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

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My new toy has a small puzzle

Hello all.

I've just recently got myself a lovely Daytona 600.

I'm by no means mechanically minded, nor particularly confident: but whilst cleaning the hard to reach bits today, I noticed two rubber tubes. The first is short, and appears to dangle about an inch above the chain. The second is longer - it can reach underneath the chain guard, therefore consequently it touches the chain.

I figure this could be a scottoiler from a previous owner, as the tubing doesn't look OEM. I see the tubes going back into the bike but cannot see from where and am unsure how to remove the front seat.

I've attached some photos (hopefully) that explain better than my words..!

Advice and info would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello all.

I've just recently got myself a lovely Daytona 600.

I'm by no means mechanically minded, nor particularly confident: but whilst cleaning the hard to reach bits today, I noticed two rubber tubes. The first is short, and appears to dangle about an inch above the chain. The second is longer - it can reach underneath the chain guard, therefore consequently it touches the chain.

I figure this could be a scottoiler from a previous owner, as the tubing doesn't look OEM. I see the tubes going back into the bike but cannot see from where and am unsure how to remove the front seat.

I've attached some photos (hopefully) that explain better than my words..!

Advice and info would be greatly appreciated!!
That looks like the tubes that go up to the bottom of the tank. Normally those route down between the swingarm and engine, so they don't end up getting sucked into the chain. Kinda looks too late in your situation though.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That looks like the tubes that go up to the bottom of the tank. Normally those route down between the swingarm and engine, so they don't end up getting sucked into the chain. Kinda looks too late in your situation though.
Do you mean like an overflow?

I expected them to be of a bigger diameter. They are about 10mm.

They do look like they've both had some chain treatment...

So what are my options?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep, 10mm sounds about right. One of those tubes goes to the fuel tank, the other one should go to either the radiator or coolant over-flow. Regardless, they are overflow tubes and should be open like that. Your tubes don't look too damaged, I'd just say re-route them so that they come out the bottom of the lower fairing. There should be a key-latch to remove your seat, for better access.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No key latch of the D600/650.....the bolts for removing the seat are at the very back of the seat under the corners of the cushion.
The hoses should be routed a bit further forward (obviously!!)...there should be a small wire hook arrangement that's attached to the forward-most sprocket-cover bolt....you can just barely see it in this pic...


....it keeps the hoses in place, just forward of where the gear-shift shaft is.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No key latch of the D600/650.....the bolts for removing the seat are at the very back of the seat under the corners of the cushion.
The hoses should be routed a bit further forward (obviously!!)...there should be a small wire hook arrangement that's attached to the forward-most sprocket-cover bolt....you can just barely see it in this pic...


....it keeps the hoses in place, just forward of where the gear-shift shaft is.
Thanks for (and for the posts prior to this). First Big Bike and I bl**dy love it. Have been looking for a decent one for ages.

Next is what to put on the Xmas list for new bits!!
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Check out SkyKing Products...they do quite a few aftermarket bits for our bikes.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks. I will take a look and no doubt, find plenty of things far beyond my reach...


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