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Old 03-21-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
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can i do it on a 900r?

after seeing all the peeps have their fun on the track I have caught the bug...
I want to do some track and see what its all about. The question is i own a 2003 Zx9R Kawa and i wonder if its a suitable bike for the track days i want to do. I know its not about competition but would a smaller bike be a better choice to learn the track? a ninja 250? 500? 636? Any body with an opinion?
My Zx9R is stock with the exception of a yoshi slip-on. Just curious as how to approach this future endevouar....

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Old 03-21-2006, 09:44 AM   #2
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it's fine. that bike was winning AMA races 3-4 yrs ago........way over your skill level.
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Roger that. But would i get more out of a smaller bike- you know, get closer to the limits of my skill level? A 250 i could push harder than a 900.
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yes, a smaller bike is a better learning tool. then a 1k
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Your learning curve would be greater with a smaller CC bike, but don't let that keep you from gettin out there. I started doing track days on a 1000 and quickly realized being fast at the track is more about handling than about power, soo I sold it and will be rockin' a 600 this year to try to focus more on technique rather than flat out speed.
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Your learning curve would be greater with a smaller CC bike, but don't let that keep you from gettin out there. I started doing track days on a 1000 and quickly realized being fast at the track is more about handling than about power, soo I sold it and will be rockin' a 600 this year to try to focus more on technique rather than flat out speed.
My thoughts exactly, scorpio. I want to learn the proper technique on a bike closer to my skill level than to be on a liter bike where i am not even close to its potential. Thanks for confiming my hunches.
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i took my 900rr to the track and had fun, but felt i might have had more fun on say a 500cc bike.
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I got the ' bug too.

I'm gonna get some cash together and make it one of these days. Hopefully with the new job I'm getting I can buy my own leathers and some good track tires for the occasion.

I've been wanting some full leathers anyhoo.
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I got the ' bug too.

I'm gonna get some cash together and make it one of these days. Hopefully with the new job I'm getting I can buy my own leathers and some good track tires for the occasion.

I've been wanting some full leathers anyhoo.
you'll be fine for the first yr of trackriding w/ whatever tires are on your bike.
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Your learning curve would be greater with a smaller CC bike, but don't let that keep you from gettin out there. I started doing track days on a 1000 and quickly realized being fast at the track is more about handling than about power, soo I sold it and will be rockin' a 600 this year to try to focus more on technique rather than flat out speed.
this is what i need to do
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My front is getting close to being replaced anyhoo.

And I don't wanna rent leathers.
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