- What do you mean "more ridable"?
- Are you going to turn your bike into a track-only machine?
- The differences between the track and the road are great
- Some mods for the track are an actual money pit
- Some mods may actually degrade performance, depending on how you go about implementing them
- What research have you done so far?
Perform a search in the Suspension forum; there's plenty of discussions regarding rear shocks. Some have opted for the cheap Ninja 650 rear shock replacement using the Norton-Motorsports Adapter Kit. If you want to purchase something at a discount and don't mind the rear end lift of close to an inch, you could buy a used Ninja 650 rear shock (from a 2005-2016 model).I'm looking to get it to handle and brake better than stock (Stock bike is a soft pogoey mess everywhere for my riding style).
One quick/free you can do to improve the handling is rise the fork tubes up 10mm in the triple clamps (essentially lowering the front end). This changes the steering geometry slightly, and helps the bike corner better.Appreciate your reply. It will not be a track dedicated bike, I will still want to ride on the road. I'm looking to get it to handle and brake better than stock (Stock bike is a soft pogoey mess everywhere for my riding style). I already have forks, QS, fuel management, and tires. I'm looking for a shock, brake parts(lines, pads, MC, rotor), possibly plastics, exhaust, and considering anything else that may enhance track/spirited street riding. Left it open purposefully to see if I would be interested on any item I'm not considering, if it comes at the right price.
Bought this bike for my wife to see if she would get into riding with me, but she lost interest quickly, so looking to make it more ridable/confidence inspiring for me (I own a 2015 R1, 2011 Hypermotard 1100 SP, previous R6 owner, frequent track days/no race experience)
I'm unaware of your reference to a post about general maintenance.
What do you have to sell? shoot me a PM. Thanks.
good tip! appreciate it. I will give this a try, I have a good set of forks now so will be playing with that, but I have no rear confidence at all with the stock shock, looking to actually replace that and also looking for more feel while braking hard, stock stuff is really squishy right now. I just got some pads but haven't installed it. Also got new set of tires.One quick/free you can do to improve the handling is rise the fork tubes up 10mm in the triple clamps (essentially lowering the front end). This changes the steering geometry slightly, and helps the bike corner better.