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Old 05-19-2011, 03:31 PM   #4001
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Snik, im super jelly right now! awesome videos!
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:32 PM   #4002
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been hitting the gym daily, strength is way up, got to start running and get the cardio up.
i can get the go pro HD for around $230. wont need much more than 2 sticky mounts.

im staying with stomp grip, ive had em a few years now, NEVER had one even move on me.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:35 PM   #4003
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just start hitting the track man.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:41 PM   #4004
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That's the plan.. just waiting on Steve
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:05 PM   #4005
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Get your HD Pro ready.....


....so we can post some footage on the forums.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:54 PM   #4006
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Get your HD Pro ready.....
....so we can post some footage on the forums.
Don't have one...
About to dump some loot into the bike to get it ready for the summer... SS brake lines, new chain + sprockets, new breaks, new left high beam HID (old one is about to burn out)....

EDIT: Plus will need new tires in a couple of months of so.

EDIT #2: Steve, want to sponsor me for an HD Pro?
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #4007
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Don't have one...
About to dump some loot into the bike to get it ready for the summer... SS brake lines, new chain + sprockets, new breaks, new left high beam HID (old one is about to burn out)....

EDIT: Plus will need new tires in a couple of months of so.

EDIT #2: Steve, want to sponsor me for an HD Pro?

You have a GSXR 600 right? Does it come with steel braided brake lines from the factory (..I don't remember if my '07 had them or not)? If so, I really wouldn't bother with aftermarket lines (..unless you're just after the look). Assuming that you have SS lines already, you won't notice a difference in feel. The money would be better spent on a new Brembo master cylinder!

Why do you need a new chain and sprocket? What's wrong with your current brakes?
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #4008
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My bike did not come equipped with SS lines.. the breaks are too soft for my liking.
Rear breaks (still original from the day I bought the bike) are completely gone.. front are fine.
Chair needs replacing due to some links being stretched and some are not.. so the chair is not evenly stretched. I was told since I'm replacing the chain I should replace the sprockets as well.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:44 PM   #4009
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My bike did not come equipped with SS lines.. the breaks are too soft for my liking.
Rear breaks (still original from the day I bought the bike) are completely gone.. front are fine.
Chair needs replacing due to some links being stretched and some are not.. so the chair is not evenly stretched. I was told since I'm replacing the chain I should replace the sprockets as well.

SS lines aren't really going to change that; the master cylinder will however. I went from a 19x16 MC to a Brembo 19x20/19x18 adjustable MC, and the difference was so apparent that I had to "re-learn" how to brake my bike on the track; I also changed my calipers from two-piece to monoblocs. Stainless steel lines come in handy after prolonged HARD braking (..and they aid in heat dispersion and keep the lines from expanding), and 99.9% of the time you won't reach those limits on the street nor in the canyons; the track is a different story however. My current bike came with SS lines, but I did change them to the SS lines off of the 1198s (..because of the fact that I used the Aprilia RSV4 Brembo Monobloc calipers). Spend the money on the master cylinder if cash for mods is sparse.

I agree! Replace the chain and sprockets together (..under most conditions), but check the sprockets to see if they are damaged. If they aren't, you can save the money.

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:56 PM   #4010
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i dont agree about the lines, they should be done 1st, then pads, then master.
rubber lines swell under pressure of hot fluid.
sound like he needs a proper bleed tho
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:58 PM   #4011
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i dont agree about the lines, they should be done 1st, then pads, then master.
rubber lines swell under pressure of hot fluid.
sound like he needs a proper bleed tho

He may definitely need a bleed.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:09 PM   #4012
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Bleed is definitely in order... didnt think i needed to mention it to you track gurus
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:45 AM   #4014
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:44 PM   #4015
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The calipers on the Gixxers aren't that bad, so no need to replace with Brembos. You absolutely MUST replace the master cylinder, though. My Gixxer brakes would be completely toast after a few hot laps. Even in full race trim, I used the stock calipers, and they're more than capable. I did replace my lines, master, pads, and rotors- the braking was amazing.

If you do replace rotors (I had the Galfer wave rotors), note that it makes a significant difference in the rotating mass, and you'll need to recalibrate for the turns. I kept riding over the turtles for most of the first lap= there's that much of a difference in the weight and feel of the front end.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:49 PM   #4016
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Next time I come to LA, I'll loan you my GoPro. My brother is due for a crashing anyway.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:01 PM   #4017
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Next time I come to LA, I'll loan you my GoPro. My brother is due for a crashing anyway.
LoL... a bit of a long shot, no?
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No way, I've been out there in August, November and March. I'm due for another visit.
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