OK, I can not ride, STILL ! But I do have motorcycle news. My bike would not start again last month. Details: Yes, it happened again. Another DEAD BATTERY ! AND IT WAS THE SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO !!! I rode to work, taking 20 miles to go the 5 miles to get there ! I posted that for you 2/6/2015 (That short ride was on 2/4/2015) No problems at all. We have had a harsh winter here in New Jersey, as you can see, so riding has been minimal, if at all. I road home from work, only going the 5 miles it really takes, with no problems. I did use the radio. Which for me means I used my own music that I put on a micro flash drive and plugged into the USB port in the glove box. Yes, I have some great techno stuff. Most of which I do not know how to use ! I had turned the radio off when I got to work, and also after I got home. I was able to ride to work again one week later on 2/11/2015, with the radio on. When I went to go home, with a stop on the way, the radio would not work. On the dashboard display screen I got the message "radio not found" !!! I made my stop and thought maybe the radio would reset itself being off for about 15 minutes, but it did not. I road home singing to myself ! (I would have preferred the radio ! ) I went to take the bike to work two days later, 2/13/2015, and the battery was completely dead. I had no lights or anything come on when I turned the key ! I think it had 4.6 volts left in it when I checked it ! Deja Vu ! Sirius Radio had graciously gave me another free trial. The period stated by them was 2/4/2015 thru 2/17/2015. So I was 99.99% positive the Sirius was the culprit. I normally turn the radio off when I get to my destination (because of my previous problems and paranoia). But on the 11th I left it on when I got to work. Whenever I start this bike after leaving the radio on the radio always shuts off no matter what. I always get a "Battery Low Voltage" warning when I do that. The radio usually comes back on after several seconds, but this time it never came on. I called the dealer and explained the whole thing to them and I told them I was pretty sure it had something to do with Sirius. My wife called Sirius and they said what I was experiencing could happen. I towed the bike to the dealer and left it with them. In the mean time the dealer had called Triumph and they did hint that there was a problem in the computer with the Sirius Satellite, but it could be fixed pretty easily. SO I WAS NOT CRAZY ! Well, not because of that anyway ! My dealer took care of the problem by downloading a new software update into the radio (That is the best I can remember, and I was not given too many details because it was computer related and it would have been over my head anyway.) My Dealer, specifically the Service Department Manager, even got me a new battery on warranty from Triumph. Thank you so much Chuck for watching out for me. He has been a real blessing during my whole ordeal. I think my bike was his first headache when he started at this dealership ! I never use a tender on my bikes, I have never had to beings I use them as much as possible. Before February 4th I had not ridden the bike in at least 2 weeks, and I am sure it was longer than that. I would guess around 4 weeks. Yes, a month without riding !!! :huh Kind of makes one get a little frazzled !!!! So, I bring the bike back home when the repairs were completed, and after keeping the ice and snow off the trailer for several days, and now the bike once again sits in the garage while the weather outside if frightful ! That is my newest Dead Battery Story. I am pretty sure this will be the end of that problem. They had apparently figured this out and it was posted on the Triumph Trophy Forum, but I never read about it unfortunately. So, while I had the bike on the trailer again I thought I would share some more pictures of how I tow the Trophy. I mentioned it before, but I remembered to take pictures this time ! It is still a pretty bike, even on a trailer ! The Condor Motorcycle Chock is amazing. You just pull your bike up and into the chock and it stands up by itself. That of course is a little frightening, so I am always nearby and not rocking the trailer too much so it stays upright until I get the straps on. The design is pretty nice because you do not have to leave the chock always bolted to the trailer. It is also easily adjustable for different size wheels. You can also fold down the front support, but it does not look like that would give you any advantage to make it worth the trouble. There are 4 thumb screws that go into two permanent brackets bolted to the trailer floor, so you can put the chock in when you need it and take it out when you are done. The front of the bike is held down using a Canyon Dancer Bar Harness 2 handlebar strap. The #2 has hard cups that go over the ends of the handlebars. The original had soft cups and seemed to cause some problems on certain model bikes. The straps go down to metal loops on the floor of the trailer. They say not to tighten them down too far to avoid compressing the suspension down to far and blowing out the fork seals. It is not necessary to tighten it down all the way anyway. I would say about half way compression of the front suspension works just fine. The back of the bike I stabilize with two straps around the grab bars and run the straps down to the metal loops on the floor. I compress the back a little to get it a bit tighter. Yes, I am paranoid ! It was easier driving this time. But I still kept an eye in my rear view mirror ! Now if we can get rid of the white stuff I might be able to ride and post pictures of where I have been instead of trailering it around the neighborhood ! This was coming home yesterday from work. We got 6 to 8 inches ! It is pretty though.