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  • Offline Lamin

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    SAD TIMES AND HAPPY DAYS.
    on: Jun 09, 2017, 08.47 pm
    Jun 09, 2017, 08.47 pm
    Hello Members, collecting my brand new 17 plate Phantom Black Trophy next Tuesday and really looking forward to it. Possibly the last one in the UK, or even World Wide. What a sad demise, this fantastic and iconic machine is no longer produced !! What was Triumph thinking of -- OK -- There new engine is to supply Moto2, the Speed and Street are flying off the shelf,and they can not make enough of the Explorer and new models all over the place ( Bobber etc) So why the feck did they not put a bit of R and D into the Trophy and allow it to compete ? I've been offered 50,000 for my new bike from a telephone bidder, had to say no and will hang on - just kidding - only two things I'm loosing sleep about, the weight of the the thing getting it on the centre stand and where to mount and plug in my Tom Tom Rider.  Can I have a prize for longest hello.
                                                                                                         Regards       Stephen

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    Re: SAD TIMES AND HAPPY DAYS.
    Reply #1 on: Jun 09, 2017, 09.02 pm
    Jun 09, 2017, 09.02 pm
    Sad indeed but happy for you  :401:
    Honda 350 ( old),Suzuki 400 GS 1975
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    Re: SAD TIMES AND HAPPY DAYS.
    Reply #2 on: Jun 10, 2017, 12.34 am
    Jun 10, 2017, 12.34 am
     :401: and much success on your new ride

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    Re: SAD TIMES AND HAPPY DAYS.
    Reply #3 on: Jun 10, 2017, 03.42 am
    Jun 10, 2017, 03.42 am
    Welcome and enjoy the magnificent new bike.
    My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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    Re: SAD TIMES AND HAPPY DAYS.
    Reply #4 on: Jun 10, 2017, 08.09 am
    Jun 10, 2017, 08.09 am
     :400:
    It is indeed a mystery why Trumpet won't carry on production or do a revamp  :187: It seems they spent a fortune developing it and then spent zip marketing it, the dealers see big money tied up so kept little stock. Very Sad... looks like we will all be keeping them for a while, good job we know they go the distance and Triumph are obliged to do spares for 10 years after production.
    Anyway...
    Maybe the TT will fit with a bit of modification on the genuine GPS mount, PITA to fit but does a good job. C-stand operation is fine when you get the technique right, left hand on bar, right hand on hidden lift handle and push yer foot down  :018: Not sure I would want to do it will full luggage but it's easy enough without full boxes.
    Enjoy.

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    Re: SAD TIMES AND HAPPY DAYS.
    Reply #5 on: Jun 10, 2017, 08.23 am
    Jun 10, 2017, 08.23 am
    Hi Lamin,  :400: welcome aboard, enjoy your `new toy' and this great Forum...... :821:
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    Re: SAD TIMES AND HAPPY DAYS.
    Reply #6 on: Jun 10, 2017, 09.28 am
    Jun 10, 2017, 09.28 am
    H                 E                 L                L                O                !                 

    Where's my Prize ?   :745:


    You echo the thoughts of MANY of us here !

    Weight wise - it's something you get used to.

    Centre stand requires a certain "technique" but can be done with relative ease once you get the knack !
    ( Though having a little weight on the riders side also helps !  :015: )

    Here's a Link to a previous Topic : Centre Stand

    My contribution with the method that works for me is Reply #16 on the 12 Page Topic !

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Apr 25, 2020, 05.56 pm by Coconut

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    Re: SAD TIMES AND HAPPY DAYS.
    Reply #7 on: Jun 10, 2017, 09.40 am
    Jun 10, 2017, 09.40 am
    Welcome aboard Lamin  :821:
    For your TomTom rider you may want to have a look at this post:
    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,3978.0.html
    An old biker must be a good rider

     



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