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looking in nola
« on: May 14, 2016, 06:39:00 am »
ride a tiger 1050 now. was looking at bmw but no thanks. hopefully I will get a trophy. trying to read as much as I can on here and other places. one question is how hard is general maintence? oil,filters, final drive etc.

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Re: looking in nola
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 06:46:20 am »
I came from a Tiger 1050  2008 ABS
The Thophy Maintenance is easy the valves just need checked at 20,000 miles not 12000.
The only thing is taking off the body parts. Is not bad just slows.
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Re: looking in nola
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 07:14:37 am »
yeh looking at the maintence section now. mine is the fast yellow. sorry you didn't get that color. lol. being on the k 1600s ite I was close to getting one. kinda glad I didn't. this will be my 3rd triumph before the tiger I had a 1050 sprint. beautiful bike.
 I do like the head light and the cooling scoops on the bmw

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Re: looking in nola
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 08:35:37 am »
Hi wreckedem and :400: to the Forum !

Oil Filter - Easy.

Final Drive - even easier - just needs one oil change at 500 miles,
then only needs level checking and topping up if ever needed.

Air filter - not difficult, but in addition to the Fairing, the Fuel Tank has to come off.

Fairing removal - not difficult - see the "HOW TO" section of the Firum for a guide.

If you get one, get a Service Manual too !

Take a Test Ride - then you will really want one !

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Re: looking in nola
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 01:42:08 pm »
The Trophy is BIG coming from the 1050 but I found myself riding long distance so the Trophy just made more sense.
I never would have admitted when owning my Tiger but I don't miss the chain maintenance , I would take time when filling up to lube the chain and then after the trip of cleaning out the front chain cover so the gunk would not run down the motor.
And your right I didn't have the slow  Yellow Tiger.
Mine was slower then Mach 1
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 06:46:09 pm »
Routine maintenance is rather easy.  Except when it requires remove the plastic.  There are 3-5 (at least)  other members in New Orleans.  You might want to reach out to them for their experience with local dealer support
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2016, 02:18:04 am »
the dealer in new Orleans is good. that is one thing I don't like about triumph. few dealers.

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Re: looking in nola
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 03:10:35 am »
Welcome and good luck with your search
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