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post #1 of 25 Old 03-22-2008, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Is this a good deal?

I would like a track bike/possible stunt bike.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Low-M...em180225351356

Check it out?

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What are we looking for here? It's a bike on E-bay. Is it yours?

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Nope, just looking at it. Wondering if I should call him and go check it out. Chesapeake is 30-45 minutes away.

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Come on guys. Gimme some input! Maybe I should call him and offer 3500 cash, and he can keep all of his gear.

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What do you want? A track bike? Or a stunt bike?
They are two totally different machines.

The track bike need to be set up for exacting performance.
I won't go into it.
The bike in the link looks good as a starter track bike.
From the rear tire pic, looks like he never "rode" it.
You need to look at it in person. Take someone who knows bikes, & is not as excited as you are, with you.
They can spot trouble you would otherwise over look.

A stunt bike Need to be set up to be Busted up.
Big guards, Giant sprockets, Crappy suspension, Caved in tank, Tail bar,etc.

If you want a bike that is going to take you repeatedly into the 120+mph zone.
Get one that is going to do so reliably. One that is worth putting the expense into.

Any old bike will do for a stunter, as long as it runs.
Remember. These bikes were not designed for stunting.

They are made of metal. metal fatigues after so many repetitions. then it breaks.

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Stunting loads are not what the engineers had in mind.
So buy accordingly.

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If I find a clean bike, and the one posted looks like it, it would probably be turned into my first track bike. But being a 600, I could throw it around with stoppies and the like a little easier than the 9'er. Ideally I would like to find a wrecked F4i for a stunter. I just really wanna get on a track, after riding with this group I rode with Friday.

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Try to stay away from brake stands on the 9'er.
Those front forks are on the weak side for that kind of stuff.
Not to mention the triples. Nice kink point the lowers have right there.

I'd say screw the whole stunt thing.
Get the 600 & go to the track.
It will surprise you how fast it is & how much more you have to learn.

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I am willing to go look at a track bike with you.
But... I suggest going and doing a track day with the 919 first.
You are excited right now and have no idea if you will like it or not.
You will also see many different bikes with many different style riders.

Educate youreself before you purchase.

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Come on guys. Gimme some input! Maybe I should call him and offer 3500 cash, and he can keep all of his gear.
First Soldier - CALM DOWN! j/k :-)

Not a bad deal
Offer him $3000 and let him negotiate with YOU.
Check out the bike before you make an offer, have a basis for your low ball.
Ask as much as you can about the kind of riding done.

As far as track bikes, vs. stunt bike. Go find an F4i. Their balance point is easier to learn wheelies and stuff on. They are an all time stunting favorite.

You will be surprised at how capable a track bike that 600rr is. Once set up for track, and running in the HIGH RPM's, it is a great track bike.

And... as someone pointed out, you cannot have a dual purpose bike - a stunter and a track bike in one.

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Reserve is probably north of 5200 bucks........

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Reserve is probably north of 5200 bucks........
That's what I was thinking. Seems to cheap in the $3K range

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I am willing to go look at a track bike with you.
But... I suggest going and doing a track day with the 919 first.
You are excited right now and have no idea if you will like it or not.
You will also see many different bikes with many different style riders.

Educate youreself before you purchase.
I appreciate it. I have been riding all my friend's bikes, and I'm pretty comfortable on the R6's and 600RR's, hell, I can throw my buddy Brent's '02 R1 around pretty good. I am planning on getting my 919 better plastic, and a custom paint job, then just using it for my Sunday freedom ride.

I'm going to give him a call if it doesn't sell on EBAY, and go look at it first.

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Well.... "pretty good" is relative.
I believe I am a "retty good" rider.
I was able to turn a 1:41 at VIR north and consitant 1:42's.

That is better than most...

However Steve Keener would go out there on his SV650 and slide past me going into turn 4.--- Kinda puts perspective back into place.

Most people start riding the track with a bike they "think" they ride well.
Most people go out there with too much bike and never learn how to truly ride a bike. A new SS is a waste on a new track rider. It has enough speed to make up for your mistakes. And it is just agressive enough to toss you from the bike when a mistake is made on the brakes.

Forgiving bikes are much better.
F2, F3, SV650 etc... Cheaper and better tools for learning.

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Forgiving bikes are much better.
F2, F3, SV650 etc... Cheaper and better tools for learning.
Like the new Kawi 250?

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It would be a decent bike, but no support.
The SV650 would be the way to go IMO.
If you tire of it, there is also a market to sell it so you do not loose your ass.

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Go for the track bike. It will yield much more in the way of increased skill level both on and off the track. Your street riding will become better and you will become more aware of your actions and their results. A stunt bike is going against the intent of the motorcycle design. It breeds negative opinion and media into our already highly criticized sport.


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bike is very fast, the breaks are incredible, and is mechanically sound. All set up for Advanced group club riding

Located in Northern NJ

Asking $3300
http://www.nesba.com/TrackTalk/bb/Fo...ML/007274.html

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I'd like to get $2200 for everything including the Pit Bull stand. -$100 w/o the rear stand. -$100 w/o the tire changing stand/balancer.
http://www.nesba.com/TrackTalk/bb/Fo...ML/007269.html

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Got a call from someone in my club. Found a CBR 600 F2 for $200 bucks. Runs, but needs work and fairings. Sounds like I might get a project bike/stunt bike.

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that's why patience kicks ass!

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And then I have to come up and tell you "Travis" is selling his 03 R6.

Some guys on here know Travis and know he makes that bike rail.
It is <$4000 and comes with all kinds of goodies.

Fast bike, not the best learner, goes against my advice, but is a kick ass bike.

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glowing headers and all? hehe

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lol... All the issues we had with that bike the first season have been rectified.

He decided to go back to his motocross roots and bought a new KTM to beat up.

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glowing headers and all? hehe
Glowing headers kick ass! My dad's friend works on all classic muscle cars but specializes on Nova's and Chevelle's. All of which when he is done is properly fitted with wheelie bars. They have been known to have everything from the headers to the muffler giving the appearance of an underglow LED system under the car.

Once on a trip from VA through the Turnpike in PA I think it was, a trucker got on his CB radio and called it in just amazed, saying there was a car going 130+ screaming through the roads with an orange glow underneath it. Ed, having a CB radio himself, pulled over and witnessed it himself.

Right now, sadly he has been at home for over a year undergoing knee surgeries and not able to work on cars, but just gave away a perfect camero for nearly nothing, and still has a TA that is absolutely georgeous. That might be mine in the near future.

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yeah i figured such, i just remember the story of tapping out 6th by the kink at VIR...

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yeah i figured such, i just remember the story of tapping out 6th by the kink at VIR...
I think we all learned that day to always bring additional gearing.... just in case.

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