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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Older bike's on the Track, is it good/safe?

Here's the situation. I have my new RR with only 5,000 km on it and I want to go to the track. I know my bike will be fine, but my friend wants to go with me and he has a 2002 F4i with close to 50,000 km on it.

Will putting a bike with higher kilometers on the track be asking for trouble? I've heard from some people (it could be B.S. since they don't really go to the track) that it might cause mechanical failures since its a little long in the tooth.

We'll be doing a full service to them before hand so I wouldn't expect anything to go wrong due to overlooked maintenance.

What are your thoughts/experiences with high milage bikes on the track?
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to me the answer is the same as allways with an older bike

it depends on how well it was taken care of

the motor can exploded on the older bike, just as much as it can on your new bike from getting beat down.

i know of people running bikes with 50,000k miles on them, wich is over 80,000k.


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its a lot safer on the track than the street

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There shouldn't be any problem w/that bike as long as it was maintained. My F4i has about 27k miles and is still good enough to take to the track.

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Thanks for the reassurance. He got it with 30,000 km on it and I think the owner before him was a little hard on it (never been to the track though), but at least he kept it in good shape.

If anything goes wrong I'll post it here.
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my friend will be going to the track this monday on his 05 RR with ~37k miles

he keeps it immaculate though. still looks new off the showroom floor.



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F4i's just keep on running, when I had mine there was a guy riding one on the track with 80K on it. Sounds like you are going to go through the maintenance and replace your fluids dont forget the coolant and you shouldnt have any worries.

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I'm on my 4th or 5th Honda 600cc bike.

All of them went from the showroom to the track... except for one I bought used that had like 20,000 miles on it... and then went straight to the track :icon_lol:

Point is, these are great bikes and bulletproof if you maintain them and don't screw them up by trying to get 3 more HP out of them by re-engineering what Mr. Honda did.

I wouldn't hesitate to track it, if it was maintained and still in good shape.

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your friend's F4i should be ok. just do a full check-up on it before heading to the track. check and change fluids/oil, some decent tires, chain and sprocket wear, and the normal trackprep and he's golden.

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