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954 racebike

building an 03 into a racebike... what do people who've raced them think of them... any weak spots, strong points... vital aftermarket adds???

and anyone with knowledge of the 06 cbr600rr on the track... any comparisons?

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HMMMMMM no help at all eh?
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Give it a little more than 30 minutes and someone will come through for you.
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you didn't check the timestamps there did ya?
49 hours...
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A 954 compared to a 600RR is apples to oranges. Compared to the current line of liter bikes, the 954 is dated...the bike is heavier, down in power, and the suspension and frame are lacking. With enough money and time, a 954 can be made more competitive depending on what level of racing you're considering. Adding a full exhaust system and reworking the suspension are good places to start.

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you didn't check the timestamps there did ya?
49 hours...
Sorry, I just saw the times and didn't look at the dates. My bad.
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A 954 compared to a 600RR is apples to oranges. Compared to the current line of liter bikes, the 954 is dated...the bike is heavier, down in power, and the suspension and frame are lacking. With enough money and time, a 954 can be made more competitive depending on what level of racing you're considering. Adding a full exhaust system and reworking the suspension are good places to start.

...and I've never raced one.
Current 1000RR is heavier then the 929 (not sure about 954) by 3 pounds.
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Current 1000RR is heavier then the 929 (not sure about 954) by 3 pounds.
Oh no, not the "great weight debate" again!
Let the games begin, again. Wow, I find myself rhyming for some reason, maybe I'm a poet and didn't know it...

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Sorry, I just saw the times and didn't look at the dates. My bad.
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Re: 954 racebike

maybe an old zemke erion 954 race bike...

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maybe an old zemke erion 954 race bike...
I saw one of those go over feebay a couple of years ago. If I remember the starting bid was over $10K.

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i saw one on there too but i think it sold for less than $10K..

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Re: 954 racebike

to answer your question's there is alot you need to do. first are you going to race it in a superstock class or superbike class? I would recommmened a steering dampener for sure, also get the forks reworked, I went with ohlins springs and GP suspension valving. the rear shock doesn't suck as bad as the forks but defintely get it set up for wieght. clip-ons, and not just for "easy to replace" part, I got some more for the fact that the 954 has huge risers on the stock clip-ons and it was tough to get the body below the windscreen. moving the bars lower helped alot. with that mod you might need to change up the throttle, but I will leave that for another time. rearsets? I don't have any but it wouldn't be a bad thing to invest in. I would only recomend racing the 954 in a novice class or a class were it doesn't matter what kind of bike you have. if you race in the superbike class you would be at quit a dis-advantage on power. you stand a better chance in the superstock class because it's more about the rider then the bike. I am racing novice this year on mine (any type of bike is allowed) I would say I'm in the top 10 of about 40 or so people.
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i would change out the suspension completely for Ohlins forks & shock, at the very least respring and revalve forks, 520 conv. & change gearing to -1 F /+2 R, swap stock rims for either forged alum, mag or cf rims, ad a full exh. system & PC3. Have fun

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