Featured Me And Dusty The Daytona 900

Discussion in 'Daytona' started by MattGaydon, Nov 11, 2021.

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  1. MattGaydon

    MattGaydon Noble Member

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to start a thread about my ownership of a 93 Daytona 900.

    I’ve had her for about 6 weeks now and done a couple hundred miles.

    I’ve never had an “older” bike before and never owned a sports bike so thought it may be interesting to keep tabs on how I was getting on!

    First impressions were great…hugely heavy and uncomfortable but the riding experience is second to none.

    And that’s still true! Absolutely love riding her! I can do about an hour before having to get off and stretch but I’ve got a bad back at the mo so once that clears up I’m sure it’ll get longer!

    She is a little temperamental when she gets hot and tends to cut out at lights…any ideas on why/how to fix??

    And the neutral light problem when she’s warm…someone mentioned a fix to this but can’t remember where or what it was!!!

    Other than that no issues! She starts pretty well…she had her sprag clutch done previously which is GREAT!

    Looking forward to getting out on her as often as possible!

    Cheers all!

    Matt



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  2. Adie P

    Adie P Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Matt. I LOVE that Daytona - I just missed out on a black one on ebay last night! I feel the need ..... No such thing as 'owning too many T300s'!

    The hot starting problem with these might be crank position sensor? It's not an uncommon failure point so keep your eye out for a known good replacement.

    Keep the pics and updates coming - as I'm a fair weather pussy/rider I'm getting my fix vicariously through your posts ........... ;)
     
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  3. MattGaydon

    MattGaydon Noble Member

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    DO IT!!!!!!

    Haha I’d def recommend getting one! I just think they’ve got sooooo much character and look the dogs!

    Haven’t regretted it at all!

    Thanks for the advice, will keep an eye out!
     
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  4. PubLandlord

    PubLandlord New Member

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    Just bought a second black Daytona on eBay though that was about 3 weeks ago so don't think it was me who beat you too it... It's my second this year, great to ride but with it's quirks, including the neutral switch when warm, I read that a washer to lift the switch out a bit fixed the problem but haven't tried it yet.
    Happy riding, stay safe
     
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  5. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Looks really nice Matt. Have you got her on a battery monitor to prevent the new sprag clutch getting fubar'd by a low battery?
     
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  6. MattGaydon

    MattGaydon Noble Member

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    Yep she’s on a trickle charger. As I understand too once the sprag has been changed it’s way more reliable than the original one…?
     
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  7. MattGaydon

    MattGaydon Noble Member

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    Would be interested to know if you do try that fix!
     
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