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Hi fellow ZX6Rs i want to make my 07 zx6r into a track bike in the near future but i feel like my bike would have too many miles to put the strain on the engine lol. currently it has almost 24,000 miles. What do you guys think? Any helpful advice on this?
 

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is that really worth it though? haha i want to keep all my bikes haha
 

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My 09 has 24k on it and runs like new. I can't wait for this track season and I'm looking to get my novice racer license as well. If it's been maintained well I don't see why you wouldn't make it a track bike.
 
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Cody is right, if you want to save money, purchase a track bike. If you want to experience tracking it and make it your own, I wouldn't worry about mileage. If you have taken care of it, 24k is nothing.
 

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Hi fellow ZX6Rs i want to make my 07 zx6r into a track bike in the near future but i feel like my bike would have too many miles to put the strain on the engine lol. currently it has almost 24,000 miles. What do you guys think? Any helpful advice on this?
I track my '11 all the time with more miles than that.
 

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Awesome thanks guys!! Some mods im thinking about is a full 2bros exhaust(mostly cause at Laguna seca has an extremely serious Db reading of 90db and with the P1X insert it's at like 89db, pcv, k&n race filter, -1 +2 sprocket change. And other fun thing s I could add?
 

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my bike has about 25K miles on the motor and still pulls strong. As long you keep up with your maintenance, the bike will run for a long time.

But it would be cheaper to sell your bike and buy a track ready bike. Alot of mods will most likely already be done.
 

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Awesome thanks guys!! Some mods im thinking about is a full 2bros exhaust(mostly cause at Laguna seca has an extremely serious Db reading of 90db and with the P1X insert it's at like 89db, pcv, k&n race filter, -1 +2 sprocket change. And other fun thing s I could add?
Skip the engine/drive train stuff for now and start with the suspension. A good aftermarket shock and the correct springs for your weight in the forks will do more good on the track than the stuff you listed.
 
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Awesome thanks guys!! Some mods im thinking about is a full 2bros exhaust(mostly cause at Laguna seca has an extremely serious Db reading of 90db and with the P1X insert it's at like 89db, pcv, k&n race filter, -1 +2 sprocket change. And other fun thing s I could add?
Don't worry about making it faster, it doesn't translate to you being faster.

Like someone else already mentioned, use the money you were planning on using for go-fast bits on suspension setup and a good pair of tires (Q3's would be a good candidate) also gear, skip the BiLT stuff from cyclegear and get a legitimate suit/back protector/gloves/boots and a snell rated helmet. (If you don't already have it)
 

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my bike has about 25K miles on the motor and still pulls strong. As long you keep up with your maintenance, the bike will run for a long time..
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Maintenance is something I take seriously because you guys know this bike is my baby haha. I'm finally getting my motorcycle back from the shop, I had a 25,000 miles service done with the valve adjustments and everything hahaha. And thanks for the advice in parts ive been looking into ohlins since theybRebthe best suspension out there! And gear im slowly buying piece by piece. I have. Bell Vortex Rally Edition Helmet which is smell approved! All I need now is a 1 piece, boots, and full gauntlet gloves! I have Alpinestars celer gloves but those are not racetrack approved I think.
 

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And thanks for the advice in parts ive been looking into ohlins since theybRebthe best suspension out there! And gear im slowly buying piece by piece.
Ohlins might be the best, but they aren't neccesarily the best bang for the buck for your situation. The pros all use Ohlins because Ohlins has the best trackside support with Engineers on hand. When they need technical advice and changes to valving or spring rates at the track it gets done right away. The Ohlins you buy off the shelf for your track bike isn't the same thing the pros are running with anyways. For 2/3 to 1/2 the price of an ohlins you can get an Elka shock that is setup from the factory specifically for your weight and riding style. Penske has options also that might be better bang for the buck.

Nothing against Ohlins, just saying at the level you are at there are better ways to spend your $.
 
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is that really worth it though? haha i want to keep all my bikes haha
Your question should be is it worth it to keep your bike? You're going to take a perfectly good street bike, replace a lot of the stock parts, and have a track bike that has a lot of value that's only going to diminish with no return.

Not to mention, you can find some parts used, but a lot of the stuff you're going to end up buying new. That new stuff you buy is immediately going to lose 40% of its value as soon as you put it on the bike.

You can likely sell your bike and buy a track bike that already has suspension and a couple other mods for maybe slightly more than what you were able to sell your street bike for. Take it from someone who took their street bike and turned it into a track bike - financially, it's a terrible mistake. Do yourself a favor and buy someone else's mistake ;)
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