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    What to look for
    on: Sep 29, 2017, 08.41 pm
    Sep 29, 2017, 08.41 pm
    Hi all,
    I'm looking for a little help, I'm finally going to look at TTSE tomorrow afternoon, this has most likely been asked to death, but what should I be looking for, this will be hopefully my first shaft drive bike.

    The bike is a one owner I believe, on a 2013 plate in Blue, with 15000 miles showing, and reported to have a full service history.

    Thanks in advance

    p.s I have ridden one before, so sort of know what to listen for.
     
    Last Edit: Sep 29, 2017, 09.14 pm by Wilko
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    Re: What to look for
    Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2017, 09.48 pm
    Sep 29, 2017, 09.48 pm
    Hi Wilko,

    If it's from a Dealer they should be able to check their records
    to ensure all scheduled Servicing, Recall and Service Bulletins have been carried out,
    which may ( depending on the VIN Number ) include a Main ECU replacement,
    Additional Centre Stand strengthening bracket,
    and possibly a Cylinder head "Upgrade" replacement.

    If it's a Private purchase then hopefully the Seller will have paper records of these.

    A few things to check that some Owners have had problems with :

    Check for "tight" wiring around the Headstock by turning the handlebars fully
    to the right and making sure there is still some slack in the bundle of wires you will see
    running around the left side of the headstock.
    Some Trophy owners have had issues with tight wires being stretched
    and connections being pulled out !

    Check front brake discs are not warped - Take a Test Ride and check for "pulsing".

    Check the condition of tyres - if they are still the originals the front tyre is prone to "cupping"
    and the rear tyre can go from looking OK, to the cords being exposed
    in the centre part of the tyre after only a few more miles !

    If equipped with TPMS - check that there are no TPMS "LOW BATTERY"
    warning messages on the Instrument Panel.
    The batteries are not replaceable and a new TPMS Sensor is expensive !

    Despite the Handlebar switch being fitted as standard for Heated Grips -
    the actual Grips are an optional extra. 

    If Heated Grips and / or Seats are fitted, make sure the Instrument Panel Icons appear
    when they are switched on - they only work with the Engine running.
    It has been known for the Grips and / or seats to be fitted, and for them to work,
    but the Icons not to have been enabled in the "Dealer only" configurable setup menu,
    which would need a trip to a Dealer, and a Fee to have that done !

    You can also check for any DTC's ( "Diagnostic Trouble Codes" ) stored in the ECU
    ( if the Seller will allow you to ! ) ... Refer to this article on How To do that :

    Servicing Data, Reference Info. & DTC ( Fault ) Codes - Post Reply #5.

    At the end of that Post you will find a downloadable document
    that explains the meaning of any Codes that may be stored.

    Hope that helps !  :028:

    Cheers and Good Luck  :821:

    p.s. - If that's a Photo of the actual Bike, note that the rack on the Top Box
    is not standard, so check how it has been fiitted and that all is "good" with it !"

    Last Edit: Mar 26, 2020, 03.01 pm by Coconut

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    Re: What to look for
    Reply #2 on: Sep 29, 2017, 10.10 pm
    Sep 29, 2017, 10.10 pm
    Cheers Coconut.

    I jumped right in without looking at previous post's asking the same, so thank you for taking the time to reply.

    I have duly noted what you have kindly said, and will take close notice of the items you talk about, the photo is of the actual bike, are you saying the rack is not a Triumph part, an after fitment, again I will check.

    I test rode a friends bike about two years ago, with a view to buying one, the wife fell in love with the seat for a pillion, in fact with the whole bike, but unfortunately due to funds it had to take a back seat, hopefully the wife will be as excited tomorrow with the bike, as they say, time will tell.

    I will of course report back with a yes or no lol.

    Thanks 
    Wilko.

    P.s..it from a dealer.
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    Re: What to look for
    Reply #3 on: Sep 29, 2017, 10.35 pm
    Sep 29, 2017, 10.35 pm
    Best of luck, Wilko. I hope everything works out for you.  :028:
    Last Edit: Sep 29, 2017, 10.57 pm by Ghostrider25
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    Re: What to look for
    Reply #4 on: Sep 29, 2017, 11.16 pm
    Sep 29, 2017, 11.16 pm
    Hope you both enjoy the ride!  :001:
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    Re: What to look for
    Reply #5 on: Sep 29, 2017, 11.23 pm
    Sep 29, 2017, 11.23 pm
    Thanks, Coconut! Got another confirmation not to go with the 2014 I saw in Hollister CA (the TPMS battery low indicator was active).
    Although I liked the fact of having the R&G engine bars were already mounted.

    I would want them on the bike- and know they go for 500$+ and a detailed instruction by you  :062:

    Cheers!

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    Re: What to look for
    Reply #6 on: Sep 30, 2017, 06.06 am
    Sep 30, 2017, 06.06 am
    The rack fitted to the Top Box is NOT a Triumph part,
    it looks like it might be a "Givi" make.

    Which Dealer ? - I previously bought a Trophy from Stratstone,
    Wolverhampton, but they lost the Franchise a while ago.

    If it's Staffordshire Triumph they are quite well recommended !

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 26, 2020, 03.00 pm by Coconut

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    Re: What to look for
    Reply #7 on: Sep 30, 2017, 07.35 am
    Sep 30, 2017, 07.35 am
    Hi Coconut,

    The bike is at CMC Motorcycles in Coleshill, I went to Stratstone a couple of years ago, I wasn't impressed with the salesman there.

    I think you may be sort of near me, my profile, which I must change says i'm in Wolverhampton, but recently moved to Halesowen.
    Paul Wilko