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yeah you takin some the heat off me......some
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well i am tring to read the posts for more of educational purposes too now that i have a job some upgrades are coming and i have to read up and find out what kind and how much of an extreme i whant to go........i think a killer sprocket change is in order now
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well i am tring to read the posts for more of educational purposes too now that i have a job some upgrades are coming and i have to read up and find out what kind and how much of an extreme i whant to go........i think a killer sprocket change is in order now
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Not to drastic!
well i like wheelies and yes but back to topic



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im an alternate on june 3rd...im stoked. and its free in PA.
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It's $68 bucks in VA and it is well worth it. I just took it about a month ago. It should be required IMO.
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It's $68 bucks in VA and it is well worth it. I just took it about a month ago. It should be required IMO.
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hey guys im just about to get into the street bike racing sceen by the end of this month i want to have i bike. Im 15 and want to start raceing at this track so i wanna get a bike. I have race motocross for the past 7 years and im really fast, im not afriad to be doing 65mph and do a 90ft tripple on my rm 250 2 stroke. im gonna sell both my bike my rm 250 and ktm 125sx and i have some cash laying around soo ill have about 9,500$ for a bike and leathers and gear and a set of slicks and hotbodies exhaust. can you guys give me advice for a bike and not be biased because im new to the road racing and say i should get a 125cc cause ill hurt my self on a 1000cc? So can u recomede something about a 600cc or a 600cc

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post #29 of 92 (permalink) Old 07-06-2005, 01:34 PM
 
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Go with a 600cc, maybe like a Yamaha R6, Gixxer 600, SV, CBR RR....just my

street is way different than dirt, so you may want to learn on something not so beefy right away.
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what about a 750cc or a 1000cc. if you look at there laptimes between a 600 and a 1000 there only off by a few short seconds although a 1000 makes double the torque, so ridibility. well i mean i want to be able on this huge stright at beaverun in pa (the track im gonna go 2) the dudes on the 1000's are hitting 175mph and the 600 are like 150 so do 600's have enought to bring the front up at just over 110mph using the clutch? not like i would want to be a show off but id do a lot of tricks in a parking lot like free style riding when im not racing ex high chair wheelies and circle wheelies


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Still go with the 600 to start off with, most race bikes are 600's anyway.
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take it easy, moto. you're gonna be experiencing a completely different animal with a sportbike. more weight, different center of gravity, different riding position. start out modestly and work your way up. you'll be glad you did.
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take it easy, moto. you're gonna be experiencing a completely different animal with a sportbike. more weight, different center of gravity, different riding position. start out modestly and work your way up. you'll be glad you did.
When I got home from work today he IM'd me, I had a long chat with him about it. I hope I convinced to he needs to start with a 600 class, and not some super sport bike.
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Good!

I was at a motorcycle place today was looking at a bike when a salesman came up with a customer looking at the same bike. It was a Honda CBR 954, I was just admiring it. The guy/kid was interested in getting it, when the salesman asked if he ever rode.

He quietly said 'No'.

I just looked at him, and the salesman tried to tell him to at least take the MSF course and perhaps start smaller. The guy/kid looked at the salesman unconvinced, I chimed in that the class was a lot of fun, and worth every penny. He asked me a few questions which I answered, I then pointed out that it made getting your license easier, NOT A PERMIT, but your license. The salesman heartily agreed.

Then the guy/kid looked at the bike again, the salesman tried to show some other bikes, a smaller bike & a Super Hawk that was sweet. And the guy dipped. I kinda felt like I cost the sales guy a sale, but he thanked me for backing him up on the MSF course. The salesman said he could sell him the bike, but if something happened to him it would bother his conscience.



A salesman said this, I've talked to him before and always thought he was cool. This made me think more highly of him. The guy/kid may have been disappointed, but later he may appreciate such a salesman.

Some people just don't want to hear they may need to take things in steps. It's nice to have people like that salesman, and people here on the boards willing to offer such advice, without beating anyone over the head.

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The kid shouldn't have been looking at a 954 if he'd never rode before for one and two the salesman shouldn't have shown his the 954 in the first place. Good steppin in there and saving his @ss Jaymax
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I couldn't fault the salesman, the guy wanted to see the big bikes and didn't let on to the salesman at first he hadn't ridden. While they were insides looking at new bikes, the guy was looking at ZX 636s & Z1000's, when the suggestion about thinking 'used' came up.

This is what led them to outside where the rest of the used bikes were & me They recently got some guy's '03 CBR that he traded in for a '05 R1 they tricked out. The CBR is sweet itself & if I had the extra change, I'd consider it. I don't think I'm ready for it, but I like to dream.

The salesman can't dictate what a person wants to buy, he can only 'suggest'. I think it's that suggesting that the guy take the MSF class & try something smaller that may have killed the sale. I thought I just backed up/reinforced the idea.

Some people just don't want to hear what they shouldn't do. But if I ever get the chance to pass on any advice that I've gotter here & from other experienced riders, I jump at the chance.
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yeah looks like im convinced to get a 600. im calling around to bike shops in pittsburgh looking for a used gsxr 2005 600 or a new left over model gsxr 600 2004.

if i have $2000 to put into mods that are WERA race legal what should i put it into besides exhaust system?


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Hey Moto... it sounds like you have come around on some better senses. Don't get it messed up... the 600's are fast. And even the "big" boys ride 600's. Look at Twisty... he owns a GSXR 1K but races a Honda 600RR. So it will get ya. Be carefull out there, take a MSF, and watch it. You can be hella fast on the dirt but the street is alot different. If it isn't for the pure difference its all the cagers and the other problems that come up with riding in the city!




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well im a pretty big 15yr old im 6'1 175lbs so i wanted a 1000cc but i guess a 600 will have to do


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well im a pretty big 15yr old im 6'1 175lbs so i wanted a 1000cc but i guess a 600 will have to do
It really is the smartest thing to do.
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