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Old 05-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Thruxton/Cafe Racer Trackdays

Anybody do track days on their cafe ? Was wondering what its like.... been riding a few years and really really wanna try it out. Should i save and get a cheap ninja 250 and then give it a whirl or can this be done at a beginners day on a stock thrux ?
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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It's do-able. I'd suggest a shorter length course, GSS or MSRH. Just be prepared to not be the fastest thing out there. Your tire pressure is going to be extremely key as those are tubed tires and not radials. Stock on mine i ran about 30 front and 33 rear and it seemed to work pretty well, but I'm 160 lbs. It is a ton of fun to do on these bikes so long as you know not to expect it to perform like a modern SS bike. If you keep doing track days however, the first thing you will want to do is address suspension.

If I was you, I'd still probably save for the ninja, you bin the thrux and you'll be very lucky if it's not totaled out. Mine stopped seeing the track after I started dragging exhaust and other hard parts around the corners. Too much risk of just writing off my daily ride and street bike.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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cool, thanks for the advice
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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There was a guy at the last Fastline track day at MSRH I was pitted next to who had a s-w-e-e-t CB750 cafe racer. He rode in the intermediate group and was pretty darn fast. The bike was total race, no signals, headlight, no starter, no kickstart...push-start only! It was a hard core rig and looked good to boot!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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My old friend Ted won the Thruxton Cup Challenge Series a few years ago in '05. Looked like a ton of fun and they were ringing them out pretty hard. They can definitely hang in there with a little setup.
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Took mine to MSRH for my first track day and had a blast. Don't need to be fast, just present!
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Ehh fast isn't my thing now having a good time on some cool turns is.
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