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Trophy Trophy 3 & 4 - for all 900 and 1200cc models 1991- 2004

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trophy 900 - First few days

Well, I'm loving this machine

It's definitely sporty for a heavy(ish) bike and the handling is really precise. I do find that the seat crunches the "proverbials" after a couple of hours but so what. All my riding has been in typical Scottish winter conditions (minus the snow) and the protection is pretty good, although my feet did get cold

Front brakes are a bit "iffy" (might be this particular bike) even although the calipers have been overhauled and I found that hard braking from 100 mph was not up to modern standards. Something to sort out. It also took a while before the position of the rear brake pedal became intuitive.

Fuel economy is fine, acceleration is strong, bar position could be a little higher but generally, a great ride.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Replace the front brake pads with EBC's. I'm using HH's (sintered) on my Trophy, and the braking is brilliant.

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll second that on the HH's. Just changed mine over and it's a huge difference
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The HH's are obviously good - very high friction rating - but doesn't that imply an increase in disc wear? I suppose that safety comes first and I'll probably run with these.
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The HH's are obviously good - very high friction rating - but doesn't that imply an increase in disc wear? I suppose that safety comes first and I'll probably run with these.
Yes indeed, the sintered pads will wear the rotors quicker. How much quicker I can't say; but I've used HH's on several different bikes and never had to replace rotors. It's well worth the difference in braking performance.

I haven't ridden my S3 enough to really evaluate them; but the previous owner put EBC 'organic' pads in it. They seem to work plenty well enough, although I've heard they can fade a bit under very hard use (like the track, which I don't plan on exploring any time soon).

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