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« on: March 14, 2016, 10:29:53 pm »

So here it is a 2002  18,000km (11,000 miles for you Americans) showing on the clock, no way of knowing if this is correct or not but this is what I know

It runs OK as its winter here I only got to 3rd gear
Body work needs some repair and MUST be returned to original Aston racing green
Wheels need to be black
rear sets need to be same color as frame

need to do the usual
compression test
valve gap if above is good
hoses
brake lines/ brakes if required
fork oil

What do you think any ideas on what else should be done



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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 11:41:19 pm »

You forgot to mention that what you have there is a 2002 Daytona 955 CE as in the Centennial Edition, of which only 200 were made world wide.

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 12:48:23 am »

NICE! Does it still have the factory CF bits?

I like the idea of painting it back to the original green.

Maybe a nice Union Jack on the front?



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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 07:07:36 am »


NICE! Does it still have the factory CF bits?




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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 07:09:04 am »


You forgot to mention that what you have there is a 2002 Daytona 955 CE as in the Centennial Edition, of which only 200 were made world wide.

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I was intrigued by what MCS noted about the engine,
The 955i CE features

* 200 examples made
* One colour option of Aston (British Racing) Green, which was offered only on the 2002 955i Centennial Edition.
* Carbon fiber inlaid panels between the gas tank and tail fairing.
* Carbon fiber rear wheel hugger.
* Single-sided swing arm (like the previous and later Daytona 955i).
* Forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods, and forged aluminum pistons; non-CE 955i engines had cast versions of these components. These engine components are the most distinctive CE-specific options, and increased the maximum power output significantly compared to the cast-component engines.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 10:37:09 am »

In 2017, I believe that bike is eligible for collectors plates - once returned to normal appearance. Huge savings on insurance as a way to quickly justify - for some  Bigsmile ... and tangibly pay off the cost of restoration.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 11:15:47 am »

That's a pretty helpful tidbit of knowledge, bubba!


That should be a fun project indeed. Be sure to keep us updated  Cool
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2016, 05:04:51 pm »

Sweet bike. But why did someone apply that "Rapid Response" decal to the bike? Was a previous owner some anime/william gibson/post-punk apocalypse fan boy?

I am looking forward to seeing that restored to all its former glory!
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2016, 05:39:00 pm »

He is manager of a company that responds to oil rig fires, why he did it    I have my own opinion on that none are very flattering to the previous owner
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2016, 07:48:22 pm »

I am a 955 Daytona fanboy. I freely admit. My own passion is for a 97 to 98 t595 in Strontium Yellow. And yes, obsessions do narrow their focus as one gets older.   Lol

But I often search and see amazing horrors put upon these beautiful bikes. Not sure why, but here in North America, the big Daytona is often repainted. My own guess is that the relatively narrow bars and moderately high balance CG lead to tip overs of idiots still using the front brake at low speed. Restorative painting is not cheap and I suspect folks go the cheapest route. I see gold, weird yellows, and odd black.

I hope this bike sucks you in Dave. They are awesome machines. I came within a stoopid bidding war of owning one three years ago. Wish I had not walked away.  But I will own that t595. Yep, I will. And you know how I hate it when you lead ?!!  Twofinger
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2016, 08:05:02 pm »

 Very nice bike. I came very close to buying a 955i in the fall of 2014. But I think I may end up going to go for a 1200 Daytona instead, and maybe in a year or two to add a Yamaha FJ09 triple. I definitely need a triple of some kind.
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2016, 08:33:29 pm »


I definitely need a triple of some kind.


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You also seem to be missing a V4, I6, & Boxer in that lineup FWIW.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2016, 09:08:42 pm »

Haha...yes, I am missing a couple. I have a guy building me the engine for the six, and I need a V-Max or the v-four. I don't think there will be a boxer unless I find a cheap Ural. I will admit to being slightly obsessed.  Bigsmile But I think Dave has the bug pretty bad himself. Somehow he is able to part with some to make room for others...I haven't figured out how to do that very well yet.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2016, 11:40:27 pm »

Didn't notice that GL1100. It counts as a boxer right!  Thumbsup
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2016, 06:58:17 pm »


That's a pretty helpful tidbit of knowledge, bubba!


That should be a fun project indeed. Be sure to keep us updated  Cool


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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2016, 07:53:08 am »




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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2016, 11:17:04 am »

Looks like a great project bike Dave.  Bill (blkhrt81) would have been proud!
BTW, what happened to the BMW project bike? (R100RT?).
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2016, 03:15:32 pm »


Looks like a great project bike Dave.  Bill (blkhrt81) would have been proud!
BTW, what happened to the BMW project bike? (R100RT?).



Funny I was thinking about Bill as I drove through Bowden on my way to pick it up, I miss the grizzly old bugger

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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2016, 03:17:16 pm »

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2016, 03:20:26 pm »


Looks like a great project bike Dave.  Bill (blkhrt81) would have been proud!
BTW, what happened to the BMW project bike? (R100RT?).



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