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Old 04-26-2013, 03:31 AM   #1
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Talking Triumph Daytona 955I

Hello

Purchased a Triumph 955i yesterday, '06 model and red. Anybody got some thought s on it?

Two problems found so far. Battery dead seeing it was stationary for a year and a half. One fuse blown, a green (30). Already drained oil and it looked normal and not used, almost a caramaly colour. Opened up the radiator cap to check fluids and it started pouring out, overflowing out the radiator cap. Think it was suppose to happen because of the long wait for someones attention.

Now what should I look out for and any pointers on oil, owners manual and basic check ups to prevent major damage because of the parking issue. ( give or take 16 months outside under a cover, might I add this is the middle east as well)

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:38 AM   #2
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Hello

Purchased a Triumph 955i yesterday, '06 model and red. Anybody got some thought s on it?

Two problems found so far. Battery dead seeing it was stationary for a year and a half. One fuse blown, a green (30). Already drained oil and it looked normal and not used, almost a caramaly colour. Opened up the radiator cap to check fluids and it started pouring out, overflowing out the radiator cap. Think it was suppose to happen because of the long wait for someones attention.

Now what should I look out for and any pointers on oil, owners manual and basic check ups to prevent major damage because of the parking issue. ( give or take 16 months outside under a cover, might I add this is the middle east as well)

Ready.... set.... go with comments!
For oil Mobile -4Tin 10W-40 and you can't go wrong, they like chevron 92 octane a LOT if you can find it. Do yourself a favor and have the fork oil changed (like $200 at the shop) and flush the cooling system out and start over.

.....getting the rear shock rebuilt isn't a bad idea, getting an aftermarket is better, that shock is garbage.

The rear brake sucks, if you can find the disk, caliper and carrier off of a 1050 spring that can be sorted for a $100.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:46 AM   #3
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For oil Mobile -4Tin 10W-40 and you can't go wrong, they like chevron 92 octane a LOT if you can find it. Do yourself a favor and have the fork oil changed (like $200 at the shop) and flush the cooling system out and start over.

.....getting the rear shock rebuilt isn't a bad idea, getting an aftermarket is better, that shock is garbage.

The rear brake sucks, if you can find the disk, caliper and carrier off of a 1050 spring that can be sorted for a $100.

How about the SHell Helix 10 40? MObil and those type of oil products are hard to get here, search mission for months.

Is the mobil 4 10w 40 a synthetic oi?
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How about the SHell Helix 10 40? MObil and those type of oil products are hard to get here, search mission for months.

Is the mobil 4 10w 40 a synthetic oi?

Yes, its full synth, but I have 90,000 miles on a 2001 955i engine without ever doing anything but routine maintenance on it and it will still pull the front wheel off the ground in 3rd gear.

Better safe than sorry really, otherwise and JASO-MA oil will work fine, and not hose your clutch.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:34 AM   #5
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Here's something i posted in the Triumph thread. Hope it helps.

Since then, i fitted Metzeler Z8 tires going from a 190/50 to a 190/55 rear. Definitely helps with the handling. Can't afford a new shock so i'm also going to respring her on both ends.

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Nothing as such.

Here she is second day i had her.



Observe the bazooka coming out of the headers. Hideous, no? Well, that had to go. While we're at it, might as well yank SAI and remap the damned thing. And since that's going on, let's go two teeth up on the rear sprocket for some better real world gearing. Aaaaaand while we're doing that, let's replace the OEM throttle tube with a Barracuda tube and larger cam so i don't have to re-grip if i want to open her up all the way.

Result



Then i'm thinking to myself: "Gosh, these clip-ons are sooooooo uncomfortable." So, off they go. Tarozzi clip-ons on. Not higher but the angle and sweep are sooooooooooooooo much better in terms of leverage and handling. Aaaaaaaaaand while we're doing that, let's chuck this old front brake m/c which makes me feel like my brakes are made of mush and replace it with a radial m/c off a GSX-R 1000. Thankfully, a Nissin m/c is a direct fit and can be found on ebay for not too much money.

Result...






And thus we get to this:



Truth be told, it's been kinda fun modding her out to fit me.

Next, some grippier pegs and a seat recovering with some grippier material.

And then...and then....and then....

Pardon the long-winded answer to a very short question.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:54 AM   #6
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Here's something i posted in the Triumph thread. Hope it helps.

Since then, i fitted Metzeler Z8 tires going from a 190/50 to a 190/55 rear. Definitely helps with the handling. Can't afford a new shock so i'm also going to respring her on both ends.
A 180/55 is fine as well, I ran those for years and years (before 190/55 was available in anything but track rubber)
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #7
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A 180/55 is fine as well, I ran those for years and years (before 190/55 was available in anything but track rubber)
Personal preference. I've had a 180 on a 6" rim before and didn't care for it much.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:57 AM   #8
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congrats. I love those bikes
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:56 AM   #9
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Personal preference. I've had a 180 on a 6" rim before and didn't care for it much.
Was it a 55 series? I got a lot better handling from from a 180/55 than I did from a 190/50.
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Was it a 55 series? I got a lot better handling from from a 180/55 than I did from a 190/50.
Yeah, it was. Dunlop Qualifier. Always felt i was running out of tire. I like the 190/55 on the 6" rim than i do the 180/55 on the same size rim. Wasn't a fan of the 190/50 either. 190/55 works really well for me and i love the Z8. Great tire for a Daytona set up for the road.
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Yeah, it was. Dunlop Qualifier. Always felt i was running out of tire. I like the 190/55 on the 6" rim than i do the 180/55 on the same size rim. Wasn't a fan of the 190/50 either. 190/55 works really well for me and i love the Z8. Great tire for a Daytona set up for the road.
Oh I wasn't arguing that.

Like I said that was what I used back when you needed a full on DOT race tire to get a 190/55, they weren't available in street flavors.
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Oh I wasn't arguing that.

Like I said that was what I used back when you needed a full on DOT race tire to get a 190/55, they weren't available in street flavors.
Gotcha.

I'm really pleased with how the big D is coming along. I've had to do some work but it's really turned into a great sporting bike for the road. Looking forward to ordering new springs, fore and aft.
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Gotcha.

I'm really pleased with how the big D is coming along. I've had to do some work but it's really turned into a great sporting bike for the road. Looking forward to ordering new springs, fore and aft.
I'm of two minds about my next bike.

I want to get a 2005ish 955i and make it into a real streetfighter a la GSXR forks with AK20, R6 radial monos, penski rear Sprint 1050 rear brakes, koso cluster and a proximity on off switch....most of the parts I already have, and then slap 1050 body and tank on it.

Just because it would be the bike I like, the 2005-2007 Speed Triples are my favorite lookers, but I'm not a huge fan of the 1050....I LOVE the 955i Daytona gen 2.

or maybe full retard, Turbo-busa touring rig.
or maybe a street-Rod with Road Glide fairings......


....choices choices I have two bikes and a truck and everything is paid off lol
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #14
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I have an '06 Tiger 955i; not sure if the Daytona suffers the same maladies but the charging system on the Tiger sucked and was easily upgraded. Good info on the Triumph forums.
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I'm of two minds about my next bike.

I want to get a 2005ish 955i and make it into a real streetfighter a la GSXR forks with AK20, R6 radial monos, penski rear Sprint 1050 rear brakes, koso cluster and a proximity on off switch....most of the parts I already have, and then slap 1050 body and tank on it.

Just because it would be the bike I like, the 2005-2007 Speed Triples are my favorite lookers, but I'm not a huge fan of the 1050....I LOVE the 955i Daytona gen 2.

or maybe full retard, Turbo-busa touring rig.
or maybe a street-Rod with Road Glide fairings......


....choices choices I have two bikes and a truck and everything is paid off lol
I like option 1

I'm in Cyprus, so i'm out of options for the foreseeable future.

I'm not even sure i should spend the money on springs, but i feel it'd finish the farkling...well, for now anyway.
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