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    I'm thinking:
    Fairing stay
    Cheap pre-finished Chinese fairings
    Steel braided front brake lines
    Rhino-Motors sliders

    Then suspension work, then rear sets, clip-ons, exhaust/airfilter/Bazzaz.

    I want to see what the electronic steering damper is like before replacing it... Jet - any opinion on the stock damper?


    Quote Originally Posted by JedB View Post
    Shorty levers
    TTX rear
    TrackSkins
    Rattle cans
    GPR
    Trip to the suspension guy

    All fun winter projects.

    Could probably get really good stuff if you sold the wife ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank View Post
    Where is your Taylormade exhaust and how did you like it compared to the Arrow
    No comparison. The TMR will load the engine up after multiple downshifts and then blubber like crazy. The Arrow rocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by hank View Post


    I want to see what the electronic steering damper is like before replacing it... Jet - any opinion on the stock damper?
    No issues at all with the HESD.
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    Thanks Jet!

    I've been reading up on the flapper mods - read through maybe page 17 or 18 and it's killing me. What a FUBAR of engineering... And that's just for the intake flappers! The exhaust flappers are a separate nightmare... I can see how you got your bike so light - lots of junk taking up space and weight.

    And the various 'how to' threads on removing the upper fairing, side fairing, even the air tubes are ridiculously engineered!

    I have a new appreciation for the old Duc and the Mille - so easy to get things off/apart!

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    I created a thread on a "Do it yourself intake mod" Takes maybe 30 minutes.

    http://www.1000rr.net/forums/showthr...ghlight=intake

    Don't worry about the exhaust flapper on the stock exhaust.

    And don't waste your time on most of the idiot threads there. Half of these doofs can't even change their own oil. The bodywork is a bit of a PITA the first few times, but is actually amazingly engineered.

    Buy some aftermarket bodywork, a cheap slip on, the Z bomb or Power commander w/ignition module and go ride the thing. I'm still running the stock brake pads, although I did switch to Galfer SBK lines. The forks are really good out of the box and the rear is OK although it could use some more ride height and rebound damping.



    Or you can just fly me out, get me drunk/laid and I'll dial yer bike in for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.R View Post
    Why not rebuild your RSV to track bike and buy something else for the road?
    The RSV is an excelent track bike. OK, it might lack a bit of power compared to the Jap 1000's but it for sure gains it back in the turns.

    The RSVR is too pretty. I bought it to use it as a everyday commuter, to turn it into a full time track bike would be too much of an expensive bike for me.

    I have riden it on the track and loved everything I could do with it (I was in 3rd most of the time and 4th on the straights, I am realistic with my riding level).

    I have thought about buying these left over 08 CBR 1000RR for 7300 but that would be too much to learn on, after all I want to learn first.
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    Race bikes

    2000 R6

    2002 Mille R

    2006 GSXR 1K (putting it back together after low side to catapult)

    Next: RSV4 Factory
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    Quote Originally Posted by meeoch View Post
    2000 R6

    2002 Mille R

    2006 GSXR 1K (putting it back together after low side to catapult)

    Next: RSV4 Factory
    Ahhh, your Colin Edwards replica.
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    I'm running an Ape RS250. Super easy to learn fantastic on the brakes and turns. Nothing like passing liter bikes in the turns. I learned leaps and bounds on the 250 than taking either Duc to the track. And the 250 crashes relatively well too.

    And yes the fumes are AWESOME!!!

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    Thumbs up

    I'd absolutely love an RS250 as a trackbike! Nothing else has the same rawness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet City Racer View Post
    I created a thread on a "Do it yourself intake mod" Takes maybe 30 minutes.

    http://www.1000rr.net/forums/showthr...ghlight=intake

    Don't worry about the exhaust flapper on the stock exhaust.

    Or you can just fly me out, get me drunk/laid and I'll dial yer bike in for free.
    Thanks again Jet!

    The more visit other sites, the more I appreciate this one... sure we've had our own dilution of intelligence over time as the general masses learn about the brand, but still, it is far better than anything else out there.

    Prepping/converting the bike is half the fun... and gives us stuff to do over the Winter!

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    RS250
    The cup bike will force you to ride well or you will go slow.
    I had a Mille "B" bike and it was okay, but not as engaging or demanding to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hank View Post
    Thanks again Jet!

    The more visit other sites, the more I appreciate this one... sure we've had our own dilution of intelligence over time as the general masses learn about the brand, but still, it is far better than anything else out there.
    Indeed Hank...indeed. Since you're gonna be part of the 1000rr family, I recommend 1000rr.us; this site was essentially created by many 'ex-1000rr.net' members. They created the site because of how over commercialized .net became, with exception to a few contributors of course.


    And for me, I use my RSV for trackdays only. I'm at the point where I can't fathom the enjoyability of a sport bike on the streets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigzona View Post
    Indeed Hank...indeed. Since you're gonna be part of the 1000rr family, I recommend 1000rr.us; this site was essentially created by many 'ex-1000rr.net' members. They created the site because of how over commercialized .net became, with exception to a few contributors of course.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigzona View Post
    Indeed Hank...indeed. Since you're gonna be part of the 1000rr family, I recommend 1000rr.us; this site was essentially created by many 'ex-1000rr.net' members. They created the site because of how over commercialized .net became, with exception to a few contributors of course.
    The .net site is almost as bad as gixxer.com sometimes.

    www.1000rr.us is a good bunch of guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigzona View Post
    I'm at the point where I can't fathom the enjoyability of a sport bike on the streets.
    I hate to say it, but
    I see everything as a threat and riding that hyper/tense is not good, nor fun.

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