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Went from green to blue
« on: May 26, 2013, 05:56:42 AM »
I'm no longer a lurker.  Picked up my blue trophy Thursday night, tomorrow a ride through the Southern California mountains.  I traded in my Triumph America which I loved but was only comfortable for about 250 miles a day.  I hope to do much more on the Trophy.  So far... :028:

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Re: Went from green to blue
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 08:19:03 AM »
Have fun I am sure you will.  And you probably have better weather to enjoy.

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Re: Went from green to blue
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 10:19:46 AM »
Congrats on the new Trophy.  I just picked mine up last week.  Had her first service yesterday.  I'll hit 1000 miles on her this weekend.  This bike is brilliant.

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Re: Went from green to blue
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 11:46:19 AM »
Hi Mate,

Congratulations and welcome to the club. My first ride was around 500km over a Saturday and Sunday followed by a little ride interstate (925km in one day) and return (close to 2000km round trip). No problems for my wife as pillion and myself.

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Re: Went from green to blue
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 05:30:05 PM »
Congratulations on the new bike and welcome to the Forum.  :400:
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Re: Went from green to blue
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 03:05:37 AM »
So I got 336 miles on it today.  Unfortunately I had a bit of a problem and layed it down.  Was at a T coming down a mountain road and the road I was joining was a good four feet below the road I was on.  Anyway, as I was tiptoeing it down the incline and starting to turn, I lost footing and layed it down.  Bruised the ego more than the bike.  It broke the right turn signal lens, a few scratches on the fairing, and scratches on the pannier.  Oh well.

Kept on going and fell more in love with the bike every mile.

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Re: Went from green to blue
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 05:37:53 AM »
Oh geeeez sorry to hear that, at least you got the first scratch out of the way early, no just ride and not worry about it.
I just took the first night ride up to the Hwy 74 overlook from Palm Desert. Got into the menu and adjusted the headlight, great lighting.

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Re: Went from green to blue
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 07:32:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by JRickW [+]
So I got 336 miles on it today.  Unfortunately I had a bit of a problem and layed it down.  Was at a T coming down a mountain road and the road I was joining was a good four feet below the road I was on.  Anyway, as I was tiptoeing it down the incline and starting to turn, I lost footing and layed it down.  Bruised the ego more than the bike.  It broke the right turn signal lens, a few scratches on the fairing, and scratches on the pannier.  Oh well.

Kept on going and fell more in love with the bike every mile.

Ouch !! dude sorry to here about the mishap.  :401: to the forum.
The bike is top heavy when stationary or just moving off  :005: I've been very close on more than one occasion? but as they say touch wood have managed to save they day. Slippery decks on ferries are interesting  :087: :087: especially with a full compliment of luggage and a larger than average wife. Just need to make sure the foot placement is positive and sound.

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