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Essential mods/upgrade for a track bike?

Hello,

I converted my 09 600rr to a track bike and I want to know what modifications or upgrades YOU would recommend to improve my bike and riding skill?

So far I have:

1. Optimal Race Fairings
2. Galfer Front Rotors
3. Galfer Front SS brake lines
4. EBC Sintered Double H
4. Vortex rearsets
5. Woodcraft low profile frame sliders
6. Akrapovic slip on exhaust
7. Techspec tank grips
8. Pirelli Supercorsa SP2
9. Suspension adjusted by Dave Moss https://feelthetrack.com/

Next few things I want to add is quickshifter, more crash protection parts, gearing change and 520 chain, air filter, better master brake cylinder, levers, lap timer, racing slicks. Thanks for reading and I would love to hear your feedback!


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If it's anything like cars, spend the extra money on seat time.
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do the riding first and the mods second.


make it as crash proof as you can, but remember that spending 1000 dollars on crash protection isn't a good plan either.

get case covers and axle sliders. don't cover the whole bike in bullshit that won't do anything anyway.




you have already gone in the wrong direction with your spending. so stop it now and just ride the thing.



buy a set of clip ons that takes replaceable bars. woodcraft makes good ones, then get some spare handlebars. also get some spare footpegs


when you chuck the thing down the road it's most important to have the stuff to fix it between sessions so you can keep riding that day. if your day ends because of a broken handlebar in the first session you've wasted a day and a bunch of money.




as far as what to do to the bike. ride it, find its deficiencies, then focus on those.
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If it's anything like cars, spend the extra money on seat time.
Agreed. Done 2 track days this season so far and 3 more booked and I can't wait!
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do the riding first and the mods second.


make it as crash proof as you can, but remember that spending 1000 dollars on crash protection isn't a good plan either.

get case covers and axle sliders. don't cover the whole bike in bullshit that won't do anything anyway.

you have already gone in the wrong direction with your spending. so stop it now and just ride the thing.

buy a set of clip ons that takes replaceable bars. woodcraft makes good ones, then get some spare handlebars. also get some spare footpegs

when you chuck the thing down the road it's most important to have the stuff to fix it between sessions so you can keep riding that day. if your day ends because of a broken handlebar in the first session you've wasted a day and a bunch of money.

as far as what to do to the bike. ride it, find its deficiencies, then focus on those.
Great idea on spare parts... I wish I had a spare radiator yesterday when it failed on me after 2 sessions. Btw, all the big ticket items were purchased second hand for a great price to replace damaged parts.

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fair enough.

i just hate wave rotors. they make me crazy
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fair enough.

i just hate wave rotors. they make me crazy
How come? I was planning on using 1000RR rotors until I found them.

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because they don't do anything. people take off perfectly good steel rotors and put on an expensive set of steel rotors.


they offer no difference in braking performance. it's a gimmick that people bought into HARD. waste of money.
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Get a quickshifter.

I just bought an Annitori and can't wait to get it installed.
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wibbly has given great advice here, but ill also add that a quickshifter is the shizz on the track

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Oh boy, once I read the title I knew what this can of worms was going to open hahaha

I remembered someone asked this same question years ago, my favorite response someone made was "the first mod is usually fixing that nut between the seat and the tank (referring to you!)" haha..

Anyway, I don't go to the track (yet!) but I like adding my .02 so i'll say clip ons, (don't buy extra just keep your stock as backup..), rear stainless lines (not "essential" at all but there will be very very minor improvements), If you're going to do a quickshifter and fuel manager then you mine as well get headers and a BMC race filter.


Honestly though, all of these are really nice but I would advise in just riding the thing, check ebay and the classifieds for a good used deal on any of these mods then pull the trigger (unless you are rich, then just sell the 600 and get an s1k haha jk)

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Get a quickshifter.

I just bought an Annitori and can't wait to get it installed.
Are you installing it yourself? Let me know how it goes and if you like it!

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Oh boy, once I read the title I knew what this can of worms was going to open hahaha

I remembered someone asked this same question years ago, my favorite response someone made was "the first mod is usually fixing that nut between the seat and the tank (referring to you!)" haha..

Anyway, I don't go to the track (yet!) but I like adding my .02 so i'll say clip ons, (don't buy extra just keep your stock as backup..), rear stainless lines (not "essential" at all but there will be very very minor improvements), If you're going to do a quickshifter and fuel manager then you mine as well get headers and a BMC race filter.

Honestly though, all of these are really nice but I would advise in just riding the thing, check ebay and the classifieds for a good used deal on any of these mods then pull the trigger (unless you are rich, then just sell the 600 and get an s1k haha jk)
Don't think I'll be doing performance upgrades anytime soon except for brakes and quickshifter. I just want this bike to be reliable and the controls tailored to my body :) Definitely going to invest in some clip ona

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Can't say anything anyone else hasn't said. You've done the most important things already anyway (tyres and suspension setup, we had guys that came and did it on the day for you in the pits). I'll agree with others, just spend your money and time hitting the track as much as possible now :D I miss my 7RR track bike :( and this bike is making me itch for the track again, especially seeing threads like this >.< have fun!

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Are you installing it yourself? Let me know how it goes and if you like it!

I will be doing the install myself, which should be easy. Should be on this weekend...

There is a thread on here from back in 2013 with a lot of info.

I'll be doing write up and DIY on it too.

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Essential mods would be whatever it takes to get you on the track. After that removing all the not needed oem stuff like headlights and getting race plastics. Adjust suspension, then ride the crap out of it. I've had my trackbike completly stock for a couple years and just recently put steel lines and a short brake lever for the front brakes on because I crashed and killed the old stuff. I'd like rearset for more clearance but not required at my low end of A group pace once I removed the feelers.

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Go to the auto parts store and get you some of the black plastic panel plugs to put in where your rear pegs were...cleans up those holes really nice...it's what I did...
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Most important thing you can purchase is seat time. Tires would be next. Be the guy with stock parts that outruns the everybody on the grid. I did it for years, it feels great.

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Most important thing you can purchase is seat time. Tires would be next. Be the guy with stock parts that outruns the everybody on the grid. I did it for years, it feels great.
Hahaha that's awesome

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Brakes and seat time. Nothing could be better than those 2

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because they don't do anything. people take off perfectly good steel rotors and put on an expensive set of steel rotors.


they offer no difference in braking performance. it's a gimmick that people bought into HARD. waste of money.

Ci Senior. haha


I needed new rotors anyways and they look cool soooo fu(K it :)

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Guess which one sees more ride time each summer?....
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What are the best frame sliders to get that are no cut?


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You should cut them. That's like asking what fast food restaurant is healthiest.
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You should cut them. That's like asking what fast food restaurant is healthiest.


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