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  • Offline englishmatt

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    Personal Challenge...it can't be that tough..
    on: Jul 01, 2018, 09.30 pm
    Jul 01, 2018, 09.30 pm
    Sooo, I'm a thrilled and excited new rider to the TTSE family.  That said....

    I've ridden my new to me bike about 4 times now and have about 75 miles on it.  As you do, you're playing with the buttons and adjusting everything on the fly to get it "just so...".  However, my left hand simply cannot seem to remember that the Windscreen Up and Down button is NOT the same as the Info toggle button, and as such, I must have pressed the f%^%$% thing about 100 times now when I'm trying the move the windscreen.

    It gets easier right??? Is this struggle real for new riders???  Am I just a Muppet???

    BTW, still absolutley in new bike love with this thing.  Could be a bit quicker, but very comfortable for me an that's what matters.
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    Re: Personal Challenge...it can't be that tough..
    Reply #1 on: Jul 01, 2018, 09.58 pm
    Jul 01, 2018, 09.58 pm
    It gets easier.   :015:  I picked up a New Old Stock 15 last October and rode it mostly across country.  First day ran into the night and try playing with a new bike, different buttons and settings AND night time riding.   :156:  Heck for the first day I think the temps were in "C" and I had no idea how to reset the trip meter.  Luckily the next morning I scheduled the first service at another dealer and when I dropped it off I asked them if they could set the menu for me.  I think he went into the back room and all the techs had a good laugh. It was my contribution to humanity.

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    Re: Personal Challenge...it can't be that tough..
    Reply #2 on: Jul 02, 2018, 12.48 am
    Jul 02, 2018, 12.48 am
    englishmatt, you'll find it easier if you lock your left thumb in a vice, then pull really hard away from said vice with your hand. The pain will, eventually subside, and your thumb will be long enough to reach the correct button.  :745: :745: :745: Seriously, it will get easier as you get used to your "new love". I still find [after 46k] that it's still a reach. Best of luck coming to grips with the Trophy, your love affair will only get stronger, trust me.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Personal Challenge...it can't be that tough..
    Reply #3 on: Jul 02, 2018, 01.44 am
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    *Originally Posted by englishmatt [+]
    Am I just a Muppet???



    Yes you are - we here at the forum appreciate those who abuse themselves!(sarc)  The big issue with me still is the "i" button.  Short stabs for info and long stabs for reset.

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    Re: Personal Challenge...it can't be that tough..
    Reply #4 on: Jul 02, 2018, 04.59 am
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    *Originally Posted by SprintST1050 [+]
    Short stabs for info and long stabs for reset. /quote]

    Done that more than once, how come when I want to change profiles, the whole damn screen changes? DUH!

    As for the windscreen, I've developed this habit of moving my whole hand back a little leaving only my fingertips wrapped around the handlebar thus extending my reach to cover screen and audio. My brain is now programmed short reach for indicators & horn, long reach for screen & audio. Seems to work for me so yes, it does get better.
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    Re: Personal Challenge...it can't be that tough..
    Reply #5 on: Jul 02, 2018, 07.09 am
    Jul 02, 2018, 07.09 am
    Am I just a Muppet???

    I think there's a bit of "Animal" in all of us  !

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    Re: Personal Challenge...it can't be that tough..
    Reply #6 on: Jul 09, 2018, 07.26 pm
    Jul 09, 2018, 07.26 pm
    Muppet?

    Not sure if Iím Animal, or Statler and Waldorf !

    Ride safe

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    Re: Personal Challenge...it can't be that tough..
    Reply #7 on: Jul 11, 2018, 07.18 pm
    Jul 11, 2018, 07.18 pm
    I will have had my 17 TTSE 1 year tomorrow, put just under 12k miles on it and I get those 2 buttons mixed up all the time. I just chalk it up to "one of those things". I also mix up the volume and channel buttons for the stereo all the time too. Oh well it's a great bike, but to answer you, no, yes and maybe.

    As far as being quicker, most of the people I ride with ride baggers/touring bikes. Think Indian Roadmaster, Victory Vision, Ultra Classic, Goldwing etc. and the TTSE is quicker and a lot quicker than all of them, they don't like it and refuse to admit it but it is what it is. Top speed I don't know but quick, no contest.
    Last Edit: Jul 11, 2018, 07.28 pm by Traveller
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