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Hey guys, I've been around for a while and finally decided to make a build thread to keep track of everything. Theres a lot of process that I didn't take pictures of because I tend to get into a groove when I work on stuff. A have a few months of catching up to do, so I'll try my best. I'm in my last semester of college and currently no job (long story), so funds will be tight for a while.

Took a big risk buying the bike as it didn't run and was in pieces, but I love tearing things down and rebuilding so figured I could manage it. The 3 hour ride home was tricky as nothing was attached properly, so I ended up tossing everything that could be taken off into the back of my brothers jeep.

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A little Info on the bike: (This took a long time to figure out):nuts:
Frame: 2002 Triumph Daytona
Tank and Tail: 2005-07 Triumph Speed Triple (Still unsure)
Everything Else: 2001 Triumph Sprint ST


The Day I picked her up::rock:



This was the initial direction I wanted to go with, but have changed my mind.



The same weekend, I switched everything over from the black frame to a silver frame, which was in much better condition and had the proper mounting locations for the tank. Also gave the headlight/mask to my brother.

Current Status of Bike: (I will try and keep this photo updated)



Estimated Total Build Cost to date: ($2939)
$1800 - The cost of the bike
$ 200 - Taxes (even listing the bike as $1000)
$ 260 - Rigid Industries SR-Q Headlights(Pair + Mounting Hardware)
$ 179 - Antigravity AG801 Battery
$ 130 - Vapor Digital Gauge
$ 250 - Wheel Bearings
$ 40 - Clutch Cable
$ 50 - K&N Pod Filters
$ 30 - Lonetec ECU Cable
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The next I had to do was get this thing running. The harness was a complete mess(still kinda is). A few missing plugs, a lot of cut wires. The usual molestation of a harness. I didn't even know what harness I had to begin with since at the time was unsure what motor I even had.

A few problems:
Needed a battery.
Changed the oil
Changed the plugs
Starter solenoid wouldn't work. (Bad Ground)
Fuel pump needed a new plug wired in. (Thank god it came with the tank)

Once I did this, the bike fired right up. Although it had a extremely rough idle. Cleaned the IACV, but didn't help. Did a little bit of research and found that sometimes the tune itself is the problem and needs to be updated, since the ECU controls the position of the IACV stepper motor.

TuneECU.com - Free Tuning Software, with the purchase of a $20-30 cable.

Identified the motor and found out the tune for the motor was wrong as well. Set for a similar motor, but was causing issues. Changed to the recommended tune for my setup. Idles like butter. Took it down the road, absolutely no shifting issues what-so-ever. :rock: Was worried about the transmission.
 

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Along the lines. I purchased a new battery, headlights and a vapor gauge.

Battery: 8 Cell Antigravity AG801 (Weights about 1-2lbs max)
Takes a little bit to start in cold weather, but worth the money spent.



Headlights: Rigid Industries SR-Q Spot Beam
- They lights are 1500 lumens apiece. I can see further then most cars, easily 20-30 ft further. I'll try and get a comparison shot between my daily and the bike to show.



Gauge: Vapor Gauge (Still can't figure out the tach)
Since move the location to a 7/8" bar mount



Also found some clip-ons from my brothers old bike, didn't fit and they were free so I took them to work and milled the inside to size.

 

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FIGHTERMC - That is a beautiful fighter, I'm just not a huge fan of polished parts.

I'll kind of fast forward a bit since most of my work isn't visual. Mainly been tearing into the brakes and bearings, a few electrical issues with wiring up the headlights a while back and the ignition. As well as new tires front and rear since my old ones were cracking.

Brakes - Complete disassembly/clean and flushing of the lines. Using Motul 600 Brake Fluid.

Bearings - Had to grease all the needle bearings and replacement of a few roller/ball bearings

I added some diamond plate for the undertail (it was free)



The tank was covering in what seemed like house paint. My father wanted me to try and preserve the original yellow/gold paint underneath. After 6 hours of scrubbing and using laquer thinner to soften it. This is where I stood. It was completely scratched up which you can't see at all in the pictures.





Rode around like this for about 2,000 miles. Also the DanMoto exhaust came with the bike. Not to loud, a little throaty.
 

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I also modified my exhaust into a low mount. I loved how the bike sounded, but the exhaust was too high for my liking, besides I want to showoff the SSSA. Welded right behind the collector.

At first I wanted to aim the exhaust sideways like this, but it just looked odd from behind (stuck out a little to far). Also moved my license plate further under the tail.



Finally decided to mount it pointed down, which seems to satisfy me for now. The depth of the exhaust note got a whole lot deeper, but probably from echoing off the ground. Partial throttle is actually a tiny bit better oddly enough.

 

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This is about where I currently am with the bike. I need to take more pictures of the process. It bothered me for a while, so I finally decided to match the color on my tank and plastics until I can properly fund my final color scheme. The logos were falling apart on the tank anyway. Caught the back tire of my brother's 82 CB650 he is working on.



A began messing around with color schemes to try and lay down a plan. This is where I'm at. Let me know which scheme ya'll like. I don't plan on running a front fender, so I will eventually edit it out.



I worked a little bit more on my favorite. The wheels will match the color of the frame. It's still a work in progress.



I'm a bike fan of the stunt bike community and eventually I will get a bike and learn, but got a little inspiration from Team Empire's Nick Brocha and Ernie Vigil



 

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Great write up on what you have done and what you had to do. My first build was very similar to that. Just a hodge podge of work done. Felt like all I was doing was fixing what someone else jacked up.

Back to the bike. I like that tail on there. It flows pretty well. The exhaust looks good as well. I'm a huge fan of that blue paint scheme.
 

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I developed sort of a plan to where I would like this bike to be by the end of summer. I'll see where the budget gets me.

- 2013 Triumph 675 Race Tail (Looks like it could go well with my tank)
- Custom Subframe
- Relocation of Subframe mounts (The upper shock mount might cause issues)
- Custom Crash Cage (Final Grade in my Metals/Welding Class)
- Find a Smaller Radiator (stock one is huge, unless a smaller one will look funny with the cage)
- Replace Brake Reservoirs with smaller units.
- Replace Rear Shock
- Maybe bring in a lighter Swingarm and Wheels (Found a thread by Cookie2000ad comparing SSSAs)
- Pick a color scheme to follow

So I also managed a few things lately. I shortened my levers to 2 finger length and reshaped them. I also followed this DIY to modify my stock lever into an EZ pull. Worked wonders. :rock:

http://www.stuntbums.com/forum/2698/diy-easy-pull-clutch

Working on a quick photoshop of the tail to see how the subframe mounts would be with the new tail. I will probably need opinions on this. First time chopping up a subframe. :CK187:
 

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DrJellyFingers - you beat me to it.

This is the 2013 Triumph 675 Race Tail from Sharkskinz.com.



So I was trying to figure out how a subframe could be mocked up. I want to open up under the tail as much as possible. Its the reason I'm trying to go in front of the upper shock mount. Scale of the tail still seems off and its annoying me, but ohh well.



With the subframe mounts relocated ontop of the upper shock mount. Bracing is just a reference.

 

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If I was u, I would spend my money on a nice easy pull, makes a world of difference. My made one of the same write up then compared to my RSC, night and day difference between the 2. Will be watching for progress
 

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escort1991 - My brother agrees with you, but I think my tail is too subtle and I chopped off the passenger pegs to clean it up.

V4mp - The dragster tail has a great look to it, but is a little larger then what I would really like.

I need to try and get measurements of the 675 racetail to check my scale. I have to keep a similar seat position because any taller and I won't reach the ground. I'm only 5'6" and I have to slightly lean the bike over so my left foot is flat on the ground. This is with the shock adjusted all the way down.

I'm still kind of up in the air about replacing the tail at all. I guess I'm just looking for something new.



So here is what I accomplished on the bike this afternoon. I got tired of the chain guard. It looked bulky and only reason I kept it was because the brake line ran ontop of it. So I rerouted it.



I was able to maintain clearance between the brake line and the tire by a good 1/2".






And the only decent picture I was able to take in the last few days. Its been raining pretty much none stop. Probably gonna spend the day cleaning her since its probably gonna rain again in the morning.

 

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Well I said a RSC clutch lever could wait, but decided to just go ahead and order one. Also ordered a 2" Glowshift tach.



This is the style of cage I'll be fabricating as my final grade in my welding class.



Took a ride to meet some guys yesterday. Ended up at a huge meetup spot with a bunch of 600+ horsepower cars. Was a excellent turnout. Also got to see a bit of stunt bike action in one of the abandon lots.

 
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