02 Oct 22, 13:37 pm


Author [NL] [FR] [ES] [DE] [SE] [IT] Greetings  (Read 3833 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline STJIM   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    467
    • ***
    • Topic Author

    Offline STJIM

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 467
    • Bike: 2015 TTSE ( Blue )
    • City / Town: West Michigan
    • Country: us
    Greetings
    on: Oct 29, 2015, 02.51 pm
    Oct 29, 2015, 02.51 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: Oct 29, 2015, 02.55 pm by STJIM
    IBA #35372  Mile Eater Gold 8-2022
    BBG  5-2014  SS3K 9-2020
    Great Lakes 100 :  2011/2019/2022
    2015 TTSE , 2008 Concours C-14
    1998 ST1100

  • Offline Coconut   gb

    • Trophy God  ‐    10140
    • *****
      #1

    Offline Coconut

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 10140
    • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: South Birmingham
    • Country: gb
    Re: Greetings
    Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2015, 03.31 pm
    Oct 29, 2015, 03.31 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:




  • Offline silverstripes   gb

    • Trophy Master  ‐    1071
    • ****
      #2

    Offline silverstripes

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1071
    • Bike: Trophy
    • City / Town: Chudleigh, Devon, UK
    • Country: gb
    Re: Greetings
    Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2015, 03.47 pm
    Oct 29, 2015, 03.47 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:
    It wasn't me !!

  • Offline Stelyn   gb

    • Trophy Master  ‐    931
    • ****
      #3

    Offline Stelyn

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 931
    • Bike: 2014 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Ashford, Kent.
    • Country: gb
    Re: Greetings
    Reply #3 on: Oct 29, 2015, 05.23 pm
    Oct 29, 2015, 05.23 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:
    `Only a Motorcyclist  knows why a dog rides with his head out of the car window '

  • Offline trophied   us

    • Trophy God  ‐    5044
    • *****
      #4

    Offline trophied

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 5044
    • Bike: 2013 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: New Braunfels, Tx
    • Country: us
    Re: Greetings
    Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2015, 06.37 pm
    Oct 29, 2015, 06.37 pm
     :400: to the forum  from one more test ride victim!
    One of the Founding Members of the Twisted Trophies

  • Offline cropbiker   gb

    • Trophy God  ‐    4934
    • *****
      #5

    Offline cropbiker

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 4934
    • Midlands biker
    • Bike: Triumph Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Worcester
    • Country: gb
    Re: Greetings
    Reply #5 on: Oct 29, 2015, 07.50 pm
    Oct 29, 2015, 07.50 pm
    Hi Jim... hello and welcome to the forum! :400:

    As you can see.... all pretty evangelical about the Trophy.... :028:
    Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

  • Offline STJIM   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    467
    • ***
    • Topic Author
    • #6

    Offline STJIM

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 467
    • Bike: 2015 TTSE ( Blue )
    • City / Town: West Michigan
    • Country: us
    Re: Greetings
    Reply #6 on: Oct 29, 2015, 08.11 pm
    Oct 29, 2015, 08.11 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 ??
    Last Edit: Oct 29, 2015, 11.09 pm by STJIM
    IBA #35372  Mile Eater Gold 8-2022
    BBG  5-2014  SS3K 9-2020
    Great Lakes 100 :  2011/2019/2022
    2015 TTSE , 2008 Concours C-14
    1998 ST1100

  • Offline Bludy L   us

    • Trophy Master  ‐    1692
    • ****
      #7

    Offline Bludy L

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1692
    • Bike: Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Wayne Co, Ohio
    • Country: us
    Re: Greetings
    Reply #7 on: Oct 29, 2015, 11.25 pm
    Oct 29, 2015, 11.25 pm
    Welcome to the forum!
    My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

     



    tweedy-bunch