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Re: Reflections on first 10,000 miles of Trophy Ownership
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 02:44:51 PM »
Yep, a search didn't turn up many results. Will figure something out though! :034:

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Re: Reflections on first 10,000 miles of Trophy Ownership
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 12:03:19 AM »
Canes1, I used Genmar. Purchased through Australian distributor. $214.00 Aussie dollars.
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Re: Reflections on first 10,000 miles of Trophy Ownership
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 10:45:09 AM »
Excellent bike bought mine last May and have covered 14,000 miles, needs a fair bit of preventative maintenance but great fun stripping down & re-assembling. I have a low rider heated seat which I will replace with a gel seat when it arrives.  :001:

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Re: Reflections on first 10,000 miles of Trophy Ownership
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 01:11:26 PM »
Thanks Hackle....would rather spend a little more and purchase something designed for the bike vs. something universal!

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Re: Reflections on first 10,000 miles of Trophy Ownership
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 03:51:41 PM »
Canes, be sure to put miles on your bike before farkling it up. Not everyone needs or wants bar risers, for example. Just a thought.

re: 10k miles, I'm approaching 12k on mine, and I love it. It isn't any more top heavy than any other 700 pound touring bike, and it handles much better than most. the motor is super smooth, but I don't agree that the fueling is great; mine has a terrible lean surge around 4k rpm that I'd like to try to address at some point. Apart from that, there is precious little to complain about. I can't seem to keep the muffler looking nice without constant attention, so that's irritating. The factor suspension is really good; easily the best as-delivered suspension I've ever ridden on apart from a couple of sport bikes.

It's too bad they didn't do well with the bike; I'd bet that a 3rd gen Trophy would be amazing.

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Re: Reflections on first 10,000 miles of Trophy Ownership
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 07:49:02 PM »
Don't plan on doing any adjustment type farkling, i.e. seat, risers or foot pegs, til I put some miles on it but, in the case of appearance....too late! :028:

Not sure if Triumph promoted this bike too hard , that and the fact a lot of people were and are turning towards adventure touring.
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Re: Reflections on first 10,000 miles of Trophy Ownership
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 08:10:16 PM »
Oh, ya except for the seat lol. If anyone tries to tell me that the OEM 'low' seat is comfortable I will know they're lying :)

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Re: Reflections on first 10,000 miles of Trophy Ownership
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2019, 08:53:45 PM »
OK, now you got me wondering :084:
As far as I know my bike is stock and no one's ever owned it. Is the "OEM Low Seat" basically an after market item. I believe stock seat is adjustable....correct ?

 



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