Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Dutch Flat, CA
Bike: 2006 R6 + 1982 XJ750 Cafe
Re: Setting up the 07 r6 for the track?
What I'm trying to say is to not buy any more goodies and try to setup what you already have to be as close to stock as possible. Once you get some seat time you can start making changes based on your personal preferences and experiences, and the input of an experienced suspension tuner.
I realize that you have some money and are trying to set up the ultimate track bike before ever heading out to the track. Nothing wrong with that, wish I could buy all those toys. The problem is that to appreciate what those pieces really do for you it takes seat time and before/after comparison of the changes.
Don't go for the 190 rear yet. It will require suspension/geometry tweaks and some shims, basically more stuff to buy. Don't go for slicks. It will require tire warmers, a generator, possibly some suspension tweaks, basically more stuff to buy. Save the money you would spend on more stuff, get what you have working as close to stock as possible, and do as many track days as you can. The cost adds up really quick when you take into account gas, tires, brake pads, oil, and all the other disposables that get used up on a regular basis on the track.