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I've been riding a modified Bonnie for a while but I'm itching to get a second bike for track days and sport touring purposes.

I've found an 04 black Daytona 955 just serviced with 2,000 miles and Triumph carbon silencers on it (the rest is stock) for $6,000. I guess it's a good deal, I don't know?

What first good and useful options/modifications should I be considering if I decide to buy it? I'm 6'3'' tall for 180 pounds. Helibars? Bigger screen? Gel seat? Seat cowl? *****, am I answering my questions myself?

is the 04 a blast to ride!!?? Is it a good millesime!?

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Max, The '04 here has proven to be a good buy, as has the '02.

Generally performance mods are a can, a tune and regearing. An aeroscreen and tank guard are excellant practical additions. For a sport bike the Daytona is pretty roomy , but because there's different 6'3" body types fitment will only come after some saddle time.

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As an 03 owner myself,i'm 6'2 185.I wouldn't change my bike for the world.Comfort is there,handling,response as a factory unit.I went up against my friends 06 R-1,at high speed he had to get out of the throttle where i didn't.A steering damper is always a good add on but not this bike?Aside of the tank protector mine is as factory as they come,my only change would be exhaust.But to each there own!
 

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7vette3, A remap is usually needed with most, if not all of the nonstock cans. The aeroscreen is primarily for the '04-'06 owner's interest as Triumph lowered the profile. The aeroscreen just places the angle of attack to the same as the earlier Daytonas.
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[ This message was edited by: bradtx on 2007-01-25 08:35 ]
 

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If you do buy a Daytona, smart money says it will quickly become your primary bike with the Bonnie moving to the secondary bike. The Daytonas are that much fun.

The Bonnie or the Daytona? Everyone should have to make such difficult decisions regarding which bike to ride! :cool:

Good Luck.
 

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On 2007-01-24 17:45, bradtx wrote:
Max, The '04 here has proven to be a good buy, as has the '02.

Generally performance mods are a can, a tune and regearing. An aeroscreen and tank guard are excellant practical additions. For a sport bike the Daytona is pretty roomy , but because there's different 6'3" body types fitment will only come after some saddle time.

Brad
Hey Brad,
Can you (or someone else) give more details about the regearing?

Can I do the very occasional track days with the stock suspensions?

Chrs,
Max
 

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Most common regearing is 1 down in front 2 up in the rear
actual tooth count will differ from sssa and dssa. IMO the stock suspension will be just fine for track days, once you get it dialed in. No need to shell out the multiple $1000 for high end susp components for a bike that might only see the track a few times. Remember the bike will only be as fast as the riders skills. There is no better upgrade than expeience. So keep that couple thou for fairings..... :-D :-D :-D J/K
but not realy :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
 

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yeah the bike is my favorite bike to date...it has it all...speed, torque, looks.. i have a Sargent seat and it made a big difference...don't get the factory gel seat as i have heard it didn't make a huge improvement. it rides great on the open road and does track days well....buy it ...you wont regret it.





[ This message was edited by: dano on 2007-01-27 23:50 ]
 

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You'll have a hard time on the Bonnie, even with the 904. Trust me on this. The 955i is an incredible street motor with a lot of guts. Go for it. It just that after I ride the Daytona, I am reaching for the missing"sixth gear" on the Bonnie all the time. Bonnie is just a riot around town, but the Daytona is the best all round bike I've ridden. After completley tricking ut the Bonnie, you will be amazed how little you need to modify the Daytona, Good suspension stock, Triple engine, great brakes. Get the Daytona for a great price and you'll enjoy it. The latest, greatest stuff in the magazines are nice, but this is truly an ageless work.

[ This message was edited by: Brooksie on 2007-02-01 16:18 ]
 

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Hell I moved from a 125cc with ~30HP up to an '05 955i and haven't regretted it at all. Very controllable, nice power curve, the torque makes it easy to ride barely using the power if you want to be gentile. Pretty forgiving, too.
I truly love my Daytona to the point that my missus is getting jealous... :-D
 

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All right I just wanted to thank you all for your answers. It's now between a 955... or a new 675.................

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I have a blavk 2004 model. Ichanged from a D1200 which I loved too but the 955 is something else. All the grunt and power without the weight. Slightly less practical as my hard luggage won't fit buut hey can't have everything. Go for the 2004 daytona. Its near the end of its model line so all probs should have been ironed out. The 675s have a few niggles I'm told. They like oil. They drink it and lots of it. So I guess the 04 Daytona might be a bit more reliable, a bit heavier a lot more roomy and with black paint and black frame etc its the looker too. Its the one I'd go for but then I'm biased!

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[ This message was edited by: Nickwiz on 2007-02-06 06:37 ]
 

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The Daytona with the Sargent seat is the set up. The 675 is a beautiful machine but too small for me. I'm 6'2". I tried the Triumph gel seat on my S3 and I found it to a very Small improvement. The gel seat also sucks up the heat and becomes very hot while sitting in the sun. Takes around 30 min. to cool down. Great for a cold day with the sun out. Bad news in the summer.
 
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