advice on track bike wanted

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Jeff Peters, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. Jeff Peters

    Jeff Peters Guest

    Hi guys
    I was after some advice on a track bike.

    Im riding at a level where I feel I could push my bike harder on the
    track but am unwilling to as it is my primary mode of transport and the
    risk outweighs the reward.

    I have been thinking about getting a second bike that I could thrash
    around the track once or twice a month and if I throw it into the kitty
    litter, Im not left without transport and Im not left cash strapped as I
    can repair it at my own leisure.

    To this end, I have been contemplating an r6 for the following reasons:

    * theres high market availability so less perfect ones are reasonably
    well priced
    * lots of wogs smash them up so wreckers have an abundance of spares
    * reasonably track focussed bike

    Ideally I'd be looking for a 2nd hand r6 with no mechanical/structural
    problems but damaged fairings to reduce price (id replace with
    fibreglass straight away anyhow)

    I dont know heaps about the r6 variations other than that they have
    released new models in 99,00,01 and 03.

    An 03 is out of the question as Im not willing to spend that much. An 02
    is a waste of extra $$ as it is just a newer 01.

    Im really after the most forgiving model (to compensate for my lack of
    skillz ;p). Is there much difference between the year models in terms of
    how forgiving the bike is?

    So do I want a 99, 00 or 01 model? As I have mentioned, price is
    probably the foremost issue although if an 00 is more forgiving than a
    99, id be prepared to pay more...

    can anyone help me out with some advice?

    Thanks in advance

    Jeff Peters, Aug 4, 2003
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  2. Jeff Peters

    Jules Guest

    Are you in Melbourne?

    If so, send me an email as I may be able to help you out.

    Jules, Aug 4, 2003
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  3. Jeff Peters

    Jeff Peters Guest

    You must be mistaken... no self-respecting Wog would be seen dead on a
    you must be mistaken if you think lots of wogs have self respect.
    i know lots of wogs with 600s. probably too busy paying off the loan on
    their mr2/bmw3ser/skyline/wankmobile that they couldnt afford the r1.

    I meant as far as production bikes go. I was using the term "fairly
    track focussed" as opposed to a race bike like the rs250.
    Sorry my wording was not quite up to your standards.

    No. I dont think so. I said that I COULD push my bike harder. My bike is
    my primary mode of transport and theres a limit to where I feel
    comfortable pushing it and feeling confident that Ill be able to ride
    home from the track. I dont for a second have the misconception that im
    a competitive racer. I know that if i wasnt so worried about decking it,
    ive got an extra 5 seconds in me without too much extra pushing.

    Im not sure forgiving was the best word for what I was trying to
    describe. I recall reading reviews where a lot of the instability and
    twitchiness of a previous years model was reportedly toned down a lot.
    I think this would be more preferable for me. This was really what I was
    trying to convey.

    I appreciate that but then plenty of people have reviewed them and
    called them exemplary machines with *a1* everything, it just depends on
    what publication.

    ive ridden a zzr6, cbr6f4i and an r6 before. The r6 is the only one I
    havent taken for a decent run where I could get a good feel of how it i couldnt really get a great feel of whether it liked me or
    not. The zzr6 was a bit clunky but the f4i was a bike i would call quite
    forgiving. it held nice lines and felt quite stable and solid at all
    times once id made the rear quite hard and reduced the rebound.

    thanks for the heads up. its something ill definitely make sure to check
    out if i look at a damaged bike.

    Jeff Peters, Aug 4, 2003
  4. Jeff Peters

    Jeff Peters Guest

    No. In sydney.

    But id still love to hear what you've got to say.
    You want I should send that email anyway?

    Jeff Peters, Aug 4, 2003
  5. Jeff Peters

    John Littler Guest

    I see harsh week isn't over yet....

    (put down that keyboard and turn around slowly IK and no one'll get hurt...)
    John Littler, Aug 4, 2003
  6. Jeff Peters

    Jules Guest

    nah I was just gonna try to sell you mine ;-)
    It's a 2000 R6, registered and roadworthy, some cracks in the original
    fairings and comes with raceglass.. I only half-assedly want to sell it so
    am not really planning on advertising it anywhere. Looks a little like

    Jules, Aug 4, 2003
  7. Jeff Peters

    John Littler Guest

    THAT long ? Oh dear ! We'd better rename it "harsh century" then ?

    Besides I could have sworn I saw a wave of caring sharing group hugs come over
    this group momentarily the other day...

    (or was that merely a pipe dream Kubla Khan* ?)
    *Obscure literary allusion to make up for the fact I've no idea what that
    obviously American quote was out of (Simpsons ? Some obscure Yankee cop movie ?)
    John Littler, Aug 4, 2003
  8. Jeff Peters

    Knobdoodle Guest

    John Littler wrote in message ...
    I'd like to find aus.karate and get in for my chop.
    Knobdoodle, Aug 4, 2003
  9. Jeff Peters

    Jules Guest

    I got a lot of coffe and donuts in me, don't push me!

    Fear of a Black Hat!

    God I love that movie.
    Jules, Aug 4, 2003
  10. :)

    Will that be strips of pita bread or just plain old boring Schkippie
    crackers with that tub of hommous, Jules?

    "See, I even gotta brudda over here drawin' the stuff, courtroom-style..."
    Intact Kneeslider, Aug 4, 2003
  11. Jeff Peters

    John Littler Guest

    I'm guessing by the IMDB entry you're going to need to be fairly familiar with
    rap and hip hop to "get" this movie ?

    John Littler, Aug 4, 2003
  12. It's not essential, but it does enhance the experience... kinda like I
    probably wouldn't get quite as much out of Spinal Tap as someone who spent
    the early 80's wearing a band of leather peppered with studs around their
    Intact Kneeslider, Aug 4, 2003
  13. Jeff Peters

    Jeff Peters Guest

    And I'd worry less about finding a bike ready tailored for your needs and
    making whatever bike i buy suitable for my needs and abilities?
    what do you mean?

    in terms of aftermarket suspension, exhaust, power commander, steering
    dampener etc?

    or something else?

    Jeff Peters, Aug 4, 2003
  14. Jeff Peters

    Jules Guest

    "I ain't got mai bitch in this maaahfucker. Tone, if he had a bitch, she
    wouldn't be in this maaahfucker. She ain't sposed to be here man, she ain't
    sposed to be here!"

    Oh how I could go on...
    Jules, Aug 4, 2003
  15. Jeff Peters

    Mitoboy Guest

    Personaly you would be stoopid not to get a 2 stroke 250 as ya first track
    If you've ever been to a wreckers count the number of RGV carcases.... hence
    many cheap parts.
    Just my 2 cents worth!
    Mitoboy, Aug 4, 2003
  16. Jeff Peters

    Johnnie5 Guest

    what a load of crap they all have fully sick moite cars and gotta have the latest bike as well
    the RS250 is track focused as well

    what about a Ducati 916 do you think that is track focused or a race bike ?
    how about it being a tourer ??
    5 secs without pushing much harder ??
    well then what are you doing now then ?

    do you have any idea how hard it is to get as much as 5 secs ??
    Johnnie5, Aug 4, 2003
  17. Aaron & Kylie, Aug 4, 2003
  18. Here's all the info you'll ever need...

    Hint: 1 cent spent on training = $1 spent on hardware.

    Aaron & Kylie, Aug 4, 2003
  19. Jeff Peters

    Johnnie5 Guest


    close but not quite
    Johnnie5, Aug 4, 2003
  20. Who let you bring real maths in

    Aaron & Kylie, Aug 4, 2003
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