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Fz 07 Race Bike Build transforming a naked street bike into a track/race tool

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:22 AM

View PostChamp, on 29 September 2015 - 10:20 AM, said:

Dave are you going to try and get a winter/early spring race or track day in somewhere south?



That's the plan but the war department was scrutinizing the books last night, I'm not too popular right now,

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Might have to stud the stock tires and plow a track on the lake...
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:31 AM

Pretty sure I was behind an SV that high sided out of 3 in an endurance race once. Who knows what kind of rim rag they was on at that point though.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:47 AM

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With a fresh set of slicks I can pretty much go WFO on corner exit fairly soon after letting go of the brakes/apex. The DOT's you have to roll on a little more carefully (they are street tires).

At our 5-hour endurance, there was a GP2 team on a SV that chose to run a 180 Dunlop DOT (they never did tell me why) and it was pretty obvious coming out of corners they lacked a little oomph. (I realize there are probably other factors here as well)

At the SV Challenge at VIR this past August, which was a money race held during a WERA weekend based on SuperBike rules, out of the top 10 SV's running, only 1 used a 180 tire (and it was not the winner). The other top 9 were on the 165 slick or a Pirelli 160 (DOT or slick).


**This is not to say the 180 isn't good or better than a 160, I'm just not willing to invest into a GSXR wheel to try it (which would put me into SB rules anyways - where the 165 slick is king).


good to know. Thanks for the info
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 12:12 PM

Mmmm , shiney ...

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 12:16 PM

What did you get from Lightech? Haven't heard of them
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 12:19 PM

View PostPOE, on 29 September 2015 - 12:16 PM, said:

What did you get from Lightech? Haven't heard of them


Fuel cap, they make all kinds of crap out of aluminum like rear sets, axle adjusters, bling etc. I wanted to try some different suppliers, to see what's out there, during this project. I expect to make some mistakes too but that's what this is about right?
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 12:26 PM

View PostPOE, on 29 September 2015 - 12:16 PM, said:

What did you get from Lightech? Haven't heard of them

They are best known for their axle adjusters on 600's - I "think" they are one of the best.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 01:11 PM

View PostChamp, on 29 September 2015 - 12:26 PM, said:

They are best known for their axle adjusters on 600's - I "think" they are one of the best.


That and the swing arm lifts. Very nice.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 01:21 PM

Dave this is currently a street bike, right?

Have you taken it for a spin?!?!
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 03:53 PM

View PostChamp, on 29 September 2015 - 01:21 PM, said:

Dave this is currently a street bike, right?

Have you taken it for a spin?!?!



Yes, street legal, titled and licensed. I've put 60 miles (HARD) on it to break it in. It is a hoot, by the way. It is very much like the naked SV was in its day. It has a little more midrange, about the same top end but handles a little better than the SV. (my buddy has one and we did a little unofficial comparro. Turn in and line holding is better on the FZ, probably because it comes with very good tires standard. The stock suspension is better on the SV, the FZ is very softly sprung and has imaginary damping. Both are outstanding hooligans, 2nd gear wheelies are effortless. The Suzuki is heavier and more stable, the Yamaha more flickable and motardish. The Zook has about 1000rpm higher red line and seems a little smoother up there. The Yammy jumps on it at the start, back to weight and slightly higher torque probably. They feel about the same in stock peak hp.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 04:31 PM

Did a few pulls with NorthStar on his wife's Fz07 and my on my sv650n and they were pretty dang close power wise. He barely pulled away but he weighs less than I do.

The power difference is negligible between the two.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 04:36 PM

Spiegler lines on, shamelessly color coordinated to Blue Line Racing.
Woodcraft clip on's installed.

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What a pleasant task, working on a new, clean machine that isn't all molycogged from miles of previous abuse, repair and neglect.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 04:39 PM

How's the clearance with the tank shroud on? I think on matts hey had a special one made.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 04:49 PM

View PostChamp, on 29 September 2015 - 04:39 PM, said:

How's the clearance with the tank shroud on? I think on matts hey had a special one made.


Not sure yet, the race glass kit comes with a new tank cover, Ala most modern supersports. The FZ comes with about 30 convoluted pieces of plastic arranged all over the tank stock, it would be tight with that stuff on there. It will be some time before I get the new glass in tho. There are bar risers and different top mount kits available I guess to get bar clearance if needed.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 04:51 PM

View Postre tired, on 29 September 2015 - 03:53 PM, said:

(old man rabble...)The stock suspension is better on the SV (more old man rabble...)


:eh:

Hard to imagine that!

Thanks for making a thread for the build, Dave. It'll be fun to see a fresh bike be built up. :thumbup:
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