+1 one on everything above......
---- SS lines....EBC HH's, and a good bleed of MOTU RBF will get you 90% there.
---- Yep.... you can run in the NOVICE class with sport-touring tires, but beeeeee careful. AT LEAST make sure you're running a correct lower PSI in the tires and getting them up to temp.
----- Here are a couple street tires that work great on the street & track...... Pilot powers OR PP 2ct's, Pirelli Diabo or Corsa III's, Dulop Qualifer or Q2, Bridgestone BT-16's or BT-002RS.....
Me personally....... on the street I run a Bridgestone BT-16 front w/ a longer lasting BT-23 rear. When I go to the track, I'll AT LEAST swap the sport-touring rear out for the sticker BT-16.
For tire pressures.... on the Street, I'll run 34 front, 36 rear....for longer life.
ON the Track, I'll bring those numbers down.... and constantly monitor my tires.... (for example.... Pirelli recommends 30 front/30 rear for most of their street/track-day tires....)
I'm Michelin 2CTs front and back.
On the street I run 32 front 35 rear re solo. I do some many track miles that they don't get a chance to centre feather and square off from the lower pressures.
I bump them up when my wife is on the back 33 front and rear around 38.
For track I run 30 cold on the rear. If it is a real cold day on real cold pavement, I'll go up to 31.
The rear is not as sensitive to pressure as the front, Michelin 2CT specific comment that is.
I used to run the front at 31 cold.
Moved it up to 31.5 and 32, and found more stability under heavy trail braking, same grip, but way less squirmy feeling out of the front. Really cold days, I've been using 32 to 32.5.
Really cold is high 40s F scale, to put it in perspective.
I have not yet progressed to doing hot pressure checks and working that way instead or in addition to. Next season for that. Along with rubber temp measurements. More to find out what is going on and get a better handle on what cold settings to use any given a day's combination of air temp and pavement temp. Cold day and cold pavement with no sun makes a huge difference from the opposite. No matter what you do with pressures, grip is way down. One thing about doing your front end with Traxxion or RaceTech valving, is that you drop to a thinner oil which is not as sensitive to cold days as the stock internals oil thicker oil is. DON'T run light oils with stock internals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will lose much of your damping as the stock hydraulics are profiled to match the thicker oil the stocker calls for. I did an experiment on this just to find out, and I was shocked (no pun intended) by how much loss of damping there was by going down in oil weight, I mean to the point of not being safe to ride ! I used Race Tech 2.5 - 5 W as compared to the stock 10 W, for the experiment.