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Old 08-05-2009, 08:21 AM   #21
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I would love to do tmgp ... is there a class for really slow, old, overweight engineers?
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I would love to do tmgp ... is there a class for really slow, old, overweight engineers?
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Sweet! I'm in! .... What's F7?
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Sweet! I'm in! .... What's F7?
110cc 4 strokes or 50cc 2 stokes.
It's where all of overweight old slow pokes race.
Still plenty fun though.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:33 AM   #26
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Hey I fit that description exactly. I'll be looking for an F7 bike when my old Honda sells.

If I can get set up for the last TMGP race in November of this year, I'd get the required sprint races out of the way and be able to do endurance next season. May be looking for other old, fat and slow guys then.
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Hey I fit that description exactly. I'll be looking for an F7 bike when my old Honda sells.

If I can get set up for the last TMGP race in November of this year, I'd get the required sprint races out of the way and be able to do endurance next season. May be looking for other old, fat and slow guys then.
haha! Look me up when you're ready ... old fat slow pokes Unite!
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yes, but i sure would hate to ride that amongst all the other bikes that grid up. keeping that thing pretty out there might get expensive.
Thats why I'd buy one that was ugly to begin with
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thought you were planning to use it on the street as well.

i would go the mini-motard route...it's by far the most inexpensive.
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Bikes (F7) (race ready):
Honda NSR50 - $1300-1800.
Honda NSF100 - $2000-3000.
Honda CRF100 - $1500-2500.
Ka/Su KLX/DRZ110 - $1300-1900.

Bikes (F6) (race ready):
Yamaha TTR125 - $1500-2500.
Kawasaki KX60 - $950-1200.

Bikes (F5) (race ready):
Kawasaki KX65 - $1700-2500.
KTM SX65 - $1900-2500.

Fee Structure:
Sprints - 1st Race $35, 2nd Race $15, 3rd,4th,5th.. $5/each.
Typical Sprint Day consists of 4-5 class entries so expect to pay $60-65.

Maintaince Structure (for the year based on attending 8 out of the 9 race weekends):
- Tires $ 100-200 (12 inch)
- Tires $ 60-280 (17 inch)
- Oil $ 225 (2 stroke/4 stroke)

Podium or Experience - what ever your goals are costs are'nt THAT much different. Costs can high when you start racing "built" motors. Be ready to add $1000 extra every 6 months of that...

For starting out - I'd recommend sticking to motards, they crash well, are easier to ride (specially if your anything over 5'8), the tire options are easily available, and help is every where in the pits - from parts to trick bits.

The most common bike for the past two years has been - a Kawasaki KX65.
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thought you were planning to use it on the street as well.

i would go the mini-motard route...it's by far the most inexpensive.
I might ride it on the street a little, but I'm not averse to riding a POS.

I don't know if I'd want to go mini-motard as I'd like to use TMGP as a "trainer" for CMRA. Not sure if the riding position lessons taught by a motard transfer well to sportbikes?
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you can always race a smaller displacement gp chassis in CMRA.

i wouldn't say that mini-motards would take away from sportbikes at all.

as a trainer for CMRA, i'd hunt down a rs125 chassis and cram any motor within that based on what class you would want to race.
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you can always race a smaller displacement gp chassis in CMRA.

i wouldn't say that mini-motards would take away from sportbikes at all.

as a trainer for CMRA, i'd hunt down a rs125 chassis and cram any motor within that based on what class you would want to race.

so basically........an RS50?
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so basically........an RS50?
I've owned/ridden an RS50 at TMGP.

Its a - @ TMGP tracks. Your better off with an NSR50 or NSF100. PM me I know someone with a NSF100 bad one with lotsa spares for sale...

As far as transfer from minis to biggies goes - they all transfer. I ride the NSR50 and the KX65 and the CRF100 all the same way I do with my R6. There really is no difference even if your on a tard frame... you ride them all GP style.

Unless you decide to ride motocross style, there is no difference.
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so basically........an RS50?
not for the kart track.

and i would much rather think rs100, rs150r, rs60, rs65 (from the honda line of Ride Smart bikes)


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do they have any class you can ride a modded crf50?
As long as that "modified" crf50 is displacement wise under 111cc, you can ride it in:

Scooter
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