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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow New Triumph member here

Just registered. I have a 98 Daytona in the notoriously faster yellow color. Hope to share knowledge with you folks.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 08:44 AM
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Your here too! This place isn't like SBN. It's a lot quieter here. Not that thats bad but its different.

Anyway I'll give ya what your used to.....Welcome

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Hey O.W. Kenobi, TSpeed,
I just found my way over here as well.

I would mention my Super III is the fast yellow as well 'cept it's broken. Bad! It's not going anywhere for a while. Unless the wife decides she's heard enough whining and let's me have the money to fix it, I could be done for the season.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to hear about it being broken. Know what the problem is? I don't see too many of your model year on the road - I bet parts are a problem. There was a guy here in D.C. that parted out busted Triumphs (batboatracer on SB.N), but I don't know whether he has what you need.

Here's to hoping the Triumph community takes off here!
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I found the problem.
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I've gotten in touch with several people who make big bore kits to replace the Saxon 980 kit that gave up the ghost.
It shouldn't be too hard to get it fixed, it's simply going to come down to money.
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Is that a broken piston? How did that happen? Just too much wear? Good luck getting it fixed before the riding season ends. At least it's hot as hell, which makes it more difficult to get motivated to ride.

I'm dealing with an oil leak that may or may not be a big deal. I just noticed it, so I'll have to fiddle around and see what's going on.
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Yep!! Way broken! From what I have heard, the pistons used on the Saxon 980 kit were not known for their durability. It's my understanding that all of the kits that have been installed will come loose sooner or later.
I purchased the bike with the kit already installed. Right up until the time it let go, the bike ran VERY strong! I could keep up with the newer Daytonas. I couldn't pull away, but I could keep up and hold on.
On the way to Mid-Ohio for the Superbike races this happend.
After I took the engine apart, I looked at the other two pistons to find that they were cracked as well.

The picture shows the remaining pieces of the piston at the bottom of the case.
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Oh Man!!!!

That just hurts looking at it!!!
It ran strong cause it was lose. Its like an aircooled VW engine. They run best right before they blow up!

I'm glad to see your here though. But that does sucks that your bike is down. I wonder if JE makes a piston and sleeve for it? Anyway good luck.

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I was pretty lucky. It happened on the entrance ramp after getting gas. I was only doing about 35-40 mph. If it had happened on the highway it could have been ugly.

I have been talking to some guys who have put the pistons and sleeves from the newer 955 into the t3 engine. One in particular from the 2002 955. This is the way I would like to go if I can afford the guy's work. I'm saving my pennies.
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