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*Originally Posted by Ray_B [+]
If the antenna hasn't broken off and still works, it can be 'splinted' with a few layers of shrink-wrap at the base. I know it works because I did same to previous TTSE and it held up for more than a year before selling bike.
I used thin pieces to build up the thin post and used larger pieces to 'connect' the base to the post.
I managed to catch it before it broke off and left the bike like the first one. I will give that a try. It does seem to be the antenna does not go far into the threaded base. Seems like poor engineering but I am sure with all of the technology in the rest of the bike, the antenna was not a high priority.

I followed the advice in this thread and bought a replacement antenna from the local auto parts mega stores. The kit included several adapters to fit different thread pitches. After a bit of tweaking to adjust the length of the aforementioned adapters, it fits well. Just my opinion but it is far stronger than the factory antenna. Good advice from whomever said it.
I wish that I had known it before I ordered the factory unit but now I have a spare.  :008:

*Originally Posted by brenchley [+]
It's a standard size screw-type connector.  I replaced mine with a stubby antenna long ago.  I think some others have done the same.  All sorts of antennas are available at auto parts stores or Google it for more options at much cheaper prices.
Bump for an old thread.
I am getting into the same situation. My antenna is about to let go. I know it is a screw type connection but is there anything else I need to look for to get a replacement? The local (somewhat) Triumph dealer has one for a shade over a C-note. That seems a bit high to me. Any suggestions on a substitute? I have already ordered one from Triumph so I will take it but considering this one is about two years old, I suspect it will fail again. This is the second one I will have changed.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: First ride today. Wow.
« on: February 24, 2020, 07:52:36 pm »
*Originally Posted by Yellow jacket [+]
Yes, the V Stream is in my cross hairs. It's on the back burner for now so I can catch up on the bills from other accessories I have purchased for it. (Crash bars, driving lights, heated grips, up coming 10k service and further down the road will be a custom seat with driver back rest).
 Thanks for your input.
I don't recall a cost on the V-Stream but I do not remember being shocked by the price so I expect it was reasonably priced. The 10K service was a little costly on mine but that included a rear tire. Definitely more $$ than my Suzuki costs for a similar service but it is a lot more bike and a lot more technologically advanced than my other ride. I've considered a custom made seat but would not want to give up my heated seat. It works well on the frosty Texas mornings. The Trophy is a great bike to cover a lot of miles in a short time. Get out and ride it and you should enjoy it. Keep us posted on what you are doing with it.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: First ride today. Wow.
« on: February 24, 2020, 05:59:04 pm »
*Originally Posted by Yellow jacket [+]
I bought my 17 Trophy 4 to 5 weeks ago while waiting to recover from surgery(and weather). Wow, what a ride and handling. I'm still adapting to the low center of gravity from my tiger 1200xr. I'm surprised the motor moves this bike along like it does, and smooth. Very happy. Looking forward to putting on lots of time and miles. Some very minor issues are the mirrors show too much of my hands and I haven't warmed up to shape of the wind shield yet. Otherwise I'm very impressed with this bike. Can't wait to ride it again.
Welcome Yellow jacket.
I also ride a 2017 Trophy. My own thoughts on the windshield, the OEM windshield is inadequate and too small to provide good protection on those long rides. It is pretty good around town but throw it on the highway and it is lacking. I installed a V-Stream windshield on mine and it changes the environment you are sitting in quite substantially. I usually ride all winter and it offers much protection for your hands and does a much better job of getting the air around and over you. It is taller so I now look through it instead of over it but after a short while during inclement weather, I have come to appreciate that fact. I actually prefer the OEM mirrors over stalk mounted mirrors. I do see my hands but not enough to block my rear view of the traffic.
You will find just about everything you ever wanted to know about the Trophy here in this forum.

Accessories and Products / Re: tank bag ?
« on: February 24, 2020, 03:55:18 pm »
Well said sir. I agree that we all ride and farkle our bikes as we see fit. I love the Trophy but it is tall enough to get on without having to get around the bag. If I am on a long trip, it will be in place. Unfortunately most of my riding throughout the year includes a lot of commuting and short trips. I would never sell the bag as long as I have a Trophy but would also urge others to find another solution if they are in need of a tank bag. Not sure what the availability of the OEM tank bags are currently but when I bought mine, they were not readily available at most dealerships. I found mine on a close out from a dealer that was closing. All of that said, it does look right when attached to the bike. Installing and removing it is easier than any other tank bag I have used.

 I'm working away from home currently and don't have my Trophy with me. I miss riding the Trophy. 

Accessories and Products / Re: tank bag ?
« on: February 22, 2020, 03:16:21 am »
I too have the factory tank bag for the Trophy. Aside from long trips, I mean really long, it is more of a pain than it is good. It does look right on the bike but I find it too high and unlike some other bags I used, I feel almost crowded in by it. I will keep it as long as I have the bike but not recommend anyone to get one like it.

New Members / Re: New Texas Owners!!
« on: December 22, 2018, 11:51:59 am »
I checked the website a day ago and didn't see anything about closing and this time also did not see anything saying they were still a Triumph dealer. Sad if they are closing. I was only there for a service one time and was very pleased with the service and sales departments. The guy in the service department told me they would be moving by year end due to the building being sold. I did not see any mention of that on their website.

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