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Old 07-25-2001, 05:32 AM   #21
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Default Miss Kitty done told you another fib Chester.

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Old 07-25-2001, 06:42 AM   #22
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Default Re: Daytona 955i Reader Feedback

It may be heavy, but the single-sided swingarm was a nice touch. Unfortunately, the SSSarm looks to be falling from favor. Triumph has dumped theirs, Ducati is going to dump theirs. Too bad because they look sweet and make maintenance a LOT easier.
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Old 07-25-2001, 07:04 AM   #23
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Default Re: Weight, Power, Price...

"The bike is 486 pounds full of gas, 452 pounds empty. Note the Triumph claimed dry weight is 419 pounds- what fluid weighs 33 pounds?" -Gabe

Gabe, Gabe, Gabe... Gasoline weighs six pounds per gallon. 955i fuel capacity is 5.5 gallons giving a gasoline weight of (you guessed it) 33 pounds.

As was mentioned in a couple other posts, claimed dry weight is sans battery, oil and fork oil.
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Old 07-25-2001, 09:11 AM   #24
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Default Re: Could the exhaust can be any bigger?

The Triumph is a triple, meaning the pulses will be bigger than from a 4. Therefore, big exhaust. Twins frequently have to go with twin exhausts to deal with it without ending up with truely enormous exhausts....
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Old 07-25-2001, 09:18 AM   #25
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Default Re: Daytona 955i Reader Feedback

It made the 595 and 955i look really exotic. This new one looks like a ZX9....
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Old 07-25-2001, 10:29 AM   #26
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Default Re: Could the exhaust can be any bigger?

Yep and the more power they wring out of it, the harder it gets of course. Check out the stock muffler on a Buell which looks like it came off a cement truck (they know it's going to be replaced with a V&H etc anyway), then check the pretty little tapered duals on a stock Sportster --the same engine in a more mild-mannered form.
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Old 07-25-2001, 11:30 AM   #27
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Default Can ya see yer swing arm when ya ride?

Adjusting is easier, but looks???
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Old 07-25-2001, 01:11 PM   #28
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Default Daytona 955i--not an open class bike

It's great, and remember that since superbike limit for a triple is 900cc, this would compare roughly to an 800cc four. I think there should've been a VFR/Daytona shootout a long time ago, but this new one's just too fast to compare to the current VFR. Not bad for a bike not too far above superbike size. Too bad the new tail and headlight are so bland, and it still needs an inverted fork.
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Old 07-25-2001, 01:19 PM   #29
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Old 07-25-2001, 01:22 PM   #30
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Default A better question

Can you not look at your bike when you eventually and inevitably stop? Every bike should have a centerstand or a single sided swingarm anyway, preferably both. Some of us actually go places damnit.
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