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Old 05-24-2020, 09:41 PM   #1
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looking for twins-focused shops - track prep/maintenance

Hey everyone, relatively new to the area and looking for well regarded shops familiar with the platform, preferably with track experience. I'd like to have some headers installed with and standard track prep - alignment, SS lines, brake fluid and pad swap. Metro west preferred but anywhere in the greater Boston/Worcester area is great.

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I'm told the stock lines are SS and fluid/pad swap is pretty doable on your own. That said any tire shop can do an alignment.
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There's a good alignment shop in Northboro - New England Tire. 100 bucks for a one time alignment, or 200 for lifetime, and most important - they will do whatever numbers you give them, not just 'by the book'. I do all other servicing myself, so I can't help you with shops that specifically have track experience with our platforms.

There's also Flatout Motorsports on Rt 140 in Mendon...they're primarily a spec Miata shop, but I've seen other models in their parking lot. Seem like a decent bunch of guys the one time I stopped in to check them out.
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It's south of where you're asking, but they're good. South Shore Autoworks, Kingston. They have a lot of track experience, along with general maintenance on a WIDE variety of vehicles. I've seen a twin prepared in their shop run at Palmer, and it was quick.
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Theres a bunch of good shops, but the ones that stand out are brentuning for mechanical, and Eastside motoring for body work. They are just the shops with the most Instagram followers, and flashiest websites. Great shops, don't get me wrong, but there are also little hole in the wall places that cater to track cars like fastrack in Peabody. Brentuning dynotuned my s1000rr to 200whp and Eastside installed my widebody. Got an alignment at fastrack after I put in my coils.
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Brentuning dynotuned my s1000rr to 200whp...
Uhh, no disrespect to whoever did your tune, but aren't those like 205 at the crank...? Lol
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Uhh, no disrespect to whoever did your tune, but aren't those like 205 at the crank...? Lol
the 2020 bmw's are probably 205 bhp, the gen 1's (what i have) are like 190bhp , so getting 200atw is a a good % increase. there is inherently less horsepower loss by the time the power gets to the wheels on a bike. cars loose, what, 15-20% of their power by the time it gets to the wheel? i think a gen1 s1000rr baselines at 180 or 185 wheel.
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Lol brenntuning was eviscerated on mazdaspeedforums years ago for having a "320whp" car that got rolled by a 280whp car tuned by a tuner on msf. MSF is down now but I remember people looking at logs from the tune and it was complete shit.


Maybe they're a lot better now?
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the 2020 bmw's are probably 205 bhp, the gen 1's (what i have) are like 190bhp , so getting 200atw is a a good % increase. there is inherently less horsepower loss by the time the power gets to the wheels on a bike. cars loose, what, 15-20% of their power by the time it gets to the wheel? i think a gen1 s1000rr baselines at 180 or 185 wheel.
Yeah, I got almost identical increases on my Aprilia when I installed slip ons and a canned tune from Factory Pro, and some basic airbox mods. Not the same numbers, mind you, but percentage increases from the factory crank numbers compared to at the wheel afterwards. Bike drivelines are very efficient compared to cars.
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It's south of where you're asking, but they're good. South Shore Autoworks, Kingston. They have a lot of track experience, along with general maintenance on a WIDE variety of vehicles. I've seen a twin prepared in their shop run at Palmer, and it was quick.
+1 for SSA. They do all of my track prep/alignment every year. They're extremely well run and perform excellent work. Justin, their owner, is a PCA guy and is very fast on track too. They're primarily a Porsche/BMW/Audi shop but they're great with my BRZ.

I've had great luck with FastTrack in the past too, and they're always at COMSCC events.

I've also had good luck with BrenTuning. They tuned my STI and BRZ.
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