Track Bike ---> Race Bike

Feb 2018
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Appologies to those that saw this on the 959panigale.net forum - I posted it there but forgot that one is kinda dead (no diss)

So last season it was the transformation form street bike to track bike. This season is the transformation for track bike to race bike. Going into it I pondered if it was a foolish endeavor since the V2 was just released and I will end up getting one. I was hoping a lot of my parts wold just bolt onto V2 and I would just have to wait for plastics to come out, sadly the is not the case. So I decided that I would go forward with the 959 for this season, which wasn’t a hard decision to make as I love this bike. Before the comments come yes I know that I will have to be racing liter bikes in CCS and I am fine with that, but this reality has me looking to squeeze a bit more power out of the bike. Bike is currently in the shop getting an overhaul as I type, here are the changes we are making to go racing.

+New fairings with removable CF belly pan
+Akra Ti manifolds - I previously was just running slips
+Remapping with Tuneboy for new mani/headers + tuned for VP T4 race gas
-Switching from BSD Blip Box Pro to the TuneBoy quickshift system to hopefully get rid of some quirks I had last season and to get rid of some extraneous hardware
+Changing to flat linkage and adjustable ride height
+Servicing Öhlins carts and shock, adding stiffer springs up front
+I2M Chrome Pro Dash - eliminating the AIM Solo 2 Dl from my cockpit, less clutter and data analysis software that runs native on Mac
+Removing ABS module, new brake lines, BSD setup

I think that is the gist of it, pics to come soon
 
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Dec 2019
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where did you find the Titanium Akra manifolds? I’ve got the slip on my 1299. Exposed Stainless steel pipes were rusted and shit brown.
I polished the pipe up real nice but I think the next step is to dreamer out the flapper valve inside the stock pipe or replace with Akra Ti manifold
 
Feb 2018
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Sheldon, Vermont
This is awesome Karl, what kind of power are you looking to put down?
The very reason why you hesitated is the same reason i got rid of my 959 and got the R.

I agree the 959 is an amazing platform.
I look forward to your posts.
 
Feb 2018
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This is awesome Karl, what kind of power are you looking to put down?
The very reason why you hesitated is the same reason i got rid of my 959 and got the R.

I agree the 959 is an amazing platform.
I look forward to your posts.
Yeah I know man, as you know that is exactly what Kevin did also. Honestly it makes more sense financially to go that route. I just do not want THAT much power at this point. Uncertain what to expect, but along with all the weight I shaved off of this thing it should be pretty good. Especially with the new tune and T4
 
Feb 2018
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Sheldon, Vermont
Yes, it is exactly why i went with the R. I looked at the 959, said, ok, full exhaust, Ohlins suspension, light wight rims, blipper etc etc. Add those all up and you will spend $8,000. I lost a lot less than that on the trade in, plus its an R. I got my 1199r brand new in a showroom for 26k. it will depreciate less overtime. Not that we do this sport in the impact of saving money in the slightest bit.
The 1199r is a beast, trust me it is a fun ass beast to learn to run hard though :)
 
Jan 2015
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Australia
A set of Lightweight race wheels. A better slipper clutch may be helpful but depends on track and ride style.
You would be approaching the max level of mods for the 959 without it just being a waste money that looking at a better bike.
I was doing track days on my 899 and was tossing up between another bike or working on the 899. I ended up finding a basic track spec 1199 and kept the 899 for the road.
 
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