Triumph Daytona 900 (1992 - 1997)

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Triumph Daytona 900 (1992 - 1997)

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The best bike i have been riding ever . The roads in norway is almoast like one big racetrack , so this bike is perfect for it . Only hope its possible to change the engine to the one that stays in the daytona Continue reading...
This is a great bike to own and ride. The lines are timeless and classic, the power delivery will make you smile, it will eat miles and it's well built. But think sports tourer rather than sports bike - its b Continue reading...
Fabulous bike for their current cost. Excellent balance, tractable power deliver wont catch you out. Excellent balance and feel through sweeping bends. Very comfortable even on long runs.

Heavy, not ideal if Continue reading...


Got a 94 Daytona 900, bad at starting in the morning, REALLY BAD, have to turn the engine for ages,  doesn't like the frost and the damp. But starts ok when it's a nice day. Replaced the battery, cleaned the system (tank) with carb cleaner, new air filter, plugs replaced with ngk  dpr 9ea 9 removed 8ea 8.

Fitted a Scott oiler, put the tee in the air pipe from the pertol tank, could this be the problem ? haven't removed to see if it is yet.

When trying to start the bike it sounds and feels like it's getting no petrol, but then it will fire and the starter clutch comes in, will not start, have to keep trying and eventually when it starts i have to hold the throttle full open to get it going. once going there's no problem.

Could it be an electrical problem starting ?

Could it be the choke ? it looks to work on the outside of the carb, but haven't looked inside yet.

Problem i have is time to work at the bike as the weather is rather crap, so to save me time did anyone have this problem with their 900.

 Thank you


Posted: 13/12/2010 at 20:17

Just saw this post, I have the same model and year and do not have a starting problem now that I worked out what the bike wanted.  I have a scott oiler fitted the same way and my bike has no such problems, so I doubt it's the cause. 

I have noticed that you have to have a bit of a routine to start the thing. I  leave the choke off, twist the throttle 2 or 3 times to get some fuel in, open the choke and press the starter, if it doesn't fire straight away, knock the choke back a bit and try again.  Sometimes, no choke at all will get it started, then you have to open the choke to keep an idle going until it gets warm. 

I am no mechanic so I can't get technical, I just know that mine takes a little coaxing to start and thought yours might need the same sort of ritual. i hope you have it sorted by now, if not try the Daytona Start Up routine and you never know your luck!

Posted: 26/01/2011 at 12:38

Thanks for the reply Wayne, but the old cow's sprag clutch is on its way out. I still have the same problems and the staring problem has finally come down to an electrical fault, i think. I got the feeling like something was dying inside the old cow and now it's dead. It will still start, but you have to milk her for a while and all of a sudden it will go.

If anyone knows of an electrical fault for the 1994 model then great, i'll have a look at it.

I've checked the coils, replaced plugs with iridiums, new battery, new neddles and jets and carbs balanced. Still goes like a bomb when i get it started that is.

I'm going to put a new engine in it, well this is what i'm thinking about as you have to split the 1994 model and it's not worth it for the price of a second hand one.

More help here would be great.

Thank you


Posted: 30/01/2011 at 19:51

My 34k mile, 1995 daytona starts immediately but will not tick over from cold. On full choke, i have to tickle the throttle for a few seconds, then she will run on fast idle according to the choke setting i have applied. I have never had to turn her over more than once. and i have total confidence that she will be ok after i have coaxed the throttle a little. The rest of the bike is just awsome. Fast, comfortable, well over 170 miles between fuel stops. Cheap rear tyres don`t last long, but pirelli diablo corsa currently looking like it will do well. looking forward to easter in scotland form west midlands.

Posted: 06/02/2011 at 16:13

hey there, bad starting of a 1994 daytona is down to the carbs, im guessing you have mikuni carbs,ie two screws holding the bowls on, remove the carbs from the bike,[not easy] remove the bowls and you will see a plastic labrinth that holds the floats, pull the the labrinth out, take it easy, dont break it, a bit at a time, when its out you will see two "o" rings..thats two in each carb..can you see them..,  now just get some new ones, they dont have to be from triumph so long as there the right size, lube them before fitting, i bought a beautiful 900, and it wouldnt start, thats what it was..ive been a m/c mechanic for 30 years.ive rode the odd one or two bikes..nothing come close to this 900...[if god rides a harley..the devil rides a daytona...mule..,

Posted: 12/01/2012 at 09:45

Have a 95 Daytona with 47k, Had a 95 Trophy prior to that with 67k, Have to say the only major starting problem I had was with the Trophy, Do not let your battery get flat, sprag clutch costs over a grand to get fixed. I find that opening the choke full and dropping it to 3/4 open, make sure the lights are off and it fires after one or two turns. Choke is fully off by the end of the road in any weather, 200yds. As far as Tyres go, I had Bridgestone 21's on both the Trophy and the Daytona when I got it but got only 3500 miles on the rear but I tried the cheaper Contimotions, 7000 miles later just about on the limit. Fitted Triumph 6 calipers to the front discs for unbelievable stopping power. Great bikes the 900 triples.

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 17:54

Anyone know if its possible to fit the engine and the electric from a 97 daytona T595 in to a 95 daytona 900 without problems ? I realy would love to have that extra horsepower in my 900

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:52

Just get a 1200,147bhp,Nuff said

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:35

I got 94 Daytona, the choke works like it suppose to... start when I need it too, but I could drive it or sit play with the throll  when it release the throll, it will idle high, around 3000 and wont fall back down into I touch idle screw or have it in gear and feather the clutch... any suggestion what causing me this problem???

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 00:03

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Solidly built and comfortable.
It's a bit of a dinosaur
  • Price: £7199.00
  • Year: 1992 - 1997
  • Top speed: 134mph
  • Engine capacity: 885cc
  • Power: 99bhp
  • Torque: 61lb ft
  • Weight: 222kg
  • 0-60: 4 seconds

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