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Old 11-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #1726
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The XR is bad ass no doubt, and The Mile is absolutey my favorite from of racing. However, I like seeing them challenged on occasion. Indy was telling this year in that either Mees or Halbert bitched over the PA that the Kawi was fast in the straight but couldn't hang in the turns. Who knows? I just hope the sport hangs on.
The sport is healthier than it has been; still down thanks to the economy, but we're seeing 5-6 brands at the miles, and 3-4 brands at half-miles. Short tracks are all production based bikes now, which kind of sunk the framer part of the market.

With that said, to really make it fun, I say we take the brakes off and have at it. No?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:53 AM   #1727
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The sport is healthier than it has been; still down thanks to the economy, but we're seeing 5-6 brands at the miles, and 3-4 brands at half-miles. Short tracks are all production based bikes now, which kind of sunk the framer part of the market.

With that said, to really make it fun, I say we take the brakes off and have at it. No?

That was pretty much what it was back in the early 70s, pre-LTS. Most short trackers were stock frames. The CRs, TMs, MXs, and the rest. 19" front wheel and decent shocks. Frames came about more when suspension started going to 8-10" travel. It was less costly back then. Some racers had Champion frames and such, but most were stock/stock modified.

As for the Kawasakis, maybe ugly, but functional. The thing is the whole bike costs about as much as building the XR engine alone and the Kaw engine can be run pretty much most of the season without having to tear it down to look for engine damaging wear from what I've read. That's good for the sport, a reasonable bike to race as a privateer. No longer is the high buck XR the only way to go. A crashed out Kaw 650 sets up the potential for a racer. That's cool.

The cool part for short track is the vintage racing along with the MX bikes. It is fun to watch either/or, plus some classes mix them up too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:19 PM   #1728
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GOOD LORD!!!!

there is nothing i would change on that bike. i would love to spin that around the local short track. would pull me from "retirement" against the wishes of my wife and family.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #1729
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:49 PM   #1730
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Funny I have a different opinion on that very bike, especially after he drove into me in turn one in Volusia. It didn't look that good laying on the ground with pieces splattered all over after that

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #1731
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Funny I have a different opinion on that very bike, especially after he drove into me in turn one in Volusia. It didn't look that good laying on the ground with pieces splattered all over after that

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #1732
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Forgot, I had a couple more. I'm on the #1 white Yamaha.


A split second later as he's climbing up the back of my bike

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I stayed up, he was a little less fortunate

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The pretty little Sprint looking worse for wear with half my rear tire stuck to his front end.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #1733
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The first picture has you looking to exit and he is looking at your right shoulder.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #1734
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Luckily he hit me behind the foot peg and I reacted quick enough to push down and gas it. Otherwise we'd have both been on the ground.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #1735
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Forgot, I had a couple more. I'm on the #1 white Yamaha.

The pretty little Sprint looking worse for wear with half my rear tire stuck to his front end.


What is it that we that participate in roundy round racing always say??

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #1736
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #1737
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My TT500 flattracker and the diesel bobber I traded to get it back in June...







What it looks like now...









How cool is this rig???


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #1738
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:08 PM   #1739
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I like your number choice.
Thanks! Pretty simple. 83 was the year I was born, and K is AMA's code for Iowa.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:11 PM   #1740
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Forgot, I had a couple more. I'm on the #1 white Yamaha.


A split second later as he's climbing up the back of my bike

The pretty little Sprint looking worse for wear with half my rear tire stuck to his front end.

Well, if you were going fast enough...never woulda happened.
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