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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Cheers Trophy
« on: November 18, 2013, 01:51:14 PM »
Have decided to change my Trophy as my wife has decided not to tour anymore since our Black Forest tour in June with sweltering temperatures, 41degrees C peak and riding for the best part of four days at 35+ C!!!!!! :159: So not much point in keeping it just to pop out for lunch on, have traded it for a Speed Triple with an 8 ball (company) paint job, after test riding a demonstrator two up for 2-3 hrs she was quite happy :152:

Cheers all.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Alarm vs GAP Insurance!!!
« on: August 13, 2013, 08:59:30 AM »
Having seen this mentioned as part of another thread I thought I'd give it it's own space......have a look and decide.

I took the cover out after another forum for the car I have just bought had a thread on it. For my car three year cover for £12,500 Back to Invoice Plus+ was £119.

Have a look on this link and make your own mind up.......

Motorcycle Back To Invoice Plus+
I entered £15,000 invoice price
3yr term
GAP claim limit £10,000
Premium £184.00

You have to have had the bike less than 180 days to take the policy out.

Only found this out on another forum for my new car and unfortunately my bike misses it by 5 weeks!!!!

Piece of mind  :152:

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Black Forest Tour
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:19:33 AM »
Hi All,

Just got back after our tour of the Black Forest and Vosges Mountains, where the first morning starting out form Calais was wet (hugger, screen worked perfectly rider and pillion stayed dry and muck free) then by the afternoon it was sunny and too warm, the temperatures rose to average 35 degrees C and up to a max of 41 degrees C over the next five days.

Riding through France into the Ardennes region of Belgium, riding fast sweepers and twisty forest roads. Then we continued into Germany arriving early evening at Baden-Baden, in the Black Forest.

We then rode down through the Black Forest on the famous B500, stopping to view the largest cuckoo clock in the world.

We crossed the Rhine into France spending the day riding in the Vosges Mountains.

On through the Champagne region of France to our hotel which has views across the lake of BBC TV’s “Merlin’s Castle”.

Then riding back to Calais for the tunnel back week 1300miles bike didn't miss a beat handled impeccably throughout, luggage worked out great, fuel consumption 49mpg on the pooter.

Pillion no complaints at all, so comfy she fell asleep most of the the ride back to Calais.

Now where to go?

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Silver with Union Jack
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:07:46 AM »
Hi pic of Silver with Union Jack
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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / General whinging
« on: April 28, 2013, 10:05:15 AM »
Originally Posted by nert

Windshield problems as well, New fuel tank too, Speedo optimistic by 4 mph at cruise speeds, battery deader than a nail over night, sometimes. First service, $300.00, fixed nothing, but replacement of the fuel tank.  Actually, more issues than my 61' BSA, 66' BSA, and 73' Norton. I am not so sure i made any progress. British Iron, not much better than it was 50 years ago. Just a lot more expensive, and less hands on.

"That's if you want to get 'hands on' I don't. I think these problems have got to be something to do with export/transit process/severe weather variations across the pond.

As for the issues more than fifty years ago I don't think anyone has had any serious engine oil leaks/problems as per '50's & '60's bikes, apart from the fork leaks and fuel tank leaks (serious probs) the main whinging has been about all the things that the early bikes didn't have, all the electronics and comfort add-ons (the more you add on the more to go wrong) and a bit of muck throw up at the rear. Instead of creating tacky add-ons why don't people just clean the bike when it gets dirty."

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / SE v Standard
« on: April 01, 2013, 09:27:18 AM »
I enquired when ordering my Trophy the reason why the suspension adjustment was only available with the SE package i.e. and radio. (As I did not want a radio whatever it costed, I don't bother with the one in the car) The reply was that the radio was the minor part of the cost in the SE package.

With hindsight it did me a favour because I ordered the other worthy extras anyway and have an unlimited variations of adjustment with the easy to use manual suspension adjusters. (Not knuckle threatening either).

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Hugger (pics of fitted)
« on: March 19, 2013, 03:40:42 PM »
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Fitted today,  literally a five minute job :046: :152:

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / R&G's
« on: March 19, 2013, 03:37:59 PM »
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Bars fitted by the dealer at first service.

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