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

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone with a stock muffler for sale?

I located an 03 for sale that looked really good. Unfortunately someone else got to it before I could get there.
The seller, an older guy, about my age I think, had my phone number tho. He called me after the sale yesterday to say that the bike is in his possession again and will be for sale again in about two weeks after cosmetic repairs are done.
The purchaser was a young guy, Im not sure how young. He, claimed to have considerable riding experience but stalled the bike four times getting it out of the driveway.
The seller then offered the money back in full, but the purchaser declined, said he was fine with it, didnt see a problem.
Five miles later at a stop sign at a slight uphill section, the buyer let the bike roll backwards a bit then dropped on the right hand side and got trapped under it.

The right hand lower fairing is broken and the muffler (stock) is toast. After wriggling free the buyer called the seller and asked for help. In the end the seller took the bike back (along with $900for damage) , dropped the bike at a local shop for repair and put the dispirited buyer on a train for home.

You cant help but feel sorry for te young guy, but I think he is lucky that things went wrong right away and at almost no speed.
Sounding really old here, but when I was at that stage bikes were terribly expensive relative to wages. For most guys a used Honda 55 or 90 was about it for affordability. After riding that for awhile you moved up to a big cb 160 with maybe 16 hp. If you really liked motorcycles and stayed with it, in a few years you might afford a 650 Triumph, or if really lucky, the blazingly fast new 60 hp Norton Commando, but they were a ton of money even used.
Inexpensive big bikes didnt exist nor did 150 hp bikes at any price.

Now a beginner can buy one with relative ease and get into trouble quick!

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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worntorn, I have 1 off my '04 you can have for free, it's pretty much brand new so all you have to do is pay for the shipping and it's your's. I think it should fit? Can I send you a pm to exchange info or however you want to work this?
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks Turk.
I will check with the seller and suggest he do the other repairs but leave the damaged muffler on the bike for now. I hope to get down there in a couple of weeks (s. cal) Will let you know if I need the muffler.

The bike is an 03 with 18,000 miles, one owner. I dont think he ran it very hard. He said he tried it with a Scorpion exhaust for a week but did not like the extra noise and nor wanted to do the remap so put the stock muffler back on. There is barely any heating showing on the exhaust tubes under the engine.
Ive noticed that most of them look quite scorched after awhile.

It is really tough to tell, maybe impossible to know sometimes if a bike has been beat on, run every shift to 12 k then powershifted, that kind of thing.
It seems to me that most, but not all, older riders tend to go a little easier on things and this fellow claims that is the case.
Now Im thinking about the local fellows I ride with, all older, some quite insane ex Westwood racers. Maybe the older guy/gentle rider rule doesnt work too well!
Come to think of it, I wouldnt want to buy a bike from me thinking it had an easy life!

Cosmetically this Daytona looked perfect before the incident, and that is always a good sign.

Glen

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, I'm a somewhat older guy myself(later 40's)and all I want to do is be on the throttle constantly,even my father keep's asking me when I'm gonna grow up, I just got a $200 speeding ticket and the cop looked shocked to see me pull my helmet off and this grey haired guy on a sport bike standing in front of him. My bike is in good shape but it is far from being babied.
To bad about the young kid and the '03, but your right he was lucky it happened the way it did, can't help but think he was on his way to becoming a statistic. I think to many young kid's with little to no experience are going out buying 150 - 160 HP bike's and really have no clue what it is their getting themselves into.
Like you said, Just let me know if you need it or not it's not going anywhere.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have two off an 09 scrambler.


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Old 11-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks Cali kid, sounds like Turk has it covered for me.

On the subject of old guys going gentle on bikes, here is a link to show just how gentle the really old riders can be.

The racing starts about halfway thru the clip, if you dont want to see the startup etc.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-a6...ature=youtu.be

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