Respectfully, couple of quick comments re above:
Originally Posted by alloymotor
.... you can plan on replacing the rectifier/regulator unit at 10-12k miles in most of the early 2nd gen 955i's....
There is no mileage connection with regulator failures - some can be very early and others go on indefinitely.
Also regarding specific reference to early 2nd gens - there is no correlation to model year - the same R/R was fitted throughout entire Triple Range until only very most recent 2012 1050 model.
i.e. 'early' 2nd gen Daytona no better or worse than any other 02+ Triple (Speed Triple, Daytona, Sprint etc) in this regard.
Having said that, indeed I would recommend proactively replacing at some point anyway, with a MOSFET type which is much more reliable.
...Please do keep in mind that a rather expensive valve adjustment will be due at 12k miles ...
It is not necessarily a valve adjustment
, but scheduled valve check
- significant difference in cost of one vs the other.
Checking clearances is very simple - only if out of spec does it require more skill & knowledge & time to pull the cams to replace any shims that may be required.
Many motors are not actually out of spec at the first 12K.