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Bike Talk / Re: KTM RC8 on the track?
November 24, 2017, 09:32:16 PM
Spoke to Shaun Gilbert who I used to race with and he said the gearboxes are cheese and you miss gears a lot
And you struggle to get them through the noise testers too

Change of plan
ZX10R with traction and buy some big boy pants

But then I may wimp out and get a 600 ... in the words of a Thai brass "you old man, have no power"
Bike Talk / KTM RC8 on the track?
November 19, 2017, 10:04:07 AM
Been thinking about buying a track day bike for next year while I build the SuperTwin (but now probably a brand new one)

I've always fancied an RC8 ... anyone had one or tried one on track?
Thoughts ??

Or maybe an RSV4, but that would divert too many funds from the supertwin
Projects / Re: ER6 Supertwin
September 30, 2017, 09:05:58 PM
Today's decision
Don't strip the bike and get the frame straightened
Just buy a newer model straight frame ... it's cheaper and will make the build easier
Guess the shitter has become a donor bike instead

The bill just went up a few hundred quid
No biggie
Projects / Re: ER6 Supertwin
September 28, 2017, 11:29:58 PM

This is sort of thing I'm going for
Projects / Re: ER6 Supertwin
September 28, 2017, 11:26:09 PM
Quote from: Raydial on September 28, 2017, 11:19:29 PM
Is the Versys swing arm longer or something?

It's stiffer AND lighter
Most importantly it's in the rules
Projects / ER6 Supertwin
September 28, 2017, 10:29:23 PM
I have just purchased this old ER6 which will become my 2018 race bike

It will be a supertwin
Plan is
Zx6R front end with Ktech internals
Ktech rear shock on a Versys swing arm
MSS Tuned engine
MHP custom pipe
Moto 2 or KMR bodywork
Ram air
Slipper clutch
Bored out throttle bodies
Custom loom
Data logging

Etc etc
The rest to Work out as I go

Other changes = me not being a fat git & rediscover some riding confidence

I'm a silly old fart who used to crash a lot and was a leading flouncer in the old days

Hope you're all amazing