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grim_racer

Sorry for yet another nubie question
« on: January 23, 2003, 05:14:38 pm »
I plan on racing for the first time this season.  I don't want to get a perfectly good bike, just to destroy it. I found some salvage bikes that seem to be ok to turn into a track bike.  Should I worry about small dents on the frame?  Anything else i need to look for? HELP!!!
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Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2003, 05:48:16 pm »
I wouldn't worry about the dents, but I recommend you get the frame measured by a qualified person who has a computrax or similar sysem. My opinion.This way you know if the bike is straight.
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YTAK_Racing

Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2003, 06:23:02 pm »
There are so many people selling thier bikes cheap.  Why go through the head ache.  Buy a race ready bike..used.  Look in the classified..here and wera.
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ecumike

Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2003, 06:25:54 pm »
Yea, Pete Moravek has his FZR400 for sale pretty cheap. IN the classifieds
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FullMoonRacing

Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2003, 01:54:52 am »
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There are so many people selling thier bikes cheap.  Why go through the head ache.  Buy a race ready bike..used.  Look in the classified..here and wera.


Agreed, this is the smartest way to start out! Buying a race-ready bike will save you lots of research and headaches.
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Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2003, 07:00:53 am »
A dent on the frame might mean that the frame was impacted, or that it is bent in that area.  

And newer bikes are just made lighter.  The wheels and forks and stuff just bend in a heart beat.  Watch out.  A good used race bike can be very valuable.

Where are you going to be racing?
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grim_racer

Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2003, 07:22:09 pm »
I live about 40 miles south of St. Louis so my first few races will be at Gateway and BHF.  Thanks for the advice so far. I am pretty new to racing, having only watched a couple at Gateway. I had a GSXR 600 at one time but a couple crashes have kept me off the street for two years now. I read about CCS in a magazine I bought during a recovery period and it is all I can think about now. hopefully this will be good for me.
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Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2003, 04:30:46 am »
If my school can help you, we're here.  We work with new guys through experts.  If we can help...  
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Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2003, 07:07:19 am »
Dave's school is outstanding, and will qualify you for a race license.  Dave really works with you, and will be watching out for you in the future after you've been his student.  As a quick amateur, I found 5 seconds in one day at Visionsports.  If only I had hooked up with Dave three seasons sooner!  He could have really accelerated my learning curve, thus saving me tons of money and frustration.
This will be my first year as an expert, so I have inrolled for every school date Dave is offering this year.  Actually, I am just wasting my money.  Yeah, that's the ticket!  Ignore the first paragraph.  What was I thinking?
ATTENTION ALL EXPERTS!  DO NOT TAKE THE VISIONSPORTS SCHOOL!!  IT WILL NOT MAKE YOU FASTER!!  ESPECIALLY YOU, EDGAR!  I REPEAT:  ATTENTION ALL EXPERTS!  DO NOT TAKE THE VISIONSPORTS SCHOOL!! ;) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2003, 07:26:20 am »
Boy Dave, you sure have qite the following....
Maybe its time I take a vacation day for April 3 :)
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Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2003, 08:18:12 am »
I don't look at it as a following...

But I struggled for a long, long time, got lots of bad information.  After a long time, I got things figured out.  I keep figuring things out.

I know the places people have been in.  I got out of them too.  What I do isn't because I'm fast or slow, but I can see things, I can explain them ten different ways, I can infer things for a rider that he doesn't understand.  There is no magic, but there does always seem to be a pattern.

As for my man K3 dropping time...I'm there to point you in the right direction.  It can be frustrating and disappointing.  But often times as street riders, we do things....well, weird.  Sometimes its a matter of breaking a habbit, etc.

I'm here to help.  I certainly am not getting anything more than a bigger debt for doing it.  But I love motorcycle road racing.  

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Re: Sorry for yet another nubie question
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2003, 08:26:38 am »
Dave, this IS fun... just remember to "breathe".

VisionSports was some of the best $ I spent last year... and will prolly be the best $ I'm spending this year.  Dave really goes ABOVE and BEYOND to help those who come to him.
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