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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Help for trackbike build.** steady trackrider advice**

What's up guys. Here's the deal. I want to build myself a nice little toy, a 2007 R6r as a trackbike only. I have other bikes for the street so this R6 would be only for track purpose. I have been on the track a couple times with different bikes.
It will be build during winter so I am not In a rush, I will probably also do a building thread.
I need all of your knowledgable input to help me. I have a little list of stuff to do so feel free to add or comment my list.
The bike is a street bike right now so I start from ground up.

PS. I don't want to touch the internals for now

SUSPENSION/HANDLING

-Brake pads
-Stainless brake lines
-Keep OEM caliper
-Keep OEM rotors???

-Front fork rebuild
-Rear shock rebuild? change?
-Scotts or Ohlins damper. I have both In hand. just not decided which one

-Oem clip-on. remove handle switch??
-Adjustable Rearset? Vortex, Attack, Sato, Gilles..... what's most commun at the track so If I break anything I could ask for help with replacement parts
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MECHANICAL/ELECTRONICS

-Chain..520..?
-Sprockets..how many tooth front/rear??
-Hi flow air filter.. K.N? BMC?
-Full exhaust line
-Power commander
-Gear indicator ( in the cluster)

FRAME PROTECTION

-crash kit.frame slider axle slider etc... more Is the better I guess
-Racing bodywork. Sharkskinz.
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That is pretty much what I think of right now.
Any suggestion, comments, advice, insults??

Thanks for the input
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Re: Help for trackbike build.** steady trackrider advice**

So, do you just have tons of money or what?

Also, Ohlins and Scotts dampers are the same for all intents and purposes.

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Safety wire pliers/wire.

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Re: Help for trackbike build.** steady trackrider advice**

Honestly, your best bet is to buy a used track bike. For a full blown track bike build ground up, expect to shell out at minimum $4,000-$6,000 on mods alone. Suspension (forks, shock) alone will run you almost $3,000 if you buy brand new.

You can pick up a 07+ R6 full blown track bike w/all the bells and whistles for $6,000-$8,000.

Good place to start is the WERA forum, lots of track bikes go up for sale daily on there.

If you're set in stone building your own, check on here and WERA daily for used parts to cut costs vs. buying brand new goodies.
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Re: Help for trackbike build.** steady trackrider advice**

brake pads can use OEM
rotors, calipers OEM
braided front brake lines
race tires bridgestones 003 or Ntecs Dunlops
suspension set to weight TTX ohlins rear 20mm front very nice
rear sets woodcrafts are good
frame sliders woodcraft also
pitbull damper awesome
oem clip-ons till you crash
stock 525 is fine you can always get extra sprockets or go the 520 route not a big deal
stock air filter is all you need great airflow
pipe full ti leo or Graves
powercommander and shifter
pair block off's
sharks bodywork is the best worth the money
pitbull trailer restraints worth the money
slipper clutch mod

I think thats it
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brake pads can use OEM
rotors, calipers OEM
braided front brake lines
race tires bridgestones 003 or Ntecs Dunlops
suspension set to weight TTX ohlins rear 20mm front very nice
rear sets woodcrafts are good
frame sliders woodcraft also
pitbull damper awesome
oem clip-ons till you crash
stock 525 is fine you can always get extra sprockets or go the 520 route not a big deal
stock air filter is all you need great airflow
pipe full ti leo or Graves
powercommander and shifter
pair block off's
sharks bodywork is the best worth the money
pitbull trailer restraints worth the money
slipper clutch mod

I think thats it
The Vesrah RJL's offer so much more bite, and it's probably the cheapest mod of the items he has listed.

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Re: Help for trackbike build.** steady trackrider advice**

The OEM suspension is not really that bad in my opinion. Get it set for your weight and ride it for a year, keeping track of what changes get made.

But as stated, look at buying a track bike that's already done. It will save you cash and a lot of work.


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So, do you just have tons of money or what?

Also, Ohlins and Scotts dampers are the same for all intents and purposes.
Not at all man!! haha I eat a lot of kraft dinner and no girlfriend so no fancy shoes or stuff to buy
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I already have the scotts with the mount for an R6 and I have an Ohlins with mount as well for an R6. I am just not decided which one i'll take for track use. I might go with the scotts since I believe it is less vulnerable in case of a crash.

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Safety wire pliers/wire.
only for trackdays.... here it is not mandatory unless I sign for a real race. which won't probably happen. but we never know

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The OEM suspension is not really that bad in my opinion. Get it set for your weight and ride it for a year, keeping track of what changes get made.

But as stated, look at buying a track bike that's already done. It will save you cash and a lot of work.
I like the OEM suspension also. I will keep the front. only have the fluid changed and rebuild. I will however change the rear for something a little better.

We'll I already have the bike so that's why I don't see the point of buying a trackbike already built.
I mean i'll have to sell my bike and than buy another bike.
I think I'm better to build mine... time and tools and stuff are not a problem. money is haha.
And there is not a lot of trackbike for sale around here.
I honestly think with 4k I will be able to build a trackbike that is really competitive.
I doubt that selling my bike and buying another one I would be able to save more than 2k.
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Safety wire pliers/wire.
Around here that is only necessary in the expert class if you are actually racing for your oil filter and drain plug.

To the OP better brake pads, tires, track glass and seat time. Also get the stock suspension tweaked at the track. Just my .02

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Re: Help for trackbike build.** steady trackrider advice**

Safety wiring the bike just for peace of mind. Nothing is going to chap your ass more than paying money for the track day. Looking forward for it for weeks. Do one session and lose a bolt, oil cap, ect and your day is over with just like that.

If you're going to open up the suspension might as well just drop some Ohlins 30mm cartridges and get a TTX rear shock
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Do you have good track gear? ie 1 piece, boots, gloves, helmet, chest protector/back protector ect? Make sure you budget yourself for good fiting gear. It will make a difference.
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