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Offline Craigmri

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Considering a Trophy SE
« on: August 10, 2015, 04:15:41 pm »
Greetings from FLA,

I am considering a new Trophy SE and have many questions.

1)  Which factory produces the Trophy?

2)  Are these equally reliable and robust as say the Asian manufacturers?

3)  How is resale value on Triumph Trophys and am I better off buying used?

4)  What is the maintenance schedule like?  I perform my own oil changes but curious about Valve adjustment schedules.

5)  Assume the top box is an option.  Can it be keyed to match the main bike key for single key operation?

6)  Is Sirius satellite radio an optional module or is it standard(with paid programming).

7) Does the Bluetooth to headset functionality play nice with my Sena SMH-10 headset?

Thanks in advance!!

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Re: Considering a Trophy SE
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 05:50:52 pm »
My answers are as follows:
1) They are assembled in Hinckley, Jolly Old.  :028:
2) Most here would consider them reliable, but some consider the Japanese bikes the utmost in reliability (some models).
3) Resale is not what, say, a Gold Wing is.  The optimum economically is a low mileage or demo bike.  Same as any car.
4) Oil changes are 10,000 mile intervals, and valves are 20,000.  Time consuming to get the plastic off for valves and air filter.
5) Top box can be keyed to match ignition and side cases, and color matched with correct outer cover.
6) Sirius is standard on US SE's with subscription.  I'm not sure if it comes with 6 months free or not, I activated mine right off.
7) Most here, me included, have found the SE to work well with the Sena SMH-10, just be aware there is no bike volume       control when the headset is connected - only the headset control, which I don't find to be a problem since that's the way my beemer was anyway.

Others here may have better info on maintenance than I do since I just take mine in.  Tire replacement and maintenance tend to coincide pretty well the way I ride, and the miles per year I ride.
Hope this helps, and  :400: to the forum.  Look forward to you being a new owner.  Like a lot of us here, maybe you will be one of the "Took a test ride, came home with a new bike" crowd.
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Re: Considering a Trophy SE
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 06:18:44 pm »
Hi Craigmri,   :401: welcome to the Forum, some real `Wizards'   :165:  here to help and offer advice.....enjoy   :821:
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Re: Considering a Trophy SE
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 06:49:58 pm »
I have no improvement over trophied's answers. Although as you might expect there is often debate as to the merits of changing oils more often. 

In any event Welcome to the Forum :400:
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Re: Considering a Trophy SE
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 07:06:49 pm »
Only thing I can add is mine came with an  extra lock cylinder for top box when i bought the bike.  :400:

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Re: Considering a Trophy SE
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 07:35:31 pm »
Hi Craig and welcome.... think you have some good answers to your questions.... now we have a question for you...

When are you signing on the dotted line? LOL

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Re: Considering a Trophy SE
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 08:06:55 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
Hi Craig and welcome.... think you have some good answers to your questions.... now we have a question for you...

When are you signing on the dotted line? LOL

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I visited my local dealer today and sat on it this afternoon.  I like everything I saw and felt.  He did not have one prepped for a demo ride and I told him I wasnt ready to pull the trigger on one just yet so I didnt want him to prep a bike until I was ready to buy.

Besides, I want a Blue or black one which he didnt have either in stock.

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Re: Considering a Trophy SE
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 12:57:51 am »
you need to ride it
not just sit on it but actually ride it.