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Offline Swampie

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Decided on TTSE
« on: May 09, 2015, 01:22:12 pm »
Hello to you all.

It is a pleasure to find this forum to read and learn more about the TTSE.

Now, a little about me. I am new to riding, doing it for only 3 years now. First it was purely for commuting to work and avoid public transport.  :001:

My current ride is a SYM MAXSYM 400i ABS scooter. No laughing please!  :745: This due at a hip injury which makes it hard to get my leg over a normal bike.

But I have had enough of the scooters riding position and the servicing intervals being so close, 6000kms.

So after some research I found the TTSE and went to my local dealer to have a look. But yet to arrange a test ride.

I will be getting one in the next few months once I work out the finances etc.

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Re: Decided on TTSE
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 01:38:24 pm »
That will be a big jump! Be sure to verify that your hip will be strong enough to move the Trophy around and to get it on and off the center stand.

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Re: Decided on TTSE
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 02:00:30 pm »
welcome aboard  :821:, sincerely hope you can make the jump to the Trophy, you will not be disappointed  :062:
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Re: Decided on TTSE
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 02:09:26 pm »
Hi there swampy and welcome! :400:

The Trophy is a great bike but you will find it quite a leap from a scooter. As has been said, bearing in mind the dodgy hip, be cautious considering the significant extra weight over the scooter.

But good luck with the test ride and hope we can help you with your deliberations.
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Re: Decided on TTSE
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2015, 03:19:59 pm »
I love my Trophy, sold a Harley to get it, however with a bad knee it has its challenges.  I had to lower it and use a high seat to accommodate my knee issues.

I suggest before you take the plunge you might want to rent one for a few days, and also try to rent one of the lighter Triumph cruisers (America or Speedmaster) as they may may easier to mount and maneuver than the trophy.

Just some thoughts from an old guy who has more mistakes than I care to admit.

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Re: Decided on TTSE
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2015, 04:12:13 pm »
 :400: to the forum.  Big leap.  You may want to have someone stand by at the showroom as you sit on it, mount and dismount, check to see if you can get it on the center stand without issues (best to have a little instruction), then take it for a ride, write a check - just like the rest of us did for the most part.  Seriously, do the research first and if it works for you, then you will be very pleased with the Trophy.  :821:
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Re: Decided on TTSE
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2015, 04:30:16 pm »
Yes a big leap indeed.

Have a go in the showroom putting it on the centre stand as other have suggested and then move it around by hand, as you would be at home getting it in and out of the garage. This is import to find out, as many people test ride, but not test push  :007:

Once you are happy then go for it have a 1.5 - 2 hr test ride that way any issues with your hip should manifest as well.

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Re: Decided on TTSE
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 05:21:21 pm »
Hello Swampie.

Welcome from Paris.

I fully agree,  it is a wonderful bike.

And more than trying to put in on the main stand, which is sometimes a hard game,  check if you can put it down easily.. .

Anyway,  as we say in France:

L'essayer c'est l'adopter.

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