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I trying to decided is I should make my CB350K4 race bike "dual purpose". Setting it up so that it's simi-legal with license, head light, turn signals, horn, stop light and sidestand all that can be quickly removed to put the bike back in race trim. what would be the reason for this close to insane move? I live in a simi-rural area near a two lane highway and some great mountain roads and would like to legally test the bike from time to time. Just wonder if any of you have done the same? I'm sure this will open up a lot of discussion.
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Wally,
In most cases you'll be testing a race bike balls out. Iffy even if it's street legal. Riding a bike really setup to race, on the street, will pretty much tell you if it runs, and how it runs on the street, not really how it runs on a track.
Yeah it would be nice to be able to get the basic bugs out in a legal fashion on the street. But unless you have a place on the street you can run it up to redline in high gear and keep it there for a while it's not going to give you a lot of info on your race setup.

I guess if the project is done in an efficient, easy to change manner, it would be an asset. But it would probably still lead to some compromises as far as building an all out race bike.
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"have a place on the street you can run it up to redline in high gear and keep it there for a while it's not going to give you a lot of info on your race setup"

I agree, fortunately I can ride two country blocks and be on a road where I can red line up to 90 mph without being taken to jail if nailed. It's a LONG trip to a track to attend a track day. With my last race bike I'd make the long trip to the track not knowing if modifications were a GO or failure.
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i agree with jb. until its at the track, its almost useless to have one on the street for testing purposes. even a dyno wont tell you since it really never gets up to heat like at the track. t could just be a waste of your time. i mmean, if you have the energy, and time, why not. otherwise, i think youll get limited info from it.

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wally-

i live out in the middle of nowhere where i can flog the bike and i made a similar setup last season. cheap driving lights from auto zone mounted triumph speed triple style with a toggle to the battery. a little brake lens wired only to the rear pedal (just make sure to toe the pedal when using the front)and a lisence plate zip tied to the brake lens. then i cut the footpegs off the sidestand and left the bracket for a shakey kickstand. no turnsignals, no horn. of course, if you remove the alternator, this makes little sense.

but one season was enough and kind of a pain. and as the bike became more and more race prepped, it just stopped working as well.... no wire harness, race tires wasted on the street, etc. now i just risk the ticket when i do a plug chop and hope i can sort the rest at the track.

good luck. tt
 

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I have had the pleasure to race tim's "personal race track" a few times and it is a hoot! From what I hear it comes with a few gum ball machines you have to watch out for as well!

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wally,

i always wanted to be able to take my race bike out and about "legally."

i think it is a great idea. if i ever get the cb350 modified bike built, i'd probably convert my stocker back to a street/fully race prepped bike.

i'd definately have to figure out some quieter pipes.

texy
 
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