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    Viewing an SE in the morning
    on: May 09, 2018, 09.25 pm
    May 09, 2018, 09.25 pm
    Hi guys,

    After a quick bit of guidance. I've found a tidy - low mileage 2015 SE near me which is worth a look. I asked a few questions over the phone and just wanted a steer from the group on the following points:

    The top box key is different - does this just mean it was a dealer added option?
    I thought it had heated seat(s) - it doesn't - but can these be added? - ignore - found the thread :-)
    It's with an independent dealer and it needs the annual service doing and they want to do it as part of the deal, will this devalue it? Should I negotiate a discount and get Triumph to do it?
    It needs tyres - but I've seen another post so unless there's new information I'll review that.

    Anything else I need to check - it's a 2015 with 12k miles on it.

    Thanks all,

    Andy
    Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 10.07 pm by andcro
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    Re: Viewing an SE in the morning
    Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 08.36 am
    May 10, 2018, 08.36 am
    The Top Box is an Option, but when new a matched lock barrel is provided
    for use in a Top Box if one is added.

    It may be that the original Lock Barrel was misplaced at some point, hence the different key now.
    ( There was a different issue where some Ignition Locks had to be replaced due to tight wiring
    pulling connections out, where you could end up with a different key for just the Ignition,
    unless the complete lock set was changed, which Triumph did under warranty for some Owners ).

    Only an official Triumph Dealer can check for Service Bulletins and any Software updates,
    so the Selling Dealer will probably not be able to check those.

    Similarly, some Servicing procedures, such as bleeding the Brake Hydraulic lines,
    need connection of either the Triumph Dealer Diagnostic Tool, or an after market device
    such as DealerTool, which connects to the Trophy ECU, so I would check with the Seller
    what Servicing facilities they have available.

    You can find a Service Schedule ( with known errors in the Triumph Publications removed ) here :

    Servicing Data, Reference Info. & DTC ( Fault ) Codes

    Check when the Bike was first registered - there is a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty,
    from the date of first registration, which may have expired, or be about to expire.

    Providing the Service has been carried out by a competent person, using parts of comparable quality,
    then the initial 2 year warranty should not be affected, though if Triumph Dealers are used,
    it is more likely that Triumph would assist with some form of goodwill gesture
    in rare cases that fall outside the Warranty period.


    Last Edit: Mar 12, 2020, 07.35 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Viewing an SE in the morning
    Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 08.59 am
    May 10, 2018, 08.59 am
    Thanks Coconut,

    The bike is now 3 years old so the warranty will have expired but I've had a think overnight and I'm leaning towards getting it serviced at Triumph and build that in to the deal.

    I have got the service sheet - was going to take it with me as they sounded like they thought they did a thorough service, but it clearly isn't as indepth as the Triumph one.

    The top box - I'll ask at Triumph and see if I can get a lock barrel - or, see if a locksmith can help perhaps?

    Exciting times!

    Andy
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    Re: Viewing an SE in the morning
    Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 09.41 am
    May 10, 2018, 09.41 am
    It's certainly low mileage for the year. Have you had a test ride on it? Check for "pulsing" from the front discs when gently braking to a halt as this can be warped discs or seized bobbins. The bikes are basically, very good, with a few niggles along the way, all of which are well documented here. A Triumph service history would be nice, but that isn't a deal breaker. Some independent dealers may be better than some official Triumph ones in my experience. You may be able to pick up a second hand top box and carrier which has the advantage of a power socket inside. Decision time!

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    Re: Viewing an SE in the morning
    Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 10.00 am
    May 10, 2018, 10.00 am
    Thanks 1675 - it has the top box with power so all good - would just like it on one set of keys. Tiny issue really.

    Just phoned my local Triumph dealer - £195 for the service, around £300 for Michelin Road Pilot 4 - and if they do the TPMS (assuming preventative measures) add another £220.

    Not ridden it yet - I've got a feeling it's out of MOT they just haven't realised it, but I might be surprised.

    I saw the post about the discs and a fellow Trophy rider warned me - I was going to check the discs floated before riding - but will check for pulsing if I test ride.

    Will post an update later.
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    Re: Viewing an SE in the morning
    Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 04.03 pm
    May 10, 2018, 04.03 pm
    Hallo Andcro,

    You wrote new Michelin Road Pilot 4’s.
    Michelin RP 4 is become a bit old fashion.
    Therefore Michelin has introduced Road 5. But that type is not a “GT”. – which you need. So you have to wait a couple of months.
    I have bought a week ago a new set, and after reading all the relevant tests, the Pirelli Angel GT is still most favorite
    TTSE bleu
    ex: Dnepr, Ural, BMW R1200RT :-))
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    Re: Viewing an SE in the morning
    Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 11.31 am
    May 11, 2018, 11.31 am
    Hi guys,

    Well I viewed the bike and it's in lovely condition. It needs Tyres, Servicing and an MOT - so couldn't ride it. The only thing which was a little bit disappointing was that the ignition switch had been changed - so had a different key, but on the plus side the ignition switch had been changed so it shouldn't ever fail on me.

    I've had my eye on 2 others - same age, but one with crash bars, heated seat and Triumph tank bag - main difference is twice the mileage @24k miles - but significantly cheaper (£1400).

    Discussions are progressing so will keep you posted.

    Andy
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