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What to look for.
« on: December 03, 2015, 06:14:18 pm »
Hi all, this is my first posting since saying hello.

I'm considering buying a Triumph trophy, after having owned two Daytona's and a Sprint, I'm currently running a 2011 Honda cbf1000.

I will say that the bike i have seen is a 2013 model and is for sale at a Triumph Dealer so hopefully and issues will of been addressed, the bike is Pacific Blue, but my wife like's and thinks the bike looks better in black.

My question is what should I be looking out for, and bad problems, we're hoping to travel to Sofia and then onto Varna in Bulgaria next July.

Thanks in advance for your input  :002:
 
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Re: What to look for.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 07:17:44 pm »
Quite frankly there shouldn't be anything to look out for... coming from a dealership you should easily be able to check that any and all updates/recalls have been done.... if they have been you will be fine....
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Re: What to look for.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 04:34:46 am »
First welcome to the Forum :400:
Second I echo Cropbiker sentiments
Third (and not to sound like a curmudgeon) we have an excellent search facility on this Forum and if Cropbiker's assurances are not enough a quick search will show you this particular question has been repeatedly addressed
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Re: What to look for.
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 05:38:52 pm »
I would say if you have test ridden it why haven't you bought it.  If not go for a test ride and take the cheque book.

I have a launch model so 2012 and apart from the recalls and a split clutch slave seal it has been fine for 21000 miles so far.  Including touring south of france 2 up. 
on this forum you will find people who have had problems (mainly in usa but not solely) most of us have had no real problems and very enjoyable riding.

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Re: What to look for.
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 06:56:40 pm »
If it is a 2013 and falls within the VIN range of those that might need the head exchanged, I would make sure it has been done by the dealer. If not I would make sure I got a WRITTEN guarantee from the dealer that the head replacement will be covered by them when it starts making noise. If the bike is still under warranty then this shouldn't be a problem but since it is a 2013, the factory warranty might be expired by now. The other things such as the gas tank, center stand and ECU replacement most likely have been taken care of, as I believe they were safety recalls and I don't think a dealer can legally sell a bike that still has these safety defects, but then again who knows. :164:
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Re: What to look for.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 07:07:40 pm »
Hi Wilko,

If you do buy a Trophy from a Triumph Dealer. it is worth asking for some discount
on any acessories you may wish to buy, and to have them fittted for free
while they are Prepping the bike for sale.  :169:
( I got 10% off and free ftting of Sat Nav Bracket and wiring,
Front mudguard ( fender ) extender, Datatool alarm, and D-Lock ).

I've also sent you a PM about a particular Triumph Dealer in your area  :028:

Cheers  :821:


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Re: What to look for.
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2015, 01:42:53 pm »
 As the others have stated, no reason to  any concerns. Even those of us with 2013 models, the fall with in the vin range, have had virtually no issues with the motorcycle. The Vin number issue that's reported had to do  with excessive noise coming from the motor. Most of the members I've talk do not  experienced that noise issue. Of the ones that decided to have the head replacement done, many have not noticed a noise reduction.    I have yet to talk to any trophy owners with 2013 models that bought the motorcycle and overtime developed the noise problem. Even with the noise problem unresolved,  no long-term issues have been reported. And that is just with the 2013 model that falls with in the vin. Call me biased, because that's exactly what I bought, and have  no plans to have the heads replaced on the bike since the engine does not have excessive noise. Triiumph simply gave the owners an option, but did not do a recall on these bikes  since there is no risk of long-term engine failure. If you have a chance to buy a 2013, you should go for it because you will not get a better chance  at getting a great deal on a great motorcycle that has not been changed for the last three years. I would not let the bike go by the wayside even if it falls with in the Vin number range. If you think it's loud,  Triumph will take care of business.
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Re: What to look for.
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 08:40:22 pm »
Cheers Guy's.

The bike in question is indeed a 2013 plate, and has done " I think" 29000 miles, certainly in the high 20's. The bike was sold and serviced by the Dealership, Jack Lilley in Ashford Middlesex, We, my wife and myself will test ride it next Friday, 11th dec, the dealership are having a Christmas party on the Thursday night, Hog roast, Band, wine and beer  :821:, all for their usual charity auction  Princess Alice hospice, it's always a good night and good fun, so far they have raised just over £20000 for the charity.

I will report back  :001:
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