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Just registered. I have a 98 Daytona in the notoriously faster yellow color. Hope to share knowledge with you folks.
 

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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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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'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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Wow! What a shame! Those bikes are more scarce than the Bostorm replica 998s! Who in their right mind would wanna go stuffing a big bore kit in one? And a full tank of gas too! Sorry to hear about that Superman! I hope that Haynes manual has been a help!
 

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Hey CnT! How are you man?! I havn't seen or heard from you in a while? Is this where you've been hangin' out?

Those bikes are more scarce than the Bostorm replica 998s! Who in their right mind would wanna go stuffing a big bore kit in one?
Yes, it is a shame for someone to bastardize such a rare machine. But since I can't ever seem to leave things alone and this one was already done when I bought it, it seemed like the way to go.
I'm contemplating installing 955 sleeves and pistons. When the Saxon Kit was installed the block was overbored for the larger sleeves. At least this way I will be using, for the most part, stock componants and won't have to worry about future failure ( at least that's the theory).

The Haynes has been great! Thanks again.
 

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I just found this place a little while ago. I mostly stalk the TT600 and Daytona boards and hang over at www.sportbikes.ws. Did you know I picked up a TT600? It was a salvage job, 2000 model with only 180 miles on it sitting just 1hour away from my house. $300 worth of parts and I was driving her back and forth to work and finishing the break-in period.

I prepped her for the track and was considering taking the plunge into CCS racing towards the end of the season. But the 2nd trackday I had her out, I locked up the front and slammed her down pretty hard. I'm just now getting her back together. I already put the thing back together once this year so I wasn't too motivated doing it over again, especially since the Daytona is always ready to go play.

Good luck with that 955 kit, I hope it works out for you, that's gotta be so fustrating! There's a pic of the TT in my Gallery and a couple more here:

http://www.sportbikeworld.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25471
 

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CNT...my wifer rides a Speed 4 and I've been thinking about getting her a TT600 to race (track only bike). Can you give me some specifics like about how much do ya have invested in getting it track ready and stuff like that. Are you going to make it up to PA to try out Beaver Run. We went out last week and the track is beautiful. Everyone seems really happy with it. BTW....your TT looks good. I like the body work.
And do you think it might be worth the wait to get a new TT600R?
 

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Man if your gonna get your wife a brand new TT600R (when it comes out), just to race on the track....I'd marry you! :eek:

I was gonna check out Beaver Run in July but the track wasn't ready yet (neither was my bike). It seems like its gonna be a long drive out there too but I like what I see in the videos. LOTS of RUNOFF! Summit Point scares me with all those friggin Tire walls!

Why wait for the new bike? Sure it'll be a little lighter and faster but you're gonna pay a premium price. There's a ton of crashed examples out there, I think the TT600 is the most crashed Triumph percentage wise. One just sold on ebay, no reserve, $1500 and only got one bid, granted she needed some serious TLC. Stock 2000 models make low 90's hp but can push past 100hp with the right mods.

If you want to take it to the track, it really doesn't NEED anything, every thing is optional. The 1st time I had the TT on the track I only had race bodywork, a steering dampner and a set of Metzler Sportec M-1s, every thing else was stock. Another guy had a TT and his was bone stock, including tires. There was only one guy that we couldn't get around, and he was on and R1.

My suspension is totally stock for now with properly set sag. The suspenders and brakes are the best quality of these bikes. Anyway here's my list of mods:

Sharkskinz - $750 (found mine used)
LSL steering dampner (required for WERA) - $280 (found used)
Metzler Sportech M-1s - $200
Skyking frame sliders (www.skykingproducts.com) - $60 (a MUST! I can get you a discount on these, availible for all Triumphs)
Wolf Titanium Race Pipe - $300 (loud and light, lifetime warranty)
Sprocket Specialist 45T rear sprocket - $50 (3 up, biggest you can go and still fit stock chain)
K&N Filter - $40 (more flow, but less filter)
TuneBoy Diagnostic software and cable (by Wayne McDonald) - $150 (works on all fuel injected triumphs, does everything the Triumph dealer's Atica tool can do)
TuneEdit Software and ECU code (bike specific) - $150 (or 2 bike codes for $250, custom map your fuel injection, ignition timing, rev limit, idle speed/CO levels)
Dog-leg clutch lever - $20
Jack Lilley:
1. Adjustable rearsets - $400 (pricey but PRETTY, stock stuff snaps real easy)
2. Double bubble screen (light tint) - $60
3. Kevlar Alternator cover - $65 (highly recommended)

My next mod will be a set of clip-ons - $100-$150.

Giovani Rojas will be racing a TT600 in AMA supersport this weekend at VIR, watch for him on TV!

Also check out the TT600/Speed 4 site, www.tt600.org for more pics and tons of info.
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She makes all the money. So she can spend it any way she wants....like a daytona for me to race!!!! Racing was just an idea we've been kicking around especially now that Beaver Run is open and we only live like 15 minutes away. But thanks a lot for all the info. If ya ever make it up this way let me know. I'm sure the Mrs would like to watch ya run.
I also have the advantage of being a machinist so I can pretty much make some of the stuff and save us some $. I'd actually at some point like to start making custom stuff for people like rear sets and covers and shit like that.

So thanks again for the info.:D
 

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I didn't know anything about your TT600. It looks great and sounds like you got a smokin' deal:thumb: . I thought about trying to find something like that to get me throught the rest of the season, and then work on getting the Super III fixed this winter. But,,,, I got a call from the guy I'm want to do the build last night. I think it's going to come down to one or the other:crying: . It looks like I'm going to have about $2500.00 in repairs with a couple of tricks thrown in for good measure:cool:. I'll have to wait till next year or so to get a second bike.

Did you get hurt when you went down on the 600? Is the pic from before or after?
 

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Man, does that suck! I'm sure you could find a good runing low milage 885cc engine from a crash job for less than 1/2 of that price! I just saw a TT600 engine on ebay like a month ago, went for around $800 complete, I beleive. Or you could try and find a 955 engine and ECU if you want to get really creative.

Yeah those were the "before" pics, here's an after:
 

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I had a minor concussion, some nice brusing and a couple of sprains but no broken bones or blood!

The worst part was my 3 week old $365 Arai helmet which now makes a great PAPER WEIGHT!:crying:

Oh well, that's what I bought it for, and it performed as advertised.........
 
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