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They are now packed well, and I will ship within the Continental US.
PM for total with shipping

Thanks for considering these panniers.

Ride Safe,

I actually carry one similar to the one you used and I carry this as my  primary repair tool.  It does not use glue and the mushroom really seals well, I speak from experience.  I have not done it personally but some guys posted that they put 5000 miles on a tire repaired with this method. 

They make a slightly smaller an less expensive kit, but in my old age I figured I needed all the leverage the larger tool would provide. 

Ride safe,

Time Out - General Chat / Re: A Covid case in the family
« on: July 31, 2020, 09:53:18 pm »
My prayers are with your brother.


Items for Sale / SOLD SOLD BRAND NEW set of Blue Panniers $350 SOLD
« on: July 22, 2020, 06:50:25 pm »
I sold my Trophy a few weeks ago (had to go lighter, old age you know) and need to clean out the remaining items I have left.  I bought a brand new set of blue panniers a couple years ago because I got a great deal on them.  I had dropped my Trophy on its side a couple times pushing it around and done some minor damage to the panniers, which I was able to repair, so I bought these in case I ever did major damage.  Although my bike was Silver, I thought the Blue would go good enough for the deal I got.  I never used these, they were never installed on the motorcycle, and they are as they were removed from their original packing.

I am in the suburbs just west of Chicago, Illinois.  My preference is a local pick up.  I do not have the original boxes that they were shipped in, they were huge and my wife said I could not keep them.  I kept the panniers wrapped in towels on a shelf in a climate controlled storage room in my home.

I have purchased suitable packing and packed them quite well.  They are packed in two separate boxes, each weighing 21 pounds and measuring 22x17x16.  They would ship from zip code 60126.

I put in a hypothetical ship to Spring Hill, Florida via UPS and it was $85.  If I tape the two boxes together the price goes down about $10, however, this would worry me as the "new" box is quite large, heavy and awkward.  I would not want it dropped by a driver trying to get it into or out of his truck.

Here are some pictures,

I want $350 for them, as this is the deal I got when I bought them.  I looked at them as insurance, because if I had to replace one it would cost me quite a bit more than $350.

Remember, these are brand new panniers, they do not come with a lock set, you can use the ones from your panniers or pick up a set from Triumph.

PM me with questions and total with shipping.

Ride Safe,
(Now riding a T120 Bonneville and a Tiger 800 XRT)

27/08/20 - Edited to add "sold" Flag.
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Accessories and Products / Re: I-Pass
« on: July 12, 2020, 10:51:20 am »

I never ride two up so I can't help you there.  I started using these to mount them recently, 

I drill two holes through the center of the suction cups and through my windshield or top box and insert two small screws and nuts (with a drop of locktite). I then insert the I-Pass and for additional security put one or two very thin wire ties around the I-Pass and mount.

I have multiple motorcycles and each has its own I-Pass.

Ride Safe

Accessories and Products / Re: I-Pass
« on: July 11, 2020, 12:07:43 pm »
This is the question for all motorcycle riders in Illinois and I suspect all states that use EZ Pass.

Currently in Illinois if you go through 5 tolls in a month and your device is not seen, they will bill your account via your license plate at the I-Pass rate.  After the 5 they start charging you the non-I-Pass rate which is double.

I found two easy places to mount the device.  I had a Givi top box and I mounted it on the inside front of the top cover as if it was on a windshield.  The Givi box is thin and the I-Pass read just fine through it.

The second place is on the windshield.  Those sticky velcro tabs work very well and you are assured that the I-Pass will be read properly.  If you are concerned that it will be stolen while parked you can pull it away from the velcro and take it with you.  I never worried about it because if I discovered it missing, I would just report it stolen to I-Pass.  How many tolls could the thief rack up before I discovered it. 

The pocket plan does not work well.  I was told to do this by a tollway employee but it never was read consistently.

Just my thoughts and experience.

Ride Safe

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Said Goodbye to my Trophy
« on: June 19, 2020, 11:32:10 pm »
It is with great sadness that I sold my 2013 Trophy today.  As I approach 67 in a couple weeks, it just got a little too heavy to move around when stopped.  One aftermarket knee and another one that does not work that well, limited my ability to move it easily.

I had more fun on this bike than any other I have ever ridden.  It saw many great sites in our wonderful country (USA) and never gave me a lick of trouble.

I sold it to a gentleman from the Detroit area and as I watched him ride off, I hoped he will get as much enjoyment out of it as I did.

As for this Forum, you have been the greatest resource a person could ask for.  Always willing to answer a question, and always posting "how to" just about anything you would want to do to this bike.

Thank you for your help and friendly communication.

You may see me on a Bonneville or maybe in the near future a Tiger 800 or 900.  I will wave with a little bit of envy knowing you are on the superior steed.   :821:

Ride Safe




2013 Triumph Trophy SE ABS $6,500.00

2013 Triumph Trophy SE, in Silver.  I bought the bike in 2014 with 2,700 miles.

The bike has just shy of 24,700 miles. It had both the 10,000 mile check and the  20,000 mile check and maintenance at MCC in Villa Park, the local Triumph dealer. The bike has had its oil and filter changed this past April, at 24,392 miles. Its tires have approximately 5,000 miles on them and I would expect to get another 5,000 miles out of them easily.

It comes equipped with a Garmin Zumo 660 GPS with lifetime maps, heated grips (candidly, they do not get that hot), R&G Adventure Bars (crash bars), 2 RAM ball mounts (1 right side, 1 left), a National Cycle Sport Windshield, and 2 USB power outlets on the handle bars.

The bike currently has the original seats which only have about 3,000 miles on them.  I have the Corbin that I rode on for 21,000 miles which you can have for an additional $100, I also have two other National Cycle windshields, a Sport Touring and the Touring.  You can have them for an additional $75 each.

The motorcycle is lowered 20mm (3/4 inch) with Lust Racing lowering links. I will give you the original links if you want to raise the bike back to standard height.

In April I replaced the Brake Pedal pivot bolt T3331520, and Gear Shift pivot bolt T3331520 to avoid a hidden problem.

This motorcycle has been ridden around Arizona, South Dakota, the Smokey Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway to Virginia, Florida, and other spots along the way. It is a pleasure to ride. I am only selling it because I will be 67 in a few weeks and it is getting a little heavy for me to maneuver while stopped. I am going to miss it.

The bike has a few scratches and knicks, it was ridden, not pampered like a collectable. The left pannier has a repair but works just fine.

I will answer PMs. 

24/06/20 - Edited to add "Sold" Flag.
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