Hey all, considering turning my 2010 street triple (standard) into a race bike. I did have it out on the track last year and it was a blast. My Ducati racebike project is now looking too "nice" to throw down the track... the ST3 would be fun, the class has more riders than what the Ducati would race in its category, and I was thinking I'd turn it into a winter project with my students (I'm the principal of an elementary school up in Canada, with access to the local High School power mechanics shop). I've built 2 cafe racers with the kids that we then auctioned off. This would be a bit selfish as it's my bike, but the kids would still have fun and learn a lot (as would I).
As it stands, the bike has 32,000 kms on it and runs like a peach. Should do a valve check before next season...
Has driven rearsets (I run reverse shift, and have since I started racing 20 years ago)
I have an arrow header and some link pipes to create a custom exhaust, much lighter than stock. There is a Triumph dealer in my province again now, so I'd start there with the Arrow lowboy tune.
CBR 600RR rear shock. This is so much better than stock and I feel passable as a race shock.
What I'd like to add:
Race bodywork -- there is a place in the UK that will ship me a triumph cup set -- upper with intake and clock mount, bellypan, and seat... for $775 CAD
Question: will a Daytona superbike seat fit an ST3 rear subframe? This would save me a bit of cash from buying from the UK and shipping isn't cheap of course.
Adjustable forks -- from an ST3R or a Daytona
Question: will 2012 or 2015 Daytona forks fit in my triples, or should I get 2011 Daytona forks or older?
Most forks on ebay come without calipers, so I'll use R6 calipers and spacers as I've used those on a lot of my twins cup bikes (and I have the caliper rebuild tool)
I'd need to factor in some other parts, but having raced for so long I've got an R6 master kicking around, and a pile of stainless brake hoses I could use. The bike itself is just so light compared to the other bikes I've had I feel that with some seat time I could surprise a few 600s, and when it rains, the bars might be a significant advantage.
Might even involve the arts teacher and see if kids want to design the paint scheme for it...
The mechanical side doesn't concern me at all -- just wanting to be sure I have my information correct before I start spending money. Can someone talk me in or out of this idea? Remember, it's for the kids....
I might be able to recoup some cash as it also has a Corbin seat (incredibly comfortable) and some oem parts that are still in good shape.