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Its taken about a month and a half of weekend only work and a few crisis situations to make aftermarket parts fit but I've finally done it, converted my 2001 929 road bike to a track only machine!

The list of modifications, as far as I can remember, are the following:

Engine (non-internal) and final drive

  • Power Commander III USB with a custom map (dyno'd 140.52 bhp at the rear wheel)
  • BMC Air Filter
  • Akrapovic full Titanium exhaust with a "shorty" end can
  • NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
  • 520 chain conversion with a DID 520ERV3 chain
  • Renthal 15T Ultralite front sprocket
  • Renthal 43T Hard Anodised rear sprocket
  • 1/4 Quick Action throttle

Handling modifications

  • Bitubo heavier front fork springs (can't remember the weight)
  • Extremetech steering damper
  • HEL braided front brake lines
  • Ferodo XRAC front pads
  • Motul RBF600 brake fluid all round
  • Factory Racing clip-ons
  • Cheap unknown rearsets!
  • Pazzo adjustable levers
  • Michelin Power One tyres with 190/55 rear (moving to Dunlop GP Racer Slicks once these are dead)

Other random stuff

  • Carbon fiber frame protectors
  • Carbon fiber engine covers
  • HRC stickers worth 1-2bhp each!
  • Knock-off Honda stickers with the wings the wrong way round. Helps to provide extra downforce and stability in corners!
  • Lots of TLC during the build process.

Photos

This is how she started out --> http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/226/img1i.jpg
No turning back now! --> http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2060/img2g.jpg
Tank and airbox off --> http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/1286/img3qe.jpg
Injector assembly --> http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8677/img4qs.jpg
Exhaust looking good --> http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3293/img5gl.jpg
Quick action throttle --> http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4638/img6z.jpg
Clip-ons --> http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9362/img7jb.jpg
DID chain and soft-link --> http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7595/img8.jpg
Rearsets --> http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5346/img9t.jpg

Final result / 1 --> http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/9052/img10v.jpg
Final result / 2 --> http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/9138/img11e.jpg
Final result / 3 --> http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9914/img12q.jpg


Most of these parts I've bought over the last 4-5 years and as the bike is nearing 10 years, I guess she deserved to have her proper day on the track sooner or later.

I chose the red/silver colour scheme because it reminds me of the classic Honda race bikes from back in the early days!

The only other thing I might consider getting (unless a VERY cheap Ohlins/WP/etc rear shock comes along) is a new dogbone assembly to raise the rear ride height by 30mm. Does anyone reckon this might be too much?
 

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Great thread, Great job ! The bike looks awesome and the mods are spot on. Worth all those years getting the parts together to finally come up with the finished product:clap: :thumb:
 

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Great work... I'm currently doing the same thing with my 929. Two questions, you mention engine covers, what exactly do the cover and where did you get them? A close up pic would be great if not too much trouble. I'll post mine when its completed, I'm thinking perl white.
 

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A quick turn throttle on a 929? That should be interesting, considering how responsive the throttle already is on that bike. I did about 65 track days with my 929, and the throttle took a real steady hand as it was. I had no problems with it needing too much wrist angle. I have a 2007 GSXR 750, and that bike really needs it. But I'm not so sure that the 929 is going to be better off with it. If you run that, you had better be smooth as glass with it.

The 'ol 929 made a really fun and pretty forgiving track bike. Stone reliable, mine still runs great after all those track days and about 30k miles. That bike was a good friend on the track, and never spit me off. Ran it with the stock shock for a couple of years, then went to an Ohlins. That not only made it ride smoother and handle better, but saved a ton of rear tire wear. Knocked the wear down by %50 or better.
 

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Great work... I'm currently doing the same thing with my 929. Two questions, you mention engine covers, what exactly do the cover and where did you get them? A close up pic would be great if not too much trouble. I'll post mine when its completed, I'm thinking perl white.
In for this answer as well.

Right now I'm rocking an LRC Stator cover since my last 2 have cracked from minimal impacts so I'm looking for strong sturdy alternatives.

Great work on the bike. Looks really clean and functional, :D :thumb:
 
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