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Old 12-31-2008, 01:50 AM   #21
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Appreciate that and I have been taught that if there is something I want to learn go to the people who know more that me.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:55 AM   #23
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sweet and thanks. last winner was killer for me. 3 weeks of -67
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:57 AM   #24
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Hey Maxgs,, Is it ok to run my stock R1 or should I concider doing things to to give some more power, I remember what was told to me at starbucks but just wanted to ask again.. I have about 3000 set aside for these modifaction I want to do, but before I start I want to do it right.. and learn from the people who have been throught it already
Dude, seriously, the last thing you need is more power on a liter bike. Trust me, for your first several, if not MANY track days, you are going to get your handed to you all day long by 600's. With your body weight, your suspension will be just fine if you get a setup done by motorcycles unlimited for $25.00 or one of the other local shops. Motorcycles Unlimited does mine, however.

My recommendation, in order, is

0. Get your suspension set up done immediately.

1. Good brake pads - Vesrah SRJL is my #1 choice, RJL's 2nd. Many guys run the top end EBC pads and are happy with them as well.

2. A front stainless steel brake line and very good fluid. Motul 600 is pretty popular. I use some more obscure stuff called Castrol SRF... expensive but highly non hygroscopic.

These things will get you through your first couple of track days. Buy gauntlet gloves and good boots. You can buy or rent leathers.

With track days under your belt, next I'd consider...

3. Lap timer

4. Stickier tires. Bridgestone 002 Ride Smart is a combination street and track tire. Quite sticky and nice. Other guys will tell you about a Pirelli equivalent. Just choose. John at South Central Race Center now carries them both.

5. Convert from antifreeze to water wetter or the motul equivalent

* this is a good time to by race stands for your bike.

And then 3, 4, 5 more track days or until you are running at the front of intermediate.

Then... and only then...

6. Race tires like the BT-003 or Pirelli equivalent. You'll also need tire warmers when you buy race tires.
7. -1 on the front sprocket or -2 on the rear.
8. Full race exhaust ... together with #9 & 10
9. Power Commander / with quick shifter
10. Dyno tune of the bike

And finally when you are getting quite fast and running in advanced

11. Fork cartridges and rear shock.... both together. At your body weight, this just isn't as big a problem as guys 200 lbs or higher or those guys 130 lbs or lighter. Now if Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited or another principal tells you there is a problem with your suspension for some reason, then I'd upgrade suspension earlier. However, it's highly unlikely that you will have an issue.

Other items to consider, although many will argue that these are just "bling" for the bike... these can be added whenever

12. Rear Sets
13. Racing levers
14. Stainless rear lines

Everyone is going to have a different opinion on the order, but this is the way I would do it.

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that R1 has more power than you know what to do with. believe that. do NOT listen to the guys at starbucks, they will get you killed.

use the money you have set aside for tires, tire warmers, stands, leathers, etc. there are some mods you can do for better handling and braking, but power is NOT something you need to be looking into, lol. good luck mang, track riding is a friggin blast.
The guys at starbucks... namely me... told him he didn't need any more power
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Im printing this GOOD STUFF thanks
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The guys at starbucks... namely me... told him he didn't need any more power
i must have misread what he was saying because i thought peeps were telling him he needed more power, lol. typical poser crowd.
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i must have misread what he was saying because i thought peeps were telling him he needed more power, lol. typical poser crowd.
Ha ha ha, yeah I'd bet that 80% of the people out there would say exhaust and power commander first.
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I think the big question that needs to be ask is why did you take a picture of yourself in your avatar with your shirt up? why didnt you just take it off and not look like a weirdo with a man bra on?
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BTW, I should have said BAZZAZ instead of PowerCommander... if I had it to do over, I would have Bazzaz on my bike for fuel management, quick shifter, and the closed loop air/fuel measurement and adjustment.
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I did an edit and added stands and tire warmers. Print that one...
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:08 AM   #35
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that’s ok when people talk it is just their own insecurities,, and besides TO BE LITTLE IS TO BE LITTLE --asd I don’t care
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I think the big question that needs to be ask is why did you take a picture of yourself in your avatar with your shirt up? why didnt you just take it off and not look like a weirdo with a man bra on?
He did that in response to my request that he puts a phucking shirt on. Alaska is obviously a man . The curb monkeys are going to go nuts over him.
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Spare shifter lever.
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Front and rear stands.
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Do a few trackdays. I highly recommend Texas Track Days because we are a great group of people. The other guys are good too but I don't work for them. Then start making changes to your bike as you figure out what works for you and what doesn't.
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