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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2010, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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planning a track day

hey guys, so recently i got in my head that i wanna do a track day badly i done all the research and i found here in Australia on eastern creek race track that they have a instructional course on how to ride on the track, my question is, i still haven't ridden the cbr600rr as i am still waiting on some parts to fix it and the only other bike I have ever ridden is a ninja 250, would i be better of getting a damaged 250 and just replace the important parts so that its ride able not worrying about the faring scratches and use that as a beginner bike for a track day or should i just start right away with the 600, thanks in advance.
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yeah you can do a trackday on a ninja 250, much easier to learn to go fast on than a 600, when you get a couple of trackdays under your belt using the 250R you can ride the 600RR after you get it fixed.

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The smaller the bike the easier it is to learn, just get your arse out there! :D

"at 8k i often get the tire to slip a bit(kinda like stoner in motogp) when i start to get on the throttle"
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I say do it on the 600.

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The smaller the bike the easier it is to learn, just get your arse out there! :D
Yep, making mistakes is far less critical when your on a bike with lesser horsepower.

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Eastern Creek is a great race track! If you can find a cheap 250 in mechanically sound condition, that would be perfectly fine.

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250 is great on track

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2010, 12:52 AM
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It is a good idea to start with a 250. The lower hp of 250 lets you focus the skills you are about to learn. The bottom line is your 250 must have sound mechanical condition and enough rubber on the tires.
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