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post #1 of 14 Old 06-07-2008, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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250R for the track- doable?

After buying my 06 10R, I would love to do a track day (my first), but since this is my first literbike, I think it may be in my best interests to buy a cheap track toy for my first few outings... you know, just in case.

Now, 250R's are only about $1000-$2000 for a pretty good condition bike. What all would be needed to make one of these bikes into a track toy? Is sticky rubber even made for that wheel size? Is the stock suspension good enough? Keep in mind I'm no racer, just a novice pretty much, so I don't need Ohlins suspension or Brembo brakes!

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-07-2008, 02:01 PM
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I don't have a comment on the 250 but I do for your liter bike. I did my first and every trackday since on a liter bike. I questioned the intelligence of it at first but there really is no reason to worry about the power. Just keep that right hand in check.
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I am with Andy. Just use your 10R. And take it easy on the throttle, until you are ready for warp speed.

And remember, it is a track day not a race. They don't give out trophy's on track days.

Just go out have some fun, and learn something.




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Hmmm. OK, maybe I will just use my 10 and keep my tach in the midrange. On that note- are my tires good enough? Pilot power front and Metzler M1 rear...
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good idea, last Mond at Willow bounch of new R1s and 1098n went down and got trashed. In fact, every track day some bikes get trached.
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Hmmm. OK, maybe I will just use my 10 and keep my tach in the midrange. On that note- are my tires good enough? Pilot power front and Metzler M1 rear...
im not sure how everybody else feels about it, but i dont like to mix brands or tread patterns when it comes to tires. check out the 2cts if you like michelins

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Get at least an EX500 if you want a track beater, Penguin race school used them forever.

Or maybe an SV650.

If you keep your head on you can ride the 10r and bring it home safe, but if you have one of the others you can push it and only worry about YOU not the bike.

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I took my 04 on my 1st trackday, just like the other ppl said as long as you don't ride above your comfort level you will be fine. Usually the ppl who wipeout are ppl who are pushing themselves too far. Don't worry about being the fastest, just work on your lines and you will have a blast.

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+1 on a sv650. cheap, for sale all over the place and great track tools (beginner or experienced).

my first track days were on liter bikes and i think i would be much better on the track if i had started out with a 600. but i did have an ass-load of fun going slow on my 10 with all the other maniacs out on the track with me trying to break the sound barrier.

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I took my 04 on my 1st trackday, just like the other ppl said as long as you don't ride above your comfort level you will be fine. Usually the ppl who wipeout are ppl who are pushing themselves too far. Don't worry about being the fastest, just work on your lines and you will have a blast.

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I did not push myself but I pushed the bike past its limits in a corner was not fun but was a great learning experience.
The 250 does alright on small tracks like Talladega

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