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Title: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Berber on February 17, 2013, 09:22:32 PM
Well I picked up my Trophy yesterday. What a lovely bike. It has the standard screen which is absolutely fine. The tank bag seemed huge but sat well on the bike and also has a waterproof cover and map cover to fit over the bag. The only issue we found was the rear footpeg was loose (I think the srping is missing) but that is being fixed next week.

One suggestion from me is for any new owners to consider getting the R&G bars fitted. We had a slight mishap today when I stopped on a slight slope causing my gf to get off awkwardly resulting in the bike rolling onto its side. No damage and the R&G bars took the fall so they have already paid for themselves.

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Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: ThickBrit on February 18, 2013, 08:53:11 PM
Glad to hear they are worth the money - mine are being fitted this week...
I'd be very interested to hear how you get on with the tank bag and if it is worth 150.
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Glenk69 on February 18, 2013, 08:57:18 PM
Congrats on the new bike Berber.  I too was contemplating the Tank Bag.  I must say it looks rather large sitting on the bike.  I assume it doesn't interfere with the bars or the dash?
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Berber on February 19, 2013, 06:41:26 AM
The tank bag has been well designed. It does not interfere with anything. I had the satnav fitted and can view that with no problem. It also does not obstruct any views of the dash. It hooks into the bottom two holes nearest the rider and there is a large clip near the screen. To refuel all you have to do is to undo the clip and lift the bag and tip it towards yourself. I suspect it may be easier to lift the unit off to refuel.

Another snag that has occurred is that the screen sometimes will not go down to its lowest setting. This is rare but when it does I simply switch off and on again and all is well. It is not snagging against anything or meeting any resistance as according to the manual if it does, it backs off a fraction which it isn't doing. I spoke to the sales team and the dealership who were baffled. Given the rare times that this happens I can live with it.

I rode it yesterday to work from Peterborough to Milton Keynes. This is all motorway (freeway) or dual carriageways. I was concerned as to filtering with such a wide bike. I need not have worried. The lights on the big are so much bigger that cars see me coming (unless the prats are texting whilst waiting in traffic) and part to allow me access. I also suspect they may think it is a police bike. Eitherway filtering is not a problem.

Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: kgerry on February 19, 2013, 05:38:07 PM
my goodness... with that tank bag on it looks like you're about to give birth.... i was envisioning a scene from Alien....
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Chaos on February 19, 2013, 05:40:09 PM
I've also been looking at the tank bag? Although it sits nicely on the tank and because I only wanted it for carrying my puncture outfit and mini compressor I've decided that 150 is a bit steep. I have utilised the under seat area to better use.
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Berber on February 19, 2013, 07:04:59 PM
Well we are going to tour Scotland in May so I will need all the space I can get. I will be able to fit my camera and drinks in the tank bag.
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Trom100 on February 21, 2013, 06:30:26 PM
Berber - A stupid question from someone who has dropped many bikes over the years and thus is interested in anything to improve the situation.  When the bike dropped  was there no damage to the panniers or mirrors or handlebars? HW easy was it to pick up?
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Berber on February 21, 2013, 11:13:24 PM
The bike fell on gravel and only tilted about 30 degrees. A couple of bikers helped pick it up. It wasn't difficult. The R&G bars did their job. It was the gravel rash on the pannier that upset me, but to be honest, you cannot see it unless you look closely.
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Simons Trophy on February 22, 2013, 06:04:51 AM
Check youtube "how to pick up your motorcycle".
Its very easy, sorry to say I had to pick up my Thunderbird a couple of weeks ago when we got rear ended.
Also some good video clips on putting a heavy bike on the centre stand.
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Trom100 on February 23, 2013, 12:45:32 PM
Thanks Guys - I have picked up my bike before (sadly too many times) - last one I dropped was a K1300GT which is quite heavy but walked up okay.  The Trophy is heavier though so I just wondered how easy that was but it sounds okay.  Gravel rash on the panniers is something I know as well!
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Berber on February 23, 2013, 04:08:13 PM
Because it rests on the R&G bars, it doesn't lean over too far. This makes it easy to pick up. Turn with your back to the bike, squat, grab the bike and lift.
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: BluePilot on February 24, 2013, 11:22:59 PM
Picking the bike up from a drop is not such a big deal when you know the technique. They almost always go down on the right side. The key is to kick the side stand out (now in the air!), go round to the top of the bike, crouch down with your back to the bike and your bum against the rider's seat. Now grap the throttle and front brake in your left hand and the rear grab rail in your right hand. Now use your LEG muscles to walk backwards and the bike will right itself. When it goes over centre it will drop onto the side stand (you did remember to kick it out didn't you?!)

I first saw this technique used to demonstrate picking up a (deliberately laid down) ST1100 Pan European - by a lady!

I have to admit that I had not needed the procedure for a number of years, until I test rode the Trophy. I can confirm that it works with this bike too!  :430:

The demo bike did not have R&G kit so there were minor scuffs to the mirror and engine fairing and a bit of gravel rash to the pannier. As I was paying 15k+ for my new bike the dealer very kindly let me off. It was this incident that convinced me to go for the full R&G protection kit from delivery. I am also having the clear vinyl paint protection kit fitted at the same time.
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Berber on February 25, 2013, 08:13:46 PM
150 seemed a lot for the protective vinal covering. Famous last words  :161:
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Chaos on February 26, 2013, 06:12:38 PM
Hi All

I too have seen this technique used to lift a Harley Ultra, maybe the same lady :087: She didn't look like she had just been  down the road at 60+ MPH and bounced on her arse for a hundred yards :005:

I agree with Berber 150 is a lot of money for some sticky plastic  :138:

Chaos
Title: Re: Picked it up yesterday
Post by: Simons Trophy on February 27, 2013, 12:42:52 PM
Hey...I've ordered the sticky plastic and there's a lot of it for a bike as big as the Trophy.
My mate has it on his Tiger and is happy with it. I will let you know if its worth it.
Also ordered heated grips, heated seats and top box.
Luxury plus.  :001: