Well, my only interests are weight loss and power gain - I don't care about looks or sound. For that I'd go with something high-end in full titanium - Akrapovic, Arata, Sato, TiForce, Arrow and the like are good.Ideas on what products to buy for the best possible match-up for the upgrade. Guess I should have been more clear on the question for recommendations.
Okay.I am willing to do motor work too, for more power. I just don't really know where to start. I've been told that exhaust, PC3, intake and engine modifications (didn't specify exactly what engine modifications), are the way to go but I wanted to get your opinions, I think the guy telling me this trash, is trying to set me up for failure and cause damage to my bike (he is a pure cruiser guy). So any information is a plus for me thanks.
If you haven't been riding long then I wouldn't waste your money chasing power. Spend your money on track time and learning to ride - that'll let you ride a _lot_ faster than any power gains will.I dont really know what power I am chasing I do want to be able to take it to the track once in awhile and still be able to ride it on the street every day too. Right now I would say I would like more mid to top end power, for now.
The bike is my preferred daily rider (besides my cruiser). I've read that going -1 on the front sprocket is a good upgrade to reach that mid to top increase. But I've never worked on bikes before either. I have worked on cars though (I know bikes are different).
All you need to keep in mind is that power does not win races. At some tracks 120hp 600cc Supersport bikes lap faster than the 200hp 1000cc SuperbikesI appreciate the information. I've been riding street bikes for about 7 years and I never did any upgrades on them before. That's why its new to me in that aspect.
I have been wanting to get on the track to play around more since it is a lot safer than the streets. Thanks.
Yep I agree. Learn to ride the bike to it's full potential before worrying about adding more power than you can effectively use. Look at the 'Busa. Sure it can go fast in a straight line, but what's the point. Sportbikes are meant to be driven hard and fast in any circumstance.All you need to keep in mind is that power does not win races. At some tracks 120hp 600cc Supersport bikes lap faster than the 200hp 1000cc Superbikes
Reducing weight is the first thing I do when I get a bike. Everything that isn't required comes off and everything that is required gets lightened or replaced with something that is lighter.I know on my blade I would be more interested in dropping weight than adding HP at this point I think.
http://www.fireblades.org/forums/honda-fireblade/75269-bike-weight-what-really-how-dose-effect-flickability.htmlThanks everyone for the advice! What are some of the things I could do to reduce the weight?