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GSRX 750 to RC51

Hello I am new to this forum and I have few question...

I own a GSXR 750 2004 with 23000mi wich I only do track day with it.

I have the opportunity to swap my GSXR with a 2003 RC51 Track bike. My concerne is that the bike have 55000mi and have been on the track from 47000mi.

First with that millage is it good enough for alot more track day miles? I read that road bike could do alot more... The motor is stock with only a power commander and Sato slip on.

Also the seller have a Scott rotary dampener that he want to sell me. I got a RC51 in 2000 when they first got out and my memories was that the rc is verry stable. But do I need a damper for the track?

My other concern is that all my friend are telling me that I will be slower... I dont really care because I am a V-twin lover... I got in the past one TL1000S, 2 FIRESTORM 1000 and 1 RC51... So is it gone be alot slower than my 750???

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I've been searching the internet lately on the subject of 750 i-4's vs. 1000 v-twins on the track. Most of what I've read is both are good fun for track days, but the 750's generally (and not always of course) are a bit quicker, and especially on longer straights. I was originally intent to get another RC51 for the track, but in the end I went with a GSXR750. I still haven't taken it to the track, but hopefully will get out there in the next couple months or so.

Is there something you don't like about your GSXR, or were you just wanting to try something different?

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I've been searching the internet lately on the subject of 750 i-4's vs. 1000 v-twins on the track. Most of what I've read is both are good fun for track days, but the 750's generally (and not always of course) are a bit quicker, and especially on longer straights. I was originally intent to get another RC51 for the track, but in the end I went with a GSXR750. I still haven't taken it to the track, but hopefully will get out there in the next couple months or so.

Is there something you don't like about your GSXR, or were you just wanting to try something different?
No I like the bike alot... I just ask myself if I always want to update my bike with newer faster one or to get a RC51 that will always be a classic... I may be getting old but I dont really care to be up front. I just want to have a nice time on the track with a nice bike...
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it of course depends on how the bike was maintained but V twin motors in general always last a bit longer then I4s, and if maintained can really rack up the miles and still pull strong. The motors last a lot longer then I4s.
The bike is very stable, we just had a pretty good discussion on Damperslast week. I'm a big fan of them, at high speed they make a huge difference and i've always believed they've helped me be more stable and a bit "crisper" through turns. Subsailor has a lot more insight and technical knowledge on this. I know he doesn't believe them necessary for the RC on the Roads but not to sure how he feels about them trackwise. shoot him a PM.

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it of course depends on how the bike was maintained but V twin motors in general always last a bit longer then I4s, and if maintained can really rack up the miles and still pull strong. The motors last a lot longer then I4s.
The bike is very stable, we just had a pretty good discussion on Damperslast week. I'm a big fan of them, at high speed they make a huge difference and i've always believed they've helped me be more stable and a bit "crisper" through turns. Subsailor has a lot more insight and technical knowledge on this. I know he doesn't believe them necessary for the RC on the Roads but not to sure how he feels about them trackwise. shoot him a PM.
Thanks I will ask him!
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the 750 is going to be a bit faster because its lighter and has slightly higher peak hp in stock form (although not much). the rc has more tq which is nice so that you dont have to tap dance on the shifter to keep up momentum on the track (you can lope around in lower rpms and still get good drive out of the corners due to the tq. on the rc). while the rc's can run for high miles with great motors, that is high mileage especiallly for a track bike. id say sell your 750 and buy an rc with lower miles.

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