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    Considering a used 2013 Trophy what to consider?
    on: Apr 29, 2018, 01.26 pm
    Apr 29, 2018, 01.26 pm
     Local dealer has 2013 trophy with only 1,000 miles on it. Are there any issues or items I need to be mindful of and inquire about?

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    Re: Considering a used 2013 Trophy what to consider?
    Reply #1 on: Apr 29, 2018, 02.08 pm
    Apr 29, 2018, 02.08 pm
     :400: to the forum.  Mine is a '13 that I bought Nov. 1, 2014.  Find out if it has had the head work done or not (mine hasn't and doesn't have a problem) by having them check the vin number and Triumph's records.  I would ask them to pull the suspension linkage down and clean and grease it, change ALL the fluids (oil and filter, final drive if it hasn't been done, fork oil, brake fluid, and coolant), remove the gear shift lever bolt and lube and replace it, remove the brake pedal bolt and lube and replace it, see about some fresh tires in case the existing ones my show any signs of dry rot from sitting so long, check to see if it has had the audio software update to 1.04E, check for leaking fork seals, drain the fuel and refill with fresh fuel, and go RIDE!  Most of these things are just maintenance issues that occasionally need attention and if not done routinely can result in a more difficult/expensive solution.  If they're really interested in selling it they shouldn't have a problem making it showroom fresh for you.  I have no idea how much they want for it, but you can find new 2017's for just under $12k now as a reference.  Let us know how it turns out.  With the above issues sorted you're in for a real treat with the Trophy!  You can use the search function in this forum to find out almost anything you ever wanted to know about the Trophy, and don't let the laundry list get in the way, it's a pretty reliable machine with regular maintenance.  Any other questions, just ask and someone here will respond.  This forum is full of some very knowledgeable people.  :821:
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    Re: Considering a used 2013 Trophy what to consider?
    Reply #2 on: Apr 29, 2018, 03.16 pm
    Apr 29, 2018, 03.16 pm
    Sounds like there was a cylinder head issue with these bikes. I'll check the VIN and call my local triumph dealer to see if they can tell me the service history. This particular bike is at a local used bike dealer nearby.

     

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    Re: Considering a used 2013 Trophy what to consider?
    Reply #3 on: Apr 29, 2018, 03.17 pm
    Apr 29, 2018, 03.17 pm
    Hi lieu910,

    trophied has covered all the major points  :169:

    If the "local Dealer" you refer to is an authorised Triumph Dealer
    then they shouldn't have any problems completing that list,
    but if they're not, then it's unlikely they will be able to carry out any
    Software Updates ( the Audio update to Version 1.04E is a MUST ),
    or some of the Servicing work - that requires connection of Triumph Diagnostic equipment,
    or a compatible After Market device.

    A couple of extra points to bear in mind :

    The Trophy has a Heated Grips Switch fitted a as Standard to all models,
    but the actual Heated Grips are an Option - so you may or may not have them ( or need them ! ).

    Similarly, the Trophy may or may not have Tyre Pressure Monitoring ( TPMS ).

    If it does have TPMS, then it is likely that the if the original Sensors are still fitted,
    their batteries will be nearing, or have reached, the end of their life.

    The TPMS sensors are not designed to have their batteries replaced,
    ( although some Members have managed to do so ), and the complete TPMS Sensor(s)
    need to be replaced, which is costly and can ONLY be done by an authorised Triumph Dealer
    as the new Sensors have to programmed in to the ECU, and currently, only Triumph can do this.

    These two issues may affect the purchase price negotiations !

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Considering a used 2013 Trophy what to consider?
    Reply #4 on: Apr 29, 2018, 04.08 pm
    Apr 29, 2018, 04.08 pm
    There are two types of tire pressure monitors.  One is a completey epoxy sealed unit, and the other is larger and can (with a little effort and care) be opened up and the battery and circuit board removed in one piece.  From there, possible a replacement battery store can desolder the existing battery and replace it with a good one (so I've heard).  The completely sealed unit just has to be replaced.  If you get new monitors (not inexpensive by the way) ask to see them before they are installed and ask for the old ones to see if you may have some that will help you avoid having to buy new ones in the future.  It helps to replace them while a new tire is being mounted since you are already paying for dismounting and remounting a tire.  I had forgotten to mention that it may or may not have grip heat even though it has the switch, and if you look at the painted cover below the seat on the left side there will be a rocker switch/switches if it has heated seat(s).
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    Re: Considering a used 2013 Trophy what to consider?
    Reply #5 on: Apr 29, 2018, 04.52 pm
    Apr 29, 2018, 04.52 pm
    Make certain you fit.  Then ride enjoy and repeat.
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    Re: Considering a used 2013 Trophy what to consider?
    Reply #6 on: Apr 29, 2018, 09.36 pm
    Apr 29, 2018, 09.36 pm
    Great pointers - thank you all.

    One last question: Why are these bikes so incredibly discounted?

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    Re: Considering a used 2013 Trophy what to consider?
    Reply #7 on: Apr 30, 2018, 01.05 am
    Apr 30, 2018, 01.05 am
    The model has neen discontinued and Triumph has decided to go in a different direction.

    It's still a great bike, though.
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