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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-11-2015, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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959 Panigale Track Mods

Just saw a piece from Visordown about what they would tweak on the 959 to prepare it for track days.

Quite an extensive list from Ben Cope.
Engine
-stronger con rods
-a full system
Chassis
-full Öhlins (NIX30 / TTX) or K-Tech (DDS) set-up front and rear
-adjustable damper
-Brembo Z04 pads
-Pirelli SC2 tyres
-Ducati Superpole seat
-adjustable aftermarket foot pegs
-crash protection

Extensive list and very expensive if he does end up going through with all of them but maybe his list will give you ideas on what you can do with your 959.

What will you mod?
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BST wheels will be the first mod this time around. I spent $,$$$ on random stuff on the 899 but i learned my lesson.
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BST wheels will be the first mod this time around. I spent $,$$$ on random stuff on the 899 but i learned my lesson.
Im more curious about the biggest bang for your buck. What things are going to make the bigest impact on your riding.
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Wheels/rims are a good upgrade, but they are expensive.
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Im more curious about the biggest bang for your buck. What things are going to make the bigest impact on your riding.
BST wheels will make a big impact. Its right up there with suspension. Its so good that some races ban lightweight wheels.

For me the brakes on the 899 is probably the worst part of the bike. They are not what i like. The brakes are by no means subpar (some people think they are because after a certain riding limit they actually hold you back). I prefer brakes with a different feel. I think the reviewers say they are using the same brakes so this may be the first mod before the wheels.

Next is probably an autoblipper by tuneboy. I hope they make one for the 959.

Depending on clutch feel, a slave cylinder.

A upgraded steering damper.

i haven't gotten to the point of outriding the suspension yet so that would be last for me. ohlins fgrt, nix30 cartridges/ttx, or Mupo K911/ab1

Going to try the Pirelli Superbike Pro 180/55 on dtc2.

Contact Yaman to see if the rapid bike on the 899 can be fitted to the 959.

This is probably my list until something pops up down the line.
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BST wheels will make a big impact. Its right up there with suspension. Its so good that some races ban lightweight wheels.

For me the brakes on the 899 is probably the worst part of the bike. They are not what i like. The brakes are by no means subpar (some people think they are because after a certain riding limit they actually hold you back). I prefer brakes with a different feel. I think the reviewers say they are using the same brakes so this may be the first mod before the wheels.

Next is probably an autoblipper by tuneboy. I hope they make one for the 959.

Depending on clutch feel, a slave cylinder.

A upgraded steering damper.

i haven't gotten to the point of outriding the suspension yet so that would be last for me. ohlins fgrt, nix30 cartridges/ttx, or Mupo K911/ab1

Going to try the Pirelli Superbike Pro 180/55 on dtc2.

Contact Yaman to see if the rapid bike on the 899 can be fitted to the 959.

This is probably my list until something pops up down the line.
Yeah, the autoblipper (no need of touching the clutch whist downshifting) is practical, safer and reduces fatigue.

It is around 1100€ I believe, VAT incl. The one from blipbox:

Tested: Blip-Box Throttle Blipper for Ducati 1199 Panigale -
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I'd like to know why he's recommending new con rods to the casual tracker...
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Wheels/rims are a good upgrade, but they are expensive.
Yup. Reason why I don't see it being a common enough move to make, usually a lot of other areas get attention before wheels.

Can always change color of the wheels, easy and cost effective way to get a slightly different look going on.



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I'd like to know why he's recommending new con rods to the casual tracker...
He says the con rods were an issue in the 899.

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few of the 899s suffered in this area and it's worth sorting if you plan on frequently bouncing into the limiter.


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Probably something that has been keeping people away from the 899 and that trend might not get any better.



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