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Old 07-14-2008, 10:16 AM   #21
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because under race conditions they burn up (get fried) and they dont warranty them. so i say FUKK power commanders ! over the past 5 years ive had 4 go out on me. in club racing, i can ride around the measily 3 hp gain you can acheive with one. its just another link in the electronics to go bad and ruin ur race
Relocate it.
If my bike was track only, it'd be up in the nose on the other side of the fairing stay of the tip sensor.
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Relocate it.
If my bike was track only, it'd be up in the nose on the other side of the fairing stay of the tip sensor.
trust me ive relocated it in many places. i even built a heat resistant box to house it in and it still took a . they just arent reliable.
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Tires can wait you can run street tires and sill run great times wait till your Fast before you start buying track tires

Get the Body work 1st keep your street plastics bust up the race plastics if you ever decide to sell you can always make it street legal or you can sell your street plastics to finance your other stuff

maybe you should start with some aftermarket rear sets and some stomp grip 1st ... do a few track days then start on some of the bigger items
Stomp Grip is definitely on the list! I am gonna get some this week if I can find it. Rear Sets are a great idea, I should have put that on the list!

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Old 07-14-2008, 12:34 PM   #25
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I would say tires,brakes(pads and braided lines),dampner,exhaust.
I have braided lines. What type / brand of pads do you suggest? I have heard this from several of the posts? Is there something special I should look for when buying them?

I have a dampner.

Exhaust is on my short list for sure. I think I am going to go with the arrow slip on and then by the headers to match up. All titanium of course.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:36 PM   #26
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get the tuneboy instead of the PC its much better, for your bike.
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I am all about the track days and have been to a couple. I intend to step it up quite a bit in the coming weeks/month.

Do you have Tuneboy? Is there any reason NOT to get a Power Commander?
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I think that is a given! But what will help make a more stable platform to work form?
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I am all about the track days and have been to a couple. I intend to step it up quite a bit in the coming weeks/month.

Do you have Tuneboy? Is there any reason NOT to get a Power Commander?
Reasons have been listed above. + you don't need it.

Just hit the track as often as possible this will be your best investment and the other stuff doesn't make that big of a difference until you already use what you currently have.
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the rider, trackdays & track schools.

That is all a given, but what about the bike?
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That is all a given, but what about the bike?
the bike has alot more to give before you start reaching its limits.

do basic stuff, tires, plastic, SS lines. those are relatively cheap.

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the bike has alot more to give before you start reaching its limits.

do basic stuff, tires, plastic, SS lines. those are relatively cheap.

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ok i get it. As a car fanatic and now a bike fanatic I am all about the upgrades. I totally get that I am no where near my bikes limit and I can't ride past what it can do. I doubt many people can do that anyway, regardless if they ever upgrade their bike!

I just thought there would be some no-brainer upgrades I could invest in that would make my learning a little easier.

I like the school idea, pretty expensive but I am not too worried about cash. I have more cash than brains but I want to invest in the correct things or as I said earlier the most bang for my buck.

Sounds like brake pads (I have stainless lines), and body work are a good start.

What about a slipper clutch? My bike doesn't have one, that would help with being smooth as someone mentioned above. Is that a good investment to make early on? I personally think that is a must have but I am doing fine without it (well define fine)

Thanks for the advise peps! As usual you people are great!
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ok i get it. As a car fanatic and now a bike fanatic I am all about the upgrades. I totally get that I am no where near my bikes limit and I can't ride past what it can do. I doubt many people can do that anyway, regardless if they ever upgrade their bike!

I just thought there would be some no-brainer upgrades I could invest in that would make my learning a little easier.

I like the school idea, pretty expensive but I am not too worried about cash. I have more cash than brains but I want to invest in the correct things or as I said earlier the most bang for my buck.

Sounds like brake pads (I have stainless lines), and body work are a good start.

What about a slipper clutch? My bike doesn't have one, that would help with being smooth as someone mentioned above. Is that a good investment to make early on? I personally think that is a must have but I am doing fine without it (well define fine)

Thanks for the advise peps! As usual you people are great!

In this case, slipper clutch is a must to have that advantage or edge coming into the corner. Unless, you have mastered blipping the throttle.
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all i put on my bikes are a pipe, ohlins shock, fork springs, steering damper, race bodywork & frame sliders. i spend the rest of my $$$$ on tires & track time...
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IDK about these school which you pay 2k+ for. I had a student at TWS (Texas World Speedway) that mentioned he had doneit and learned more from us in 1 day then he had in 3 days at such a school.
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IDK about these school which you pay 2k+ for. I had a student at TWS (Texas World Speedway) that mentioned he had doneit and learned more from us in 1 day then he had in 3 days at such a school.
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