I'm currently dialing in my forks which have been sent to Traxxion Dynamics for springs and the Axxion valve set-up, a Penske 4-way adjustable shock, and a Daytona steering dampener that is mounted to the speedo bracket and the left fork tube. There was no escaping the full price on the Traxxion stuff but between it and the Race Tech stuff there is no comparison to me. I picked up the Penske used from the racer wantads for the Loudon roadracing club (half price of new - came with the spring I needed), the dampener I had from a previous racebike, and the bracket kit I got off Ebay for about $40. The bike had a Race Tech kit in the stock shock so I'll probably be selling it off once I know the Penske works OK. Currently I'm running Michelin endurance slicks for tires. I'm an instructor for a local track school. I did make a track day last Monday but it rained before I could get any set-up. And no, slicks in the rain are no fun but it is do-able if you stay out of puddles.