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Old Sep 19th 2017, 03:23 AM   #151
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Could you tell me what is the main reason to change the subframe to a tubular one?
Because of heat problems? Or because the bike is better in circuit?
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 04:10 AM   #152
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Hey guys; I'm back.

I was living in CA (Oakland) for most of the last year and my track bike was in NW Arkansas. I left NW AR without my bikes on the July 4th weekend in 2016 and did not ship out my road bike until April 2017 (working way too much). Anyway, I took full advantage of being out there to ride the roads of Northern California once I did get my bike out there.

At the end of June I quit my job, went on a track day at Laguna Seca with a rented S1000RR, went to the WSB races there a week later, and then did a 6,000 tour of the western US. Pics from the races and the tour are posted on Instagram and may be found by searching for "whereistylernow" (my instagram handle).

After 14 months off of the Ducati, I started doing track days again with her in August and have since racked up 6 days this year on three different tracks, had the 15,000 mile service at which point I had the shop install the custom machined, titainium valve-cover bolts and safety-wired them along with the new titainium fork/axle pinch bolts.

I've also spacked out a custom race trailer and finally took delivery and began using it this past August. There are some posts in the forum on that.

I'm off to the track again this weekend, a new track for me (Hastings, Nebraska). I'll start this tread up again as I have plans for more work on the bike. I need to upgrade the cooling system with a WSB Racing radiator and oil cooler; however, I am not sure if I'll be doing the installation my self. If I do, It wont be until after the last track weekend of the year (November 18/19). Until then, I'll post some of the results of my research on the subject here in this thread.
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 04:14 AM   #153
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Originally Posted by Cranck View Post
Could you tell me what is the main reason to change the subframe to a tubular one?
Because of heat problems? Or because the bike is better in circuit?
It helps with keeping the BBS unit cooler although this has not been a problem for me. The main reason for a race/track bike is just weight loss, simplicity and cost as there are lots of parts there on the stock tail unit that can break and are expensive if you crashl. I have a tubular rear subframe and also fibreglass tail unit for sale if you want to do this? I've never got around to fitting it on my bike. I'm coming to Alcarras near Barcelona on October 22-24th if you are nearby?
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Originally Posted by Cranck View Post
Could you tell me what is the main reason to change the subframe to a tubular one?
Because of heat problems? Or because the bike is better in circuit?
This work is only for a track bike. This, in combination with converting to racing bodywork (tail section) it drops a lot of weight; however, the primary reason is to improve crash worthiness. The aluminum tubing is far more robust AND may be bent back into shape if one crashes and tweaks the subframe; the cast OEM tail section cracks or fractures easily and would be a write-off. Plus the aftermarket part is way cool, it was winter and I was only working part time - so what the hell, why not.
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 05:27 AM   #155
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Originally Posted by royal View Post
It helps with keeping the BBS unit cooler although this has not been a problem for me. The main reason for a race/track bike is just weight loss, simplicity and cost as there are lots of parts there on the stock tail unit that can break and are expensive if you crashl. I have a tubular rear subframe and also fibreglass tail unit for sale if you want to do this? I've never got around to fitting it on my bike. I'm coming to Alcarras near Barcelona on October 22-24th if you are nearby?
Thank you very much for the information.

For the moment, I do not want to put that subchassis on the bike, I'm

Alcarras ?? It's really far from my house .... almost 1,000km (700 miles)!!
I am from Galicia, which is in the West of Spain and Alcarrás is in Catalonia, which is in the East.

Anyway, thank you very much for the invitation.
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Old Sep 19th 2017, 05:29 AM   #156
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Originally Posted by Styler View Post
This work is only for a track bike. This, in combination with converting to racing bodywork (tail section) it drops a lot of weight; however, the primary reason is to improve crash worthiness. The aluminum tubing is far more robust AND may be bent back into shape if one crashes and tweaks the subframe; the cast OEM tail section cracks or fractures easily and would be a write-off. Plus the aftermarket part is way cool, it was winter and I was only working part time - so what the hell, why not.
Ok, thanks for the information, I'll keep it in mind if I ever use the bike for track.

Very good thread and everything very well explained.

Thank you.
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