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Old 11-12-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Turning a Street bike into a Track bike ?

Im in the mix of turning my bike into a track bike. what are some main suggestions you have as far as certain moods that are good to do ? and also whats a list of items on the bike that i will no longer need ?
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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First, get rid of the swingarm extension on that 600!
thats been done and put it on the track already, notice the avi
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yeah it is i paid it off when i bought it. Desert money FTW
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Im in the mix of turning my bike into a track bike. what are some main suggestions you have as far as certain moods that are good to do ? and also whats a list of items on the bike that i will no longer need ?
well...you can always do angry, happy, sad, and irritated....those all seem to work well in their own right on the track.
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I just took off tail light, license plate, mirrors, changed to gp shift, got some track tires and tire warmers.

Next mods would include another set of wheels, steering dampener, reworked forks and new shock.

Finally I would add bodywork and double bubble screen (I'm tall).

That's it for me.
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well...you can always do angry, happy, sad, and irritated....those all seem to work well in their own right on the track.
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I just took off tail light, license plate, mirrors, changed to gp shift, got some track tires and tire warmers.

Next mods would include another set of wheels, steering dampener, reworked forks and new shock.

Finally I would add bodywork and double bubble screen (I'm tall).

That's it for me.
so far i did:

gp shift
track plastics
db screen ( im also tall)


i have a stock dampener, do i need to upgrade the stock one or get the one for the triple ?
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yeah it is i paid it off when i bought it. Desert money FTW
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Theres a ton of stuff you can do... suspension, gearing, rearsets
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yeah gearing i always forget about that, lol i got -1 in the front and went back to stock in the rear. my rearsets have 3 different settings i wouldnt mind some vortex sets tho.
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did you put SS brake lines? After that you are good to go for a long time, do lots of track days then you will start upgrading suspension. IF you are going racing then is another story.
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did you put SS brake lines? After that you are good to go for a long time, do lots of track days then you will start upgrading suspension. IF you are going racing then is another story.
i got the galfer ss rear brake line on the bike right now and the front still in the box i didnt want to put them on till i change my pads again
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yeah gearing i always forget about that, lol i got -1 in the front and went back to stock in the rear. my rearsets have 3 different settings i wouldnt mind some vortex sets tho.
At msrh I was -2 +3...
TWS (Texas World Speedway) was +2 rear

It changed from track to track... I got sprockets if you wanna buy em super cheap... like new.. half off msrp let me know
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, I thought this thread was going to teach me how to turn a sport bike.

I got excited for a sec there. :'(
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At msrh I was -2 +3...
TWS (Texas World Speedway) was +2 rear

It changed from track to track... I got sprockets if you wanna buy em super cheap... like new.. half off msrp let me know
Would it go over 100mph at MSRH with that change.
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SS lines

Better pads

GP shift (choice)

remove lights

disconnect speedo (choice)

Suspension (choice, won't need it till you're faster)
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Put on the SS front brake lines and a good set of racing brake pads, a new set of sticky tires and go ride.

Don't worry about suspension upgrades for a while, the stock suspension on your bike is pretty good (it can handle advanced group paces). If you don't have a good knowledge of the suspension, take it to someone to have the suspension adjusted for you and your riding style. Put the forks flush with the triples for a start.

Steering damper is nice, but not totally necessary. As for which type, that is more of a personal preference. I ran an Ohlins linear damper on my gsxr and liked it, but have ran both GPR and Scott's (Ohlins) on other bikes and am pleased.

A lap timer is a good track upgrade also. It will give you a baseline to start from, and then when you work on certain parts of the track, you can tell if it helped, and by how much.

As for gearing, I think I ran -1/+2 and it seemed to work well for most tracks.
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i got the galfer ss rear brake line on the bike right now and the front still in the box i didnt want to put them on till i change my pads again
i wouldnt of bothered withthe rear ss lines.
me i did
1. plastics
2. front brake pads and lines
3. rear shock
4. track tires
5. steering damper
6. then i started up on spares never did work on forks other than have them adj by roger.
there is more than that on bike but that got ME through the first season 3 years ago.
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