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    Newbie from North Carolina thinking of buying
    on: Aug 13, 2017, 02.47 am
    Aug 13, 2017, 02.47 am
    North Carolina. Darn spell check. Thinking of buying one of these new ('17). Currently have a 1977 Honda GL1000 with a very reliable power train but 40 year old electric spaghetti that is somewhat frustrating. Will keep it. Is this a good choice? Reliable? Vs. other bikes in its class? I'm allergic to alcohol but you're more than welcome to have one for yourself-Cheers!


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    If I keep my expectations tiny, I don't end up so whiny.

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    Re: Newbie from North Carolina thinking of buying
    Reply #1 on: Aug 13, 2017, 03.17 am
    Aug 13, 2017, 03.17 am
    Take one for a test ride and you'll know you have to have it! Happened to more than one of us.

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    Re: Newbie from North Carolina thinking of buying
    Reply #2 on: Aug 13, 2017, 03.28 am
    Aug 13, 2017, 03.28 am
    You're just up the road a tad. These look like they're hard to service. Or expensive. Is Triumph going to continue this model?
    If I keep my expectations tiny, I don't end up so whiny.

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    Re: Newbie from North Carolina thinking of buying
    Reply #3 on: Aug 13, 2017, 04.30 am
    Aug 13, 2017, 04.30 am
    The current model will be the end of the run.  There are deep discounts on the current model new.  They are about as hard as any other Tupperware encased bike to service.  Mine is a thousand miles old now and I am not looking back.  For me it is a wonderful machine at an awesome price point.  There are some pre loved farkeled to the nines bikes for sale here as well.  Enjoy.
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    Re: Newbie from North Carolina thinking of buying
    Reply #4 on: Aug 13, 2017, 07.55 am
    Aug 13, 2017, 07.55 am
    Hi NVScooter and :400: to the Forum !

    The Triumph Trophy is no more dependent on Dealer Support than any other
    modern motorcycle in this Class, but it IS important to use a reputable Dealer,
    as there have been a number of reports, particularly in the U.S. of Dealers letting the brand,
    and their customers down.

    A lot of the routine Maintenance can be carried out fairly easily, and an after market
    "DealerTool" device can be purchased to help with Diagnostics, Tests,
    and some aspects of servicing such as operating the ABS Valves for Hydraulic fluid bleeding,
    but cannot accomplish ALL of the tasks that the Dealers equipment can handle.

    There's a wealth of information in this Forum, which - just like the motorcycle it represents
    is one of, if not THE best Owners Forum that you will find !  :169:

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Newbie from North Carolina thinking of buying
    Reply #5 on: Aug 14, 2017, 12.34 am
    Aug 14, 2017, 12.34 am
    Like those above me :400: to the forum. As Coconut said, as easy/hard to service as all its competitors bikes. Even though the Trophy is being discontinued after the current model run you';d be smart to take one for a ride. As has been said many a time before, one ride ends in ownership. Great sports touring or long distant machine. I purchased mine late {November} 2016, and I've got 26k on the clock. Superb two up, even the wife loves it, after having owned, BMW R1200GSA, BMW R1200RT and a couple of Yamaha Super Tenere's. Went out yesterday for a very short ride of 160 kilometres and the only reason I came home was to take the washing off the line. Oh, and to watch the Moto GP on TV. :169: :169:
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    Re: Newbie from North Carolina thinking of buying
    Reply #6 on: Aug 14, 2017, 02.44 am
    Aug 14, 2017, 02.44 am
    My recommendation is to go buy the bike. OH, by the way, welcome to the forum!
    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: Newbie from North Carolina thinking of buying
    Reply #7 on: Aug 14, 2017, 02.53 am
    Aug 14, 2017, 02.53 am
    What would they say on the Beamer forum? There might be a wee bit of bias here.
    If I keep my expectations tiny, I don't end up so whiny.

     



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