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Old 11-23-2012, 03:05 AM   #311 (permalink)
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Don't see much point in the 01 Daytona engine Rob - 02+ sure, but wouldn't bother with the older one.

Same peak power but more torque on the 1050 (stock config #'s)

02+ however is 149 PS (vs 130) although peak torque slightly lower at 100Nm @ 8200 (vs 105 @ 5100)
Just found a 2003 Daytona on ebay au that's at $1225, but sure it will sell for more than that. It would be good a good score for around 2k, it's even registered so I could swap engines resell it maybe get my money back.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #312 (permalink)
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Well the Daytona is up to $3250 so I guess the $2700 BST's are now looking to be a better option.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #313 (permalink)
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New to the forum but been on Trumpy's for years... (Sprint RS, Daytona 955i, Daytona 600, Daytona 675)

Last bike I had was a first gen Daytona 675 that went from street to dedicated track bike. Sold it when the second kid came along and the finances dried up. I've since changed jobs, increased my income and am again looking into bikes.

Have you ridden a 675 (Street or 'Tona)?
Can you compare them?
There are heaps of easy mods for the 675 that i was able to do without the knowledge of a skilled mechanic. It seems like the Speed requires more work... which in itself may be more rewarding.

Personally, I'm 6' and about 100kg + gear. I was doing 1:09's at Broady, I got down to a 1:44 chasing this hot chick on a CBR at Winton and 2:00 flat at P.I.

I'm considering getting a write-off and tracking it...
Thoughts??
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #314 (permalink)
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great thread Rob - hope 2013 runs well for ya! Would like to get out to your Qld races next year and have a look.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:18 AM   #315 (permalink)
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New to the forum but been on Trumpy's for years... (Sprint RS, Daytona 955i, Daytona 600, Daytona 675)

Last bike I had was a first gen Daytona 675 that went from street to dedicated track bike. Sold it when the second kid came along and the finances dried up. I've since changed jobs, increased my income and am again looking into bikes.

Have you ridden a 675 (Street or 'Tona)?
Can you compare them?
There are heaps of easy mods for the 675 that i was able to do without the knowledge of a skilled mechanic. It seems like the Speed requires more work... which in itself may be more rewarding.

Personally, I'm 6' and about 100kg + gear. I was doing 1:09's at Broady, I got down to a 1:44 chasing this hot chick on a CBR at Winton and 2:00 flat at P.I.

I'm considering getting a write-off and tracking it...
Thoughts??
Great idea wazza, I've never ridden a tona or street but I've been passed by plenty so I know they're very fast
Pretty much about the same size and pace as I was this year but I'm sure you'll be able to drop those times considerably with the more time you spend on the track.
There seems to be a lot more options for the 675 which is a bonus but the speedy has more potential once I get a bit faster, problem now for me seems to be clearance have my rear sets as high as they go and bad knees are preventing me from hanging off to fix this.
Definitely keep in touch and have a look on the bears web site they have a forum, lots of nice people with much more experience than me.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #316 (permalink)
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great thread Rob - hope 2013 runs well for ya! Would like to get out to your Qld races next year and have a look.
No worries look forward to meeting ya, if your riding out from brisvegas then get in touch with forum member kipper he comes out as well.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:35 AM   #317 (permalink)
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Seems the MOF has come to the party with the BST CF wheels as our combined chrissy present. I am looking at some with blemishes that are cheaper than the new ones. They're about 10% cheaper, but not sure to get the 5 or 7 spoke. The difference being the 5 is the one for my bike being 5.75" but it weighs 6.3lbs on the other hand the 7 spoke is 6.00" but only 5.9lbs.
I'm leaning toward the 7 spoke as I'm running a 190 rear, anybody see why I shouldn't go down this path?
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #318 (permalink)
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BST CF wheels... I'm jealous . I've never seen/heard of a problem with the 6" rim but I'm no expert. I generally prefer the appearance of 5-spoke rims but that's only aesthetics. Either way I suspect the weight loss will feel fantastic.

I'm curious what sprockets you're using when you race? Do you have just one setup or are you changing depending on the track? 18/43 is stock on the 2012 and I'm considering going to 18/45 (maybe even 18/46) for quicker acceleration but I'm a little nervous the change will make the bike more wheelie-prone, probably for no good reason though.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:21 AM   #319 (permalink)
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this is possibly part of your question Rob (and I didn't think about this much til today) - but how much does the CF wheel weight loss affect handling?

The wheels spinning would create their own momentum, thus when dipping into a turn, the wheel to some degree fights being tipped off its vertical axis and would then want to help return the bike back up the its vertical position. Take some weight away from the wheels and you loose some of that momentum, and possibly make it harder to stand the bike back up out of the turns. I'm not talking about a lot of feel here, but there would have to be some. The engine spinning at a higher revolution creates this same momentum (e.g. doing a slow speed distance test with the engine revving high helps keep the bike upright) and this may counter the wheel's momentum as well..... Like I said I'm not sure about this - just curious if you've felt that with the light CF wheels?

So I might guess the bike would feel lighter to dip in, but a little harder to stand up??
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and then I read this...

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