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Offline davidcumbria

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And yes it all ends happily ever after  :002:

I've reluctantly had my Trophy up for sale since September after being diagnosed with moderate hip arthritis that was making riding literally a pain. No interest  :012: so today I decided to ride it again after a long lay off and lots of physio exercises, pilates and all that. I arranged a test ride of of a Honda Cb1100 and cb1300 that I reckoned had narrower tanks and would help. I also ended up testing a BMW R1200 RS. Long story short the Trophy was the most comfortable and satisfying of all of them. I really didn't expect this as a ride on my 1100 Pan  earlier this week has crippled me. It all comes down to the position of the footrests under the seat and to  be able to transfer weight from hips to feet, not just the width of the tank as I had thought previously.

So I am delighted not to be taking a £5500 hit in 18 months in the value of my Trophy and looking forward to many more happy miles. Riding back down the M6 protected from wind and heavy rain, cruise control on, effortless power on tap I was one happy camper.

I am riding with all the boxes off and the seat on high setting to extend my legs. A bit tip toe at a standstill but with weight down minus boxes it's quite manageable. The 3 month lay off has made this second honey moon ride so illuminating - grunty smooth but so powerful and satisfying compared the the 1300 Honda which has always got good reviews.

The Triumph Gods were looking after me in not letting my Trophy slip away  and I am feeling better about biking than I have in months
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Re: Boy meets Trophy, Boy falls out with Trophy.. you've seen this mov
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 08:23:52 pm »
Glad you've come round,  great choice.   Just keep the physio's exercises going  :082:  to make the riding, continue, and  to be a pleasure for you........ :821:
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Re: Boy meets Trophy, Boy falls out with Trophy.. you've seen this mov
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 08:53:39 pm »
Hi David.... really glad to hear the physic and exercises has paid off and you get to keep your trophy! Good on ya, now take care and enjoy! Kevin
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Re: Boy meets Trophy, Boy falls out with Trophy.. you've seen this mov
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 09:22:15 pm »
All's well that ends well.  Great news!  I hope you continue to enjoy your Trophy for all its worth!
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Re: Boy meets Trophy, Boy falls out with Trophy.. you've seen this mov
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 09:34:10 pm »
Just a thought  since you had a similar problem that I experienced with the foot positions,, I HAD to put more distance between my ass and the foot pegs to keep the knees from such a tight ,, almost cafe racer style bend.  BUT doing so by raising the seat made it so I could not touch the ground.  I lowered my frame about 2 inches and then installed a russel day long seat on high position... I can now reach the ground   plus keep the DVTs at bay
A nasty weather day riding is still better than any day working

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Re: Boy meets Trophy, Boy falls out with Trophy.. you've seen this mov
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 09:37:41 pm »
Glad to hear you are keeping the bike.  My brother had to have a hip replacement two years ago.  Had to take a year off from riding but he has been back on for the last year. 
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Re: Boy meets Trophy, Boy falls out with Trophy.. you've seen this mov
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 09:58:18 pm »
Good to hear you're on the road again.  :028:
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Re: Boy meets Trophy, Boy falls out with Trophy.. you've seen this mov
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 06:16:29 am »
I think all that remains to be said is .....  :152: