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    Bench racing

    Ive always thought that two strokes were easier to work on and generally cheaper to build. What does everybody race here? The RD400 I have in the garage seems quite a bit lighter than CB400f's Ive had kicking around. Wouldnt that be really helpful on the tracks? Can a CB400F race on a 350 class?

    Whens the wheel starts awhoblin start thinking about stopin.
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    all true generally speaking. the cb400f would run in middleweight i think. the 350 would run in lightweight even if you modified it. piston cam etc...i guess there really wouldnt be anything to stop you if you ran a stock 350gp type 350/2 as a lightweight bike all of the time. then bumped it to middlweight. it really wouldnt make any sense to do that though because youd just get you ass handed to you by bikes that could out brake and out accelerate you all day long.


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    Should all newbies start in the lightweight class? Im am really considering taking the penguin racing course next spring. Assuming I can put my own bike together. Gives me all winter to lose some weight!LOL

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    as joe said earlier, there's usually slow guys in most classes so it wouldn't matter much which class you started in. just pick a bike you feel comfortable working on when it breaks or you crash....because both will happen eventually <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>


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    Thanks JD, I like the advice, but can I race you with my Rd400?

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    yeah, and lose <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

    just kidding. check the uscra rules. we've got guys on our team that race in 250GP, 350GP, 500GP, OpenGP, ULWSV, LWSV, and MWSV in either their specific classes or bump classes so you'll always have someone you know at least on the grid. I can't say how close they'll be after the flag drops though. we've got riders like the ULWSV champion, Aaron "Look at my knee pucks" Phinney, the grizzled veteran, Tony "the Knife" Coccoro, and the silky smooth, Joe "touch my zebra" Clancy who ride like crazed two-wheeled terrors. and to keep up with the likes of these fellas would take the reflexes of a cat and a set of plums even your mother would double-take at.

    getting bored at work, can you tell? really though, its a ton of fun. aaron is the only one who would put you in the grass if it meant getting by you in the chicane.

    LOL, just kidding


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    If your going to slow, than you become my apex. I've been put in the grass a few times myself.

    Also when you race against Jeremy, hes got the inspector gadget oil spraying system if you try to pass him.

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    i think jeremy makes some good points about bike selection. one thing i think to remember is that you dont want to get in over your head with power. the most important thing to remember is to pick a bike that you feel comfortable wringing the crap out of. at the track i ride the 350 at speeds i wouldnt dare to on the street. having a bike thats a little down on power is ok for the start. it does actually teach you alot about how to ride and how fast to go. aaron and i have had this same conversation many times. dont forget, you can pprobably always hop it up some with cams pistons carbs etc and move to the next class. the classes that have the closest rcaing are the ones with the craziest riders, but they are also the ones with the closest matched bikes. kinda like iroc. be sure you have a good parts availability. cranks and pistons are important things to be able to get in 2 strokes no? make sure you have a good line on them as well as tranny parts. dont race anything youre really attached to. if you value it to the point that you dont want it destroyed, the track isnt the place to take it. it takes only a blink of the eye to have something at the track completely destroyed. although it is rare. ok, i have to go pet my zebra.



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