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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Swapped my Trophy
« on: March 15, 2020, 10:44:46 pm »
*Originally Posted by Mad Dog [+]
After seven years and 80,000 km, of trouble free riding I have made the decision to swap my 2013 Trophy .  The decision was not easy but living in a regional area the 400 k (at a minimum) round trip for servicing started to take it's toll. In effect it was a sad day as the bike was fantastic in all aspects with handling and comfort on several 12 hour day rides in all weather conditions.  However the hard decision was made due to the distance and cost of the after sales support provided for the Trophy and some potential internal engine issues developing.

My new ride at approx 30kg lighter and servicing within a 120 km return ride made my decision at 67 a logical choice.

Safe riding to all.

G'day Mad Dog, the decision is not easy when so much enjoyment and emotional connection comes through riding this machine. As we discussed over coffee the other day we can't lose sight of the fact we like to ride. At the end of the day we select the best machine, reliability and cost of ownership, roads, and mates to achieve this end. It's a shame the Trophy was discontinued and the after sales support is so far away.

The Pillion in a Million is far happier mounting the Thunderbird than the Trophy. I enjoy riding the the Thunderbird, which is also much simpler to maintain. Therefore, the decision to sell my Trophy was really a no brainer in the end.

Logic eventually wins in the end. Looking forward to our next ride.

Items Wanted / Re: Looking for tank bag
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:48:12 pm »
I have one but the postage to the Old Dart from Oz may be expensive.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Headlight Bulb Replacement
« on: May 12, 2019, 08:09:36 am »
Good job and well done.

I went from the top to replace my bulbs. I made sure I took a photo of each before diddling around by feel. All up 20 minutes taking battery and glove box out.

Items Wanted / Re: TTSE Tank Bag qirh mounting hardware/straps
« on: March 24, 2019, 07:48:34 pm »
*Originally Posted by bigcountry [+]
Ok, I've been to Melbourne via Pakapano (SPELLING). I sent you a PM.

Puckapunyal 😊 Near Seymour. I've done some time there as well.

Btw did you get my return PM?

Items Wanted / Re: TTSE Tank Bag qirh mounting hardware/straps
« on: March 23, 2019, 09:30:46 pm »
*Originally Posted by bigcountry [+]
Where is Sale?  I lived in the NT for three years and traveled throughout Queensland (Rocky and Brisbane) and NSW (Wodonga).  I can't recall Sale.

In the East Gippsland of Victoria

Items Wanted / Re: TTSE Tank Bag qirh mounting hardware/straps
« on: March 23, 2019, 07:42:25 am »
G'day I have one with covers, map case and attachment plate/clip. It's here Down Under in Australia.

Items Wanted / Re: trophy 1200se tank bag
« on: February 22, 2019, 10:46:33 am »
I have one with mounting strap, rain cover, and map case.

It's here Down Under.

After 5 1/2 years I've been forced to replace a headlight bulb. I must say it was way easier than replacing headlight bulbs on my 2007 Sprint ST - I had to completely remove the instrument binnacle, quite few expletives, and eventually replacing all three bulbs.

For the Trophy after Coconuts 🌴  🌴  advice I chose to work from the top through the glove box and battery cover removal. After  taking photos of each light housing, donned the surgical gloves and began the operation. I also removed the lower plates containing the ambient temperature sensor and the one under the lower steering  triple clamp? All up both bulbs replaced in 25 minutes. Even replaced the centre running light with a brighter blue bulb.

Thank you for all the advice  :028: :028: :028:

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