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Old 11-06-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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Okay, I'm still in the hunt for a new bike (looking for an SV 650, Ninja 650r or even a nice Monster 6XX). I was thinking of selling my 250 and using my new bike for both street and track ... but here's what I'm thinking now ..

I'll keep my 250 to learn track riding. And when I get a lot better ('cause I suck right now), I'll then go an get me a nice 600 trackbike.

I just figured I don't want to mess up my daily rider at the track. I know it sounds a little silly to have a 250 trackbike, but what they heck, if people snicker ... well ... won't be the first time ...
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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Sounds like a fine plan.

And if they snicker, you can just tell them to:

GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY HIDE AND GO F**K YOURSELF!
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:10 PM   #3
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all the track days i've been to, the 250's do nothing but get in the way. i'd be scared to death to be on one.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:42 PM   #4
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I have a track bike you can buy and not have to worry about messing it up too much :-)
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:14 PM   #5
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I have a track bike you can buy and not have to worry about messing it up too much :-)
+1, but I would step up to the SV650 at this point.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:16 PM   #6
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I just sold a SV650 that would of been perfect for tracak/street duties. Get the SV it's well worth it.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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sounds like a good plan.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:28 PM   #8
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all the track days i've been to, the 250's do nothing but get in the way. i'd be scared to death to be on one.

Well, I'd certainly only restrict myself to Buck's Noob days or the C class for LSTD while on my 250.

I just think I could learn more of the technical aspects of track riding on a bike that I'm comfortable with.

Maybe I'm wrong ... that's why I'm asking the questions.
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Well, I'd certainly only restrict myself to Buck's Noob days or the C class for LSTD while on my 250.

I just think I could learn more of the technical aspects of track riding on a bike that I'm comfortable with.

Maybe I'm wrong ... that's why I'm asking the questions.
Good plan there. I know plenty of folks that race the Ninja 250 that will smoke half the people at a track day or race. Check the "clubman" lap times at OHR, Cresson or Hallett and compare them to some of the "big bike" class times.
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something tells me he won't be going to OHR, Cresson, or Hallet for a LONG time. and at MSRH and TWS (Texas World Speedway) a 250 just get left in the dust. at least, that's been my experience with them.
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all the track days i've been to, the 250's do nothing but get in the way. i'd be scared to death to be on one.
but with experience....a 250 can easily follow the pack.

i've had many literbikes get in the way of my lil 600 on the track also.


your plan sounds good to me logan. maybe i can rent your bike for a session or two and see how i can hold up against the other big bikes.
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but with experience....a 250 can easily follow the pack.

i've had many literbikes get in the way of my lil 600 on the track also.


your plan sounds good to me logan. maybe i can rent your bike for a session or two and see how i can hold up against the other big bikes.
exactly...with experience. i just think he'd be better off learning on an sv650 or similar because he wouldn't be scared to death of being run down by everyone else on the track.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:35 PM   #14
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something tells me he won't be going to OHR, Cresson, or Hallet for a LONG time. and at MSRH and TWS (Texas World Speedway) a 250 just get left in the dust. at least, that's been my experience with them.


exactly...with experience. i just think he'd be better off learning on an sv650 or similar because he wouldn't be scared to death of being run down by everyone else on the track.
Trust me, you can get run off the track on a liter bike just as easily as an SV, any 600, or a GP250 bike. Just because there is more hp, doesn't mean people use it.

Actually, going to track days at OHR, Hallett, Cresson, or any of the smaller tracks would be great for him. At TWS (Texas World Speedway), the bikes with lower top speeds just stick to the bottom of the front straight, and then usually take everyone back in the corners.

I would think that a 250, at any track in a "C" or "noob" specific group would be fantastic to learn on. I would do that in a heartbeat, at any track.
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