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Lurker turned newbie
« on: November 21, 2014, 09:47:33 pm »

Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a little while, largely as research prior to buying a Trophy. I then did a bit of surfing and, in short, found my wife encouraging me to go for one! Hurrah! :046:

To be fair, though, I did take one for a test ride a few weeks ago and stopped off at home for her to see it. She got on the pillion seat and promptly announced that it was VERY comfortable. Given that she is 6'1" there haven't been too many bikes she could sit comfortably sit on for too long.

So from the point of thinking I'll have to wait for a year, there I am negotiating on the phone with a reputable Triumph dealer. So I am now the proud owner of a 2012 Trophy Launch Edition.

Up to buying this I was riding a Sprint 1050ST which I had bought from the same dealership as there ex-demo back in summer 2009. Previous bikes have included 2 Kawasaki ZZR600s, a BMW R1200R, and a Pan European 1100.

This is my only bike and so it is as much a commuter bike as anything else. But riding to work with music is superb! :152:



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Re: Lurker turned newbie
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 10:00:29 pm »
Hi Doctor46 and  :400:  to the Club !


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Re: Lurker turned newbie
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 10:02:34 pm »
welcome aboard  :821: and congratulations on your wise decision, wish you thousands of happy riding miles  :046:
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Re: Lurker turned newbie
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 10:29:34 pm »
Hi doc and welcome to the gang :400:

You want to look after that wife of yours... A woman that sensible is a treasure!  :156:
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Re: Lurker turned newbie
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 10:33:37 pm »
 :400: to the forum.
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Re: Lurker turned newbie
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2014, 06:46:22 am »
welcome to e Forum  :400: and congratulations on the new bike
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Re: Lurker turned newbie
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 08:20:06 am »
 :400: to a great forum and enjoy your bike, its the only bike I started using in all weather. The poor car has sat on the drive since June when I pick my bike up.

The wife also loves it and now get her leg over the pillion seat and enjoy every ride out.

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1st bike Yamaha DT125, 2nd bike Yamaha XV535 Virago 3rd bike Honda CBR 1000 F, 4th bike Honda Hornet 600 (story to tell) 5th bike Suzuki B-King 1300, 6th bike Suzuki GSX1250 FA. Then comes the cream of them all the TTSE in Blue the best colour in my opinion ....... :-)

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Re: Lurker turned newbie
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2014, 09:07:05 am »
Thanks for the warm welcome, folks. I certainly expect that I will enjoy both this forum and the bike. So far the more I ride it, the more I enjoy riding it.

Got a hugger to fit, already fitted a front mudguard extension and splashed out in the Triumph tank bag.

 



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