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Old 05-24-2010, 05:57 PM
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Need to change the exhaust!

Well I took the hawk to her first track day yesterday and quickly found a weakness.... clearence. I bought a sent of two brothers from captianchoas, but I need the high mount pipes. Does anyone have them? If not what about making a custom set of them, any tips.

The bike did great other then that!

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Old 05-24-2010, 06:04 PM
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You will drag the header in right handers long before you touch down the low mount exhaust. I've used every bit of tire the bike has to offer and have never touched down a muffler but like always YMMV.
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Can you get you knee on the ground with the stock exhaust?
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:42 PM
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work on your body position first before buying parts to add more clearance.
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Originally Posted by jay956 View Post
work on your body position first before buying parts to add more clearance.

Jay you are right as I looked at the photos more and more I notice that some one put glue on my seat, cause my butt was stuck to it. lol. I will mount the two bros as is.

I have also been thinking of doing the fork and shock mods (hawkrider's and the F4i one) but is it worth it or should I just buy a "power" competitive track bike that has a good factory setup. I am taking my CCS license exam on 6-12 and plan to start competing.
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I have also been thinking of doing the fork and shock mods (hawkrider's and the F4i one) but is it worth it or should I just buy a "power" competitive track bike that has a good factory setup. I am taking my CCS license exam on 6-12 and plan to start competing.[/quote]
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Originally Posted by rackovanz View Post
Jay you are right as I looked at the photos more and more I notice that some one put glue on my seat, cause my butt was stuck to it. lol. I will mount the two bros as is.
hey its a lot to take in when you hit the track for the first time. i dont even want to show the pics of my first track day lol. start by getting your head and shoulders down and to the inside, the rest of your body will follow.


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I have also been thinking of doing the fork and shock mods (hawkrider's and the F4i one) but is it worth it or should I just buy a "power" competitive track bike that has a good factory setup. I am taking my CCS license exam on 6-12 and plan to start competing.
if i were to start racing i would probably get a more popular bike (gixxxxer, r6/r1, 600rr/1000rr). mainly because of parts availability. i crashed at vir couple weeks ago and i just now got all the parts i need. if i had a later gsxr, i would have probably been able to find all those parts at the track.


and yes it is absolutely possible to drag a knee with the stock exhaust.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:21 PM
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Suspension setup is always the best place to start, everyone thinks they need more power, when they haven't taken full advantange of what they already have available. Are there better track bikes out there, you bet, are they more fun, dunno.
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Nice to see you got your tire up to operating temperature.........
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Originally Posted by rackovanz View Post
Can you get you knee on the ground with the stock exhaust?
With no problem at all but you would be better off spending the $$ to get the suspension dialed if you wish to continue running the bike at the track.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:45 PM
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I think I am going to start saving my cash to fine to the Hawk. She is to great of a bike to give up on.
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Suspension, stiffness and brakes are awesome improvements on the hawk.
Dragging a knee is not important to be fast around a track, but makes awesome pictures lol. A bike should not lean more than 45, past this the tires will start loosing their grip, so the center of gravity problem is solved by the rider.
I remember my first track day, I saw the photograph so I thought I could offer some nice knee dragging corners... while it felt like an all out corner given the muscle I had given, I looked like a scooter grannie lifting a buttock to clear a fart...
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