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  • Offline Eloteq

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    Hi from Newby And new bike (which I just dropped) :-(
    on: Jan 04, 2020, 06.50 pm
    Jan 04, 2020, 06.50 pm
    Just wanted to say hi from sunny Knighton Powys after registering in the
    Forum With my new bike.

    Iíve just upgraded from my 2003 Triumph Sprint ST 955i to a 2014 Trophy 1215 for me & Mrs.  It was cheaper as slightly damage with only minor scratches to fairing & screen, issues with horn etc.

    I went in my works van to fetch it and OMG is seemed massive compared to the old one. Me & the Mrs got it off the van using a ramp with great effort & cursing nearing toppling over in the process.

    All good I thought as we admired it & played with the controls. When I can to move it Into the garage, I lost my footing & dropped it on its n/s slightly scraping it. My house is up a dirt/gravel driveway with ruts in. The the most ideal for a big bike.

    Anyway, Iíve done Some Browsing and am looking forward to adding some features & mods on here and with your help.

    ďLife is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.Ē

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    Re: Hi from Newby And new bike (which I just dropped) :-(
    Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2020, 07.22 pm
    Jan 04, 2020, 07.22 pm
    Welcome. It is a heavy old beast, I managed to lay mine down after I stalled doing a U turn on the first day I had it. Its does seem to carry the weight higher tha my previous bikes ST1300 & 1200GSA, though I am used to it now & the wife loves sitting on the back. I fitted R&G crash bars to mine which arent cheap, but may help if i do the same again. Just spent the last few days giving mine a service including stripping & greasing the rear suspension.
    Plenty of usefull info on the forums.

    BAz


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    Re: Hi from Newby And new bike (which I just dropped) :-(
    Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2020, 07.46 pm
    Jan 04, 2020, 07.46 pm
     :400: to the forum.  Not to worry.  The salesman I bought my first BMW from (an R1200RT) told me there are only 2 kinds of motorcycles, "Those that have been on their sides and those that will be on their sides".
    One of the Founding Members of the Twisted Trophies

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    Re: Hi from Newby And new bike (which I just dropped) :-(
    Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2020, 08.13 pm
    Jan 04, 2020, 08.13 pm
    Hi Eloteq and :400: to the Club !

    Hope ypu get those Issues sorted out - just ask away if you need help
    or advice with anything, by starting a New Topic in the most relevamt section.

    Cheers  :821:



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    Re: Hi from Newby And new bike (which I just dropped) :-(
    Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2020, 10.57 pm
    Jan 04, 2020, 10.57 pm
     :400: They are very heavy bicycles, have we never dropped them?

    Let's also say that motorcycles weighing half the trophy also fall.

    The advantage we have is that the rear suitcases help a lot to not catch our feet under the motorcycle and to lift it, it makes things much easier.

    In the worst case, there will be scratches on the suitcases or tulips of the broken flashing lights, in the case of the suitcases, simply painting the covers or putting new ones, which in the end are not so expensive, we have the problem solved.
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    Re: Hi from Newby And new bike (which I just dropped) :-(
    Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2020, 11.08 pm
    Jan 04, 2020, 11.08 pm
      :400: Eloteq to both Trophy ownership and this so friendly and helpful forum.  :821: :158:
    HACKLE     I'm too young to be this old.

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    Re: Hi from Newby And new bike (which I just dropped) :-(
    Reply #6 on: Jan 04, 2020, 11.50 pm
    Jan 04, 2020, 11.50 pm
    Welcome Eloteq! If you haven't dropped your bike, you haven't been riding enough!
    The R&G bars will help defer the repair cost if you do drop at more than a walk. Don't ask why I know!
    Here's something to consider unless you're a weight lifter:
    https://www.motobikejack.com/

    Enjoy your excellent choice!
    Ray

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    Re: Hi from Newby And new bike (which I just dropped) :-(
    Reply #7 on: Jan 05, 2020, 12.30 am
    Jan 05, 2020, 12.30 am
    Once I picked it up with my back to the bike and another day with the tool in this photo.





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