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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Comfort on a Daytona 1995 ?

Hi everyone !

My question may be weird but...

I just fell in love with this daytona : https://www.leboncoin.fr/motos/1566065067.htm/

I don't know if every one can open the link. If need be, i'll upload the pics.

The funny story is that this bike, have the exacte same age than me. Same year, month, and day. And that's a true story !!!

But well, i need a bike that's confortable enough to do some touring on it. Is it possible to do some touring on this motorcycle, or the rider position is to sporty ?

I can't afford having two bikes :'( !


Secundo : Is it realistic to think that i could do my daily 20 kilometers to go to work ? i can't see why it could'nt be possible but i'm not the expert !

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On your marks, set, go !
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 07:39 PM
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My 900 is the same bike with a smaller engine. Even without bar risers Iím comfortable for an hour at a time, after that my old guy back starts to complain, and Iím 5í11Ē. Iíd say go for it. Iíve always wanted a 1200 but finding one over here isnít too easy.


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Im 5'35''... I know the feeling of finding a bike not to high lol !!!

I'm looking for info on long touring ( 2k-3k kilometer a week ) and about luggages too !!
Did you have luggages on your dayto ?
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I do not. I know Iíve seen mounted luggage on them. With you being not as tall it should be better, and bar riser kits arenít too expensive. I greatly enjoy riding mine, I just need the risers for more comfort. Plenty of power to cruise at whatever speed suits you, suspension works well in the curves but still supple. And the sound is addictive


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I am 6'0" and LOVE the ergonomics of my 96 Daytona 900. Other than a few hundred more cc's it's the same bike as the one you're looking at.

For me, the bike is very comfortable at highway speeds. The wind is directed to my chest and that props me up keeping pressure off my wrists and bum. You can easily fit a tank bag on this bike. For more luggage I have some soft panniers. I have completed a few saddle sores (1,000 miles in under 24 hours) on my Daytona, the key for long distance on this bike for me is ear plugs.

But, for really LONG distances on this bike check out what Nick Sanders did:
https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...31-days-20hrs/

I also use it as a daily commuter (about 65km round trip) as much as possible.

Before you buy it check for the normal things that pop up with this bike; sprag clutch, alternator bolt etc.
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Thanks for your answers guys!
French internet is really poor about this dayto 1995 1200.

All of my friends find it ugly and old but I'm don't know why I find it so cute !

Some retro look that is not as aggressive as the new motorcycles that are made.

I'd need to try this motorcycle to see of it is!

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You can put the clip ons above the top yoke and if you look at the footpegs with the linkage from a trident or Sprint you can relocate onto the lower hole
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Would you say that it is more comfortable then a sprint?

Thx for your answers

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Like Mot said, you can lower the Daytona peges to the Sprint/Trophy location (will need some extra parts to complete this). I lowered my pegs about a year after owning, and have since forgot about this mod until Mot mentionied it. Lowering the pegs did make a big difference in comfort. My legs are a little more stretched out.

Also, I contemplated moving the clip-ons up but I prefer the more forward/lower riding style.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I'll consider this!

The lower/sporty position is better on dayli ridding but on a long trip it's not the best for the back no?


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