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  • Offline Chubs_McFun

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    on: May 13, 2019, 09.36 pm
    May 13, 2019, 09.36 pm
    Hello All,

    I'll tell the story of how I ended up with my 2014 Trophy SE, as a way to introduce myself.

    About a year ago I purchased a used Trophy SE, not sure of the year model.  On the drive home I noticed a severe front end head shake at 45 mph.  I nearly crapped my pants in fear, and immediately contacted the dealership.  The dealer graciously just undid the deal, and I took my FJR back (trade in).  I then did some research and learned that the head shake is a common symptom for these bikes when the front tire gets worn.

    Fast Forward about 5-6 months, my Google news feed alerted me that the RoadRacing World Action Fund was auctioning off a "brand new" 2014 TTSE.  It was a dealer demo with 300 miles on the clock that had been donated to the charity.  MSRP on these bikes was ~$19k, and they were listed nationwide from $12k - $14k with many more miles on the odometer.  I thought there's no way this bike doesn't go for at least $10k, I'll bid $8507.  Bidding ended midnight of Jan 1, 2019.  Well, I'll be damned, but I won the auction. 

    I had the bike shipped to the local Triumph dealership to have all the 5 year old fluids drained and changed, and have been loving this big British bike.

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    Re: New to the Forum
    Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 10.59 pm
    May 13, 2019, 10.59 pm
     :400: to the forum.  :046: That's one way I'd never heard of to end up with a Trophy!  Congrats on the new ride.  Now, since it came from the UK, does it have the satellite radio the US versions had?
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    Re: New to the Forum
    Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 12.19 am
    May 14, 2019, 12.19 am
    As trophied said, a novel way of acquiring a Triumph Trophy. Chubs-Mcfun  :400: to both, Trophy ownership and of course this great Forum re all things Trophy. Lots of knowledge and informational help here.  :821: :158:
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    Re: New to the Forum
    Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 03.49 am
    May 14, 2019, 03.49 am
    Wow!  That's a pretty unique story, for sure!  Anyway, congrats on the 'win' and welcome to the forum!

    :401:
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    Re: New to the Forum
    Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 08.09 am
    May 14, 2019, 08.09 am
    Hi Chubs_McFun and :400: to the Club !

    What an interesting story !

    Last Edit: Jan 08, 2020, 05.39 pm by Coconut

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    Re: New to the Forum
    Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 04.19 pm
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    The bike is a US Market bike.  Originally used as a Demo bike at a dealership in Portland, OR.  They donated it to the Roadracing Action Fund, who hosted the  charity auction.  I shipped the bike from CA to NC.  Sorry about the confusion, and thanks for the welcome.

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    Re: New to the Forum
    Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 01.25 pm
    May 17, 2019, 01.25 pm
    Welcome to the group...  great story.

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    Re: New to the Forum
    Reply #7 on: May 23, 2019, 02.23 am
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     :400: to the forum. Great way to save 10k. I am in Raleigh if you ever come that way.Enjoy your new bike.

     



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