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Going track-only!

Ok, so I'm converting my '07 CBR to be track only. I ordered a set of bodywork (Armour Bodies) and I'm taking off the stock fairings in preparation.

What all needs to come out at the front? For one, I won't need headlights anymore... but someone said that the bike won't start without them? Any other suggestions?

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Yes, the bike will still work without headlights. Remove them, turn signals, 3rd eye. Taillight/brakelight/turnsignals. Ziptie all your loose wires up nice and purdy. Probably a good idea to flush your coolant and replace with water-wetter or equivalent. I recommend buying some sort of left and right case cover crash kit like GB, R&G, etc. It will save you a lot of grief., especially on the clutch side if you go down.

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I got it through STG (sportbiketrackgear.com).

Ok, I've disconnected the headlights and it's still happy. I swear someone told me this bike gets cranky about starting without headlights... could have been about the headlight fuse though, not the lights themselves. 3rd eye is gone now, turn signals and tail light too, and everything seems OK. I'm definitely doing the water wetter flush.

Actually I bought this bike specifically to turn it into my track bike, the guy who had it before already had a right-side engine cover (Woodcraft). So I'm keeping that as-is, might add one on the left...

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what are you doing with your old fairings? :)
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You might want to upgrade to stainless steel braided brake lines. Other than that, not much else to do other than crash protection.
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Yeah, steel lines were already done, so that's good...

How about weather protection? A lot of the wiring was protected by the plastic fairings and it seems like it'll be more exposed now. What have you guys done for that?

@RRubberSideDown: I'll be cleaning/selling the old fairings... I don't have the post count on here to post them in the classified sections though, so they'll prob go up on ebay.

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i would think about maybe chain/gearing change and why all your plastics are done safety wire EVERYTHING you can a good list to go off of is the wera list because it is very extensive and no one should give you problems with it. and where in SE MI are you at? im in dundee, just south of A2


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.....safety wire EVERYTHING you can a good list to go off of is the wera list because it is very extensive and no one should give you problems with it. and where in SE MI are you at? im in dundee, just south of A2
Hey, good idea on the wera list, I'll look it up. I'm in Royal Oak - I think I rode through Dundee once...

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Yeah, steel lines were already done, so that's good...

How about weather protection? A lot of the wiring was protected by the plastic fairings and it seems like it'll be more exposed now. What have you guys done for that?

@RRubberSideDown: I'll be cleaning/selling the old fairings... I don't have the post count on here to post them in the classified sections though, so they'll prob go up on ebay.
I've just zip tied various wires together where it seems most appropriate and covered up the open ends with electrical tape.

I've been tempted to start ripping stuff out, but if I should ever decide to sell her, I'd be putting her back in street trim so, I haven't.

And the crankiness you're heard about, is if you don't plug the tilt sensor back in, which is near the left (if you're sitting on the bike) headlight.

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Hey, good idea on the wera list, I'll look it up. I'm in Royal Oak - I think I rode through Dundee once...
ah right on, i was up there for a concert a couple months back, nice town unlike dundee aka cabelaville you ever in the A2 area?


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any chance you'd sell me your lights? would like to do some projectors but too chicken to do them without backups.
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If you just bought the bike, change the oil and filter. You're going to be working that engine a whole lot more than it's probably used to...show it some love right out of the gate ;)

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I've just zip tied various wires together where it seems most appropriate and covered up the open ends with electrical tape.
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And the crankiness you're heard about, is if you don't plug the tilt sensor back in, which is near the left (if you're sitting on the bike) headlight.
Ah Ha! Yeah, that would explain it. I've read a few threads and found the tilt sensor and its connector - I won't bother it. I can see how it might get accidentally yanked though.

And I guess electrical tape is probably the most water-tight tape I can think of... Duct tape would be a mess.

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ah right on, i was up there for a concert a couple months back, nice town unlike dundee aka cabelaville you ever in the A2 area?
I ride out by Pinckney/Stockbridge once in a while, nice roads out that way... Yeah, I like RO, great place to live!

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...oh, and to anyone who is looking to buy my various parts (I'm looking at you, C17_Guy...), they're pretty strict around here about the 100-post rule, even for PM's. Looks like instant perma-ban. Guess I'll have to get busy posting!

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