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Old 8th April 2008, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ajhutch
ive already started to see what ya mean dude. not nice!
have a fresh rear on, but will be looking at a front after the practice day now.
i hope i can get into the high 1min 40s this weekend. havent been on the big track in ages
Just hook up behind one of the fast guys and scare the crap out of yourself in every corner and you'll go faster.. I followed Barron at the race of the Year Friday Practice couple of years ago... and manged to get 1:47.999 on my lap timer, thought sweet that'll do till I couldn't do it the rest of the weekend.. Tyres are cheap compared to a bike in bits..

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Old 8th April 2008, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by johnhig
Just hook up behind one of the fast guys and scare the crap out of yourself in every corner and you'll go faster.. I followed Barron at the race of the Year Friday Practice couple of years ago... and manged to get 1:47.999 on my lap timer, thought sweet that'll do till I couldn't do it the rest of the weekend.. Tyres are cheap compared to a bike in bits..

John
i learnt the hard way with Absol when in Pembrey. highsided and burst my hip. i dont skimp out on tyres in fear of doing damage to myself, more so than having to pay for damage lol
i must be getting old
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Old 9th April 2008, 09:23 PM
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First thing you want is a race licence, you need to join an MCUI affiliated club for this ;
http://www.motorcycling-ireland.com/clubs.htm
I contacted Limerick Off Road Club and they were surprised because i dont have an off road bike and dont do off road racing.
Does it matter where the club is located and what club would some one sugest to join if there is any difference. And how to get the licence aftre id become a member og club.
Thanks and i hope i didnt sound stupid with all the questions.
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Old 9th April 2008, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 62duoglide
Hi steffan was it yourself i was having the crack with in mondello on march the 16th. I was on a blue cbr600.
It was indeed 62duoglide! That was my first ever "racing" experience trying to overtake you! And I nearly killed myself in the process!

Pity you're not racing this year with your pristine looking Pre '97 (it's pristine compared to mine anyway!)... Would have been nice to have another few scraps with you throughout the year!
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Old 9th April 2008, 11:41 PM
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Would love to give it a go, but am lacking 2 things....money and balls.. Fair play to the lads that put the few bob into entertaining us.



..Why was I born handsome instead of rich..?? hahahaha
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Old 14th April 2008, 07:15 PM
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very tempting, anyone got a ball park figure of what it cost per year? what's the best bike to start on? any more info appreciated
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Old 14th April 2008, 07:20 PM
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cbr 600 would be reliable, but some people don't like them
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Old 14th April 2008, 07:31 PM
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Ya colud get a decent bike to start on for 2500, leathers, lid and gear 1200, tyres 300 a set, transponder 400 euro or rent on day for 20 quid. Then youl need a van or trailor at the least. bout 70 euro per clubman entry.
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Old 14th April 2008, 07:50 PM
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sounds reasonable enough, commercial jeep and trailor would probably be my best option, what sort of spares would you recomend carrying? levers, tyres etc. how long would you get from tyres? how often are races? sorry about all the Qs i've really got this stuck in my head now i might give it a go, although some of the lads would say i'd quicker walking aroun the track the way i ride
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Old 14th April 2008, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by firebladefrank
sounds reasonable enough, commercial jeep and trailor would probably be my best option, what sort of spares would you recomend carrying? levers, tyres etc. how long would you get from tyres? how often are races? sorry about all the Qs i've really got this stuck in my head now i might give it a go, although some of the lads would say i'd quicker walking aroun the track the way i ride

ya want spare levers, rearsets if ya can, anything that can break off if you do have a slip. A good selection of tools is needed.

tyre wear depends how quick ya drive, a newcomer on say pre97 would get a couple meetings meetings out of a set of tyres i reckon.

Race every 3 weeks or there abouts
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Old 14th April 2008, 08:13 PM
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Cheers scoops, i see you have a cbr400, have you raced in pre 97 yourself? if so how does the cbr400 fair out against the 600's coz i relly like the handling on the rvf400 or would this be underpowered against the 600s
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Old 14th April 2008, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by firebladefrank
Cheers scoops, i see you have a cbr400, have you raced in pre 97 yourself? if so how does the cbr400 fair out against the 600's coz i relly like the handling on the rvf400 or would this be underpowered against the 600s
I have never raced pre 97 yet, I am this weekend though in bishopscourt.

I think it would be a good bit off the pace, though my qualifying time from the weekend gone would have put me 10th of the 14 pre 97 and it was my first race so i dont really know, i will be able to tell ya on sunday anyway!!
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Old 14th April 2008, 08:33 PM
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sound, i look forward to hearing how you get on, thanks for the advice I think i'll have a go at it just a matter of getting the funds together and picking up a decent bike
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Old 16th April 2008, 12:08 PM
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Gotta register your 'pre97' machine with me too!!
Its easy... contact me, fill out form, i will verify what year the engine and frame of the bike is! and then bingo away ya go!!

Funny how lads sell bikes sayin its a 1996 but its a 1991!!!
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Old 17th April 2008, 03:21 PM
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This may be a stupid question but i'll ask it anyway, is pre 97 just a 10 year thing will it change to pre 98 next year?
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Old 17th April 2008, 03:35 PM
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no i dont think so, its been pre 97 for a couple years now
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Old 17th April 2008, 03:54 PM
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Cheers scoops, you're a wealth of knowledge, if i decide to go ahead with this i'll have to take you for a pint and pick your brains to get all the info i need
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Old 17th April 2008, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by firebladefrank
Cheers scoops, you're a wealth of knowledge, if i decide to go ahead with this i'll have to take you for a pint and pick your brains to get all the info i need
Haha, No bothar
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Old 18th April 2008, 08:42 PM
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ok ..im very close to doing this (if noy 08 defo 09) BUT few more q's...

1. what times on nat circuit would the pre97s be doing ?

winner
midpack
backmarkers

(be interesting to see the spread...i cant find results anywhere on google)

2. would backmarkers be in danger of being lapped in a race ?

3. do you guys have loss of earnings insurance ?

4. transponder rental seems the ticket, you say €400 but thats new yeah ? ...can ye pick these up 2nd hand ?

thanks in advance
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Old 18th April 2008, 08:46 PM
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www.mylaps.com should answer some questions ...most lads have ins from combined insurance ul find it if u search this forum


http://www.mylaps.com/results/showevent.jsp?id=291920
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