Now we're getting somewhere - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2012, 05:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 05 Tiger
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 188
Other Motorcycle: 2006 Daytona 955i
Now we're getting somewhere

I bought my Daytona because i wanted a "real world" sport bike.

First month i had it...absolutely did not like it. It felt slow, the brakes were bad, i couldn't get myself comfy and i generally felt like i had made a huuuuge mistake.

Thankfully, the market for a 955 Daytona in Cyprus is limited. As in, i'm it. So, since i couldn't sell it, i had to get it to the point where i could ride it and like it. So after reading and asking and reading some more and pestering various members of various forums, it began.

Got rid of the bazooka they call an exhaust, got a high-mount Triumph exhaust. Pulled SAI. Remapped.

Better.

Geared too tall. Two teeth up on the rear.

Better.

Adjusted suspension (yeah, i should've done that to begin with)

Beeetter.

Hated how i had to re-grip the throttle to get it all the way open. Installed Barracuda throttle tube and cam.

Better yet.

Absolytely freakin hated the riding position. Bought Tarozzi clip-ons, installed those. While i was at it, got a radial brake m/c from a GSX-R and replaced the OEM.

Result: When we went out last week, for the first time since i've had the big D i can honestly say that i had an absolute blast riding it. The new m/c gives me the braking action i like (although i'm waiting for a set of caliper seals and brake pads to complete the brake overhaul), the new clip-ons actually give me some leverage and the bike ripped through the turns like i thought it could when i bought it. She just might be a bit of a keeper.

I gotta say though, i did more work on this bike in 6 months than i did on my 955 Tiger in 6 years.
Cos_07 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-31-2012, 08:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Pole Position
Main Motorcycle: 1998 T595
 
bradtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 3,434
Cos 07, Have fun with it and please add the model year to your profile.

Brad
bradtx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 08:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 05 Tiger
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 188
Other Motorcycle: 2006 Daytona 955i
Yes sir.
Cos_07 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Pole Position
Main Motorcycle: 1998 T595
 
bradtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 3,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cos_07 View Post
Yes sir.
That's just way too formal.

Brad
bradtx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 11:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 05 Tiger
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 188
Other Motorcycle: 2006 Daytona 955i
It is kinda, isn't it?

Just as an aside, now that i'm more comfortable with the seating position, i have to say that the old girl isn't as hard to chuck around as i originally thought. Ok, it's not by any means a CBR but she does quite nicely on the street.
Cos_07 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 11:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2002 Daytona 955i DSSA
 
sardinecan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA
Posts: 357
Other Motorcycle: 1987 Honda VFR700
Extra Motorcycle: 1975 Kawasaki Z1 900
Mine took a bit of getting used to as well, but the more seat time the more I adjust. I haven't done any real mods except adjust the suspension which made a difference.
__________________
Romans 10:9-10
sardinecan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Pole Position
Main Motorcycle: 1998 T595
 
bradtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 3,434
Cos 07, What worked for me on my '04 was to raise the fork tubes ~5 mm (I lost my notes) from the flush it was delivered with. The D955i has a longish wheelbase and this helped reduce trail for an improved turn in. For my '98 the fork tubes are raised ~2 mm and I have a 190-55 rear tire for much the same effect on trail. The '02 was stable with the same set up as the '04 despite it had less trail and a wee bit less wheelbase to begin with... it was just neutral in the turns, my favorte D955i.

Comfort is a very important factor that is sometimes overlooked. A good overall fitment leads to confidence.

Brad
bradtx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 11:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 05 Tiger
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 188
Other Motorcycle: 2006 Daytona 955i
Quote:
Originally Posted by sardinecan View Post
Mine took a bit of getting used to as well, but the more seat time the more I adjust. I haven't done any real mods except adjust the suspension which made a difference.
I think the biggest one for me was the clip-ons. I just couldn't get used to the angle of the OEM bars. The Tarozzis may not be higher but the angle makes a huge difference to me in terms of handling and comfort.

Last edited by Cos_07; 07-31-2012 at 11:46 AM.
Cos_07 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 11:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 05 Tiger
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 188
Other Motorcycle: 2006 Daytona 955i
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
Cos 07, What worked for me on my '04 was to raise the fork tubes ~5 mm (I lost my notes) from the flush it was delivered with. The D955i has a longish wheelbase and this helped reduce trail for an improved turn in. For my '98 the fork tubes are raised ~2 mm and I have a 190-55 rear tire for much the same effect on trail. The '02 was stable with the same set up as the '04 despite it had less trail and a wee bit less wheelbase to begin with... it was just neutral in the turns, my favorte D955i.

Comfort is a very important factor that is sometimes overlooked. A good overall fitment leads to confidence.

Brad
I have a 190-50 on right now. Fork tubes have not been raised at all, though i've done that with the Tiger. My next rear will definitely be a 190-55. Should i keep the fork tubes as they are or should i raise them a touch?
Cos_07 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 11:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Pole Position
Main Motorcycle: 1998 T595
 
bradtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 3,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cos_07 View Post
I think the biggest one for me was the clip-ons. I just couldn't get used to the angle of the OEM bars. The Tarozzis may not be higher but the angle makes a huge difference to me in terms of handling and comfort.
I had an issue with my right hand on long runs with the '98. It had been dropped and that bent the clip on a couple of degrees to the wrong direction for me. A new one fixed that issue... it doesn't take much change for a huge improvement.

Brad
bradtx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:05 PM.



Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0