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Daytona Deliberations For owners and riders of Daytona 900, 955, 1000 & 1200

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Put it up on my new work stand. Now all SORTS of trouble is going to ensue...


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Old 12-04-2012, 09:08 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Nice! Whats the low down on the stand? I have front and rear stands, but have to hang the front end from the rafters to rebuild the forks. That looks sweet!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #153 (permalink)
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41gnr2, see below for group buy set up by DEcosse...

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Please see the Group Buy thread here

http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-trip...group-buy.html

Although initially aimed at the Speed Triple, the GB will include the identical 02-06 Daytona fitment also (or even a different brand/model if adapter is available)

(Please see notes later in thread specific to the 97-01 model Daytona - can discuss further here if anyone wants more info)

Please sign up at the official thread although discussion is welcome here.
P.S. - They've extended it now through December 25th, so you can still get in on the discount if you're interested.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Yeah the stand DEcosse is pimpin around here is REALLY nice looking. A touch out of my price range given how much I've spent on parts already tho :/
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:00 PM   #155 (permalink)
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And an on topic post?
Repairing this...


With my first attempt at plastic welding



And I had sanded down the pillion cap thingy with 220 grit and shot some PlastiDip on it over the span of several days, many many very thin coats...
It bonded so well with the paint that it pulled some off when I just pulled the 'Dip off.



Strange stuff...
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:59 AM   #156 (permalink)
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Good way to repair the plastics is with abs cement from plumbing section at your hardware store
You can even make a 'filler' by mixing some shavings from an abs fitting into some of the glue


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I used a zip tie as solder and a soldering iron \o/ Twisted on it a bit after it had cooled and it seems REALLY strong if not as flexible as ABS.

I'll sand it down nice and flat so there aren't any high spots to act as pressure points when I bolt it back up. Should be good to go for a while
At least until I start a tail swap idea or move on from the bike...
I hope I can't find a reason to move on from the bike. The few weeks I rode it it was the funnest bike I'd ever been on
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:32 AM   #158 (permalink)
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After picking her up on Saturday and riding 600km home, then riding to work and back for a couple of days, 2 things were becoming obvious. Low speed turn in wasn't quite as crisp as I had expected, and the ride was harsh to the extreme. Front preload was 2 lines, and compression and rebound 0.5 and 1 turn out respectively. Rear compression and preload were 0.5 and 1 turn out also. Tyres (new PR3s) were 30PSI front and rear. Possibly set up for track rather than real road use? Put everything to the MCN settings, and tyres to 34/40 F/R. Rear is a 180/55 on a 6" rim, so I read the 190/55 thread with interest. Looking forward to tomorrow's ride to compare the settings, and will fettle from there. Fun times
Dave ditch the 180 and fit a 190/55 and you will have a sharp steering bike.

For comparison I am a very heavyset stocky lump built like a brick at 5'10" and weighing 106kg without any of my custom made leathers or other gear.

I am running my 3rd set of Dunlop Qualifier 2's (although I just have a normal Qualifier on the front at present) and run at around 31-32 psi front and 32 - 34 psi rear on the road.
On the track I run 30 and 30 front and rear and for me with my weight these pressures work well.

I think your slow steering is coming from the suspension and I think a change to a 190/55 rear would also help.

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Thanks Dave; I'm mourning the hole in the garage atm - bike's off for a roadworthy certificate. Also looking at dropping the clamps 10mm.
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Thanks Dave; I'm mourning the hole in the garage atm - bike's off for a roadworthy certificate. Also looking at dropping the clamps 10mm.
I thought about suggesting that but with a tyre change maybe not needed but that is a personal set up thing and we all have different preferences on this stuff.

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