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Old 10-22-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Help me prioritize mods for track/street bike

I just bought what seems to be a completely stock 2003 R6. I plan to use it mostly at the track, but I want to keep it street legal.
I think I need a set of frame sliders at least. Not sure about the suspension. The guy I bought it from is much less of a fat than I am. (He looks like he weighs maybe 160, and I weigh about 220 with track gear on.)

Any thoughts?
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:25 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:06 PM   #4
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The bike is fast enough powerwise.
Do a basic suspension set up.
If you don't have frame sliders, get them, drill style.
Get good tires, but be honest with yourself in terms of your skill level and % of use track vs street.
Steering damper.
Upgrade your brake pads, lines and fluid.
Gearing changes, I'd start with -1 on the c/s.
Once you've reached the point where the stock suspension is a limiting factor, build the suspension.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:10 PM   #6
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Listen to Patrick that steering damper makes a big difference especially with the suspension set Im taking my r6 to have my suspension rebuilt by Motorcycles Unlimited over the winter cause my front fork springs are worn to and my rear shock your handling and how comfortable you feel on the bike is what makes you faster Of course engine upgrades do the job but whats the point of being fast in the straights if you get in a corner and park it thats where the handling comes into play
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