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Keep us posted on this one.  I can ride down to Tennessee for a few days in September just to meet some fellow Trophy riders and of course the famous Coconut.  Sounds fun.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Trophy top speed
« on: March 03, 2020, 12:32:43 AM »
The Trophy hit 110 without the slightest issue or wiggle on Rt. 17 in Colorado going past the Great Sand Dunes National Park on an arrow straight road that has absolutely no buildings or police.  That was with a fully loaded down bike on a 2 week trip.  She wanted to go faster but the rider kept thinking about the fact that he was on 2 wheels and has a wife.  But hey, that bike will haul.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Glut of Used Trophys For Sale
« on: March 03, 2020, 12:23:54 AM »
I did the same as Saddle Tramp, purchased a Trophy sitting on the dealer floor for a long time and got a great deal.  This bike is really awesome.  Anyone who wants to ride some serious miles ought to be picking them up at a steal and riding the tar out of them.  I plan to do that until it falls apart, then I'll worry about what's next.  In the meantime, what a wonderful ride this thing is.  And the Forum just rounds it all out so I don't have to wonder how to do just about anything to the bike.  To all my fellow Trophy owners, cheers!   :821:

Accessories and Products / Re: Lower Front Foot Pegs
« on: February 12, 2020, 03:53:54 PM »
I also have the knight design sidetrax tread pegs and they work great.  I used info from this forum to adjust my shifter and my rear brake.  I have had no problems with them at all, no slipping or issues riding in the rain, wind or hail (didn't do that one on purpose).  I am 6 foot 2 inches tall and they helped, along with one inch risers on the handlebars and a tall seat from Touratech (which is so stinking comfortable).  That bike really fits me well now - a pleasure to ride on.  :028:

Time Out - General Chat / Re: So, what do you do for a living?
« on: February 12, 2020, 01:21:25 AM »
I am an administrator/professor at a college who is extremely jealous of all you retired guys!  The main group of guys I ride with are all retired too.  I think I have another ten years before I can join that club.   :003:

Ride Reports and Touring / Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« on: February 11, 2020, 01:24:26 PM »
Just for a fun comparison - here is a picture of motorcycle camping from 1983:

That's a little different from these days:

Either way, it's a great way to spend some time!


Ride Reports and Touring / Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« on: February 11, 2020, 01:17:54 PM »

:169:  I have a thermarest inflatable sleeping pad that I put on the cot.  It provides a little more comfort and insulation.  I have one that inflates with about 5 or 6 breaths.  It packs up into a pretty small size.  After riding all day I really like having a decent night's sleep.  It takes a few more minutes to set up and take down in the morning but it all packs up small and makes for a better night.  Happy camping.


Ride Reports and Touring / Re: Western Tour on Trophy SE
« on: February 10, 2020, 01:54:07 PM »
Novocastrian - that looks like a wonderful place to ride!   :062:  I am a big fan of cooler weather rides.  The Trophy and your jacket fit in well with that landscape.  Thanks for sharing.

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