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New blue Trophy from Bridge in Exeter
« on: May 18, 2013, 09:17:27 PM »
I was just dropping off my kit at Bridge to be ready to collect my Explorer next Saturday and the blue Trophy in the showroom now has a "Sold" label on it. I wonder if it's anyone on here?.....
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Re: New blue Trophy from Bridge in Exeter
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 05:57:22 PM »
It is someone on here - it is I. Picking it up on Thursday.

Looking forward to a fun weekend.

Cheers

Steve from Bampton, Devon.

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Re: New blue Trophy from Bridge in Exeter
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 07:19:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by stevelee [+]
It is someone on here - it is I. Picking it up on Thursday.

Looking forward to a fun weekend.

Cheers

Steve from Bampton, Devon.

Nice one dude &  :401:

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Re: New blue Trophy from Bridge in Exeter
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 07:38:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by stevelee [+]
It is someone on here - it is I. Picking it up on Thursday.

Looking forward to a fun weekend.

Cheers

Steve from Bampton, Devon.

Hi Steve,

I had just walked past your new bike when I received your reply on my mobile! 'tis a very handsome bike   :152: I'm sure you're going to love it  :001:

Did you buy it from Dan? He's a really nice guy and even though he's got my deposit and knows full well that I'll keep it for decades, he's still treats me as if I'm his next customer  :028:

I'll be picking my Explorer up on Saturday morning. It's a shame that they aren't being picked up at the same time, it would have made a great photo!



I've been riding Hinckley Triumphs for the last 18 years and wouldn't buy anything else. As a matter of interest, what bike are you coming from?

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Re: New blue Trophy from Bridge in Exeter
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 07:52:17 PM »
I bought it from Chris who I bought my last bike off. I had a Suzuki Burgman 650 Exec, but only for 6 months.

I have been riding for many years, I'm 57 now, so have had just about everything in the bike world over that time.

Now it's time to take things steadily - not.

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Re: New blue Trophy from Bridge in Exeter
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 12:41:16 AM »
Even thought I don't live in the UK I've been curious about this thread. Mystery solved.  Steve welcome to the Forum.
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Re: New blue Trophy from Bridge in Exeter
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 01:00:47 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.

I've picked it up and driven home via the M5. The weather was appalling - 40mph winds and rain. So not such a good journey as I would have liked.  Still, the Trophy was a pleasant ride, easy to get away and easy to stop. The tyres and the brakes need a bit of work but no complaints. I'm a little guy and when I parked moving it around was straightforward. Even though I can just get my toes on the ground (even with the low seat) I was able to move it backwards and forwards with relative ease. I haven't sussed the lock position on the ignition. I can't get that to work yet; clearly I'm doing something wrong, but hey it's only been an hour.

I was going out again to do some tight street work but it is absolutely pouring down. I'll leave it for now.


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Re: New blue Trophy from Bridge in Exeter
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 09:39:53 AM »
Hi Steve,

Congrats on the new bike. It must have been a bit scary riding it home in such dreadful weather.

The ignition lock is a bit of a trick! Firstly, it seems that you have to wait until the bike "shuts down" (the give away being when the screen has stowed) before it will let you lock the ignition. Remember that you have to push the key down to lock it and be careful not turrn too far and select the parking position as this leaves lights on.

Hope this helps.

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