Been a while since I've been around, I think financial constraints are the bane of all motorsport enthusiasts. Which is exactly what this project is all about! I just in the last 2 weeks bought my self a brand new 2017 non-abs ninja 300, reason I went with new is because I got a good deal of $5,500 which with 1 year rego and the benefit of breaking in the engine my self and that piece of mind that everything is new paying the extra $1000 was well worth the money. I have to say out of the box I like them quite a bit (in terms of "for the price its a good machine to destroy on the track"). There are only to be 5 changes that are going to be made before it goes onto the track. -Fork internals $200 -Tyres ~$400 -Clip-ons $230 -Rearsets $150 -Shock $530 Total spent: including oils, lubes and cleaners etc is about ~7k All of the above has already been purchased but only the front forks have been done. Still waiting for delivery for everything else. The springs I put in the front were 377mm x 29mm straight rate 0.75kg/mm (OEM 0.65kg/mm). Front sag (with stock rear shock with OEM preload setting) was set to 95mm of the 120mm stroke (30%) which was achieved with a preload of about 10mm, (stock preload appears to be about 23mm which is quite high). The rear shock purchased was YSS which comes with a spring that has a rate of 8.2kg/mm (OEM ~9.3kg/mm). Tyres will be Rosso II's after trying both RS10's and Rosso's I preferred the Rosso's. Clip-ons are woodcraft, rearsets are Chinese and thats about it. Will take some photos of some work and bike but its not really a big job mechanically. I have no intention of changing from the stock exhaust or trying to make more power, it will just be off to the track to practise practise practise. Not going to bother with anything aesthetic or light weighting just keeping it as straight out of the box as possible apart from suspension, ergo and tyres. First track day should happen within a month.