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wr250X at the Track

Well, I did a track/school day at the track yesterday on my WR. I took the WR because my wife went to this one and she rides in the slow group (and I join her). I was pleasantly surprised and had an incredibly fun time. Since I have done a ton of classes with these folks, they let me go out during lunch with the instructors. They had put up several chicanes (using cones) that took up about 1/2 of the straight away (helping the WR a ton). I road a few laps with one instructor who rides an SV650 and I was getting enough of a gap through the corners that he couldn't catch me by the end of the straight. Another instructor and I did several laps together (he was on a BMW GS800), he would take a big lead on the straight and I would catch back up in the corners. The only problem I had with the WR was the rev limiter. After the dyno tune the horsepower is virtually level from about 8500-rev limiter, so I don't have that little signal of a power drop for shifting (I wish I could up the rev limiter until that occured, but then again it only happens when ridden super hard). All in all, it was great fun. And, my wife had a great time on her 599.

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I rode mine at Jennings last feb and it was a blast to play around in the C group. The top speed was only 84 mph and that was the only group that they would let me run in because of the closing speeds on the straights in the A and B. Needless to say it was a hoot! I lapped several riders on liter+ bikes 2-3 times.


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I would love a 250X

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I rode mine at Jennings last feb and it was a blast to play around in the C group. The top speed was only 84 mph and that was the only group that they would let me run in because of the closing speeds on the straights in the A and B. Needless to say it was a hoot! I lapped several riders on liter+ bikes 2-3 times.

Since they put 3 extra chicanes in that helped a lot. During lunch I rode with the instructors and the WR was a killer in the corners. They are talking about a day at the go-kart track next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm hoping for at least one good picture, I'll know in about a week.

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Kart track would ROCK! I have not found a small track to play on with the tards yet, but I know it would an absolute blast.

I rode my SM610 in the B group but again top speed was an issue with only 105mph top speed, the one session in the A group I rode, I was a rolling chicane for the boys. B group on a regular track big track is a good pace. You have enough speed in the corners, that only the fastest B riders will pass you on the straights.

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sweet!

I will have supermoto rims for my R by next spring, I can't wait for the first race at the go kart track. You should definitely find one and try it, it's even a blast on my dual sport tires.

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sweet!

I will have supermoto rims for my R by next spring, I can't wait for the first race at the go kart track. You should definitely find one and try it, it's even a blast on my dual sport tires.
There is a brand new go kart track about 20 miles south of me, and they are open to supermotos every Wednesday (at least that is what I have heard). So, I'm hoping to make it there a bit next season. I'm really hoping they design a class for the go kart track, because I really like the folks that put on this school/track day.

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Supermotos are a blast man. I did a couple of track days on my 426 lot of fun. The straights were only thing I didn't like. I made up a lot in corners. A good set of rubber is key. I tried street tires and was over riding them. Some slicks or dot's

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Finally got my pics!
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Great pics! I like the bike in black. I tried to get Kate to do black but she wants white instead. So maybe for christmas she will get some new plastics. Get rid of the blues....




This is the sig line from one of the guys on the CBR1100XX.org site....................................

Fuel to trackday and back.............................................. $ 45.00
Hotel stay.............................................. ........................$55.00
Cost of trackday.......................................... .................$110.00

Getting lapped by a gentleman on a wr250x, twice...........Priceless

Youth and skill (or lack of) will get you so far, for everything else there's age and treachery.

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Great pics! I like the bike in black. I tried to get Kate to do black but she wants white instead. So maybe for christmas she will get some new plastics. Get rid of the blues....




This is the sig line from one of the guys on the CBR1100XX.org site....................................

Fuel to trackday and back.............................................. $ 45.00
Hotel stay.............................................. ........................$55.00
Cost of trackday.......................................... .................$110.00

Getting lapped by a gentleman on a wr250x, twice...........Priceless

Youth and skill (or lack of) will get you so far, for everything else there's age and treachery.
There is a NESBA day on the Patriot course coming up in Oct. I'm still hashing out details, but I may be doing it on my 400SM.

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I really want to ride the Patriot course. Its the only track that's somewhat local (4hrs) to me, that is suited to a Motard. I'll check out the NESBA site for details, thanks for the heads up!

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Great pics! I like the bike in black. I tried to get Kate to do black but she wants white instead. So maybe for christmas she will get some new plastics. Get rid of the blues....




This is the sig line from one of the guys on the CBR1100XX.org site....................................

Fuel to trackday and back.............................................. $ 45.00
Hotel stay.............................................. ........................$55.00
Cost of trackday.......................................... .................$110.00

Getting lapped by a gentleman on a wr250x, twice...........Priceless

Youth and skill (or lack of) will get you so far, for everything else there's age and treachery.

Last year I passed one of the instructors on the outside on my Aprilia Shiver, after the session he came to me and said, "That really hurt my pride." Sometimes old age and treachery leads to a good laugh. By the way, the instructors for the school aren't as hardcore as open trackday instructors, so I'm not claiming greatness here.

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