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Triumph SuperSports Triumph Four-Cylinder Enthusists: TT600, Speed4, and Daytona 600/650

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #141 (permalink)
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So 6 piston calipers, what are any other performance benefits?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:25 AM   #142 (permalink)
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USD forks are lighter, yet stronger than conventional forks.
Better choices for pads/rotors.
Reduced unsprung weight...So ive read
Probably more stuff i cant think of at the moment.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:57 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Interesting.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #144 (permalink)
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well the new stuff with my bike........fresh scrapes / cracks down the right side and a broke nose
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:44 AM   #145 (permalink)
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well the new stuff with my bike........fresh scrapes / cracks down the right side and a broke nose
Bummer dude... When is the rebuild I'm going to do some painting on mine, so if you want to compare notes shoot me a pm
Also I'm working on welding plastics.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #146 (permalink)
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My back plastic piece above the tail light cracked front to back with the bolt hole in the middle. What is the best way to fix this? Fiberglass resin? Duct tape? haha yellow duct tape?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:07 PM   #147 (permalink)
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Best result is, drill small holes on each side of the crack & stitch it together with a small wire.Ive fixed several plastic parts this way.Then fiberglass afterwards, just glassing alone will crack/delaminate very quick.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #148 (permalink)
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My back plastic piece above the tail light cracked front to back with the bolt hole in the middle. What is the best way to fix this? Fiberglass resin? Duct tape? haha yellow duct tape?
Mine is cracked the same way. Drilling holes at the endpoints of the crack is key to keep to from cracking more. There are plastic welding kits out there. I was hoping to find an uncracked one at some point and reinforce it to keep it from cracking.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:55 PM   #149 (permalink)
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@Day6, Thank you, I will probably wind up doing that if I do not find one for sale.
@SquarEuro, Why didn't I think of that! Thanks for the info, I had run across talks of the circular holes in sprockets as apposed to other shapes in doing sprocket research. The circular holes distribute force(?) evenly whereas other shapes collapse more easily under increasingly extreme load.

What else is new?????
I got a front paddock stand finally, for storage. Still haven't figured out how to use the dang thing, but it looks cool! ($37!)
Found some really nice cleaner. It's like a bike wash, for your plastics. It works on all plastics and leather, and much more. It's 303 Aerospace Protectant. I saw it at a spa/jacuzzi place for leather outdoor covers. It helps repel water on my visor (like rainx for plastic (don't use rainx on plastic!)) and it shines up the fairings like new! It is a UV protectant also. It's like armorall, but lasts.
Got a Cortech tank bag.... for free! Got it from a friend that sold his 848 with one of the straps still on it. Went down to an arts and crafts store and picked up strap material and a clasp for $5!
Update on the Pirelli Angel ST's: I have just over 25,000mi now. I put the Angels on at about 19k. 6k mi later they have over half of the tread left.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:33 AM   #150 (permalink)
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The Pirelli Angels are a great tyre, I'm glad you're enjoying them...I took mine off simply to go back to SC's for some trackdays...not really necessary with my wobbly speeds, but good for piece of mind.


What's new with my bike??....I just ordered the private plate "VALMOTO" from Ca DMV....not usually a fan of them but it was only $49 and it'll give a prisoner something to do for three minutes or so....kinda think it will finish my bike off nicely.
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