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

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I finally got my T595 back together and on the road yesterday. Bike is twitchy, but worse it just feels unstable like it is top heavy. Fork tubes are flush with triple tree, Preload set to 4 with compression and damping at 1. I have searched the Triumph forums and don't see this listed. If I raise the tube that will just make the issue worse in my understanding. The rear spring adjusting rings are almost all the way to the top of the spring. I had a 05 Daytona 955i in the spring and felt none of this. I know they are different years but thought the frames/geometry were pretty similar. I will say that the torque for '98 is much better than the '05!

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1. What is the standard height above the triple tree for the fork tubes?
2. How can I lower the rear to make the bike more stable without replacing the links?

Any suggestions would be very welcome! Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here are the workshop manual details for the fork tube height:





Unfortunately, I can't advise you with the second part of your question.

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You cannot lower the rear without changing the links
On the Sprint, you can invert the eccentric, but the different brake caliper arrangement will not allow this on the Daytona/S3

Sounds like you have something fundamentally wrong however
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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JVX800, Unless you or someone did something to raise the rear, it doesn't need to be lowered to improve stability. Measure the rear ride height with the bike vertical from a handy point to the ground and let me know where you measured and I'll compare mine to yours.

I am showing 4 grooves on the preload adjuster, the outer tube is flush with the triple tree (only the cap is above). Did you adjust both compression and rebound? If so how many turns CCW from fully turned to the right for the adjusters? Did you match the rear shock's dampening to the fork's?

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OK. I was wondering about the eccentric arrangement with the SSA but that makes sense with the caliper. Thanks for the verification.
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Four on the preload and 1 on everything else. I show 24 inches from the center of the bolt, rear bolt hole on the left side rear set.
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Four on the preload and 1 on everything else. I show 24 inches from the center of the bolt, rear bolt hole on the left side rear set.
I measured both on the sidestand (24.5") and vertical (26.75"). I have a 190/55 rear tire and that can account for much of the 1/2" compared to a 190/50.

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Ok. Looks pretty close. It seems to be a lot better after all the tweaks and I think the rest is just the difference in the geometry of the bike overall from what I am used to riding. i will definitely do some more riding this weekend to acclimate myself to this bike.
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