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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Recently bought a 2017 Trophy SE

Hi, I recently (mid-June) traded my 2010 T-Bird SE for a Pacific Blue Trophy SE. I really enjoyed the T-Bird, but it was time for a change. I happened across the bike at a used dealer's online ad in Salt Lake City. I had been looking at R1200RTs but when I saw the Trophy for what seemed like a decent price. They seem really rare, which is sad since it's an amazing bike for the money. So effortless to ride.

So this rarity is a bit of a pain. I've been looking for some sort of exhaust for it because it could use a bit more throatiness at the low end.
The two setups I've seen are the Remus which is IMHO, about $300 overpriced and the Delkevic which strikes me as kind of a clever design but kind of cheap and I wonder about quality and function. I'd like to hear from any actual users.
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A) any good low to mid-priced exhaust systems out there?
B) any mods to the stock can that work OK? I actually don't mind the look of it, it's just too quiet.
C) was there ever an Arrow system available through Triumph?
D) Is a Delkevic system worth messing with?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2019, 09:29 PM
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Cant comment on which exhaust, but I heard the Remus on a TTSE and it sounded great, nice and throaty. You wont get a lot of replies here because like you said, Its kind of a rare bike, made from 2013 to 2017, and they didn't sell a lot. I had a 2013 silver, it was one of the best luxury sport touring bikes ever made. Unfortunately they came out with it when sport tourers were dying, and adventurer tourers were becoming all the rage. I ended up selling mine two years later because I was no longer doing long distance riding, but I sure do miss that Trophy and all the bells & whistles that came with it. I've owned a lot of bikes in my riding years, its was one of the best.
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Hi Greg,
Sorry am not offering any advice here but am interested in watching replies and hearing what you eventually do. I too bought a '17 Pacific Blue Trophy, last one on the floor in Denver. Had ridden BMW1200 types and really like the Trophy - find it quite comparable, me being a casual rider, and less expensive. I too would like a bit more sound (my wife rides a HD and asks me if my bike is running.... funny lady) and wouldn't turn down performance increase in the deal.
And last December, I bought a '13 Thunderbird in Phoenix and rode it up to Denver in April. Beautiful ride (except through a brief snowstorm). Last thing I need is two bikes but they are both very fun.
Enjoy yours new ride!
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Hi Greg,
Sorry am not offering any advice here but am interested in watching replies and hearing what you eventually do. I too bought a '17 Pacific Blue Trophy, last one on the floor in Denver. Had ridden BMW1200 types and really like the Trophy - find it quite comparable, me being a casual rider, and less expensive. I too would like a bit more sound (my wife rides a HD and asks me if my bike is running.... funny lady) and wouldn't turn down performance increase in the deal.
And last December, I bought a '13 Thunderbird in Phoenix and rode it up to Denver in April. Beautiful ride (except through a brief snowstorm). Last thing I need is two bikes but they are both very fun.
Enjoy yours new ride!
Cheers,
Doug

Yeah, I traded my 2010 T-Bird SE for the Trophy. It was a great bike, I had it since 2012, I was simply in the mood for something different. I was initially looking at R1200Rts, but I'm really happy with the Trophy for now. Though I will admit that I'm not thrilled at having to take the fairings off and remove the gas tank to get to the air filter. Something to do over the winter along with whatever I end up getting for exhaust. I will probably try the Delkovic just to see whether it's worth messing with. What reviews I can find are generally positive.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 10:47 AM
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Though I will admit that I'm not thrilled at having to take the fairings off and remove the gas tank to get to the air filter.
The fairing do have a lot of bolts, but nothing technical on the gas tank. When I bought the bike 5yrs ago it seems like a big job, but I got used to it, besides it's only every 10k miles.

Before, I was riding the TTSE around 20k miles a year, so had to do it twice a year, but know is more like 10k.

Enjoy your new ride!

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