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  • Offline Haltonwest

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    Hello new member
    on: Mar 30, 2017, 10.46 pm
    Mar 30, 2017, 10.46 pm
     :401:Good evening Ladies and Gentleman
    New Member
    My name is Gavin....and I have not been drinking now for....oh sorry wrong forum!
    I have just bought a Triumph Trophy SE..today...collect it next week can't wait..
    I was 50 in January and the midlife?? I have not been on a bike in 20 years last bike was Honda CX500!
    things changed then? thought I would go the whole hog and buy something special...going to take a refresher course so I don't die in the first few days...
    Any bikers near Skipton N York's I would be interested in getting to know etc.
    Here is a virtual glass to all you Trophy riders...now back to AA ha ha
    Gavin

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    Re: Hello new member
    Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2017, 02.23 am
    Mar 31, 2017, 02.23 am
    Gavin.  :400: Firstly thanks for the brew. Secondly, oh to be 50 again. I'm sure that if you take your time and "warm" up to the Trophy you'll find it the most pleasurable of partner. I picked mine up in December 2016, and have just clicked over 12,500 kms. Last ride was Saturday last. Left Berwick [30k east of Melbourne Victoria] at 2.30am. and headed over to Mount Barker Hotel [ Adelaide, South Australian hills village] for a FarRide luncheon. Then returned home. Arriving 10.45pm. on the same day. 1465kms. for the days ride. As i said, warm up to it, and you might find yourself out for a longer ride than you imagined.
    HACKLE     I'm too young to be this old.

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    Re: Hello new member
    Reply #2 on: Mar 31, 2017, 04.03 am
    Mar 31, 2017, 04.03 am
     :400: to the forum.  I've actually been to Skipton, probably a little odd for someone on this side of the pond.  My niece was stationed at Menwith Hill and we visited for a week and she drove us all over the rural area for visits to her favorite pubs.  The next time we were there we drove ourselves (my wife did) around and then down south to Hereford to visit my wifes relatives.  Love it.  Would be back again if I was young enough to tolerate a coach class seat over and back. :821:
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    Re: Hello new member
    Reply #3 on: Mar 31, 2017, 04.32 am
    Mar 31, 2017, 04.32 am
    Welcome to the Forum :400:  and thanks for the glass, even if virtual
    Proudly Riding Triumph Since 1968
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    Re: Hello new member
    Reply #4 on: Mar 31, 2017, 06.20 am
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    Gi Gavin and welcome.... things will have changed a lot in 20 years but you will love it... just take it easy till you get used to it and you will have a blast! :400: Kevin
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    Re: Hello new member
    Reply #5 on: Mar 31, 2017, 06.28 am
    Mar 31, 2017, 06.28 am
    Hi Haltonwest and :400: to the Club !

    Very sensible to take the Refresher course  :169:

    Until you get used to it, be wary of low speed riding and maneuvering,
    check for solid ground to put your feet down on when you stop,
    and be careful when pushing it around and lifting on and off the centre stand.

    It's a HEAVY bike at low speeds and can catch you out - resulting in a drop  :138: 

    Once you're used to that, and when you're moving along - it's a dream to ride  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Hello new member
    Reply #6 on: Mar 31, 2017, 08.07 am
    Mar 31, 2017, 08.07 am
    welcome abaord  :821:
    An old biker must be a good rider

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    Re: Hello new member
    Reply #7 on: Mar 31, 2017, 01.24 pm
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