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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / My 40,000 miles Service
« on: September 25, 2021, 04:44:18 pm »
As my Odometer flipped to 40,000 miles this week, I had already made the decision to perform this Service myself. I had accumulated all the necessary parts and fluids over the last couple of months, so on a rainy day, I started the project.

During the first almost three years of Ownership, I have made several observations concerning my Trophy's maintenance, and came to my own decision that I would only dis-assemble the bodywork at 20,000 mile intervals, despite what the Owners Manual calls for. The primary casualty of this decision is of course that the air filter cartridge replacement is now deferred to that 20,000 mile interval as well. This decision was based on two factors: 1) Every 4 wheeled vehicle that I've owned in the last 25 years has specified the same replacement interval, and my Trophy rides on the same roads, and 2) When I replaced my Trophy's air filter at the first 10,000 mile Service, it looked like new.
 I'm not trying to convince any of you to ignore the Owners Manual. I will just report the results of my decision, and let you draw your own conclusions.

Ride Reports and Touring / Western U.S. Adventure
« on: August 31, 2021, 01:59:43 pm »
So, it's been two years since I have taken a Trip with my good friend Tony, from Newfoundland, but he's finally able to fly out here on Saturday to retrieve his BMW R1200GS from my garage, and we are heading for the Rocky Mountains.

I have decided to ride my Trophy for, as we aren't expecting to do any planned dirt or gravel roads. My Trophy is all prepped, with new tires mounted. All I have left to do is pack my clothes.

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 I’m 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. I’m 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:

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