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Old 12-09-2011, 09:57 PM   #41
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Any year sv is fine, I have an 01 thats has got my nuts than I do.
They're bulletproof and you will be forced to learn to ride, no cheating on the straights.
Its all about suspension regardless of bike so try to buy something that someone else has spent the money on as you will not be able to upgrade cheaper.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:13 PM   #42
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Sv sv sv sv.

Seriously, you'll learn a ton from it. 1st gens are cheap and everywhere but then again do are second gens. A well prepped and good condition one will cost no more than 4k and that's stretching it.

It will force you to learn how to go fast in corners and proper braking. Plus, they are bullet proof and fun as .

Yes, inlines are faster... But trust me learning how to ride a sv fast will be much more rewarding when your passing 600/1000's
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I guess I'll weigh in with another vote for a race/track prepped SV. You can get a great track bike for 3-4K, and there is a vibrant CMRA/WERA market for the machines, so they tend to be on the market on a regular basis and you could actually say, WTF, and race the thing. The SV will teach you tons. I say that's a better move than an older 600.

Also, as a Ninja 250/SV endurance racer who's primary "track" bike is a 2009 ZX6R, if you want to track a 600, you've got one of the best. Get you some Attack Race Bodies (mine were good for 4-5 crashes before I had to trash em) and take that one out. That bike is a wasted anywhere but the track.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:01 PM   #44
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ninja 250's are awesome and fun track/race bikes. like an SV, they'll force you to learn. its all about corner speed. no cheating allowed!

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:16 PM   #45
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Paul has a nice SV with all the goodies for sale.

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I guess I'll weigh in with another vote for a race/track prepped SV. You can get a great track bike for 3-4K, and there is a vibrant CMRA/WERA market for the machines, so they tend to be on the market on a regular basis and you could actually say, WTF, and race the thing. The SV will teach you tons. I say that's a better move than an older 600.

Also, as a Ninja 250/SV endurance racer who's primary "track" bike is a 2009 ZX6R, if you want to track a 600, you've got one of the best. Get you some Attack Race Bodies (mine were good for 4-5 crashes before I had to trash em) and take that one out. That bike is a wasted anywhere but the track.
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ninja 250's are awesome and fun track/race bikes. like an SV, they'll force you to learn. its all about corner speed. no cheating allowed!

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yup, i dont care about going flat out fast, i just wanna learn better technique, its a personal thing, got nothing to prove to anyone

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Paul has a nice SV with all the goodies for sale.

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yup i did call him to take a look it sometime this week, but its a bit older dont you think? its a 99 . . . i guess no FI?
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It is older, but Paul takes great care of his stuff. I'd buy from him without reservations. Check it out and make him an offer.

I have chased him at GSS on that bike, it does just fine. He ain't exactly slow.
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yup i did call him to take a look it sometime this week, but its a bit older dont you think? its a 99 . . . i guess no FI?
No FI on that one, but don't knock the simplicity of the carbureted engine. I have a first generation frame (like the '99, and many people think that the first gen has better handling than subsequent versions) with an '06 engine (normally FI) with the flat slide carbs mounted from the original motor. Runs like a freaking dream, don't seem to be much down on power compared to the other SVs, and the handling is sweet as butter.

As far as going fast, a 600 can take the SV on the straights, but the SV really helps to teach corner speed, and it sure is fun to pass those 600s when they park it in the corners. As far as going fast, consider that top CMRA expert DJ Ricks does 1:52s at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on his SV.
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i know of a track/race ready ninja 250 for sale. pm for details.

honestly, a 250 is the best bang for the buck if you wanna break into racing. and as far as a learning tool, what else could you ask for? cheap to run, cheap to race, cheap to maintain. get some buddies together, join the CMRA, and start a mini endurance team. memories for life.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:26 PM   #50
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250 to get faster.
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you have a 250 for sale?
He is selling his R6. Search his threads or just look in the bikes for sale section.
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If you go the 250 way. You should be able to get away with a completely stock bike with some decent tires. Then you can slowly replace the parts as you begain to out ride the bike.
We are planning on doing a endurance team on the 250 for next year. Fun bike to ride.
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i like that duct tape mod. classy.
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i like that duct tape mod. classy.
There's a lot of that at the track.

I've taped my toe sliders on once or twice.
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No my yamaha
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Cuz I wanna buy Gabe's R1
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