crashing aint so bad
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: santa barbara, ca.
Bike: 2005 red r6
Re: 03 r6 tech questions
You may be lucky and not need an ECU with the PCIII. Depends on the quality of your tuner? I can tell you that people that run the 05 TB's on an anything other than an 05 bike have issues with fueling and ride-ability. As for the slide stops I highly suggest giving up on those. I had them and even had the bike tuned with them and the tuner could not get the bike to run right. I have talked with others that have had the same issue. It does make the throttle snappier, but if you goose the throttle hard and fast the bike will bog. I had nothing but issues with them. Not only that they are not legal in many race classes for supersport.
As for the gasket, hell yeah it makes a difference. It doesn't seem like much, but the bike is in a high state of tune already. If you go with a thinner gasket and an ignition advancer of any sort I would expect pre-detonation to be an issue on pump gas. This means you will have to use race gas. I don't know anyone that has a thinner gasket that isn't using race gas, put it that way. There isn't much to gain from it either. It is only good for about 7-10 HP. with race gas. It will be closer to 3-5 HP with pump gas. So the trouble of doing and possible costs are not really worth it. Another thing to consider is that those mods combined put you motor into what is known as a " Built State ", which means one thing. LIMITED LIFE SPAN. You take an engine that could do anything from 30k - 50k miles of trouble free service to somewhere around 5k - 10k of service. Doing the large number of power enhancing options decreases engine life exponentially. The more power you create, the less engine life you get. For some people with " Built engines " , 1 season of racing is all they get. The engine is on borrowed time after that. 1 season is only one year or 8-10 races and about the same number of practices or track days. the smaller 600 cc engines fair better than the 1000 cc's, but not too much better.
This is why I say that unless you are racing for first place in a race club, it's not worth the cost. If you are just doing it for fun and track days, all your gonna do is spend a lot of money and you still may not be the fastest guy around. When you get to about 5-8 sec. off of the lap record, then it may be time to consider the power ups. You should be able to get to about 5 seconds off of the best lap times with a nearly stock machine. I am sitting really close to about 8 seconds off of the normal fastest lap at any track I go to and I have just the basic bolt ons with stock suspension. The power of the engine is costly and not worth it unless you are going for a first place. That is my thought anyway.
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