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2ndlife

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newbie making racer
« on: August 18, 2007, 09:05:06 pm »
trying racing next year and I've got an 05 gsxr 600.I'm at the suspension part and need a lot of help does anyone know of a good shop in SE Wisconsin to help with setup.and any suggestions about steering dampener I'm leaning towards ohlin but someone said Scott's.                                                thanks for any and all help
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007, 08:16:25 pm »
Trackside Engineering or Lithium Powersports. Both good guys.
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007, 09:12:18 pm »
lithium is in Iowa right i could not find out where trackside is do they have a shop. thank you I'll keep looking.
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 09:50:21 pm »
Trackside Engineering or Lithium Powersports. Both good guys.

Trackside Engineering rocks. i don't think he has a real shop. but he sets up shop at the tracks. come to blackhawk in september for the ccs race and he'll be there. big orange canopy. can't miss him.
and scott's is good. so is GPR.
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 12:05:00 am »
I have been told ken@superbikeitalia.com is an ole jet mechanic turned OHLINS mid west supplier-I handed over my speedwerks tuned suspension tragedy- so i can get my hybrid SV  back to a less lifethreatening ride-I have been told by senior listers here that s'all good- he and wife Holly measured  me and my bike at POCONO ( speedwerks STEVE's entire measuring consisted of nothing but "we know what you weigh" It is a tough thing to trust a good outcome of-suspension work,so good luck, but i trust the words of my favorite leathermaker(?) and the well known author (?)...email your needs to ken  have a chat- he is REALcustomer service friendly- I".ll post up the outcome of handling when its done and i can finally get back to the starting line. ... -
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 02:30:28 pm »
both are good... i shipped mine to lithium. its gonna be hard to find a local shop that specializes in suspension
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2007, 04:58:04 am »
Plus one for Ed at Trackside engineering.  Great guy, knows his shit, gives you honest and complete answers about what will work best for you, your riding, your bike, and your budget.

Dampeners?  I picked up a pit bull.  Relatively cheap compared to others...very simple design and adjustment..and one of the better looking ones if you care about that sort of think.
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2007, 11:35:50 am »
Call Lithium Motorsports. (712) 546-7747

You won't find a "local" shop that's well versed in suspension or race bike prep.
Nevermind the distance, shipping is cheap, and Lithium will be trackside at midwest CCS events where you need them most.

Racing is their business, not a hobby or side project. I've been dealing with them since I started racing and I've always been taken care of.
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2007, 06:26:39 pm »
thank you guys it helped alot, now i have at least a good directin to go  :thumb:
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2007, 08:47:18 pm »
Ed (Trackside Engineering - http://www.tracksideengineering.com/) has a shop in Wauwatosa.
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Re: newbie making racer
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2007, 08:23:44 am »
thnx briain for the link i did not know they where 15 min from home  that helps with travel
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