Absolutely they are good fun but when you said you raced a 600 and wanted to stay sharp the cag or even the eurobike was far from my mind at the time...LOL
Lots like to buy and motard out XR100's and KX100's to race with...This way when race season ends you can revert it back into a dirt bike..
I understand where you're coming from...Back when cags first came out they were $237.00/shipped for the 2 stroker that went 30mph out of the box and when that engine blew you simply just bought another one until you've amassed a few then you easily rebuild and rotate the bikes around...Now it's a little different with the newer stuff...
If the state of Commiefornia would read the PDF on those 4 stroke engines and their violations they wouldn't even let them be bought or sold there....lol
When I won my 2011 cag in a race I was glad I didn't pay a dime for it but was still disgusted on how flimsy everything was which kinda became another project....
Now just picture an already raced eurobike...It's like buying an old racecar from 20 years ago and trying to use it as is without trying to upgrade/recertify it...
For most who are concerned with their personal safety would have the eurobike frame thoroughly checked for cracks by X-raying it...If not no matter how small it is a 50lb pocket going 35-40mph and suddenly highsides when the frame snaps isn't gonna feel or sometimes look pretty....
Basically it's a crapshoot in the give and take area when viewed from both aspects...lol
As for me it's a simple matter of ride or die...... lol
Right on, Cam2, it is ride or die over here too.
I know people that run "supermotos" (ditrbike with supermoto wheels, track tires) at Mid Ohio. They're cool & all that and I actually thought of doing that. Of course other people like to spend your money for you, by showing you cool stuff that you have to have. That would be an Ohvale GP-0 190! ! ! You should check them out. They're super pricey, but they're a Grom sized, out of the box legitimate RACEBIKE!!!
Seriously one of the nicer euro bikes (minimoto) would be better for me, but seriously, I'm only going to live once & I'm going to have fun while I'm here...,...,...an Ohvale GP-0 190 is in my future. It may not be right now, but it's going to be!
So, I'm always ready to admit when I do something empty headed. Here's what happened a little while ago. I go out to the garage & go over to look at the bike on the bench. I picked up the pull starter that I had off the bike & I immediately see why the thing isn't working. The sound I heard was of course the pawl coming off of the shaft & tearing up threads. At the same time, it melted the little wires that catch the pawl into the plastic "housing" (idk what its called really). I dug the little wire pieces out of the plastic with a flat head, thought "I don't believe I missed that & I hope this works". Bolted everything back up & we've got a pull starter! ! ! So of course I put my fairings back on, under armor & race suit, cause it was time for a celebratory knee dragging session!
I did get info for the GP460...,...,...it won't fit with the mount plate thats bent upward on rider's right side, but it'll fit when I take the current engine off, bend that thing and/or make one of my brothers weld a new plate on there for me. I think I may go ahead and pick up a GP460 because I think it'll be fun to ride!
I got that little piece of junk metal pawl back onto the shaft last night. Started it by hand & it was catching/cutting the thread back in. So after i worked it back and forth for a few minutes and got it as far as I could with just my fingers, I pulled out some channel locks and on she went.