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Hey all,

I'm really interested in making my riding position much more aggressive, to the kin of it's big brother's - the R6 and R1. What would be the best, most cost effective way to do this? My understanding is I should invest in adjustable rear sets and clip ons. For those of you who track your bike, what have parts have you invested in?

Ideally, I'd like this to be as cost effective as possible (within $200-$300). Anything more than that I become hesitant to put that kind of money into the bike because I do plan on getting a super sport in a year or so.
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Hey all,

I'm really interested in making my riding position much more aggressive, to the kin of it's big brother's - the R6 and R1. What would be the best, most cost effective way to do this? My understanding is I should invest in adjustable rear sets and clip ons. For those of you who track your bike, what have parts have you invested in?

Ideally, I'd like this to be as cost effective as possible (within $200-$300). Anything more than that I become hesitant to put that kind of money into the bike because I do plan on getting a super sport in a year or so.
Rear sets and clip ons.

If you don't have enough money, then either rear sets and flip your current bars. Use the search function to find that thread.

You could also do clip ons and buy Jesse's foot peg risers. They use your stock pegs and raise them up.

I've tracked the bike with stock pegs and no problems with clearances.

Investments for the track for my bike were ( though they are as useful on the street as well):
R6 caliper mod
Brembo rcs15 master cylinder
SS brake line
Vortex clip ons
S20 tires
Trex case covers
R6 throttle tube

Is this a track only bike? Riding in race position in the street is tiresome. I don't mind an aggressive position like on my old zx6r, but the R3s is very comfy and I do t mind it at all. Once you start tracking the bike you will probably forget about upgrading to a supersport for a while. Parts can always be taken off and sold separately.
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I want wider clip ons. What clip ons are similar in width to a supersport? It feels awkward to hang off and counter steer. The clip ons feel narrow.
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I want wider clip ons. What clip ons are similar in width to a supersport? It feels awkward to hang off and counter steer. The clip ons feel narrow.
If you buy brand new clip ons, they are usually a bit longer than needed and most people end up cutting them to size, or just leaving the excess and sliding the actual bar inboard a bit.

I bought my vortex clip ons used, but they were not cut, or at least I dont think they were, as I had to trim a few inches off myself. I like a narrow profile bike. My bars usually extend outward up to where the tips of the mirrors would be on a street bike. Lane splitting and stuff. On the track, wider gives you a bit more leverage.

On the R3, the height of the bars really makes it awkward for me, and probably most people with my height and arm length, to hang off. Lowering the bars helps that a bit.
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Hey all,

I'm really interested in making my riding position much more aggressive, to the kin of it's big brother's - the R6 and R1. What would be the best, most cost effective way to do this? My understanding is I should invest in adjustable rear sets and clip ons. For those of you who track your bike, what have parts have you invested in?

Ideally, I'd like this to be as cost effective as possible (within $200-$300). Anything more than that I become hesitant to put that kind of money into the bike because I do plan on getting a super sport in a year or so.

Clip-ons will move bars forward and down, rearsets will move footpegs back and up. If you want to do these mods on the cheap, get clip-ons and rearset relocation plates (total less than $300). Check the clip-on thread and parts and accessories thread for info on options.

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The street bike heading down to that track one day I hope.

Full Exhaust Yoshi R77
PCV with block off plate.
R6 throttle tube
Evo S20's in stock size lighter then the Michelins.
Vortex clip ons
rear seat cowl
SS brake lines
CRG levers RC2

things needed suspension upgrades:
rear shock
front forks
by me changing the SS front break line from OEM. I'm now able to adjust my Vortex more forward if I would like too in the future.

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The street bike heading down to that track one day I hope.

Full Exhaust Yoshi R77
PCV with block off plate.
R6 throttle tube
Evo S20's in stock size lighter then the Michelins.
Vortex clip ons
rear seat cowl
SS brake lines
CRG levers RC2
I am not suggesting any more money spent on your bike, its already looking good as it is, but if you have to spend money on it other than a track day, I suggest case savers, as a "just in case" for the track day. Well, normal street use too. I wish mine were on before my track lowside, but the scratch was minimal.
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Ya I'm pretty much done on the bike after I install the levers and break lines this week. I might get the brackets from Jesse to change the OEM rear sets location. I did have my foot hit once (lazy foot dangle on the turn not so good) but now I just tuck my feet back more and not really have a problem with that wake up call. What case saver did you go with ?

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Ya I'm pretty much done on the bike after I install the levers and break lines this week. I might get the brackets from Jesse to change the OEM rear sets location. I did have my foot hit once (lazy foot dangle on the turn not so good) but now I just tuck my feet back more and not really have a problem with that wake up call. What case saver did you go with ?
TRex case savers. I am trying to find a link. I found them on Ebay but am not finding any right now. CapitalView and I discussed these, along with some other options in a different thread, which I cannot find right now.
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Found them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/T-Rex-Racing...ZVw7ij&vxp=mtr

Still cant find the discussion about case covers though.

EDIT: Found it:
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