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Trophy maintenance costs
« on: July 04, 2015, 11:53:53 pm »
Hi - I am willie and live in BC Canada. I am currently riding a Kawasaki Vulcan. I have had two concours's and an ST1300 over the past 10 years and have put on 200,000kms. I bought my Vulcan for the riding position as I waited for a knee replacement. Now I am ready to go back to a sport touring bike and am very interested in the Trophy. I have heard that the Trophy is very expensive to maintain, and due to a small number of dealers in our area, am concerned. Can anyone shed some light on this info?

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Re: Trophy maintenance costs
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 12:17:43 am »
I just traded my Connie for the trophy.  I generallydoll my own maintenance, so I am hoping to negotiate with the services department the parts of the maintenance I will do, and what they will do

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Re: Trophy maintenance costs
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 03:17:13 am »
*Originally Posted by williemeyer [+]
Hi - I am willie and live in BC Canada. I am currently riding a Kawasaki Vulcan. I have had two concours's and an ST1300 over the past 10 years and have put on 200,000kms. I bought my Vulcan for the riding position as I waited for a knee replacement. Now I am ready to go back to a sport touring bike and am very interested in the Trophy. I have heard that the Trophy is very expensive to maintain, and due to a small number of dealers in our area, am concerned. Can anyone shed some light on this info?

thanks a bunch
I think it depends on whether you are doing your own maintenance or not.
Oil changes are pretty simple.  Air filter means removing the tank, i have not done this yet.  Valve check/adjust I will probably have done by the dealer the first time.
I had BMW boxers before and I think the Trophy cost less to maintain than those bikes.
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Re: Trophy maintenance costs
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 05:01:07 am »
Hi Willie,
You are a lucky guy there is a triumph dealer in your neighborhood, the costs for repairs are reasonable as far as I can see, it's probably more than a Honda kawasaki Yamaha suzuki but the good news it's not one of them and it's special.  Rarer
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Re: Trophy maintenance costs
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 06:21:12 am »
I do think the Trophy can be costly to maintain if you don't do your own maintenance. As mentioned changing the fluids is pretty easy. And that is the maintenance you will be doing most.  Changing the brakes pads is also very easy.  Removing the tires is quite easy as well so you can just take the rims in to have the tires changed.  Should save a bit there too.  So the net is if you are at all handy with a wrench you shouldn't be out of pocket too much. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 06:22:33 am »
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Re: Trophy maintenance costs
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2015, 07:44:34 am »
Hi willie and welcome...

Like all of these big touring bikes with lots of Tupperware if you pay someone to do the jobs it will cost a fair bit just in time to get it ready to work on.

It also depends on how many miles a year you will be riding.

The service schedule calls for a 10,000 ,lie or 1 year service interval. If you do 10,000 a year that would probably mean a twice a year on a Beemer! If say you only did 5,000 miles a year there is a service 'lite' which doesn't cost too much at all just to do essentials like fluids and brake checks etc.

If you have a reasonable degree of mechanical skills then certainly the requirements of that service 'lite' would be well within your skill set.

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Re: Trophy maintenance costs
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 08:41:30 am »
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