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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / DealerTool Data
« on: November 15, 2020, 01:11:35 am »
My DealerTool arrived today and I got it set up without a hitch.  I have the sensor readings, but I don't have much idea what any of it means.  I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable than I can identify any problem that would keep the bike from running on it's own at idle.

Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Starter Solenoid Wiring
« on: November 05, 2020, 01:56:43 am »
I disconnected the four wires from the starter solenoid on the front of the bettery box when I took off the gas tank, instead of sliding the solenoid off the mount.  The service manual seems to show the red wire from the positive terminal connected to outboard, or throttle, side of the solenoid and the black wire from the front of the bike on the inboard, or clutch side.  I put the spade connectors back where it looked from the bends of the wires they came from.  One spade connector has a red and wire and the other wire is black.  The red and black spade connectors are reversed from the red and black wires on the posts.  It seems like each color should be on the same side.  The bike starts and runs, as poorly as before, with the current set up.  Do I have the spade connectors or wires on wrong?

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Tired of waiting on parts
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:04:05 pm »
I took my Trophy in on 11/03 because I kept getting a low voltage message.  The dealer figured out it needed a voltage regulator and an alternator.  Here it is 12/05 and the parts still aren't in.  Thank goodness the alternator didn't go out while I was on the road.  I guess I'd have to rent an apartment while I waited on parts or fly home, then back to get the bike.  As soon the bike is ready, I'm riding directly to the Yamaha dealer and turning it in to a new FJR regardless of the hit I'm going to take on trade-in.  Expecting a customer to wait over a month for parts on a touring bike is the last straw.

Congratulations Triumph, it took some doing, but you've finally managed to run me off.  I'm throwing the Speed Triple in the trade as well, no matter how little they offer me for it, just to be completely done with Triumph.

Tyres and Wheels / Defeated........
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:50:35 pm »
I tried to mount a rear Metzeler Roadtec 01 this afternoon and couldn't get the last little bit, no matter what I did.  Metzelers are always difficult, but I guess the HWM tire is just too much.  I suspected I was in for trouble when I saw how difficult it was to get the beads squeezed together with zip ties.  For the first time in years I had to slink into the dealer to have a tire mounted.  I parked around back so no one would see me parked near the service department and snuck in through the side door.  I might have tried to put together a disguise if I'd had more time.  My head is hung in shame.  On the plus side, they only charged $20 to mount and balance and had me on my way in just a few minutes. 

Accessories and Products / Tank Bag
« on: June 28, 2017, 02:48:10 am »
Could someone please advise the width of the front of the Triumph tank bag?  I'm trying to find a larger capacity tank bag that won't compromise the steering too much.  If anyone has come up with a larger bag that works, that information would be great, too.

On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / Ridenow Powersports - Olathe, Kansas
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:13:41 am »
The purchase of my Trophy was my first transaction with Ridenow Powersports in Olathe, Kansas and everything went really well.  They ordered me a new 2017 and sold it to me for the same price they had on a 2016 closeout since there seem to be no blue 2016's left.  The day we picked up the bike, they not only gave my wife and I free t-shirts, but also gave her a helmet.  I went back over today to pickup the panniers and top case and the service manager said the manual was in the top case.  I have never heard of a seperate manual for luggage, but OK.  I got home and found a service manual for the bike in the top case.

On top of all that, I had them do the 500 mile service and everything worked and was put back together right when I picked it up.  I've bought from two other Triumph dealers and never had a bad experience (except for one's service department), but I thought they really went above and beyond.

Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / 12 v Air Compressor
« on: June 19, 2017, 04:46:35 pm »
Anyone run a mini air comptessor off the 12 v oulet in the glovebox?  Would it be better to run it directly off the battery to avoid blowing a fuse?

Audio, Sat Nav, and Intercom / Unit Capabilities
« on: June 13, 2017, 03:32:46 am »
I have no experience with bluetooth technology and am not a tech person.  That said, I've narrowed my choice in headsets to either a Sena SMH-5FM or Cardo Q1.  All I intend to do with it on the Trophy is use the radio and my phone through the bike's blue tooth and intercom with my wife on the back of my bike.  It seems what I would do is pair my phone and headset with the bike, then pair my wife's headset with mine.  This seems very simple, which is why I'm suspicious it isn't.  From what I can tell either unit should be able to do what I want.

The only other thing I have in the back of my mind is if I wanted to use the headset for radio and phone on my Versys.  That bike, of course, has no built-in bluetooth and my wife does not ride with me.  It seems all I would do for that is pair my phone with the headset and be done.  I suspect the problem would be in switching back and forth between bikes.  I don't think I would want the phone and headset paired while riding the Trophy, so I guess I would have to pair and unpair them depending on which bike I'm riding.

To give an idea of my level of tech savvy, I still write my turns on a piece of wide masking tape and stick it on the gas tank when travelling.  If I figure out the rest of this, I might just join the 1990's and get a GPS. 

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