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Offline Mike2411

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Trophy Service
« on: April 18, 2016, 10:26:26 pm »
Hey everyone, this may be on the forum somewhere but I don't feel like searching for it so I'll ask the question my way.

Again, I am still on the Concours but end-of-the year is coming and I will be choosing between a new Concours or Trophy. I got tired of paying the shop to work on my Concours so I am doing my own services on it now (oils, brake/clutch fluids, radiator flush, valves, plugs...) and really enjoy doing my own stuff. I am far from being a mechanic and am learning as I go but really enjoy it!

How many of you are servicing your own Trophy and how difficult is it to work on compared to Japanese bikes?

One of the things I have to consider when buying my new bike is serviceability. I want to know I can do all or most of the services instead of forking out $1000 for every "major" service interval.

The only thing I let the shop do now is new tires and I want to get into doing that eventually, too!

Someone on the COG forum who services his own bike and knows how to do most everything put together a DVD set showing, in detail, how to perform all the services required on the bike...has anyone here that knows the Trophy well and can confidently cover all the serviceable items on the Trophy thought about doing something like that? Just a thought.

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Re: Trophy Service
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 01:54:09 am »
I do all of my own service as do several others here. If you can do the Concours you can do the Trophy. After speaking with several techs at a few different dealerships I have come to the conclusion that most of them don't know any more about this model than I do. Like most modern bikes most of the work is getting off the tupperware and getting to the engine. There is a wealth of info here so have at it.

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Re: Trophy Service
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 07:57:37 am »
I don't feel like searching for it

If you change your mind - the most appropriate place to look
is in the Maintenance, Servicing and Mechanical Issues Section
where this Post will be moved to shortly.

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« Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 12:58:11 pm by Trophy Moderator »

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Re: Trophy Service
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 11:04:33 am »
Once you get all the tupper ware off the job goes easy.
Muddy Sump has some very good videos on the how too.

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Re: Trophy Service
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 03:19:06 pm »
*Originally Posted by NavyDad [+]
I do all of my own service as do several others here. If you can do the Concours you can do the Trophy. After speaking with several techs at a few different dealerships I have come to the conclusion that most of them don't know any more about this model than I do. Like most modern bikes most of the work is getting off the tupperware and getting to the engine. There is a wealth of info here so have at it.

Thanks NavyDad...I appreciate it!

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Re: Trophy Service
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 03:20:06 pm »
Thanks for the info guys!

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Re: Trophy Service
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2016, 12:37:47 am »
Get a DealerTool, and you can do all the maintenance yourself - throttle balance, fault codes, sensor values, etc., and it will reset the 'Service Needed" lamp on the clocks.

The TTSE is actually very easy to work on, just time consuming removing the body panels, fuel tank and temporarily refitting the tank to change coolant, balance the throttle bodies, etc.

All of the fasteners are easy to get at, just a lot of them hidden underneath another panel that has to be removed.  A lot of good info and pictures in the 'How To' section.

Cheers,
Ken