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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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1997 f-3 good for track???

is my f-3 good for track?? heard alot of mixed opinions!!!! i know it is older ,,heavier,,and has lower h.p.,.. the bike has a slip on,,, and is basicly stock...24k runs awsome!!! would be proud to ride my older bike ...i love it,,,but also dont want to be a rolling road block...... would it be a bad idea 2 lower it??? any suggestions and thanks 4 the help
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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anybody got a track bike for sale in florida??
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 10:51 PM
 
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Forget everyone else! They know that there are slower people on the track & complain about it anyway. These guys don't seem to remeber where they came from. I say go for it.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2006, 11:01 PM
 
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Yeah, don't worry about being slow. Riders are briefed about this. I'm sure I'll be slow when I go. You knwo...for the first lap or two.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 03:28 AM
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You will find that both on the street and especially on the track... its 90% rider and 10% bike. Get what you want and can afford!




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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 07:59 AM
 
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Or you can sell it to me. That would make one killer stunt bike. Put a nice 15up tooth sprocket in the back and do some slow circle wheelies.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2006, 04:33 PM
 
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Gas Man is completely right. It's more about the rider than the bike. Sure, slower guys with newer bikes will pull away off the corners but the great riders make up time on the brakes and carying corner speed. If it's not a race, don't worry about being slower. If a guy is truly a better rider he will pass you. If he's a D*&$ about it than he's a D*&$. Just have fun. I raced for 2 years and I spent the first half of the first year worrying about holding up the guys behind me. Then I ralized, hey, this is a race, I'm supposed to stay in front of them. Practice days are just that, practice. Don't worry about being the fastest. If you feel like you are holding someone up, pull to the side and stick out your leg or raise you hand so he knows you are letting him by. Have a great time and good luck.
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is my f-3 good for track?? heard alot of mixed opinions!!!! i know it is older ,,heavier,,and has lower h.p.,.. the bike has a slip on,,, and is basicly stock...24k runs awsome!!! would be proud to ride my older bike ...i love it,,,but also dont want to be a rolling road block...... would it be a bad idea 2 lower it??? any suggestions and thanks 4 the help
id never lower a track bike, yur playin with the clearence, and the bike was biult for handling that way on a track, its ok i guess if its a hight issue on the street, but id never lower a race bike, id say its a good choice for a track beater tho, as long as the price is rite . jus my opinion

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