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Old 05-04-2007, 08:30 AM   #21
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I meant is he saying beware of one of those bikes, the shop, what...
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:23 AM   #22
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My endurance team mate is selling his '05 636. Salvage title, was turned into our endurance back up bike. I has GP composites, vatler motor rear sets, Traxxion forks and Penske double done by Jim Cambora of Raceworx, -1 on the front sprocket and stainless brake lines. The bike did one race last year and got down to a low 48 at TWS (Texas World Speedway). The bike is dialed in just right. $5700 but he can make it cheaper by pulling of some race parts. You can reach Mark at markniemi@cableone.net
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:25 AM   #23
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My endurance team mate is selling his '05 636. Salvage title, was turned into our endurance back up bike. I has GP composites, vatler motor rear sets, Traxxion forks and Penske double done by Jim Cambora of Raceworx, -1 on the front sprocket and stainless brake lines. The bike did one race last year and got down to a low 48 at TWS (Texas World Speedway). The bike is dialed in just right. $5700 but he can make it cheaper by pulling of some race parts. You can reach Mark at markniemi@cableone.net
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Awesome deal! These guys always have solid bikes.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:26 AM   #24
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blackwidow and racerf both have VERY nice track bikes...looking to buy blackwidows in june.......unless you beat me too it.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:36 PM   #25
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:44 PM   #26
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My endurance team mate is selling his '05 636. Salvage title, was turned into our endurance back up bike. I has GP composites, vatler motor rear sets, Traxxion forks and Penske double done by Jim Cambora of Raceworx, -1 on the front sprocket and stainless brake lines. The bike did one race last year and got down to a low 48 at TWS (Texas World Speedway). The bike is dialed in just right. $5700 but he can make it cheaper by pulling of some race parts. You can reach Mark at markniemi@cableone.net
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!!! if only i had some extra cash! SWEET DEAL ON A SWEET BIKE. but not for the beginner racer fo sho.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:56 PM   #27
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Sure, why not? It's not like getting a beginner street bike. That bike is perfect because you don't have to spend the money on all the goodies, and it's a stock engine, so it should be more reliable!

sorry, not racer, beginning track rider. the learning curve won't be as steep on something more forgiving, like an SV.
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:09 PM   #28
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When I was picking up my GSXR600 for the track, everybody told me I was making a mistake and wouldn't like it.
Coming from V-twin (haven't been riding I4 over 10 years), there were some differences.
Everytime I get on it, it's a learning experience (I only rode 600 total of 4 times).
Most the time I'm way under RPM, a gear higher, not getting enough gas on the straight.
But it is very nice to have a bike that is set up for track ride.
You can only tell when you finally get to ride a bike with a good suspension and tires.
As long as you have these two (good suspension and tires), about any type, any bike, any cc is fun to ride.
If you are going to pick up a track/race bike, look for the suspension.
You can change the tire later, but suspension would be way to expensive to replace.

By the way,
I like both V-twin and I4.
They are different, but they are both fun.
When it comes to two wheel, I'm not THAT picky.
I like about anything.
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:10 PM   #29
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Tom, does that bike have aftermarket exhaust or is it stock?? Looks to be stock!
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:44 PM   #31
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I know that. :BangHead:

I meant is he saying beware of one of those bikes, the shop, what...
I too would like to know what he is saying here....feel free to send it in a PM if you don't want to post on the board.
Particularly b/c I use this shop and have looked at both of those bikes....thanks
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Simply as I posted- buyer beware.

Do your homework, know what you're buying and from whom, know the market, know the histories, form your own opinions.

I agree with this statement, an oooollddderish bike, is questionable unless there has only been 1 owner, chances are that you'll get the real skinnie on it!
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You can't go wrong with an SV, best bang for the buck in track riding and racing. Some people have egos that prohibit them from owning the latest and "greatest" GVSRXRR-111502 rocket from Japan. Others, like to go out on the track on an SV and pass those people with the "latest greatest" in the corner at twice the corner speed, while giving them a friendly wave...
haha sounds like me :icon_bigg
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Marks 636 has the stock exhaust. Here is a pic from NPR practice. Mark will be riding this bike at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on the 14th. Feel free to come check it out in person.
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I have a '95 F3 race bike. and an CB-1. Let me know if you want more info on either one.
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Id love to get a track bike....That may be my next big purchase. Id personally opt for a 2001-2003 Gix 600 but thats me. Id be happy on an SV if the price was right...
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Id personally opt for a 2001-2003 Gix 600 but thats me..

that's what i went with. I love it.
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