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post #1 of 17 Old 11-26-2019, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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2012 ZX6r track bike build

I've tracked my stock zx6r twice now, and I'm looking to make it more track worthy. These are the things I'm looking to upgrade initially:

1. race fairings (ordered)
2. vortex rearsets (delivered, need to install when brake lines come in)
3. clip ons
4. better throttle
5. race break pads
6. core moto brake lines (ordered)
7. Woodcraft Engine covers (ordered)


These are things I'll buy now if you can ship to FL.
I'm also open to any other suggestions.

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-26-2019, 06:18 PM
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I would suggest buying spare brake/clutch levers, foot pegs, and handlebars. It'll cost you about 100$ but their is nothing worse than going to the track, having a small accident, and not being able to ride anymore because your foot peg ground down to nothing. Save the rest of your money for tires and entry fees.
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I've tracked my stock zx6r twice now, and I'm looking to make it more track worthy. These are the things I'm looking to upgrade initially:

1. race fairings
2. vortex rear sets
3. clip ons
4. 1/8 turn throttle
5. race break pads


These are things I'll buy now if you can ship to FL.
I'm also open to any other suggestions.
I find the Vortex rearsets too aggressive and damaging to my boots; I prefer Woodcraft.
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If you don't have braided brake lines, so that.
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post #5 of 17 Old 11-27-2019, 06:53 AM
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I find the Vortex rearsets too aggressive and damaging to my boots; I prefer Woodcraft.
You can file down the points on the pegs if youd like.
But I get it ... woodcraft is nice stuff as well.

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I have core moto lines on the way, along with a new regulator and vortex rear sets. Anyone have suggestions on race fairings? I'm considering buying them from an ebay seller in Australia for $600 including shipping (fiberglass 4 piece set comes with fasteners too). He will also paint it for $160.

I've looked into stuff from sportbiketrackgear like the HB color form option $599, or the AB primered grey option $799 but painting locally will be much more. I just want to get out there with the least money spent.
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I have core moto lines on the way, along with a new regulator and vortex rear sets. Anyone have suggestions on race fairings? I'm considering buying them from an ebay seller in Australia for $600 including shipping (fiberglass 4 piece set comes with fasteners too). He will also paint it for $160.

I've looked into stuff from sportbiketrackgear like the HB color form option $599, or the AB primered grey option $799 but painting locally will be much more. I just want to get out there with the least money spent.
Im pretty sure SBTG is having a sale on HB that could alter your numbers.

Edit: just looked $349 plus shipping

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I've got a used set of this stuff I'd sell you cheap but shipping might kill the deal.

This is not bad bodywork for the cost. It has it's issues like being brittle but still crashes ok.

I've polished this stuff to a nice shine.

https://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/h...race-bodywork/
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You can file down the points on the pegs if youd like.
But I get it ... woodcraft is nice stuff as well.
I put 3 zip ties evenly spaced on the left and right Vortex pegs. It really helps to reduce the aggressive bite.
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I've tracked my stock zx6r twice now, and I'm looking to make it more track worthy. These are the things I'm looking to upgrade initially:

1. race fairings
2. vortex rearsets (done)
3. clip ons
4. 1/8 turn throttle
5. race break pads


These are things I'll buy now if you can ship to FL.
I'm also open to any other suggestions.
Dont overlook a radiator guard as an essential upgrade. Bikes in front of you on the track throw major rocks and can end your day really quick! I think it is well worth the effort!
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+1 to woodcraft rear sets. Awesome stuff, and I've experienced them breaking in half as designed - you can still ride on half a peg 😄

Would also think about clutch/engine/stator covers. The stock ones like to break when sliding on the pavement (I've experienced this too) and you're definitely done if that happens.
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I've got a full set of Woodcraft engine cases for sale. I mean, I'm not trying to be a salesman or anything here, LOL, but all of my bikes have had 'em. But I don't need a spare set for the spare set for the other spare set, so that's the reason for the sale.
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I've tracked my stock zx6r twice now, and I'm looking to make it more track worthy. These are the things I'm looking to upgrade initially:

1. race fairings
2. vortex rearsets (done)
3. clip ons
4. 1/8 turn throttle
5. race break pads


These are things I'll buy now if you can ship to FL.
I'm also open to any other suggestions.
I'm not sure where you're going to find a 1/8th turn throttle on the used market. It's kind of a niche part. MSS Performance or Robby Moto are a couple suggestions.

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+1 to woodcraft rear sets. Awesome stuff, and I've experienced them breaking in half as designed - you can still ride on half a peg 😄

Would also think about clutch/engine/stator covers. The stock ones like to break when sliding on the pavement (I've experienced this too) and you're definitely done if that happens.
+1 on the covers. I got the GBRacing covers and they are really good.

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Thanks for all your input, I decided the protection of woodcraft engine covers is worth the effort and price. Plus I found these slightly used 09-12 zx6r Woodcraft engine covers from two different listings on Ebay for $186 total including shipping.
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