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Where to go next with mods....

Hey guys.
Just picked up my sp2.
The previous owner installed.
Jardine 2:2 carbon exhaust
pc3
gilles rear sets
Galfer rotors all around
Braided brake lines
The sprockets are changed, all I know at this point is its a 43t rear sprocket.
I seem to top out around 150mph (keep in mind the sprockets so Im sure its actually way less than that, I havent dug to inspect the front sprocket yet)
Ive done the flapper mod.
Considering the pair removal if you think its actually worth it performance wise.

Im wondering what my next steps should be?
My last bike was a 2010 1000rr, and to be honest when it comes to handling (which is my cup o tea) Id pick the rc51 everytime.

Power wise its awesome, I feel like I dont have alot of gearing though when coming out of a corner at say 5k rpm in any gear I zip through gears.
Im guessing the previous owner set it up this way for cornering purposes but who knows.

The way it is set up right now I am really happy with it, I dont think Id want to change the gearing.

I am however looking to just do a few more things,
I am a 6'4" 250lb amatuer body builder, so size wise Im sure Im killing alot with my weight on the bike.

So ive been considering doing some weight modification stuff,
Wonder what the easiest LESS expensive weight saving options are, Im not hard core enough to want to drop a couple thousand on wheels,
So what would be the best weight saving options?

I also need to pull the gas tank, to see if he has done any aftermarket air filters or anything, giving that the flapper mod was NOT done by him Im guessing maybe not, but who knows.

I also have no idea what maps its running, the bike seems to run great, so Idk if its worth messing with, unless I were to get it dyno tuned.

Anyways,
Thanks for all the help and advice guys!
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carbon airbox, snorkel from DHC (vendor here)
PAIR mod and all associated vacuum canister tubing.
HRC 1/6th throttle
15/41 high end 520 chain kit
good lightweight battery

the list goes on


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carbon airbox, snorkel from DHC (vendor here)
PAIR mod and all associated vacuum canister tubing.
HRC 1/6th throttle
15/41 high end 520 chain kit
good lightweight battery

the list goes on
thank you for the reply!

And I guess to clarify, At this point in time, I dont really plan on
"building the bike"
but if there is some good solid essentail mods I dont have done Id like to do them,
What exactly is it I would gain from the pair valve removal, I understand the function of the pair valve, and if I were to ever dyno tune the bike I would have to do it anyways. But what is the major benefit. I have done some searching and havent really landed on much besides people do it just to do it. lol.

In my post I said I am pretty happy with the gearing, and I think a -1/+1 would end up being pretty similar to what I already have with a +3 in the back no? Assuming I still have the stock 16t up front. Which I cant confirm yet.

the throttle is a must, trying to get WOT in a full tuck is almost a joke lol
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you can lose maybe a 1-2lb by removing the pair and canister, tubing etc.
helps with the popping on decel.

worth doing, just emissions crap


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you can lose maybe a 1-2lb by removing the pair and canister, tubing etc.
helps with the popping on decel.

worth doing, just emissions crap
Awesome, My dad did this on his honda Fury, and said it helped some.

Are billet triple clamps or anything simple like that worth the weigh savings?
I thought about a 2-1 exhaust but not worth giving up the mid-range (so I read)
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Sounds like you'll be best off not changing anything that requires expense unless required. As weight loss requires significant spending, there's not really any significant weight losing modifications you can do. Just enjoy it as is. Nothing wrong with that.

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