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  • Offline simonfb

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    New Owner
    on: Jun 11, 2018, 11.34 pm
    Jun 11, 2018, 11.34 pm
    Hello everyone, I've been looking at this forum for some time in preparation for the purchase of a Trophy SE, and finally did the deed 6 weeks ago, buying a late 2014 machine with 6500 miles on the clock.  Its not my first Trophy - I have the previous model,  900cc, which I have owned for almost 9 years. Anyhow, I am very pleased with my new bike, having covered 1250 miles in the last few weeks, which included a trip to Brittany.
    I need to  give a shout-out for Coconut on this forum.  I bought the tank bag that he put up for sale a few weeks ago and he rode down to my house to deliver and fit it.  While he was there he also fitted my new Garmin sat nav mount!  Truly a prince amongst men and a King amongst Coconuts (henceforth he should be known as King Coconut).
    At 5'8", with a 30" inside leg measurement, even with the standard seat in its lowest position, I could only get the balls of my feet touching the ground so yesterday I fitted a Lust Racing lowering kit.  20mm doesn't sound like a lot but it has transformed the bike for me, making it so much more manageable and comfortable.  Its also boosted my confidence in handling the weight.  I lowered the front forks as detailed in the instructions and my perception is the handling is better than before, though I suspect this has more to do with my confidence.  The only downside to this conversion is it is much more effort to put the bike on the centre stand, so I may well end up shortening the centre stand by 20mm to ease this.  Anyhow, if anyone has any questions about this I shall be happy to share.

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    Re: New Owner
    Reply #1 on: Jun 12, 2018, 02.24 am
    Jun 12, 2018, 02.24 am
     :400: enjoy your new ride  :821:
    The Beast

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    Re: New Owner
    Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2018, 07.09 am
    Jun 12, 2018, 07.09 am
    Welcome aboard  :821: and thank you for your introduction. Wish you thousands of happy riding miles on your Trophy
    An old biker must be a good rider

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    Re: New Owner
    Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2018, 07.50 am
    Jun 12, 2018, 07.50 am
    Cheers Simon - Glad the trip went well  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 12, 2020, 05.53 pm by Coconut

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    Re: New Owner
    Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2018, 08.35 am
    Jun 12, 2018, 08.35 am
    Hello Simon and welcome to the gang :821:
    It wasn't me !!

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    Re: New Owner
    Reply #5 on: Jun 13, 2018, 08.21 am
    Jun 13, 2018, 08.21 am
     :400: to the forum and of course Trophy ownership Simon. If you back the rear wheel up onto a piece of say 5 ply, or similar piece of timber thus raising the rear wheel you may find it easier to put it up on the centre stand. This would be OK at home but mightn't be applicable  away from. Just a hint.  :821: :158:
    HACKLE     I'm too young to be this old.

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    Re: New Owner
    Reply #6 on: Jun 14, 2018, 04.43 am
    Jun 14, 2018, 04.43 am
     :400: From WI. Enjoy the ride  :821:

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    Re: New Owner
    Reply #7 on: Jun 14, 2018, 04.41 pm
    Jun 14, 2018, 04.41 pm
    Howdy!!  You will love riding the Trophy for a long time!   :002: