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New Found Appreciation For The TTSE
« on: April 16, 2016, 10:11:21 pm »
Just a general post, and actually I've always appreciated the TTSE, but a little more so now. I've been working on the old Thunderbird for the last couple of weeks, so I've been riding that most of the time just to work out bugs and such. With work and all, I haven't been on the Trophy the whole time, just the Thunderbird. Got up this morning and went on a 130 mile ride on the Trophy. What an amazing machine and difference. Wind protection, more power, music, silky smooth ride and acceleration with no vibration to speak of, and all the amenities a guy could want. What a difference after two weeks of riding the loud exhaust note, not vibration free, open cockpit with no wind protection and no amenities Thunderbird, not even a fuel gauge. After riding that Thunderbird for the last couple of weeks and then taking the Trophy out on a trip this morning, I realized again what a technological marvel this machine really is, and how far Triumph has come in a very short while with this beauty. A new found appreciation for her.


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Re: New Found Appreciation For The TTSE
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 02:10:38 am »
My thoughts exactly after a short demo ride on the Scrambler while mine was being serviced.  :821:
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Re: New Found Appreciation For The TTSE
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 02:00:56 pm »
I did about 140 miles on the Trophy yesterday and all day I kept thinking what an amazing motorcycle it is.

I love my TTSE!
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Re: New Found Appreciation For The TTSE
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2016, 07:13:14 pm »
*Originally Posted by Bludy L [+]
I did about 140 miles on the Trophy yesterday and all day I kept thinking what an amazing motorcycle it is.

I love my TTSE!

I did the same - a 220 mile ride to meet up with some other riders for lunch.   Beautiful roads, beautiful weather and such a nice-riding machine.

I've always owned simple old bikes before, though, and the only little dark thought among all this silver lining is the complexity of the bike, and the number of systems on it.   I just hope it will keep running for a LONG time with normal maintenance - I don't even want to think about working on the engine or diagnosing an electrical problem!!

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Re: New Found Appreciation For The TTSE
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2016, 09:05:55 pm »
I just hope it will keep running for a LONG time with normal maintenance - I don't even want to think about working on the engine or diagnosing an electrical problem!!

Its not too bad once you get all the plastic off. Its like any other Triumph motorworks, just a few extra accessories.


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Re: New Found Appreciation For The TTSE
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2016, 01:14:37 am »
95 miles today. Too bad there are other things that need to get done!
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Re: New Found Appreciation For The TTSE
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 10:18:37 am »
I did over 400 miles on mine this weekend, from home near Cambridge up to Scarborough to watch a bit of Road Racing at Olivers Mount on Saturday. Then a ride over the Moors & back home on Sunday. This was my 1st ride since the 1st service & I must say I am gelling with it nicely now. Saturday's ride up was a little Chilly, started off at 2 degrees C & only got up to 8 degrees, but the large fairing kept the chilly wind off. The ride over the very boggy bike park at Olivers mount was interesting, the traction control was working overtime, but the bike kept going forward & we manged to get in & out in one piece. That was the only point of the weekend when I wished I was back on my Explorer. The Ride home was superb, the sun shone, temperature got into double figures & we had a whale of a time. the chicken strips have all but gone & I've learned much about the handing & abilities of the "big old girl" All in all very happy.  :152:
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Re: New Found Appreciation For The TTSE
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2016, 10:34:00 am »
That is one reason why I enjoy getting a different loan bike when I go for a service.... As much as. Change can be fun... Getting back on the Trophy makes you realise what an amazing bike it is!
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