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So I wanna turn my R7 into a semi race bike (where I can still drive it on the street). What are some upgrade options I should look in to?

My main concerns are since these are the most noticable changes in regards to feel:
  1. ECU flash or aRacer ECU replacement
  2. Suspensions
    1. Ohlins or others (open to suggestions)
  3. Tires
    1. Pirelli Rosso 3
    2. Pirelli Rosso Corsa 2
Second upgrades are:
  1. Chain and sprockets (what do yall run)
  2. Clip ons
  3. Rearsets
I am trying to keep everything under $2000-3000 at first.
 

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How much do you weigh? If you are 150lbs stay with the stock suspension for now. If you are 300lbs, re-spring. You could drop your budget easily on an upgraded suspension alone. Cheaper forks carts and a fully adjustable rear shock off of something else perhaps. There are options.

Are you talking look like a racer or actually do track days and race? If you are talking track or canyons, an ECU flash would definitely help. You would want to pick a new exhaust first, that can be a grand easily. Losing the stock exhaust is a good drop of weight! Have you ever ridden a track? If so what group/pace?

Where are you located? You may be near others who are doing the same and can recommend places, shops, etc.

Just a few initial questions to get this started. Welcome!!
 

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For your second round desires....

Second upgrades are:
  1. Chain and sprockets (what do yall run) I run a 520 chain, 15 front, stock 42 rear sprocket.
  2. Clip ons I really like the stock position. I'm 6', my son is 6'5", we like the stock position.
  3. Rearsets Same as the clip on's, I like the stock position. I did change the footpeg though, switched to the EVOL Technology peg which I really like and run on a couple bikes. Amaziong grip on your boot at every angle. I altered a Puig adapter and made a spacer so it works with the stock mount. Folds up and everything.
 

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Ok your budget you just listed is what I spent in suspension just a fair warning. I would delete the abs first and go steel braided brake lines and upgrade the brake pads. Along with better brake fluid I use castrol srf racing. Then bodywork but when you get bodywork you will need an exhaust because the stock one will not work with the bodywork. That will get you on the track and able to race. Then I would get some case covers as well but to answer some of your questions I have an aracer ecu kit and I like the system. They have great customer support (fair warning it’s not plug and play you do have to swap like 4 pins around it’s super easy). I am running evol tech rearsets and clip ons when they get here. Steve’s product is hands down best product on the market. He has spent a lot of time in developing his stuff and his parts hold up. I run vortex sprockets (15 f and 41-45 r) with an ek 3D chain. Then tires I’m going to tell you dunlop all the way but that’s my preference.
 

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I've got all year, maybe all next as well to prep for racing. I'm spreading out my upgrades mainly due to cost so I can also train/run trackdays all season.

I went with FTEC's ABS delete and brake lines as my main priority for this season's prep. I'm recording videos of the progress and hope to have some up asap.

I'm currently disconnecting the lights and figured I'd see how much of a pain in the ass it would be to remove them entirely.
  1. To be frank, it's a pain in the ass
  2. I've never seen so many plastic retainer clips on a single bike in my life
  3. I've got no current solution for covering the holes for the absent headlight, running lights and brake light
  4. I'll probably just tape them up, button everything up and call it a day until I can get fairings
Throughout this training season I plan to upgrade the rear-sets, sprockets, chain, clip-ons and add a steering dampers to the bikes.

Winter 2022 will be Suspension upgrades, ECU and possibly fairings. I want to get to know the bike before adding power (I'm no Rossi).
 
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