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Title: silly fall
Post by: miss on April 05, 2013, 05:41:10 PM
yesterday in a curve with sand, no traction control worked and went to ground.
I advise you to fit stoppers of crash, r & b bars do not protect what breaks.
broke, left turn signal, mirror shovels, gearshift lever, anchor glove, striped number.
the first thing to fall touches are the tips of the mirrors, you have to put a cap screwed to the engine block.
if you look at the cowl vent, is a large screw, there you have to put the stop and protruding mirrors
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: BluePilot on April 05, 2013, 06:10:26 PM
Hi miss, sorry to hear about your "off".

Just to clarify, traction control (or ABS for that matter) is not designed to prevent tyres breaking grip on a loose surface on a bend- only  in a straight line.

The mirror covers are indeed one of the first parts to touch. If you look closely they are fitted with small rubber "caps" on the end which are designed to be replaced in the event of a drop. Obviously they cannot prevent damage from a more severe accident.

Hope you got away without too much damage to yourself.

BP
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: Ndo on April 07, 2013, 07:46:03 AM
600 hundred dollars worth or worthless crash bars.

I almost dropped mine today. I was going to turn left and changed my mind (like an idiot) I did not have enough centrifugal force to switch, anyways, I was able to muscle the thing and prevented from falling.

I thought about those RnG bars even though I don't think they are designed to do the job effectively, and sure enough. here is an example.

Maybe someone will start making sliders for the TT. One for the front and rear axle, one for the handlebars and some nice ugly ones sticking out the engine bay.

Or,  we can wait until the TT becomes the premier LE motto and it will be configured with great bars then. Otherwise, it will never make LE specs.
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: Triplemania on April 07, 2013, 09:34:52 AM
Really don't think they are designed for sliding 301kg of bike at any speed down the road. They are for the odd hiccup when you stall turn or as some have done forget to put the side stand down.
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: woody on April 07, 2013, 11:49:22 AM
mal suerte. sorry to hear the bad news miss, hope you get repaired and back on the road soon and can start enjoying your bike again,we have all done it at some point and know how gutting it is. I am sure you dont need patronising i will leave that to some of the other members to explain what you already know. lo siento y paz. :431: :005:
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: BluePilot on April 07, 2013, 06:04:20 PM
Ndo,

R&G DO make sliders for handlebars, front forks, swingarm and exhaust. I have them all fitted to my bike, but accept that they are designed to take low speed/stationary drops. As Triplemania says, nothing will stop such a large bike being damaged in a major drop/off.

BP
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: miss on April 07, 2013, 06:28:08 PM
*Originally Posted by BluePilot [+]
Hi miss, sorry to hear about your "off".

Just to clarify, traction control (or ABS for that matter) is not designed to prevent tyres breaking grip on a loose surface on a bend- only  in a straight line.

The mirror covers are indeed one of the first parts to touch. If you look closely they are fitted with small rubber "caps" on the end which are designed to be replaced in the event of a drop. Obviously they cannot prevent damage from a more severe accident.

Hope you got away without too much damage to yourself.

BP

precisely because I thought traction control was indicated on rear wheel skidding in curves

Rubber bumpers mirrors, are designed for falls, but are poorly designed, as they are too flexible and absorbs energy from the blow the fairing and breaks
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: BluePilot on April 07, 2013, 06:55:25 PM
Unfortunately there is very is very little that will prevent significant damage when a bike the size of the Trophy goes down at a speed greater than a couple of mph.

I agree that the mirror/indicator fitting could be better designed. On the ST1300 the indicator/mirror cover is a clip-on unit that breaks away on impact. If damaged it can be replaced without having to replace any fairing.

I sympathise with you in your pain.

BP
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: Ndo on April 07, 2013, 09:18:48 PM
Blue,
I looked up R&G sliders. They don't have a listing for TT 2013.

They do have sliders for the 2012; but they don't have any sliders for the engine bay...they got handlebar, front and rear axle...I wouldn't know if they fit the TT 13
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: Bythebay on April 07, 2013, 10:18:31 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong , has the TT not only been available for well under 12 months , call it a 12 or a 13 same bike , nothing changed ...?
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: Ndo on April 07, 2013, 10:27:04 PM
I don't know anything bout Trump except the TT. Last I rode a trump it was a Bonnie in 63..
I thought the SE was a virgin birth...first of its kind
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: BluePilot on April 08, 2013, 08:05:59 AM
Ndo,

At the moment there is only one Trophy model year - 2013. All bikes built/delivered in 2012 are still the 2013 model year. There is only one bike available, in standard or SE trim.

BP
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: Trophy 59 on May 14, 2013, 12:52:34 PM
Well, Miss, I did it too.

Picked  my new Trophy up ..... from off the ground. Stopped diagonally up hill on my mate's drive (30 degree up slope). Went to move forward and left, damn wrong gear.  :430:

Had a very soft 'off', and copped a tiny chip off the left indicator lense (super glue fix OK). Otherwise no scrapes that didn't polish out. Had top box on, no panniers. No protective bars or knobs protecting the bike either.

Haven't done that for a while, lucky escape. :004:
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: miss on May 14, 2013, 02:32:39 PM
sorry trophy 59

the good thing is that the tulip left turn signal is not very expensive 43 euros

to a friend last week he dropped the bike stopped, by the side stand, intermittently broken left fairing clamps, it seems this too annealing the material abs
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: Trophy 59 on May 15, 2013, 12:49:17 AM
Thanks for the tip on the price Miss, that's about $AUD65 here. Cheaper than an indicator on my last cruiser. :028:
Title: Re: silly fall
Post by: miss on May 15, 2013, 03:00:46 PM
you looking here

http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100061502-0-2&block_03=621910 (http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triumph_motorcycle_parts_locator.php?block_01=&block_02=100061502-0-2&block_03=621910)