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post #16 of 47 Old 04-14-2017, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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DID chain and sprockets are cumming.

Tires, oil change, valve check/adjustment and forks are the most important things left. Still leaning towards the battlax s21 tires unless someone says differently.
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The s21s are supposed to have 3 different compounds in the rear I guess. The tire just came out last year so maybe there isn't a ton of info yet, idk lol
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You absolutely must balance motorcycle tires, especially ones which will be traveling at high speeds. The rear is not as critical as the front but it still needs to be done.
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Thanks man.

I just checked the Valves, everything is within spec but most of the exhaust Valves are right on the limit. The intakes are all good. I plan on checking every season, is this something I should take the time and move them all to the middle of the spec or will they be good for 4-6 track days and maybe 1k Street miles as is?
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@capitalcrew Here are a few options on oil filters with similar specs conveniently available at auto parts stores too.
Peter Verdone Designs - Motorcycle Oil Filters

K&N KN-303
Hiflofiltro HF-303
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FRAM PH6017A

I would probably stay away from the K&N and FRAM though, just because of some o ring failures.

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You absolutely must balance motorcycle tires, especially ones which will be traveling at high speeds. The rear is not as critical as the front but it still needs to be done.
Well I'm about to find out how bad it is without being balanced...just loaded up for a track day tomorrow (first time on track since September), and found the wheel weights from the front wheel on the ground next to the wheel. The guy who mounted the tire last apparently didn't put tape over it. The track I'm going to has a relatively fast straight (probably about 135-140 mph for a 600).

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Lol, report back. Anyone ever tried the sand/beads truckers use to balance tires? I wonder how that would do.

I'm leaning towards leaving the valves as they are. I'm not going to put a ton of miles on the thing and they're still technically within spec, I can't imagine they'll move much by next spring and the bike runs and idles great.
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The s21s are supposed to have 3 different compounds in the rear I guess. The tire just came out last year so maybe there isn't a ton of info yet, idk lol
Q3's.

Short of track tires they rock.
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That's what I figured about the tires. Might buy or build a cheap balancer, this might be something I find myself doing often lol.

As for the throttle it isn't a complex assembly.. I don't know what could possible be going wrong, but I'll try it again when I get out of work. They do check throttles at this track, so it definitely needs to snap back properly.
Had a problem with a sticky throttle when I picked up my 07. The previous owner who was a turd had a P.O.S. aftermarket bling bling one on there. Replaced the tube with an R6 tube and new grips, adjusted the throttle cables and it solved everything. Just make sure the grips arnt sticking to your actual bars past the throttle tube and if they are cut a little off if the other end is up all the way
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Q3's.

Short of track tires they rock.
Q3+ per the tire thread
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Lol, report back. Anyone ever tried the sand/beads truckers use to balance tires? I wonder how that would do.

I'm leaning towards leaving the valves as they are. I'm not going to put a ton of miles on the thing and they're still technically within spec, I can't imagine they'll move much by next spring and the bike runs and idles great.
Well I didn't feel a damn difference with the unbalanced wheel. Granted, this was the first time I ever rode this bike with a stock front wheel, and it's been like 6 months since I rode the bike anyway, so it's a bit hard to compare, but I really didn't feel anything odd, no chatter or anything like that. Seemed ok to me. Speeds were consistently in the 135-139 mph on the GPS, at the end of the straight.

Now at least I'll not to not be freaked out if it happens again in the future.

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Well, no one has said different so I'm just gonna slap it back together for this year. Next year I'll drop the motor and adjust everything to the middle/upper end of the tolerance. Also gonna do the jumper mod while I'm at it.

Chain and sprockets came as did the replacement sprocket cover so I can get that taken care of when I do the tires in a week or two. I'm feeling good about getting the bike done in time, less good about being able to afford gear in that time as well though lol. Gloves, boots, and a suit by 5/13 plus the price of the track time. Cuttin it close. The cold weather lasting into this month really threw me off on timing.
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@capitalcrew Here are a few options on oil filters with similar specs conveniently available at auto parts stores too.
Peter Verdone Designs - Motorcycle Oil Filters

K&N KN-303
Hiflofiltro HF-303
WIX 51358
NAPA 1358
FRAM PH6017A

I would probably stay away from the K&N and FRAM though, just because of some o ring failures.
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