The basic plan calls for starting with stickier tires, fork tuning, an Öhlins shock, ergonomic enhancements, gearing and ironing some wrinkles out of the stock fuel map. I first swapped the stock rubber for fresh Dunlop D211 GPs: a 120/70ZR-17 front ($223.35) and 200/55ZR-17 rear ($349.41). The fat rear is 1.25 inches taller than the original-equipment skin, adding much-needed ride height to increase cornering clearance and speed up steering. I then increased fork spring preload by three turns to where three lines showed on the adjuster. The compression-damping adjusters were screwed in all the way, then backed out six clicks, while rebound was backed out 10 clicks from maximum. Shock spring preload was increased three turns over stock (13 turns from minimum), using the handy hydraulic adjuster. The low-speed compression adjuster was backed out 10 clicks and the high-speed adjuster two turns. This setup works well for a 175-pound expert rider at a fast, reasonably smooth racetrack. And it's surprisingly effective for street riding, as long as you don't mind a firm ride.