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Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Re: Trophy Rally in France 2022
« Last post by Troph-@-63-FR on Today at 06:20:17 am »
*Originally Posted by Phil [+]
I attended the rally in 2018 and I had a wonderful time, the rally in 2018 was held in the Dordogne area of France.  I was the only English rider there but had a great time.  The French Trophy riders really made me feel very welcome and I was taken under the wing of the only English speaking member, who was great fun and totally looked after me.  Everything about the rally was well organised especially the rid out on Saturday. In 2018 the Rally was held in a camping ground so I spent the time in a tent,  The 2022 rally I will be held in the grounds of a chateau with proper beds.  I hope to attend this year but will have to re-jig my diary and check if they accept non-Trophy riders as my SE has been sold and I now ride a T120 Bonne and Tiger 900.,   but am very keep to attend again.    :084:

Phil  :158: you will of course always be welcome with your Bonneville T120 or your 900 Tiger

Can you give me your email address again so that I can send you the registration form ?

Thanks
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Front Daytime Running Lights
« Last post by Pommy on Today at 05:43:20 am »
I've got a strange problem with the switchback indicators I installed that I hope some cleaver owner might be able to help me with.
The bulbs are GTR Lighting GTR.LED572 1157 Switchback Carbide Canbus 2.0 LED Bulbs. They have built-in resistors so don't require a resistor kit. I changed the bulb holders to BAY15D and ran the extra power from the the glove box 12v supply via a switch and fuse.
The bulbs work fine without the engine running but when I start the engine and try the indicator they either give just one flash or dont work at all.
Strangely I have discovered that if I start the bike with the flashers going (especially the hazard with both indicators flashing) after maybe 6 or 7 restarts the indications will start working fine with the engine running. Once they start working I have no problem with them while riding the bike. I can even turn off the bike for a short time and they will continue to work when I restart the bike. However, when I come back after a couple of days (I havent worked out the exact minimum time) I will have to go through the whole process again of restarting the bike a number of times with the indicators on to get them working!
p.s. I'm a bit disappointed with the bulbs because although the indicators are super bright, I feel the white light is not as bright as I would have liked.
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: First Time Replacing Tyres
« Last post by Alex (NZ) on Today at 04:25:17 am »
Hi jimxlhr8,

I have tried a few other brands on my previous K1200GTSE over the years and now on to my second set of Metzeler's on my current TTSE. I feel much more confident in all road conditions with Metzeler. Be sure a reputable tire specialist fits them for you as they are directional and are more likely to be more careful with removal and fitment so no damage is done to your rims.
I had my last set fitted Feb 2021 ride in/ride out at $550 (Auckland)

Front:    120/70 ZR17       Metzeler Z8 Interact standard specification
Rear:     190/55 ZR17       Metzeler Z8 Interact C specification

Take care, ride safe
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Seafoam
« Last post by 2slowTrophy on Today at 02:42:02 am »


This is what I use to keep things clean.
If you use this make sure you dont let the cap seal fall in the tank.

Dont get me started on ethanol, I used to have an old Land Rover and after we switched to 10% ethanol I lost 15% fuel economy and I had to run the premium fuel to begin with.
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: First Time Replacing Tyres
« Last post by HACKLE on Yesterday at 10:32:06 pm »
  My preference would be to go for the Michelin PR 4 Gt tyres rather than the 5's. I know the 5's have deeper water sipes but I'm still not convinced the 5's are better than the 4's.
  I have not tried the 5's but have had four sets of the 4's fitted, all of the GT variety, which have the heavier carcass for the Trophy which is a heavy bike. Saying that I ran 40 PSI in the front and 44 PSI in the rear. The best I got out of a set of 4's was 17,443 kilometres. The front was badly scalloped and the rear was flat, nearly no tread left in the centre. This was probably due to the high k's that I do on less twisty roads. Mostly all my riding is long distance at constant high speed [ not higher than the posted speed limit] riding. IBA style riding.
 Your haven't mentioned whether your on the north or south island, but it doesn't matter. I'm sure most of your riding will be of the twisted road variety. In saying that I'm sure that you might get better wear from your tyres. More overall/even wear across the whole tyre rather than just centre wear as I got.
  Keep in mind that you do require a heavier, in Michelin's case, the GT tyre for your Trophy. Cheers. And good luck with your choice. Your a lucky "bugger" living in NZ with it's stunning roads and scenery.  :821: :028:
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Events, Meetings, and Ride Outs / Re: Trophy Rally in France 2022
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 10:16:56 pm »
I attended the rally in 2018 and I had a wonderful time, the rally in 2018 was held in the Dordogne area of France.  I was the only English rider there but had a great time.  The French Trophy riders really made me feel very welcome and I was taken under the wing of the only English speaking member, who was great fun and totally looked after me.  Everything about the rally was well organised especially the rid out on Saturday. In 2018 the Rally was held in a camping ground so I spent the time in a tent,  The 2022 rally I will be held in the grounds of a chateau with proper beds.  I hope to attend this year but will have to re-jig my diary and check if they accept non-Trophy riders as my SE has been sold and I now ride a T120 Bonne and Tiger 900.,   but am very keep to attend again.    :084:

 
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Accessories and Products / Rechargeable Handheld Air Pump
« Last post by Coconut on Yesterday at 09:42:25 pm »
I just discovered this and wanted to share ...... 
I have no connection with the Manufacturer other than having just bought one !

Ring RTC2000 Hand Held Rechargeable ( via USB ) Air Pump.

Suitable for Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Cycles, Footballs etc.

Specifications :
  • Charging :
    Via Micro USB socket ( USB Type A to Micro USB Cable included )
  • Units :
    PSI / Bar / kPA
  • Pressure Range :
    0-120 PSI / 0 - 8.3 Bar
  • Wattage :]/b]
    67 W
  • Battery :
    3.7V Lithium Ion 5200 mAh

Features :
  • Rechargeable via USB
  • Backlit LED Display showing Pressure, Range in use ( PSI / Bar / kPA )
    Battery Level, and Memory position ( when selected )
  • 4 separate Memories for quick setting of different Pressures
    ( Very useful with the Trophy having different pressures Front & Rear ! )
  • Digital Autostop when set Pressure is reached
  • LED work light
  • Cordless
  • Powerbank with USB A Output socket
  • Storage for Adaptors in Base
  • Storage for Air Hose in side of Body
  • Approx 172mm ( 6.75" ) long, 66mm ( 2.6" ) wide
  • Operating environment : -20C to +60C
  • Weight : 485g

This weighs less, takes up less room and is more versatile than my previous
electric Tyre Pump that plugged into one of the accessory sockets.

The pressure gauge calibration is NOT certified, and it is recommended to check
its accuracy against a gauge that is calibrated / known to be accurate,
so that and make your own corrections if necessary.

Retail Price in the UK is around GBP 40.00 - Just in time for Christmas !  :131:

Here's some images :









Cheers  :821:

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Modifications and Appearance / Re: Pipe Werx Carbon Fiber Tri Oval
« Last post by Trophyed-Up on Yesterday at 08:29:00 pm »
I've only had it for a few months but so far so good.  I ran without the baffle for awhile.  I liked the sound but I ended reinstalling the baffle.  Still sounds good, a little mellow with less popping. 
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: First Time Replacing Tyres
« Last post by smash on Yesterday at 02:06:57 pm »
The ST's you've been riding on aren't GT tires, so I'd imagine any other standard tire would be similar.
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: First Time Replacing Tyres
« Last post by Saddle Tramp on Yesterday at 01:14:29 pm »
*Originally Posted by jimxlhr8 [+]
My head is spinning with all the threads about tyres but I'm not happy with the 5/6 year old Pirelli Angel ST's fitted to the Trophy now.

I have used Pirelli Angel GT's and Michelin Road 5's on other lighter bikes but never touched the heavy duty version.
I don't have much experience with other brands as I have always gone with Angel GT and more recently the Road 5's

Has anybody run the STD version Road 5's or Angel GT 2's and how did they go?

I'm 90kg and ride mostly solo but plan on touring with the wife this summer.

I have no experience with the tires you mentioned, but I have been quite pleased with the Dunlop Roadsmart III Tires, which are currently priced attractively since the IVs have been introduced.
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