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9-12-2016 4:26 PM
I am the stig I just want to Jennings GP on Saturday with my 2001. It's fun passing the "big bikes" in the 5-10 turns only to get blow off on the straights.
5-18-2016 4:02 PM
one_evil_monkey
Re: Track on a 500?

Cool deal!

I loved my XR100R....
Thanks to the ex-wife I no longer have it...

I bet it is fun to track them.
Like I said, I did trail racing though.

O_E_M
5-18-2016 3:18 PM
redkow97
Re: Track on a 500?




^This is when things are going well.

This is 2 laps later, when I crashed out of 5th place. The first picture is just my front tire plowing.








Both the bike and I were in fine shape to complete the race. The last time I crashed like this on a big bike, I tumbled more times than I could count, and my 600 cartwheeled, costing me quite a bit in parts, and destroying my rear tire (the exhaust bent down and sliced it to the cords).
5-18-2016 3:04 PM
redkow97
Re: Track on a 500?

Quote:
Originally Posted by One_Evil_Monkey
Quote:
Originally Posted by rk97
Yeah, since I last posted in this thread, I've raced and sold my 600RR and now race an XR100 with no bodywork other than number plates.

It's too light to break itself when i crash. Best race bike ever.
An XR100... you went to a dirtbike from a 600RR?

The XR100 didn't come with bodywork. EVER.

I trail raced them... it has the front plate and L/R plates.
Number 8

Great trail bike for racing though.

O_E_M

ETA: If I can find the pics I'll post
I got rid of the 600RR because I couldn't afford a new rear tire every weekend, and 1 crash cost enough to pretty much end my race season. My pace was greater than my budget. Not so with the 100.

I race the XR100 with street tires on kart tracks. I'm not going to pretend that I don't miss going 130mph and 600cc acceleration, but the XR100 class is highly competitive in the org I race with, and it is really fun to wring the neck of the bike and know that the potential consequences are relatively benign, and cheap. I'm talking injuries, and bike damage.

I've raced a couple of rounds so far this year. If i can remember my photobucket login, I'll post some pics here.
4-29-2016 1:38 AM
one_evil_monkey
Re: Track on a 500?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rk97
Yeah, since I last posted in this thread, I've raced and sold my 600RR and now race an XR100 with no bodywork other than number plates.

It's too light to break itself when i crash. Best race bike ever.
An XR100... you went to a dirtbike from a 600RR?

The XR100 didn't come with bodywork. EVER.

I trail raced them... it has the front plate and L/R plates.
Number 8

Great trail bike for racing though.

O_E_M

ETA: If I can find the pics I'll post
4-28-2016 9:18 AM
redkow97
Re: Track on a 500?

Yeah, since I last posted in this thread, I've raced and sold my 600RR and now race an XR100 with no bodywork other than number plates.

It's too light to break itself when i crash. Best race bike ever.
1-25-2016 12:33 AM
urbane
Re: Track on a 500?

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Originally Posted by CTarna
+ 6 years....

What a funny bunch of postings....
Thanks for the bump, some good reading here.
1-24-2016 10:02 PM
ctarna
Re: Track on a 500?

+ 6 years....

What a funny bunch of postings....
9-1-2010 11:38 PM
csmutty
Re: Track on a 500?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Littlepaw
Because the bike ideally would be dual purpose; That being said, the idea of the thread was a stock bike. Replacing the stock fairings on an 500 is expensive. Racing fairings, not so much but with stock you wouldn't have those on it.
I race and don't even run a fairing. Fairings are for posers.
8-26-2010 3:23 PM
redkow97
Re: Track on a 500?

if i had to have a bike pull street/track duty, i'd run it naked (with an oil catch pan) with just a slanted number plate to break the wind out front.

cost would be a whopping $50 or less, and I'd never have to replace any body parts except maybe a front fender and street tail.

Naked SV650 or street-fightered F4(i) would be money in the bank.
8-26-2010 1:52 PM
knightslugger
Re: Track on a 500?

you can still have street fairings and they be fiberglass to keep repair costs low... if you're doing dual purpose, that's what i'd do. get a set of high quality street fiberglass, paint them up like you want them and tape over come TD.
8-26-2010 1:38 PM
Littlepaw
Re: Track on a 500?

Because the bike ideally would be dual purpose; That being said, the idea of the thread was a stock bike. Replacing the stock fairings on an 500 is expensive. Racing fairings, not so much but with stock you wouldn't have those on it.
8-26-2010 1:27 PM
redkow97
Re: Track on a 500?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Littlepaw
Those are aftermarket, non-drilled, and unpainted :P We were discussing OEM.
but why? The thread was about the expense of potentially racing or track riding an EX500.
8-26-2010 10:31 AM
Littlepaw
Re: Track on a 500?

Those are aftermarket, non-drilled, and unpainted :P We were discussing OEM.
8-26-2010 10:11 AM
redkow97
Re: Track on a 500?

you didn't shop around enough. http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/...5001994-06.htm (there is a separate page for first generation parts as well)

"Upper fairing: STREET - no headlight mounts: $200.56"

$580 for a set of full race fairings for an EX500 (this includes a lower that will hold oil to pass tech inspection for race orgs. the "factor" lower is even less expensive)

when calculating the cost of a full set, I did assume that you'd maintain the stock front fender, and re-use that flappy black piece of 'fender' under the seat.

If you can live without a "race" tail/seat (number plates on sides of stock tail section), the cost drops to $372. Find me a NEW GSXR upper & lower thta will hold oil for under $370...
8-26-2010 3:39 AM
Littlepaw
Re: Track on a 500?

Yes, I do have first hand at it. I replaced the fairings on my ninja not too long ago and discussed cost of replacement parts. If I had own my example bike(GSXR750), my bill would of been around 400 rather than around 1200. Regardless of first hand experience, you can simply look at places like bike bandit and see the prices.
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Originally Posted by redkow97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Littlepaw
Actually, that is apples to apples. That Suzuki upper cowling is: $187.98, manufacture part. The Ninja 500: $932.10, manufacture part.
and those are race fairings?
The full hot bodies race kit for the gsxr is $585 new. That is still less than just the upper for the EX-500.
8-25-2010 9:34 PM
rhoderage
Re: Track on a 500?

$932.10 wholy mother of.... wow.

Reminder to remove those turn signal backing plates
8-25-2010 4:38 PM
hooligan
Re: Track on a 500?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Littlepaw
Actually, that is apples to apples. That Suzuki upper cowling is: $187.98, manufacture part. The Ninja 500: $932.10, manufacture part.
An OEM upper for under $200? That is far less than I would expect, but if you have it first hand then OK.
8-25-2010 4:34 PM
knightslugger
Re: Track on a 500?

connie 14 for me at RA.

that was a sight...
8-25-2010 4:32 PM
fetherston
Re: Track on a 500?

I've seen everything from a Goldwing to a Sportster 1200 at the track. First few times? Bring whatever you got.
8-25-2010 4:18 PM
redkow97
Re: Track on a 500?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Littlepaw
Actually, that is apples to apples. That Suzuki upper cowling is: $187.98, manufacture part. The Ninja 500: $932.10, manufacture part.
and those are race fairings?
8-24-2010 10:07 PM
Littlepaw
Re: Track on a 500?

Actually, that is apples to apples. That Suzuki upper cowling is: $187.98, manufacture part. The Ninja 500: $932.10, manufacture part.
8-24-2010 11:53 AM
hooligan
Re: Track on a 500?

That isn't apples to apples. A set of Chinese plastics for a GSXR can be had for $300. I haven't seen a Chinese set for the 500, so you have to OEM or a US company. The difference is in the quality.
8-24-2010 4:41 AM
Littlepaw
Re: Track on a 500?

I could replace the full fairings on most other bikes for just the price of an upper on the 500. Most of the prices on everything else is about the same; Keep in mind though that with a stock oh say GSXR750 - you wouldn't need anything extra for the track versus the Ninja 500. To excel on the track anyways, I believe a stock 500, maybe with fogbones or something very small would be a blast on the track.
8-23-2010 10:53 AM
redkow97
Re: Track on a 500?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Littlepaw
Quote:
stock EX500 parts are going to be cheaper than stock SV or 600cc parts; no dispute there.
Actually, the fairings for the 500 are crazy expensive.
price an engine, foot-peg assembly, swing-arm, etc.

fairings are stupidly expensive on any and all bikes... Frankly, the EX doesn't get going fast enough to worry about aerodynamics much, so I wouldn't even bother with anything more than a number plate and a solo tail.
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