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Old 12-08-2009, 11:31 AM   #21
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I understand the money part...the rest...racing a 250...I dont get unless you're a kid starting out or a girl....sorry...it was on my mind. I can kinda understand like a kx65 or something of that sort, the powerband makes them appealing to me.

But what do I know? lol
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I understand the money part...the rest...racing a 250...I dont get unless you're a kid starting out or a girl....sorry...it was on my mind. I can kinda understand like a kx65 or something of that sort, the powerband makes them appealing to me.

But what do I know? lol
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:16 PM   #23
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I understand the money part...the rest...racing a 250...I dont get unless you're a kid starting out or a girl....sorry...it was on my mind. I can kinda understand like a kx65 or something of that sort, the powerband makes them appealing to me.

But what do I know? lol
You've obviously never ridden one.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:03 AM   #24
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You've obviously never ridden one.
I don't think he'd fit ...
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, I don't fit either.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:42 AM   #26
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I have yet to experience a track day but I am looking forward to it. The only problem I forsee is power getting out of corners and in the straights. Most bikes (whatever the engine size) with performance tires should be able to handle corners in the same speed correct?

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turn 1 = max speed 35mph turn
bikes should be able to make the turn at maximum speed (35mph) whatever the engine size is however exiting the turn, the bigger bikes would widen the gap between them and the smaller cc bikes.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:44 AM   #27
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.............. good stuff, i knew my bike was good for something.........
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I have yet to experience a track day but I am looking forward to it. The only problem I forsee is power getting out of corners and in the straights. Most bikes (whatever the engine size) with performance tires should be able to handle corners in the same speed correct?

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turn 1 = max speed 35mph turn
bikes should be able to make the turn at maximum speed (35mph) whatever the engine size is however exiting the turn, the bigger bikes would widen the gap between them and the smaller cc bikes.
you'll be fine. The key with the 250 (from my limited track day experiences on one) is corner speed and high revs. I was used to shifting (on the street) at around 5-6K RPM and that killed me at the track untill one of the instructors pulled me aside and told me to wait till 9-10K to shift.
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you'll be fine. The key with the 250 (from my limited track day experiences on one) is corner speed and high revs. I was used to shifting (on the street) at around 5-6K RPM and that killed me at the track untill one of the instructors pulled me aside and told me to wait till 9-10K to shift.
I learned to shift near redline when trying to keep up with the bigger bikes on some rides... In the last fayeteville ride, I was always at 10-12krpm and even redline at 6th gear :(
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Ninja 250 is faster thru turns than most 600's when setup.

Its the straights that kill ya.
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Random notes:

Bigger guys than Brandt have ridden the minis and had fun on them.

The track record is a 1:21.XX for bikes. A very quick lap for a Ninjette rider at Oak Hill would be a 1:36.XX.

OHR surface is patchy, a bit bumpy and screwy looking in spots, but grip is very good. Still an excellent choice for smaller bikes. The track is narrow, so it's not loved by liter bike riders as much.

Keith is a Ninjette guru, both with set-up and on-track skills.

Like Peter said, Jon Broom is a of a nice guy, and making nice progress in his recovery. BTW, the grid marshal Jon bumps wrists with just after he takes his grid spot in the video is his father, David.
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you'll be fine. The key with the 250 (from my limited track day experiences on one) is corner speed and high revs. I was used to shifting (on the street) at around 5-6K RPM and that killed me at the track untill one of the instructors pulled me aside and told me to wait till 9-10K to shift.
Cool, good to know.

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.............. good stuff, i knew my bike was good for something.........
I am going to try and take my lil blue ninja out for a track day next spring. Just have to find one on a Sunday.
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lots of good info in here
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