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I have a gen3 10r and I've already done, what I believe, are the typical modifications to the bike to free up power from stock trim. ECU flashed, exhaust gutted, secondary butterflies removed, mesh screen thing in the air box removed, pair valve (?) removed and blocked off. Am I missing anything? Is there something else I can do to free up power trapped by the manufacturer?
 

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weight...........
What he said.

After that, degree'd cams, thin head gasket (and decking the head), MR12, dialing in the ignition timing on the dyno, wheel and transmission bearings...

...but low mass is its own reward, fo sho.
 

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So you're saying I need to cut back on the carbs and fatty cakes and start investing time with a treadmill? Ha ha ha
It sounds like i'm pretty maximized on the easy freebies.. I'm going to wait until I can consistently run a good number before I worry about degreeing cams and head gasket.
 
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So you're saying I need to cut back on the carbs and fatty cakes and start investing time with a treadmill? Ha ha ha
It sounds like i'm pretty maximized on the easy freebies.. I'm going to wait until I can consistently run a good number before I worry about degreeing cams and head gasket.
Or shed weight off the bike.
 

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thanks for the advice fellas. As for wheel bearings, ceramic, high quality precision steel, special lightweight metal bearings? I assume they're sold at the typical drag bike retailers?
 

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Yup... ceramic or ceramic hybrid, but dollar vs performance on those puts them pretty low on my list.... money better saved for lightweight wheels and such. Or like you said, a diet. :) I believe Brock's Performance is a big fan of lightweight wheels with uber bearings on their all out builds.

Focus on weight... really look at all the little things that can go... it's easier to save 1 pound in 10 places than it is to find 10 pounds in a single place. Weight that spins or that moves at the end of a spring counts for more than just raw mass as well.... the faster it spins the more dramatic the effect. Lower weight ends up being the most expensive thing you can do at the upper echelons, but it will yield performance benefits in ALL directions, and reliability tends to get better when you're not throwing as much mass around.
 

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Yup... ceramic or ceramic hybrid, but dollar vs performance on those puts them pretty low on my list.... money better saved for lightweight wheels and such. Or like you said, a diet. :) I believe Brock's Performance is a big fan of lightweight wheels with uber bearings on their all out builds.

Focus on weight... really look at all the little things that can go... it's easier to save 1 pound in 10 places than it is to find 10 pounds in a single place. Weight that spins or that moves at the end of a spring counts for more than just raw mass as well.... the faster it spins the more dramatic the effect. Lower weight ends up being the most expensive thing you can do at the upper echelons, but it will yield performance benefits in ALL directions, and reliability tends to get better when you're not throwing as much mass around.
Fookin' A! Well said.
 

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I just bought another OE seat on ebay to hack apart and put a bump in the back. If I don't like it, my other option is a catalyst. How much do you want for it? Are you in a hurry to get rid of it?

I believe changing my swingarm to an aftermarket chromoly should save me some weight.
 
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