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what else have you got on her?

oliver7.. Why paint it red? It´s already the best color! HA! :D
 

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Here are the mods in order of importance as I see them (this is just MPO)

*Gearing - drop 1t front or increase 2-3T rear.
*Mag-wheels - Lighter wheels are instant performance inhancers. Turning, braking and acceleration are very much improved.
*Exhaust and FiM/PC/ECU/Chip - just to let the sound out. I like Termignoni myself.
*Extented handlebars - Makes turning the bike easier. Less effort makes for easier riding
*Suspension upgrades if you ride alot of track
*Brake upgrade with better brakepads like EBC HH or performance friction
*Slipperclutch or lightweight clutch - free revving engine and better pull. best for "big" engines.
*CF fairings and tank - just to make things lighter.


Now.. These are just my 2 cents.. and they are probably best suited for those of us who ride alot of track time.

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RI749 said:
+1

I followed that list exactly. Were you spying on me?

Err... "I PLEAD THE 5:TH!"

:D :D :D :D :D

Nah.. I just sorta followed the advice of those around me that had more experience then i did.


I´ve used Mag-wheels on the road for a couple of years and i love them. No cracking or anything, but you need to be careful. There are 2 ways to go when getting lighter wheels (well.. 5 to be exact)

Forged or Cast wheels
Aluminium or Magnesium (Or carbon fiber.. or mag/CF but BIG $)

Forged is lighter then Cast
Aluminum is heavier then Magnesium

From "heavy" to "light"
Cast Aluminium
Forged Aluminium
Cast Magnesium
Forged Magnesium
Forged Magnesium/CF
Carbon Fiber

Think about checking forged aluminium wheels, since they are lighter then stock, but have a very good ability to take abuse.

I went for cast Magnesium since i got a great deal, but forged Aluminium is a very good choice.

A few examples of weight.
10 spoke forged magnesium wheels : Front: 6.04lbs, Rear: 7.76lbs
Marchesini 5 spoke cast magnesium: Front - 6.80 lbs, Rear - 8.70lbs
Marchesini Alum Forged 10 spoke: Front: 7.64 pounds; Rear: 9.98
Ducati OEM Cast aluminum 5-spokes (996/998), 9.25 lbs front, 12 lbs rear
Ducati OEM Cast aluminum 3-spokes, 11.5 lbs front, 13 lbs rear

This is the best "bang for the buck" changes you will ever make to the bike. And if you sell it, resale on these usually hold up well. Besides.. If you get a 999, they will fit it also.

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RI749 said:
I was told that forged aluminum wheels are actually stronger than the stock cast wheels.
True. Atleast compared to the OEM 3-spoke wheels.

I´m not sure about the 5-spokes.. Those came in three diffrent types. BiP, Mono and R.
 
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