|06-19-2011, 09:11 PM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Riverside , CA
A n00b Goes Flat Tracking. TEAM NO BUDGET
and no not in the good way of limitless money but in the way of flat broke.
a few years back when i was running Speedway a buddy of mine and i where racing at a track when a lady in the pits says to my brother " man those guys are like real low budget" he laughed and said " Ha more like no budget"
sometimes you just got to ride by what ever means necessary. try to make the best with what you got. thats what brings me here.I thought I hung up my Speedway/Dirt Track racing days back in '08 when i ended with a broken shoulder some swelling on the brain and a stay in the most horrible hospital ever.
About a week ago a friend of mine who promotes Speedway racing told me he is also trying to get some flat track races going but rider turn out has been terrible. so he asked me to bring something out and race i scratched me head for a minute and said "yes".
I went out to my garage to see what i had that may be appropriate to ride..my big 650 wasnt gonna do it..to big/tall/heavy.....then i started looking at the little '79 KLX 250 and thought "perfect"
well my brother came over and in one afternoon we brought back Team No Budget by basically building a ubber low budget " Flat Tracker"( i use this term loosely)
here she is
lowered in the back with some earlier model KX125 shocks i had sitting around and the fork tubes slid up a bit. about a 2" shorter shock on back and a 2 3/4" drop on the fork tube. close to a 3" drop in seat height now at 33" and lower frame rail on 9" off ground as apposed to 12"+
now i still have the 21" front wheel..my research in finding a KE100 front to swap on was WRONG..i wanted a 19" front that could keep the brake for trail riding and so i could run old school dunlop K70's on it 3.50X19 front and 4.00X18 rear..cause they are about $50 a piece compared to todays 150+ race tires
so instead i wound up with super cheap $20 shinko trail bike trials universal style tires .
oh and i made my new skid shoe on a 1hr lunch brake at work..hard faced it and all
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JeffS77 screwed with this post 06-20-2011 at 04:48 PM
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