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Old 11-13-2018, 11:38 AM   #1
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intro to mini gp?

i looked at the sticky threads, and a lot of the links were dead.
i'm thinking about getting a mini bike next year some time. I'd like to have it so that my kids can play with it, and learn how to ride. I'd also like to start doing mini races at go kart tracks and such. I was previously "racing" electric mini bikes with a group of guys in bcs, and that was a lot of fun, but those bikes had no rear suspension, and i think it was making my back worse with each race.

what i'm looking for is info on what bikes make a good first mini, where to go online for more info, and i'd really like some good videos on how to set up a decent starter mini.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:40 PM   #3
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i just did a quick search on cl, and what's up with a 3 speed auto? i see some of them have clutch levers and gear shifters. are only some of them auto, and also how's that work?
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thats an awesome bike, and i wish i could buy it right now, but not until after i recover from christmas, lol
if you still have it in a couple months, holla at me
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For the kids I started with honda 50 just riding around fields. You can mount 10" tire's on the stock wheels and be ready for TMGP with minimal cost. So my thoughts were to start the kids on it if they want to do it. I have yet to get them on track though. One day maybe.

I also picked up a KLX110 which is good next up bike and one I could play with as well. I stoped short of completely modifying it properly for TMGP. Wheels and tire's, manual clutch, not to mention disk brakes can / will cost more than the base bike to convert.

I went cheap and just mounted some pirelli scooter tires on stock rims and just safety wired. It's not the recommended route but it and got me out there with least money, 100$ for both tires. Not as much fun on tight track like Katy but could get knee down and also had lots of fun at speedsports for example where was a little more flow and faster layout. So the tires felt like less a hindrance there.

But a ready to go bike like the one above is the way to go, it's also a good deal. Bucknut on here also sells some stuff from time to time that can't be beat especially for just to get started. I also saw recently a nice bike for sale by Kris Liligard, you might want to look him up and see if he still has it, wanted like 1k$ for a nice lookng bike ready to go.


Some Websites links Ive found useful are below,


Tire's Wheels

https://gatorrimz.com

http://3kracing.com

http://riderinneed.com


Parts and info

http://www.tbparts.com/klx110/

http://bbrmotorsports.com/Tech/FAQ/FAQ.aspx

https://tboltusa.com/store/japanese-...c-100_123.html


Other references

https://japan.webike.net/ps/Ksr110/#!search&p.k=Ksr110

https://planetminis.com/index.php

https://thumpertalk.com/forums/
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just saw this post. thank you kenup!
what is the general consensus on chinese minis? i imagine you get what you pay for- like a $300 mini will last a few months without having a lot of trouble..
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just dont on the china stuff
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there is no point if you can get a honda or something for a bout the same or a couple hundred more.
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just saw this post. thank you kenup!
what is the general consensus on chinese minis? i imagine you get what you pay for- like a $300 mini will last a few months without having a lot of trouble..
Donít listen to all the Chinese hate!

This was my kids 1st year racing and they were very competitive on their Chinese bikes. They were overall podium finishers in multiple classes.

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There is a bigger diffrence between the ssr and pitster brands. Even Pitster and SSR have better models and other models that just suck.
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