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Old 04-25-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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So now that you're (somewhat) fast. Do you need a faster bike to be faster?????

I've been thinking to get as much out of my bike as possible...
what are a few things that you can do to make your bike faster? (nothing big like motor rebuild or anything crazy) but maybe just an ecu reflash and a few other things?

Does having a fast bike helps you on been faster?
You see all this guys flying on the 1000's but what would they be on a 600cc bike?

whats your take on this?
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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Once you've fine tuned your skillset, you're getting into the corners as deep as you can and picking up the throttle as soon as you can then yes... go fast mods will help.

My motorcycle has a stock motor and runs on pump gas. The only "power" mods are a bazzaz and gearing.

I think I'm ready for more.

Having said all that, setup (suspension, geometry and tires) are more important than HP, IMO. Most of us non aliens can't even use the power the bike makes, stock, anyhow.
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I had a 1000rr, but had to sell it. I like my 600, but sometimes I miss that other beast with endless power.
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Once you've fine tuned your skillset, you're getting into the corners as deep as you can and picking up the throttle as soon as you can then yes... go fast mods will help.

My motorcycle has a stock motor and runs on pump gas. The only "power" mods are a bazzaz and gearing.

I think I'm ready for more.

Having said all that, setup (suspension, geometry and tires) are more important than HP, IMO. Most of us non aliens can't even use the power the bike makes, stock, anyhow.


I've been thinking.. become a better rider before you ask for more.
I know I have a long ways to go but my next step is suspention.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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I've been thinking to get as much out of my bike as possible...
what are a few things that you can do to make your bike faster? (nothing big like motor rebuild or anything crazy) but maybe just an ecu reflash and a few other things?

Does having a fast bike helps you on been faster?
You see all this guys flying on the 1000's but what would they be on a 600cc bike?

whats your take on this?
if you wanna lap a track faster then you may want to get on the brakes sooner and stop in a shorter distance than the next guy. Most guys will bolt crapp onto the motor to go faster but rarely do they make the bike LIGHTER & STOP FASTER.
And old racer motto a guy once told me at the Firebird Raceway in Phoenix AZ; "To go faster, you gotta STOP faster"..
now if you want sheer acceleration, than "There's NO replacement for DISPLACEMENT"!!!
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of course there are plenty folks who will be faster on track or street with a faster bike - just because it has more power - but I would just about guarantee that there's not anyone on here who can outride a 600SS bike's potential.

I would guess that for a rider who is legitimately 'fast' on a sportbike, the biggest benefit to improving their time wouldn't be from engine work but from tires, brakes and suspension improvements.
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Lines, Geometry, Gearing, Tires.


Cdill can attest at a track like TWS (Texas World Speedway) where there is a long straight he would pass in the twisties and get eaten up on the straights. Has to do with weight (I know you are skinny) and displacement. Meaning he was quick, but not fast (reletively).
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of course there are plenty folks who will be faster on track or street with a faster bike - just because it has more power - but I would just about guarantee that there's not anyone on here who can outride a 600SS bike's potential.

I would guess that for a rider who is legitimately 'fast' on a sportbike, the biggest benefit to improving their time wouldn't be from engine work but from tires, brakes and suspension improvements.
I disagree. There are plenty of folks on here that can out ride a stock 600ss.
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Having said all that, setup (suspension, geometry and tires) are more important than HP, IMO.............

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