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    Thread: Triumph Daytona 675

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      08-01-2012 02:24 PM #1
      Anyone have any experience or own a Daytona 675? I ran across these while looking for a 600 to get into... They are pretty, have lots of power in low range, and are a bit skinner frame than the Yamahas and CBR competition it finds itself in...

      I found quite a few around here, anything I should be aware of? Things to look for? Pros/Cons?



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      08-01-2012 04:19 PM #2
      A friend of mine has one and has a few electrical gremlins all under warranty.
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      08-01-2012 04:42 PM #3
      Yes, my friend has one.

      He wants to kill his with fire..

      Nothing by problems. Ill ask him to write out some information so you can hear it from him.

      I rode it once. Compared to my 09 zx6r it was great. Torquey and so much fun to ride... Loved the handling and seat postion was comfortable.

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      08-01-2012 07:46 PM #4
      This is the only middleweight I would buy (other than the F3).

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      08-03-2012 12:08 AM #5
      My brother has one. Only road it once but holy torque. Great bike to ride but apparently they have a common electric gremlin.

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      08-03-2012 09:46 AM #6
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      08-03-2012 03:16 PM #7
      My riding buddy has a '10 LE, and loves it.

    8. 08-03-2012 06:33 PM #8
      I love mine. I haven't had an issue yet, but I've also only got 12xx miles on it. As for electrical probs, it may be something as simple as a R/R, but that can happen to any bike, not just the D675. Also, check out triumph675.net for more info.

      To add: As already stated, the bike is pretty narrow. Makes the bike have decent amount of 'flickability' if you will.
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      08-03-2012 07:31 PM #9
      I'll echo everyone else here, I have a couple friends with them. Really fun to ride, but seems to have its share of electrical problems.

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      08-05-2012 09:38 AM #10
      i have owned mine for 3 years and love it to death. i will never get rid of it. great middle weight. i did have a problem with the voltage regulator but thats it and i now have 26,000 miles on her. i take her to the track and with the right turn exit speed i pass 1000's no problem


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      08-06-2012 06:24 PM #11
      I love mine... Had a problem with electrical but just got a new stator and high output mofset that fixed the problem. I have 32000 miles on mine. As others say yes plenty of torque, you can power wheelie on this bike if you wanted

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      08-07-2012 07:05 PM #12
      I have a 2011 Street Triple R. Okay, it's not the exact same bike, just the same bike with different handle bars and fuel map.

      100% reliable in the 4000 miles since I've bought it. The engines in these things are overbuilt, and pull like crazy, and are not finicky. They ARE known for voltage regulator problems. The regulator craps out. These were fixed after 2011; possibly a running change in the 2011 year with a new part that doesn't fail. Mine has the old style regulator but has not failed. I expect it to, but replacement is not a major drama. When it fails, you replace it with the new part Triumph issued and the problem is solved. It would be under warranty if the bike were that new.

      Aside from the known regulator issue on the 675, these motors (and their associated electronics) are rock solid. I sold my CBR600RR for this bike and I'm glad I did.

      Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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      08-07-2012 08:02 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by sucking chest wound View Post

      I sold my CBR600RR for this bike and I'm glad I did.
      Ooooh, elaborate? My buddy has a 675, I have the 600rr, we love to go back and forth what do you have to say?

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      08-08-2012 08:26 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by eatpiealot View Post
      Ooooh, elaborate? My buddy has a 675, I have the 600rr, we love to go back and forth what do you have to say?
      I'm curious as well, the 600rr is probably the most comparable I-4 to the 675 triple since Honda makes no secret about the fact they sacrifice a bit of top end for mid-range.

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      08-08-2012 08:32 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by eatpiealot View Post
      Ooooh, elaborate? My buddy has a 675, I have the 600rr, we love to go back and forth what do you have to say?
      So, my CBR600RR was a 2008 that I bought brand new. I put 11,000 miles on it before selling it and picking up the 2011 Street Triple R.

      The CBR600RR is obviously not a bad bike. It's reliable, well built, and of course it's fun to ride. My primary reason for dumping it was the ergonomics. I'm done with race-reps. I think they're stupid for the street and it hurts and takes most of the fun out of riding. But, I'm old and grumpy. Maybe this doesn't matter so much to you guys...

      But really the other reason was the Triumph just feels different... it feels European. Like going from a Civic Si to a GTI. The Civic Si is razor sharp, but maybe slightly lacking in personality. Same here. The Triumph has softer controls, slightly more dampened suspension, and the torque curve and engine sound is just... European in character.

      I really don't know how to characterize it other than that.

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      08-09-2012 05:47 PM #16
      from 06-09 the major issue they had were the regulator rectifiers, most people just buy an aftermarket r/r. i believe they were updated in 2010, so if the one you're looking at is between 06-09 just double check and see if that was changed at some point. The stators would go here and there but that's pretty much all, the bikes are pretty bulletproof. I'm also in the process of buying a leftover 2010 we have out back
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      08-25-2012 10:42 PM #17
      I've also been seriously considering picking one of these up when i come home from deployment. It will be my third bike and i'm having a hard time saying no to this one.

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      08-27-2012 02:35 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by sucking chest wound View Post
      But really the other reason was the Triumph just feels different... it feels European. Like going from a Civic Si to a GTI. The Civic Si is razor sharp, but maybe slightly lacking in personality. Same here. The Triumph has softer controls, slightly more dampened suspension, and the torque curve and engine sound is just... European in character.

      I really don't know how to characterize it other than that.
      That's a really good way to put it. I've been thinking about selling my '05 R6 to pick up a 675. It has much more usable street power than the R6 (you don't have to rev the crap out of it) and it's still easy to handle. Not a bad looking bike either! I'm diggin' the '12 675R:

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    19. 09-06-2012 02:05 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by sucking chest wound View Post
      I have a 2011 Street Triple R. Okay, it's not the exact same bike, just the same bike with different handle bars and fuel map.

      100% reliable in the 4000 miles since I've bought it. The engines in these things are overbuilt, and pull like crazy, and are not finicky. They ARE known for voltage regulator problems. The regulator craps out. These were fixed after 2011; possibly a running change in the 2011 year with a new part that doesn't fail. Mine has the old style regulator but has not failed. I expect it to, but replacement is not a major drama. When it fails, you replace it with the new part Triumph issued and the problem is solved. It would be under warranty if the bike were that new.

      Aside from the known regulator issue on the 675, these motors (and their associated electronics) are rock solid. I sold my CBR600RR for this bike and I'm glad I did.

      Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
      Likewise, I have a 2008 Street Triple 675 and love it. The riding position on the Daytona would be a bit much for my fortysomething-ish back.

      There is a recall on the early regulator/rectifiers, just issued by Triumph a few weeks ago, which should resolve the electrical issues. My R/R has been fine after 8,000 miles, but my dealer is doing the recall for me anyway.

      I had to replace the gear position indicator sensor on my bike earlier this year because the digital display started displaying the wrong gear. Simple replacement though... A $60 part and 30 minutes in my garage, and it's good as new.

      Some Daytonas and Street Triples have had issues with the cam chain tensioner failing to self-adjust, resulting in "cam chain rattle." Again, it's an easy fix with the installation of a new tensioner, albeit a fix that I would probably leave to an experienced mechanic. I haven't had any issues with mine.

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