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Old 06-09-2011, 12:40 PM   #21
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or someone with friends in the right places

I don't have any of those :(
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:45 PM   #22
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i agree that it wouldn't be hard. from my buddies bike, all he would need to do is add a 2 piece upper/lower, fab up some brackets, and go race.
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I'm a fairly good mechanic, but I'm nowhere near the point where I can flippantly say things like "just fab up some brackets."
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when I say fab, i mean, take a flat piece of aluminum, drill two holes, bend it in the middle. voila.

i've seen all sorts of bodywork mounted to naked bikes that way.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:30 PM   #26
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this kinda sucks, it has me hunting craigslist for a 450 lol
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this kinda sucks, it has me hunting craigslist for a 450 lol
one on cl for 1300. Might need some head work and a topend.
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no biggie, i used to race quads and did all my own work. but alas, i have to finish my gs1100 first
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I guess I should have defined "exist" as "run at a track I can drive to and back in one day." I really don't feel like driving all the way to Barber (closest WERA event I know of) just to use a bike. Kinda defeats the cost-effectiveness of the class.
Barber is a nice track and great facility, but there's no need to make the drive just for WERA. A SOS or 450 SS can run in several CMRA classes. It doesn't have it's own class, but it's eligible for others and would work well in them. Heck, even in WERA there's only a few of these kicking around, so it's not like you're going for the competition. (By the way, Motards can run several classes within CMRA, too. They do have their own class, though.)
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Barber is a nice track and great facility, but there's no need to make the drive just for WERA. A SOS or 450 SS can run in several CMRA classes. It doesn't have it's own class, but it's eligible for others and would work well in them. Heck, even in WERA there's only a few of these kicking around, so it's not like you're going for the competition. (By the way, Motards can run several classes within CMRA, too. They do have their own class, though.)
Linz, did you just tell Blake to get off the couch and race?
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I have other bikes than the tard. With my fat on them none is competitive in the classes they're legal for, except the tard.



That being said, Linz has seen me ride....I'm not fast enough to race. Or at least there's no point in blowing $75 to finish 25 of 37 in superstock C novice.
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Linz, did you just tell Blake to get off the couch and race?


I'm all the time telling someone to do something, it seems.
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I have other bikes than the tard. With my fat on them none is competitive in the classes they're legal for, except the tard.



That being said, Linz has seen me ride....I'm not fast enough to race. Or at least there's no point in blowing $75 to finish 25 of 37 in superstock C novice.
Racing for the last place is still fun. A typical TD at TWS (Texas World Speedway) would cost you about 150 bucks. If you enter 3 classes, you would pay around 165 bucks and ride those three races and the three practice sessions, which would be more a less the same as doing a TD.

After racing, TDs are just not the same anymore.
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Racing for the last place is still fun. A typical TD at TWS (Texas World Speedway) would cost you about 150 bucks. If you enter 3 classes, you would pay around 165 bucks and ride those three races and the three practice sessions, which would be more a less the same as doing a TD.

After racing, TDs are just not the same anymore.
I'd feel like a chump racing for last place. I don't want to be the guy that the frontrunners about having to lap in a sprint. I won't even bother until my laptimes put me at mid pack.
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suspension linkage ratios are pretty critical to the performance of the rear suspension.
It isn't just a case of moving mounting points and new "bones" if you're going to do it right..........
just saying.......

One must do thing ime is threadlock and plenty of it
everything seems to viabrate loose at some point on a single racer
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