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Re: what to look for

Postby stalker » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:38 am

will have to sort a test ride out , as i have only ridden one for five minutes and can not remember how it felt.

the whole reason for going back to a dedicated track bike again is i love the sd on the road ,and the thought of keep taking lights on and off the sd each race meeting is putting me off . :roll:
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Re: what to look for

Postby Superdan » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:44 am

stalker wrote:the whole reason for going back to a dedicated track bike again is i love the sd on the road ,and the thought of keep taking lights on and off the sd each race meeting is putting me off . :roll:


I used to run the race mask on the road and shove the light on for an MOT, its a 15 minute job max to swap the lights over as I ran the race mask with the stock rev counter and speedo housing and cut out the carbon top of the race mask, I did run indicators on my headlight mask also.

If you solder on some male/female connectors would be a quicker job in the front headlight area, also the rear fender that you have on your bike in the trackday pics comes off really easily with 4 bolts, and you can disconnect the indicator connector and pull it through if you make the hole where the wire goes slightly bigger.

Same with the rear light, tape it up or take it off, really less than a half hour job to swap them all over.

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Re: what to look for

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:44 pm

I'm going to try and work out a quick system for converting bike from road to race. Ill still be riding her on the road between races and track days.
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Re: what to look for

Postby stalker » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:29 pm

yep dan , but it dont stop . need belly pan and blah blah blah .

the thought of buying a bike set up is appealing to my lazy side , but the rc8 looks as much hassle now
an r1 looks the best option at the moment but i have had a il4 as a trackbike before and .. .. . .its not as much fun as the sd.

? ? ?? ?
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Re: what to look for

Postby CEREC1 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:46 pm

stalker wrote:yep dan , but it dont stop . need belly pan and blah blah blah .

the thought of buying a bike set up is appealing to my lazy side , but the rc8 looks as much hassle now
an r1 looks the best option at the moment but i have had a il4 as a trackbike before and .. .. . .its not as much fun as the sd.

? ? ?? ?

Perhaps if you ask nicely BLB will let you have a lap or 2 on his RC8 :idea:
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Re: what to look for

Postby blb » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:31 am

CEREC1 wrote:
stalker wrote:yep dan , but it dont stop . need belly pan and blah blah blah .

the thought of buying a bike set up is appealing to my lazy side , but the rc8 looks as much hassle now
an r1 looks the best option at the moment but i have had a il4 as a trackbike before and .. .. . .its not as much fun as the sd.

? ? ?? ?

Perhaps if you ask nicely BLB will let you have a lap or 2 on his RC8 :idea:


RC8 is really easy to take the indicators and plate off, doesn't take long. Track bodywork is pricy though as hardly anyone makes it.

Stalker is more than welcome to have a blast on mine so long as I get time on his!
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Re: what to look for

Postby weeksy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:35 am

Things to look for....


Exploding clutches ?

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Re: what to look for

Postby Superdan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:35 am

stalker wrote:yep dan , but it dont stop . need belly pan and blah blah blah .

the thought of buying a bike set up is appealing to my lazy side , but the rc8 looks as much hassle now
an r1 looks the best option at the moment but i have had a il4 as a trackbike before and .. .. . .its not as much fun as the sd.

? ? ?? ?



Buy another SD then, one for track/one for road :mrgreen:

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Re: what to look for

Postby stalker » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:50 am

Superdan wrote:
stalker wrote:yep dan , but it dont stop . need belly pan and blah blah blah .

the thought of buying a bike set up is appealing to my lazy side , but the rc8 looks as much hassle now
an r1 looks the best option at the moment but i have had a il4 as a trackbike before and .. .. . .its not as much fun as the sd.

? ? ?? ?



Buy another SD then, one for track/one for road :mrgreen:


this is a good plan . 8)
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Re: what to look for

Postby Superdan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:54 am

weeksy wrote:Things to look for....


Exploding clutches ?

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I think someones clutch bolt was a little loose :shock:

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Re: what to look for

Postby Woody80 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:03 pm

CEREC1 wrote:For a track bike, as Stalker suggest is his reason for buying on, they seem to crash quite well like the SD.
I came off mine at Redgate at 60 mph and BLB did the same at Silverstone and all we did was bend the brake and gear levers :roll: scuffed the panels and BLB dinged his front rim.
Tough bikes. :idea:
And if you ride on the road by far the most comfortable sports bike ever. Esp for the older git :!:

Both times they red flagged my sessions..... :shock:

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