I'm building my street 675 into a track bike. This season I did my first trackday at Zolder (Belgium) and damn it is addicting. So I did another trackday but that day didn't took long
couldn't ride for 6 months because of a broken wrist and finger. So no more trackdays for 2011...
The fun of street riding is almost gone and I was thinking about selling my 675 and get a track bike. But I really like my 675 and sometimes I still ride on the streets. I only ride in Germany because of the nice roads, riding in the Netherlands just sucks. So I decided to keep my 675 and build into a "cheap" trackbike.
I made a list of things to do for the next season so I have a nice bike to ride on the track
This is the victim. A stock 2008 Daytona 675.
After I crashed the bike at the track, I took everything apart and gave it a service. New K&N oil filter and some Motul 300V engine oil (sweet nectar of the gods what does that oil smell good). Still need to replace the coolant but I will do that after I placed the new coolant overflow bottle. Checked the valve clearance and removed/disabled the exup valve. Because adjusting the "old" chain was impossible (former owner probably didn't know how to service a chain) I have put a new DID chain set on the bike. Also the suspension springs got replaced for some Wilbers springs and the bike is adjusted and serviced by my local suspension tuner. I already have bought a set of damaged track fairing, that I need to repair.... again....sanding for the win
and give it a repaint. And last but not least, a set of fresh Pirelli's.
Because I'm a beginner I'm not going to spend hundreds of euro's/dollars/whatever on a expensive exhaust system and other pimp parts that will give me maybe 5Hp more. The bike is still allot faster then me. I can better spend the money on crash protection, small suspension tweaks, replacement parts in case of a crash, trackdays and uuuuh....moar!! trackdays. And of course some free mods (see sig)
This is it for today. Still waiting for some parts (clipons, rearset etc)
will keep you updated