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Race bikes at domestic championship level and above are not only fast, but they also need to allow any setup changes to be carried out quickly.

I'm thinking about things such as...

Quickly changing wheels at the TT during a pitstop, or...

It starts raining whilst on the grid of a WSB race, and with the single bike rule, you can't just jump on the wet bike. Not always necessary, but sometimes springs need to be changed on the grid to get a lower spring rate for softer compliancy.

Does anyone have idea what is available to Mr (or Ms) Clubracer for quick wheel changes, and if there is a fork that allows quicker oil or spring changes than stock equipment?

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These are the business :love10:

I'm just a bit worried about that chain adjuster style, as some high profile aftermarket companies (mainly Gilles) pulled this style from the range after reports that they crack under tension.

Hmm :dontknow:
 

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Fast Frank will have everything you need. Captive spacers and quick change. FWIW, I consider the semi-quick change rear with shelf set-up to be a god-send...even without the special axle.

http://shop.fastfrankracing.com/ZX10-Semi-Quick-Change-Kit-ZX10R17.htm

It's curious though for my ZX-6R I was able to use the semi-kit without the Lightech. I would ask FF about that on the ZX-10R as it's much cheaper and you don't have to worry about the Lightechs.

The quick change front I had less success with but still captive spacers are a must.

IMHO you need at least 3 rear and 2 front wheels. 1 rain set and an extra rear with fresh rubber mounted. I could usually get a front to go at least a whole racing weekend and the next practice day.

Forget about the forks for club racing...just jump on your B bike with rains mounted if you are so lucky or mount the rains and perhaps spin the adjusters if you have 1 bike.
 

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These are the business :love10:

I'm just a bit worried about that chain adjuster style, as some high profile aftermarket companies (mainly Gilles) pulled this style from the range after reports that they crack under tension.

Hmm :dontknow:
There are some top Moto America teams using FF's stuff and our site sponsor Riders Discount team won the Daytona 200 with FF's stuff.
 

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There are some top Moto America teams using FF's stuff and our site sponsor Riders Discount team won the Daytona 200 with FF's stuff.
We had this discussion somewhere else... I just forget where. But at the end of the day your adjusters should not be supporting your axle, proper axle torque should hold it in place.... the adjusters are just there to get it to the right place before you cinch it down. When people are breaking chain adjusters of any type it's uuuuusually because the axle was not tightened properly.
 
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