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Does anybody know if and where they race Flattrack in NH,ME,MASS??? I am looking to buy a Predator soon and give it a try...Thanks
 

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Oh, your gonna love flattrakkin!!!Im tired it last year and I love it....Cant wait until fall. Sorry, I dont have an answer for ya .Good luck . TINA
 

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Quadjunkies- Yeah I know, I used to race ft`s in 91 and won the NH open modified class championship with a lt500 Quadzilla sponsored by FTZ Racing. That track is all black top now for go carts and mini sprint car`s..But yeah I would like to give them a run for thier money again,lol...Do you have a sway bar? and where did ya get it.How did you lower it? And what size hoosiers are you running ft/rear?? :) Cool
 

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right on!!! I hope to be a good flat traker this fall . I will be the only girl out there , it would be nice to hang with a few girls, but Im not gonna sit around and wait for a few to grow a set and have some fun..LOL.......I actually have a friend that is selling me his Lonestart sway bar since he dont use it anymore, and I am going to have a freind who races all over the west coast make me a lowering kit(if he has the time to do so) if not I have another guy lined up that had a really nice one on his quad.I havent got anything for the Predator just yet, these are mods that will go on my 400ex... Im going to give Daryl Rath a buzz as Fall draws near and get it all set up for fall also. Someone told me about a good radial that is a fraction of the price over All American and Hoosiers.. Around 40.00 a tire.. Im gonna give them a try( I dont know the name of them right off hand.) I have the info on them if you are interested in them...Ill be running Turf Tamers on my quad also. It s not a blue groove track most of the time, although they are building a new track and building as we speak, so it may be a total dif track this year. Im hoping for a bigger track too, Maybe a faster track. The indoor track her is so small and a bit dangerous because of being so tight together..Almost hit the wall and a few hay bails last year...LOL....LAst year I ran a stock 300ex(Yoshi full ststem) and placed rather well for a newbie,so Im optimistic I will do even better this year with upgraded quads and mods....Would you be so kind so share any modding info for the Predator for flattrackin if you get any,as I will do for you also? Thanks and good luck with the racing season!! TINA :)
 

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Tina, Sure I`ll let ya know anything I find on the Predator for flattrack racing etc, I just checked out Rath racing and he has a nice sway bar just for the Pred.Yeah let me know the web-site for those radial tires you just never know they might be better and cheaper than Hoosiers/All American tires...Do you groove your own? I used to use Hoosiers 57x10x10 Micro midget tires and hand groove them for my riding style and my right front was 59x10x10 w/10x8(Banshee rim), left front was 57x6x10, This set-up is for the LT500 Zilla, When I get my Predator I will have to play with set-ups etc. It might be a good idea to go and check out what the pros are useing and build to suit your riding style. I like to pitch it sideways before the corner to slow down some and stay wide open through the corner now thats my stlye everybody is different..If you are pushing in the corner you have to much sway-bar pressure on the left rear(lower right sway-bar adjustment),You will also need a very good tire gauge a pound of air up or down makes a big diff..On a very tacky moist track I used 10lbs of air in rears,on dry 9lbs for better traction, I also used beadlocks...I don`t know if you have heard but use some "Red Line watter wetter in radiator it will keep the beast alot cooler(directions on bottle) Rockymountain sells it for 8 bucks, I use it in all my atv`s...I am proud of a girl racing with the boys GO gettum..Keep in touch I would like to see how you do...Thanks for the replys :)
 

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Wow.. lots of good info.. I have tons to learn on flattrack.. I read up on the whole sway bar thing and learned a little... I race on an oval track so my left tires will be the ones in the corners. my biggest probelm last year was(well everyone had it not just me) was my rear lefttire would come up, now considering I was bone stock ,I mean no spacers or ANYTHING I guess that is easy to happen...lol........I think theyu are at Dennis Kirk a Duro Brand about 40.00 a tire)... You run on blue groove?? Ours is hard pack clay, and slicvked up a bit some loose, its a bit harder to decide which tires to run with cause the track is different from week to week as the humidity ect change from day to day.. How does the holeshot fronts work in these dirt conditions?? Im not sure how to groove my radials yet, but on our track most people run around 5-6 PSI in the rears.. I will have my beadlockes bt then. I really want a set of Hipers, but I may have to settle for a set of Burgard instead unless the sponsors come flocking! lol I have never heard of this coolant you refer too. Maybe a good idea for the Preadator too huh?? How often do you use it???/ I will have to check inot a few bottles of it for my duning trip in July. Thanks for the compliment, you know when I first raced, my first thought was im gonna get laughed right off the track fomr all the guys if I cant hang with them, but honsetly....... They gave me a total respect not too mention a RA,RA section of women for getting the nerve to do it in an open class......lol I will keep in touch I have a few pics(not too many good ones but some) in my sonyimagstation and a few I think in my Profile too........ look for QuadJunkies in the gallery and you will find them ;) I would love to see your pics... Ill keep in touch!! TINA
 

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We raced both blue groove and clay, both tracks changed with the weather..I use ft grooved radials only for mx, Stay with hoosiers for the front 57x6x10`s.. As for your left rear coming up that is a easy fix Sway bar adjustment, You turn right swaybar up to put pressure on left rear but to much it will push in the corners.I think I would stay with a proven tire Hoosiers for now.The red-line water wetter I mentioned is a additive for your anti-freeze works wonders on keeping it cool, I wish I could drink it,lol...When you first put the swaybar on the predator make sure both adjustments are the same ft/rt adjustment then you should turn both sides up to put pressure on the rears cause I have heard the Pred is hard to wheeley then you have to just turn right swaybar adjustment to put more pressure on left rear so both tires stay planted on the ground when hard cornering, when you get this set-up to match your speed and riding style you should not have to let off the throttle much in the corners, this is where you kick them where it counts in the corners..5/6 pounds wow, I don`t like my hoosiers to roll over in the turns takes away traction, just look at the Outlaw dirt track races you don`t see the tires roll on thier race cars the same for atv racing etc. I change tire pressure depending with the track conditions, a wet damp moist track I was useing 10pounds w/med soft compounds, with a dry dusty track low moisture I lower pressure to get more traction w/ a harder compound tire. I have tryed useing a soft compound tire for dry conditions and it just melted it, they were history in 1 night 200.00 bucks...When I started I was watching Micro midjets and saw how they got traction and asked them alot of tire questions hoosiers, they said hoosiers are not to roll over so tire pressure is important and started useing midget tires and I won almost all the races, traction was the key,Hoosiers makes atv tires but they are junk,when I find out again what the tires names again I will let ya know, size is I believe is 59x10x10 rears-ft`s 57x6x10`s...Hope this helps..As for the pic`s not sure how to post them, not to good with a computor,lol Gene#77
 

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Nhpredator, Jolly Rodgers does Flattrack and theres one in Winchendon Mass that does too i think but Jolly Rodgers has their MX track and a Flattrack, check it our jrmoto.com.....i race at winchester a lot im just getting ready to run the NEATV-MX circuit next year....a few of the guys went up to the flattrack nights to screw around watch and have a good time, i hear its fun, check it out, i live in Fithcburg,MA whered u buy your predator? Keene?Poor Farm? my family owns the Poor Farm in West Townsend,MA so im just wondering im always looking for another predator rider around here, we have sold 4 from our shop and ive never seen the customers riding anywhere lol they must hide from me since mines so nice.haha let me know Nh we could hit up a race together and ill see if i can score some hoosiers off a buddy or just run my regular tires if i have to
 

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I love flattrack raceing, mine's just on the ice. You can ride on the ice from dec to mar sometimes. Pretty cool lol, I like making my own tracks. As big as you want them, also add a jump here and there. later
 

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the flattrack in winchondon is for 80cc dirt bikes and go karts only. where is jolly rogers?
 

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Lempster NH . You can check out New england racing on there site.it has there schedule. I hope that helps.
 

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bigcraig i see u r from westminister whered u buy your predator?im me on Ssport488 we should hook up and ride sometime do u know where the poor farm is thats my grandfather lee larson that owns it...let me know if u need anything ill cut u a deal and bring the quad to the shop we got miles of trails and some good size fields to drag and screw around in im building a few jumps tomorow with the tractor...always looking for other pred riders around here only other pred riders ive met are the 2 guys from higgins powersports up at the supercross track....lata~TLP
 

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Hey my name is Jonathan I race flattrack last year and I got 2nd over all in point on my first year last year. My predator was all stock except it had flattrack tires and rims on it but not lowered or mods. This year im going all out b/c im going to college next year. I di some mods to it this year. It will be fast and I moved up a class this year too. Motor mods. when i go to college. Have any ?'s just ask and ill try to help. Thank you!!





'03 Polaris Predator-DMC full system exhaust, hardrockmotorsports airscoops, 170 main jet, airbox mod., lowered, anti-sway bar, rear wheel spacers, douglas .190 rims, american racer tires, white brothers nerfbars, engine ice antifreeze, water line cooler, headlight inserts, twinair air filter, race fuel, 2004 predator frame also, motor mods in college of 2005!!
 

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Thats cool Jonathan:) I ended up taking the podium this year and had a nearly undeafed season with only won loss. I also raced in the Mens class .... Tina
 
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