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IronButt Rally, Trophy Report & Endorsement
« on: July 14, 2015, 05:10:49 pm »
Below is Troy Martin’s feedback on Triumph reliability during this year’s IronButt Rally. [This is a cross post from the LD Rider forum.]

>>>Snippage

...since we are talking about marquee failures, and no one has yet mentioned triumph, I want to put in a word for them.

As far as I know 4 of the 5 triumphs that started finished, mine being the only DNF. But, my trophy still got me to the check point, under its own power and running fine after:
1. 10mph drop in ruts on a BIA road in AZ, shattering the right turn signal and breaking plastic 2. Low speed drop in the same ruts 3. Another low speed drop in the same ruts 4. Hitting a deer in Wyoming at about 50mph on the left turn signal, shattering plastic, ripping off the aux light, and breaking the saddle bag.
5. A 10-15mph high side in Kansas, when my rear wheel caught putting me into a whip as I returned to the road after pulling over to a low shoulder.
Shattered the left side, and bent the shifter lever. I managed to get it bent back to usable shape thanks to the help of a passerby with pipe wrenches. Also broke my audio switch, so at the next bonus I cut the wires and spliced them directly together.
6. Lost a brake pad, but was able to find and reinstall is using zip ties as a retaining pin.
7. 15mph impact of a slow moving vehicle on I25, 30 miles from the checkpoint. Front end crushed, fender shattered, PIAA 1100s vaporized, broken hinge on saddle bag, bent supports on aux tank (it was full, thanks Mike Langford for your superb welding), and forks bent.

After putting my trophy through all that, it still rode perfectly to the checkpoint, with both turn signals (sans glass), engine, cruise, and even the electric windscreen, working perfectly. I dropped out at the checkpoint because I didn't want the next event to be the one I couldn't walk away from. I'll be back in '17 (and maybe BL8) on another trophy. I cannot say enough about the quality and reliability of this product.

So if you're looking into another bike to replace your old or unreliable current one, read about mine, and do yourself a favor, and take a trophy for a test ride. You many not like it, but you might, and it's survived more than a lot of bikes get put through in their lifetimes.

Troy Martin


Thought I'd pass this on.

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Re: IronButt Rally, Trophy Report & Endorsement
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 06:06:18 pm »
Thanks for X posting that.

I seen quite a few pics that a friend put up of that bike.
Too day it had the SNOT beat out of it would be and understatement.

I was watching that closely just to see how it did.

It seems that it did well.
Too bad about the DNF. They always suck no matter the reason.

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Re: IronButt Rally, Trophy Report & Endorsement
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 09:56:59 pm »
Thanks for the post good to see the trophy performed well but I would hope not to put mine through those 'incidents'

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Re: IronButt Rally, Trophy Report & Endorsement
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 09:59:23 pm »
That is certainly an excellent testimonial to the strength and resilience of the Trophy!
Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

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Re: IronButt Rally, Trophy Report & Endorsement
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 10:18:43 pm »
*Originally Posted by DaMonk45 [+]
Thanks for X posting that...<<<Snippage>>>I seen quite a few pics that a friend put up of that bike...
>>>Snippage<<<

Your most welcome DaMonk, glad you commented on having seen photos of his bike. I'm curious, did he have any crash bars like R&G's?

That would be a great endorsement for their product if so.

Thanks

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Re: IronButt Rally, Trophy Report & Endorsement
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 10:52:04 pm »
I was glued to the monitor, how could you not watch it?
Second place was in Texas on all 3 legs? Between
advrider and the FRJ forum we got a LOT of good
info.
Mind boggling.

Eleven thousand and WHAT?
in how many day?
Impressive

Bars yeah, but who's I have no idea.

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Re: IronButt Rally, Trophy Report & Endorsement
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 03:37:19 am »
Just getting caught up.... great blurb.... can't find any links to the pics....

Anyone know where I could see this monster TT online ?
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Re: IronButt Rally, Trophy Report & Endorsement
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2015, 03:47:15 am »
Found one !!

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