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just say I bought a new R6. What do I need to do to it to go racing? How good are the stock suspension? Do I have to get an exhaust system?

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You need to slide the fork tubes up.

Get a power commander.

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You need to slide the fork tubes up.

Get a power commander.

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be serious for once in your life man! I'm serious! For real bro this is a serious question. Something seriously bit me in the ass yesterday on my way home and I'm seriously thinking about racing.

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be serious for once in your life man! I'm serious! For real bro this is a serious question. Something seriously bit me in the ass yesterday on my way home and I'm seriously thinking about racing.
I was serious once and I died, so never again.

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so how good are modern 600s as far as suspension and shit? The last 600 I rode was a 89 FZR600

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Ken, I'll take a 25% commision on that sale.
man I ain't trying to buy no old ass bike although it's dope but not for racing.

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so how good are modern 600s as far as suspension and shit? The last 600 I rode was a 89 FZR600
How much do you weigh?

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a 2010?

Sounds like it's a redesign so I wouldn't do anything to the exhaust until next year when the pros figure it out. Isn't most modern suspension pretty good out of the showroom these days? Just lots of dial in time.

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you'll want to respring it at a bare minimum, and you're pushing the need for upgraded valving.

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Did you just call him a fatty?

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This is serious business! I haven't paid attention to the gay ass 4 strokes in decades. I know almost nothing about modern street bikes. If I gotta buy a bike for 10k and dump another 5k into it, that's fucking gay.

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just steal one that's what everybody else does
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It seems like most 600's max out their preload adjusters around 165lbs

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so in other words I need to buy a dope ass ohlins shock for the rear, a cartridge kit for the forks, bodywork, exhaust system, some ecu controlling thing, a quick shifter, steering damper.

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That is just criminal...you have to be a twig or skinny midget.

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R6 is pretty darned nice out of the box.

It is sprung for a 140lb rider if I recall, so you'll need to respring it.

Other than that, it is ready to ride. As a stock bike, it will handle FAR better than prior years bikes that were all set up.

When you are ready to go farther, put a PC in it, quick shifter, and then an exhaust system. Wanna go full bore? Then add the Penske or Ohlins suspension.

The new R6 rides nicer than my GSXR600, it turns GREAT. Much more of a "front" riding bike, which is perfect for a rider of your background.

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damn is it even worth going the 600 route? How competitive you think a stock 600 motor will be?

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R6 is pretty darned nice out of the box.

It is sprung for a 140lb rider if I recall, so you'll need to respring it.

Other than that, it is ready to ride. As a stock bike, it will handle FAR better than prior years bikes that were all set up.

When you are ready to go farther, put a PC in it, quick shifter, and then an exhaust system. Wanna go full bore? Then add the Penske or Ohlins suspension.

The new R6 rides nicer than my GSXR600, it turns GREAT. Much more of a "front" riding bike, which is perfect for a rider of your background.

What he said. To start. Spring it and have it setup for compression and rebound. Then ride the snot out of it. Get some good tires.

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then the exhaust and power commander.

You can go a LONG way on the stock bike with the suspension sprung and setup. After that, where you spend your money depends on the what you want out of it.

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damn is it even worth going the 600 route? How competitive you think a stock 600 motor will be?
With your lousy riding skills? Get a gixxer600 and stuff in a 750 motor, it's your only hope.

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Stock motor is plenty strong.

You'd be amazed at how well that bike rides STOCK.

The other upgrades are just the logical progression.

PLUS, you have been out of racing long enough that now you come back as an amateur. You, on a stock 600 in amateur?! You'll kill the field with a stock bike.

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