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Offline marleymouse

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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 12:05:32 AM
Yes mate it is really it's also a bit lardy but it's a very good road bike more civilised than a single & comfy..must be my age!...I did hear the bergs were fond of parts but ultra light & great performers..you can't have it all eh..I ride quite a lot of enduro a mate just bought a 2010 fe450 berg stunning motor it would be great with some road rubber ...they did make a 570  would love one but a bit thin on the ground & lots of dough.
Think your trumpet will be very good though has the power & handling with some weight loss it will be a flyer.. :031:

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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 10:08:31 AM
Not a bad price then! Are you going to spend much on it? Alter suspension etc?

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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014, 02:20:03 PM
It already feels like I've spent a fortune.
stuff I've already bought

spare wheels
TRW front disks
pair of front forks
Crash protectors
new fuel tank
Daytona complete rear end
Street Triple R rear shock
TRS nose cone
SES steering limiter
race silencer
rear sets
50t rear sprocket
Plus all sorts of odds and ends.

next thing on the list.
Daytona forks
racetec rear tyre
de-cat and custom map
paint the front and rear to match the tank.
quick shifter

feel free to add that lot up, but I won't. ..I'd be too frightened of riding it on track

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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 05:28:10 PM
Haha I'm much in the same situation. I bought my street for 2k off eBay as slightly tired looking commuter bike. The rear shock snapped whilst I was riding it, which prompted me to fully strip and rebuild it. Had all the frame repainted, all panels etc so I've spent nearly 2k on bits!

What is a steering limiter? Is it like a steering damper??

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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014, 05:42:20 PM
Ha ha .. you can't beat buying really cheap bike and turning it into a really expensive one   :490:

the steering limiter is a couple of alli plates that bolt to the air intake.  Its for a Daytona, it limits the amount lock, so you don't trap your hands against the tank... quite handy if your lock stop has snapped off like mine.
only problem is I can't see how its going to fit with the race nose cone...looks like I might have to butcher it :(
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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #15 on: April 29, 2014, 10:30:06 PM
Just looked them up on the SES website. Love the SES gear, had a set of rear sets on my old hornet. Awesome stuff!

Is the steering limiter and trapped hands only really an issue on a sports bike with clip on bars etc? Or is it an issue you could experience on track even with a street? Or just using one as the steering lock is damaged on your street?

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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #16 on: June 09, 2014, 10:02:36 PM
FINISHED  ... well almost

finally got round to fitting the STR forks I bought a couple of weeks ago and go out for a quick spin.
really pleased with the bike, it handles a treat and sounds fantastic.


just needs to get my trackday bodywork painted and wheels powder coated and we're done..  :490:

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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #17 on: June 10, 2014, 12:51:32 AM
Looking very nice you've done very good job

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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #18 on: June 10, 2014, 07:34:20 AM
Good job!!!
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Re: Turning a CatD ST3 into a track bike
Reply #19 on: June 10, 2014, 08:18:24 AM
Looks awesome, great work! What colour wheels are you going for?