Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: South Australia
Conversion to Track Bike
I'm seriously thinking of converting the 12 to a track only bike.
I've thought about this for a long time on and off, and as I have the H2 as well, I don't get to ride the 12 on road as much.
I'd like any input from those who have done this regarding removing all unnecessary gear like lights etc, and if any particular need to alter the electrical system or ok just taking these things off and leaving plug ends as is.
Also, without changing to lighter wheels (which would be good, but another expense), any other tuning/set ups that would help.
I have Racetech internals in front forks, shock is stock (at the moment), have Healtech QS, upgraded Nissin radial brakes and zx14 radial MC. The engine I have covered in previous build thread - basically JE piston/cylinder kit 1287, carrillo rods, stage 2 head work, profiled cams, MTC clutch basket etc etc. I know how it goes against current litre class from track ride days - slow on corners, fast on straights!
I plan on removing as much as possible, and if the bug bites hard enough, then de-register it as a committed track bike.