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suspension or exhaust

Ohlins PRXLS or arrow and bazzaz? Hard ass decision. Is the ohlins a night and day dif in handling over a revalved stock shock? Right now im leaning towards the shock but its a hard decision im sick of looking at the stock exhaust, its hideous.
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I'd go suspension first, that is if you're a pretty hard rider, just don't look at the stock exhaust for a few more months.

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Ill be riding pretty hard. hopefully at the track. I have the green light from the wife to fund a season of WERA but I need to study up a little more on what its going to take to get my license. I was gonna go for the streets of willow series but I hear it folded.
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Ill be riding pretty hard. hopefully at the track. I have the green light from the wife to fund a season of WERA but I need to study up a little more on what its going to take to get my license. I was gonna go for the streets of willow series but I hear it folded.
I think most of the track day guys around here will tell you suspension, no doubt about it. You can only use so much power from a liter bike. I dont know your capabilities but you'll like the suspension more than the power when you get it out there IMO. Then when you start getting faster on the track the added power later will help, so you'll feel more rewarded if you do suspension set up properly first.

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I dont really want more HP but I would love to have a wider spread of power. I hate all the engine braking when coming into a corner I like to let the rpms dip down when leaned way over to carry more corner speed but it hurts my exit speed big time when I do it. But even with that it still has plenty of power to get around a track alot faster than I can manage.
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I dont really want more HP but I would love to have a wider spread of power. I hate all the engine braking when coming into a corner I like to let the rpms dip down when leaned way over to carry more corner speed but it hurts my exit speed big time when I do it. But even with that it still has plenty of power to get around a track alot faster than I can manage.
I'm wondering if that engine braking is associated with the servo valve/secondary butteflies. I would suggest getting a TRE from Ivan, that should be a noticeable mod on the track, power definately comes on earlier, but when are you ever below 6K on the track...hmm...I guess that's the only time you'll notice either of those, is below 6K.

I'll trade you though, I wish my bike had a little more engine braking.

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Exhaust valve is removed along with the secondaries.
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i'd go suspension first, that is if you're a pretty hard rider, just don't look at the stock exhaust for a few more months.

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Exhaust valve is removed along with the secondaries.
Ok then rule that out I guess. For the most part though you could still get the Bazzaz with AFM, pair that with a lap top and you'll be squeezing the most out of your bike every single track day. Have you had it tuned with the secondaries/exhaust valve being removed?

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suspension, suspension, suspension.

however, don't get suspension untill you're ready to go pay to get it set up. IE, preload, etc.

everything needs tuning...full exhaust ->pcIII, tires->right psi, suspension-> preload, bablablablab




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