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post #1 of 6 Old 03-20-2012, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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919, Stages for tracking?

I know several members here have tracked their 919's, and have modified them too (and I have embarked in this journey as well). Just out of curiosity I was wondering how some of you guys with experience would arrange these modifications. Starting with a bare bones totally stock 919, a stage1, stage 2 stage3 sort of thing. (What mods first, what mods would be done togeather at once etc etc, how do you think it should evolve) And yes I already know the last stage is "go get a real track bike"

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I did little except handlebars, tires, and suspension adjustments.

Handlebars were a HUGE help with body position. You just can't get low enough for proper body position with the stock bars. If you try, you're all twisted up.

I strongly recommend TharBars.

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No wonder that Misti has faded away on us.
Look how little response there has been to this.

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Well I guess I'll just go ahead and throw in my two cents about what little I know. When I started this thread, I assumed that the first thing to be done was to get some decent tires. But after witnessing the transformation a new rear shock provides, I am starting to think that suspension might just be the very first thing you need to address.

My bike is currently as follows. Renthal UL's, 900rr exhaust conversion, Pilot Road 2ct's, and an Ohlins rear shock (complete with unicorns and faeries!, seriously.) PC3 and Motivation sliders too. I'm going to have to address the front forks next.

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just get out there and push it. Bike will let you know what its weaknesses are. Some can be addressed, some not.

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-25-2012, 07:44 PM
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your on your way with the susp upgrades, once on the track you can dial them in, different to street settings..
The front forks like to dive under brakes, the right springs and valving solves this.
Fresh fluids in the brakes.
Drop tyre pressures,.
As mentioned the handlebar set up makes it hard to get over the front wheel, i tilted mine forward as much as i could.
Strip off the street stuff that you could damage.
And a screen to tuck under on the straights is a bit of a help.
Saying all that you can leave most as is and just have fun

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