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post #1 of 26 Old 03-21-2016, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Things that help to go faster?

What is/are in your list to go faster? Are you regularly thinking you want to go faster?

Bigger cc?
Stickier tire?
Lose body weight?
Lose motorcycle weight?
Less brake?
Brake later?
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I don't need to go faster. I just ride for fun. But if YOU want to go faster, here is what you need to work on:
( In order of importance )
1. Suspension
2. Tires
3. Brakes
4. Trackday / Superbike School
5. Bigger engine
6. Unobtainium bits on the bike to shave weight

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You are not tempted with any thought to go faster?

Ride is of course fun

I agree with your points.
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That depends. You want to go faster in a straight line or faster around a corner?

Straight line speed is simple. Add more engine power, lose more weight. Maybe improve the clutch and thats about it.

Improving cornering speed is a lot more complex. Firstly you should be improving yourself, and not the bike. Learn things like body positioning, entry speed, countersteering, choosing an appropriate line, etc etc.

Once you begin to really push your bike is when you can start looking at different tyres, suspension, ergonomics etc etc.
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What do you think is the most important to improve for corner speed? The hardest?
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I don't think there is a single thing that's more important than the other if you are chasing lap times on a track. Everything clicks together like a puzzle to give you an end product. I will agree with HarisonH about rider improvement first. I mean sure you can improve the bike without even having to spend money but if you ever go to a track, there's always one or two riders on a bone stock 250 or 300 that will just blow away a few riders on 600s and 1000s.

Those are the guys who have perfected their BP, their braking, line selection, and overall riding technique to be where they are at. There are entire schools and books on this so I don't think it would fit in one reply.

List all the areas you think you are weak at and focus on improving that one thing at a time. An amateur racer told me often times you will see a guy who isn't really going fast on the track, except for one section. He said sometimes racers will practice one certain thing like braking or whatever on a specific corner or section of the track.
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Fast reflexes shifting
Precise shifting at the max RPM range

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A 600cc engine would help...
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A 600cc engine would help...
No, learning how to properly ride is more what would help.

I regularly embarrass 1000cc bikes on my 400 at the track. Corner speed is an amazing thing.
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take all your money your planning to spend on mods and put it towards classes at your local track day provider, you will learn lots with the one on one time with the expert level instructors
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