Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Goose Creek, SC
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what lap timer, and other track item suggestions? will be track only bike eventually
I did a track day last year in october I think, and haven't done one since...no time :( but when I get back to the states in august, I'm going to be trying to hit them up a lot, if I can twice a month, plus a fletc course day ^_^ (which is like a mini track day but free for DOD members here). And if i get good enough, I may start racing.
So, I'm looking for a lap timer and have no idea where to start. Only one I know of is the XT Ultra, but am wondering if it is any good or if there are better options out there. Or even just what my options are?
I will also be ordering some track fairings w/ zeus fasteners, as for now it will still be my street bike as well.
Track fairings I'm looking into are Optimal Racing superbike version, as i haven't heard anything bad about them but if I can find a good deal on Armour bodies, i probably wouldn't pass it up.
It being my street bike I already own a second set of wheels and tires. But I'm sure my Dunlop q2's will see the end of their track life soon, if i get to them as often as I'd like to. So my next set of tires will be some 211's. With that I am sure I should get tire warmers. I read a lot of people praise on Chicken Hawk warmers but why are they soo good and worth the premium?
Will upgrade suspension eventually but that will just depend on how the track days go and when I feel i need to. Will try to keep the bike stock as long as I can, although getting an exhaust is temping...while I know gains are limited dependent on actual engine mods, I just can't stand how quiet the stock exhaust is...I love the race sound of the Leo Vince's. But I will not be wanting a slip on, if I get an exhaust I'll do it right the first time and get a full exhaust with the corresponding fuel mapping system. I don't like buying something if I'm just going to upgrade it later. But that's later down the road as well.
My brakes are also due to be refreshed, any suggestions there?
Also bike is at about 13,000 miles now any suggestions on preventative maintenance for heavy track use?
Thank you in advance for your help,
Last edited by DivineStrike; 06-11-2011 at 08:23 AM.