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Re-introduction

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Frequent Flyer, May 26, 2024.

  1. Frequent Flyer

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    To all the old hands - hi, have I missed anything?!? To all the new members - great choice of ride:cool:

    Been away for 3yrs on a couple of Aprilia Tuono’s (2019 & 2021 bikes) after being seduced by the raw power of a 1,000cc bike at Philip Island - done a few laps of Wales & a number of trackdays inc Anglesey & Portimao on them and they were amazing to ride hard & fast - but something was missing, a bit too “PlayStation-ey” & easy to get into naughty territory without trying or wanting to do so (not that a 675 is slacking there) - the all round fun, being able to work on the bike yourself including the ECU & the sound/handling/lightweight/slimness/reward to ride was just not in the same ball park - so I’ve sold up & am back on a 2011 675r - my third Daytona, second “r”.

    A 675r really is a “Goldilocks” bike imo - I rode mine to the Nürburgring, the TT, did the NC500, numerous trackdays & even a Euro on it - and can’t wait to be back on one in Portimao in June:)
     
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  2. SW73

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    Welcome back Always great to see faces old and new. Are you going to post up a picture of your 2011 upgrade . Someone mentioned getting a tuono on the forum the other day. Always keep a D675 in the garage no matter what should be the forum motto
     
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  3. Welcome back to the fold and nice choice of Daytonas. The early R is the only one I haven't owned and is the one I still hanker after.
     
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  4. Frequent Flyer

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    Got a few more bits arriving/to be fitted - I’ll try and get a pic up as she’ll look either just before it goes off in NL truck or in the pit lane at Portimao :D

    the mission is to get it to the same spec as per my previous 675r.

    Agreed Janey - the looks/sound etc got me back on one, it’s been in the back of my mind for 6mths then suddenly happened in the last 4wks:rolleyes:. Have fun on those lovely roads around Wantage :)
     
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  5. StephenP

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    Welcome back, I keep thinking about making a move up to a 1000cc bike but since I'm a road rider the chances of using all that power are zero, and you're right the 675 is right bang in the zone for a fun lightweight bike and it still turns heads when you pull up places, even against the new breed middleweights and the heavyweights.
     
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    To put it into context - the Tuono won’t do 100mi on 10ltr of fuel whilst having fun. It also eats those tyres faster, and 200’s cost another £15-30 a rear… is it that much more fun? I never used the cruise control on it & the semi active suspension was a bit meh tbh. The engine was amazing & it sounded good, but more of a roar than a pop/burble & it didn’t have to be worked to make it fly properly. Also carried about another 30-35kgs over a stock Daytona.

    Saying that nil regrets in life:cool: - if I was getting a track bike & had a GP circuit close by, then I’d get an S1000rr as well - on the road/looks/sound/handling it’s hard to beat a 675r imo o_O - maybe the new KTM RC990 that’s being teased will come close/exceed it, but then it’s a track bike with wings really, isn’t it…:)
     
  7. A 675 and a S1000RR in the garage? That sounds like a perfect combination. Oh, wait a minute, that's what I've got :D
     
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    I hope you’ve got a trackday at Silverstone booked for that lovely S1000rr - they just want to keep going & going… think I maxed out about 197mph at PI:D that was on a 2018 Sport model. Handled v.nicely too, just never liked it on the few right handlers (and new front screens aren’t cheap - if you hit the tyre wall after carrying too much speed into the southern loop :)).

    100% room for one in my “money-no-object” garage, along with a V4 & a 2-stroke, plus another 2t off roader:cool: - but for now, my do-it-all really well & make me want to go back for more is my 675r:)
     
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  9. StMarks

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    :) Welcome back mate,
    That's going to be a task, iirc your little 'r was pretty well "sorted".
     
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  10. Welcome back mate :)


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  11. Frequent Flyer

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    :)Thanks for all the welcome’s back - feels like I’ve never left :cool:

    Couple of pics of the bike - it’s not final as only collected her from a mate’s house last weekend - still got some gb racing crash bungs, engine casings & a rear swingarm slider to fit when they arrive by the end of the week & I’ve got some Oxford heated grips to go on after Portimao :D - but it’s had a few bits fitted today.

    It’s a 2011 675r - not in a standard colour scheme, but think I’ve seen a couple like this Castro’s scheme before? Doesn’t look like it’s a wrap/over the top of anything else…

    Bike has got the usual 675r goodies & some ovwith the following additions:
    Triumph Quickshifter - in GP shift :cool:
    Arrow exhaust
    Arrow rearsets
    R&G front axle sliders
    Sigma slilpper clutch
    Brembo RCS19
    Oxford brake guard
    New SBS 841 RST pads
    MWR HF race air filter
    LED indicators
    New DID 520 VX3 gold chain & Renthal 15 & 16t f (15 installed) & 47 rear sprockets
    Gel seat

    It’s on a mix of Bridgestone BT-16 & 23’s for now, but got some metzeler TD slicks going on at Portimao & a set of Bridgestone S22’s going on when she comes home.

    Shakedown run to Aberystwyth & around north wales next Fri-Sat (the outlaws have their uses!:p) & then it’s drop off the following Saturday. To say I’m happy with it is an understatement! IMG_1270.jpeg IMG_1266.jpeg
     
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  12. Welcome back, totally agree with your sentiments and echo's my feelings after a brief spell on a 1000cc sports bike, albeit only road riding.
     
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  13. I can understand that as it's gorgeous! I've not seen that paint scheme before - is that factory original? It does look like the tank grips were put on by me, though :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Frequent Flyer

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    Great article - thanks for sharing that & mine looks like this on the main fairing - but any stickers on the tail section have been removed/less were installed originally - explains the anodised dip stick/oil filler cap, that were removed quickly!:eek: But no carbon swing arm covers/tank pad on this one.

    interestingly according to the service paperwork from Nov 2011, the first owner was a “Bloor” - but not the actual John Bloor:D:)
     
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