Triumph Daytona 955I

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Datan556, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Just run a TOR tune to start with. That bike may not have had a cat to start with, so don't worry about that terribly.

    ...check out thespeedtriple.com, there are a pile of maps on there as well, and a number of guys that were running 955is back in the day.
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  2. Datan556

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    thanks for the help so far. will do all the fluids all round. Guess what the country is at a standstill today with all the rain happening. Well its the first time in 3 years. Its like England coming to an absolute standstill when it snows

    now chaps a slight problem, the guy told me there is a short somewhere when i bought it, well i hooked it up today and the km on clock said 12 399km. almost fell on my back! thats not too bad innit?

    anyway, didnt want to turn over, instead a trrrrrrrrrrrr sound came from the bottom left. My thought its side stand sensor that is shorting out. Fuses still intact after a couple of trrrrrrr starts. I will add that I used my Dodge Ram battery on it cause the original battery was shot. Might that be problem? I hope to God that its not the stator, but that cant be, its only done 12k on the clock. hahahaha pardon my ignorance, I know somewhere somebody will cringe when they read about hooking a pick ups battery to it!

    Can not get anything done today, roads are flooded and most of the shops are closed.
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  3. Datan556

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    hold on hold on, first of all im yet again a massive idiot, can not be the side stand sensor. its the selenoid ticking over fast. used the pick up battery, so ill just have to be patient and get a new one when shops are open again.


    cant bloody wait though, guess il go and farkle the KTM instead whilst im waiting for weather to clear up!
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  4. Cos

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    Was the truck running when you used it to jump the bike?
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  5. Datan556

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    Nope, I used my old clothes iron's wire to extend the battery on the floor to the terminals on the bike, battery too big to put on the body of bike and connect terminals.

    Didnt use jumper cables
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  6. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I'll check that out. I just looked at my list of maps I got with TuneECU & find that it lists maps for all Triumph models. So, it seems I have some to try. I am hoping the cable that works on my Tiger 1050 will also work on the Daytona.

    The factory service manual came in the mail Friday and I have been reading that. I should have the bike next week so I will pull the tank & check for an aftermarket air filter, although the tunes don't differentiate between stock & aftermarket filters like the Tiger tunes do

    I am also thinking of buying another ecu. A check on eBay shows several that look the same except for the last numbers. Hoping the only difference is the tune, which I will change anyway. I did that on the Tiger JIC....
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  7. Tripped1

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    The cable should be fine on either bike, usually the biggest technical hurdle with TuneECU is getting the USB driver to work. On a 2005 unless it was a very late run of that model year you should have a Sagem ECU, not the Klelien that the 2006+ 955Is and all of the 675s and 1050s use
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  8. Datan556

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    OK ladies and gents. All of my stress was in vein. It was only the battery. I found that you can not use a clothes iron's wire to jump start a Triumph or any other machine for that matter.

    The battery was the correct fix and my earlier worries of frying the bike has now passed.

    A 12v 12ah battery is the key. The short I found under seat and now she purs like a kitten. Went for a ride every morning since Thursday. It as been a joyous occasion to hear those three cylinders kick up.

    Starting up there is no need for throttle twist. Idling is a bit low when hot but no big problem. I have been very cautious with my right hand, she stood for a year and a half under a cover so easing her in I think is key to longer living engine. Any thoughts on that or can I now yank the sh*t out the bike on the back highways of the city?

    https://twitter.com/datan556/status/330549150057902080/photo/1
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  9. Tripped1

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    Break in was already done.

    I might get a bit of oil and send it off to get analyzed, seafom run it around for 15-20 miles change that oil out (do NOT run with seafoam in your oil for over 100 miles) and then just let her rip.

    Those 955is at full long sound amazing.
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  10. Gryphon12

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    Unless, of course, your blood pressure was up too high!
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  11. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Come on, guys, I know that it is the first day of boating season here in Seattle with an expected high of almost 80F, but you all shouldn't be quite so distracted as all this!
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  12. Cos

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    By putting the apostrophe after the "i" you've turned it into a possessive, which it is not. :D

    Come on people, show them off.

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  13. Datan556

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    whoops, i see my spelling is affected by my over excitement for a new pony!
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  14. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Okay, if you insist. :D I have the only 955i SE in AK.

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    And a friend of mine has a red Daytona.

    Here we are near the top of Hatcher Pass about 60mi north of Anchorage. Love those triples. Mark H.

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  15. Datan556

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    Got the red one as well, my God they are pretty.

    Now come on people dont be shy lets see some more of the triples!!

    thanks for posting your pics gentlemen
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  16. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    Mine looks exactly like AKDuc's, so no need for a pic. I picked it up on Friday & rode it for the first time. Different bike for sure. I had sat on it before, but when I hit the road the riding position seemed way more aggressive than it did just sitting on it. I have a new set of bars, new ZG touring windscreen in hand & a rear stand on order. Then it's new tires & get to riding.

    My bike has the same exhaust as AKDuc's. Is this the Triumph TOR muffler?
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  17. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Yes, and it sounds great! Might want to take your bike in for the latest map upgrade tho for best tuning.

    I also put Heli Bars on mine. Very comfy. Have fun, Mark H.
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  18. Starrman

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    Rode a bike for the 1st time in 15 years today.

    This is for sale at a local dealers. A'98 t595 with 5500 miles.

    Test rode it and fell in love with bikes all over again. It made a few odd noises, just like my old Speed Triple. I'm not sure if its been resprayed. I can't find another of the same colour for its age.
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  19. Tripped1

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    Not sure about the paint.

    Its a looker though, I always loved that body style...but there are a lot of issues that come along with the pre-1999 T595s, enough that I would likely pass for a (one year) later model, the 1999-2001s are tanks. I have one in 6 digit mileage.
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  20. beeper

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    Just picked this one up today. Got it crazy cheap from craigslist. 28,000 miles, Remapped with Remus pipe, some minor cosmetic issues from a garage tip over and needs a rear tire. Also got a service manual and rear wheel stand along with some misc parts. :D

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