1998 Triumph Daytona T595
Martin Burrows, The Wirral
“I bought it three winters ago from a dealer in York who was doing a winter clearance. Cosmetically it looked OK, but the intent was always to go through it properly. It was sold as serviced and Mot’d, but when I got it no way was it roadworthy. The rear suspension was seized solid. I stripped the back end out and ended up having to cut one of the bolts out.
“I rode it for a year after that, then the following winter I went for a full stripdown. I had the frame and swingarm powdercoated, went through the engine and had new bearings right the way through. Overall I was impressed with the finish of it. The thing that caught me a little bit was a comment I read on the Facebook page for the T595 where someone had said to make sure the engine was lined up properly, and they showed a photo of an engine mount that had been torn off. When you put the engine in it will sit flush against one set of engine mounts, but one of the rear bottom ones has a spacer and if that’s not there it can crack the engine mount.
“I’ve two other bikes, a Suzuki GSX600 plus an 1100 Slabbie as a long-term bike. I’ve spent so much time and effort on the Triumph that it’s a sunny weekend bike now.”
From wreck to sunny days only weekend bike