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First Triumph! 2011 Daytona 675

Hello!

Just wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I have been riding street bikes for 11 years now, the last 6 with a 2003 ZX-6R 636. I've always wanted to try out a 675 triple and so when a great one came up for sale locally I decided to take the plunge. Some of you might recognize it as trumppking old bike which he keep in great shape with the help of MGFChapin who helped me with the sale. I'm super excited to get some miles into the bike and get her all dialed in.

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Great color scheme! You got a bike that has been taken care of, enjoy. I'm thinking jdgun_13 has had his hands on it as well.
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Welcome! Kinda bittersweet to see @trumppking 's bike ridden off by someone else, but I'm glad it's staying local.
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Great looking bike and garage setup.
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Welcome to the family Jo, I'm glad you like your new baby and I'm glad she went to a good home. There's alot if good info on here to help you out and some great guys to ride with. Feel free to PM me if you have any question.

KEEP CALM and RIDE ON
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Got right to work swapping the tires from my old bike to the new bike. Man the 675 took half the time to take off the front wheels.




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Man the 675 took half the time to take off the front wheels.
Half the number of pinch bolts
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Half the number of pinch bolts
haha it didn't help that the PO of the 636 stripped out one of the caliper mounting bolts so I had to drill it and use a self extracting tool to get it out so I could get the wheel off.

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haha it didn't help that the PO of the 636 stripped out one of the caliper mounting bolts so I had to drill it and use a self extracting tool to get it out so I could get the wheel off.
Ouch! Is the fork leg OK? On my last bike, I heli-coiled the threads in the fork legs and they held great through 7 years of ownership and countless wheel changes. Same kind of calipers and fork bottoms, they're a pretty soft design.
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Ouch! Is the fork leg OK? On my last bike, I heli-coiled the threads in the fork legs and they held great through 7 years of ownership and countless wheel changes. Same kind of calipers and fork bottoms, they're a pretty soft design.
Yeah the fork leg is fine. I used this extractor tool so eventually I was able to drill the right side hole in the top of the bolt and then just unscrew it after the extractor got a good grip on it.


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