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Old 11-23-2007, 06:58 PM   #61
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Like these?
Uuuummmmm yep lol
Some nice photo's there TomLSTD, you all look like your having some fun.
I like the first bike pictured alot.
What I don't like is how close that tyre wall is in the 4th photo, is that just the lens or are they really that close ??
Looks like there's a decent bit of tread on one of them tyres too, what's it doing there ??

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We have a Heavyweight Twins class (that some of the SV650s have been competitive in) for those bikes. You'll find 999R and Milles pitted against each other for some good competition! The TLR and RC51 is not competitive in that class any more. The SV1k is a better/ less expensive platform in that class IMHO.
Definately going to go watch some of that....................

First a couple of good looking UK Minitwins for your perusal if I can get them to load.
Then the King of the British MRO 600 SuperSport "Meat Grinders"
ArturoC will know where that one was taken
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Thanks for the kudos. The first bike is my old race bike, now residing in Indiana with a guy running Lightweight Twins in the WERA National Series, well, at least he will be next year. He ran some races with it this year after he bought it from me, but not the whole series.

Regarding the tire wall, yes, it was that close. Even closer (like on the track) is the concrete wall. It's a version of Macau! The track is located in Pearland and they have made some changes to make that track a bit safer. One of the things they're doing is running clockwise instead of counter clockwise so it takes most of the wall out of play. The track still has some issues IMHO, but what track doesn't have some safety "thing" that someone will not like? I'd race there now in the clockwise direction, but I couldn't see myself racing there counter clockwise.

BTW, those are some nice photos They look alot like the WERA National guy's bikes- not a whole lot of folks in the local series spending that much money on paint... 'cept me and Tony!

I've got a line on a race-ready SV in the San Antonio area that is going cheap. Let me know if you are going to be here any time soon and think you may be interested.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:48 AM   #63
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It's a version of Macau!
Oh f#ck lol
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The track is located in Pearland
alright, one of the areas we are considering moving to !! We have friends in Pearland and they had no idea there was a track in their neighbourhood !!
Glad I found this site !

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I've got a line on a race-ready SV in the San Antonio area that is going cheap. Let me know if you are going to be here any time soon and think you may be interested.
Wish I knew the answer to that,
Got a house to sell, schools to sort, Visa’s, Freighting, 200 tons of cack to get shot of cause my wife’s a hoarder lol you know how it is, etc etc etc
It’ll be a late 600 SuperSport for me when the time comes though thanks.

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BTW, those are some nice photos They look alot like the WERA National guy's bikes- not a whole lot of folks in the local series spending that much money on paint... 'cept me and Tony!
Thanks, I tried to pick out some of the nicer ones for you.
I’ll leave you with another photo of “the Special One” going over the mountain at Cadwell Park on his way to another race win and another lap record.
Maybe it should be in the stunting section ???????????? Enjoy
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:51 PM   #65
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With a top speed around 60mph, you can really rail through the corners at that track! GP type chassis, very light wheels, and great braking make this one of the most fun "mini" GP bikes I can put my fat on and still ride well.
I thought that was a ‘Prila 125 when I first looked at it but with top end around 60 I guess it must be a breathed on 50.
Respect lol

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Texas World Speedway is the most unique track by far, and is incredibly fast. Cornerspeed is king there, and you have to have big bawls when coming off the Nascar straight in to turn one. Some elevation changes with blind corner entrances in to the back section of the track keep things a little technical, but mostly, high speed corners are the norm there.
I love the sound of this one, not cause I got big or anything but I like going fast and a “little” technical is good news for me !!
I don’t do very technical lol
Probably change my mind when I see it ………………..

Oak Hill holds a special place in my heart. Kinda like the ex-girlfriend that was the hottest thing since sliced bread, but broke your heart because she's a .
You got ‘em over there too ???????
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I thought that was a ‘Prila 125 when I first looked at it but with top end around 60 I guess it must be a breathed on 50.
Respect lol
Yup. Priller Fiddy. It has a Malosi carb and a decent exhaust. I think next year the owner will put in a 75 kit, we keep getting smoked by the other RSs in our class. Just a great little bike, I love it.

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I love the sound of this one, not cause I got big or anything but I like going fast and a “little” technical is good news for me !!
I don’t do very technical lol
Probably change my mind when I see it ………………..
Do a search for TWS (Texas World Speedway) or Texas World Speedway on Youtube or similar sites. There is lots of trackday footage from that track. Of course, the video doesn't do the track justice, it is awe inspiring the first time you take a lap. Heck, just driving in from the tunnels is pretty awesome. I think some of us miss that part of the track the more we ride/ conquer it. Over time and with experience, some of the luster gets knocked off a bit...
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Oak Hill holds a special place in my heart. Kinda like the ex-girlfriend that was the hottest thing since sliced bread, but broke your heart because she's a .
You got ‘em over there too ???????
Oh, I've got stories my friend!

Thankfully, I have a forgiving Wife that understands that I'll screw up quite often, and she is OK with that... so far...
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:17 PM   #67
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Just a great little bike, I love it.
A couple of months back I fixed up an 07 Prila 125, now that’s a beaut of a bike !!
A run through tight twisty lanes is awesome and you seldom put your licence on the line. Magic on a track I’ll bet.

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Do a search for TWS (Texas World Speedway) or Texas World Speedway on Youtube or similar sites. There is lots of trackday footage from that track. Of course, the video doesn't do the track justice, it is awe inspiring the first time you take a lap. Heck, just driving in from the tunnels is pretty awesome. I think some of us miss that part of the track the more we ride/ conquer it. Over time and with experience, some of the luster gets knocked off a bit...
I’ll hit the Youtube tonight and take a look see.

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Oh, I've got stories my friend!

Thankfully, I have a forgiving Wife that understands that I'll screw up quite often, and she is OK with that... so far...
What, you’re a swinger ??????????????????????? Cooooooooollllllllllll
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What, you’re a swinger ??????????????????????? Cooooooooollllllllllll
Tom puts the grrrr in swinger !!
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Tom puts the grrrr in swinger !!
Yeah baby, yeah!
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Old 11-24-2007, 03:57 PM   #70
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Yeah baby, yeah!
Steady down there tiger

Been surfing on the Tube,
like this ALOT,
http://youtube.com/watch?v=qE4CKWmqUjM&feature=related
apart from the music, all that organ stuff reminds me of my wedding day !

Can't wait to ride it
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That's funny, I was in the white/ green leathers as the guy was going through the gate...

Pretty good vid, but that wasn't the "advanced" group. That was a race weekend and we didn't have an "advanced" group. Looks like he was in the street group, which is for "fast street riders/ riders with previous trackday experience". The "advanced" group was the expert racers, I was riding in that group, and the people they were passing had yellow plates (if any), and I know the pace wasn't that slow...

Regardless, it gives you a good idea of the track. PM Solracer, he has a good vid of a recent track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with some much better music than the Blues Brothers Korg G3 muzac.
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:23 PM   #72
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Oak Hill sucks nowadays IMO.
The track surface has deteriorated so much in the last 4-5 years that it's not really a fun or safe place to run even a 600
at anything resembling a race pace.
While there
are
some that may disagree, if you dig a bit deeper, many of them haven't competitively raced anything larger than a mini or a motard at Oak Hill in more
than a few years.

Once you move to Texas you'll find that there's a veritable plethora of quality tracks available.
You truly owe it to yourself to check out MSR Cresson, a very challenging track with excellent facilities.

I look forward to meeting you once you come stateside!

BTW, nice pics!
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That's funny, I was in the white/ green leathers as the guy was going through the gate...
Got ya, just played it back.
What’s with the bowing ???
Is that a Texan thing ???
or is he another member of the Swingers club ??

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Regardless, it gives you a good idea of the track. PM Solracer, he has a good vid of a recent track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with some much better music than the Blues Brothers Korg G3 muzac
It really did and it’s different to anything I’ve ever ridden/crashed on !!
Have a look at these when you get a spare 5 mins.

Donnington GP circuit where the MotoGP boys come to race.
On board with Alex Gault, one of the UKs up and coming
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JdnPOgrRfKs
Listen to that slipper clutch working, now that’s music !!!

A lap of Snetterton,
http://youtube.com/watch?v=yGDGTzunhzQ&feature=related
I have a deep love affair with Snet, it’s very fast, not to technical and apart from the Bombhole has good runoff. Plus it treats me mean which I suppose keeps me keen

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many of them haven't competitively raced anything larger than a mini or a motard at Oak Hill in more
Guys, what is a mini ?? is that a minitwin ??

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You truly owe it to yourself to check out MSR Cresson, a very challenging track with excellent facilities.
Youtube here I come !! (For now !!)

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I look forward to meeting you once you come stateside!
Me you too Patrick.
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Grinchy, heres the "mini's". most common mini's would be the honda xr's and crf's, nsr 50, nsr 100's. Kawi klx 110, kx 60-65's.

Here is a link to the latest and last TMGP race that the MH peeps competed in.
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=40545

a few of us did compete in a mini race at Oak Hill Raceway as Patrick stated back in July, and it was an absolute blast to run that 6 long hard hours of killing racing.
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6 long hard hours of killing.
That sounds
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maybe i should've rephrased that huh?

that small seat on the 60 killed us!
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Grinchy, heres the "mini's". most common mini's would be the honda xr's and crf's, nsr 50, nsr 100's. Kawi klx 110, kx 60-65's.
Some of the trickest "minis" out there use GP chassis from TZ or Ride Smart bikes with smaller engines like kx85 engines in an RS125 chassis. Some of them use CRF150 engines in the GP chassis too- great fun to ride.
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Some of the trickest "minis" out there use GP chassis from TZ or Ride Smart bikes with smaller engines like kx85 engines in an RS125 chassis. Some of them use CRF150 engines in the GP chassis too- great fun to ride.
This “mini” thing is a whole new one on me but you live and you learn……
Looks like a lot of fun though


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Great link,
Love this guy, is he “'aving it” or what as they say on these shores.
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This “mini” thing is a whole new one on me but you live and you learn……
Looks like a lot of fun though


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Great link,
Love this guy, is he “'aving it” or what as they say on these shores.
Moe photochopped that pic
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Moe photochopped that pic
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...............
Just set him up as my screen saver too
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