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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Finally picked up my new SP2 Track Bike

After giving the ol' girl a full service and replacing every drop of fluid in her, she's almost ready for the track. I'll need to spoon some new tires on her, since she was in storage for over 18 months.

I was thinking about trying to beautify her a little since it only is wearing track skins with a rattle-can paint job. Should I worry about her looks or just ride the pi$$ out of her??

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-27-2012, 03:25 PM
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The bike looks pretty nice as is. I would enjoy her at the track for a while before worrying about the looks.
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Making the bike more cosmetically pleasing will certainly make your lap times drop.

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Tailsection done

Finally got off my arse and finished the tailsection...
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Dan Kyle built forks with Race Tech Valves and Ohlins Cartridges
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Moriwaki Link on Swingarm
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Finally got off my arse and finished the tailsection...
Now you're definitely going to drop it.




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I like it. Reminds me of the ol WWII plane scheme, looks like a dog fighter.


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Talking

It's only rattle-canned and decaled... if I drop it, so be it, however I've had pretty good luck staying upright in my 27 years of track riding...

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She's completely done and track-ready!! New Power Pure tires and Vesrah brake pads finished her off... My 10 year-old son did go a little crazy with the decals, though.

I'll have her out at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway over Thanksgiving weekend!!!
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That bike is gonna be fun on the track...
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 05:07 AM
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you gettin a set of slicks to go with that?
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