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Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

It's got so bad over here, I've decided to stop riding on the road and I'm turning the bike into a track bike. I fitted the fairing today....

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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

Good call! So the transformation has begun...

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Looks good.

What brand? Any problems fitting?

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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

Looking good....specifics please.

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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

what has gotten so bad?
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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

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what has gotten so bad?
I'm guessing he means the conditions on the street. Typical example here.

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I'm guessing he means the conditions on the street. Typical example here.
And here


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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

The reason for taking to the track is that our roads have got so busy over the last few years. 65 milion people living on an island that is smaller than most US states makes the UK a very busy place to be unfortunately. The main reason is that the Govt has 'declared war on speeding'. Speed traps and speed cameras are everywhere these days and there is no reasoning with them if you get caught. Our national speed limit is 60mph, and my bike does 175mph. Sooner or later I'm gonna get caught at warp speed and lose my licence. If I lose my licence I lose my job Two guys were recently caught at 140mph on a main Highway and they got sent to prison! Gun crime, and violent robberies are going nuts, yet the Police think it's better to concentrate on cars and bikes

Anyhow, the bike now has a Race Products track fairing and seat unit. It was a little awkward to fit, but took about 2 hours to take the street bodywork off and fit the track fairing.

Mods so far....
Arrow Racetech Silencer
PCIIIUSB with custom map
HEL steel brake hoses
Pirelli Diablo Corsa tyres
+2 teeth rear sprocket
Harris rearsets
Harris carbon fibre hugger
Ohlins rear shock
K-Tech forks (resprung and revalved by the guys that won the British Superbike Championship )
Ohlins steering damper

Planned over the winter...
Gas flowed head
Race / Fast road cams
Arata, Arrow or Akrapovic system
Removed PAIR and Flapper valves
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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

Sorry to hear your leaving the roads David, i hope you come back soon.
Me? I have this perverse enjoyment for dicing with tin tops and although the bike will do 160+, a ton is usually quick enough for me.

How's the forks? I was thinking of getting them to do mine over the winter along with the shox

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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

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The forks are excellent, although I had to mess around with ride height front and rear to get the geometry back to how I like it because of the stiffer springs. I ended up increasing the rear height, and moving the forks 5mm in through the triple clamp.
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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

You would probably have good luck selling your OEM plastic to a US buyer since we can get that color here. It might offset the cost of tracking it..
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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

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You would probably have good luck selling your OEM plastic to a US buyer since we can get that color here. It might offset the cost of tracking it..
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yep. I would be the first to be interested.

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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

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Mods so far....
Arrow Racetech Silencer
PCIIIUSB with custom map
HEL steel brake hoses
Pirelli Diablo Corsa tyres
+2 teeth rear sprocket
Harris rearsets
Harris carbon fibre hugger
Ohlins rear shock
K-Tech forks (resprung and revalved by the guys that won the British Superbike Championship )
Ohlins steering damper

Planned over the winter...
Gas flowed head
Race / Fast road cams
Arata, Arrow or Akrapovic system
Removed PAIR and Flapper valves
I read a post from abtech stating that if you still have your pair valve and flapper intact, then getting a custom map would be flawed due to the fact that the pair valve would mess up the A/F ratio. Just something to check out.
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Re: Turning my Fireblade into a track bike

Sorry guys, I'll be keeping the original bodywork for when I sell the bike on in a couple years.

Arndogg - I thought that myself about the air/fuel ratio. All seems pretty good so far, and I could get too obsessive about these things if I'm not careful! If I get the engine work done I'll need a new map anyway
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