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Hi all, newbie here, Going to pick up a new 790 soon to start racing. Competing with SVs, R5s, and Kramer's (690's so far) Hoping to have a lot of fun at least on this thing!
 

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What's an R5 ?

TBH the class should be in your favour, that seems like a class that would suit the 690 and the 790 is a chunk quicker !

When is racing season ? Have you raced before ?
 

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Hi all, newbie here, Going to pick up a new 790 soon to start racing. Competing with SVs, R5s, and Kramer's (690's so far) Hoping to have a lot of fun at least on this thing!
welcome to the forum and pending 790 ownership.

It will be interesting to see what mods you do for the track, please keep us informed of this and the racing
 

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It's an expensive bike to start racing with and if you haven't raced before I would go to a few meetings first. Lots more to spend additional to the bike also. There is generally quite a learning curve but you must have done your homework. Would be a great bike to race good luck.
 

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Yes, I have raced before. I am an expert level racer and instructor. I guess my initial post was not well worded! Sorry for the confusion. I am in touch with a tuner and looking for race parts as we speak. I was hoping to hear from others that have raced this in Europe.
 

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Yes, I have raced before. I am an expert level racer and instructor. I guess my initial post was not well worded! Sorry for the confusion. I am in touch with a tuner and looking for race parts as we speak. I was hoping to hear from others that have raced this in Europe.
As far as i've seen no-one in the UK has. Several of us have used them on track, but not in racing from what i've seen. The problem in the UK would be which class to run in.
 

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I race in the states. New Hampshire at Loudon with LRRS. (Also known as Laconia). Its a tricky little track without any real flow..
 

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Seems like it should be pretty easy to get started for stock class - remove the rear lights, safety wire, add a belly pan, replace headlight with number plate or tape, and hit the track.

Have you found a race legal belly pan with oil containment?

Are you going number plate or thinking about a screen or upper fairing?
 

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I have not found a belly pan but I can build one or mod my SV belly pan. I would like to just go with a front plate to start with, There are people currently working on full bodywork but it will necessitate a different fuel tank.
 

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I have not found a belly pan but I can build one or mod my SV belly pan. I would like to just go with a front plate to start with, There are people currently working on full bodywork but it will necessitate a different fuel tank.

we look forward to hearing more (with pictures)
 

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I have found this belly pan from a french company.

Nice find! FreddyMac is racing at the same track I used to race at, LRRS, (Loudon Road Race Series), part of the CCS, (Championship Cup Series). I will have to contact him and see how he’s doing wt the 790D.
 
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