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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Get skins for the rr? or get an sv?

Debating which way to go for track. I found a few sv's for sale around the 3k range. Not sure what to expect outta track riding since ive never touched one. Maintenance wise? tire wise? wear and tear? whatta you guys think?

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Rate of consuption of tires and brakes depends on your level as a rider.

At a Beginner track pace ( real fast street guy ) you might get 4 or more
weekends out of a set of tires and need brakes once a year.

At an advanced pace, if you really really push you can do a rear tire
in under a day.

Once setup a dedicated track tool is really the way to go.


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I got 4 trackdays out of a power race medium front and a regular power rear on my SV, the rear tire isn't to bad. If I were using regular pilot powers I could probably get 7 or 8 days or more on 1 set at an advanced pace. Suspension setup has a lot to do with tire wear also. At a beginner pace on an SV you could probably do an entire season on 2 sets of pilot powers.

Last year I was running consistent 1:11's at autobahn north on a GSXR 1000 with regular pilot powers that had 7 days on them. Even after 7 days they didn't look bad and weren't sliding mentally I just couldn't do another day with that on my mind .

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Why not take a track riding school first, before committing all the $ for a dedicated track bike?

And after reading the major drama that it took for you to finally buy your CBR, I wonder if the board can handle you dealing with the track! Just kidding, tough guy!

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Why not take a track riding school first, before committing all the $ for a dedicated track bike?

And after reading the major drama that it took for you to finally buy your CBR, I wonder if the board can handle you dealing with the track! Just kidding, tough guy!
another 25 page thread on what track bike? the sv is the bike of choice for the track from pretty much everybody on here. Im def goin to check out the free nesba day. Wasnt aware there is even a track riding school? I know evenutally Im gonna be doin track on a regular basis so id get the bike of choice outta the way now.

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you can try the keith code school. however i think the next school is in august. i'm sure there other schools out there that are available. any riding school is definitely worth looking into before you spend 3k on a new bike.

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do the intro and a day or two with nesba on your RR before goin all out on a track bike. Although 99% of riders can't get enough, its not for everybody. Best to know before layin out the cash

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SV to learn, it can take you all the way to race level. Parts are readily available, and it can out handle your CBR.

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High sides hurt on an RR, little easier to get in the throttle too hard on the RR??
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on what bike does a highside feel like kittens and rainbows?
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on what bike does a highside feel like kittens and rainbows?
I'd say my 50 but that hurt to. But that's not what I meant, nevermind, I always forget every comment gets cross-examined


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on what bike does a highside feel like kittens and rainbows?
never felt a rainbow but sounds comfy.

Going to the intro day is good advice before i lay the cash, i dont see why i wont get hooked but ya never do know. Just gotta see all the rules for check it..printed out the nesba rules..gotta go through it

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Rate of consuption of tires and brakes depends on your level as a rider.

At a Beginner track pace ( real fast street guy ) you might get 4 or more
weekends out of a set of tires and need brakes once a year.

At an advanced pace, if you really really push you can do a rear tire
in under a day.

Once setup a dedicated track tool is really the way to go.


You shouldn't ride anything on the track you are not willing to drop off your porch.


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I haven't read this entire thread but if you are cooking a rear tire in a day on a SV there is something wrong. Either your suspension is not set up correctly, you are running the wrong tire, wrong tire pressure, you are a complete hack on the throttle, or a combonation of some or all. A set of tires should last "AT LEAST" a full track weekend as a CR or Track Coach. I can get 2 full race weekends out of one set of tires on my SV.

Now if you are running a really soft race tire, and you are not smooth on the throttle on corner exits you will spin up and cook a tire pretty quick.

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I think he meant in general....SV's are very easy on tires...1000's can smoke a tire in one or two sessions. If you want to save money, get the SV.
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Take your 600 and try it. If you want to continue. I recommend you buy a 2003 Yamaha TZ250 at the end of the year. Start saving. I'll let it go for $12k with a good amount of spares.
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Why not take a track riding school first, before committing all the $ for a dedicated track bike?

And after reading the major drama that it took for you to finally buy your CBR, I wonder if the board can handle you dealing with the track! Just kidding, tough guy!

A track riding school costs almost as much as a SV.

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I'm serious!
I feared as much...where's Nick, he's awful good at SV math

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but I have carbon everything on the bike!
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but I have carbon everything on the bike!
I'll give you $100 right now...............CASH!!

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