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Racing CCS next year...

I'm going to try and do some racing next year. Right now I'm trying to figure out what bike would be best to race on. I've been using a GSXR1000 as a trackbike but I have a feeling if I tried to race that I'd be the back marker. How about a 600rr? My times on the 1000 are a 1:12 at A-north and a 1:20 at BHF. I feel I could go faster at BHF on a smaller bike. What classes can I run where I won't be the back marker?

The only reservation I have about picking up an SV is I'd like to occassionally take the bike out on the street.
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Whats wrong with keeping the 1000 for the street and buying a track heep? Get a SV bro, you have to be ready when a screaming deal like yesterday comes along. I was on that like stink on shit.

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Whats wrong with keeping the 1000 for the street and buying a track heep? Get a SV bro, you have to be ready when a screaming deal like yesterday comes along. I was on that like stink on shit.
So your the one who snatched up all that stuff...you bastard!!!

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Start out on a lightweight (sv650), the learning curve is much better since your not using up all your concentration on the throttle.

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I'm betting that you'd probably be faster on a 600 most everywhere except maybe Road America so start on what you want to start on. There is no real formula as far as bike to be successful as the fastest guys in our region never ever rode a lightweight bike. Do a few more trackdays and fine tune your track skills and have at it. You might be a natural.
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I'm betting that you'd probably be faster on a 600 most everywhere except maybe Road America so start on what you want to start on. There is no real formula as far as bike to be successful as the fastest guys in our region never ever rode a lightweight bike. Do a few more trackdays and fine tune your track skills and have at it. You might be a natural.
He is, he's fast. He was laying darkies all over the place Sunday. It was fun watching him paint. I stopped watching his riding and was just watching the long black lines on the race track.

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He is, he's fast. He was laying darkies all over the place Sunday. It was fun watching him paint. I stopped watching his riding and was just watching the long black lines on the race track.
hahaha thanks!! I had a lot of fun I wish I was feeling good enough to go out with you when you went out in advanced but I was dyin'. I'm believe I'm doing most of that org's days at autobahn for the rest of the year so maybe next time.

in the mean time we might pick up a 600rr from southern honda this weekend
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hahaha thanks!! I had a lot of fun I wish I was feeling good enough to go out with you when you went out in advanced but I was dyin'. I'm believe I'm doing most of that org's days at autobahn for the rest of the year so maybe next time.

in the mean time we might pick up a 600rr from southern honda this weekend
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He is, he's fast. He was laying darkies all over the place Sunday. It was fun watching him paint. I stopped watching his riding and was just watching the long black lines on the race track.


Do you think he'd go through less tires on a lightweight versus a 600 or is it a wash for you fast guys?

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Its all about talent, my cousin hopped on a 600 and was running 1:14 at BHF within being on a track less than 10 times.

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I'm going to try and do some racing next year. Right now I'm trying to figure out what bike would be best to race on. I've been using a GSXR1000 as a trackbike but I have a feeling if I tried to race that I'd be the back marker. How about a 600rr? My times on the 1000 are a 1:12 at A-north and a 1:20 at BHF. I feel I could go faster at BHF on a smaller bike. What classes can I run where I won't be the back marker?

The only reservation I have about picking up an SV is I'd like to occassionally take the bike out on the street.
Welcome to racing CCS. . . and kiss your money goodbye!

Don't worry about being towards the back. Everyone starts somewhere. And like racingxtc7's cousin, I have seen a few people run so super fast right out of the box! Unfortunately, I am slow. Best time at Blackhawk for me is 1:17.9 but I'm consistent 18' and 19's. (My excuse is my 240lb ass on a stock motor '99 CBR600F4!) Come out, have fun and enjoy the competition!

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Nick a 600 would be good. I would shy away from the 1000 just because you are limited on the classes you can run and your tire bill will be through the roof. I love the SV just because it is cheap to run (tire wise) and there are a shit load of races you can run. Just remember they don't call the 600 novice class the meat ginder class for nothing. If you don't believe me, go to a race weekend and watch or ask a racer on this or any board. Either way just get out there once you are out there you will pick it up pretty quickly. As for me race pace is usually 2 to 3 seconds quicker that trackday pace. The one thing you will learn to do better is passing people that are around your speed. Anyone can pass someone who is 10 seconds slower than you but when you are dicing with 5 guys and your laptimes are within a second or 2 of each other the one who has the balls and make the pass is going to finish in front. That might be the biggest improvement I have ever made was my passing when I first started racing. Good luck and if you need help let me know. I don't know what my plans are for next season but they will invlove racing something.
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Its all about talent, my cousin hopped on a 600 and was running 1:14 at BHF within being on a track less than 10 times.
now only if he could stop falling down 5 times a weekend.. he could get something going eh?
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now only if he could stop falling down 5 times a weekend.. he could get something going eh?

Hey hey hey, 3 times a weekend. soem how he manages to break teh windshield everytime!!! oh, and bend the forks every other time.

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Hey hey hey, 3 times a weekend. soem how he manages to break teh windshield everytime!!! oh, and bend the forks every other time.

good thing is a fast guy can learn to stop crashing but you can make a slow guy go fast. If Adam settles down just a bit, I bet he'd be smoking fast.
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