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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Trophy sighting near Annecy
« on: September 07, 2016, 02:01:34 pm »
Saw a blue Trophy near St Jean De Sixt this morning whilst in our car, typical toured on the bike in summer and never saw one. Was it one of our members?

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / strange engine problem
« on: April 08, 2016, 03:32:26 pm »
I was out riding in north Yorkshire today and had a strange problem. We caught up to a slow moving tractor and as I tried to overtake the bike lost power. It did not stop but would not go above about 30 mph, made a loud throaty noise and the instant fuel mpg fell to between 25 to 30 mpg. There was also a sweet sickly smell (not me). This continued for about 4 miles the suddenly the bike picked up and all seemed well. As I was only 10 miles from York I called in at A1moto and asked them to check it. As you will guess it ran perfectly but a test rider said that the front disks could be warped. The bike is booked in next week for a thorough check up. The bike is a 2012 standard with 9000 miles. Any one have any ideas?
There was a silver 13 reg se in the car park is this one of our members trade ins?"

Audio, Sat Nav, and Intercom / Fitted Garmin 590LM
« on: July 09, 2015, 03:32:00 pm »
On my way back from Europe my trusty Zumo 550 died on me within 20 miles of home.
Ordered a new Zumo 590 from Amazon on Tuesday evening, it arrived Wednesday tea time and is now fitted. Many thanks to Davybull and Coconut for their fitting guides, they worked a treat, except they didn't mention how to find dropped bolts in the fairing. Thanks very much for your guides - great.   :821:

Ride Reports and Touring / Another European Adventure
« on: July 07, 2015, 07:31:22 pm »
We are just home from a 2 week trip round Europe.
Having seen Davids report on his holiday ours seems uneventful.
Day 1 from Yorkshire to Channel Tunnel, fuel consumption seemed very poor until I realised that in trying to set the digital speedo to kilometres I had changed to US gallons.
Spent first night in Belgium having done 430 miles.

Day 2 down through Luxemburg to the Neckar river in rain most of the way. The trophy does keep most of the weather off.

Day 3 down the Castle road and on to the Romantic road to Dinlesbuhl, a really beautiful town. It actually got down to 10 degrees centigrade during the day but stayed dry.

Day 4 Arrived in Austria a really nice hotel overlooking lake Attersee.
Stayed here for 4 days just pottering around and doing some walking, visited Halstatt, it used to be a very beautiful town, it still is but it is swamped with tourists from China and Japan. The locals even hire out wedding dresses and the national costume for the tourists to have their photographs taken in the town.

Day 8 On to Italy, first problem with bike, each time I braked the front end had a noticeable judder.

Stayed in Italy for 7 days doing some really great passes including the Sella, at over 7,000 feet. The problem with the brakes disappeared, maybe a bit of hard braking cured it.

I found that I was being very careful on the hair pin bends and felt that the trophy was top heavy compared with the ST1300. As I did more bends I became more confident in the bike and it no longer seemed as bad. That was until a bus stopped in front of me in the middle of a very steep bend, just managed to hold it upright.

Day 17 On the way back through Germany we did 350 miles in 40 degrees C, I have never been so tired on a bike, when we got to the hotel I nearly collapsed but put the side stand down before the bike did the same.

The last day was up to Rotterdam to catch the ferry home to Hull, a warm day along the river Rhine and hotter when we got into Holland. Many traffic jams and a a serious accident with a lorry upside down on the motorway made it an interesting last  day.

Driving home from Hull the Zumo 550 decided enough was enough and packed in 20 miles from home.

The trip totalled 2,290 miles over 18 days and the bike did 59 miles to a UK gallon. I was very pleased with the bike overall as I had been a little worried about the reliability having read so much about it in the forum. Compared to the ST 1300 I found the bike much more comfortable, stable and more economical.

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Engine recall
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:51:30 am »
I have just received this e-mail from Triumph regarding top end noise problems.
If this is correct it is excellent from Triumph to be proactive on this problem, maybe they read this forum.

Accessories and Products / Non triumph tank bag
« on: September 05, 2013, 12:47:00 pm »
Has anyone fitted a non triumph tank bag. I'm looking for something bigger than the 15 ltr triumph bag.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Picked up bike on Sunday
« on: September 02, 2013, 09:15:28 pm »

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Picked up new bike on Sunday

on: Today at 08:36:14 PM


Collected new trophy on Sunday from a1 motor at York and said goodbye to the st1300 after 8 years faithful service - looking forward to the same from the trophy.
There was a second trophy waiting to be collected  It was a SE with all the extras.
l decided on the "basic" as the radio would not get used a lot and there is a decent bit more storage storage under the seat.
Both the bikes were the beautiful silver colour. Must be stuck on this colour the Honda was silver and so is my car.
I was disappointed with the size of the triumph top box although it says it is 55 Ltrs it looked a lot smaller inside so I stuck with my givi e55 which looks pretty good on the bike.
Looking forward to lots of trips round Yorkshire.

New Members / Greetings from East Yorkshire
« on: August 09, 2013, 11:29:50 am »
Hello to everyone.
I've just taken the plunge and ordered a trophy to replace my trusty st 1300.
Pick it up on 1st of September. Looking forward to some late summer outings.

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