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Old 10-16-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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First Trackbike Mods?

I would like some advice on which mods to do first to a trackbike.

Performance mods are going to be last on my list because I know I cannot ride the bike to it's full potential.

Please let me know what you think and why you think it.

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Old 10-16-2008, 05:55 PM   #2
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suspension set up, good rubber, and good brake pads. Depends on the bike though. These three things will help you the most, and give you confidence in your bike.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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dampener. makes a world of difference. and as stated def get ur suspension set to you. get some tires that will stick to the track well. and get some nice pads. Double H Sintered EBCs for the win!!
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Get some track plastics and save your stock (sell them for $1500 if you want, you WILL get that)

Suspension, Brake pads, SS lines, Engine covers, rear-sets ect.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:05 PM   #5
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Motorcycles Unlimited stickers of course. Adds 5hp per sticker.
Oh and they come with your new suspension which should really be the first thing.
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tires. Then body work unless u don't care bout urs up. Cuz u will.
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dampener. makes a world of difference. and as stated def get ur suspension set to you. get some tires that will stick to the track well. and get some nice pads. Double H Sintered EBCs for the win!!
if u ride a honda. stick to the OEM pads. much better
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The bike is a stock 06 R1 with race plastics.

Thank you for all the responses.
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! told me to learn to ride first!

I have actually done a few track days and feel like I can contribute by telling you what I have done.

I have no dampner, until yesterday
I have stock suspension and I am 250lbs and 6"5'. Will have suspension done on Tuesday. But felt fine until my last track day, now I am nervous about it.
I did start using BT002's but used pilot powers for my first couple of track days.
As I started getting a lil faster, I got ss front brake lines and new pads.

Then I crashed and got aftermarket clip ons and case covers.

So, IMO, unless you r a money bag, just get some good tires and learn for the first track day or three. Then see what bothers you most about the way your bike handles and go from there.

And ASK lots of questions from peeps that know what they r talking about.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:41 PM   #10
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I still run the stock steering damper... I'd recommend brakes, bodywork, a GOOD suspension set-up to start with, and good tires. Everything else you can get as you get faster.
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Tires and Tire Warmers IMO. There is a suspension guru at each track day that will help you get it dialed in. Also, frame sliders & slider spools if you don't have any.
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I still run the stock steering damper... I'd recommend brakes, GOOD suspension set-up and good tires. .
2nd..he already has race plastic..
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:49 PM   #14
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suspension and tires...no matter what!
Then your own leatheres...tire warmers...ss brake lines...mirror stand ins...the list is endless.
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So, IMO, unless you r a money bag, just get some good tires and learn for the first track day or three. Then see what bothers you most about the way your bike handles and go from there.

And ASK lots of questions from peeps that know what they r talking about.
Good advice!
Make sure you have good tires and good brakes. Track plastics if it's gonna be a dedicated track bike. Or do a few trackdays and make sure it's for you before you go all out.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:58 PM   #16
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I already have a 2 piece leather suit and I just ordered a custom fitted 1 piece suit.

As for the tires, I have a set of Michelin slicks that have one trackday on them.

Sounds like the most common recommendations that I am lacking are a suspension set up, brakes, and SS brake lines.

Any other suggestions?
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Does the R1 have a slipper? Its another moneybags mod, but they're cool as and work like a champ.
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good rubber and track plastics. Thats all you need for a beginner track bike. Once you start getting faster you add on the other stuff like suspension, dampers, rearsets, etc.
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