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Offline silverstripes

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How Capable is the Trophy
« on: October 12, 2015, 08:58:54 am »
Well I have had mine for a year now. She has done 8k faultless miles. She is used for fun riding, Training motorcyclists for the IAM and on Cycle escort duties with the NEG. This year she has been to SPA for the F1 and I have just returned from a ride escorting Wounded US Warriors and limbless UK veterans on a cycle ride around southern UK.

During this latest adventure we were riding a single track road on the Somerset levels and the road  just turned brown and was covered in 2 inches of thick Mud, This picture attached does not show the full horror of the road. It does show a 1200 GS being supported and my poor mate had just dropped it. And yes that is me and my Trophy further up the road as I have stopped to help to pick up the fallen bike. I then carried on usuported. Yes it was close a few times  :005: But I got out.

The only problem was the mud clogged around the callipers an the wheels and restricted rotation to the point that it was like riding with the brakes on. I now have a few scratches on the front wheel as the mud had stones in and as it did rotate then thse scratched he wheel.

On exit from the lane I was forced to try to scrape the mud away with a stick to ease rotation.

Who says that a heavy touring bike is no good off road.

Well done the trophy :046:
It wasn't me !!

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Re: How Capable is the Trophy
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 11:17:00 am »
And well done on you sir for your consideration for the most worthy of us.
Thank you.
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Re: How Capable is the Trophy
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 11:24:59 am »
Well done that man!

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Re: How Capable is the Trophy
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 02:48:49 pm »
Yes, very well done. I was only on a wet muddy unpaved road one time and I wont be doing that again. Made it thru without any problems, but it was pretty hairy.

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Re: How Capable is the Trophy
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 05:34:17 pm »
Another demonstration of British technology surpassing Germany's?
An old biker must be a good rider

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Re: How Capable is the Trophy
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2015, 03:15:50 am »
Umm... I'd say the credit goes to the rider, not the bike.  You were apparently a much better rider than the bloke on the GS.
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