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FZR 600 as a track bike

My buddy has a bone stock 1992 FZR 600 in mint shape with only 5k miles. This was a first learner bike and he's now moved on to bigger and better things. The bike is in flawless mechanical shape and is not really worth selling for $1500-1800 he can get for it, so he's pondering converting it into something usable on the track.

So, first of all, is a 92 FZR600 a good candidate for a track bike, and, if so, what needs to be done to it? Keep in mind, it has an 18 inch rear rim, so there isn't alot of good rubber available for it..

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 09:23 AM
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To do anything more than track days, he'd need to dump some serious cash into it. That said, the motor is bulletproof, you can cram 90 rwhp out of the little thing if you've got the cash.

With those rims, finding tires at a track day would be tough. Honestly, I'd either keep it for a fun street/track bike (nothing serious) or sell it outright.
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I think there's a wheel that will drop in that's 17" but, I don't know where I would have seen that information. If you can't find that you could have a company in California graft a 17" rim to your existing hub and spokes. The company is Kosman. They can also make your rim wider, up to 1.5". But they are good bikes.

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There is a 17" wheel that drops in, but it is rare and fairly expensive. Off the top of my head I can't think of it and the fzrarchives are down right now. When it comes back up I'll take a look.
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Thanks for the tips. Just to clarify, the intent is casual street and track day use -- absolutely nothing serious or competitive.

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Perfect bike for fun track days...mine will eventually be switch to track duty once I upgrade to a newer bike
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There is a 17" wheel that drops in, but it is rare and fairly expensive. Off the top of my head I can't think of it and the fzrarchives are down right now. When it comes back up I'll take a look.
doesnt the 17" rear off a bandit400 fit? I think so.

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I'm pretty sure either the gsxr 600 17" or the cbr 600 f3 17" can be fitted onto that bike.

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