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

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Noob with a new 1993 Trophy - and bar risers!

Bought this 1993 T300 on Saturday for 650:




Rode it home, wasn't running quite right, so I took it to bits.

Work done so far:

- New plugs;
- Cleaned and oiled K&N filter;
- New airbox to carb rubbers;
- New fuel tap knob;
- Bled the rear brake.

I found the riding position a bit, er, sporty for a man of my age, so I thought I'd have a go at fitting some clip-on handlebars from a later Trophy; new left-hand clip-on only fitted, for comparison:






Had to re-route the choke cable, and it needs longer front brake lines so that I can re-attach the master cylinder to the bar, but otherwise the steering turns from lock to lock without anything fouling the screen, fairing or tank. Should be a big improvement over stock.

Parts now on order:

- Custom-length Venhill racing brake lines (front);
- No. 1 ignition coil and HT lead (hoping this will cure the misfire);
- Second hand bar end weights to fit the new bars.
- Renntec sports rack, so I can carry my stuff about.

Other work to do:

- Fit my new heated grips! It's blooming cold here right now!


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Old 12-12-2012, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not bad for a grand, especially over there!

I had no idea the original Trophy was so sporty, I like!

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Old 12-12-2012, 12:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats lad, and that bike looks fantastic for a twenty-year old!

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Old 12-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, the replacement ignition coil didn't cure the misfire. Unfortunately, it now points to a carburation problem. I ran the float bowls dry earlier this evening, so I won't have to drain them before I strip them next week.

On the plus side: the Venhill brake lines look sexy as fook: not the best quality image, but you get the idea. BLACK!



Oh, and my Renntec rack and s/s bar end weights arrived too, very pleased with both
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Check the coil connectors are tight with age they can loosen. That's the HT leads where they enter the coil and the LT connections to the coil.
Great bikes mine was 20 this year

Trident bars are a straight swap and clear the fairing, its a well known mod to get a more upright riding position.

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The rear brake pistons can corrode and stick, a good clean and copper grease can do marvel's.

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The rear brake pistons can corrode and stick, a good clean and copper grease can do marvel's.

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Aargh! Never never never use copper grease (or any other petrochemical) anywhere near the rubber components of a braking system! It will cause the rubber to swell and degrade. If you must use grease, use the safe "red rubber" grease, it doesn't react with rubber and if used sparingly can be beneficial in keeping dirt out of the moving parts. It's what I use. Brake fluid should be your lubricant of choice for brakes though.
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Check the coil connectors are tight with age they can loosen. That's the HT leads where they enter the coil and the LT connections to the coil.
Great bikes mine was 20 this year
I'll check them again just in case, but they seemed fine.

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Trident bars are a straight swap and clear the fairing, its a well known mod to get a more upright riding position.
I wondered if they might, but couldn't track any down. I've fitted the later Trophy ones now, which also clear the fairing. Will report back when I finally get out for a ride on it!

New seat arrived today, looks dead comfy
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Sprint manufacturing in Warminster do a good mail order service and break Triumphs as well so may have second hand ones in stock.

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Sprint manufacturing in Warminster do a good mail order service and break Triumphs as well
Got a good Ebay shop as well, selling as newtown20. Very quick response to my purchases.
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