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Old 12-10-12, 12:26   #1
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Default Upgade 2007 or get 2012 675R?

Edited my long-winded post to say this:

Your bike is a 2007 Daytona, 6500 miles, mostly stock, in race trim. You're getting more serious about racing. Would you:

A. Spend $3000 on a bike worth ~$4000 to upgrade suspension and a few other components -or-
B. Sell 2007 and get a 2012 675R that already has the stuff on it.

I feel like if I find a 675R for a decent price and sell off all the street fairings, etc the price would be similar to maybe slightly more. Which is the best option? What would you all do?

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For racing, option A.

Mostly because if you dump it badly it'll be cheaper to fix. If you have to replace a fork on a 675R they're $2200 each. Plus you've come to love your current engine after all it's been through for you, haha.
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The other part of the reason I'm considering an R is because of what you just said. My engine and all its been through. The bike has about 3500 street miles and 3000 track miles.

How long will a 675 last before needing a rebuild under racing conditions? I treat her well, with an oil change after every race weekend or every other track weekend. I also like the idea of having a bike 5 years newer. If you can't tell, I'm leaning more towards the 675R option.
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well the plus side to the 675R option is that the engine is slightly tweaked, you have different throttle bodies, better brakes, etc.

for the same price - i'd get the 675R for sure - just don't bin it
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In that case, go for the option that you know you won't regret and get a 675R. I mean heck, may as well save up a tad more and get a 2013. Only tradeoff with that is there might not be an immediate demand for fairings and whatnot.
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I thought about a 2013, but prob not an option. I found what I think is s great deal on a 2012 ($9.2k) so the 2013 is quite a bit more. Plus, there's zero aftermarket right now for things like race fairings that I need.
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I'd be to worried about hurting (crashing) a brand new toy to actually use it like I should.

At least that's my excuse why I'm still slow. I wouldn't feel bad pushing a lesser valued bike further. That's my twisted view though.

If it doesn't bother you, I'd choose the fresher, newer 675r.
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My days of worrying about keeping the bike shiny and new are long gone. I learned that back in 08 when I laid my 07 down on the street. It's been an ugly track whore ever since.

I realize at any moment on the track my bike could be come a disposable piece of scrap metal. I also am super happy I decided on a more realistic house when I bought one, leaving much more of my income available for toys and racing, lol.
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I am not sure if you saw this beauty that is for sale it's already broken in ready to be a track whore
http://www.triumph675.net/forum/showthread.php?t=66962 it's got plenty of cosmetic mods that you can take off and sell for more track expenses , tires etc etc
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I swapped my stock 07 for a 12 R. There were some hard goodbyes, but it's done and it came with more than I ever would have done to my 07.

I have found that there are far fewer headaches and long nights when the bike has most of what you want from the factory. For whatever reason, mod projects always seem to make me sweat and want to punch something before I'm finished. Going straight to the D675R prevented a lot of frustration, but bought me into a monthly payment.
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