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Chicago To California, one way
« on: June 06, 2016, 12:19:57 am »
Hello Trophyites
My 12 year old son and I just finished our ride from Chicago to California, and felt compelled to share.
we covered over 2200 miles in the first 7 days, then camped for 3 nights at Cachuma Lake, where there was a 3 day vintage Brit Bike rally, then rode up North to Sacramento, about another 400 mile I would guess, where we left the bike with family and rode Amtrak back to Chicago on the Sleeper train, a 2 night 3 day train ride
We plan to fly back out next year, pick the bike up and ride it back a different route
The highlights of the route we took on this first trip were the Colorado Rockies and Utah's amazing landscape.
We took some video and plan to get around to posting, probably on you tube.
The bike performed flawlessly and at one point we did 105mph along a suitable road in Utah, it was effortless for the Trophy. There a few things that would really improve the bike, so I will write to Triumph and let them know, maybe they will even listen.
Here endeth the out first post on this forum.

Andy and Alex
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Re: Chicago To California, one way
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 08:13:32 am »
Hi UK Brit 5 and :400: to the Club !

I bet you're really going to miss the Trophy -
leaving it in Sacramento with Family until Next Year !  :005:

What are the things that you would improve, and are writing to Triumph about ?

Cheers  :821:



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Re: Chicago To California, one way
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 08:55:19 am »
welcome aboard and thnak you for the write up. How will you manage to stay away from riding the Trophy for several months?
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Re: Chicago To California, one way
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 12:22:55 pm »
I won't miss the Trophy too much, the riding season here is very short and I have 3 1975 T160 Tridents to keep my company for weekend rides.
A couple of things right away that would improve the bike, built in Sat Nav (GPS), better visibility in the mirrors, too narrow and a big blind spot, visibility is very poor, I added mirrors before leaving I was so concerned about it.
Back lit controls, you can not see them when riding in the dark. Seat height, you have to be 6 foot tall to ride the bike comfortably, I am 6'1" so I was OK, but my friend could not manage on it when I offered him a ride
There is probably a little more , but that will do for starters

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Re: Chicago To California, one way
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 08:57:22 pm »
 :401: UK Brit 5
Glad your trip went so well, it will be hard waiting that long to bring it home  :110:
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Re: Chicago To California, one way
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 11:59:35 pm »
Welcome to the Forum :400:
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