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Old 22nd December 2009, 11:53 PM
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Thats it Im comitted. anyone got a bike to sell me,????
Tommyflm has a Sv650 for sale, shes quick.

Not too sure of anything alse on here, might be a pre 97 in there somewhere, cant tink of whose sellin it now!
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Old 22nd December 2009, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by scoops22
Depends how hi spec your looking for, they can be got from 1000 quid, the championship winner Emmet O Grady was selling his for 3000 I think.

RVFs are the dearest, too dear for what you get out of them in my opinion I would be afraid to say what i spent on mine, the ZXR is the way to go, more powerful, roomier, seem to be more reliable too from what I saw.
is emmet doing the 600's next year ?
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Old 22nd December 2009, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by edwards
is emmet doing the 600's next year ?
Yeah, I think hes looking to get another Triumph.

A lad to keep an eye on
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Old 23rd December 2009, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by scoops22
Yeah, I think hes looking to get another Triumph.

A lad to keep an eye on
id say so


that glenn irwin had some year in the 600's

is he going wss next year ?
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Old 23rd December 2009, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rambo600
kenny rogers used to have a road zxr400, savage little machine, he was ahead of 600's on the windy's on runs
I loved that little zxr, savage bike it was.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrei "The Russian"
Nice one. Biscuits and tea are on me. Also any help you might need with the bike just let me know. I know this cbr's inside and out. Looking forward to it.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 10:29 AM
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A well sorted Suzuki 1000K5 or K6 is an easy bike to ride if you are reasonably disciplined with the throttle. It handles and brakes very well and has plenty of torque to grunt you out of corners even if you are in the wrong gear.

Year 1 is a learning year so be prepared to run towards the back of the field. Year 2 you can wind that throttle on and start moving through the field. Plenty of fun to be had in the 701-1200cc class and less frenetic compared to the 600's.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by odd leg
Hi scoops. what about the sv 650..are they easy to convert for racing. surely the 400s get eaten up in the pre 97s ?

Yep the SV650's are handy enough converted. Just buy a decent shock for them and some fork internals. From the looks of things this class is gonna be over subscribed in 2010 as more racers are coming into it, There were bigish grids this year. It certainly costs less in regards to rubber than the other classes.

Going through the posts and the fact that you are used to a big bike then the 701 - 1010 class would be good too.


Good luck anyway what every you decide on.

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Old 23rd December 2009, 05:06 PM
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Never even heard of the 701...1200 class. does the 701...1010 run the same bikes. and last question , as i have a tuono i am wondering if that can be run or is it better to get something else
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Old 23rd December 2009, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by odd leg
Never even heard of the 701...1200 class. does the 701...1010 run the same bikes. and last question , as i have a tuono i am wondering if that can be run or is it better to get something else
I think the lad is talkin about 701-1010. I haven`t heard of 701-1200 ether. It might be cheaper to buy a race bike than convert your tuono.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by red blade
I think the lad is talkin about 701-1010. I haven`t heard of 701-1200 ether. It might be cheaper to buy a race bike than convert your tuono.
I would think you are right too, im kinda between 400s and pre 97 at moment from listening to the lads here, though i would consider the litre class as jay says but i would imagine the lads there are serious about their racing and im going out for fun only, and probably to save some other soul coming in last as that will be my honour i think
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Old 23rd December 2009, 08:27 PM
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I'm hoping to do the 701-1010 this year as Iv'e done 3 years of trackdays on R1s and 1000cc twins but also at 15st and over 6ft i couldn't get comfortable on smaller bikes, if your use to a bigger bike it might be a better class also as I'm over 40 it seemed it was a bit more relaxed than the smaller cc classes
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Old 23rd December 2009, 08:28 PM
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I understand 1200cc twins are allowed to race in the 701-1010 class. I believe the changes were made in 2008 and while their have been other changes to the rules since, such as the lowering of the age limits, the 1200cc twins allowance still stands to the best of my knowledge.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by odd leg
I would think you are right too, im kinda between 400s and pre 97 at moment from listening to the lads here, though i would consider the litre class as jay says but i would imagine the lads there are serious about their racing and im going out for fun only, and probably to save some other soul coming in last as that will be my honour i think
i'd recommend the 701-1010's. it's not too hard to qualify and its good racin. going by what Jay sats you're well able for it and you're used of the big bike on track.
I went straight in to the701-1010's my first year this year and loved every minute of it.
you'll pick up a competitive 05/06 bike for 4-5000 grand. (don't know what your budget is).

Originally Posted by odd leg
Never even heard of the 701...1200 class. does the 701...1010 run the same bikes. and last question , as i have a tuono i am wondering if that can be run or is it better to get something else
you'd be way out gunned on a tuono by the gixxer/r1's 1000's etc plus it'd cost a fair amount by the time you'd put a system, suspension and all the other bits and bobs on it. buy yourself a race ready yoke.
i've a k6 1000 and i'd definitely recommend one to anyone else
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Old 23rd December 2009, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by muckster
i'd recommend the 701-1010's. it's not too hard to qualify and its good racin. going by what Jay sats you're well able for it and you're used of the big bike on track.
I went straight in to the701-1010's my first year this year and loved every minute of it.
you'll pick up a competitive 05/06 bike for 4-5000 grand. (don't know what your budget is).



you'd be way out gunned on a tuono by the gixxer/r1's 1000's etc plus it'd cost a fair amount by the time you'd put a system, suspension and all the other bits and bobs on it. buy yourself a race ready yoke.
i've a k6 1000 and i'd definitely recommend one to anyone else
Looking at some of the other threads in here the 1000s seem to be lapping about 1..47 or so. not sure i would evenlike to try going that pace...
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Old 23rd December 2009, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by odd leg
Looking at some of the other threads in here the 1000s seem to be lapping about 1..47 or so. not sure i would evenlike to try going that pace...
i take it ya mean 1.47 round the international track and if you were doing those times you'd romp home a clubbies race.
Anything 2 minutes or under should get ya on the grid. 1.53's or less would be top 5.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by muckster
i take it ya mean 1.47 round the international track and if you were doing those times you'd romp home a clubbies race.
Anything 2 minutes or under should get ya on the grid. 1.53's or less would be top 5.
Indeed! As Muckster said, if any of us could do 1:47's we wouldn't be Clubmen!

If you're used to 1-litre bikes and you've been on track before you'll have no problem starting in the 701-1010! See you on the grid next season!
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Old 24th December 2009, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Steffano2002
Indeed! As Muckster said, if any of us could do 1:47's we wouldn't be Clubmen!

If you're used to 1-litre bikes and you've been on track before you'll have no problem starting in the 701-1010! See you on the grid next season!
so are there two different groups that race 1000s ie clubmen and another faster group, sorry for all the questions but this is all new to me
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Old 24th December 2009, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by odd leg
so are there two different groups that race 1000s ie clubmen and another faster group, sorry for all the questions but this is all new to me
there's clubman and Nationals. each year a certain amount of clubmen get upgraded to National.
You'll be clubman next year
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Old 24th December 2009, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by odd leg
so are there two different groups that race 1000s ie clubmen and another faster group, sorry for all the questions but this is all new to me
2 totally different race meetings, different weekends compleetly.

There are approx 10 clubman races per year and approx 10 ISB races per year, in your first year youd be racing in the clubman meetings.

Unless you get a 400 or 650, cause this class is a championship that is ran at the ISB meetings.
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