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Old 06-04-2009, 09:07 AM   #21
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Thanks for the info. guys! I'm really leaning towards the ninja 250 and will have to follow up w/ RoadandTrack on that.

But, my curiosity is peaked about the minis. I'm really just interested in being able to go to a track and have some fun in a cheap way--whether that be on a 250 sportbike or maybe even on a mini. I just don't know anything about minis. Do they have trackdays much like the sportbikes?

There are so many options now that I'm thinking of the mini/motard, route! Aaah!
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:15 AM   #22
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Do the minis. It will teach you alot.
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Thanks for the info. guys! I'm really leaning towards the ninja 250 and will have to follow up w/ RoadandTrack on that.

But, my curiosity is peaked about the minis. I'm really just interested in being able to go to a track and have some fun in a cheap way--whether that be on a 250 sportbike or maybe even on a mini. I just don't know anything about minis. Do they have trackdays much like the sportbikes?

There are so many options now that I'm thinking of the mini/motard, route! Aaah!
You need:

a $1500-2000 mini motard (CRF100/KLX110/NSR50/YSR50/KX65)

TMGPs.8k.com - to race in

RaceKarts.com - membership to the Katy track 20 minutes from your house to practice

PS: I'm Moe.

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Old 06-04-2009, 11:22 AM   #24
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Slow Moe, w/ the large bobblehead.

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The 1st gen EX250 has a little more power than the new ones. Unless you are really able to push one of these, you will be about the same speed on either one. The new one just looks way better. Also the new one cost more to buy and the parts to get it race ready cost a little more.

Once you get one you have to get the following.

Forks rebuilt
Works, Elka, Penske shock. All are fine.
stock bodywork is cheap for the old ones, new ones aftermarket
Muzzy pipe for the old one, M4 for the new
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old ones Dunpop 501's or Avons, new - whatever you want. I like Michelin's

I recommend the following:

Woodcraft rearsets
Clipons

Thats all I can think of right now. These things are a lot of fun and will help you learn to ride a big bike better too.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:44 AM   #25
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Thanks for the info. guys! I'm really leaning towards the ninja 250 and will have to follow up w/ RoadandTrack on that.

But, my curiosity is peaked about the minis. I'm really just interested in being able to go to a track and have some fun in a cheap way--whether that be on a 250 sportbike or maybe even on a mini. I just don't know anything about minis. Do they have trackdays much like the sportbikes?

There are so many options now that I'm thinking of the mini/motard, route! Aaah!
This is my old team mate's bike that up for sell. F7 is lots of fun and it is cheap. Even at the big tracks, we were usualy laughing our off. He has it listed on the TMGP board.

His name is Chuck. Price is about right for a set up bike. Pretty much change the oil and keep the air filter clean, change gearing for the particular track you are at and your good to go. I imagine he has some room to negotiate.




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01 XR 100 w/ 107 Wiseco kit. New timing chain. port work on the head, fresh, has not been on the track since rebuild.
17 inch Excel wheels front 2.5 wide, back 3.5 wide with slicks mounted and ready to race.
Front forks are off a YZ 80 and have disc brakes.

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R&T,

Thanks for the information on the 250's. I had to pass on TMGP this year due to family commitments, but may try to do a 250 next year w/CMRA to get more track time in.

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Thanks for the info. guys! I'm really leaning towards the ninja 250 and will have to follow up w/ RoadandTrack on that.

But, my curiosity is peaked about the minis. I'm really just interested in being able to go to a track and have some fun in a cheap way--whether that be on a 250 sportbike or maybe even on a mini. I just don't know anything about minis. Do they have trackdays much like the sportbikes?

There are so many options now that I'm thinking of the mini/motard, route! Aaah!
Mini racing is a great way to get your fix. It's cheap, tires last a long time, and it's really fun.

You can get started with a fully prepped race bike for less than most big bikes that aren't prepped and go racing right away.
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SV650 just change the decal's,, she'll never know it aint a 250..
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:10 PM   #29
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I just called Chuck, my buddy with the xr. He said it was already spoken for and should be gone within a few weeks.

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Are the NSR Honda 50s hard to maintain as well since they are two strokes? What's a good price on an '04 that's not been used much?
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Are the NSR Honda 50s hard to maintain as well since they are two strokes? What's a good price on an '04 that's not been used much?
You can get one for anywhere under $2k for a nice one usually. Sometimes more.

Any two-stroke is going to have maintenance and things that are absolutes in order for consistent performance.

4 strokes not so much.
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Are the NSR Honda 50s hard to maintain as well since they are two strokes? What's a good price on an '04 that's not been used much?
Like Tom said, there is maintenance envolved with any two stroke, but an NSR 50 won't be too bad. Top end every season I would guess. I have riden some smaller two stroke dirt bikes that have been around 3 years old and never had a top end done. I am sure the price would not be too bad to have somebody do the work for you either, it is not that difficult of a job.
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