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My 13+ 675 "streetona" track bike

Discussion in 'Images & Videos' started by Dan_the_drifter, Feb 17, 2023.

  1. Dan_the_drifter

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    Hey,

    Introduced myself before but thought I would start a thread so I can dump all my video's and photos as I go along, currently working my way through making the bike up to race spec although not sure when I'm going to race it just yet, will definitely be attending some track days if I don't race. Completed my ACU end of last year and have booked a test day with NGRRC club, combe on the 4th March so looking forward to that.

    How it looked when I purchased it, previous owner had it set up as a hill climb bike in the "road legal" class:



    So far I have;
    Replaced the 15T front sprocket with a 14T plus shortened the chain
    Gone to a 180 60 rear tyre on my dry wheels/tyres with some metzeler racetec's
    New oil/filter and air filter
    New plugs
    Replaced header studs and cut out the cat (video below)

    Hoping to load on a different map as have just sorted an mx bluetooth adaptor and TuneECU, was thinking of trying the Triumph full arrow system map as mine is kinda more similar to that than it is the stock map with the exhaust changes. Need to see what else is available too. Also need to sort the lock wire, rain light, a fairing, and decide if i'm keeping the wide bars or going to go back to clip on's...



    Hopefully see you all on track sometime :D
     
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    NG test day done, absolutely loved Combe! Not many sessions on track which I explain in the video but overall great to get out on the Daytona. Got some pics to put up next few days too. Here's the video:



    Donny track day with NoLimits next :D
     
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  3. Looks good mate I’ve also considered a track bike and doing my ACU. Keep the videos coming
     
  4. StMarks

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    Looks like you're making a good start there Dan, look forward to following your progress.
    Fwiw "if its not dry just use the wets, they will keep you upright " ... Sadly I would suggest that as being some rather optimistic advice you were given.
    Nevertheless I hope you prove me wrong, and that my experiences are down to my inferior riding skills & not the limitations of wets.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, just had a great time at Donnington this weekend so will hopefully get that footage together over the next few weeks.

    Ah ye sorry StMarks that might not have come over as intended, what I meant was, I had been told you can still use a full wet in damp but not full wet conditions, before I thought you only used a wet if it was pissing down and gathering loads of water on track, not sure if this is right or wrong but I did test this out yesterday briefly. When we got to Donny in the morning it was damp/patchy on track but not raining, I decided for the first couple sessions to run a wet front and dry rear, tbh it worked great, we had 2 red flags in the first session, one even on the second sighting lap from people sliding off... I had no slides from the front and felt fairly confident, guess it will wear the wet a lot faster than is ideal but gave me confidence so I could still get some pace up even with a damp track. (I fell off at my first 2 track days which were both damp a few years back) so I am very cautious still.

    Here's a little pic from yesterday I was tagged in, chasing down a cbr.

     
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    Donny vid finally edited:

     
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    Soo... After Donny I booked on a 2 dayer Jamie Whitham event at Anglesey last month, hell of a trek, over 300 miles each way, worth it though, had a really good time, my pace has improved that bit more. First time running the bike with clip ons and a fairing, love it! Here's a pic and the Youtube link :)

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  8. StMarks

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    Looks like you had a great time Dan, excellent little report too. Thanks
     
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    Thanks for watching StMarks, would defo go again, looking to see where I will book next, think I've got the trackday bug now lol.
     
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    A lap of Brands GP from last month, been to Castlecombe this month too but struggle for time to edit the video's lol.

     
  11. Looked good. Consistent.
     
  12. Nik

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    Nice vid,looks like you were having fun mate.
    Would definitely recommend racing,it made me push past my barriers as I’m sure it does for most people.And it’s a shed load of fun,which is why we ride motorbikes.
    Nice sound as well by the way.
     
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    Sorry for slow reply, thanks @Beckett50 trying to get to as many track days as I can. Ye loving it @Nik , funny you say that, I was considering entering the last round of Bemsee at Brands Indy in a few weeks time as my first ever race, only trouble is last track day I went to end of last month (Oulton Park) I highsided in the wet.. Gave my ankle a pretty hard time but expecting to be back to right next few weeks so could be cutting it fine. Decisions...
     
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    Whilst I've had a bit of time on my hands I've made a short comparison video showing my first time at combe earlier in the year and then my last time at combe about 4 months later, quite a difference! Other than the fairings and clip ons, the rest of the bike is exactly the same. Enjoy:

     
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    Substantial improvements, very well illustrated imho Dan. :smileup:

    Your ankle looks nasty, going to take a while for that to settle down I'd expect. Wonder what boots didn't protect you, or maybe you gave them an impossible task.? -Either way, GWS fella.
     
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    Another really cool video,massive improvement in a short time.Very impressive.
    Hope that your ankle isn’t to painful and heals quickly for you.
    Oh yeah and try not to keep getting in the way of the cat in the future,poor thing.
     
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    Thank you very much guys, worth the effort editing when people say that :D . Ha ha, I know I'm such a bad cat dad eh Nik :p my misses lets him get away with murder...

    Ankle is getting better but its a little slower than I would like, been nearly a month now and I can walk on it but does hurt still and pressing the clutch in my van or various other movements gives me a bit of pain unfortunately. Really hoping I can book another track day before the year is done though, maybe late October!

    The RST's did a good job StMarks, I think I did give them an impossible task, the original marks/bruises up my lower leg show the boot having to take the brunt and spreading the load, I was very lucky I didn't break anything tbh, although the ankle still is a little swollen, for a highside I do feel I got away with that lightly.
     
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    A full session from Combe, bit of a slow build up but worth a watch if you've never been there, also notice the speed of the proper quick lads making me look like I'm on a 125 0_0 my mate on a thundercat going pretty well, he does only weigh about as much as a crisp packet mind...

     
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    My latest video from Oulton Park, my first time there. This was where I high sided earlier in the day in the wet, my ankle at this point was only egged a bit and I could still jam my boot on ;) but was running without a Q/S and a bent clip on :rolleyes: had a great battle with my friend Paul on his fast S1000RR.

     
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