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post #1 of 15 Old 08-13-2007, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Question about track only bike maintainence.

My bike has 1200 KMs ( 8K Miles ) of pure track time, THe valve train seems to be noisier than before. How often do you do valve work ? ( track only bikes )

While I'm in there, suggest some performance mods that actually deliver?

I have a 06 with a muzzy pipe PC and Ignition module. Map tuned up with a wideband commander.

I hear a clicking noise when I beat it up a bit.
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seems like you almost answer your maint question..lol...if you can hear the valves you might want to give them a check...as far as performance mods that work...one suggestion is to gear your bike towards the tracks you ride on....its a cheap, inexpensive, and effective mod....i change out my rear sprocket depending on which track i'm riding at...
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My bike has 1200 KMs ( 8K Miles ) of pure track time, THe valve train seems to be noisier than before. How often do you do valve work ? ( track only bikes )

While I'm in there, suggest some performance mods that actually deliver?

I have a 06 with a muzzy pipe PC and Ignition module. Map tuned up with a wideband commander.

I hear a clicking noise when I beat it up a bit.
Your bike done 1,200km = 750 miles or 12,000km = 7,500 miles?? On a regular road bike valve check / adjustments is done 24,000kms / 15,000 miles. However you use yours as a track bike, therefore is subject to alot of abuse and stress. So it is probably a good idea to have a look at your valve clearances. I abuse mine alot and tend to do my checks and servicing about twice as much as the service book recommends. This is mostly for piece of mind, so that I don't get a shit day at the track.
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Most deffinately valve checks more often, CCT adjustment, FI throttle body sync along with basic maintenance that should be done.
Performance wise consider a thin head gasket & cam degree for a minor boost.

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get the valves checked, new plugs, throttle body sync, and throw that thin headgasket on.

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get the valves checked, new plugs, throttle body sync, and throw that thin headgasket on.
U guys noticed that sync on the t/b helps with the throttle abruptness?

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also a nice custom map depending on your mods will make a huge difference
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Your bike done 1,200km = 750 miles or 12,000km = 7,500 miles?? On a regular road bike valve check / adjustments is done 24,000kms / 15,000 miles. However you use yours as a track bike, therefore is subject to alot of abuse and stress. So it is probably a good idea to have a look at your valve clearances. I abuse mine alot and tend to do my checks and servicing about twice as much as the service book recommends. This is mostly for piece of mind, so that I don't get a shit day at the track.
Sry that was a typo. I meant 800 Miles or more accuratly 750 Miles.

Thanks to everyone for the responses. I have decided to go with the thinner head gasket and a race intake cam. They will do the Vavle, CCT and TB tuning

why would IO need new plugs already ?

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