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mark419ny Nov 20th 2017 09:41 AM

what to do about a track bike
 
Here is the situation. A track coach told me im at the limit of my 600. not because i am great (although i am great) but physically i am too big for the 600 now.
i was told the only real way to get faster is to get suspension work done to my 07 ninja. here is the situation

im 5 11 225 and my bike is totally stock. the coach said i need the bike set up properly to improve anymore. im just to big for what the bike can handle right now. in the past it wasnt a big deal cause i was a beginner. anyway i have a zip tie on the forks and i bottom that out every time.

for now i tighten up the suspension to its stiffest levels but i am thinking i need a new track bike. (good excuse to buy something right).

my ninja is an 07 with 3500 miles on it. i can add what would be about 2k in suspension work however im not married to the bike.

i could sell it and buy another 600 with the work already done but do i really want another 600.

i could sell it and buy a litre bike :D

advice from the track guys please.

shakazulu12 Nov 20th 2017 10:03 AM

Is it a dedicated track bike or still have all the road stuff on it? If it's already converted, and you know it's history and condition then probably just want to drop the money. Usually you will need to re-valve and re-spring an aftermarket setup anyway unless the previous owner was similar in size and riding style.

If it's mostly a streetbike, then sell it as that and buy a prepped 600. Probably won't lose much money as trackbikes have poor resale value, even with all the goodies.

mark419ny Nov 20th 2017 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by shakazulu12 (Post 296584)
Is it a dedicated track bike or still have all the road stuff on it? If it's already converted, and you know it's history and condition then probably just want to drop the money. Usually you will need to re-valve and re-spring an aftermarket setup anyway unless the previous owner was similar in size and riding style.

If it's mostly a streetbike, then sell it as that and buy a prepped 600. Probably won't lose much money as trackbikes have poor resale value, even with all the goodies.

its all track but stock with the exception of brembro master full exhaust and new sproket. i have all the street parts that i took off.

reganc Nov 20th 2017 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by mark419ny (Post 296585)
its all track but stock with the exception of brembro master full exhaust and new sproket. i have all the street parts that i took off.

I would just get the suspension re-sprung and be done with it, probably the cheapest way unless you want to convert it back to stock sell it and then buy a dedicated track bike with some goodies but you still might need to get it re-sprung.

mark419ny Nov 20th 2017 10:37 AM

re sprung front then i need rear spring and shock is that correct? what is the cost of that?

youngR Nov 20th 2017 10:39 AM

Turn your HP4 into a track bike. Dont baby it.

mark419ny Nov 20th 2017 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by youngR (Post 296589)
Turn your HP4 into a track bike. Dont baby it.

funny i was thinking about doing that to the pani

reganc Nov 20th 2017 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mark419ny (Post 296588)
re sprung front then i need rear spring and shock is that correct? what is the cost of that?

not sure but call MarkBilt at NJMP and he will give you a price I don't want to lead you astray.

jmparton Nov 20th 2017 11:00 AM

Track the Pani because that's the only function it's really good at...:eek:

ScrapperX Nov 20th 2017 11:36 AM

Turn the Panigale into a track bike because its light weight like a 600 with lots of power and the suspension is stiff enough, handles great and its has lots of head room to grow and polish your skills. Keep the HP4 in pristine condition because its rare. Sell the 600.


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