Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Motorcycle: 2007 SV650
2002 GSX-R600 Track Bike Setup
Howdy, I picked up this GSXR and I'm planning on turning it into a dedicated track bike over the winter and I wanted to pick the hive mind for any useful information or tips. I've been running my SV650, but after I had a little off at Putnam Park (just bent bars and broken radiator) I figured it wouldn't be a bad idea to get a track bike now that I just got the bump to intermediate class at my last day at the track.
The bike's front brakes felt like crap when I got it, but after bleeding them with fresh fluid, lubing the lever pivot, deglazing the rotors, and cleaning the calipers it feels worlds better, but it's still got a warped rotor that needs replacing. It's a track bike so I'm not afraid to spend some money on important things like brakes, but I'm still operating on a budget here so do yall have any recommendations on brands or models of rotors?
Also, the tires on it now are for some reason a 120/65 and a 190/50 so I'm planning picking up a set of Q3's in the stock sizes. I don't plan on running tire warmers yet so I think Q3's or Supercorsa's should serve me well.
Also on the christmas list:
-stainless brake lines
-rearsets (Vortex or Woodcraft?)
-Engine case covers (left side already has a good scrape)
Besides that I just plan on safety wiring it up and riding the crap out of it for now. Track fairings and suspension upgrades will probably come eventually. Do people stick with the conventional forks on these? or do they just swap to an USD fork?
Did I miss anything? Thanks for any help!