[ QUOTE ] SpikedLemon said:
I see several bikes on your site... What's the flavor of the season for next year?
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Site needs updating, but last year I rode an R6. It took me all year to sort it out. I want to go back to the SV, but I don't know how big that class will be for my region. I plan on starting with the R6...if I see a big lightweight grid I'll buy another SV.....if not.......I'll stick with the meatgrinders.
[ QUOTE ] Outlawbiker said:
So what about the SV class do you prefer? Is it easier to race, less competition, or just plain cheaper?
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A little bit of everything.
The tires on the SV could usually go two weekends - lots cheaper right there.
Less competition? Well yes and no. I liked not having to race the semi pros or or the guys chasing contingency money for a living. SV racers all seem to be true "club racers" and its more of an even playing field. And as competative as the MW class is, even my built second gen R6 wasn't very potent. However the LW class just died in my region two years go....only a handful of people every weekend made it pointless. If ten or so show up next year....I'll be back on it.
To me it is easier to race. It does make you work harder - it isn't very forgiving. You HAVE to have good corner speed to make up for the lack of power. But everything happening about 10 - 15 mph slower just seems a little more managable for some reason. I guess going 130 for a mile at Road America and then hitting a wall could kill you just as easily as 160....but the 130 feels safer for some reason.
scotteq~ Holy-crap! DUDE! A few people left you VM's and you never returned any of the messages. We thought you were dead. Now that you're not I think I'm gonna kill you myself... /wwwthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif Seriously though, how's everything been?
[ QUOTE ] slmcknight said:
Hey Scott...good to hear you still around a bit.
Haven't talked to you in a long time since I moved away to the Philippines.
How's everything going?
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Steve! How are you, my friend?? I'd drop a little Tagalog from my Navy days, but that'd just get me (us?) into trouble.... I see you're in AZ.. Flying planes... Obviously a man who's doing things right! :waytogo: