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08-14-19 00:19
MacBandit
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Originally Posted by Plasmablaster View Post
Are there any other reliability modifications you've done apart from:
- Heat Exchanger,
- Water/oil pump
- Cam Chain Tensioner
There are numerous things that you can do on every bike to reduce the chance of failure. Checking harness routing and securing it properly so there are no sharp bends. checking torque on all bolts but especially any with gaskets sometimes several times over the first few thousand miles. Making sure everything is torqued to spec and greased properly. Making sure all electrical connections are tight and clean. Beyond that the ones you mentioned are important for heavy duty high temp or extended high rpm running. The most important is replacing the original rectifier that cam on the pre-10 models is pretty important as it failing can cause long term cascade failures in any or all electrical parts on the bike.

Itís also important when cleaning the bike not to hose directly into any electrical part. They deal well with rain but not water pushed in at pressure at weird angles.

Keep in mind that catastrophic failure can happen on any brand itís unfortunate but it happens. As for parts yes there are far less used parts and they cost more. New parts cost about the same as Japanese brands. Triumph does have issues with parts availability on unusual parts and occasionally on common parts. But as a whole they are far better then most low production brands like Ducati, MV, Aprilia. People donít think of them as a exotic brand but by the production numbers they definitely are.
08-13-19 17:54
Larzzz I loved my 675 but the motor blew on me @12k!!!! Immaculate condition and meticulously maintained...seems to be a common problem for the 07's (which i had). Spun bearing in #2 cylinder, destroyed the crank! I will never buy another triumph again! so disappointed but a gorgeous bike...loved the sound too! Oh and btw....parts are very expensive and hard to find compared to Jap bikes..
08-11-19 20:53
Plasmablaster
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Originally Posted by MacBandit View Post
I did a lot of preemptive modifications to prevent problems others have had.

Are there any other reliability modifications you've done apart from:
- Heat Exchanger,
- Water/oil pump
- Cam Chain Tensioner
08-11-19 18:20
MacBandit Agreed. I've had customers with endless problems with their Honda and people with zero problems with their Triumph like I've had. That said I did a lot of preemptive modifications to prevent problems others have had. On a whole thought Hondas tend to be more reliable but less exciting in my opinion. It's the age old question old reliable or high strung and exciting.
08-11-19 15:35
ThatsAgood1Jay All bikes have their problems, the Honda just seems to have fewer of them.
08-10-19 10:49
Arawn My '13 675R leaked oil and coolant; the countershaft seal is yet to leak though. All of the issues are very well documented on this site, all minor issues and none that would leave me stranded. That being said it doesn't inspire the same confidence I get from a Japanese bike although I have no reason to believe the engine will not last as long or that it will leave me stranded, it is just not that "gas and oil" experience you get from the Japanese. It makes some amazing noises that I can't get enough of, but it also makes some noises that I had never heard from another bike (CCT losing pressure).


My last GSXR was a fantastic bike, parked it and always looked back in a "thank you buddy!" kind of way. The Daytona I park and walk away and look back in a "damn, you're hot!" kind of way.
08-10-19 04:44
OzMoto
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Originally Posted by 1050 king View Post
I was talking to a guy who was rambling on about the 675 SE compared to the CBR 600 rr . He would take the Honda all day. I want to pick up a 08 675 with 13k miles on the clock for 4k dollars. 12k interval was done. Valves etc.... I have owned a 2010 tiger 1050 with not one problem for 4 years. The triple is an amazing engine and I hate Honda. What was he talking about? Anything striking I should be aware of? The Triumph is ohhhhh so sexy and I know it will be a blast. Haven't test rode it yet but for that price I can't see going wrong. Tons of mods on the bike too. Any thoughts?
In comparison I owned an 03 600RR, and binned it then got the 2012 Street Triple R.

Only issue I had with the 600RR was the CCT, which I swapped out for a manual APE one. Also the R/R but that was about 7 years old and replaced it.

So far with the S3R, I've had issues with Reg/Rec, the hoses leaking coolant, possible coolant leak around the cover, oil leak from the front of the engine where the pump assy is I believe (haven't fully checked it out).

I do enjoy the S3R, and it is really fun to ride however I have had more issues with this newer machine than my old RR from 2003.
08-09-19 17:38
MadMel
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Originally Posted by MacBandit View Post
The primary problem with the Daytona is the same one that the CBR has. Stator and Regulator/Rectifier.

That said as much as I love my 675 if I were going to try and put over 100k on a 600 motor I would go with the CBR. Not that the Daytona is a bad bike for a 600 it’s just that Honda is well known for durable motors. Less powerful and heavier but more durable.
If I may be so bold as to add CPS to the list. Admittedly, it's bought as part of the stator assembly.
08-09-19 01:12
MacBandit The primary problem with the Daytona is the same one that the CBR has. Stator and Regulator/Rectifier.

That said as much as I love my 675 if I were going to try and put over 100k on a 600 motor I would go with the CBR. Not that the Daytona is a bad bike for a 600 itís just that Honda is well known for durable motors. Less powerful and heavier but more durable.
08-08-19 10:30
Glocken the only issue I've had was my rectifier and stator go
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