  Have to go to Austin today.  It will be about my one millionth time going there.  There are only a small number of routes to take.   Taking the Trophy today but I don't think that even that is going to make the ride any less mind numbing.  Unless  of course some cager decides to liven things up.
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Re: Sometimes even a ride on a Trophy can be boring
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 04:15:36 am »
We'll it wasn't. A boring Trophy ride because I didn't get to ride the Trophy. Ended up having to take the Sprint ST.  I always keep the Trophy on a battery charger when not riding. Took it off the charger and I installed battery cover as I've done a hundred times. Only this time the allen head kept on turning so of course I tried to remove to see why and it wouldn't come out either.  I'm assuming the clip broke or the piece it clips to broke but I didn't have time to cut the head off.  And call me over cautious but given the electrical problems with the Trophy I didn't want to be 160 miles from home with no access to battery.  So I took the Sprint ST.  Will investigate.  I rode to Austin and back (320 miles).  Uneventful ride but no thanks to the Trophy! :006:
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Re: Sometimes even a ride on a Trophy can be boring
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 08:32:24 am »
Sorry to hear of that - I think it's unlikely the threads would have stripped,
even after removing the screw and replacing it hundreds of times  :084:

Morel likely the spire nut has popped out of the plastic that retains it,
or the plastic might be broken - especially if has been over-tighetened at any time ?

Let us know how you get on  :028:



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Re: Sometimes even a ride on a Trophy can be boring
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 01:16:37 pm »
I used to live in Austin and work in Houston from time to time.  Most boring journey ever, love the place which advertises seafood n donuts ;)  - Never understood that mix...

Cant say I ever find the TT boring on UK roads though.

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Re: Sometimes even a ride on a Trophy can be boring
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 04:08:02 pm »
Never was brave enough to stop in Giddings for seafood or donuts, something about shrimp flavored donuts or donut flavored fish that just doesn't sound appealing.  There are even more boring rides in Texas than Houston to Austin as w8d4it could testify, I think most of us just don't seek them out.  Houston to Dallas comes to mind immediately.
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Re: Sometimes even a ride on a Trophy can be boring
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2014, 07:59:18 pm »
True it is boring.  Very boring.  But it doesn't take the honors for most boring Texas ride.  I think that goes to either the 87/287 route from NM to Dalhart through Amarillo, Wichita Falls, DFW to Houston or I10 San Antonio over to El Paso.
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Re: Sometimes even a ride on a Trophy can be boring
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 08:00:30 pm »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
Sorry to hear of that - I think it's unlikely the threads would have stripped,
even after removing the screw and replacing it hundreds of times  :084:

Morel likely the spire nut has popped out of the plastic that retains it,
or the plastic might be broken - especially if has been over-tighetened at any time ?

Let us know how you get on  :028:




Moving discussion of battery cover problem over to a new topic  (Spoiler alert, I am NOT happy)
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