2004 Triumph Daytona from United Kingdom - Comments

10th May 2005, 03:59

I agree with the statement above, I own a 1994 Daytona Super III, which has the factory upgrades done by Cosworth.

In all that time it has started on the button and stopped on a postage stamp.

Apart from the general service parts, it has been 100%.

Enjoy your bike.

13th Jun 2005, 09:55

The comment of 1st Jan 2005 is ill-informed, offensive rubbish, and I would be interested to know if he/she has any evidence to back this up.

While some Triumphs might lack that final degree of polish in the finish department compared to the likes of Honda (nothing to do with being British and everything to do with being a tiny company competing on price terms with vast multinationals), they are as reliable as anything else, and streets ahead of the likes of Ducati in dependability and build quality terms. I would argue actually that my 2002 Daytona 600 matches a friend's similarly aged GSX-R600 in finish terms, and could prove that is has been just as reliable.

My old instructor has a 76,000 mile Sprint ST, which when I last spoke to him, had just completed a tour of Northern Italy without missing a beat. This bike is used for his work in all weathers and all seasons, as well as regular 2,000 mile + tours and the odd trackday, and is reliable as clockwork. Another friend has a Tiger which has done 60,000 miles, again with just a couple of trivial faults to report.

As for failing to meet the demands of the modern world, you are right to a degree. I believe the waiting lists for certain models in Europe and the US stand at several months.

9th Aug 2006, 04:39

I have a Daytona 955i 2004 model. I love everything about this machine, and I have owned and raced over 100 different makes and models.

I have one problem which may be easily solved. On a cold start every morning, the speedo registers 0 kph. No matter what speed I am doing, I cannot fix this. Help please.

28th Oct 2006, 10:09

I have a 2004 Daytona 600. It did the same thing - registered 0 on the speedo. The battery cable was loose. I did really good with my bike - I picked it up wrecked, and it just needed a engine cover and one side plastic.

I bought the bike with 300 miles on it 2 years ago and I have 16000 miles on it now. It has proven itself to be very durable considering about half of those miles are from big stand-up wheelies and stoppies. I mean long ones like 5-10 miles every time without missing a beat.

Now for the handling, it has also impressed me. I have gotten really used to its handling. I tend to use the whole tire, not like a lot of people who just ride in a straight line and have 3 inch chicken strips on the edge of the back tire. I just laugh when I see that. I mean why spend $200 on a tire you are only gonna use the center of it? My girl loves to ride too and I also use the whole tire with her on.

The bike is really great; the only problems have been brought on by me - the clutch is going out, but only after pulling it up in 3rd gear for stand-ups, and none of the riding has been easy.

Great all around bike. I recommend it for anyone.

13th Nov 2006, 15:09

I have owned my 95 Super111 for 8 years. Low miles (24k) but the bike has been 100% reliable (touch wood!).

Had a problem with fork seals leaking, changed bushes which seems to be the cure. Because the bike isn't used daily, it sometimes is reluctant to fire-up first time. My local dealer told me the carbs could be gummed-up? (Battery needs to be fully charged and shims need checking every couple years too) I have just added fuel system cleaner to the fuel. Hopes this works.

They also told me to regularly add fuel stabiliser to keep the fuel fresh when not used.

Keep wanting to change, but this bike does everything I need, still looks good and gets lots of attention when I'm out on it.

12th Sep 2007, 19:15

I own a 2004 Daytona 955i and love it. My previous bikes were an Aprilia Futura and a BMW 1100s.

I have had trouble since new with the fuel light coming on, even when the tank is full and at the moment it is on permanently. Coupled with this, my speedo will often read zero when I start the bike and will remain this way until I continue to start and restart, and it will eventually start working. Although the bike is out of warranty, this problem has been occurring since new and it would seem something may be wrong with the motherboard; an expensive fix. Has anybody out there had similar problems or any idea on a simple inexpensive remedy?

Terry Delaney.

tjd1@optusnet.com.au

10th Apr 2008, 09:24

I have a starting problem with my 2005 955i because of the fitted full race exhaust. It takes two starts and a crank on the throttle for about 10 seconds until it idles... nothing a Power Commander couldn't fix.

Other than that, she just died on me going home from work late last night. I think the alternator went... the speedo dropped out, noticed the headlights dimmed and then she ran like *&^&^ and died. It was a nice 1.5 mile walk home pushing a 450lbs bike... Oh well, off to the shop she goes. Thank God for the extended warranty; 11,000 miles.

27th Apr 2008, 17:35

I have a 675 Daytona. So far I like the light weight, good handling and power band, and narrow width like 259 Ninjas. Not for real serious speeds over 160.

Everything seems to be OK.

If only I can have a more upright position with fairing with same spec, and how about heated grips, then that will be nice.

On the other hand, I have fun riding this machine.

9th Mar 2009, 18:14

Hi everyone. I have a Daytona 955i 2004 model. I bought it second hand with only 1500km on it.

The moment I had my first ride, I loved it with all my heart. But now I have a problem that is really shaking my confidence in Triumph. One day on my way to work, the bike started missing and the instrument panel started blinking, and within 5 minutes the bike just died on me. Turned out that the regulator/rectifier had burned, which in turn burned the stator too. Replaced both the parts with new ones, took it for a ride, and within 20 minutes the rectifier was too hot to touch, and the main fuse was blown.

And the battery too discharges very quickly, even though I ride almost daily. So after that 20 minute ride the battery was flat. I didn't ride the bike back home to avoid possible damage to rectifier and stator.

Now the bike is sitting in garage and I have no idea what's wrong with it. But through talking to few dealers and fellow riders, I've come to know that this problem was not uncommon in Daytonas. I love my bike and don't want to get rid of it. But I'm missing the ride too much, which is making me impatient. And the dealers unfortunately won't tell me anything. Please help. Any suggestions or leads would be of great significance.