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    PWCToday Regular newtondeegan's Avatar
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    Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    I'm from Lake Havasu City, AZ and I recently picked up a 1990 Kawasaki 650sx for $200.
    I am gonna start a complete rebuild and restoration project on it, and I was wondering if I could race the thing in some smaller race organizations.
    I come from a motocross background, and I am gonna be spending a bunch of money on unnecessary things, so why not race it? XD

    Is there even a class for a 650sx to run?

    You guys probably know more than me, so help me out.

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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    You can race it but you would have to enter a class against SXR800s. You would be better off picking up a 550 and racing it in vintage. At least you would be racing against other 550s.
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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    Probably a smart idea, but oh well.
    I already have the 650sx, and I'm putting a bunch of work into it already, so I'll just keep it.

    I can run the Novice Stock class, huh? Slower dudes on faster skis... Ill still get beat, but at least I would have fun.

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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    When I'm done with the 650 project, maybe Ill start a new one with a 550. We will see.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    Quote Originally Posted by newtondeegan View Post
    Probably a smart idea, but oh well.
    I already have the 650sx, and I'm putting a bunch of work into it already, so I'll just keep it.

    I can run the Novice Stock class, huh? Slower dudes on faster skis... Ill still get beat, but at least I would have fun.
    Hey as long as you're having fun, thats all that matters. Hope to see you at the races.
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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    Oh you will... I'll be at all of the Best of the West rounds with ProWatercraft Racing. See ya then!

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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    I just raced my 650sx last weekend in the "vintage open" class. I porpoised like a dolphin the whole time, but still had a great time ☺️
    Last edited by motoxguy95; 09-01-2017 at 02:53 PM.

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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    Quote Originally Posted by motoxguy95 View Post
    I just raced my 650sx last weekend in the "vintage open" class. I porpoised like a dolphin the whole time, but still had a great time ☺️
    Really?! WTF Best of the West in my area said I couldn't run a 650 in vintage.

    If youre sturggling with porpoising, check out a ProWatercraft Race Plate. I put one on my ski and at the local track is hooks up and keeps the front end down way more than before. I would recommend it.

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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    Quote Originally Posted by newtondeegan View Post
    Really?!

    If youre sturggling with porpoising, check out a ProWatercraft Race Plate. I put one on my ski and at the local track is hooks up and keeps the front end down way more than before. I would recommend it.
    I just noticed that prowatercraft now makes a plate for the 650sx. I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend $200 for one, but if it actually makes a difference than it would be worth it. I also saw that they make 650sx front sponsons with the side exhaust cutout..wonder what the combo would be like..

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    Re: Can you race a Kawasaki 650sx?

    I have the race plate, as well as the front sponsons on my 650.
    The sponsons come with the cutout already, and the ride plate is $175.
    It's worth it, I noticed a huge difference immediately. I love them.

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