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Old 01-03-2008   #1
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Where to Find Race Parts ?

Was wondering if anyone knew of a web sites that sells race parts for bikes? Plastics, suspension, tires etc.
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Old 01-03-2008   #2
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

The first thing I would do would be to check out the WERA board for used stuff.
Ebay is also a decent source, but as with all things eBay, be careful.
Motorsport.com is not bad.
Don't overlook what your friendly local bike shop can do. My guys regularly get me stuff for less than I can get it on the net. More importantly, they help me out a lot with their expertise, which is priceless.
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Old 01-03-2008   #3
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

figure out what plastics, suspension, etc makers you want to go with and google them to find their site. from their site you can find distributers. if you want to know brands that are good/cheap ask on forums, bike shops, etc.. and look them up on the web. or you can just do a simple generalized search for a type of part you're looking for.
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Old 01-03-2008   #4
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

This place is very good to deal with and can help you with your race setup

http://www.indysuperbikes.com Very fast service and very knowledgeable.

If you can ask for Chris he is a WERA racer himself.

But pretty much any online bike store can get you your Suspension stuff and plastics these days.
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Old 01-03-2008   #5
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

-Suspension - New - Buy from Ducati of Indy
-Race bodywork - New - Buy from Hotbodies direct for cheap stuff and a place like Attack or Sharskin direct. They have racer programs or buy from a supporting dealer...
-Race Tires - New - Buy from a trackside vendor. Supporting them is essential in getting the best service and the tires are better than if you had a dealer buy them from Parts Unlimited or Tucker as they aren't as fresh.


Everything else, buy from www.wera.com

If you want used stuff above instead of new (I recommend) buy again from www.wera.com Don't waste your time on Ebay unless you know exactly what you want. A lot of good spares can be had for cheap if you are savvy enough. But, typically, race stuff is best bought from a racer site and used can be less than 1/2 or new a lot of times and just as good...
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Old 01-03-2008   #6
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

what we building? GSXR?
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Old 01-03-2008   #7
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

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what we building? GSXR?

GSXRs and SVs are great choices because the availability of parts is substantial. FZRs, CBRs, etc. are tougher because they are not technically "rare", but not as prominant at the track and therefore tougher to find deals on used stuff...
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Old 01-03-2008   #8
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

if you are looking for some general knowledge of available stuff
www.kneedraggers.com is a OK place to find stuff, but buyer beware. their prices are a touch on the expensive side.

these guys have deals offered to some messageboards and who doesn't love free shipping? I've delt with them, I give them my approval.
http://www.motomummy.com/store/home.php

and one more,
http://ussuperbikes.com/

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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

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what we building? GSXR?

We building a Frankenstein bike....Yamakawhondazuki..duc? Maybe leave the duc out. I heard if you feed them Alka Seltzer they explode. Just kidding. If I find another zx7, i might just put my Gsxr1000 on the track. Although the ninja probably would handle better.

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Old 01-03-2008   #10
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

I would put money that the GSXR 1000 would handle better then a ZX7. Can't remember what the last upgrade was for the ZX 7 was.

I am basing this on the own experience that I built a Kick Butt 98 CBR 900 and even with all the goodies still didn't have the crisp feel and handling of my 01 GSXR 1000.


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Forks re-done Race Tech internals (though never quite felt smooth).
Penske Rear double CLick Shock.
Raised Rear Ride height to compensate and little extra for 17 in front
17in front Carozziera conversion w/ Rear Forged Al. (I would estimate loss of 15-20lbs of rotating mass. Rear with Rotor, sproket, carrier and tire still weighed less then just rear rim alone.
Custom Cut rear rotor.
EBC prolite rotors up front.
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

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I would put money that the GSXR 1000 would handle better then a ZX7. Can't remember what the last upgrade was for the ZX 7 was.

I am basing this on the own experience that I built a Kick Butt 98 CBR 900 and even with all the goodies still didn't have the crisp feel and handling of my 01 GSXR 1000.


CBR Low down:

+3 over bore for 997cc
Complete head work
Supercrank made from stock crank.
Carillo Rods
FCR 41mm Carbs all got RWHP up to 160.

Handling:
Forks re-done Race Tech internals (though never quite felt smooth).
Penske Rear double CLick Shock.
Raised Rear Ride height to compensate and little extra for 17 in front
17in front Carozziera conversion w/ Rear Forged Al. (I would estimate loss of 15-20lbs of rotating mass. Rear with Rotor, sproket, carrier and tire still weighed less then just rear rim alone.
Custom Cut rear rotor.
EBC prolite rotors up front.
HyperPro Steering damper
GP Shift Modification

Aesthetics:
Carbon Fiber Bodywork (sorry MPH I know it was crappy fit).
Carbon look rear Hugger
Tail Eliminator
I had a 00 zx7 and I know for a fact I was way faster on that than my current 03 gixxer 1k. The zx7 was all stock except for the exhaust. The gixxer is all stock.
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Old 01-04-2008   #12
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

look on the wera forums and buy the stuff used. it will cost you less than half of what it would cost to build a track bike with new stuff. hell, for that matter just buy a used race bike from someone. it would be way cheaper than trying to build one. trust me.
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Old 01-04-2008   #13
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

It would be a good idea to leave the Kaw parts off. You do wanna finish the race doncha??
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

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I had a 00 zx7 and I know for a fact I was way faster on that than my current 03 gixxer 1k. The zx7 was all stock except for the exhaust. The gixxer is all stock.
Maybe, just maybe if you put a (matching) set of NEW tires on it, finish the suspension work and get it back to stock. You might pick up a little pace. Kind of an unfair comparison when the GSXR has be modified (Lowered in the rear and front) and has been running on mix match used tires. The GSXR has been handicapped.
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Re: Where to Find Race Parts ?

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I had a 00 zx7 and I know for a fact I was way faster on that than my current 03 gixxer 1k. The zx7 was all stock except for the exhaust. The gixxer is all stock.
No way. Not meaning to start a debate on this, but an 03 GSXR1000 would kill a 2000 ZX7 stock to stock. Hell, even in race trim, the ZX7 was only ridden by one spirited man that made it look good - EBoz... Anyone else, it was a pig and took a LOT of muscle to move around.

If your 1000 is lowered and such, it isn't stock. It would handle worse than a cruiser in the corners...
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