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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    nah, i use sandpaper on Smutty

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    The Pitbull TRS is the shit. I'd like that upgrade as well.

    But at $290 vs $40 for the HF chock, I'm willing to crawl under the trailer with a ratchet and socket when I change the trailer over.

    YMMV.
    Clevis pins work awesome for quickly taking off and putting on a chock. There is no reason it need to be bolted the weight of the bike and straps holding the bike will be more then enough to hold it in place. Get big enough pins and they'll support the bike up right so you can strap it down.

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    You sir just made my life bettah.

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    Glad to help. I used it for 3 seasons on one of my hf chocks to go from 2 side by side to 1 in the middle.

    That said though. I now have a pit bull and pingle set up because I hated climbing under there.

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Track Bike options? sv650, ZX6R, CBR600 F4i..Whats available? I am guessing a healthy number may become available after the racing season ends in October.
    Budget ~2500

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    You gonna make me do the sales pitch thing? Fine.
    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...0-race-TD-bike

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    i know of two 2005 CBR600rr race bikes for sale right now

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

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    i know of two CBR600rr race bikes for sale right now
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    yours and Noel's. unless you know of a third

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    Ah, didn't know you were counting mine

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    I see a lot of bike ads that say that the forks/spring/rear shock are set up for 200lbs riders, I am around 170-175lbs with full gear on. How easy or difficult would it be to have these adjusted, major money?

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Depends who you bring it to. It's about $250~ in springs (I think, maybe less) With mine, the forks should be REAL easy to do yourself, and the shock looks like if you backed the preload all the way off, you could also do it yourself.
    If not, Gmd, advanced traction in ct, or the elka place in pa could square it away.

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    In my half uninformed opinion, if all it needs is a re-spring, then you should ride it for a bit. As long as it isn't wildly over or under sprung, you probably aren't going to notice. Ride it for a bit. Learn the vocabulary. Figure out what you want. Then move.

    Mine was supposedly sprung for someone a solid 50 lbs lighter than I. And the rebound acted like the forks were full of molasses.

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    What are your opinions on R6 as a track bike? There are a few listed on NESR that I am curious about. One within the budget, has the racing #'s 239.

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    They are all sorts of good bikes. Some are better for trackdays than racing because of classes they may not be competitive in their eligible classes, where it doesn't matter for trackdays. R6's are popular, among others. It's really what you want to ride and learn on. Do you wanna go slow on a fast bike like an R6? or learn on a slower bike like an sv or ninja 650 or 300? Have you thought about racing later? What have you ridden in the past? Don't just spin the wheel and buy what it lands on if you can avoid it. A little bit of thought can go a long way to enjoyment on the track.

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    They are all sorts of good bikes. Some are better for trackdays than racing because of classes they may not be competitive in their eligible classes, where it doesn't matter for trackdays. R6's are popular, among others. It's really what you want to ride and learn on. Do you wanna go slow on a fast bike like an R6? or learn on a slower bike like an sv or ninja 650 or 300? Have you thought about racing later? What have you ridden in the past? Don't just spin the wheel and buy what it lands on if you can avoid it. A little bit of thought can go a long way to enjoyment on the track.
    Good advice , this reminds me of the book 'First You Have to Row a Little Boat' . My first choice is a sv650 (parts, familiarity, very commonly found). Reason I asked about the R6 track bike was because I spotted a decent deal within my range, but yes I would rather go fast on a slower bike.

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Karate.Snoopy View Post
    I see a lot of bike ads that say that the forks/spring/rear shock are set up for 200lbs riders, I am around 170-175lbs with full gear on. How easy or difficult would it be to have these adjusted, major money?
    If you happen to wind up with one of those bikes, I'll trade springs with you.

    I have a motard and a GSXR 600 that were both set up for ~175 lb. riders (not even sure the switcheroo would work, or how "specific" spring models are...but maybe I'll start a thread on that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ductard View Post
    If you happen to wind up with one of those bikes, I'll trade springs with you.

    I have a motard and a GSXR 600 that were both set up for ~175 lb. riders (not even sure the switcheroo would work, or how "specific" spring models are...but maybe I'll start a thread on that).
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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Karate.Snoopy View Post
    Track Bike options? sv650, ZX6R, CBR600 F4i..Whats available? I am guessing a healthy number may become available after the racing season ends in October.
    Budget ~2500
    I came across an EX500 racebike with shock, emulators, rearsets, clipons, etc, with spares, spare motor, extra wheels with rains, etc for around a grand last week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    I came across an EX500 racebike with shock, emulators, rearsets, clipons, etc, with spares, spare motor, extra wheels with rains, etc for around a grand last week...
    tempting, do tell

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Karate.Snoopy View Post
    tempting, do tell
    I found it through the EX500 site where you need a login, but here's another ad. Guy used to race it at LRRS, so people here might know him. I emailed him late last week and he still had it, but I'm going to stick with my F4.
    http://weraclassifieds.com/ads/wante...#axzz3DOY00dce

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
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    yours and Noel's. unless you know of a third
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    Figured id throw the motard card out real quick. There rediculously light and fun, there's virtually nothing to damage in a crash, plus they are far more versatile then a sport bike. On top of regular sport bike track days you can run kart/actual supermoto tracks. You can spoon on rains and run flat track and swap knobbies on and get dirty. Then in the winter when everyone is stuck inside you can stud up some tires and hit the ice. Only down side is engine life is a bit more limited. .. Specially on the bigger tracks

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    I have both.. kind of. As most of you know, I bought a DRZ400 last fall and converted it to a motard last winter. I've dragged it to most of the track days I've done this year alongside my SV. Because.. well, I could.

    The DRZ is supposedly a pretty mediocre motard. The SV is arguably a somewhat mediocre sport bike. I figure my perspective is somewhat balanced.

    My DRZ is bulletproof.. but slow. Anyone that has done a track day and been up the ass of a liter bike all the way around a road course just to get completely dusted on the straight over and over again will understand the frustration of riding a truly slow bike at a track day. The SV/Ninja 650r etc at least have some motor in comparison. Yeah, yeah, learn to carry corner speed and pass, all that. True in the long term, tough to live with for the short term. In the more advanced groups the guys on the big bikes are fast everywhere and this is not an issue. In the novice and intermediate groups they are only fast on the straights and an unpredictable brick wall everywhere else. It is frustrating as hell. Better to have something better balanced here.

    My perception is to get a motard with any kind of real power you have to do more maintenance. Meanwhile the SV has the more power and is still idiot resistant.

    They are immensely crashable. Although I finally managed to break mine.
    Prep is mindlessly easy compared to a street bike. But if considering a dedicated track machine, this is a non-issue.

    There are way more sport bikes than motards at most TDs.
    Instructors teach body position on sport bikes, not motards. It's pretty different.
    Although most of the tracks that TD orgs run at around here seem to be sumo friendly. NYST is a godamned blast on one. Possibly more fun than my SV. The wheelie hill alone is sick, retarded fun!

    Both are fun. But both are very different beasts. I would not trade the SV for even a proper sumo for track days. I did seriously think about it for a bit.

    I think the middle/light weight sport/sporty bikes are just a much better balanced choice for track-day doodie. The goldilocks sweet spot, if you will.

    My $0.02.

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    Re: Tracking Items for Track Days, track bike, trailer etc etc

    Bp on a turd is no different, other than ones hands being in a different spot vs clipons.

    That's the only thing from above I have an issue with.
    The flaws in your klxs setup will become more apparent the faster you get. Upgrade as necessary, enjoy as is for now.

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