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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season


    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    not on my bike. i want to try a few track days, but will need a track bike
    Yeah it might inadvertently strip you down to a tshirt and shorts and start doing wheelies on the straight

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    i believe when i took that group ride, you were passing me. i rode responsibly with a broken clavicle and wore protective gear.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    i believe when i took that group ride, you were passing me. i rode responsibly with a broken clavicle and wore protective gear.
    A slow squid? That's the worst kind!!!



    just playin' man. We gotta ride soon. It's warmin' up!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by l3uddha View Post
    take it from me, it works beter when you turn the crappy bike into a trackbike, and get a shiny new bike for the ladies, err.. street!


    snap.
    I want to check out that triple. Looks awesome. We'll have to meet up sometime for a ride, you're my neighbor practically.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    gear indicator, grips, plate frame, chain, sprockets installed today. speedohealer also re-calibrated to -15%

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    so I drove to the body shop where I dropped my plastics off to get the scratches fixed. told me 2-3 weeks, so I figured after 5.5 weeks they should be ready. got them back untouched and covered in dust from the shop. said they were too busy to even start them. at least he said he got the new inspection stickers, and will give me a free inspection when i bring the bike by.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    gear indicator, grips, plate frame, chain, sprockets installed today. speedohealer also re-calibrated to -15%
    Sweet dude!! And a swingarm slider to boot?

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Just got home from working on the bike. Tried to take the OEM damper off, but I ended up stripping the bolt. So it's on there for good. All I have left now is the right fairing, which will go one after I change the oil.

    Here's Sunday's new chain & sprocket


    Sunday's new gear indicator with TRE. Neutral displays 0 on the indicator.


    Tonight - installed the nose, headlight, pig spotters, windscreen, and adjusted the hyperpro damper.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    so I drove to the body shop where I dropped my plastics off to get the scratches fixed. told me 2-3 weeks, so I figured after 5.5 weeks they should be ready. got them back untouched and covered in dust from the shop. said they were too busy to even start them. at least he said he got the new inspection stickers, and will give me a free inspection when i bring the bike by.
    Man, I'd be pissed. What's up with that kinda service?
    How bad are the scratches? You could just sand em down a bit
    by hand and then use a filler primer... then take em to a paint shop
    to paint 'em up again. Save a bit of money and make it faster.

    About track bike? You got one now. No excuses... Let's see you
    out in Louden in April!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akira700 View Post
    Man, I'd be pissed. What's up with that kinda service?
    How bad are the scratches? You could just sand em down a bit
    by hand and then use a filler primer... then take em to a paint shop
    to paint 'em up again. Save a bit of money and make it faster.
    this was all I was getting done:
    plastic weld the nose and respray that corner


    repaint this guard rail scratch:


    Quote Originally Posted by akira700 View Post
    About track bike? You got one now. No excuses... Let's see you
    out in Louden in April!
    no track bike yet. might look into buying one this time next year. not buying one till this bike is paid off.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    What I'm saying is ride your Gixxer at the track.
    Its not about the bike its about learning control of it.
    You can do this on any bike practically.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    i'm not putting that bike on the track. too much prep work to put it on the track. plus i'm all set with replacing the chrome on it. i'm thinking of either getting another 01-03 GSXR 600 or a 636 for a track bike

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Prep? Its next to nothing.
    See TonysTrackDays.com

    Though we may not allow all the chrome due to the possibility of it
    blinding other riders!

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    changed the oil, installed the fairings, and rode the bike home tonight

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    The 750 has already has it's oil changed. I still need to install the braided brake lines, change the brake pads, and install the new GPR steering damper (when and if it ever releases from backorder)

    The 1000 is almost ready to go. I already changed the oil, charged the battery, cleaned the air filter, spent the day on the dyno correcting my fuel/air map and timing.

    Today, I disassembled my rear sub-frame (things were loosening up), Loc-tite'ed everything. I also finally installed the new steel braided clutch and throttle cables that have been hanging on my garage wall for almost a year. Now all the cables match. I also need to take the front end apart. I have a carbon-fiber front fairing stay on order. That should amount to another decent weight savings.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    let me know how the braided lines go. i had that on my 'to do' list this winter, and got a good deal on a damper & went with that instead.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    let me know how the braided lines go. i had that on my 'to do' list this winter, and got a good deal on a damper & went with that instead.
    How they go? What do you mean? On the 750?

    They will take about 45 minutes to do and the brakes will be much better.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    like the ease of install & the braking improvements

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    like the ease of install & the braking improvements
    They're easy to install and the breaking improves...

    I know I'm new here and all... but are you just fucking with me? You really don't know this stuff?




    Oh wait, you're the guy with two steering dampers...

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    i know the SS brake lines improve braking, but it is worth $80 ?
    and is it really worth it for street riding?

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    i'm not putting that bike on the track. too much prep work to put it on the track. plus i'm all set with replacing the chrome on it. i'm thinking of either getting another 01-03 GSXR 600 or a 636 for a track bike
    *yawn* You could get that thing prepped for the track in 10 minutes or less.

    well.... maybe not NOW since you put all that bling bling on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGitorio View Post
    *yawn* You could get that thing prepped for the track in 10 minutes or less.
    good luck. license plate would have to go. tape up the headlight, tailights, mirrors, hose clamp the oil filter, ???radiator resevoir, etc

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    good luck. license plate would have to go. tape up the headlight, tailights, mirrors, hose clamp the oil filter, ???radiator resevoir, etc
    Someone didn't bother reading the bike prep section on TonysTrackDays.com

    Hose clamp on oil filter, remove plate, unplug tail lights, tape or remove mirrors, DONE. 10 minutes or less... ok maybe 20 for your bike

    (assuming your bike is in proper working condition & has no loose bolts etc.)


    I just don't get it... Tony's got probably the most relaxed bike prep rules in the nation & people STILL complain it's too much work

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGitorio View Post
    Someone didn't bother reading the bike prep section on TonysTrackDays.com
    actually i did, that's why i have the list that i wrote.


    Quote Originally Posted by l3uddha View Post
    you DO realize the K&N oil filter you put on your bike comes pre-drilled for safety wire.
    no i didnt know that.

    I dont feel like taking days off from work (if i could even get them) to bring my only bike to the track and beat the crap out of it after spending a few hundred on a 1-piece, track approved gloves, and boots. i plan on checking out a track day this year, just not using my bike. i'm thinking of getting a track bike this time next year so i can try some track days. not sure why you guys are preaching me so bad about getting my GSXR on the track. not sure if you just want to see it wrecked, since you dont like the chrome on the bike.
    This thread has gotten way it was supposed to be a list of parts and work I did to get my bike ready for the season of street riding, not track. if i could, i would have closed this thread last week when it came out of the garage & i rode it.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    actually i did, that's why i have the list that i wrote.

    I dont feel like taking days off from work (if i could even get them) to bring my only bike to the track and beat the crap out of it after spending a few hundred on a 1-piece, track approved gloves, and boots. i plan on checking out a track day this year, just not using my bike. i'm thinking of getting a track bike this time next year so i can try some track days. not sure why you guys are preaching me so bad about getting my GSXR on the track. not sure if you just want to see it wrecked, since you dont like the chrome on the bike.
    *yawn.... excuses. I guess you missed the part where you DON'T haven't remove the plate as long as it has no sharp edges, you DON'T have to swap the coolant for water and you DON'T have to tape over the lights or safety wire anything but the filter & you DON'T have to beat the shit out of your bike & you DON'T have to crash it either.

    I've crashed ONCE in over 3 years of track days. I spun up the rear when I a wet spot where water was coming up through a crack in the pavement. The damage was no worse than what your bike got from your street crash. I could go on forever about how you're LESS likely to crash at a track day than you are on the street... but whatever, you're not gonna come up anyway.

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    Re: Getting ready for the riding season

    I'd have to remove my plate. it's under my passenger peg & it's got sharp edges

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