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Old 12-17-09, 13:59   #1
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Default Daytona to StreetFighter Conversion - Project Trixie Transformation

Having been inspired by the likes of 1 riktig svensk I am about to undergo my very own Daytona to Street Triple conversion. I plan to keep you informed about my progress, with plenty of pictures.

So first off, why am I doing this? Why am I going to rip apart a beautiful looking bike? Why donít I just buy a Street Triple? Well, I love the Daytona, the engine the handling, etc. I just canít get on with a sports bike on the road. I find them too uncomfortable. I have a GSX-R1000 that I race anyway, so I donít need another sports bike.

Why not buy a Street Triple I hear you cry? Well, no offence to those who own one, but I donít like the looks. The twin cans and twin headlights donít do it for me. I love the Daytonaís rear end though.

As we often read in the bike mags, when a manufacturer turns a sports bike into a road bike (like R1 to Fazer), they detune the engines, fit cheaper suspension, brakes, etc and basically take away all the good bits.

So that is pretty much it. Plus I wanted a project bike. So thatís what I have, a 2006 Daytona. Not even a crashed one. I did consider that, but where I live itís hard to get hold of crash damaged bikes as they are all shipped off to the UK.

Here is a pic of the starting point. Why Trixie Transformation? I name all my bikes, but my wife beat me to it and named her Trixie.
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what better way to spend winter then to watch someone build a bike
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If you don't like the ugly lights, which are you going with?
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If I was starting a project like this, these are the headlights that I would go with http://www.spieglerusa.com/UrbanHeadlight/. Good luck with the bike and can't wait to see the progress.

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If I was starting a project like this, these are the headlights that I would with http://www.spieglerusa.com/UrbanHeadlight/. Good luck with the bike and can't wait to see the progress.
That is a cool headlight. I like the doubles ala the Speed Triple but I certainly agree with Ruby Racing that the Daytona's got a nicer rear end than the Streety.

Good luck!
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Good luck and have fun! Sounds like a great winter project.
Kind of 50/50 about the dual headlights. But it would be great to see a triple with a different headlight arrangement.
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I'm definitely in to see the outcome and progress of this project, but I could never bring myself to do that to a D675.

Good luck to you
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If I was starting a project like this, these are the headlights that I would with http://www.spieglerusa.com/UrbanHeadlight/. Good luck with the bike and can't wait to see the progress.
I wonder if there's a little fairing/windshield that can attach to this one like on the Street Triple headlight assembly?
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that Spiegler light reminds me of the Ducati Street Fighter... which kind of fits with your title
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