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  • Offline 1299cc   gb

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    Is it worth the cost?
    on: Jan 27, 2018, 06.37 pm
    Jan 27, 2018, 06.37 pm
    Hi Guys seriously thinking of swapping my K1200GT for a Trophy. Is it worth locating one with heated seats or paying the 600 to have them retro fitted. The heated seats on the K are magic leaving home at 4am for an early ferry or midnight on a late return ferry. I have looked at a couple of Trophies without the option.  I assume the heated grips on the Trophy do the job.

    Also any feedback on the satnav mount i assume its standard  and  on the bike and comments radio would be useful help make my mind up.

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    Re: Is it worth the cost?
    Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2018, 07.04 pm
    Jan 27, 2018, 07.04 pm
    lots for sale at the mo at very good prices so just go for a full se model with every thing and you wont be disappointed/
    assumption  is the mother of all f~~~ups

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    Re: Is it worth the cost?
    Reply #2 on: Jan 27, 2018, 07.09 pm
    Jan 27, 2018, 07.09 pm
    *Originally Posted by greenduck1966 [+]
    lots for sale... so just go for a full se model with every thing and you wont be disappointed/

    My advise too.
    But why would you swap your GT for a Trophy?

    Henk

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    Re: Is it worth the cost?
    Reply #3 on: Jan 27, 2018, 07.31 pm
    Jan 27, 2018, 07.31 pm
    Hi 1299cc - welcome back ! - That was a L O N G  Six months !   :038:  :008: 

    Have you got around to taking a Test Ride Yet ?

    The Heated Rider Seat is currently offered on the Triumph Web Site at 280.00,
    while the Heated Pillion Seat is offered at 240.00.  You don't have to have them BOTH Heated !

    You don't have to be a competent trained mechanic to fit them either !

    Installation is quite straightforward, and mainly involves plugging in the supplied wiring harness,
    routing it around the frame, fitting and connecting the switch.

    Installation instructions can be downloaded here :

    Triumph Instructions.com -
    Enter the Part Number A9708350 then click the Union Flag for English Language version !

    The above part number is for the Standard Heated Rider Seat.
    There is a Low Heated Rider Seat - Pat Number A9708351.
    The Heated Pillion Seat is Part Number A9708260.

    Note that although the left hand switch cube on ALL Trophy models has the switch for Heated Grips,
    Heated Grips are an OPTION, and may not be fitted - They look identical to the non heated Grips !
    The best way of checking is to switch them on ( with the Engine Running ) and see if they heat up !
    There should also be an indication light up on the bottom line of the Instrument Panel
    when they are switched on ( and for the Heated Seats ), which is removed from the display
    a few seconds after switching them off ! ( See Image below ).

    If NOT fitted, the Heated Grips Kit is Part Number A9638094 - 159.00 - Fitting instructions as above.

    The Sat Nav mount is not fitted as standard.

    Part Number A9828009  - Fitting instructions as above, Cost = 42.00
    ( A little more work involved in stripping down the Plastic Fairing and Cockpit Panels,
    but there's an excellent "HOW TO:" article on this here :
    HOW TO: Fitting Triumph Sat Nav Mount and Zumo 660 )

    Don't fit the Sat Nav bracket until you have the Mounting Cradle for the Sat Nav device
    you are going to use, as the wiring is threaded through the bracket before it is fixed into place
    on the Trophy and you will just have to dismantle it all again !

    The Trophy Radio is AM and FM ( no DAB option ) and can also accept a USB Input -
    designed for iPod or other Media Player / Memory Stick, or Bluetooth Media streaming.

    You can download the Audio Manual ( and Owners Handbook ) here :

    Trophy Owners and Audio Handbooks
    ( Select Trophy SE from the Drop Down Menu ).

    If you have any more questions or need further help - either before or after acquiring a Trophy,
    just ask away, and we'll do what we can to help  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 22, 2020, 10.02 am by Coconut

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    Re: Is it worth the cost?
    Reply #4 on: Jan 27, 2018, 07.41 pm
    Jan 27, 2018, 07.41 pm
    *Originally Posted by 1299cc [+]
    I assume the heated grips on the Trophy do the job.

    Yes, pretty much, although when it's been only 3 or 4 degrees on my commute to work, I find that the outside of my fingers are still feeling the cold,....I have thought about trying to source/fit hand guards to reduce the wind blast, if that is actually the issue??

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    Re: Is it worth the cost?
    Reply #5 on: Jan 27, 2018, 10.07 pm
    Jan 27, 2018, 10.07 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Hi 1299cc - welcome back ! - That was a L O N G  Six months !   :038:  :008: 

    Have you got around to taking a Test Ride Yet ?





    Hi Coconut thanks for your reply and yes it has been a long 6 months  :156:  had the K1200 for 7 1/2 years now i tend not to rush in to a purchase but keep the bikes awhile. The K might start costing more than the bikes worth over the next 2 to 3 years so might be worth a change. The BMW R too boring for me the K1600 the jury is out. The Kwak GTR too thirsty and short fuel range the yam unsure of and the pan perhaps a bit old in the tooth now. I probably need to take one out for half a day to see how i get on with the TT.

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    Re: Is it worth the cost?
    Reply #6 on: Jan 28, 2018, 11.52 am
    Jan 28, 2018, 11.52 am
    I probably need to take one out for half a day to see how i get on with the TT.

    I had a feeling you hadn't taken a Test Ride yet -

    If you had then you'd ( probably ) already be a Trophy Owner !  :152:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 22, 2020, 10.01 am by Coconut

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    Re: Is it worth the cost?
    Reply #7 on: Jan 28, 2018, 04.12 pm
    Jan 28, 2018, 04.12 pm
    As the previous owner of a 2003 GT and many Kawasaki Concours both 1000 and 1400 and present owner of a k1200rs believe me when I say the Trophy is better than any of them. Excellent fuel range, comfortable, radio, Bluetooth and all at an affordable price. Heated seat addition is a snap. I also have a HD ultra classic but that's another story.