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Greetings
« on: October 29, 2015, 02:51:12 pm »
Hello to All :

I'm Jim from west Michigan, former from southeast Michigan.  I own a few older bikes including a '76 Moto Guzzi Convert, '83 GL1100I and my main bike, a '98 ST1100 that I ride mostly when I'm doing IBA rides.

I'm not planning on replacing my ST1100 in the near future , but am interested in learning about some other bikes, particularly the Victory Vision and the Triumph Trophy.  I have been lurking for a few months on this forum and I thought it was time to join and become more active.

BTW, I do most of all my own work & maintenance on my bikes.   I recently replaced the timing belt on my ST1100 that now has 80K miles on it.

I finally got to a TTSE dealer a few weeks ago and sat on the Trophy.  It seems to fit me well, much better than an FJR1300, which I would consider too, if it fit me better.  The riding and performance attributes of the Trophy have impressed me.   BTW, the last Triumph I owned was a '71 Bonneville that I owned back in the early 80's.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 02:55:19 pm by STJIM »
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 03:31:05 pm »
Hi STJIM aand :400: to the Forum !

You'll find all the information and advice you need in here  :028:

Sp youve sat on one and it fits, bit you need to go back to the ealer,
get the keys and take it for a Test Ride  :169:  You won't be disappointed !

( Take your wallet to pay the Deposit for the one you will want to order when you get back ! )

Cheers  :821:




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Re: Greetings
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 03:47:45 pm »
Hi Jim and welcome

Be warned my friend you take the test ride and you will get one. so take your wallet. We all did the same  :164:
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 05:23:44 pm »
Hi STJIM, welcome  :400:  enjoy the forum lots to learn here about the Trophy, as already stated - if your planning a `test ride',  then take your wallet to pay for  the deposit    :017:
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 06:37:37 pm »
 :400: to the forum  from one more test ride victim!
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 07:50:23 pm »
Hi Jim... hello and welcome to the forum! :400:

As you can see.... all pretty evangelical about the Trophy.... :028:
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2015, 08:11:12 pm »
Yup, I know all about those test rides.  I took a test ride on a new '71 CB750 years ago and became putty in the salesman's hands , but that was when I was young and foolish.  I'm older now and probably just as foolish at times, but now I have a wife, so I know better than to take that test ride ( at this time ).  Maybe in a year or two ....... but I would be looking for a nice 2014 or later at that point.  My old ST1100 is still a joy for me to ride, even though it doesn't compare to the TTSE.

I did a group IBA SS1K ride this summer and one of the Riders was on a TTSE, BTW.

Any other IBA Riders out there ??
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2015, 11:25:48 pm »
Welcome to the forum!
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