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Old 10-02-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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2006 Triumph 675 Anything I should know?

I'm looking at one of these for a dedicated track bike. Found one locally with 3K miles, all prepped for track use (race body, etc) for cheap. It's already had the stator replaced under warranty. Anything else I should be concerned with?

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Old 10-02-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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Just keep the battery charged up, the 675 doesn't like the voltage getting too low. My wife has had a 2006 since new, and that's been the only issue if it isn't ridden often enough.

I upgraded the R/R just before the recall came out, and it hasn't changed that situation.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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R/R recall is usually the biggest issue but an easy fix and an easy check. http://www.triumph675.net/forum is a good resource. There was a dipstick issue with some of the bikes (being too long or the wrong one something like that). Generally minimal issues with them. My '07 has ~24k miles on it, 13k are mine and no issues. Mine does double duty street and track.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:46 PM   #4
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Thanks.

Do the 06 models have a slipper clutch as OEM? I'm guessing not.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #5
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Nope, I think only the newer (2013-2014) 675R models come with slippers. There are aftermarket options if you want to upgrade
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I had an 08. I remember some people having problems with the self adjusting cam chain tensioner. I recall there being a manually adjustable one being recommended. The only problem I ever had in 14000 miles was the exhaust flapper valve sticking.
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I had an 08. I remember some people having problems with the self adjusting cam chain tensioner. I recall there being a manually adjustable one being recommended. The only problem I ever had in 14000 miles was the exhaust flapper valve sticking.
Thanks. I looked at this one today. It's got a race body, full exhaust (no exup), has had the fuel pump relays done, Stator and reg/rectifier and has a lot of goodies on it. GP shift, which was interesting when I tried it out.... Huge difference in power from my S1000RR, but that's what I'm looking for at this point. I'll make an offer this weekend and pick it up so that I can do a track day on it next weekend.

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Old 10-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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Be careful with oil level. The first year or two, the factory recommended oil level was too low and a few bikes suffered engine damage for it, usually to the connecting rods if I remember right. I don't remember if Triumph changed the actual oil capacity, but they did recommend a higher fill level and issued a dipstick with a raised fill mark on the later models.

A couple of years ago I just missed picking up an otherwise-pristine '06 Daytona from Craig's List for $1,200 because it had this problem. (I figured if the engine was un-repairable I could part the bike out and recover the money, and if it was fixable, hey! Cheap Daytona!)
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Be careful with oil level. The first year or two, the factory recommended oil level was too low and a few bikes suffered engine damage for it, usually to the connecting rods if I remember right. I don't remember if Triumph changed the actual oil capacity, but they did recommend a higher fill level and issued a dipstick with a raised fill mark on the later models.

A couple of years ago I just missed picking up an otherwise-pristine '06 Daytona from Craig's List for $1,200 because it had this problem. (I figured if the engine was un-repairable I could part the bike out and recover the money, and if it was fixable, hey! Cheap Daytona!)
Thanks. I hadn't heard about that one.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:19 PM   #10
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Thanks. I hadn't heard about that one.
Actually, the owner's manual was printed incorrectly. My wife had one of the first 2006 675s, and the manual already had a one page correction regarding oil level, to be placed over the original.
If someone didn't bother to do that, and followed the original directions, I could see an issue.
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