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Not sure if THIS is the right place for an Introduction, but will repost just in case:

Former die hard Triumph rider....been out of the Triumph game for a couple years....but hope to get back in, in the future. Started out with a black 2001 Speed Triple, that I had to have after seeing Mission Impossible 2 back in the day. Was a great bike, put 36k trouble fee miles on it over a 6 year period, before I ultimately sold it.

Next up was a 2002 Thunderbird 900. That was a fantastic all around bike...perfect size....comfortable to ride....reliable....thought I'd keep it forever. Forever turned into 13 years....only sold it because I was moving & couldn't take it with me.

During those 13 years, I also picked up a 2003 Speed Triple & then a 2012 Imperial Purple Street Triple. Only kept the 03 Speed Triple a couple years....It wasn't nearly as comfortable as my 2001 and I just didn't like it as much, so on to the next owner it went.

Picked up the 2012 Street Triple in 2014, rode it for 6 years, and sold it....mainly because I was moving & it wasn't feasible to take it with me. Soon after I bought it though, I turned it into a comfortable commuter/touring bike. Added risers to the handlebars, Corbin & Sargent seats, saddlebags, tank bag, rear seat bag, & a center stand, along with various other bits & pieces. Wasn't looking for the purple color....wasn't sure about it at first....then when I saw it in person, I thought this looks cool as he!!.

Before I went with the Street Triple, I tried out a newer model Speed Triple and I ultimately liked the smaller 675 better. Lighter, more nimble, and just more comfortable to ride. And by that time, the 2012 675 had more power than my 2001 or 2003 Speed Triple anyway.

Right now I am without a Triumph, but I do still have a 1982 Suzuki GS450T that I turned into a cafe/rat bike....and it DOES have a Daytona 675 Corbin seat on it....so still some British love there.

Hoping to get a Street Triple 765 in the future, OR go the adventure route & pick up a Tiger 900....OR better yet, a Scrambler. But that's probably a couple years out at this point.....fingers crossed it'll be sooner.
 

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Hi all. I’m Greg and have a habit of adopting strays. Usually 70’s two strokes but a 08 Daytona 675 recently sought refuge in my garage. Most of my riding happens in the Western AR region with trips elsewhere. It’s great to have found a place with an abundance of knowledge for the 675 and I look forward to contributing. Thanks!
 

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Hi everyone, I am Alex and I live in Canberra, Australia.
I recently purchased a 2009 Daytona. It is a dream to run about on. This is my first upgrade from a 300... I am frothing the whistle/whine of the triple under load, and the hectic braking power of the front twinnies.
I have discovered that the front forks have some chips which cut the seals.
Does anyone know have/know of forks for sale?
Thanks Team
 

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Nice! What sort of work is needed on it?
I’ve got a new stator and “rectum finder” on the way. One of the wiring harnesses that attaches to the fuel pump is damaged so I’ve got to find a new harness. Haven’t had luck with that thus far. Ordered a new bodywork fastener kit as the guy that had it before me used a cornucopia of mismatch bolts and zip ties to hold the dody work on. The inner bodywork panels were missing and I have those on the way. The fork seals are leaking so I’ll get those replaced and likely get the rear shock serviced at the same time. It still has the OEM 525 chain and sprockets, so I’ll be changing that out. Also need to get front and rear turn signals. As I dig deeper I’m sure I’ll run into more, but that’s all I know as of now.
 

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Hi all, my name is Nick, and I'm from the Hartford, CT area. I picked up an '08 Daytona a couple years ago for track duty, and have had an absolute blast on it! It's amazing how easily it dusts other middleweights through technical sections. Unfortunately I dropped a valve about a month ago so I'll be sourcing a new motor and swapping stuff over this winter, so if anyone has a reliable Gen 1 engine lying around let me know!
 

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Hi,
Returning to Triumph after selling a 1050 about 5 years ago. Wanted a smaller bike for track duty as 480 lbs gets to be tiring at the end of a day.

After considering a track ready Ninja 400, 636 and gsxr 750, I decided a track ready 2012 Daytona R will help me develop better cornering skills but still give me some grunt (torque) exiting corners. Though, I will miss the acceleration of a larger bike to help safely pass riders on the straights.

Looking forward to warmer weather so I can start getting to know her better. Meanwhile, doing PM, safety checks and adjusting SAG. When you cannot ride on the street, the simple pleasure of starting her and gentling bring her to revs is richly therapeutic and energizing. Ear plugs required.

Excuse me for not posting a photo as I am a bit private, but I will post any pics of interesting work.

CH
 
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