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Old 07-29-2008, 08:42 AM   #21
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that first picture is freaking amazing!!! Susie, seriously awesome girl!

I can't wait to get into actually racing, my competitive side is screaming to jump in!!!!!! However, I know I am not ready. I need more time in the gym and on the track (been 6 weeks straight at the gym but only 4 track days in two months). I am not fat by any means but I have been a college athlete and pretty much a competitor all my life. I only know one way to compete and thats alllllllll out. 'You got to do it insane'. Just not ready yet unfortunately.

Can't wait to get there though, probably next season .....
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that first picture is freaking amazing!!! Susie, seriously awesome girl!

I can't wait to get into actually racing, my competitive side is screaming to jump in!!!!!! However, I know I am not ready. I need more time in the gym and on the track (been 6 weeks straight at the gym but only 4 track days in two months). I am not fat by any means but I have been a college athlete and pretty much a competitor all my life. I only know one way to compete and thats alllllllll out. 'You got to do it insane'. Just not ready yet unfortunately.

Can't wait to get there though, probably next season .....
you'll do great Timmy, but you gotta ditch that POS Brit bike and get yourself a winning steed! You can only win on a GIXXER man
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that 675 does make life easier in heavyweight twins tho!
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that 675 does make life easier in heavyweight twins tho!
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:58 AM   #25
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you'll do great Timmy, but you gotta ditch that POS Brit bike and get yourself a winning steed! You can only win on a GIXXER man
Yeah Yeah.... suki .... blah blah... only time will tell!!!!
I have been thinking about it though! Parts on my Triumph are so expensive and hard to get, all the other bikes parts are pretty easy to come by! I do love the triumph's sound and overall performance, pretty sweet on the corner exists, power just out the . But I am looking at 1500 for a decent rear shock (ohlins) the existing one has odd rebounding / feel. 1k for a slipper clutch, 800.00 for plastics, etc etc... I was thinking of changing to a bike that already has a slipper clutch and more readily available parts... I am gonna open this up on a new thread actually, should be fun to hear everyone pitching their bike

If I am going to cut one up for the track I might as well pick one I can get parts for cheep.... still thinking about it though!!!

Oh and dude what the is up with your avitar, I can't even look at it, scares me to death!
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Yeah? Well I have most of the Triumph paid for but I would have to finance another bike... I have to appease the wife, sorry bro!
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Yeah? Well I have most of the Triumph paid for but I would have to finance another bike... I have to appease the wife, sorry bro!
Pay cash for a race bike.
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The 675 is a very good machine. They are VERY competative in heavyweight twins. $1000 for a slipper is about normal, $800 for GOOD bodywork is normal. The shock is a little high, but you'll love the Ohlins, and it is worth it.
There are a many 675's being raced in the CMRA now and they are doing well. I expect to see more next year.

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The 675 is a very good machine. They are VERY competative in heavyweight twins. $1000 for a slipper is about normal, $800 for GOOD bodywork is normal. The shock is a little high, but you'll love the Ohlins, and it is worth it.
There are a many 675's being raced in the CMRA now and they are doing well. I expect to see more next year.

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I hear you brotha man, I really like my Triumph! But when I bought it I wasn't considering it for a racing machine.... That being said I want to compete in a 600cc bike class (don't know what classification that is in CMRA). I have not made a decision yet but I am gonna look into my options.

You ride a 675?
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I have ridden one, but no I do not own one.

The 675 is eligible for the 'C' classes I believe. That is the 600 inline 4 class. Word of caution, it is the deep end of the pool. The talent in the CMRA is DEEP, a fast novice out of the CMRA whoops a$$ every year up at the AMA Sports Grand Championships. Last year was the last for the Top Novice competition though.
What I am getting at is, for a first year racer, focus on classes that are slightly thinner. Unless you have a dirtbike or dirttrack background, or maybe YEARS of trackday riding experience you will struggle in the "premiere" classes.

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I have ridden one, but no I do not own one.

The 675 is eligible for the 'C' classes I believe. That is the 600 inline 4 class. Word of caution, it is the deep end of the pool. The talent in the CMRA is DEEP, a fast novice out of the CMRA whoops a$$ every year up at the AMA Sports Grand Championships. Last year was the last for the Top Novice competition though.
What I am getting at is, for a first year racer, focus on classes that are slightly thinner. Unless you have a dirtbike or dirttrack background, or maybe YEARS of trackday riding experience you will struggle in the "premiere" classes.

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point taken! I have none of the past experience!! I looked up my bike on the CMRA site and it is eligible for the C classes. Looks that way to me anyhow.
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I agree with kawi_jm, just get any bike out there in CMRA, it's a whole different ballgame from trackdays and I think you'll bu surprised how fast even the slow guys are in the novice class.

The 675 is cool because is gives you entrance into niche classes like heavyweight twins. The regular C and B classes are obviously filled with the japanese bikes as expected, but the 675 is totally competent in any of those.

My endurance teammate races a 675 in just about every class it is eligiable for and is doing well this season. He is running the Penske shock, which is cheaper then Ohlins and he loves the thing. Also, for parts and what not, he just picked up a crashed 675 on ebay for $2700 that was nearly pristine but didnt have any bodywork and the radiator was smashed. Only 500mi on the thing! Just throwing ideas out there.
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