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post #16 of 29 Old 01-18-2017, 05:10 PM
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Yea the calipers are the cast m4 unfortunately! I will need new pads as I like the CL C59 Race pads which I had on my 06 CBR1000rr which was really set up that I have been parting out. I got the 08+ CBR1k monobloc calipers still off that with the pads I like but the Brembo ones look cooler...haha. I am doing mainly track days right now. Once I get up to speed on the bike and hopefully improve some of my times I will try some CCS Racing. I plan on doing a bunch of track days in the midwest and Barber and Jennings towards the end of the year. I got the bike from a guy that raced one year on the west coast and gave up. The thing is pretty setup.
Unfortunately as in they aren't better than the stock nissin calipers?

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post #17 of 29 Old 01-18-2017, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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From what I have heard from my buddy from Dan Kyle Racing unless your spending money on the GP4RX and up it's a waste of money at least compared to the calipers that came on the Honda.
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I assume you've been to Road America then since you're like an hour away? Love that track! My favorite one so far. I'll be up in the Chicago/Wisconsin area probably a few times this year. The plan is to try and do a full season with CCS Midwest this year, so I won't be doing many track days, just a few local ones. Doubt that will happen due to low financials...but I'll do as much as I can.
It's going to be hard to believe it or not this will be my first year at Road America. I have rode Black Hawk Farms. I am looking to do Putnam , Road America, Barber , Jennings, Mid Ohio and some others. It all depends on money and how much unpaid time off they will let me take. BFR is my main track and got 9 days there.
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post #19 of 29 Old 01-18-2017, 05:49 PM
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Sounds to me like your financials are pretty good if you can afford an entire race season
No, that's exactly the opposite of what I said lol. I said I DON'T THINK I'll be able to afford a full season but I'll try...meaning I'll be busting out the credit card for probably a couple of weekends lol

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It's going to be hard to believe it or not this will be my first year at Road America. I have rode Black Hawk Farms. I am looking to do Putnam , Road America, Barber , Jennings, Mid Ohio and some others. It all depends on money and how much unpaid time off they will let me take. BFR is my main track and got 9 days there.
Whaaaat? You went to BFR a bunch of times and never in your back yard at RA?? What's wrong with you?

I'm not a fan of BFR. Only been there once for my first race weekend ever and got my ass kicked. The locals are very fast! I was not

Jennings and Barber...damn! That's gonna be a hell of long drive for you!

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It's from South Park the movie with Ze mole.
Skip 2:00 min and that is where the part is.
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Hi,

I want to start out with saying that I have always been a Honda guy but in recent years they have just been sucking and getting bored with em and wanted to try something new and different. I figured I'd see what all the fuss is about with Kawi. I dove head first into it. I got two bikes now. I bought the 1st one middle of the season for the street and then Just this last month the one for the track for next year. I am very excited to see what these things can do and see if there is any improvement over my Honda. I am always moding crap so always looking and selling parts.. Just wanted to introduce myself officially!

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I understand your dilemma, I too, was a Big Red Guy: CR250R [dirt bike], (2) CBR 900RRs, CBR 954RR, VFR750F, CBR 1000RR.

I agree Honda's Design Team is asleep at the wheel. The stuff they are turning out might be well built/finished, but damn, some of it is just plain hard to look at.

I never owned a CBR 600RR, but I think it's a mistake to bale on the Middle Weight class. Their most recent editions were merely BNGs on a 10-yr old bike. No wonder it didn't sell.

I have largely owned litre class bikes: Ducati 996, (2) YZF R1s, plus my Hondas, they were largely all good-great bikes, I rate the CBR 1KRR, the Yamahas, and the Viffer as the creme of the crop.

So, when it came time for a new bike I decided to give the Middle Weights a try. It came down to the Triumph 675 and the Kawi 636. I chose Team Green; I'll admit it took me 9-12 months to adjust to it. Initially, I wasn't sure I hadn't made a mistake. But, I've adjusted my riding style to develop a suitable synergy between me & it. And I'm very glad to have my sweet little '15.

A word to the wise: there are vastly fewer mods for any Kawasaki Ninja than comparable CBR _RRs, YZF R_s, GSX-_Rs. So, if there's something you want and you find it, you better get it.

You'll find the Forum members are very sincere in helping other members, and supply adequate links, directions, photos, etc. Ignore the occasional Trolls. They almost always fade back into the mist.

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No, that's exactly the opposite of what I said lol. I said I DON'T THINK I'll be able to afford a full season but I'll try...meaning I'll be busting out the credit card for probably a couple of weekends lol



Whaaaat? You went to BFR a bunch of times and never in your back yard at RA?? What's wrong with you?

I'm not a fan of BFR. Only been there once for my first race weekend ever and got my ass kicked. The locals are very fast! I was not

Jennings and Barber...damn! That's gonna be a hell of long drive for you!

Yea there is a lot of fast guys at BFR. I am not one of them... It is for sure a technical track. I guess I am use to it. I go there a lot to because I get days for $130 since I buy them on black friday deals though Motovid trackdays. RA is harder to get as all the car guys book up a lot of the days. Jennings and Barber are far but I will go with a few buddies so it's not too bad. Especially it will be towards the end of the season up here so it should still be nice down there!
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I understand your dilemma, I too, was a Big Red Guy: CR250R [dirt bike], (2) CBR 900RRs, CBR 954RR, VFR750F, CBR 1000RR.

I agree Honda's Design Team is asleep at the wheel. The stuff they are turning out might be well built/finished, but damn, some of it is just plain hard to look at.

I never owned a CBR 600RR, but I think it's a mistake to bale on the Middle Weight class. Their most recent editions were merely BNGs on a 10-yr old bike. No wonder it didn't sell.

I have largely owned litre class bikes: Ducati 996, (2) YZF R1s, plus my Hondas, they were largely all good-great bikes, I rate the CBR 1KRR, the Yamahas, and the Viffer as the creme of the crop.

So, when it came time for a new bike I decided to give the Middle Weights a try. It came down to the Triumph 675 and the Kawi 636. I chose Team Green; I'll admit it took me 9-12 months to adjust to it. Initially, I wasn't sure I hadn't made a mistake. But, I've adjusted my riding style to develop a suitable synergy between me & it. And I'm very glad to have my sweet little '15.

A word to the wise: there are vastly fewer mods for any Kawasaki Ninja than comparable CBR _RRs, YZF R_s, GSX-_Rs. So, if there's something you want and you find it, you better get it.

You'll find the Forum members are very sincere in helping other members, and supply adequate links, directions, photos, etc. Ignore the occasional Trolls. They almost always fade back into the mist.

Glad to have you here.
Yea I am excited to see what this thing can do. It is mainly set up. I more of a woodcraft guy then Vortex stuff so I may swap out but for the most part the bike is well set up so I shouldn't have any really crazy mods to do unless I feel like wasting money on so sweet wheels or something.. We will see. My main focus for this year is Seat time!

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Welcome from another Honda convert. Envious of all you folks with the track bikes, haven't been able to get the Mrs. to sign off on track days. Had 2012 CBR600RR which I love and is still fun bike but wanted ABS as I ride on the street in all kinds of weather. Looked for a CBR with ABS and could not find one so looked at other bikes, Ducati 899, GSX100F (they said it was an old guy bike n that killed it for me) and the ZX6R. Found lots of new 2013 and up ZX6R's for good prices so bought one. My bike came from Albany GA which was a fun ride down to get it. Love the feel of the bike seems more connected smoother turns in better than my CBR and love the ABS and traction control. Have only had the ABS bump one or twice so knew I was at the limit but is a nice backup in case thee is less traction than I think or in a panic situation. Traction control is mostly fun but has kicked in a couple of times when it made what could have been an interesting situation easy.

If you come to Barber's give me a shout, I can come out and help.
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That's a legit build! Good find! I was lucky to find one with all the bells and whistles as well for a damn good price with low miles. Sure saves a lot of money! Just put some tires on, fill it up and ride the hell out of it!
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Love the bikes, and drooling over the Brembo's.

They look great, thinking about it hope they don't work better than the Nissians I have.



I did Grattan last year with STT, great group. Just don't go there when it's cold, the tire snakes are slick.









Not to hijack the thread, CCS?


FYI, they fully repaved Grattan middle of last year...haven't been on since but it looks amazing!
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