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Old 03-01-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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New scoot!

Just picked up my new mini today, and so far am pretty impressed with it. It is ready to race in TMGP as it sits, so not sure what kind of work, if any I will do to it. I am considering building a set of 12" wheels for it also, but am going to ride these first to see how they feel. They are 17's, just a little skinny.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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Nice! Arnt the 17's suposed to be better?
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:51 PM   #3
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Haha, better means different things to different people. It is a lot to do with personal preferrence, but from what I am told, 12's are better for smaller cart tracks and 17's are better for bigger, CMRA type tracks. That is the short hand answer to a long debate in minis.
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yeah, 17's would do awesome at every cmra mini event.

12's are better if you only plan to do tmgp. i did fine with 17's last year for tmgp, stickier tire options for 17" as well.

btw, sweeeeet lookin bike. soooo clean. need to get it a bit dirtayyyy
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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85 Two poke cowasquati. Only planning sprints this year?
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great looking bike! Those 85s are sweet! Too bad it doesnt say Suzuki on it! LOL
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great looking bike! Those 85s are sweet! Too bad it doesnt say Suzuki on it! LOL
I'll put my YZ against both of them any day. Well dirt that is.:/: Haven't retarded it.
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What size rear is on it
120/600-17?

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Scratch that, it is probably a 90/580-17

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Scratch that, it is probably a 90/580-17

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85 Two poke cowasquati. Only planning sprints this year?
Yeah, probably just a few sprint races this year, we will see. I am probably going to get a membership to the katy track, and just go play around on some practice laps for the most part.
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great looking bike! Those 85s are sweet! Too bad it doesnt say Suzuki on it! LOL
From what little research I did, sounds like the Kawi and Suzuki are pretty comparable. This one seems like it has a little more grunt than my last CR85. Not as much effort envolved in getting the front wheel off the pavement (which is actually more effort to keep it on the ground than not!)
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It should go good on a kart track. If there is room in the swingarm, use your hub and lace up a 3" hoop on it. Then you can mount the intended rear on there. A 120/600-17 in a soft comound. If there is enough room between the axle & the inside of the swingarm.

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Yeah, there is plenty of room for a wider rim/tire combo. That is going to be the first order of business, although I have not decided on 12's or 17's yet. I will probably ride it as she sits for a little bit just to get a feel for it all.

To run a 120 rear, you suggest a 3" rim? Reason I ask is that my CR had a 3.5" rim and 120 rear (from what I remember).
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120/600-17 has a suggested rim width of 3"0-3.5"
So if the 3.5" is too wide, the 3.0" will work. I'd use 3.5" if it will fit. I just din't think it would, but your standing there looking at it. If you ran a 3.5" on the CR, then it should fit here.

BTW there is a much better supply and selection of 17" rubber.

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Old 03-02-2008, 11:12 AM   #16
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Thanks John. I was curious as to what width rim was recommended.
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