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Old 11-02-2011, 03:09 AM   #21
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Don't knock what u haven't tried? Get real, theres a reason y u don't see these at the track. parts, plastic hardware , no aftermarket following (not talking about pit bikes) and their suspensions are probably filled with water

Just get a ex250 or an old SV. There are some already set up for that price around especially after track season....
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:38 AM   #22
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http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/2673897311.html
http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/2659290358.html
http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/2626836758.html
http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/2673393953.html
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcy/2648892018.html

i cant find the ad now but there is an sv (im pretty sure it was an sv) that has a lot of extra parts and wheels and just loads of stuff for a good price.

oh and this guy has got the BALLTEAX tires, which have the highest dry ball sack grip rating
http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/2618097493.html

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:38 AM   #23
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May be pending sale but....

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P.S. Plus when you figure out how to ride it... you can teach me lol!
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:58 AM   #24
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Don't knock what u haven't tried? Get real, theres a reason y u don't see these at the track. parts, plastic hardware , no aftermarket following (not talking about pit bikes) and their suspensions are probably filled with water
Agreed. If the OP is worried about binning a bike then he should make sure he at least gets a bike that has readily accessible parts for when that wreck happens. Doesn't do you much good to have an $1800 bike that you can't replace broken bits. A solid supply of used parts is good to have access to for keeping costs down. There's a reason the GSXR is highly popular among track riders.

Then there is the inevitable necessity to upgrade the bikes components for track use. As the rider gets better the bike needs to match that. If you don't have aftermarket support for the bike that can get real expensive, if not impossible.
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Honestly, The SV in San Antonio posted above is the way to go. GSXR 750 front end conversion! MMMM! If I had 2500 I would be over there picking it up!
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There are several things you need to consider.

1. Availability of Track/Race Parts for the bike.
2. Proven Reliability.
3. Cost of add ons when purchasing something not set-up. It can be costly!!
4. Availability of stock parts for motor, chassis, brakes, etc.

The Hyosung is a reliable bike from the reports I have read, but the power is not there and it is HEAVY!!!

This is the way to go!!!!
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:38 AM   #27
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you should be able to find a gen1 SV for $2k that is track ready as well.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #28
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So, the majority say .......???? Maybe?
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:39 PM   #29
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The majority says dont do it. Dont try anything new. They say do what everyone else does. Dont be different.

I say if you want to try it...its not that much money. Treat it as a fun toy.

Then again, I have an R6 as a trackbike. Its about as unique as sand in a desert.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:48 PM   #30
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, go for it... in fact i think you SHOULD buy it, track it next season and then tell us how it does... you might be a trend setter and at worst your expenditure could save other folks money... either way it is a win for somebody....
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i still say don't do it.
There is the reason this bikes are cheap brand new. this reason is using cheap materials, cheap labor, cheap design. It may work out ok if you buy scooter to get you to and from work for a bit, but on the track you will want some level of performance from your ride, and it will happen very soon. Then you will want something with solid platform to add on all the good stuff. (i mean whats the point on putting precision shocks on something with heavy and non-rigid frame?, etc.). You would be better of with starting with well engineered bike with good reputation. IMO
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I say do it.

Worst case scenario, you turn around and sell it on CL as a street legal bike again.
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Worst case scenario, you die because the poorly engineered frame/bike buckles under the stresses of a track day and snaps thrusting a piece of steel or aluminum through your chest.
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Fixed that for you, since you obviously can't spell

But, back on topic: have you ridden the bike he is looking at buying? Have you personally wrecked one? Had pieces of manled steel go through your chest?

No?

Didn't think so.

Quit being a fear monger, and stop following the crowd.
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Fixed that for you, since you obviously can't spell

But, back on topic: have you ridden the bike he is looking at buying? Have you personally wrecked one? Had pieces of manled steel go through your chest?

No?

Didn't think so.

Quit being a fear monger, and stop following the crowd.
Sometimes the crowd is running away from a fire. Or a gorilla. Or a gorilla on fire.
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I say go for it. The chinese are known for their well engineered, high quality, performance motorsports. Chinese bikes belong on thew track, not like practical grocery getting r6's or whatever. Just get it and let us know how it turns out. Be sure to spend a lot on upgrades. Not that this killer really needs it...
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Top speed 60 mph, perfect if U wanna get run the fuc over, the ninja will do 100+, parts availibility,etc. I guarantee U wont be happy with that , thats barely a pit bike
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That thing would get outrun by the TMGP minis at GSS.
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