Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Central Coast, CA
I'm sure I'll have to be careful to not make too many initial judgements.
The front calipers are Tokiko calipers from a 2015 CBR1000RR, so they are essentially the same as the N1K and H2. New Carbon Lorraine pads. Freshly scuffed Galfer rotors. Brembo RCS set to 19x18. Braided lines. In the rear is a Taiwan caliper hanger with Brembo caliper from an Aprilia, Carbon Lorraine pads and braided line. New BT-016 tires on Carrozzeria wheels.
I'll quickly get 100 miles on the new tires by heading over to my buddies at Kyle racing that freshened up my 25mm Ohlins cartridges, Ohlins pre-TTX shock and Ohlins damper to help me set the sag on the bike.
Not only will the the top bar screw with weight bias, these sharkskins, fill titanium header with carbon can as well as wheels are much lighter. It is well known that the 05-06 GSXR1000 suffers from too little trail on the front end. This mostly impacts racers, making the bike not want to finish a corner and run wide. One counter to this is to push the forks down in the triple, which for me is accomplished by the top triple sitting 4mm down, the Ohlins caps being 7mm taller than the end of the fork tubes and the top triple is 4mm thinner than the OEM triple with the caps running flush to the top. This effectively gives me 15mm longer forks. I'm thinking this will be plenty, especially with this being a street bike. Most racers run extended fork caps to accomplish this.
I can't wait to get out there!