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    Did you ever make it to the track?

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    I have not yet , I did however acquire a track bike that needs a lot of work lol ..... So itís in the future


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    Quote Originally Posted by Petro50 View Post
    I have not yet , I did however acquire a track bike that needs a lot of work lol ..... So itís in the future


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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
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    That thing is actually pretty badass. I’ve always wanted a ruckus that was built up. And by built up I’m talking about something akin to the one with the turbocharged CRF450 motor.

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    Got a 2004 GSXR 750 .... Still have to go grab it with trailer maybe I will go today . A friend of mine did some electrical work and got it in trade . So Iím goin to get it and my contribution is getting it going again then we are both goin to use it . He is a street rider too that is also interested in doing some track this yr


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    So I could possibly use some pointers and help making it track worthy again if anyone is interested lol


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    Is it going to be a dedicated track bike? Life is simpler when you can ditch all the stuff needed to ride it on the street.

    If you want to keep it street-legal, just make it rideable. All you need to take it to the track is to disconnect the tail light. TTD doesn't even require you to secure the oil filter... though you should.

    Definitely do the common-sense stuff before you hit the track.

    - Change all fluids and filters. Check the battery, brake pads and tires. Also take a good look at anything made of rubber.

    - Go over the WHOLE bike and properly torque every fastener. With a torque wrench, dammit.

    - Fix ALL issues you find -- electrical, mechanical, all of it. You don't want the bike to have a problem at speed on the track. You mentioned that your 'busa is a bit loose but you have some sort of innate ability to deal with it. That BS won't fly on the track.


    If it's going to be a track-only bike and you really want to do it up, then:

    - Safety your oil filter at minimum. Simple way to do this is to put a hose clamp around it, oriented so that the clamp will hit something if the filter tries to unscrew. If the bike doesn't have anything like that on the engine, then safety-wire the clamp and run the wire to something, leaving enough slack that you can slip it off when you change your oil. You might also want to safety other stuff that holds fluid, like the oil drain plug. For track days you don't need to go nuts. Having said that, safety wiring is kind of Zen and a nice way to pass those cold winter nights.

    - If you want to do it "right" replace the coolant with distilled water and Water Wetter. TTD does not require this, but some other organizations do. If you don't have a heated place to store the bike over the winter, don't forget to drain it (duh).

    - Get good tires for the track (hit up Mike Kurtz at MTAG -- also local, and your TTD trackside vendor). Rosso Corsa, Q3, etc. You don't need race tires but they can give you more confidence in your grip.

    - If your brake pads need replacement, get some good ones. You don't need to go full-bore race pads... they're not necessarily the best choice for track days. If the pads are okay, just run 'em.

    - Replace stock clip-ons and rearsets with track stuff. Woodcraft is a smart choice, plus they're local. You don't need fancy levers but a lot of people prefer them to stock. Wise to get spares... the stuff that gets bent/broken in a crash are levers, clip-ons, and foot pegs. If the bike isn't badly damaged after a crash and you're able to bolt new ones on you can save your day.

    - Steel brake lines -- Galfer, EBC, whatever.

    - Find some used race bodywork and install it.

    - Add bike protection -- frame savers, engine case savers (Woodcraft also a good choice)

    - Buy swing arm spools and paddock stands. Don't take off your kickstand... it's nice to have.

    - If Peter Kates from GMD Computrack is at a track day, pay him $40 for a baseline suspension setup.

    - Do not bother with stuff like a new exhaust. The gain is minimal and several tracks are imposing strict noise limits. If your bike is too loud, you're going home. You have been warned.
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    Awesome Thank You Doug ! ! So itís actually a 2003 GSXR 600 has lots of stuff on it already. Yes itís a dedicated track only bike . I have not gotten it into my possession yet but I do have the means to trailer it . I am doin a NH adventure today instead of playing with the track bike in the hot weather ....... Once I grab it I will post some mug shots of it ! ! !


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    I thought TTD required securing the oil filter, no? Well, it's not a bad idea to do it anyways. Getting a K&N oil filter makes it easy as it has a bolt attached on top with a hole for safety wire, or you can use a hose clamp.

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