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Is that picture at Little Talladaga?Hi guys and gals. I spend quite a few days on track and also ride my 2020 MT 09 on the street. I bought the bike used last spring and love it!! I've upgraded quite a bit already but still need to do the ECU flash, brake lines, master cylinder, front & rear suspension, & rear-sets. At least these are the major items left to make it more suitable for the track. Mainly my question is if you had to choose between front and rear suspension for this season, which would you go for and why? My plan is to rebuild the forks using Stoltec piston & re-valving kit with heavier springs and the rear is still up in the air. I'm playing with several ideas, K-Tech Razor R, Penske double clicker, Hyperpro etc... Any help would be appreciated. If it helps at all for the sake of this post, I weigh 240-245 with full track gear on. I'll be riding intermediate this year. View attachment 173770
My thoughts are that if you can only do one at a time, the front end should be first. Especially if you are moving up to intermediate this year, you will be running a bit faster, and more importantly, braking later and harder, and possibly learning to trail brake if you don't already know that technique. Harder braking scenarios is the last place that you want to be without some confidence in the front end.....same with trail braking into the corners.