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Old 12-19-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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whats a good bike to run at these races. i have a knock off dirt bike that i used as a pit bike but the aftermarket parts arent available for racing like the japanese dirt/mini bikes.

my range is around $1000. ive been looking at the 50's, 70's, and 110cc.
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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The 2 seasons that I raced in we used an NSR50 (pretty pricey) and that bike was awesome. The handling was excellent, decent power and great looks. There are plenty of motards out there, however you'll definitely want to put on slicks. The good thing with TMGP is that those tires will last you a full season. As far as spares go, you really won't need many other than spare footpegs/rearsets. They are the most commonly broken parts.

Check out www.tmpgs.8k.com. I know Henry raced on Metric Motorcycles motard (same one you have I think) so he can give you a better idea of what to expect with the motards. But the one he raced was heavily modified so don't have high expectations, haha.

I've been thinking about picking up a used YSR, they are real cheap, handle good and are bullet proof. The downside is that they are down on power and don't handle as good as the NSRs so they are obsolete. I'd recommend buying a YSR and try a season. If it's something you enjoy you can easily sell the YSR and pick up a better bike for 07.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:19 PM   #3
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the link you posted was weird. i was thinking of a YSR instead of the knock off i have since the aftermarket parts are readily available.
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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the link you posted was weird.
My bad dude... here it is. http://www.tmgps.8k.com/ I swapped the g and the p by accident. Check the for sale section, there is always a decent deal there.
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yeah i saw that forum earlier but im kind of shying away form a raced bike with so many hours on the engine. dont these bikes usually run at WOT the whole race?
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:09 PM   #6
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Yeah, but no matter what you should have the top end rebuilt at the end of each season... most of the TMGP people are real close nit group, if you buy from their message board you're most likely getting a well known and well looked after bike.
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anybody know who can re-spoke rim so that i can run a smaller front tire?
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i say, run what ya brung........get some street tires on it, then go have fun. after you get into it and decide you wanna get competative, then get a ysr/nsr.
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The little motard Andy built was hot last year. They picked it up for cheap too. Then just upgraded the suspension. For like $500 they had a kickass ride.
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i say, run what ya brung........get some street tires on it, then go have fun. after you get into it and decide you wanna get competative, then get a ysr/nsr.
i will but i cant find any street/motard tires for my front 14 inch rim. my rear is 12 inches and i can get that easier and cheaper.

i saw the outer part of the rims for sale (10inch) but i need to get them respoked. maybe i can do that though.
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re-lacing the wheel is not that hard bro. If you can't (or don't want to do it), any respectable motorcycle shop in Houston shound be able to lace it up for you.
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well if any shop can do it im pretty sure i can do it to then.
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I'd go with a 12" front rim.


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well if any shop can do it im pretty sure i can do it to then.
lol...do I detect some sarcasm?? :laughing6
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patrick is right about the 12" front(way more tires to choose from in that size), but i can get you some info on a 14" front street tire if you give me a few minutes. I found all of this for fuknrobert at one time, and i'll have to find out where i wrote down the info at. I know it's posted under one of these threads somewhere, but i forgot which one(that really helps huh). Also arturo, for more pitbike reading, check out supermotojunkie.com and look in the mini-moto section, or head to thumpertalk.com in the pitbike section, and last, hit up planetminis.com and read in the chinese minis section. Those sights should be able to help answer your pitbike questions and point you toward vendors that sell parts (cams, pistons, etc.) for chinese bikes.
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patrick is right about the 12" front(way more tires to choose from in that size), but i can get you some info on a 14" front street tire if you give me a few minutes. I found all of this for fuknrobert at one time, and i'll have to find out where i wrote down the info at. I know it's posted under one of these threads somewhere, but i forgot which one(that really helps huh). Also arturo, for more pitbike reading, check out supermotojunkie.com and look in the mini-moto section, or head to thumpertalk.com in the pitbike section, and last, hit up planetminis.com and read in the chinese minis section. Those sights should be able to help answer your pitbike questions and point you toward vendors that sell parts (cams, pistons, etc.) for chinese bikes.
i found 14inch tire for my rim a while ago. ill do a race on somebody elses bike and see if i want to drop a little more money for a NSR or YSR for just that.
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