Author [NL] [FR] [ES] [DE] [SE] [IT] Topic: It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....  (Read 2367 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline LarryJa   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    225
    • ***
    • Topic Author

    Offline LarryJa

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 225
    • Bike: 2013 Triumph Trophy
    • City / Town: Cedarbrook, NJ
    • Country: us
    It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....
    on: Feb 02, 2019, 06.06 am
    Feb 02, 2019, 06.06 am
    Since then, I've had many bikes but no Triumphs. Mostly late 70's Jap bikes, but a BMW K1200LT of late.

    However, I bought a well maintained '13 SE from another forum member.

    My last Triumph was a '74 Trident(T150RV), & I really loved that bike. I had a pair of upswept bates cocktail shakers on it. What wonderful sounds.... It just got totaled too soon. I had a '66 Bonneville before that, that I worked over. It was fast, but way too unsophisticated.

    Bought the SE because, at 67, the LT is getting a little cumbersome 2up, & it's maintenance is more specialized, complex & demanding than any other motorcycle I've seen. It's relentless(& wearing).

    So, the SE, with it's 6spd, later technology, 150lbs less weight & amazing triple, is my new love.

    I do all my own maintenance/repair. I've already bought a DealerTool & the service manual.

    I'm certain that I'll need more than a little help & guidance from the collective wisdom here. So far, I've been thrilled with the knowledge that I've gleened here already.

    I'm looking forward to many adventures on the Trophy & sharing them here...


    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

  • Offline Coconut   gb

    • Trophy God  ‐    10014
    • *****
      #1

    Offline Coconut

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 10014
    • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: South Birmingham
    • Country: gb
    Re: It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....
    Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2019, 08.49 am
    Feb 02, 2019, 08.49 am
    Hi LarryJa and :400: to the Club !

    I'm confident that you will find this Forum to be one of, if not THE best Forum around !  :169:

    Answers to most questions you may have will already be here soemwhere,
    so make good use of the "SEARCH" Button, but if you can't find something
    just post a New Topic into the most relevant Section and you'll soon have the answer.  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

     
    Last Edit: Jan 26, 2020, 04.51 pm by Coconut

  • Offline 1675   gb

    • Trophy Master  ‐    950
    • ****
      #2

    Offline 1675

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 950
    • Bike: Trophy
    • City / Town: Spennymoor
    • Country: gb
    Re: It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....
    Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2019, 09.22 am
    Feb 02, 2019, 09.22 am
    Welcome LarryJa. I'm sure you will love your new bike. My last Triumph was 42 years ago, a Tiger 90 engine in a Royal Enfield frame in café racer style. All my mates had jap 2 strokes and they always got to the planned destination, I on the other hand....

  • Offline Saddle Tramp   us

    • Trophy Master  ‐    1475
    • ****
      #3

    Offline Saddle Tramp

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1475
    • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
    • Bike: 2015 TTSE - SOLD
    • City / Town: N. WI / S. AZ
    • Country: us
    Re: It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....
    Reply #3 on: Feb 02, 2019, 01.04 pm
    Feb 02, 2019, 01.04 pm
    Welcome to The Forum, LarryJa!  :401:

    My Trophy is the first Triumph I have ever owned, and everyone here has quickly made me comfortable with my purchase.  :028:

  • Offline Wilko   gb

    • Trophy Master  ‐    622
    • ****
      #4

    Offline Wilko

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 622
    • Bike: TTSE Pacific Blue
    • City / Town: Rowley Regis
    • Country: gb
    Re: It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....
    Reply #4 on: Feb 02, 2019, 02.25 pm
    Feb 02, 2019, 02.25 pm
    Hello and  :401:to the group LarryJa, it’s a great site, lots of knowledgeable people here.
    Paul Wilko

  • Offline leathers999

    • Trophy Member  ‐    98
    • **
      #5

    Offline leathers999

    • Trophy Member
    • **
    • Posts: 98
    • Bike: Triumph Trophy
    • City / Town: Andover
    Re: It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....
    Reply #5 on: Feb 02, 2019, 03.44 pm
    Feb 02, 2019, 03.44 pm
     :401:  LarryJa. Don't think I have ever known anyone buy a  TT because it was lighter than their previous bike !! :087:

  • Offline Hoovooloo

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    257
    • ***
      #6

    Offline Hoovooloo

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 257
    • City / Town: Chicago, IL
    Re: It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....
    Reply #6 on: Feb 02, 2019, 04.24 pm
    Feb 02, 2019, 04.24 pm
    Welcome to the group LarryJa.

    I traded my '13 HD EGlide Ultra Limited (960lbs) for my Trophy.  At 200lbs+ lighter, it was much easier to manage in traffic.

  • Offline HACKLE   au

    • Trophy Master  ‐    1297
    • ****
      #7

    Offline HACKLE

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1297
    • Bike: 2016 Trophy 1200se
    • City / Town: Trafalgar
    • Country: au
    Re: It's been 44yrs since I had a Triumph....
    Reply #7 on: Feb 03, 2019, 12.06 am
    Feb 03, 2019, 12.06 am
     :400: Firstly to Trophy ownership and also to "THE FORUM". I'm sure like all others here you'll come to appreciate Coconut's informed knowledge and help on all things Trophy. May the Trophy satisfy your every need and then some. Cheers.  :821: :158:
    HACKLE     I'm too young to be this old.

    FarRider  #379

    IBA Member  #58060