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    School me on Daytonas

    Found a decent CL deal, '09 Daytona 675 with about 14k miles. Looking to pick it up for a track bike. I've been shopping I4 600's for a bit, was about to buy an F4i this week but the owner high sided it at a track day this weekend and the frame is bent so no. So I've been back in the hunt and I thought it might be fun to run a triple. Bike is in decent shape, it's been down but looks like an easy low side.

    Thoughts, opinions, objections on this bike? Owner is asking about $4k, I'm thinking closer to $3k.

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    09 with 14k for 4k is a great deal in itself. for a track bike i think it is worth it. i looked at an 07 daytona and 08 cbr600 a few years ago. i went with the cbr. the daytona sat way too aggressive for me for everyday riding. I think cbr600rr's make great trackbikes though. i would stay away from an f4i for track. but the 675 you're looking at seems like a hell of a deal. I havent heard of any complaints about any 675 triple yet.
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    Yeah the f4i is better suited to turn into a stunt bike.

    Which would be pretty rad.
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    Yep the F4i is out. Main reason I was going to go for it was it was track ready for me. Fully wires, race body work, slicks, and about $2k worth of suspension already spring for my weight. Oh yeah, and I was getting it for about $2500. That's all a moot point now as this nicely setup bike was recently doing cartwheels at Loudon.

    $4k is a bit more than I want to spend on a track bike, so if I can beat the guy down a bit it'll start making sense.

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    All I'll say is you'll love it on the track. Don't let anyone talk you out of it. The engine alone will make other Japanese 600's feel like 400's. Nevermind they might actually post bigger numbers. You'll love it for the same reason you love the Speed Triple.
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    School me on Daytonas

    Yep, that was pretty much my feeling crash. I love my triple and it would be great to get that same familiarity with a track toy. Lots if guys run SV650's and GS500's for a first track bike but at about 225 pounds I don't think it's going to hurt me to go ahead and start on a middle weight bike.

    Got some pics and more info from the owner, looks like the bike was just dropped not low sided. Ding in the tank, a few scuffs, nothing to worry about for a track bike. It's still road legal and hasn't been to the track apparently.

    Would need to safety wire the bike as well as a few other items to have it track ready. If it weren't dinged up a bit I'd almost say its too nice of a bike to stick a novice on it and put it on the track.

    After a bit more reading, it appears that '09 the daytona got a pretty hefty overhaul and is a really sweet bike. I'm going to try and make some time to see it this weekend.

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    I have one for track only duty and like it very much. Tremendous motor with Leo Vince exhaust, yoyodyne slipper clutch, and custom tune. Runs very strong. Suspension is key for track, rear 3 way Elka and Olin internals in the front, run Dunlop D211's. Sharksinz body work. Do the 1050 throttle tube conversion. Only problem is you wont see many at the track, when you wad it up you may not be able to get it back together for the rest of the weekend, if you have a Japanese 4 parts are aplenty at the track, so acquire some spares. I have not removed exup and all that, will do that this winter. Buy it and have a blast. Check in with Dano, don't know if he still has his.

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    I had a D675 for the track and fookin' loved it! Buy that bastard and ride the wheels off of it, you won't regret it.

    That's pretty much all I got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corn Fed View Post
    I have one for track only duty and like it very much. Tremendous motor with Leo Vince exhaust, yoyodyne slipper clutch, and custom tune. Runs very strong. Suspension is key for track, rear 3 way Elka and Olin internals in the front, run Dunlop D211's. Sharksinz body work. Do the 1050 throttle tube conversion. Only problem is you wont see many at the track, when you wad it up you may not be able to get it back together for the rest of the weekend, if you have a Japanese 4 parts are aplenty at the track, so acquire some spares. I have not removed exup and all that, will do that this winter. Buy it and have a blast. Check in with Dano, don't know if he still has his.
    Good points about parts availability. Sounds like a great bike. Everyone that has one loves it. I met a few that had them at the track, some had liter bikes as well but preferred the Daytona.
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    Good community for all things 675 Triumph675.Net Sorry, forgot about this thread

 

 

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