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Old 11-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #941
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Thinking about buying a Ninja 250 to start racing on.

Have a friend who's selling one relatively cheap. I'd need to respring it, but other than that it should be ready to race (exhaust, jetting, brake lines, track plastics, rear sets, tire warmers, Ohlin's shock, emulators that need to be installed, etc.)

I've heard repeatedly that they're a great learning tool, and they're much less of a PITA to start racing on. Cheaper on tires, lower speeds, and less terrible turn 1 hijinks compared to what goes on in Novice Middleweight.

I'm debating between getting the Ninja or grabbing a dirt bike to go **** around on. What says Respect?
I've wanted a 250 since I was done building my R6.... Go for it!
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #942
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Thinking about buying a Ninja 250 to start racing on.

Have a friend who's selling one relatively cheap. I'd need to respring it, but other than that it should be ready to race (exhaust, jetting, brake lines, track plastics, rear sets, tire warmers, Ohlin's shock, emulators that need to be installed, etc.)

I've heard repeatedly that they're a great learning tool, and they're much less of a PITA to start racing on. Cheaper on tires, lower speeds, and less terrible turn 1 hijinks compared to what goes on in Novice Middleweight.

I'm debating between getting the Ninja or grabbing a dirt bike to go **** around on. What says Respect?
250's are fuggin FUN. Dirt bike is fun as well. If you want to get serious about racing, pick up the 250 I learned a lot from racing a 250 this past weekend.

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:15 PM   #943
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Re: R6 Forum Chat/Respect Thread version 14.1

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Thinking about buying a Ninja 250 to start racing on.

Have a friend who's selling one relatively cheap. I'd need to respring it, but other than that it should be ready to race (exhaust, jetting, brake lines, track plastics, rear sets, tire warmers, Ohlin's shock, emulators that need to be installed, etc.)

I've heard repeatedly that they're a great learning tool, and they're much less of a PITA to start racing on. Cheaper on tires, lower speeds, and less terrible turn 1 hijinks compared to what goes on in Novice Middleweight.

I'm debating between getting the Ninja or grabbing a dirt bike to go **** around on. What says Respect?
You've already got a bike, you mule??? I'd still say do-et it...!
Also, as in get your race license?
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #944
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250's are fuggin FUN. Dirt bike is fun as well. If you want to get serious about racing, pick up the 250 I learned a lot from racing a 250 this past weekend.
Yeah ... I really want to do both. The girlfriend is also retiring from roller derby and has expressed interest in doing both (dirt bikes + riding track) as well. Ideally I'd race the 250 for a seaon, hand it off to her, and then move back to the R6. She doesn't really have any moto experience beyond taking the MSF and piddling around the neighborhood on my old street going R6 once - so we'd need to get her a street bike to get some experience before I'd feel comfortable sending her out on the track on the 250.

I'm not so sure I have room in my garage to make all of this happen.

The nice thing about the dirt bikes is that there's no track day fees, no blowing through tires, no schedule to adhere to, and I'd learn a lot about sliding around on 2 wheels.

Life is hard when you're faced with decisions like these.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:26 PM   #945
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You've already got a bike, you mule??? I'd still say do-et it...!
Also, as in get your race license?
Yeah, I'd have to get a race license prior to racing.

Probably do CVMA (Chuckwalla), but Motoyard is gonna run a series at Willow Springs again next year, could also do WERA West, but that'd involve a lot more traveling - I imagine WERA is a little more serious than the local one-track-only clubs, but it'd also mean I get to race at Fontana. Decisions, decisions.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #946
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Yeah ... I really want to do both. The girlfriend is also retiring from roller derby and has expressed interest in doing both (dirt bikes + riding track) as well. Ideally I'd race the 250 for a seaon, hand it off to her, and then move back to the R6. She doesn't really have any moto experience beyond taking the MSF and piddling around the neighborhood on my old street going R6 once - so we'd need to get her a street bike to get some experience before I'd feel comfortable sending her out on the track on the 250.

I'm not so sure I have room in my garage to make all of this happen.

The nice thing about the dirt bikes is that there's no track day fees, no blowing through tires, no schedule to adhere to, and I'd learn a lot about sliding around on 2 wheels.

Life is hard when you're faced with decisions like these.
Can't go wrong with both, to be honest. Yeah I heard that about dirt too, taking what you learn and applying it to the track.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #947
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Yeah, I'd have to get a race license prior to racing.

Probably do CVMA (Chuckwalla), but Motoyard is gonna run a series at Willow Springs again next year, could also do WERA West, but that'd involve a lot more traveling - I imagine WERA is a little more serious than the local one-track-only clubs, but it'd also mean I get to race at Fontana. Decisions, decisions.

lol. Think so? I was trying to get at asking what org you were thinking of going with but you answered it.

Everyone could enjoy the dirt bike... not everyone could take it out on the track.
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