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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-20-2006, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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mod the bike now or later?

i have every intention of going to a race school this summer and getting plenty of track days in, provided i can afford tires. i didn't know if i should mod the engine now, or track the bike stock with sticky tires and learn how to ride it before i add any hp. whaddya think: now or later? why?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-20-2006, 12:09 PM
 
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I'd jump on the track a while and figure out specifically what you want improved (suspension, exhaust, etc.) I think it makes more sense to do this when you're in a position to notice the difference and fine tune.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-20-2006, 12:16 PM
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Once you get the suspension dialed in at the track you can figure out if you want to improve your current suspension, lighten up the bike, or do engine work. What have you done to the bike so far?
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The stock HP you have now is more than enough right now. If you dont have much experience with the bike or the track, adding more HP could put you in over your head. It will take years of training and practice for you to even approach the bike's limits. Definately get a good feel of how the bike handles stock, then decide which mods would suit you the best.

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What have you done to the bike so far?
the cosmetic stuff: fender eliminator, greggs flushmounts, redline swingarm sliders, bar end sliders, and a PUIG double bubble. i want the HRC 1/5 throttle, a full exhaust/PC III, and -1/520 conversion.
the bike is def not lacking hp or anything. and i'm a rookie still. (i'll be a rookie in my mind till i can drag a knee.) i suppose i'll hold off on the engine work and buy some pilot powers till i get some track days under my belt.

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If you dont have much experience with the bike or the track, adding more HP could put you in over your head.
i was esp afraid of that with the 1/5 throttle kit. no one has posted anything about how the bike responds once its on lately.
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You'll be dragging a knee in no time, and still be a rookie. No offense meant, I got a ton of trackdays in last year (april was my 1st time on a sportbike), and I'm still a rookie. If your going to spend money, spend it on your skills. Just my 2 cents.

Unless you can't get your suspension baselined correctly for your weight, then spend it on some springs and such.
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Get some blue tape and ride. BTW... My first post via my Blackberry - not bad.
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I put in my vote for mod it later. See all the reasons stated above. The RR is an excellent bike as it sits stock. There are improvements to be made, but the biggest and probably the most effective mod is just getting out onto the track and increasing your skill level by riding it in a controlled environment. Set your suspension up for your weight and then dial it in and add components as you go. Ride safe.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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trying to comprehend suspension set up fries my brain. i set it to the sport rider suggested settings (in the BOTY article), but in jan in TN so i haven't got a chance to ride it enough to tell if it helped or not. i surely wouldn't know if i needed forkes revalved or a triple clicker or anything like that. suggestions are more than welcome....
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wow im suprised i thought everyone would have put now

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Trackday / Race School Mods before touching the engine:

Steering dampener
Pilot Power Race or Pirelli Supercorsa Pro race take offs (New if you are wealthy)
A spare set of rims (Not mandatory but man it saves down time)
520 Gearing
Front and rear stands
Tire warmers
Race grips
Safety Wire pliers
Competition Pads
Stainless front lines

Just my .02
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