1997 Triumph Trophy 900 from United Kingdom
I will ride it until it outlives me
The low-speed operation (idle range) had always been erratic.
Speedometer replaced at 9000 miles. It started slipping above 80mph.
Clock stops and starts, but not when riding. Perhaps a connection problem, as the vibration is perhaps helping.
General: Strong as a tank and understandably heavy but the skill comes easy with it. A modified chain guard is needed to keep underside of top-box and port side pannier clean. I use a tank bag, especially when touring, to 'compensate' for (probably over) weight carried in the top-box.
Mechanics: Unbreakable motor!!! Just checked valve clearances and are still within specification!
Electrics: Will change to a gel-battery to 'reduce' battery maintenance! I'm 61 and want to make my life easier. I ride little at night, but will try these 'blue-H4's.
Seating: Pillion is very happy. Have back-rest pad (Triumph-part) for her on top-box. I think rider's seat is too hollow. Might modify a secondhand one to try out.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2008
11th Jun 2008, 12:41
The alternator bolt is (AFAIR) a recall issue; you should get it done for free as the wrong bolts were used for a while.