Track Bike Ideas

bmart

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Maybe bother him via e-mail then? :) He's the only one who would know.
 

JustAnotherSquid

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Well, people that have paid him to have work done would also know. ;) But it's no big deal; like I said just asking out of curiosity.
 

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I'd have to do some digging to find out details. My shocks are mostly Penske 3 way adjustable and modified forks (no 25-30 mil kits). Here's what I have without any detail (ballpark):

VFR shock $173-$186

R6 refresh both $328-$436

CB-1 forks $110 Shock $280

These include S&H.

Adequate info?
 

JustAnotherSquid

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1650 miles, never crashed, full Ohlins, spare rims, 42 rwhp on stock internals, braided lines, and located near Charlotte. Wonder if that would be a good bike for KK... 🤔
 

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They are nice. Not fast in any way. She'll have a blast, but'll get killed on the straights. Is she a novice at track days? You can learn a lot about vorner speed and planning passes, but beyond that, she need more juice. I love little bikes...
 

bmart

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I love following them at places like NC Bike. I stay behind them on the straight and and try to keep up in the corners.
 

JustAnotherSquid

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I think she'd be fine with an R3 for now but I also think she'd outgrow it in a year or two. Doubt she'd ever outgrow an SV:


(After watching that I don't feel as bad about the 1:48s I was running at CMP on a 90hp Gixxer in the early 2000s!)
 

bmart

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She'll have a BLAST on it. I would!

You'll be rolling out there...

I'm going nuts waiting. Hopeful that I can make Road A in February. Thermosman says I'll have the suspenders back in plenty of time.

At least I'm getting out for a few miles on the weekends.
 

JustAnotherSquid

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Is that with TDW? I want to go too but Ohlins is out of rear shocks for the Dump Truck Gixxer until mid-Feb so the bike won't be ready until the end of Feb. :(
 

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TDW, indeed.

Just ride something else and get in some seat time. BMW? R3? Dump trunk?
 

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Congrats! Can you get a plate on it and run around on a street ride? :devilish:
 
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