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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looks like I'm getting a track bike early!

Spoke with a few other track riders and decided that the bike I'm looking at is a very low risk investment. It's a Honda F1 (aka Hurricane)! Not much I guess, but should be a nice bike to throw around for a little bit, at least the first season. Seems to be in relatively good shape. 12,000 street miles and about 1000 track miles. The asking price is 800...can't beat it. Guy selling it is part owner of the company I work for so hopefully I can trust the guy He's been racing apparently with CCS now for a few years so it's time to move up a notch or two for him. Took the bike out for a spin and it seems to be running rough for sure, but that's probably because it sat idle all winter. Everything else seems pretty good! Wasn't planning on getting anything for a month or two but why risk the 750 on the track?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 11:54 PM
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2006, 06:29 AM
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Awesome bike Mike.....remember the Fizzer I had was an $800 dollar garage sale special.....just needed a little TLC......the thing ran pretty good, even with me abusing it

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-19-2006, 09:25 AM
 
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I would be weary about taking it out on the track, given the bikes age. I say keep the gixxer on the track, but this is coming from someone who just spent 10k on a track bike.
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SCORE!!!

Get it running smooth, put steel lines on the front and new pads. Fresh rubber and change the fork oil. Drill and wire and you're set to go!(oh and be sure to check the chain thoroughly).

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SCORE!!!

Get it running smooth, put steel lines on the front and new pads. Fresh rubber and change the fork oil. Drill and wire and you're set to go!(oh and be sure to check the chain thoroughly).
Already got steel lines and new pads. Rear has plenty of tread, but the old tire looks like it's got a crack going horizontally around it. Bike is totally drilled, wired, and equipped with race fairings. Chain felt perfect too.

I'll probably take it into 4&6 for a once over and a valve adjustment. I'll probably swap out the cracked rear with a fresh one.
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Already got steel lines and new pads. Rear has plenty of tread, but the old tire looks like it's got a crack going horizontally around it. Bike is totally drilled, wired, and equipped with race fairings. Chain felt perfect too.

I'll probably take it into 4&6 for a once over and a valve adjustment. I'll probably swap out the cracked rear with a fresh one.
Good idea. New tires (I'd get both done), and most importantly, get some fresh oil in the front forks. I seriously doubt the previous owner was your size, and unless that guy was super fast or your sized, you will beat the crap out of that front end.

When you get to the track, ask for some help to get the sag and ride height set. You'll have to seriously crank of the rear to get the sag set.

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