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  • Offline Brian Ross

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    Trophy safely in France now
    on: Jan 21, 2018, 01.38 pm
    Jan 21, 2018, 01.38 pm
    Horrible wet ride for nearly 6 hours from St Malo yesterday. Couldn't think of a better bike to do it on though, but the heated jacket and gloves (Gerbing) also contributed to my comfort.

    Now have to go through the formalities of registering it in France which will involve wrestling with their (now our) bureaucracy. I'm hoping the nearest dealership, in Limoges, will help after they have swapped the headlight unit for riding on the right.
    Brian

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    Re: Trophy safely in France now
    Reply #1 on: Jan 21, 2018, 02.27 pm
    Jan 21, 2018, 02.27 pm
    "...will help after they have swapped the headlight unit for riding on the right."

    Wait. What? I didn't know there was a left/right bias on the Trophy headlight assemblies. Is that true? (I might be learning something here.)

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    Reply #2 on: Jan 21, 2018, 03.23 pm
    Jan 21, 2018, 03.23 pm
    Welcome to this side of La Manche
    An old biker must be a good rider

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    Re: Trophy safely in France now
    Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2018, 09.13 pm
    Jan 21, 2018, 09.13 pm
    I admit, PhilInAthens, I am making an assumption re the lights. Anybody here know for a fact?

    Thanks.
    Brian

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    Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2018, 09.14 pm
    Jan 21, 2018, 09.14 pm
    Thanks Verdun95. Been here on and off for a few months, but permanently since late November. Still a few things to bring over, but the lawnmower can wait a while longer :-)
    Brian

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    Re: Trophy safely in France now
    Reply #5 on: Jan 22, 2018, 08.01 pm
    Jan 22, 2018, 08.01 pm
    The Trophy does NOT need any adjustment of the headlamps
    for riding on different sides of the road.

    It's not mentioned in any of the owner documentation,
    but the Headlights on the Trophy are "Symmetrical Dip" !

    They don't throw an elongated beam up and along the kerb
    on one side or the other, there is just a fairly flat cut-off on Dipped Beam,
    so no-one gets dazzled when you ride on the "other" side of the road  :028:




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    Re: Trophy safely in France now
    Reply #6 on: Jan 23, 2018, 06.54 am
    Jan 23, 2018, 06.54 am
    Thanks Coconut. Makes things a bit easier (and cheaper!).
    Brian

     



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