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New to Triumph
« on: January 18, 2015, 10:57:14 am »
Hello everyone. I'm from the snowy state of Michigan U.S.A. Purchased my first Triumph a brand new 2014 Trophy, can't wait for spring so I can start racking up the miles. Looks like a great forum glad to be a part of it
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Re: New to Triumph
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 11:46:37 am »
welcome aboard  :821: and congratulations on your new bike, wish you thousands of happy riding miles  :028:
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Re: New to Triumph
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015, 11:57:05 am »
Welcome. It sucks you have to wait for the weather to break. I'm in New Jersey so I know the feeling.

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Re: New to Triumph
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 12:32:08 pm »
Welcome Trophy Tom  :821:

If your bike is going to be standing idle until the Spring....make sure you keep an eye on the Battery Charge/Terminal Voltage.

The Owners Handbook page 147 covers it. A trickle charger is no good...a proper charge using a Smart Charger once a month is far better... Using the Power take-off/input socket on the LHS of the engine is best.

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Re: New to Triumph
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 01:11:38 pm »
Gordon, will starting the bike and letting it run for 15-20 min. Every few weeks keep the battery charged to the proper level?
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Re: New to Triumph
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 01:41:54 pm »
It would be better than nothing....but you may risk building up too much condensation within the engine and exhaust system.. but 20 minutes might well be OK, as long as you exercise the Throttle (within limits) once in a while and not let the engine just sit there on tick-over.

I'm certain others more knowledgeable than myself will also have valid opinions.

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Re: New to Triumph
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 01:47:40 pm »
I have a battery tender that I have used on my other bikes will it work on the Triumph? Thanks
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Re: New to Triumph
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 02:27:08 pm »
Welcome to the Forum :400:  yes a battery tender is highly recommended
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