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So here it is, my first forum post ever and it's about my passion...bikes! But without the small talk, I'm on the verge of purchasing an '06 ZX6R and want to know what all of you out there have used on your bike, from shifting gear to suspension to ECU units...whatever has worked for you I want to know about. Exhaust is a must, too. Don't worry about scolding me for too much bike, I'm not going to thrash on it too bad, and I've been riding for 5 years. (1986 honda magna...it's got more ba**s than you think lol) But racing in the future is not out of the question either, so if you guys have and comments about a good league to get in around the Midwest area, shout that out too. Thanks!
 

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Sorry to say, people will flame you for asking, saying this has been asked over and over. Just a warning, lol! Congrats on getting your new bike though, and GL in racing bro. Have fun and be safe.........
 

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I'm telling you, this is the kind of "smart" replies you will get..............
 

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lol, it's aight...i should have known to look a little deeper into the site to get the answers i was looking for, this just seemed like a quicker way to find stuff out. but thanks anyway man!
 

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ok i'll go first[:M98]

buy gear before anything else. helmet, jacket, pants or under armor, and boots that will protect your ankle are a must. then frame sliders, fender kits and all that other shit to protect and improve the bikes looks.

now that we've gotten that out of the way i present to you the wonderful ecu mod it's a half penny per hp gained modification(rubber coated paper clip or piece of spare wire is all you need, yes, i'm serious) http://www.KawiForums.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=60245&whichpage=2 and yes it should work with a full system or slip on. :(:D


next is the exhaust which is pretty much up to you.
http://www.KawiForums.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31164 <--- good luck reading 41 pages[:M7]

http://www.KawiForums.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=58218 <---badass if you're a hands on kinda person

everyone here has a preferance but most would tell you to stay away from the hotbodies(does anyone know if they resolved the melting issue?) anyways go full system for the most performance but a nice slip on can drop a decent amount of weight and make it sound a lot better.

PCIIIusb might net you a couple hp by itself, it's recomended if you get a slip on, and a must if you go full exhaust. if you want to get the most out of it find a place to do a custum tune.

muzzy clutch[:p] - i've not quite figured it out yet but as soon as that thing kicks in it's funking nuts(c'mon people tell the kid about the clutch maybe someone can help us out with an explanation.) http://www.KawiForums.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52689

ziplock tubes[:M56] http://www.KawiForums.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42547

and finally tires, pilot power, metz M3, and diablos all stick better than stock but if you want more mileage out of your tires go with a sport touring model. i think a couple of the guys here run avons or other touring tires and have smaller chicken strips than my 7r with M1s


best of luck and remember to buy all of this shit off the net rather than getting raped in a stealership
 

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It's always a big temptation to blow over a grand on a pipe/pcIII/map thing. After doing this on the last three bikes, i've concluded that it's a waste of time. 5 more HP is not worth it. I crashed my last bike in part because I had no $$$left over for tires after blowing 1500 on pipe/fuel mods. The tires were worn out stockers and the front tucked at a slower speed than a really good tire would have.
 

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while i wouldn't spend that much money for that little bit of power either, the kid asked a question and was having trouble getting an answer so i sucked it up and did him a favor. hopefully he'll get a feel for the site soon, figure out how the search button works, and will, in the long run, have a little bit of respect for those of us that helped instead of teased.


also, earlier i forgot to add sprockets. one down in the front and two up in the back seems to be fairly popular. you'll lose a little bit of top speed but your acceleration will improve. how often do you need to cruise at 170ish anyways?
 

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Well being on assignment in Turkey and having LOTS of free time, here you go with the JD version of doing it right..
And yes i have more mods then you can bolt on in 12 hours [:p]

You already know you want an exhasut--Akra Slip-on
Power Commander III-with custom tune...until you have this you dont know what your missing...that is about $1000.00 right there...

Pair mod-$25.00
wire jumper mod-$3.00 if that
Air filter mod-Free
Puig double bubble windscreen-$75.00
stainless front brakelines-$80.00
+2 rear afam sprocket-$74.00
Speedohealer-$75.00
Hyper-pro steering damper-$400 group buys
Ohlins rear shock-$980 Elka/penske cheaper-$800
traxxion fork cartridge-$1100 installed fork revlave/spring-$700

And ride the shit out of her and have fun, as you will have an outstanding handling machine that the only thing holding it back is your own ability..
This is about the standard of things i do to nay bike i have boght and they will make you truly happy as you have a tuned for YOU BIKE

Be sure to have some good riding gear on as well...please no BS mesh jacket, get leather and some REAL Riding boots..scorpion makes some good helmets for the lower price range as well..

Any question about anything just PM me...

and yeas i have all these mods and more
 

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You guys are kickass, you've been a huge help! I'm on info overload right now after reading all this, but you can bet on me using most of it in the future. I think i've decided on the "special edition" 06' zx6r, i can't get over the color and if i trailer it anywhere it will look real good behind my ride ;) but thanks again you guys, and keep it coming if possible. But for now i'm off to save the world by running a crane for 8 hours. Later
 

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Originally posted by Whlyphobia
It's always a big temptation to blow over a grand on a pipe/pcIII/map thing. After doing this on the last three bikes, i've concluded that it's a waste of time. 5 more HP is not worth it. I crashed my last bike in part because I had no $$$left over for tires after blowing 1500 on pipe/fuel mods. The tires were worn out stockers and the front tucked at a slower speed than a really good tire would have.

+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1

not worth it by any means IMHO
 

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Originally posted by Whlyphobia
It's always a big temptation to blow over a grand on a pipe/pcIII/map thing. After doing this on the last three bikes, i've concluded that it's a waste of time. 5 more HP is not worth it. I crashed my last bike in part because I had no $$$left over for tires after blowing 1500 on pipe/fuel mods. The tires were worn out stockers and the front tucked at a slower speed than a really good tire would have.
+1 Also. Guys always get a new bike then run out and spend their money on a pipe. Even with professional tuning you're only going to gain a few hp and most at the top of the revs - useless for street riding. Spend your money on:

1. Good riding gear. It'll save your life and reduce many skin grafts down to a few ouches. Think it's expensive? What's your medical deductible? And how much $$$ will you lose by missing work?

2. Track time/track school. I don't care what other mods you get, but the weakest link on any bike is the rider. Get out to the track and get some instruction. And if you get your ya-ya's out on the track, you won't be writing one of those 'Got Caught doing 150 in a 25 mph zone' threads.

2b. Tires. If you run on the track, you want sticky rubber. It's nice to have for those 'oh sh%t' moments on the street, too.

3. Suspension, rearsets, clip-ons. A few track sessions will reveal your baby's weaknesses. Whether it's ground clearance, wobbling in the corners, or whatever.

4. And finally, a pipe and some dyno time.

Get gear, track time/instruction, suspension, and then a pipe. And if you get really enthused find your local racing organization and get your race license.

Have fun and welcome to the board.
 

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Alot of times, people dont get an exhaust for HP. I personally got my Two Bros for the looks and the sound. And, to the guys that actually answered his questions. Very coo!! No need to flame someone just because he didn't hit search. My thing is this. If you dont like a thread, JUST IGNORE IT!! Anyway, gl to you bro. Be safe!
 

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Welcome to the addiction!!


Here are a few racing organizations:

http://www.ccsracing.com/

http://home.alltel.net/racecra/

http://www.wera.com/


Here is a track that is about 140 miiles from you:

http://www.midamericamotorplex.com/2006/default.asp

The track itself is bumpy, but it is an awesome track. There is so much to learn on that track that it is crazy. (See attached picture.)


Here are two trackday organization that hold events at the above track:

http://www.nesba.com/

http://trackaddix.com/ <--(I know that you can get your race license with this one)

Don't worry a thing about making your bike faster or looking cooler, just learn to ride it correctly.

As for the jackasses that simply typed "search", don't worry about them, they are super-cool. Have fun and ride safe.

--David
 

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Damn if Mid America is bumpy i need to find a smooth track!
Well i thought there is only really one place my ZX didnt like so much that was coming out of turn 3 into 4, always seem to hit the rought patch there and my ZX didnt seem to like it so much...


I lov that track...but then again i am running full ohlins on my RC51 and complete suspension overhaul on the 6R..so things others are saying is rough or bumpy, my bikes seem to just have no issues with it...
Greta place to hone the skills for sure, check out the racer school you will get some good help for sure....

only thing i will miss in the midwest besides, Little apple brewery in KS
 

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What is the big deal? Why cant someone start a new thread about things that have been talked about before? I dont get it! If it bores you, DONT READ IT!
 
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