Track question, lap time related.

Jul 2014
44
40
Los Angeles
Those of you who regularly track their V4-V4S, what are some of the upgrades that contributed to lowering lap times? (besides rider training please)

- Changing the gearing to -1 front sprocket, 520 chain?
- ECU reflash alone, without an exhaust or with exhaust?
- Translogic QS hardware or do the DTC Evo 2 with DQS Evo software?
- Any other?

Thank you.
 
Feb 2017
172
51
FU
1. Suspension set up
2. Brake mods- abs bypass
3. Track tires/warmers
4. Controls- rear sets/tangent style clip ons
I'm running Cordona shifter and really like it, I have an R so can't advise on software
 
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Jul 2014
44
40
Los Angeles
1- suspension, yes!going to get that front sorted for my weight.
2- already changed the OEM pads to EBC gpfax race pads.
3- Have track tires and warmers
4- Rear sets, yes! Haven't thought about clip ons, I like the OEM position.
The R comes with that software, did you upgrade to Cordona, because it was still not that great in shifts?




1. Suspension set up
2. Brake mods- abs bypass
3. Track tires/warmers
4. Controls- rear sets/tangent style clip ons
I'm running Cordona shifter and really like it, I have an R so can't advise on software
 
Aug 2018
272
53
Texas
Suspensión setup

Sorting out the electronic aids settings

Tank grips

Tires

Tire pressure

Warmers

And get a good laptimer, if you don’t have it on the bike
 
Feb 2017
172
51
FU
Yeah, the stock quick shifter on the R sucks too- the aftermarket ones really help but I hear the brentune improves the stock one.

Deff tank grips. Anything you can do to optimize the controls is well worth it.
I'm running the AIM soloDL and really like it much more than the stock one.

I have done everything there is to do to mine, some things much more worth it than others.
 
Sep 2019
56
12
Brentwood, CA
Yeah, the stock quick shifter on the R sucks too- the aftermarket ones really help but I hear the brentune improves the stock one.

Deff tank grips. Anything you can do to optimize the controls is well worth it.
I'm running the AIM soloDL and really like it much more than the stock one.

I have done everything there is to do to mine, some things much more worth it than others.
Where did you mount your AIM?
 
Mar 2018
116
25
Sydney, Australia
I have a base model.
1) Suspension revalve and oil weight change in the front and revalve in the rear. The rear was horrible and way too harsh. It is now considerably firmer but way more compliant on small bumps.
2) Tank grip - stomp grip. I had a different one but didn't like it.
3) Tyre warmers
4) changing to Gp shift. I have stock rearsets for now and it's an easy change



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Aug 2019
66
29
UNIVERSE
I start from my point of view
:
1- a track course 1 to 1 with a good instructor(safety and lap times)
2- tires and MANDATORY warmers(safety and lap times)
3- brake pads(safety)
4- tank grips(safety)
5- rear sets(grip safety)
6- EVO 2 SW(safety,lap times and better tires consumption)
7- regearing and 520 chain(safety and lap times)
8- full suspensions(safety and lap times)

I miss the 6 and 8 because I was about to buy an R and therefore they are expansive and not really swappable,but definitely they are effective passed a certain level of lap times.

my 2 MICRO cents
 
Jan 2015
594
191
Australia
It's a very broad question....you new to racing or a few years in?

Set suspension and get the tires working right (not cold tearing or the like)

Then Laps, laps, laps - follow the lines of the fast guys, learn braking points, corner apex points, acceleration points etc etc. Dont be afraid to ask questions.

Things like not rolling off before braking, rolling on throttle so your at full throttle just before corner exit and conrer entry speed increase goals. These things are free and will provide more gain in lap times than spending $7k on a set of akra's for example.

Only thing I brought extra on my bike was a certain type of race brake pads and a external GPS module to better track my laps.
 
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Aug 2019
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It's a very broad question....you new to racing or a few years in?

Set suspension and get the tires working right (not cold tearing or the like)

Then Laps, laps, laps - follow the lines of the fast guys, learn braking points, corner apex points, acceleration points etc etc. Dont be afraid to ask questions.

Things like not rolling off before braking, rolling on throttle so your at full throttle just before corner exit and conrer entry speed increase goals. These things are free and will provide more gain in lap times than spending $7k on a set of akra's for example.

Only thing I brought extra on my bike was a certain type of race brake pads and a external GPS module to better track my laps.
The problem with asking questions is TO WHO you are asking these.

I heard many " peculiar " suggestion in 20 years.
So I suggest a track course with a good instructor

Anyway I would say that also a good book like TWIST OF THE WRIST is a pretty good start