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Alright, so I was thinkin' about eventually getting into like Trackdays and maybe even racing around the SouthWest areas. So I'm really not looking into too much cosmetic things to do to the R6 but rather some small performance mods to start with. I was looking for anyones suggestions on this? Or should I save up, try to buy like a used bike to turn into a racer instead of the '05 R6?
 

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Any desent mods you will do to your R6 will also benifit the overall performence of the bike even on the street. I would strongly suggest you save your $$$, do a few track days and see what you think.

Then for your first mod, get your fork fluid changed and your suspension setup correctly.

Second, if you still feel the need to go faster and believe you're our riding your suspension..then use all that $$$ you saved and get a nice Ohlins fork and shock setup.

Third, possibly changing your gearing.

Forth, race plastics would be a good help and would help eliminate some weight from the plastics and the lights from stock.

Lastly, look into some engine mods to gain some more hp.

my :2cents:
 

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Gas Man said:
Any desent mods you will do to your R6 will also benifit the overall performence of the bike even on the street. I would strongly suggest you save your $$$, do a few track days and see what you think.

Then for your first mod, get your fork fluid changed and your suspension setup correctly.

Second, if you still feel the need to go faster and believe you're our riding your suspension..then use all that $$$ you saved and get a nice Ohlins fork and shock setup.

Third, possibly changing your gearing.

Forth, race plastics would be a good help and would help eliminate some weight from the plastics and the lights from stock.

Lastly, look into some engine mods to gain some more hp.

my :2cents:
:withstupi suspension first, horse power last!
 

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Hey I know! I've learned a few things over the years... but I always say that before you go out and spend like $5K on a aftermarket suspension, make sure you have your stock one all tuned in!
 

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You better contract your local track and see what the set-up requirements are. I know at Jennings, you are not going to come riding in off the interstate and jump on the track with your factory stock street bike...Also they have gear requirements...and they won't let anyone on with street tires that have more than 500 miles on them...Do your homework... :dthumb:
 

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#1 is race tires. I am an former (WERA expert) racer and I saw way too many guys thinking if they only had this part or that, they would be faster. When what they really needed was good rubber and lots of practice. Modern sportbikes are pretty darn good out of the box, more than most racers capabilities.

As amateurs we would use last weekends rubbers for practice, and switch to fresh just before main events on Sunday.
 

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#1 is race tires. I am an former (WERA expert) racer and I saw way too many guys thinking if they only had this part or that, they would be faster. When what they really needed was good rubber and lots of practice. Modern sportbikes are pretty darn good out of the box, more than most racers capabilities.

As amateurs we would use last weekends rubbers for practice, and switch to fresh just before main events on Sunday.
:withstupi: Between that and suspension setup i think you'll be satisfied...for a while.
 

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I'm not saying I'm 100% right on this, and Twisty would know better on this than me. But I believe alot of newer tires, such as Pilot Powers, would be more than sufficient on a track. Tires have come a long way even in the last few years.
 
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