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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / A failure to start problem solved
« on: April 25, 2020, 07:52:29 PM »
My Trophy began failing to start after riding a bit, and would on and off start after sitting for a short time, but not reliably so.  I first started trying to trouble shoot the sensors, both the side stand and clutch, and determined it to be the clutch switch, and was able to prove it more than once by depressing the switch plunger and letting it snap out under it's own spring pressure, but that was certainly not a 100% reliable cure.  Searching for the switch revealed nothing but the entire switch cube at an outrageous price, so I enlisted the Guru.  You all know who I mean! :008:  Coconut responded to me and furnished a picture of the retaining screw which I never would have seen since it's well hidden, and even found a listing on ebay for a switch cube for me at considerably less than new.  Since I now knew I could get a switch cube if necessary, and now knowing I could remove the clutch switch, I figured nothing ventured, nothing gained, and set about solving, or at least diagnosing the problem with it.  First off, yes it is a bit of a fiddly job due to where it's located and how it's attached underneath the main wiring cable into the cube, but it's doable.  Little lock tabs hold the housing together and there is a small limit switch inside operated by a ramped plunger with a spring behind it - don't lose that!  I found the switch itself to be just slightly notchy in operation, but with a little manipulation of it I was able to make it function flawlessly, and replicated the function after the housing was back together before it was installed on the bottom of the switch cube.  If anyone has a failure to start and can trace it to this little micro switch you may be able to free it up so that it works properly without spending a dime!  Pictures are so you know what you're getting into before attempting it.

Coconut stated that this particular issue was not something he had heard about, and I may be a one of a kind, but if it occurs on anyone else's Trophy I hope this helps solve it.

Thanks again to our Guru for his help and insight into the process of replacing the switch cube if necessary, which is what really drove me to attempt this. :028:
Stay safe all,

On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / GOD BLESS THIS CHILD
« on: April 01, 2020, 03:37:53 PM »
It is with great sadness that I post a loss by one of our "Twisted Trophies" members and his wife.
Lemuriano's 26 year old daughter Linnette was lost in a motorcycle crash on March 18, 2020.  Linnette Rodriguez started riding dirt bikes at the age of 12 and was a very good rider according to her dad.  She had a BA (magna cum laude) in Psychology and was about to start work on her Master's.  A great loss for the family, and all of us through our association with the family  through this forum.  God Speed Linnette.

Accessories and Products / MY NEW PARKING SPOT FOR THE TROPHY
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:36:19 PM »
I haven't had use of the utility trailer I had my wheel chock on for several years now and the chock is always in the way somewhere just because of what it is.  So, I decided to give it a try for a parking place to see if it would work, and Voila!  Can't tip the bike over, climb on and off without any drama no inkling of it tipping, no issue with putting it up on the center stand, and now I can check the oil level easily.  I'll probably figure a way to secure it better, but it doesn't try to move when using it, and I even have a runway to guide into it! :745:

On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / TALK ABOUT A ROAD ROCKET!
« on: February 28, 2020, 03:12:27 PM »
There is a Triumph video out of the new Rocket 3R taking a McLaren in a 0-60 mph shootout with some added time around the track as well.  The time: 2.73 seconds, with T/C apparently turned off.  If anyone is looking for a real straight line road rocket, here's your chance to have one!  It also seems to be handling pretty well, but definitely NOT a Trophy. :745:

On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / My e-mail to Hinckley for what it's worth
« on: February 25, 2020, 01:00:15 AM »

Thank you for logging the following case.

Case Number : 00218491
Case Subject : [EXTERNAL] No other contact point for my issue

Case Description:
OK, so Triumph and none of the other major brands for that matter, want to hear from their customers about issues with their design teams approach to building motorcycles, here goes! I’m a very proud owner of a 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200 SE, that to my and all my fellow Triumph-Trophy forum members dismay has been discontinued, that’s not the reason for my rant. I put lowering links on my Trophy to make the reach acceptable and it’s still been on it’s side more than once due to the top heavy nature of the beast, but I’ll accept that and continue to by parts and paint to correct that. Given all that information, here’s my question: Why doesn’t ANYONE build good road/adventure bikes for riders that are less than 6’-2” tall (US of course), with a minimum of a 32” (US of course) inseam. I’m no engineer, but I could sit down with one for about 2 hours and have the problem solved and give short riders a 29” (US of course) reach to the ground. IT AIN’T THAT DIFFICULT FOLKS! Design it for the shorter person, then reconfigure the taller riders position with a few spacers for the seat and Voila! Design it for taller riders and there is no option to get the seat low enough for shorter riders due to all the hard parts all being in the way. I love my Trophy, and Triumph currently and apparently in the future has nothing that interests me for my type of mile eating comfort and protection that it affords, so this is probably falling on deaf ears as it were. All the US Trophy 1215 SE riders are currently at a loss as to which German bike they will have to buy next when their Trophy wears out. Maybe India, or China, will build us another similar version of a GREAT touring motorcycle, since they have some on the drawing boards.
Hope this gets where it needs to go,
Glenn Stephens
“One of the Founding Members of the Twisted Trophies International”
We only have one rule-there are no rules.

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Kind Regards
UK Subsidiary Cases
Triumph Motorcycles Ltd

 I doubt it will make any difference, but it was worth the rant.  BTW, none of the manufacturers have a contact point to address their shortcomings in the design of their machines.  I guess none of their design people ever make any mistakes or fail to understand their possible customers.
One of the Founding Members of The Twisted Trophies International

Accessories and Products / Spot Gen3 available at a reduced price
« on: February 25, 2020, 12:54:06 AM »
Ebay has more than one vendor with a Spot Gen2 Satellite GPS Messenger at considerably less than the $149 list price.  They are available anywhere from $89.99 US and up to $100 Canadian and up in limited quantities.  I bought a new, factory sealed for $69.99 (one of 2), but there are others there at a savings if you will look.  I got one for my wife's peace of mind, and even though I use Life 360, there isn't always cell service where I'm riding.  Satellite service is ALMOST always available, and she can be aware that I'm OK. There is a subscription fee that is about $180/year in the US. $15/month, peace of mind, PRICELESS!

Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Broken jacket zipper slide solution
« on: February 05, 2020, 12:21:10 AM »
The zipper slide on the inside breast pocket on my Olympia Airglide jacket broke in half leaving me with just an open pocket, not disastrous since it's inside the jacket, but it's nice to be able to close it.  I searched and found zipper repair slides on the big "A", and after watching videos on a couple of different ones selected the FixnZip brand in a package of 3, 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large, because I could see the use for one of these for something else in the future, and this is a sure way to positively never, ever need one of these again. :745:  It wasn't quite as easy to install as the video made it appear, but I got it installed and VOILA, zipper works like new.  If the need ever arises keep these in mind.

Accessories and Products / New heated grip kit available on Ebay US
« on: January 15, 2020, 11:54:39 PM »
Anyone interested may want to do a Triumph Trophy heated grip search on ebay.  There is a kit there for $179 US.

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