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Triumph Daytona 675

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Mods: exhaust, Continental tires, sprocket and oil filler plug, accessory hugger and heat

The Triumph’s OE plastic oil cap wept so was replaced with a tighter-fitting from Driven Racing The aluminum cap has a large O-ring and comes drilled for safety

The Triumph’s OE plastic oil cap wept so was replaced with a tighter-fitting u

time for my Triumph to go back, and missed the 10,000-mile goal on yet long-term testbike. While Tim has an commute to rely on and Joe will his keys to anyone, I’ve accumulating miles in 150-mile at weekend track days. lights, triangulated race and an abundance of testbikes saw the Daytona a lot, thus 60 percent of the I logged were at racetracks.

That’s pretty good many track-day providers providing during the winter when things can get cold and even here in Southern And since the weather was pretty wet in I pulled the trigger on a set of Continental’s new Attack 2 sport-touring tires front, $200 rear; ). I’d hoped to report on their but alas I’ve only put 500 on them. So far, so good.

I can’t mouth a word of about the Triumph’s engine or the same can’t be said for its I never got the geometry or the suspension sorted. Every time I one issue, another cropped up. often the way it goes when dialing-in a track bike, but or later you arrive at an acceptable

No so the Triumph; the process just dragging on.

Some racers have special swingarm-pivot inserts to the swing- arm angle and improve behavior, but that was more than I wanted to do. Instead, I two teeth on the rear sprocket an aluminum Driven Racing cog ), which in theory combat squat by reducing the sprocket’s leverage on the rear The immediate upside is a revised ratio that makes gear more useful in corners and raises top speed on tracks.

Akrapovic’s titanium and can cuts nearly 5 lbs. off the top of the Even with the dB-… it’s not much louder stock, but the note is raspier a richer, deeper sound.

titanium and carbon-fiber can cuts 5 lbs. off the top of the bike. Even

After hearing a few uncorked at track days, I gave in and an Akrapovic slip-on exhaust ). I took me 4 hours to the pipe because I had to lift the to fit the stock heat shield the oversized Akro mid-pipe. But the sounds superb, cut 4.2 lbs. and out the power curve while 2 bhp and 1 lb.-ft of torque to the midrange. The pipe’s carbon-fiber end cap touched off an catalog shopping spree $439 later ($150 for the hugger, $289 for the heat ), the front fender, hugger, heel guards, shield and muffler all match.

My with Motorcyclist ’s 2006 of the Year was exciting, but it wasn’t problems. The brake light, signals and horn failed times due to a fussy electrical under the fuel tank, and the light came on with regularity during the last months. A trip to the local saw the problem diagnosed as a maladjusted flapper valve; bringing the tension back into fixed the problem.

Triumph Daytona 675

Meanwhile, I’m on my third Clear integrated tail light ), because both units malfunctioned. The aftermarket stands behind its one-year and immediately sent out replacements, but the obviously has some reliability that need to be addressed.

the entire TrackDaZ crew up the 2 quarts of oil the Daytona sprayed the Willow Springs Raceway Yes, I helped-that’s me pushing the

That’s the entire TrackDaZ cleaning up the 2 quarts of oil the Daytona onto t

Other issues? Well, was one big one: While wringing the neck at Willow Springs, the oil O-ring hemorrhaged, spraying 1 all over my rear tire and the track surface from 6 through high-speed Turn 8. I remained upright and brought the to a stop in the dirt, but the two riders me hit the deck hard. Both fairly understanding, one going so far as to That’s why we wear leathers and

That’s also why many organizations require oil-retaining pans. Wish I’d had one at the time.

been fun, and it’s real, but has it been real I’d say so: This Britbike definitely has its but owning one for a year has been a experience, and developing it has taught me a few about setting up a track

With the Triumph leaving, time to select a new long-termer. The cool three-cylinder engine has me on an kick, and I want to keep it. So what’s next?

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