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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:03 PM
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Gentlemen,

I will start by saying that I agree with most of you suggesting to spend $ on track days (or schools) instead of buying bits and pieces to make your bike look priettier or go faster.

I would still like to ask you this question though:

Just got myself a 998r, with a double swing arm, a wet slipper clutch, radial brake master cylinders Brembo, Showa front and rear suspensions, 54mm full exhaust system, Marelli dashboard, OZ wheels and a dyno test showing 147hp (not at the wheel, though).

What would you buy to improve the track riding experience?

Air filters, power commander, Ohlins front, Ohlins rear, ...? Service, tune-up,...?

Thanks a lot,

Mario

P.S.: Last saturday I was at Brands Hatch with Focused Events and plan to go to Silverstone on Feb 20 with 100% Bikes. It would be great if I could meet up with some of you guys...

[Edited on 26-1-2005 by MarioP]
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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:07 PM
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Double sided swingarm????
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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:17 PM
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Yeah you can just make it out on Mario's avitar.

Mario, I take it you bike is a dedicated track bike with a 998R lump ?

Regarding TD's, you are bound to meet up with some of us sooner or later.
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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:19 PM
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I just noticed, you say "wet slipper".
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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:22 PM
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Yes. It has a slipper clutch, but not dry (in oil instead).

You are right. This is going to be my track bike.

Sorry for asking, but what do you mean by 998r lump (damn foreigners...)

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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:26 PM
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Its only that a 998R comes with ohlins front & rear has standard.
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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:34 PM
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You are right! This is a Ducati factory prototype which was used to model the 999 (infact I have the 3 vertical headlight set mounted on the 998 front cone).

I do not know why they took the Ohlins off.
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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:39 PM
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Here is a picture of the front view
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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:41 PM
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Interesting!
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Old 26-Jan-2005, 08:47 PM
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Any suggestions guys?
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