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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Garage Wall Clock !
« on: October 16, 2019, 06:19:18 PM »
PURELY to give Members an idea of something that can be done with a cheap Wall Clock ( 5.00 ),
a bit of spray paint, colour printer etc ... I'm NOT able to make any for anyone else ! .....

Now hanging on my garage wall to help me keep track of how much time I spend in there !

Did you know ? .....

..... Only 5,380 Triumph Trophy ( 2012 onwards ) Motorcycles were produced and sold worldwide.
That's 513 Standard Models, and 4867 SE Models. ( Source : Triumph Motorcycles Ltd 03/10/17 ).

..... New Trophy motorcycles were provided with a spare Lock Barrel
operated by the same key, for use if a Top Box was purchased. 
This was usually placed into the Tool Roll under the Pillion seat.
( ... and sometimes in the Glove Box ).

..... The Pillion Seat has four small strap loops on the underside
that can be used with Bungee cords or ties to help secure bags etc.

..... The Pillion Seat also has a recess on the underside to store
the Owners Handbook, Audio Handbook and Service Record Booklet.

..... Underneath the Seats, the undertray is shaped to accept storage
of the Triumph security accessory "D" Lock.

..... The Front Brake and Clutch Master Cylinders mounted on the Handlebars, have threaded holes
( M10 x 1.25 Right Hand thread ) for Mirrors - the holes are covered with rubber blanking plugs.

...... You can check the Headlamp bulbs are working without starting the engine.
Simply hold the Clutch Lever IN and turn the Ignition to ON.

..... You can display any stored Fault Codes on the Instrument Panel.
Hold the Scroll Up and "i" Buttons in when switching on the Ignition,
and keep them held in until the Instruments have completed their Sweep.
A Diagnostics screen will be displayed listing any stored Fault Codes
( "P0000" = No Codes stored ). Scroll up or down if more than One Code is stored,
and switch off the Ignition when done.

..... You can display the Audio Software Version on the Instrument Panel.
( Latest versions are 1.04E for US & Canada, and 1.04A for everywhere else ).
The radio must be OFF before turning ON the Ignition, so turn the Ignition ON,
then turn the Radio OFF ( it it is ON ) by pressing and holding
the "Volume-" Button until "RADIO OFF" is displayed.
Switch OFF the Ignition, wait for everything to shut down,
then Switch the Ignition ON again, and wait for the Instruments to finish their Sweep.
Press the "P" Button and hold it in until a DIAGNOSTICS Screen appears.
Scroll down to S/W Version and press the "i" Button.

..... When you turn the Ignition Switch past the OFF position to the "Parking Lights" Position,
as well as the Front and Rear Parking Lights being switched ON,
the Brake Light will illuminate if either Front or Rear Brake is operated,
and the Horn will still work when the Horn Button is pressed !

Feel free to add any more "DID YOU KNOW ....." comments !

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Sorry - I didn't see the motorbike !
« on: September 28, 2019, 12:47:12 PM »
Most Motorcyclists will be all too familiar with Drivers of Cars, Lorries etc
that pull out into their path, and then say, "Sorry - I didn't see you."

This is because, generally speaking,  they are not conditioned to LOOK for Motorcyclists,
and are only looking for a vehicle of Car size or bigger.

There have been all sorts of campaigns to try and increase awareness of this problem,
including Television Adverts such as "Think Once, Think Twice, Think Bike" etc,
and through my local Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists Group,
I became aware of this new and brilliantly simple campaign which I think is is worthy of sharing,
as it could help our children become much safer and more aware motorists in the future :

Cheers  :821:

Does anyone still have a copy of the orginal "motorad"
Triumph Trophy Review that was published in late 2012
when the Model was first launched ?

( I'm fairly sure it was by "motorad" but I cannot find a copy of the review on line ).

Within the review it was mentioned about the failure of the Ignition switch wiring,
and I would really like to be armed with a copy of that in a report to Triumph
and the UK DVSA about this ongoing problem.


NOTE : This Topic is "Locked" so comments may not be added,
however PLEASE READ - as your HELP is needed !

Edited 29/09/19 to update list.

Edited 09/10/19 to update list and re-order, with most recent failure at the top of the list.

Members may already know about the problem of Ignition Switch Wiring failures,
discussed extensively in these Topics :

Ignition Switch Wiring Failures,

Complete electrical shutdown,

Ignition switch wiring

No Horn, Front & Rear Position Lights or Brake Light,

Ignition switch diy repair,

.... and probably several others.

I have noted that Members increasingly reporting such Faults are receiving a response from Triumph
that it is NOT a "known issue" and are not receiving any help with rectifying the fault.
( Most Owners are now out of their initial 2 year Warranty period ).

More importantly than the financial cost and inconvenience of repairs, it is my personal opinion
that this is a SERIOUS Safety issue where a rider could experience a total loss of power while riding,
with no warning, that could easily have disastrous / fatal consequences.

It is for that reason that I have published the below list for reference,
collated from many of the Posts within this Forum, clearly demonstrating
that this is NOT an isolated problem.

I am not normally the rebellious type, but as can be seen from the List,
this problem can affect ANY Trophy from 2012 onwards, and I intend to write
to both Triumph and the UK Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency ( DVSA )
urging Triumph to reconsider this matter, and devise a solution that can be applied
as a Safety Recall, BEFORE the above potential consequences are realised.

In order to do this I need YOUR help.

Please check the below List to make sure you are on it, if your Trophy has had this problem.
If not please let me know .......

I then need you to send me some additional details, by Private Message,
which I will not disclose on the Forum,other than updating the below list with the anonymised details.

Please send me the following details :

  • Name
  • Address
  • Trophy Registration / VIN Number
  • Year of manufacture
  • Approximate Mileage when fault occurred
  • Approximate date of failure
  • was this reported to Triumph ?
  • Was this reported to DVSA ( or the equivalent Department of Motoring outsdie the UK ) ?

I will assume that by providing the above information you consent to it being included
in my correspondence to Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. and DVSA.

No.MemberTrophy YearMileageFailure Date
36Non Member Marc Lerouge201364,921 Km10/06/19
26stuartsctt51201345,000 Km27/10/17
20billyboy56201328,000 Km28/01/17
18Dutchie201530,000 Km14/11/16
17karl andrews201317,20817/09/16
15Tiny Tim2013-08/09/16
13Brit Al20149,300??/10/16
11atuti201232,000 Km02/05/16
6digital20127,000 Km19/08/15

Thank You.

Items for Sale / Set of 3 x NGK CR8EK Spark Plugs ( UK Only )
« on: August 22, 2019, 06:48:23 PM »
I bought a set of Spark Plugs for my Trophy Service recently,
and as they were such a good price I bought a few extra !

These are genuine, brand new NGK plugs from a reliable Motor Factors.

I have 3 sets of 3 available at 23.73 + 1.32 Postage within the UK - Total 25.05 !
( I'm passing them on at the price I paid, and at the actual Postage cost ! )

World of Triumph's current price for a set of 3 is 34.14, plus 4.50 for Shipping within the UK.

These Plugs can be obtained at a slightly cheaper price from well known auction sites, if you trust
the Seller, and trust that they really are brand new, and not used Plugs that have been cleaned up !

Drop me a PM if interested.


Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Front Daytime Running Lights
« on: August 12, 2019, 01:16:03 PM »
Prompted by another Forum Member ( Cheers Wilko ! ) I bought some
"LED Switchback DRL Indicators", from eBay, and wired them up.
( Search eBay for "LED Switchback" and they should come up - usually from China though  :159: )

I'm all for making myself as visible as possible to others,
without going "over the top" and I really like these .....

In essence they are dual colour LED's, or "2 in 1" LED's,
used in place of the original Indicator bulbs, where the White LED's are ON permanently,
like the Stock Position Light, ( although I have them wired through a separate switch -
so I can choose whether to have them ON or OFF ), and as soon as the Indicator switch
is operated, the White light switches off on that side, and the Amber LED flashes on that side.

These Photos shows a comparison of the Stock "Postion" Light,
the small Bullet LED DRL's I had previously fitted,
and the new "Switchback" DRL Indicators :

The new LED's are quite bright, and make the front end much more visible in the daytime,
by utilising the Reflector and Lens of the Indicators.

In normal use, both Indicators are a nice crisp, blue / white,and as soon as the Indicators are operated,
this changes to Amber - flashing as usual thanks to the In-Line Resistor supplied as part of the kit.
( A 12V power feed is needed for the DRL's otherwise the installation is pretty simple ).

When the Indicators are changed, there is a short delay, and then the White DRL comes back on.

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Spare Parts List
« on: August 01, 2019, 12:33:28 AM »
My latest offering to our Forum Members is a Parts List for the Trophy,
that I have compiled from a variety of Publicly available sources,
including "World of Triumph"

This is a useful resource for :
  • Finding Part Numbers to order
  • Estimating cost of repairs
  • Using referenced information ( e.g Bolt sizes ) to source alternative Parts
  • Using exploded drawings for Maintenance

Obvious errors ( and there were quite a few ! ) have been edited out,
but if you spot any more - please send me a "PM" and I will correct the list.

Prices, where quoted, are provided purely for information, and while they were correct
as at 01/08/19 they will not be updated after that date !

Click the Link below to download the Parts List  :028:

Disclaimer : As with any of my Posts, the information is provided with the sole intention
of being useful to other Forum Members, but Members should not rely on the information
and should confirm with an authorised Triumph Dealer before committing to any purchase.

Cheers  :821:

Click HERE to download my Triumph Trophy Parts List

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