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barnesd

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250 Production racing in Aus
« on: May 20, 2013, 01:52:32 PM »

Hi Everyone. Just Introduce myself and tell you what I'm up to with my GT250R.
I have a 2006 GT250R and race it in the 250 Production class in Australia. Unfortunately myslelf and my father who thinks he's 13 are the only guys not on Kawasaki ninja 250's, and let be honest in a straight line the ninja's are quicker. But as a cheap and great entry point into road racing I purchased my hyo as a write off for $1200 and didn't really have to fix anything to get it on the track. Dad got his 2011 gt250r as a write off for $700, but required a bit fixing to get it track ready.

I've almost had mine running for a year and I have made some developments that make the bike go a little quicker and handle better, but the biggest improvements have been in my riding ability. but as I reach the physical limitations of the bike and try to compete with the ninja's I'm searching for any improvements possible using standard parts as to keep within the class rules.

The weekend just been was round 1 of the Victorian Road Racing Championships (VRRC) held at Phillip Island. I had ridden there on 2 prior occasions with lap times of 2:14 first time out and 2:09's the second time and on the new surface and just this weekend been managed a 2:07. So I have been steadily improving with each outing which is the most I can ask of myself. I ended up equal 5th on points, but on count back I ended up 6th. All results and times can be found on the Computime website. A note though, the top speed I achieved was 156km/h but my speedo says 167km/h.

I'll endeavour to get some pictures up soon of our bikes for you all to see.
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 02:47:13 PM »

Here is an onboard video from a test and tune day at Winton
2006 Hyosung GT250R - Winton Dec 2012
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 12:40:14 AM »

Nicely done to take a few of them in the turns, but christ, they came past you like you were standing still! Were they also 250s?! Looked like they were liter bikes coming past..
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 10:20:32 AM »

Good to see more Nutters racing Hyosungs :)

A few of us here race the 650's. We are competing in a 3 hour race this weekend against the big boys on 600/1000 bikes.

Your lap times on a 250 are quicker than I did at PI on a GSX600r hire bike! ;) I'm not sure what times JulieRush did on his GT650 though.
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 01:53:49 AM »

I saw the entry form for the 3 hour in SA. I thought how would the 250 go?? We wouldn't need to stop for fuel as often as the big guys as 17Lt goes a long way, we are only using about 400mL per lap at PI. Good luck with weekend.
On a side note, someone managed a 1:59 on a "stock" kawasaki ninja 250 at PI on the weekend.
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 10:58:11 AM »

A picture of me riding at the last round of the Vic Road Race Championships at Phillip Island.

Round 2 is this weekend at the State Motorcycling Centre at Broadford
« Last Edit: June 25, 2013, 11:03:18 AM by barnesd »
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 11:58:36 AM »

Haaaaawt
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 12:13:44 AM »

That's an awesome shot mate!

I'm a bit surprised that you are running the factory lower fairing. We cannot on our 650's because the done meet the MoMS guidelines of damming and containing 3L of fluids. How do you get away with it?
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 01:27:28 PM »

Thanks.
I fiberglassed a tray inside the fairing. It hold 2L as I only need to catch 1.5L of oil, but could easily be deepened to catch more. And for the bungs I just remove the tray, but I do have a provision for the two holes if a scrutineer has a big cry.
I'll take a photo of mine after scrutineering Sat to show you.
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Re: 250 Production racing in Aus
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 09:26:39 AM »

i think that is the best shot of a hyo i have ever seen...
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