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  • That %$#@ bug never lets go... Help me make up my mind...

    The racing bug. I haven't raced cars or bikes for 2 years now and it's driving me up the wall. Actually it's driving my wife, Danielle, up the wall. She just told me it's time i go race again because i'm turning into a frustrated old fart. Trackdays are just not the same. I gotta race and i gotta win. Can't cope with being one of the "also runs". I wanna win, so fuckit i'm going racing next year, come hell or high water. Time to consider my options.

    Porsche - Car is just about ready, mechanically, but we need to do the bodywork to accomodate the fat rubber. I think I can win the local Porsche challenge hands down if i put my mind to it, but Porsche racing is $$$$ expensive and i dunno if i can fund a full season outta my pocket.

    Alfa - My little GTA is 100% race ready. I think I can walk away with the historics championship not problem, but i promised one of my partners a season in the Alfa, so I guess he'll drive that next year.

    Supermono's - Aaaah, bike racing, now we're talking da real shit. I got close to winning the local championship in 2000 and i think i still have it in me to win that, if i really got serious about it. Problem is my supermono is in pieces all over the Hammerit factory. Will have to put it together and to make it competitive i'll have to do laps and sort through the teething problems, but i kinda lost touch with supermono click...

    Classic bikes - I got the Bimota and I think I'll be very competitive in that class, but there's no way I'll have it ready for next year's season.

    Battle of the Twins. Now we're talking. My TL's got all the shit I need to be very competitive in the class. All i need is race bodywork, wonder where i can get some? He-he. I reckon i could be in the top 5 from the start. Only problem is i take one look at my TL and every braincell in mind is tellin me i'd be crazy to go race a neat bike like this. I think I've become emotionally attached to this bike.

    Buy a 600 race bike? Nope, the snotnoses of today are way to fast and I'll be way, way off pace. They ride for a future and to get noticed. I wanna race for pleasure. Don't get me wrong, i can be fast, but i don't wanna risk crashing so often. Been there done that enough in my life... At 43 new spares are getting kinda hard to find.

    So what am I to do? Maybe i should just do a bit of all the above for convenience sake, but i would really like to concentrate on something and pull off a championship for once in my life. Maybe i'm just talking shit. Maybe i should just stick to trackdays, but it really pisses me off when i'm told i'm not allowed to overtake in corners. Maybe I'm getting old and should just accept the fact that i'm a has-been? No, fuck that, i can still lift some eyebrows...

    Gotta go race. Gotta go race. Gotta go race. Gotta go race....
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  • #2
    go for the porche racing. from the looks of it you can afford to race it
    Sebimoto Carbonfiber Bodywork, Zero Gravity D/B dark tinted screen, Carbo tech C/F frame guards, C/F look levers, black Spider grips, M4 Full system (alum), PC2, Light tech C/F mirrors, GeeLong C/F tank protector, 520 Conversion W/ Gold RK chain and 16/40 stealth sprockets, Pedros Gear Position Indicator, Fan switch, Airbox lid.....REMOVED, Probolt Fasteners all Gold. Spare Set of AMA's Larry Pegram #72 bodywork, Gold clear clutch cover, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pro-Tek Rearsets, Flycal6 quick release tank and seat pins, in the black frame club, Vandrivers coerce style sprocket guard, and a killer TLR keychain


    • #3
      thats a lot of decisions to make .i would go for the least expensive and the most fun!
      2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

      Gear: Arai Quantum f. Joe Rocket GPX 1pc suit. Alpinestars Super Tech boots. Alpinestars GP-1 gloves----always wear it all

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      • #4
        buy a TLR and have that as a race bike. try and find a rashed one and then stick your own bodywork on it.
        be some nice advertising there for ya too.

        good luck in whatever you decide


        • #5
          Just Do It! ( I've heard that before somewhere I'm sure!)
          From the options as described above, and your stated intentions, I would say the Supermono class, AND NOTHING ELSE!!!

          Good luck, mate
          The Weaver bird has little brain, it weaves about from lane to lane... that'd be me then...


          • #6
            i say do the race tlr too. i dunno where you will get the bodywork


            • #7
              Race a TLR or do the Supermono thang!
              PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::


              • #8
                you have all those vechiles to race ?
                2000 Race only TLR - Accel. Tech built GSXR1K forks w/triple, calipers/pads - Braking Wave Rotors - Full M4 (carbon) - Ohlins damper - Ohlins rear - pirelli tires - Graves fairing stay - Race tail complete with sub-frame - PCII - BMC filter - full Air box mod - Body Double race bodywork - GSXR1K front fender - Galfer/Goodridge lines - Woodcraft rearsets - complete - Woodcraft 50mm clip-ons - Complete front and rear brake levers w/ pazzo short levers red - Tre-Mod + Mod


                • #9
                  Just do it ... Life is what it is and we make up the rest as we go along! Especially if your babe is behind your decision ... you got the best of all worlds!

                  I've promised myself that someday when I'm about to exit this world that I would look back and say that I followed my dreams ... and I'm all used up ... YEAH!


                  • #10
                    Second go race you lucky rich man
                    Originally posted by TLCURT
                    Because TL's fucking rock.

                    It's a cult own one is to love one.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by J-Bone
                      Race a TLR or do the Supermono thang!

                      My thought exactly!

                      Supermono sounds so awesome
                      TL1000R -99. Yellow/Black.
                      M4 Full system(Alu), K&N Filter, TRE mod, removed Pair valve. Yoshimura clutch cover, removed Scissor gears, Carbon fibre hugger, carbon fibre rearhugger, HammerIt TLR/R fairings, Gilles Toolings rearset. Pazzo racing levers, shorties, Öhlins rear, Brembo front brakes, ET79 undertail, blah blah blah...


                      • #12
                        Doesn't matter what you chose, just win!
                        May 2003
                        August 2004


                        • #13
                          race the porsche if you can figure out a way to fund the season and be competitve (i have a 928s and dig porsche race cars :-) .....otherwise, race a tlr with your bodywork (that would probably be the best publicity for your business anyway).
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SDTLR
                            Doesn't matter what you chose, just win...
                            The Weaver bird has little brain, it weaves about from lane to lane... that'd be me then...


                            • #15
                              Its gotta be the Porsche or a TL

                              Post pics of what you decide to do along with those "blue" ribbons you WILL receive
                              Just a few mods:

                              Silver, the fastest color!

                              On the inside - HID type bulbs, K&N filter, Iridium ix plugs, 16T front sprocket, Coerce billet sprocket cover, Yosh re-map +5, +5, +5 11 o'clock, Scorpio SE-i500 system from my GB and an ATRE.

                              On the outside - TLR forks, front carbon fender, 5/8th master brake cylinder, black SS brake lines (frnt & rear), braking waves all around with Ti bolts, Brembo gold front calipers & a busa gold rear caliper, flush mount signals (frnt & rear), ZG DB scr