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    Windshield Power Shenanigans
    on: Aug 30, 2016, 04.32 pm
    Aug 30, 2016, 04.32 pm
    Much like with my FJR, when I power down the TTSE the windshield lowers.  Unlike the FJR, when I power on the TTSE the windshield returns to the position it was in at power-down.  All of this happens while the motor isn't running, and this morning when I went to start up, the motor rolled over once and stopped.  I let go of the button, let the windshield finish moving up, then tried again, this time with a successful start-up.  There was a low voltage error for a moment, then business as usual.

    Has anyone else had this happen?

    I've never been a fan of having electric-type things happening when the bike isn't running, so from here on I'll only lower and raise the shield while the bike is running.  I'm just curious if this has been an issue for others.

    Between the TTSE and the FJR, this behavior also raises the question - why does the (any) bike have to mess with the shield at all?  Why not just leave it where it is and let me adjust it when I choose to?
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    Re: Windshield Power Shenanigans
    Reply #1 on: Aug 30, 2016, 05.20 pm
    Aug 30, 2016, 05.20 pm
    If you try to start the bike too early, various things are powering up and there won't be enough power for the starter solenoid. Leave it for a second or three and then hit the button. This happened to me many times before I figured out what's going on. Others have mentioned it as well.

    For me, the windshield returning to the default location on power down and then returning to the set position on power up is a nice feature.
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    Re: Windshield Power Shenanigans
    Reply #2 on: Aug 30, 2016, 07.37 pm
    Aug 30, 2016, 07.37 pm
    As with any modern, computer controlled process it is best to let the whole thing cycle through and complete before starting the engine.

    I turn the ignition and always wait for the screen to go to riding position and the TES check to complete before I hit the tit to start. Power interrupts while mid cycle of anything can often lead to problems. It really only takes a few seconds and I am never in a Le Mans start so just chill and enjoy the motion! :001:
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    Re: Windshield Power Shenanigans
    Reply #3 on: Aug 30, 2016, 07.43 pm
    Aug 30, 2016, 07.43 pm
    Valid points for sure.  Thank you!
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    Re: Windshield Power Shenanigans
    Reply #4 on: Aug 30, 2016, 10.37 pm
    Aug 30, 2016, 10.37 pm
    I'm not a fan of the constant moving screen either but I guess that we are stuck with it.
    One thing that I have noticed, if you don't keep all those hinge points lubricated/moving freely then the anti trap mechanism seems to cut in whilst trying to adjust it on the move. Just something to be aware of.

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    Re: Windshield Power Shenanigans
    Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 2016, 12.30 am
    Aug 31, 2016, 12.30 am
    If you ever want to use a cover on the Trophy you will appreciate the windshield in the lower position when it is shut down.  My R1200RT and K1600 were the same way and I occasionally covered them at work and it definitely makes it easier.
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    Re: Windshield Power Shenanigans
    Reply #6 on: Aug 31, 2016, 11.18 am
    Aug 31, 2016, 11.18 am
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    I'm not a fan of the constant moving screen either but I guess that we are stuck with it.
    One thing that I have noticed, if you don't keep all those hinge points lubricated/moving freely then the anti trap mechanism seems to cut in whilst trying to adjust it on the move. Just something to be aware of.

    Good point there Steve, it's something that didn't occur to me and I'm about to put it right  :028:
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    Re: Windshield Power Shenanigans
    Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2016, 01.57 pm
    Aug 31, 2016, 01.57 pm
    starting procedure for triumph trophy

    turn key ,
    take a breath
    adjust manly bits to the left
    press starter

    mine works fine!