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    new to me race bike.


    so im getting into racing/track days and iv been looking good a good bike to start with. i was on craigslist and came across a former penguin ex500. so i emailed the seller about it at the beginning of last week and he told me all about it. so for $800 i figured why the hell not. so now i gotta get the cash. i had a glock .45 laying around that i never use so i figured i would sell that. on Wednesday rolls around and my buddy says he has someone who wants to trade my glock for his S&W 686 .357. i was hesitant because i was not looking for trades just cash. so 10 mins after i sent my buddy that text i get an email from the guy with the ex500. he asked if i was still interested. i told him i was and just trying to come up with the cash. but i asked him if he would be interested in trading the bike for a glock or the .357. well he was interested in the .357. so i texted my buddy back to tell his buddy that ill trade my glock for his .357. so friday i went and picked up the ex500. so for the price of a glock i was able to get a ex500. i think i did well this week.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    I recognize that bike, spent my first year racing against it.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    She Getting there.
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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Ewww. Bomb that engine with some degreaser, can't stand a dirty bike.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Condolences.




    Sorry, somebody had to.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Hey, not for nothing, he never turned a wheel an a track and wants to race.... he got a small "well used" bike to start, relatively responsible in my book. He could have gotten an r1 or s1000 to start on lol

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Hell yeah! That's the bike I started racing on too!

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    When I started racing on 91 I brought a 82 gpz550 out of mothballs to start on. The looks and crap I got was endless until I was kicking butt on it and asked to buy a new bike. Because they where sick of the old crap beating tham... lead to 26 and counting years of club racing. Good luck have fun

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by theducman View Post
    Hey, not for nothing, he never turned a wheel an a track and wants to race.... he got a small "well used" bike to start, relatively responsible in my book. He could have gotten an r1 or s1000 to start on lol
    Not to mention I got it for a great deal.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    That's the proper way to get into racing! Now give it hell John. Pew. pew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    That's the proper way to get into racing! Now give it hell John. Pew. pew!
    The proper way to get into racing is to really just get out and do it safely. I typically enjoy the "riding a slow bike fast" approach, but I realize it's not how we all do it.

    Poopoo, I wish you the very best out there. The memories will last a lifetime.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    That's the proper way to get into racing! Now give it hell John. Pew. pew!
    I'm hoping to make it to the September 8th Class at Loudon

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    The proper way to get into racing is to really just get out and do it safely. I typically enjoy the "riding a slow bike fast" approach, but I realize it's not how we all do it.

    Poopoo, I wish you the very best out there. The memories will last a lifetime.
    In this case, the 500 has a native class (Supersport 500) and a bump class (ULGP) ready to go for it.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    The proper way to get into racing is to really just get out and do it safely. I typically enjoy the "riding a slow bike fast" approach, but I realize it's not how we all do it.

    Poopoo, I wish you the very best out there. The memories will last a lifetime.
    This isn't millenial world. Stop being so damn inclusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    This isn't millenial world. Stop being so damn inclusive.
    but I'm a pretty fucking princess. I'm taking my ball and going home, meanie.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Well got her running good. Shake down ride went well. Just gotta get some tiers and a containment pan and she should be ready. Now time to enjoy the rest of the day .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnpewpew View Post
    Well got her running good. Shake down ride went well. Just gotta get some tiers and a containment pan and she should be ready. Now time to enjoy the rest of the day .
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    dude, I think we are all going to like you.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    You do know you absolutely must enter UNLGP. It's the only cash pay race and only a pussy won't race it.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teamdineen View Post
    You do know you absolutely must enter UNLGP. It's the only cash pay race and only a pussy won't race it.
    I have no clue what the UNLGP is but ....you know fuck it

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teamdineen View Post
    You do know you absolutely must enter UNLGP. It's the only cash pay race and only a pussy won't race it.

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    Shitty McBikeFest lives on!

    I had a blast on my EX racing and track days both. Enjoy!

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnpewpew View Post
    Well got her running good. Shake down ride went well. Just gotta get some tiers and a containment pan and she should be ready. Now time to enjoy the rest of the day .
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    Time to liquidate your portfolio. Racing is... fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Teamdineen View Post
    You do know you absolutely must enter UNLGP. It's the only cash pay race and only a pussy won't race it.
    I ran my SV in the Dash at the Classic. It was worth it for the experience.

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    Re: new to me race bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    I recognize that bike, spent my first year racing against it.
    That one of the Schmidts bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    That one of the Schmidts bikes?
    It is, dunno where the blue one ended up.

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    Mmm yes, I had some fun racing against them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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