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Old 02-08-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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To start I've got a 06 gsxr 1000. Im a pretty capable street rider. Pretty sure some can attest to that. Im gonna get some track days in this year (this will by my first season) but im sure i will like it. My dilema is that the 1000 is already setup the way I need a 600/750 to be. Already has damper/rear sets/tires etc(and im pretty comfortable on it).. Do I:

A. buy track fairings and say fck it im crazy enough to ride a 1000 on the track

B. Buy a race bike and sell the street bike.

C. Buy a cheap race bike and have both? <- Prob not my favorite since it will limit trackday/tire/maintenance funds

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Old 02-08-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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Run what you brung and make up your mind later.
Obviously a 1000 is way more bike than anybody needs to get started track riding, but at least you can use it to get your feet wet and make sure its something you want to invest more money into.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
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Run whatcha brung +1

unless your still paying and owe lots of $$ on it, then your playing with fire.

Find a 600 gear that bish down and beat the out of it and dont worry about tearing it up, save the 1K for the street rides.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:47 PM   #5
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U talking about Racing or just trackdays??
Track days for now. If im good enough/like it enough I would consider racing. Its kinda soon to judge though.

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Run whatcha brung +1

unless your still paying and owe lots of $$ on it, then your playing with fire.

Find a 600 gear that bish down and beat the out of it and dont worry about tearing it up, save the 1K for the street rides.
Bike is paid for..

Im getting kinda bored with the street. I've drag raced cars/bikes in the past and I enjoy the track. Its a little different but i enjoy going to the track is what Im saying.

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Old 02-08-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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For track days... Just use the 1k then go from there. You never know if gonna like it or not!!!

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Buy and 06+ gsxr 600/750. Salvage title or whatever for the track. You're a rider dude, you're gonna love it Mark.

Keep the 1k pretty and for the backroads.

I did my first track day on a 1000. I fell in love with the track but had enough sense to know I better get another bike.
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And get advice from people that have actually rode a 1k at the track.
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First track day: tape off the bike and ride it w full coverage insurance(incase something happens)


When you're hooked, then consider a salvage title bike w smaller cc's so you can work on powering out of corners more comfortable.

You've done enough on the 954 now the gsxr you may be confident to keep the 1k for track.
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Mark954rr, There's two points of view and both are correct. If you're going to run trackdays to improve your street skills, use the streetbike (or something similar). If you're looking towards having a track only bike then the streetbike will work fine in the novice sessions while you're deciding whether that's what you want or not.

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i used my street bike for the track. just buy race fairings and make up your mind later. dont spend a load on another bike or something. good luck. once you hit the track you wont want to ride on the street. haha
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tell you what. Ill let you trade me your fairings for my rashed up and busted ones. Then you dont have to demagnetize your minty fairings. , thats 30-40hp right there and think of the peace of mind youll have on the track NOT worrying about your fairings....


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Keep the bike for the street and track. Should you crash and break it, then buy another one. No sense in buying two bikes unless you are doing a full season of trackdays. Gsxr1K is an amazing bike. BTW, I have a set of used race/track fairing for it should you want to mount it for trackdays. Let me know.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:53 PM   #14
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Mark954rr, There's two points of view and both are correct. If you're going to run trackdays to improve your street skills, use the streetbike (or something similar). If you're looking towards having a track only bike then the streetbike will work fine in the novice sessions while you're deciding whether that's what you want or not.

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Reguardless my first trackday will most likely be on the 1k. Also Im prob gonna try to switch to mainly track in the end.


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tell you what. Ill let you trade me your fairings for my rashed up and busted ones. Then you dont have to demagnetize your minty fairings. , thats 30-40hp right there and think of the peace of mind youll have on the track NOT worrying about your fairings....
haha good one. I dont need 30-40hp extra.. thats a death sentence

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Old 02-08-2010, 02:19 PM   #15
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just come ride...not saying this will happen...but get your handed to you by someone on a 600...feel the addiction and the quest to get faster...take the plunge and get a track bike (600)...then dump even more money on tires, tire warmers, leathers, suspension, clip ons, levers, rear sets, brake lines, sprockets, steering damper, lap timer, more plastics, new leathers and boots...the list goes on

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I will say take the 1k to the track but if you are one of those that will push even if it is the first track day and want to save some money, just run that bike naked. There are no rules or regulations that don't alow you to ride the bike naked, yeah the ergos will not be there but you will be ok, maybe just find a cheap upper and that is it, then you decide later.
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I will say take the 1k to the track but if you are one of those that will push even if it is the first track day and want to save some money, just run that bike naked. There are no rules or regulations that don't alow you to ride the bike naked, yeah the ergos will not be there but you will be ok, maybe just find a cheap upper and that is it, then you decide later.
Not a bad idea. I have a few leads on track fairings though. Its def worth paying the money for them over killing my nice clean street fairings.
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Keep the bike for the street and track. Should you crash and break it, then buy another one. No sense in buying two bikes unless you are doing a full season of trackdays. Gsxr1K is an amazing bike. BTW, I have a set of used race/track fairing for it should you want to mount it for trackdays. Let me know.
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