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If I wanted to make the Duc "all track" (as I am growing quite bored with street) what (other than plastics) would I need to do? - How much $$ are Race Skins? - I think I am okay with the Ohliens for my Susp and I am sure it would need new rubber too but what else am I looking at? - From what I have gathered, I am thinking Mirror and Electrical Removal - Tune for Race and such

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You can get Sharkskins for about 900. You'll also want basic crashproofing like frame, axle and swingarm sliders, maybe a set of track oriented pads. Other than that, the Duc is one of the most capable track bikes out there. You've already got top-notch suspension, brakes wheels, etc. There really is nothing worth doing to that bike.

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You can get Sharkskins for about 900. You'll also want basic crashproofing like frame, axle and swingarm sliders, maybe a set of track oriented pads. Other than that, the Duc is one of the most capable track bikes out there. You've already got top-notch suspension, brakes wheels, etc. There really is nothing worth doing to that bike.
So skins, pads, sliders and shoes and I am at about what, $1500.00 or so?

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as far as bike prep, yank the mirrors, (1 bolt) the plate/ lights (7 bolts IIRC)
If you want to be really ambitious, yank the headlight bucket to lose some weight. Its easy enough one you have the front fairing off.

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So skins, pads, sliders and shoes and I am at about what, $1500.00 or so?
Sounds about right. You could also just get rashed OEM stuff on Fleabay. Perhaps not as stylish as you'd be accustomed to, but significantly cheaper.
In fact, I have a box full of rashed 749R panels in my garage that I've been thinking of putting up.

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I am really starting to lean this way - My only real concern is transportation of the bike - I would need to buy a single fold up trailer and a hitch for the VW

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I am really starting to lean this way - My only real concern is transportation of the bike - I would need to buy a single fold up trailer and a hitch for the VW
You can find a Kendon foldup for about 1000ish used. MAybe less. I sold my double rail for less than 1k. The hitch will prolly run you 3-400. You might be better off just renting Sprinter van for trackdays. 1300 is alot of rental and you save wear and tear on you own pimp ride. If I knew then what I know now, that what I'd have done.

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You can find a Kendon foldup for about 1000ish used. MAybe less. I sold my double rail for less than 1k. The hitch will prolly run you 3-400. You might be better off just renting Sprinter van for trackdays. 1300 is alot of rental and you save wear and tear on you own pimp ride. If I knew then what I know now, that what I'd have done.
This is just the kind of 411 I am looking for - Thx Rob

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This is just the kind of 411 I am looking for - Thx Rob

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It'd be nice to some more Ducs out there.

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Glad to help.
It'd be nice to some more Ducs out there.
And I am sure the gixxer 600's would take great pride in passing me as well - It has been almost 6 yrs and 4 bikes ago since I was last on a track on 2 wheels - I would REALLY like to try and make this happen

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And I am sure the gixxer 600's would take great pride in passing me as well - It has been almost 6 yrs and 4 bikes ago since I was last on a track on 2 wheels - I would REALLY like to try and make this happen
Dude, the Duc will make you feel like a superhero out there. It's that confidence inspiring.

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Dude, the Duc will make you feel like a superhero out there. It's that confidence inspiring.
Either that or "hey look at the old slow guy on a Duc" - Kids

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Shit your not old. Talk to out friend Greyhound (Tom) He is 70 years young and is only a couple of seconds behind my times. Also his bike are about 100 times nicer than any of ours.
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Shit your not old. Talk to out friend Greyhound (Tom) He is 70 years young and is only a couple of seconds behind my times. Also his bike are about 100 times nicer than any of ours.
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Do what I do. Get yourself a suit, boots, blue painter's tape and bum a ride with someone. I usually offer to pay for gas and tolls to pay my way to and from the track.

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Do what I do. Get yourself a suit, boots, blue painter's tape and bum a ride with someone. I usually offer to pay for gas and tolls to pay my way to and from the track.
I have all the gear from previous trackdays so I am good there - Just need transport and some goodies fer the Duc

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Just do not crash the Duc, as I will cry with you adding up the replacement parts .
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I remember on my last track day at BHF there was a guy there with a 1098. We were in B group and everyone gave him extra space around the track, no one wanted to pull a Pedrosa/Hayden on the dude with the Duc . He also would back off the throttle half way down the front straight, I didn't blame him one bit for doing that .

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I got as lap timer for ya, it's still like new, never been in a crash.
Thx T - If I do this, you could probably use a Sun Dial to measure my times as I will be too scared to lay this down which is what has always kept me from tracking it - When I had my old SVs, I had one for street and one for track so I never really cared if I layed the track one down (and you can tell by my leathers) but with the Duc, it would play on my mind and I know there is no room for that while on the track - I am just getting VERY bored with street riding - Hence me thinking of a Motard - Skinny enuff to tuck her into the space with the VW and the Duc and cheap enuff for me not to worry - I just want to get on the track next season as you guys seem to be fun and I would enjoy spending time tradin paint with ya'all

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Bug, I am planning on trying this track thing out next year for the first time. I'll go half's with you if you want to rent some transportation. As for being slow, don't worry I am sure you will pass my ass up on my gixxer.

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Thx Lads - Come '08, I will begin saving some $$ (or at least trying to) for a Tard of sorts or just converting the Duc to 100% track

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Huh? - I forgot about that - That frees up some cash - Ron you magnificent bastard

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