Re: Any track day shortcomings of the CBR929RR?
I am currently using a 929 as a race bike. This is my first year racing so I figured I would use the bike I have sitting in the garage. The day we got our race license was my first ever track day. I am running mid to front of pack. The bike works great. Has power, handles well, is a Honda (reliable), most parts are readily available if you wreck or hurt anything. The bike only has one downfall....the rider! I started on street tires and realized very quickly I had taken a knife to a gun fight. Everyone else in my class was on race tires and I finished my first race dead last. Of course the tires were 4 year old Full Bore brand tires and sucked. I was in a bind before the next race and put on the new Dunlop Q3 tires. I got them cheap ($200) and did not have time to get real race tires installed. I had a 4 hour endurance race and wanted a tire that would last as well. I did good in the endurance race and cut about 6 seconds off my previous weekend lap times. The tires worked great for about 30-45 mins and then would overheat a bit and get greasy. I was fueling every hour so It gave them some time to cool down. My pit stops were long 9, 15, and 15 mins. That is another thing, if you buy a cheap ebay gas cap it will leak and you need to change the o ring they include to a Viton one as the one they send swells and you have to let it shrink before you can put the lid on. The next race weekend I got full race Michelin Cup DOT tires. They are amazing! I needed to learn a couple of other tracks on our circuit so I did trackdays the next two weekends. I decided to save the Power Cups and swapped to the 4 hour endurance used Q3s. They held up well the first track day but got real loose real fast the second so I called the day early. I am sure the endurance race heat cycling cooked just about all they had, so to get another day and a half track days was good. You should be able to get by with street tires for awhile.
Do as Blade said, replace the brake fluid, and since your bike has been sitting just go ahead and replace all fluids. Fuel, oil, and brake. Change out the antifreeze to water/ water wetter. Make sure while you have the engine oil drain bolt out you drill for safety wire. Not sure what your track requires but look into the rules and see what else will need wired. Our race club requires that you have a steering damper so that may or may not be required. I love mine and know that it has saved me skin. I use a GPR. An old one. You also asked about the fuel pressure regulator. If it is bad, and it probably is being it is sitting, you may have a crankcase full of fuel or you may have very rich cylinders. Just plan on a new one. Cheap and easy to install.
I have mine set up for GP shift using a VFR lever. I got the cheap reasets off ebay as I figured I will be sending it down the road and would cry if I tore up a $450 set of rear sets. The are ok but the sifter was not usable or will need modified to be used. I did move mine all the way up and back and am still removing the toe from my boots, the slider is already worn through and on backorder. I guess you will not get to far over with stock rear sets.
I have mine geared 15:45 (-1 +2) and would like to drop the front one more to a 14. I am not even getting into 6th gear on our longest straight (little less than half mile) Other bikes are passing me due to this.
I am running the EBC Extreme pads up front and regular EBC HH pads out back. The rear brake is barely if ever used but I helped to brake less by enlarging the stock rotor cooling holes. The front pads are great, better than my confidence, but do take some time to get up to temp, normally our warm up lap is enough. I have stainless lines front and rear and feel they are required, at least front.
Get race fairings. You will be crashing and they take some abuse. Also you may be required to have a belly/catch lower to hold fluids. They weigh much less and will eliminate your headlight.
I have full Ohlins on mine but you can respring the stockers to save some cash. The bike seems to handle well. I have had it for about 9 years and done a lot of stupid stuff with it so maybe I just know it very well but I love it! Get out and ride the piss out of it and have fun!
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