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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-15-2011, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Building a decent track bike

Hope I dont agitate any of yall regulars with this post as im sure its the same as many previous to it, i just wanted to avoid sifting through dozens of other threads with a search even though i gained a small bit of knowledge doing so. im currently in afghanistan and like most people deployed i plan on spending a good chunk on my bike (wife willing hah). i want to hit chuckwalla sometime after getting comfortable again upon my return and just wanted a little bit of advice as to what add ons i should invest in, thanks in advance.
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Hope I dont agitate any of yall regulars with this post as im sure its the same as many previous to it, i just wanted to avoid sifting through dozens of other threads with a search even though i gained a small bit of knowledge doing so. im currently in afghanistan and like most people deployed i plan on spending a good chunk on my bike (wife willing hah). i want to hit chuckwalla sometime after getting comfortable again upon my return and just wanted a little bit of advice as to what add ons i should invest in, thanks in advance.
i'm sort of a minimalist by necessity. the total of my mods include; armour bodies race fairings, puig windscreen, spiegler lines, vesrah rjl pads and a fresh set of dunlop q2 tires.

you don't really need much to get your bike on the track. in years past, i was just using my street fairings and taping over the lights. save your $$ for track time instead...


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hah thats seriously alot easier than dishing out a bunch of dough, i feel dumb, i felt obligated to spend all this money just to get it prepped
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Spend the money on track time and tires. Forget all the rest of the stuff "needed" for the track. Get out there with what you have and work up later


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Agreed about the minimalist approach. The thing that's going to have the biggest effect on getting faster is more time on the track. Tank grip pads are pretty useful for what you pay for 'em. Once you do some track days you'll start to figure out what stuff is really useful for you.

But like S3aturnR said, just get some good tires, tape that bish up, and get out there! CVR is GREAT track. If you want some company in the pits, feel free to hit me up when you're back stateside and looking to get out there.
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tires being the obvious no pattern soft ones meant for the track correct? how much do they usually run? and the obvious taping of the lights and removal of mirrors and suit what else is usually required?
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Agreed about the minimalist approach. The thing that's going to have the biggest effect on getting faster is more time on the track. Tank grip pads are pretty useful for what you pay for 'em. Once you do some track days you'll start to figure out what stuff is really useful for you.

But like S3aturnR said, just get some good tires, tape that bish up, and get out there! CVR is GREAT track. If you want some company in the pits, feel free to hit me up when you're back stateside and looking to get out there.
thanks man im definitely going to have to, i know ive probably acumulated a handful of bad habits riding on my own up the twisties, cant wait to improve
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+1 to what was suggested. i recommend that you get your suspension dialed up properly. best 30 bucks i spent on my bike.
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man i keep hearing about this whole suspension thing, im sure mine isnt where it should be seeing as how i bought it used and never messed with anything on it, can a local dealer do that for me?
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man i keep hearing about this whole suspension thing, im sure mine isnt where it should be seeing as how i bought it used and never messed with anything on it, can a local dealer do that for me?
just get it set up at the track if you don't have a local suspension guy. there's also some very good info in the
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