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Question Converting to Track Only Bike

Well im in the process of building two bikes. One for street and one for track only. I have been reading some of the treads and looking for information on some of the weight savings / parts I can do with out on my track bike. So far I plan to use vortex clip ons, rear sets, and front stay. I will also be using fiberglass fairings. Most of those parts are givens. I just need help or advice as to what other stock parts can be eliminated.
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remove the kick stand , ignition lock , buy an aftermarket subframe



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If you can weld, and metal fab just make your own subframe...
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Who makes an aftermarket subframe. Also I do have connects to get some metal fab done and can possibly do it myself.

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Who makes an aftermarket subframe. Also I do have connects to get some metal fab done and can possibly do it myself.
http://www.r-r-racing.com/CBR-600subframe.htm


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Engine case covers.
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Erion racing also makes a subframe.
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Is it possible to eliminate the left switch controls? I will not be using a headlight but I see that the clutch switch is wired into the controls on that side.
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what i did was cut every wire BUT the two blk for the switch and reconnected the connector... worked for me or you could just get rid of the connector and then solder the blks to the other side of the switch....
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how much does it cost to build a track bike? Is there a book out there or do you need experience knowing how to do this?
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Papo what I am doing is building one from the ground up with parts. But I think like 95% of track/race bikes are converted stock bikes. If you by a salvage bike it will save you money instead of buying a good condition bike. Price depends on what kind of parts you put into it. So that aspect can be a deep as you pocket book will go.

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Yeah, Im just parting out my 03, the body was still in really good shape so I sold my plastics and other stock parts I dont need for the track for extra money...and with the mods I made earlier I really dont have to spend that much out of pocket.. the only mods im making to the bike now are race glass, clip-ons (replacement bars are 13)levers shorty, rearset, bar sliders, steering damper, 520 conversion, new brake pads, and good track tires.. I think thats it..... only book you need is your service manual.

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I dont think money is not a problem for me...I just want to build a good track bike for the 06 season but I dont think it will be done by then hahaha...I mean I dont think im good with electricial wiring but other than that, I should be fine.

Do you guys buy the bolts from Home depot?
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so what all do you have planned for your track bike.. and also you do have us to guide you along....
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think theres a bolt kit that has every bolt you will need for like 30 bucks or so .. Idk if it was on one of the vendors or not.... what bolts do you need?
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What I have planned is basically a stripped stock bike. I plan to go with vortex rear sets, vortex front stay, vortex clip ons, and vortex style gas cap. The body work will be race fiberglass, most likely the r&r subframe, and also plan to run the 520 conversion. Along the way I want to try to eliminate all the misc bolts and fittings that I will no longer need just to lighten it up. I am mainly doing this to also for a possible race bike down the road a ways.
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you do the keyless start yet? yea idk what rearsets I want right now.. but I went with the woodcraft clip-ons and pazzo shorties.. and going with the vortex style gas also.. and getting my forks revalved.. and new spring.. would love to get a new rear shock.... but I just might get a new sring for that also...
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I want the pazzo shorties also. Yes and steel brake lines and pads. I think I will stayed key for a little until the intrinsic clamps become readily available. I also want to do suspension but it is out of my buget at the moment. But I figure this will be a working track bike so it will come sooner or later.
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Yeah, Im going to go with dan kyle for my suspension work.... hopefuly Ill save some money this winter...
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Ive got a spare set of really bent forks from a wrecked rr. I am debating if it is worh getting them fixed and race preped compared to just buying new good used forks. I will post a couple of picturtes tonight.
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+1 on the aftermarket subframe. You might want to get an aftermarket fairing stay too. I hear graves and vortex make one for the RR. More ideas for weight savings would be lighter wheels and rotors. Someone mentioned case covers. You can also get a Vortex gas cap. The stock one is pretty beefy.

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I think I want to build a 600rr but with some internal works in the motor...anyone have any idea how much titanum would cost?
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I have heard of other makes using thiner head gaskets and gaining power. Is that a worthwhile mod for the rr? Are there any other simple or less intense that a full rebuild motor mods? I was thinking in the was of maybe mild cams and I know they have timing controls.
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