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    What is the "STATE" of the Trophy SE?
    on: Apr 07, 2019, 11.13 pm
    Apr 07, 2019, 11.13 pm
    Honestly, I don't ride much as I get very bummed reading comments on this Forum of all the people selling their TTSE's and complaining about all the mechanical problems they are having as well as the poor service Triumph Dealers are affording.  Frankly, because of the drastic collapse of the worth of the TTSE, I am stuck with the bike based on what I purchased it at. It is a 2017 with 1200 miles.  I feel like if I ride the bike it will break and there will be no way to get it effectively repaired.  That is one reason I have stayed away From the Forum as I think I made a big mistake in buying this bike.  I have left it stock as I feel putting anything on the bike would be like throwing money away as you could never recoup the investment.  It is an ok bike but I really wished I had gotten another Harley. Just sayin'!

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    Re: What is the "STATE" of the Trophy SE?
    Reply #1 on: Apr 07, 2019, 11.56 pm
    Apr 07, 2019, 11.56 pm
    Gary, I totally agree that you should have bought a Harley.  :047:
    1978 Bonneville    1973 Trophy Trail TR5T
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    Re: What is the "STATE" of the Trophy SE?
    Reply #2 on: Apr 08, 2019, 12.15 am
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    Thanks!

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    Re: What is the "STATE" of the Trophy SE?
    Reply #3 on: Apr 08, 2019, 12.44 am
    Apr 08, 2019, 12.44 am
    Go buy a Harley, the Trophy is the best motorcycle I've owned.  K sold mine for family reasons and repurchased one as soon as I could.  I think most of the issues you're talking about are the 2013s.  That said, I don't notice problems as much as I notice sharing info...  Good luck on the Harley.
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    Re: What is the "STATE" of the Trophy SE?
    Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2019, 02.52 am
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    Be nice guys.  All forums tend to be a space for complainers and frustrated owners to vent.  So, it sounds terrible if you only go by those posters.  I traded a Harley EGlide Ultra for my Trophy.  I am very pleased with my choice.  There will always be problems and bad experiences when dealing with dealers no matter what brand you own.  Some more than others, but they all have their problems.  I think many people get scared, but you should just ride your bike and enjoy it.  If something happens, deal with it.  Till then, ride it like you stole it.
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    Re: What is the "STATE" of the Trophy SE?
    Reply #5 on: Apr 08, 2019, 11.08 am
    Apr 08, 2019, 11.08 am
    "I don't ride much because I read of other people's problems".  Why not just get on the bike, ride it and make your own judgement based on that? Radical, I know, but I don't fill my head with other people's negativity......just saying, like 😊
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    Re: What is the "STATE" of the Trophy SE?
    Reply #6 on: Apr 08, 2019, 01.58 pm
    Apr 08, 2019, 01.58 pm
    I'm not sure what's gotten into your head but hopefully you can flush it out.  With at least 3 of us riding Trophys in this years Iron Butt Rally, we don't have to worry about all the final drive failures and other maladies that the BMW crowd experiences.  Nor do we worry about the stator failures common to the Harleys.  Get out and ride and clear your head.
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    Re: What is the "STATE" of the Trophy SE?
    Reply #7 on: Apr 08, 2019, 02.53 pm
    Apr 08, 2019, 02.53 pm
     :431:  I wanted to tell you all that I have been a "worry wart" for nothing and now (from your responses) have the gumption to really start riding my TTSE.  I guess everyone now and then gets a "lemon" but my bike has never given me a lick of a problem!  I apologize for my whining.  Since I will be 69 next month, I know that this will probably be my last bike and wanted to have good memories of it.  Thanks to your response I am now bolstered to ride my bike "like I stole it"!!
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