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Hi all, my name is Pascal and I'm new on this forum. I'm a mechanical engineer for a concrete 3D printing company here in the Netherlands but mostly I am passionate about motorcycles! I own a 1997 honda CBR 900 RR 919, and a Yamaha R3 and R6 but let's lease that out of the matter on this forum ;).
The main reason I joined this forum is to ask questions about the build I am planning on my blade. I want to do a rebuilding with a newer front end, a swingarm swap and some upgrades for a bit more power. I already know that I want to go for a 2005 1000 rr front end with a 929/954 triple tree, but I'm not quite sure about the swingarm.
I'm doubting between a vfr sssa and a rsv swingarm. My main concern is the wheelbase, the vfr will make that longer and I'm not sure about the rsv's. I want to take this bike to the track with my R6, so handeling must be in order, it's not a show bike (although I love the looks of the sssa to be complete honest).
Thanks in advance for welcoming me on this forum, I cant wait to get started with the build!

Pascal
 

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Hi Pascal, you've come to the right place. Have you already tried searching for answers in the site? You're right, sssa's look brilliant, but they are heavier. And with a 919 you'll need all the weightsaving you can get, particularly in the fast group at Assen!
I'm also living in NL , still running my 929 which has had its share of trackdays since I had it new, and is now in semi-retirement.
 

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Hi Pascal, you've come to the right place. Have you already tried searching for answers in the site? You're right, sssa's look brilliant, but they are heavier. And with a 919 you'll need all the weightsaving you can get, particularly in the fast group at Assen!
I'm also living in NL , still running my 929 which has had its share of trackdays since I had it new, and is now in semi-retirement.
thanks for the reply! I'm going to try to shave as much weight of as possible, luckily I have the R6 as a pure trackday weapon (framenumber even says "race use only") but it would seem fun to use the fireblade as well and see how far I get ;)
I can't find a lot of info on the weight savings/costs on a swingarm swap but i'm hoping someone here has the required knowledge!
 
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