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I have had my R3 for over a year now and have decided to start tinkering with it. Being new to bikes I don't know a whole lot about them. I already have a motodynamic fender eliminator kit along with sequential led taillight and flush mount side markers. Looking to get opinions on what to do next on the performance side. I'm looking at possibly doing a full exhaust and pvc within the next week but have read that it isn't necessarily worth it? Also have been reading that the stock tires aren't great. I mostly use the bike for commuting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Do the R6 throttle tube mod. It is by far the best thing you could ask for on this bike.
Night and day as far as I'm concerned. And for $20, you can't beat the bang for buck.
 

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Start with Pirelli Diablo III tires. Traction and cornering are great with them tires.
 
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Please send me all your hardly used take-off tires. I'd love to have them. They've worked great for me. PM me and I'll be happy to pay shipping.
 

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Usually tires are designed to be in pairs. The tread pattern of the front is designed to work with the one in the rear.
 

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For performance, swap a Panigale motor in it. :D

I've been told an R6 throttle tube is awesome. If you ride hard, tires. Personally, I'm just starting out and learning to ride and learning the bike, so the throttle tube and tires are at the bottom on my list of things to do. If there's anything that's making you uncomfortable on the bike, fix those things first. I replaced my levers with adjustable/folding levers, and it's a night and day difference for me, but I have small hands. Also, get comfortable gear. I put some gel insoles in my TCX boots, and wow, these things are super comfy now.

The best performance mod though is modding yourself to ride better. Whether it's track days with coaching, or just tweaking your riding technique and trying new body positions, I think the rider is the limiting factor for our bikes. Ride safe and have fun!
 

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Nothing like investing in rider mods... plan to use your bike and take some rider education/ track day classes. The stock bike has tons of potential that most riders will never get close to using, let alone after implementing performance improvements. Just my $0.02.
 

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13T, SS line, vesrah pads and S20 tires. Full exhaust is a waste of money. Even a slip on is a waste of money.
I'd do an exhaust, just not for performance. The bike sounds like a scooter.
 
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13T, SS line, vesrah pads and S20 tires. Full exhaust is a waste of money. Even a slip on is a waste of money.
To someone else the mods you listed are a waste of money as well. Take a city commuter for example. Why do they need S20's and a brake system upgrade when the stock items are perfectly fine, if not more suitable than your suggestion. To a commuter a loud exhaust is probably a better investment. At least that's what I'm telling the wife... :laugh:;)
 

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To someone else the mods you listed are a waste of money as well. Take a city commuter for example. Why do they need S20's and a brake system upgrade when the stock items are perfectly fine, if not more suitable than your suggestion. To a commuter a loud exhaust is probably a better investment. At least that's what I'm telling the wife... :laugh:;)
The subject itself is pretty subjective. One man's treasure..........

But I guess if you are just talking about '**** that can be made better...' then all of his suggestions are valid... But then so is an exhaust...

Parts for this bike are so fucking cheap in comparison to big bikes, why not just do it all... lol. Or sell it and buy a better bike. /shrug hehe
 

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I'd do an exhaust, just not for performance. The bike sounds like a scooter.
Hard to argue with that, my 72 year old mother says mine sounds like putt putt putt when I pull up. Not to mention the weight savings.
 
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