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    111,000+ miles on a Hawk

    Check it out before it goes away:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/418096656.html

    #2
    I don't like how he calls it a Track (squid) day.
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      Originally Posted by Doc
      I don't like how he calls it a Track (squid) day.
      just means he doesn't know what he's talking about and has probably never been near a track.
      1988 Honda Hawk
      mcra track crash truck

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        #4
        hmm well he did the clutch but what about the chain and that stuff???
        A Link to the pics I have taken for the 2007 Scavenger hunt.

        http://bikepics.com/members/deadlego/p2/

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          #5
          Originally Posted by karen
          Originally Posted by Doc
          I don't like how he calls it a Track (squid) day.
          just means he doesn't know what he's talking about and has probably never been near a track.
          What's the problem? I don't see anything wrong with his ad. He's selling his Hawk. It's an honest bike with high miles an no stories. No spelling or gramatical errors in his ad indicate that he is intellegent and thougtful. For the record I agree with him many track day riders ARE squids. Also, forget the chain and sprockets as I am sure they have been replaced, I wonder what the cam journals look like.
          Faster than your mother... She's what the pros use.

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            #6
            What trackdays do you go to? I don't want to go to those.

            The trackdays I have attended (all 4 of them btw ) If there were any squids they were quickly shown the 'proper" way.
            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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              #7
              Originally Posted by Crash
              Originally Posted by karen
              Originally Posted by Doc
              I don't like how he calls it a Track (squid) day.
              just means he doesn't know what he's talking about and has probably never been near a track.
              For the record I agree with him many track day riders ARE squids.
              well, most of our track day riders are actually racers wanting to practice. some are guys that just love to ride, and anybody else that isn't known, is placed in the novice class with a whole group on control riders (also racers) riding with them. any squid-like behavior, and the rider is immediately pulled off the track and lectured. if it happens again, he's shown the gate. we've yet to have to boot anybody. that fella just makes it sound like a free-for-all out there. I'm not saying we don't have incidents, but we do our best to see they don't happen again. most are racer-wannabes too and they are willing to do what it takes to get better, so they listen to our control riders.
              1988 Honda Hawk
              mcra track crash truck

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Doc
                I don't like how he calls it a Track (squid) day.

                A bike used regularly for the track is regarded as being subjected to hard use. Obviously, you can thrash a bike on the street, but any used bike that's been raced hard needs scrutiny.

                When I was looking for a bike, I saw a couple of EX500s that had been raced and had slipping gears.
                '89 Hawk GT

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                  #9
                  this is a no-win conversation, everybody is gonna have thier own views about track days and the riders that participate. I'm a little biased since we host our own track days.

                  not to change the subject, but, does anyone wanna see the tattoo I'm getting this fall? anybody......
                  1988 Honda Hawk
                  mcra track crash truck

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                    #10
                    I put over 75k miles on my first bike and it was still running like a champ when I sold it to a buddy of mine in 7th SFG at Ft. Bragg.

                    Oh, and it wasn't a Honda but a 1987 Kawasaki ZX-750R.
                    '99 Ducati 748 with a 996 conversion

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                      #11
                      my hawk has seen 4 track days to date and has been looked over before and after everyone of them - often professionally. i cant afford to have something go wrong on the track, and really don't want something to go wrong from being at the track.

                      because of that extra care, i'd say my bike is in better condition.

                      and anyone calling a track day rider a squid has misunderstood the meaning. squid implies show-off moron who has a very limited supply of knowledge of how to handle the bike.

                      the people i have seen at the trackdays, both men and women know very well what they are doing, or are working very hard to figure it out.

                      next?
                      '88 hawk with sporty mods
                      '76 bmw r90 with sporty mods
                      '71 honda cb 350 racebike

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                        #12
                        I've never been to a track day even though the first and only Hawk I've owned was setup for racing.

                        With that said, I'd probably feel like a newbie/squid my first time at a real track day and would no doubt love every second of it.
                        '99 Ducati 748 with a 996 conversion

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                          #13
                          surferdude,

                          feeling like a newbie is fine. feeling like a squid would be similar to doing burnouts and wheelies in the pits only to find out those around you at the track are there to learn serious biking skills.

                          you should try a track day out at summit point and you will see what i mean. there is serious respect paid to the motos, the track and it is treated as any other sport is.

                          it is very rewarding and incredible fun.
                          '88 hawk with sporty mods
                          '76 bmw r90 with sporty mods
                          '71 honda cb 350 racebike

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by tlewis33
                            surferdude,

                            feeling like a newbie is fine. feeling like a squid would be similar to doing burnouts and wheelies in the pits only to find out those around you at the track are there to learn serious biking skills.

                            you should try a track day out at summit point and you will see what i mean. there is serious respect paid to the motos, the track and it is treated as any other sport is.

                            it is very rewarding and incredible fun.
                            Then I should be OK, I can't do a burnout to save my life and totally blow at wheelies on motorcycles. I'll just listen to the experts and follow their lead.
                            '99 Ducati 748 with a 996 conversion

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                              #15
                              as far the milage goes the pc 800 that I have been useing has around 96,000 on it. That thing runs great and gets good gas milage too.


                              I want to do a track day too.

                              1st problem Is I dont have the spare money. How much do track days cost?
                              2nd is time
                              A Link to the pics I have taken for the 2007 Scavenger hunt.

                              http://bikepics.com/members/deadlego/p2/

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