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Old 12-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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I have a few questions im trying to decide whether to track my 250r or move up to a 600. In 09 i want to start doing trackdays and just wondering if i'll get run over riding the 250 on the track or will it be ok?
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I have a few questions im trying to decide whether to track my 250r or move up to a 600. In 09 i want to start doing trackdays and just wondering if i'll get run over riding the 250 on the track or will it be ok?
people track 250s...and they have beginner sessions
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moving up to a 600 would be a world of change... if you want faster try sv's first then go to a 600
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:04 PM   #4
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Will i be stuck in beginner sessions even after i progress do to the lack of power of the 250?
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:05 PM   #5
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if you can fly... then i dont see why you get held back... but you def want to get out of the way on the straights haha
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Did you give up on selling the 250?
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Nothing wrong with a 250 for a track bike. Porter with LSTD uses one and does just fine. It would be a very good place to pick up some good habits.

When you move up on the street, I'd say SV or some similiar type twin (parallel or V) 650'ish bike. The twins are more forgiving, and the better you get, you'll find you can keep up or stay ahead of the 600's in the twisties in many instances. Torque and light weight are your friends.

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Old 12-11-2008, 09:46 PM   #8
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Didnt give up on selling it i have a solid offer but they wont pick it up till the beginning of january. Just weighing my options and seeing what route i should go. If the sale goes through i'll be getting an 06 R6.
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R6 FTW! Just be careful. That a shitload more bike than a 250.
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I pass 600's, 1000's all the time on my 250. Granted, they pass me right back in the straight and my laptimes are slower. But, it can be a really fun and especially inexpensive bike to ride. We won the Overall CMRA Mini Endurance on this one in '07. The main thing is getting the suspension setup properly.
I happen to do that for a living so if you need some info. Just let me know. I also did the suspension for the bike that won the overall this year.
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Will i be stuck in beginner sessions even after i progress do to the lack of power of the 250?
You should be alright on the 250. Especially on our local tracks, as they're quite tight and technical.

An added bonus is the 250 will make you a phenomenally better rider, assuming you "master" it.
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Mini-endurance is not only the best bang for the buck, its the most fun to race in the CMRA IMHO... Stick with the 250, but together an endurance team, and have fun with that thing!! It's cheap to run, and fun as .
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I have a few questions im trying to decide whether to track my 250r or move up to a 600. In 09 i want to start doing trackdays and just wondering if i'll get run over riding the 250 on the track or will it be ok?
I've done about 4 track days with my 250 ... it's a blast and you learn alot without scaring the out of you. I never passed anyone, but was able to keep up in the corners pretty good.

I think it'll be a positive experience.
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Learning on a smaller bike can be very beneficial if you have the right mindset...

Since you won't have the outright power to keep up with 600s, corner speed is a premium. So you'll have to really focus on corner entry speed along with mid corner speed. It's similar to when I raced TMGP, it really helps you develop good corner habits and when you do decide to move up to a larger capacity bike, those skills carry over.
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Learning on a smaller bike can be very beneficial if you have the right mindset...

Since you won't have the outright power to keep up with 600s, corner speed is a premium. So you'll have to really focus on corner entry speed along with mid corner speed. It's similar to when I raced TMGP, it really helps you develop good corner habits and when you do decide to move up to a larger capacity bike, those skills carry over.
Agree 100%, at the last race at Hallett this year, 40min in the saddle of the mini dropped nearly 4 seconds off my 600 times in the same weekend!
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:47 PM   #17
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i took 2 trackdays one on an 07 250 and one on 08 250 and I didn't get ran over.and it was a blast. but when you are tired of your 250 hit me up.
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