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    Good Morning from Cheshire
    on: Dec 19, 2015, 11.52 am
    Dec 19, 2015, 11.52 am
    I have bought my first Triumph and first brand new bike a couple of months ago. Previously having an FJR1300, 900 Hornet and before that a GPZ900R.
    Did a bit of two up touring on the FJR with a tour company which was brilliant. The FJR was 12 years old and I thought it time for a change.

    Still not sure about the Trophy, it is brilliant when moving but huge pushing it around on the drive.
    Sadly I let it fall over doing a U-turn into a parking space last week. Surprisingly little damage, tiny marks on fairing and exhaust and cracked indicator lens.

    Only issue at the moment is the satnav mount. I know this has been discussed. The Garmin660 is on its way out of production I believe and the 390 and 590 mount is 90deg rotated. Obviously the solution is for Triumph to modify the design of the mount and I've written to them to suggest it. It only needs the mounting plate changing.

    Anyway hoping for some fun touring on the TTSE in 2016. A trip to Ireland already booked.

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    Re: Good Morning from Cheshire
    Reply #1 on: Dec 19, 2015, 11.55 am
    Dec 19, 2015, 11.55 am
    Hello Highlegh and welcome to the forum... sorry to hear about your spill... you aren't the first and won't be the last. Glad the damage was more to your pride than the Trophy.

    With regard to the Garmin 590 it fits perfectly to the standard Triumph mount with no modifications necessary. I have been using mine for some time now. I even have one of the Touratech locking mounts fitted.

    Enjoy! :400:
    Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

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    Re: Good Morning from Cheshire
    Reply #2 on: Dec 19, 2015, 12.03 pm
    Dec 19, 2015, 12.03 pm
    Hi. I bought the 390 which doesn't have a rotating screen (I think the 590 does).
    Speaking to the parts chap at my local dealer he suggested that Triumph may have modified the mount for the Tiger but he didn't one in stock for me to compare.
    I've cobbled together something from the RAM mount kit that came with the satnav and will buy the right part when it becomes available, I'm sure it will.

    Falling over does hurt the pride doesn't it! I went out the same night to the IAM chippy run though!

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    Re: Good Morning from Cheshire
    Reply #3 on: Dec 19, 2015, 01.28 pm
    Dec 19, 2015, 01.28 pm
    Hi Highlegh, welcome  :401:  you will soon get use to that weight,   :028:  the `TT' is still a great Bike and a joy to ride.....  :821:
    `Only a Motorcyclist  knows why a dog rides with his head out of the car window '

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    Re: Good Morning from Cheshire
    Reply #4 on: Dec 19, 2015, 01.55 pm
    Dec 19, 2015, 01.55 pm
    High and welcome. Yes you will get used to the weight. Push with confidence. However plan parking and always rear down hill as you can then drive up the incline rather than have to push up hill.  :821:
    It wasn't me !!

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    Re: Good Morning from Cheshire
    Reply #5 on: Dec 19, 2015, 02.04 pm
    Dec 19, 2015, 02.04 pm
    Hi Highlegh and :400: to the Club !

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    Re: Good Morning from Cheshire
    Reply #6 on: Dec 19, 2015, 02.43 pm
    Dec 19, 2015, 02.43 pm
    welcome aboard  :821:
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    Re: Good Morning from Cheshire
    Reply #7 on: Dec 20, 2015, 01.43 pm
    Dec 20, 2015, 01.43 pm
    Welcome to the group!
    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.

     



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