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Old 07-07-2008, 11:13 AM   #1
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New person wants help in starting motard racing for the July Katy event

Would anyone be willing to let me borrow a bike and show me around for the July event? I'm a beginner who purchased a 06 TTR-125 yesterday with the intent of converting it for Texas Mini-GP. I need to know if this is something I would enjoy enough to convert the TTR. I want pay money for the favor to do so and agree to pay for any crash damage.

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Would anyone be willing to let me borrow a bike and show me around for the July event? I'm a beginner who purchased a 06 TTR-125 yesterday with the intent of converting it for Texas Mini-GP. I need to know if this is something I would enjoy enough to convert the TTR. I want pay money for the favor to do so and agree to pay for any crash damage.

Experience: amateur car racing experience, a few days with TAG karts, but am new to motorcycles (only MSF and 900+ street miles).

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put sum enduro tires on the TTR and do the Katy weekend first. if thats fun to u, then motard it out and get slidewayz
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So, it's legal (and hopefully safe) to just run the stock TTR tires just for the experience?

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So, it's legal (and hopefully safe) to just run the stock TTR tires just for the experience?
NOT the stock tires. u can use the stock WHEELS, but i recommend that u at least put sum enduro tires on them. do you even know what "enduro tires" are ?
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safty wire? i think that is a must...
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NOT the stock tires. u can use the stock WHEELS, but i recommend that u at least put sum enduro tires on them. do you even know what "enduro tires" are ?


Don't mind Jody... he's MotoHouston's No1 ArseHole!

But what he's saying is right.

What size wheels are on your TTR125? 19/16?

If you can't find decent rubber (street or dual sport tires) in time, then just safety wire the bike and run in the scooter class on your bike - its a class where you can run with dirt tires on your bike.

Either way - if its for your license requirment then I'll help you out by lending you a bike (for your licensing). I can't give it to come sprint day though coz I already have 4 riders racing on them.

Look me up come race day, #66/#46/#69 - we all pit together and usually have 2 CRF100s and 2 KX65s with us. (Moe Agha)
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:39 PM   #8
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Yeah, it's the big wheel TTR-125LE. Thanks, I'll be sure to look you up.

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If you have 19"/16" wheels, I have some barely used Bridgestone BT45s you could buy. I have them on Faylaricia's XR before she had to sell it. I will have to get with her on the price. This will get you started on the track quick.
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Who in Houston can safety wire this bike for TMGP?
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Hey Moe,
I'm doing the mini events to speed up the learning curve towards doing full road course sportbike racing. So, getting race licensed is part of my plans. I'm planning to attend the July 19 enduro and the noob track day at MSRH that got moved from July 19th to the 20th on my track only SV650. Would there be any less track time / learning benefit / safety, if I chose to run on stock tires in the scooter class? I'm very comfortable running down to 1:45's in my car at MSRH, but I know I'll be very conservative riding the bike at both Katy and MSRH.
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Don't mind Jody... he's MotoHouston's No1 ArseHole!

But what he's saying is right.

What size wheels are on your TTR125? 19/16?

If you can't find decent rubber (street or dual sport tires) in time, then just safety wire the bike and run in the scooter class on your bike - its a class where you can run with dirt tires on your bike.

Either way - if its for your license requirment then I'll help you out by lending you a bike (for your licensing). I can't give it to come sprint day though coz I already have 4 riders racing on them.

Look me up come race day, #66/#46/#69 - we all pit together and usually have 2 CRF100s and 2 KX65s with us. (Moe Agha)
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:35 PM   #13
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you can do it yourself too...it's very easy...
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Hey Moe,
I'm doing the mini events to speed up the learning curve towards doing full road course sportbike racing. So, getting race licensed is part of my plans. I'm planning to attend the July 19 enduro and the noob track day at MSRH that got moved from July 19th to the 20th on my track only SV650. Would there be any less track time / learning benefit / safety, if I chose to run on stock tires in the scooter class? I'm very comfortable running down to 1:45's in my car at MSRH, but I know I'll be very conservative riding the bike at both Katy and MSRH.
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Raymund,

Running 1:45s in your car is really not a big feat. Heck this past weekend Ty Howard (CMRA Racer) just broke the record @ MSRH @ 1:32 on a GSXR1000.

I think the car record @ MSRH is a 1:12! Your running a 1:45, which I know is pretty fast - but still no where close to where "we'd all like to be running".

At this point (your starting out), any racing experience you get will be beneficial for you - even if that means running knobby tires on your bike is just 1 class (Scooter). I would however advise just buying the motard tires for your 19/16 setup (they are cheap and will last you 2 years of sprints!). Buy the Bridgestone BT45s, put em on your wheels (stock ones) and then just show up and that way you can easily run in 5 classes.

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F6Novice
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MotardNovice
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Unlimited..

etc etc ..

Let me break it down to you monetary wise - you "have" to pay $35 for the first race you take part in, $15 for the second, each class after that is only $5.

So if you show up with just knobby tires (yes you'll save money on the motard tires) but you'll be paying $35 only to race in one class.

Where as if you spend the money on the motard tires and show up with a legal F6 bike to be run in classes, you'll be able to race in 5-6 classes for under $65.

So do the avg - you'll get a better bang of experience if you show up motarded, and i mean its still 2 weekends away, so you got time.

Oh also look into gearing - what ever sprocket you have in the back, go down by atleast 5 or 6.

Let me know if you have any other questions, oh and switch over to the official tmgp site.

http://tmgps.8k.com


PS: Have you done your CMRA license (as you mentioned rring)
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Also, if you are not already licensed you may have to take the TMGP classroom saturday morning and then run some sprint races on sunday to qualify to get your race license before you can race in endurance. I would check with someone more official than I on this first tho just to make sure.

Good luck and hope to see ya out there.

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So, I just can show up on the Katy track on the 19th with a bone stock (but tires) TTR125 and compete??? Cool...
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Its gotta be safety wired and such but pretty much bone stock works. You also want riding gear... leathers, or dirt gear and pleanty of knee/elbow/chest protection/padding boots gloves etc.
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So, I just can show up on the Katy track on the 19th with a bone stock (but tires) TTR125 and compete??? Cool...
You can get all the details here: http://www.tmgps.8k.com/

They'll cover everything from equipment and gear rules to classes.
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Thanks for the info... definitively looking forward
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