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post #1 of 76 Old 11-14-2016, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Track bike build help

So I've decided to turn my 07 zx6r into a track only bike. So far my mods are:
Yoshi slip on
Track fairings
shorty levers
Jumper mod

I plan on getting:
rearsets
Clip ons
Grips
SS Brake lines

Is there anything else I should consider, or something I should forego?
Any help is appriciated.


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Track days are a go. I just need advice on the bike. I did my first track day this past summer and realized that it is plenty fast so no more go fast mods for me. I feel that stopping and positioning are more important.

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Refresh suspension and get springs for your weight first, then upgrade brake lines!(I had an 07 and it's completely capable of being a monster but brakes are better with ss lines), then rearsets.
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What's the "jumper mod"??

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Search button... lol, Its a mod unlocks extra power on the 07/ 08.

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If you intend on pushing yourself at all get some case savers. The stock stator cover is surprisingly easy to crack. Don't over look any typical maintenance item on favor of mods.
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Dude, imagine going down a straight and squeezing the brake lever and as the laps pile on, you squeeze the brake lever and it feel like the bike is not slowing down so you start to take it easy and you're just not sure about the precision of your braking. Compared to the same scenario where you're going down the same straight and you feel how much braking you need, the brake never fades or feel vague. Well that's the difference between a good brake system and an ok one. Once you invest in a proper brake set up you will never go back. Proper brake pad and SS lines are a must to me. If you come into some more cash, then an MC.

Someone else mentioned to refresh your suspension, but did not mention that you should also have it tuned and set up by a suspension guy. That makes a world of difference with your traction which will promote confidence...
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I've gotten the suspension tuned for my weight but not new Springs just the fluid.

I'm looking at the core moto SS brake lines, still debating on what kind of pads, and brake fluid, but never looking into a MC.

Also I looked at the GB protectors, are there any benefits vs the woodcraft?

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I've gotten the suspension tuned for my weight but not new Springs just the fluid.

I'm looking at the core moto SS brake lines, still debating on what kind of pads, and brake fluid, but never looking into a MC.

Also I looked at the GB protectors, are there any benefits vs the woodcraft?

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I love the EBC EPFA pads they are fantastic! And my current trackbike I boght it with woodcraft covers all around and well I think they are better. They are super durable, almost nothing on the actual cover when I lowsided. And the skid plate is replace able and really easily replace able. Go covers don't have a replaceable skid plate.

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I've gotten the suspension tuned for my weight but not new Springs just the fluid.

I'm looking at the core moto SS brake lines, still debating on what kind of pads, and brake fluid, but never looking into a MC.

Also I looked at the GB protectors, are there any benefits vs the woodcraft?

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I've used all sort of SS brake lines. Brand name SS line are all the same in my opinion, we all just have our preference. With brake pads people tend to like EBC EPFA (track/street) or GPFA (track), Vesrah RJLXX, CL C60 and a few others that cant come to mind right now (but the ones mentioned are what I've used and they are all great). The GB covers are crap compared to the woodcraft. I've seen a few crashes where the GB covers failed. I've never seen the woodcrafts fail on the first crash. The GB is just a cover while the Woodcraft replaces the case cover itself. Regarding brake fluid, I read an article once that tested the regular brake fluids compered to the high end fluid and they were very comparable. Since that article I use regular DOT 4 brake fluid and have never had any problems.
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My personal go to is brake pads, steel braided brake lines (front only), aftermarket rear sets (optional), and tires.

The list you have is I believe good enough to run Novice and Intermediate.
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Ok, why do you say only front Ss lines and no rear?

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Ok, why do you say only front Ss lines and no rear?

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This is one of those topics like which oil to use. There's a real Mason-Dixson Line mentality that goes on. Remember, everyone has an opinion, and if you're one of those people that differs, than you MUST be wrong

Some folks claim to NEVER use their rear brakes, I've seen some street bikes where the owner simply removes it all together. Some even make wild claims that you'll instantly crash if you use it, your left nut will shrivel and fall off in the shower, and the world economy will crash just as sure as your bike will crash from rear brake use. Thus they see no use what so ever in improving its function.

Then there are others who realize the physics of kenetic energy as well as kinesthetic learning clines are at times inverse. A motorcycle has anywhere form 0%-30% of its braking ability from the rear brake. But if you are in fact one of those lucid types that sees a benefit of improving your ability to scrub speed off by any percentage as a good thing, then you good sir, might indeed see the benefits of improving its functions.

But wait, there's more (there's always more)... You may use your brakes not merely there to scrub off speed and return it to the biosphere as added heat - no, braking of high speed motorcycles has not been determined to add to global warming. But I digress, you might in fact be one of those clever sorts of people, who have actually found it to be a tool to stabilize your motorcycle's suspension going into a turn, if so, you've no doubt and had one of those light bulb, ah-ha, eureka moments and realize that being able to find tune those inputs to your suspension as a result of greater/improved sensitivity from your upgraded brake system.

Now, my brief excursion into silliness should you understand the multiple facets of my rantings imbue you with even greater appreciation for a much improved m/c. Which will make more of a difference than mere pads & hoses... Well sort of, but is palpable.

As one can see, I have tithed at the twin alters of speed & suspension modulation.

Today's lesson has drawn to its conclusion.

Trick question: what is the most powerful system on your bike ( with the given, that everything is in fine working order)?

Yeah, I guess there's no suspense, since I used that first word in the above Q, eh? How can that be? Check every new bike/car test article... How do the 0-60 mph numbers match the 60-0 mph numbers in the context of time/distance?
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