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    Mine not ine durr sorry!

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    Check that out oh9 even you can get rid of those bacon strips.




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    Check that out oh9 even you can get rid of those bacon strips.
    beat me to it :D:D:D

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    Haha Flax thats great!!

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    To those who have run an XB12 at the track what is the limiting factor? Acceleration on the straights?

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    Paintshaker from buelletin board use to race his 12r and did fairly well from what he told me. He had a website which may still be active but I'm not sure. IIRC he was classified with the sv650's which is probably your only hope to compete.

    I've had my xb9r on the track and have rode with 12's and from my experience the xb is lacking everywhere besides handling. I'm riding a daytona 675 now and it is better in every aspect when it comes to power from the bottom all the way to the top.

    (Just to clarify in not a race nor am I fast so my input my be worthless)

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    If you're going to spend money on that bike, spend it on sticky tires first, then brakes, then engine (unless there's a problem). Set the suspension settings for your weight as a baseline, and plan to keep tuning/tweaking it for a long time. Crash protection is a good idea, as even a minor low side can do a lot of damage.

    Good spare parts to have on hand:
    Pair of handlebars (with grips for fast track side swapping)
    Set of hand levers
    Set of foot levers

    The best place to spend your money on a track bike though, is in your skill set as a rider. Open track days are fun, but find a good quality riding school and mix some training in with your track time. Dollars spent on bike improvements will not yield as much lap time improvement as dollars spent on skill building. Again, this is assuming there's no mechanical problems or worn out tires or whatnot. Tend to those first, of course.



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