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Trophy took a nap today
« on: May 09, 2016, 02:38:12 am »
It was bound to happen.  But my Trophy decided it was time to have a nap for a little while today.  Evidently Mississippi likes to do this thing where they'll have this awesome paved road for a long way and then decide to have gravel the rest of the way.  I have some experience in gravel but not much.  As far as gravel roads go these are pretty nice.  I was in 2nd slowly making way in the track where cars had pushed the loose rocks out of the way and went over this bridge.  Well I lost my trail and hit about 3" of big, loose rock.  I held it for a bit and tried to stay in the throttle we sort of went left, then right, then nap time.  Over all the damage isn't bad.  Worst part is I broke the shifter toe piece.  I was able to find it and beat it back in so I could get home at least.  Anyone have any experience putting a new, aftermarket toe piece back in to avoid the $85 assembly?  Other than that I busted the turn signal lens and cracked the plastic bit around the mirror, along with the accompanying rash.  I've had better days riding.

TL;DR, anyone know how to fit a shifter toe piece into the shift lever?

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Re: Trophy took a nap today
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 02:50:48 am »
At least got a funny pic before I broke it.

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Re: Trophy took a nap today
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 03:16:54 am »
Sorry to see that.
I pulled of the side of the road in the gravel and it felt like I was on a bunch of marbles.
I'm not sure why the Trophy feels like that, my Tiger 1050 has the same tire size in the front but less weight was much better on gravel roads and I had gone down a few roads that I feel my Trophy would been more than a hand full.
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Re: Trophy took a nap today
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 06:15:55 am »
Hi bigger.... sorry to see your new baby in such a situation. One piece of advice, as it has been over on the left side is change out the gear shift pivot bolt. It is a known weakness for bikes which have been over shearing off. It is a cheap replacement but will save potentially being stranded unable to change gear
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Re: Trophy took a nap today
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 06:22:50 am »
Ouch !

Soorry to hear of this, but at least you weren't seriously injured.

You might be able to drill out the end of the lever and then fit an appropriate diameter bolt,
of the right length, with a nut on each side of the lever to lock it in place,
and re-use the original rubber over the shaft of the bolt -
with a washer under the head of the bolt to hold it in place  :084:

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Re: Trophy took a nap today
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 11:22:14 am »
Sorry to hear of and see that bigred... :003:
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Re: Trophy took a nap today
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 11:53:03 am »
Sorry to hear about the 'nap'!
On a couple of occasions I've ridden my Trophy in to hotel car parks only to find they're made from compacted gravel. The Trophy does seem to be a handful on gravel. It seems to 'dig in' more than other bikes I've had. It also seems to plough straight on ignoring any steering input!  Horrible!
I'm glad you haven't suffered too much pain - at least physical anyway!

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Re: Trophy took a nap today
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 12:10:44 pm »
That is certainly a couple of sad photos, but I assume that as you were able to think about and take the photos you must be ok at least.   A few pounds (dollars) on the bike, lesson learnt and back on the road without too much bother.    Big heavy bikes + Gravel.  :087:

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