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Old 08-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, my name is Garrett and I'm new to motorcycles as a whole. I grew up riding quads and BMX racing as well as karting. I'm looking forward to doing more research and registering for a course to get some experience and more knowledge on 2 wheels. I'm currently not exactly sure what ill be buying but I am interested in the DRZ and the ability to track it at the kart track along with my kart.

Does anyone know of any good MSC courses on the west side of Houston?
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #7
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Also as someone who raced HPV2 karts you won't be able to take a bike to the track. The turning radius is all wrong and there isnt enough track for a track bike. A At MSR (where i do most of my karting practice) they also have a 1.3 mile track which they do alot of bike events at. But no karting facility will let you take anything else besides a kart on it.
A DRZ probably wouldnt be able to hold up on a full size track, it probably would work on a kart track if you were allowed but it wouldnt be big enough to enjoy, I'm not entirely sure though about it handling a full size track.

best bet for tracking a bike would be getting a ninja 250/500r imo
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Also as someone who raced HPV2 karts you won't be able to take a bike to the track. The turning radius is all wrong and there isnt enough track for a track bike. A At MSR (where i do most of my karting practice) they also have a 1.3 mile track which they do alot of bike events at. But no karting facility will let you take anything else besides a kart on it.
A DRZ probably wouldnt be able to hold up on a full size track, it probably would work on a kart track if you were allowed but it wouldnt be big enough to enjoy, I'm not entirely sure though about it handling a full size track.

best bet for tracking a bike would be getting a ninja 250/500r imo
Yeah I have an HPV-4 kart. Out in CA where I'm from they allowed SM bikes on the track on practice days. We would have 20 minute sessions of various kart types like a kids, 100cc, shifter, SM. I was hoping they allowed it at Katy's track but if not that sucks but I can see how that track would be short. MSR karting would be a cool track with plenty of speed if only they allowed SM's on it.
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actually there is a kart track right here in the Houston area that has motorcycle members and allows bikes on the track. The Texas Mini Grand Prix holds their races there and at the Denton Kart track... there are quite a few TMGP racers on this forum and a whole sub forum dedicated to it. Look up TMGP and gulf coast karters for more info.
most of the bikes run out there are crf100's and klx110's and Kx65's, but there are few others raced.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:53 PM   #15
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Yeah I have an HPV-4 kart. Out in CA where I'm from they allowed SM bikes on the track on practice days. We would have 20 minute sessions of various kart types like a kids, 100cc, shifter, SM. I was hoping they allowed it at Katy's track but if not that sucks but I can see how that track would be short. MSR karting would be a cool track with plenty of speed if only they allowed SM's on it.
Seriously?! Nicee! I haven't raced an HPV2 in so long though. I don't even have a kart now. My friends dad actually owns MSR (and he was on the national hpv2 team) so we go race the Rotax karts they have down there, still hella fun!

Apparently there is a karting track in houston that allows it! haha
I didn't know that. I just know that katy and msr are no go's on it /:

I actually just got into the transition from karting to tracking a motorcycle, but I'm hoping on doing CMRA eventually! if you did any hpv karting than thats probably the way to go for an even bigger thrill!

Just read all threads and base a decision off that! I learnt thats the best thing to do and hope you are happy with the final decision!
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