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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / TPMS Battery Life
« on: May 30, 2021, 09:23:04 pm »
So, I jumped on my Trophy yesterday, and several miles down the road the red TPMS warning light illuminated, and the front tire pressure showed: - -. The tire pressure was of course fine. I assume that the battery has died on the front sensor, but Im a little surprised that it happened so soon. I bought my 2015 Trophy as a leftover model in late 2018, so it has had less than three years of service.

I am curious what kind of battery life the rest of you have had on your TPMS monitors.

Edited 18/04/21

This Topic has been created after being Split from a Topic in the "Items Wanted" Section of the Forum,
where general "Chat" is not permitted, and such comments might ordinarily be removed.
The New Topic Title also encompasses replies that might otherwise be Off Topic.

Original Topic : 15 TrophySE TANK BAG Wanted

Trophy Moderator

Hey Dinty,
You would probably be better off titling your post:
Wanted Trophy SE Tank Bag. ( Trophy Moderator - Topic Title has since been altered.  )
Many might read the title and think you are looking for a motorcycle.

I had the OEM Tank Bag on my Trophy, and sold it. Im not a tank bag person, I guess. It sold quickly on this Forum.

Short of an OEM bag, you might consider a Bags Connection bag that connects to a tank ring. If they make a ring specific to the Trophy, they offer a selection of different sized bags to fit about any need.

So, the U.S. Postal Service delivered a package from my motorcycle Insurer this afternoon. I am wondering if any of you have heard of this new product for tracking motorcycles.  :187:

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Warranty Expires Today
« on: October 25, 2020, 08:39:59 pm »
So, my two year factory warranty is expiring. My Trophy now has 31,000 miles on it. Two components have been replaced under warranty, the rear shock assembly, and the cam chain tensioner, although the new one also sounds like it is beginning to weaken. I will see what Triumph has to say about that when I bring my bike in for the ignition recall next year...

So far so good...  :028:

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Missing Cockpit Air Diverter
« on: September 26, 2020, 07:54:23 pm »
Kudos to Eagle Eyed Mr. Coconut for looking at a photo of my Trophy in action, and advising me that I was missing the subject component, which was never supplied on my Trophy.

It is beginning to seem like my Trophy was hastily completed on a Friday afternoon... :084:

Luckily, the needed item was not also inexpensive, but also available, as the USPS just delivered it a few minutes ago.

Thanks again for your powers of observation, Coconut!  :821:

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / 30k Miles Service
« on: September 26, 2020, 06:06:37 pm »
So, I reached the 30,000 miles mark on my Trophy the other day, and set out to perform the required maintenance.

Everything went smoothly until I decided to replace the problematic gearshift bolt with the upgraded version. It turns out that the Factory Assembler must have been having a bad day when he put my Trophy together. The bottom most bolt securing the outer cover to the sidestand assembly, and ultimately the frame, was severely cross threaded. I was able to eventually able to remove it without snapping the fastener, but it took a lot of effort with a breaker bar.

I figured that I would try to re-tap the threads when it became apparent that the damage was confined to the first 10mm or so of thread. In order to access the bore, I had to remove the other two bolts securing the sidestand assembly. One of those two bolts was also cross threaded. Not Good!

After purchasing the correct M10-1.25 Tap & Die set from the local hardware store, I was able to successfully re-tap both threads. When I proceeded to re-assemble everything, the two sidestand bolts snugged up to the proper spec easily, but the third bolt that went through the cover would not tighten. Huh.

After some head scratching, I decided to measure the depth of the bore. It turns out that the bolt that was fitted by Triumph was 10mm short of what it should be. Go Figure.

It's not easy to find a stainless steel M10-1.25 x 60mm Socket Head Cap Screw in Northern Wisconsin, so I had to temporarily settle for a galvanized version, but after fitting the longer bolt, I am happy to report that I was able to overcome Triumph's indiscretion.  :233:

Ride Reports and Touring / Quick Trip
« on: August 03, 2020, 04:19:02 pm »
It had been too long since my last camping trip, so I decided to make a short visit to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan last week. My destination was Copper Harbor, the northern most point in the State, on the shore of Lake Superior.

My first stop was a rest area at the border with Wisconsin. This area historically has been important for its large deposits of both copper and iron ore.

Items for Sale / TTSE Tank Bag For Sale
« on: May 05, 2020, 03:39:06 pm »
I have come to the conclusion that Im just not a tank bag sort of guy.  :016:

Therefore, For Sale is my barely one year old, lightly used Trophy Tank Bag, including rain cover, and map pocket.

List Price New: $155.00
Sale Price: $80.00, plus actual shipping cost.

09/05/20 - "Sold" Flag added.
Trophy Moderator

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