So general consensus is that I should track it? Alright then, I can't wait!
I've been thinking of getting a stg 3 jet kit and individual pods on the carbs, what do y'all think? The guys on the bandit forum said if/when it's tuned right, the bike is a beast but I went to a couple of shops around town and I was told to stay away from individual pods.
A stage3 jet kit is a waste for that bike and any other bike that is not heavily modified. A stage3 kit is for bikes that have had displacement increased, valve jobs, cams and a host of other performance mods you bike doesn’t have and doesn’t need.
Additionally you have a small displacement bike. The powerband is going to be peaky enough to begin with. Doing a bunch of performance mods is just going to move the powerband higher and make the bike harder to ride. My advice is leave the motor as stock as possible. You’ll need all the usability the motor to muster starting out.
Save the money you would spend on jet kits, pods and a pipe and put it towards good brakes pads, stainless steel brake lines and good tires. These will help you go faster at the track than a jet kit. After that I’d start looking for suspension if you plan to keep riding this bike on the track. Being the bike is almost 20 years you may have to do a lot of reading and a lot of searching to find decent suspension components.