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Well, I was back in the States this weekend and when i got home, I found my Trophy had been vandalized. They took some time on it too. So far this is what I have found:

cut front brake switch leads (I think its them, two spade connectors on right side controls)

cut GPS power lead twice

keyed tank

spit/urinated on bike

possible broken choke cable (bike starts and goes to 3500)

That last one has me stumped, i messed with the thottle cable adjustment, idle adjustment with no joy.

I think it maybe the choke cable since the choke slider moves a lot easier than it ever did.

any thoughts on the high idle thing? And thanks for letting me vent.
 

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Sorry for this raw deal.

Forget the high idle. This was done by someone who knows you and has it out for you. I'm not trying to cry wolf here but you might want to think about it.

Someone urinating/spitting on your bike goes way beyond simple vandals, this was personal. Be careful.

Before I ran the bike any, take off the plastics and tank and follow all the cables and wires. Test continuity and operation without the engine on.

Make sure the pukes didn't manage to get something into the carbs or tank. Check your tires for razor blade slices, especially on the sidewalls. Will ruin your day. Take the exhausts off and blow them out with compressed air. Check for gasoline or other flammable stuff in the exhausts.

Get some extra ammo for your next target practice.
 

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The high idle may be that they twisted the adjuster on the left side of the carb rack.

There's a special place in Hell for folk that [email protected]#K with other peoples bikes.

Good luck getting it sorted
 

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Just an update, I talked to the insurance co, they are going to send out an appraiser. I'm kind of worried that due to the age of the bike and the time its going to take the dealership to fix her up, they may total it. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I checked the high idle no joy. I don't have any enemys that I know of that would do that.
 

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My bike was vandalized before too

I feel your pain. As a 17 year old, I ride my 1996 Trophy 3 to high school. About a year ago, I had my bike parked against the curb on the street outside of the school. I came out during lunch and found that someone had tossed some sort of berry smoothie or shake on the seat and gas tank. I was later escorted by the SRO (School Resource Officer) out to the bike to clean it up. I know that whoever did it just wanted to have such a nice bike like it. After the events, I was told I could park in the shop class teachers' end of the campus. They would keep an eye on it for me. So I guess to the people who did it thanks?! The only signs of the drink being spilled onto the bike are on the paper towels that are now gone. I know that whichever a**hole who did it will burn in hell. Some people are only alive because it is illegal to shoot them. Ah jealousy!!!!
 

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that really sucks.... no need for it.... at least you didn't see it being done or you'd end up in the slammer, well at least in the uk with our stupid laws you would!
 

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Thanks for the kind words guys. The appraiser had me send the bike off to the shop. I haven't heard anything from them yet though. I think I would be less upset if they would have totally wrecked the bike. They only did enough to be a pain in the butt. Anyway, I am standing by for word from the shop, but I am in a tough spot. i love the Trophy, but I would love an excuse to buy a new Tiger. Either way, I will be happy, just hate not riding. the weather is too ****ty to ride the Big dog to work.
 
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