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Old 08-19-2008, 09:50 PM   #21
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I bought a 06 gixxer 600 full out race bike from a C.M.R.A. racer. You can go to the races and pick up a really nice bike that is a year out of contingency money. They usually have about 3 to 5 thousand dollars of add ons. Can usually pick up a decent one for $4500.00 to $7000.00 depending on what it is and what is added. Most come with alot of extra's too.
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Hey cobra....

I have an track r6 and love it. Now, I rode a 636 at MSRH and liked that too!

Either way, u already ride an R1, and pretty good at that. Just get an r6, 600rr, 636, or gixxer 6.....and get out there! Youll love it.

I rode my 1krr on my first track day and hated it. Too much power, scared to wreck it cuz of money, bobbled it twice! Then I bought this r6, for pretty cheap and ride the out of it (as best I can) Lowsided it couple weeks ago and didnt give a .

I know EXACLTY what ur thinking. Get a 6 and dont spend more than 4500 on it.

Another option is to bring the r1 to TWS (Texas World Speedway), take it easy, and see if youre even gonna like track.

Simply my most humble opinion.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:24 AM   #23
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Thanks for all of the replies. I will probably go with an R6. I love those yammies.

Now the hard part. Saving the cash is easy. Convincing the fiancť. That is going to be .
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I bought a 06 gixxer 600 full out race bike from a C.M.R.A. racer. You can go to the races and pick up a really nice bike that is a year out of contingency money. They usually have about 3 to 5 thousand dollars of add ons. Can usually pick up a decent one for $4500.00 to $7000.00 depending on what it is and what is added. Most come with alot of extra's too.
I second that one to. If I had to do it all over again Iíd get a used track bike like GSXR848 said straight out of contingency. Let me tell you my story and thought on it since I was once in the same boat and Iím bored. 1st off get whatís comfy for you to ride and not feel bad about maybe throwing it down. Not saying you are going to drop it, but itís likely to happen at some point when learning your limits.

Now I wouldnít discount a liter bike for the track especially since I sport one, but most say to start from a 600 to get your corner entry speed up and not get over your head in a curve. Itís wise advice for sure. But I think it really depends on your background. Iíve been riding for 25 years and Iím not some bad rider if I was you would see me on TV next to Rossi.
Iím just a guy that has a lot of experience and respect with liter bikes. Theyíll still get you hurt the same as a 600cc will just quicker if you donít have good throttle control. For me I already had a GSXR-1000 so why not use it on the track thatís what it was made for.

Now in my opinion you can only carry so much speed through a curve per your skill level. Itís all about corner speed I hear. Hereís a comparison for you. The 1000 are different then the 600. On a liter bike you can get to the curves a lot faster, but will be carrying more speed, so depending on your ability to break your brake markers will be further back then on a 600. The 600 might still be accelerating at the point you start braking making the 600 beginning brake markers closer to the apex of the curve, but they are still going around the same speed as the 1000 through the curve. Now coming out of the curve the 600cc you donít have to be as easy with the throttle like on a 1000 because it doesnít have the torque to spin it out on you as easily. With the 1000 you have to wait until you get more on the meat of the tire before really pouring on the power. Youíll know if you suck at it when the 600 passes you exiting a curve. Not a big deal really unless youíre racing. Youíll get faster no matter what size bike youíre on eventually.

It all depends on how good you are at throttle control and braking. The 1000cc bikes are very close to the weight of a 600ís and lighter then some of the older 600 bikes. If you start with a 600 on a track and later go to a 1000 there will still be a learning curve again with throttle control. The reason I think people say start with a 600 is because thatís one less thing you have to contend with. The 600 are more forgiving then the 1000 when it comes to throttle control you donít have to be as smooth with them while learning how to ride your bike to your limits and you want be approaching the curves to fast causing you to ride over your head. So with that in mind I would whole heartily agree with everybody to get a 600 to track and race first, but if your already a back road burner and are acclimated to a 1000 and smooth with the throttle Iíd go with a 1000 for a track bike, because the 600 will probably be slow to you. Plus like you said the 600 class is over crowded at race day, but there are far less people racing in the liter class, which seems safer to me since Iím less likely to get a Ben Spies want a be running into me.
I think for me at least Iíd have to retrain myself again to adjust back to a 600 recognizing that I could go a lot deeper in the curve because Iím not going that fast and learn to hammer the throttle on quicker on the exits. I think the guys that race both classes like 600 and 1000 are really talented getting there mind set for each type of bike.
Anyway thatís just my take on it. Mainly just get what makes you comfortable to be on even if itís a 1000cc bike or 600.
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What about a 750? Split the difference...

I've never riden a 600 on the track, only a 1k, but it's nice to be able to hold up 600s in the corner and then nail the throttle so they can't pass on the straights, then hold them up again...
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Get an SV650, it is much more fun passing a 1000 than riding one.
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While I dont have an sv I must say that I thoroughly enjoy passin my homies on thier big bikes, with my 6! Especially at TWS (Texas World Speedway)!
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Just get a bike...you'll have a great time and improve your riding skills on any.

How much do you weigh?
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What about a 750? Split the difference...

I've never riden a 600 on the track, only a 1k, but it's nice to be able to hold up 600s in the corner and then nail the throttle so they can't pass on the straights, then hold them up again...
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Now that's funny!
no... thats called bein a puzzy
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Just get a bike...you'll have a great time and improve your riding skills on any.

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yeah your my height an size exactly. Get the 1000 don't be a p***y. If 600cc bikes were faster on the track they wouldn't make 1000's. No really why not just sport the R1 around for a little while? See how you like it on the track. If it seems like to much of a handfull then you'll know for sure to go down to a smaller bike. Just my 20c worth
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I think that since you already ride a 1k, and you're a big sumbitch (no offense Curt), a 1k is the way to go.
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get a 1k so I can have one more to pass.

(at least until I get to advanced)
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get a 1k so I can have one more to pass.

(at least until I get to advanced)
I've got a 1k you can try to pass...once you make it to advanced
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I've got a 1k you can try to pass...once you make it to advanced


U can sure bet I'll try!

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U can sure bet I'll try!

back on topic!
id just stuff his like a thanksgiving turkey
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id just stuff his like a thanksgiving turkey
you want to stuff my ? faig...you've been spending too much time with the dunlop fellas
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