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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 don’t I just buy a Street Triple? Well, I love the Daytona, the engine the handling, etc. I just can’t 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 don’t need another sports bike.

Why not buy a Street Triple I hear you cry? Well, no offence to those who own one, but I don’t like the looks. The twin cans and twin headlights don’t do it for me. I love the Daytona’s 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 that’s what I have, a 2006 Daytona. Not even a crashed one. I did consider that, but where I live it’s 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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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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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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I'm in...
 

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Sounds like a pretty fun project.

I sincerely hope that you don't go with the spiegler headlight. That thing is ugly, imho.

I don't know why people knock the twin headlights on the streety... :(
I suppose you could just go with 1, like the guy who turned his 2010 SE into a Street Triple... :D

Excited to see the progress!
 

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If you don't like the ugly lights, which are you going with?
Don't wish to appear difficult, but I'd rather not say at the moment. I want to make sure I can get them to fit and anyway, it would spoil the surprise! What I will say is that they are from another bike and are fitted in a bikini fairing. So strictly speaking this will not be a Streetfighter.
 

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Thanks for all the good luck vibes. I'm definitely gonna need them. Hope you all like the end product, but as it's my vision I'm sure some will not like it. That's cool though.
 

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So here is my job list:

1. Fit different headlights/bikini fairing.

2. Re-direct the wiring loom.

3. Fit Street Triple yokes and handlebars.

4. Fit Street Triple throttle & clutch cables.

5. Lengthen wiring from handlebars.

6. Relocate the relays and fuse box that live inside left fairing panel.

7. Remove all bits associated with flapper valve.

8. Relocate indicator relay from behind radiator.

9. Relocate flip switch from in front of speedo.

10. Get rid of horrible brown engine covers and cam cover.

11. Repaint bike and wheels.

12. Fit mirrors.

13. Loads of other stuff I hadn't anticipated!!!!

My ultimate aim is for the bike to look "Factory". I realise this is a pretty high expectation of myself as I have never done this kind of thing before. But if people look at it and don't realise it's converted, I will be well happy. Time will tell.

Coming shortly: Part 1.
 

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Project Trixie Transformation - DAY 1

Day 1

I got myself a Street Triple top yoke, so it was time to see if it would mate to the Daytona bottom yoke. Not a chance! Close, but no cigar. It's about 2mm out.

Here are the factory figures for the rake and trail of all three 675's:

Daytona 675
rake 23.9 degrees
trail 89.1mm

Street Triple
rake 24.3 degrees
trail 95.3mm

Street Triple R
rake 23.9 degrees
trail 92.4mm

I would suggest that the rake is set within the headstock and is different between the Daytona frame and the Street Triple frame. As the Street Triple R has the same rake as the Daytona then it seems reasonable to assume the Street Triple R uses the same headstock angle/internals as the Daytona.

However the trail figures differ between all three bikes. But the Street Triple and the Street Triple R use exactly the same top and bottom yoke (the part numbers are the same on the dealers computer), so this might explain the different trail figures. I have ignored any change in ride height that might effect the trail figure.

Enough assumptions on my part. If I get a Street Triple lower yoke will it just slide straight in? The answer is yes. So first big problem solved. So if you are considering this conversion then (unless you modify the Daytona top yoke) you MUST fit the bottom yoke from the Street Triple also. You can use top and bottom yokes from either a Street Triple or Street Triple R as they are exactly the same part numbers.

I have attached a picture of the Street Triple top yoke placed over the top of the Daytona top yoke fitted to the bike so you can see how close it is to fitting. Also is a picture of the Street Triple bottom yoke (on the left) next to the Daytona bottom yoke. It's hard to see, but there is a slight difference in angle.

Next picture shows the relays and fuse box that need to be relocated from the left side of the bike. Then a picture of the vaccum canister next to the radiator which needs to go. From what others who have done this conversion have said it can be junked without any worries as it does nothing. It's connected to the flapper valve and that is just there to help the bike pass noise tests. What a complex, weighty addition and huge waste of time!

The next picture shows the existing air box cover. The last picture shows an air box cover from a Street Triple. On the lower edge are brackets for fitting the relays, fuse box and flip switch. It goes straight on, although the underside is slightly different in one area, but I don't think it will be and issue.

That's all for now.
 

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It's pretty interesting how many "minor" little differences there are. I wonder if anyone has done just the opposite, and added fairings/clip-ons to their Street Triple, while keeping the tail section?
 

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If you want to swap the forks and brakes/master cylinder with my Street Triple so you can get the rake and trail exactly right, please let me know! ;)
 

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I know that that D675 has the forced intake, and that the air intake is in the front. I'm wondering how different the Street Triple would be in this respect. I'm wondering where and how the air inlet is located on the Street Triple. Does anyone know?
Where the Daytona's is, just hidden under the headlight bracket.
 
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