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Offline r1pete

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New to Trophy
« on: January 16, 2016, 02:24:04 pm »
Hi, my name is Pete and I am retired, and a new Trophy owner. I just finished buying a new, 2013 TTSE for just under 12K out the door. It has everything but heated grips, top box, and heated seats(both).
As for me, Mechanical Engineer by trade. I loved my work, and the ONLY thing that I love more is riding my scooters...
I started riding like a lot of others, dirt and mini bike. Later a 250 Suzuki. By the time I turned 18 I bought my first new bike, 1969 Kawasaki 500 which at that time was a screamingly fast compared to anything else. Eventually I joined a riding club out of Oregon and continued riding and buying various bikes that were the notable bikes of the times. And I have had a m/c endorsement for 50 years this year.
Without being able to ride would be like not getting enough oxygen each breath, the live to ride/ride to live thing is how I actually feel.
In 2007 I traded my pickup for a RoadGlide, which gave me a well rounded group of bikes for any riding I might do. With 4 bikes, and not a single cage, I have not owned or driven a cage of any sort for nearly 10 years.
And like you all, I love motorcycles of all types, THAT makes me happy!
I also have a $1000 credit from Triumph for any Triumph Trophy accessories.
What would others suggest for additions that I can use on this bike??
Thank U for your time!
Motorcycles in my garage currently:
2016 Triumph Trophy SE, 2015 Yamaha R1, 2014 Suzuki Vstrom 1K Adv

Now looking for something new for summer play.

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Re: New to Trophy
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 02:31:44 pm »
Hi r1pete, welcome to the Forum   :401:  enjoy your new  'toy'  and spending that $1000... :821:
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Re: New to Trophy
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 03:09:03 pm »
Hi Pete and welcome.... you will love the bike and sounds like you got a great deal! :400:

Enjoy spending the voucher... personally I would go for the top box and the heated grips.
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Re: New to Trophy
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 03:22:45 pm »
Hi Pete and welcome to the gang  :821: Enjoy the ride  :046:
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Re: New to Trophy
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 04:08:32 pm »
Hi r1Pete and :400: to the Club !

The Top box is a good investment if you're going to be doing any serious Touring,
and the Top Box and Pannier Liner Bags are quite useful too  :002:

Heated Seats and Grips are nice to have - if you do any riding in the  cold  :190:

At the lower end of the Price scale, the 2013 models didn't come with the rear "Fender Extender"
as standard, like they do now - adding one of those will help considerably in keeping
dirt off the back end, and underside of the panniers  :169:

Cheers  :821:


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Re: New to Trophy
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 05:14:15 pm »
 :400: r1Pete and  :821:

I like having heated grips for the times you are caught out and pannier bag liners.  As Coconut says the rear fender and front fender extenders are a good investment.  I think the stone chip set of clear wraps may be interesting as well.

Enjoy the ride and enjoy spending the $1,000.

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Dave
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Re: New to Trophy
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 05:21:22 pm »
Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you will love the bike.
I would be spending the voucher on a top box, box and pannier bags, then a set of heated grips. Should just about leave you with nothing! Mine has the heated seat, but not sure if it was worth it. Incidentally, does the rear fender extender for the newer bikes fit straight onto my 2013 model?



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Re: New to Trophy
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 06:18:22 pm »
Welcome. Top box is a good investment and easy to remove so it can be kept aside for use when needed. Heated grips work very well.

 



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