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Old 08-10-2006, 04:00 PM   #61
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im lookin into some as well....

i know i will only do 2 or so races in a season tho...

and that will prolly be TWS (Texas World Speedway) lol.. so i dont have to drive far
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just a quick question, what makes a bike ' super stock?' if you have a 600with upgraded suspension and engine work is that raced in a super stock class?
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:13 PM   #63
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just a quick question, what makes a bike ' super stock?' if you have a 600with upgraded suspension and engine work is that raced in a super stock class?


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My advise is get something cheap to race, like a sv650. They wreck pretty well, they are easy on tires and they are pretty cheap to modify. If you learn to ride with the corner speed, you can leave the motor pretty much stock. The SV's suspension is cheaper to upgrade & there are tons of spare parts to be had on the cheap. I have been getting a trackday & a race weekend out of a set of Bridgestone slicks. I'll race on them new & then run them at my next trackday event. Pop a new set on for the races & then use those for the next trackday & so on and so on.

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Old 10-02-2006, 09:17 PM   #65
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My advise is get something cheap to race, like a sv650. They wreck pretty well, they are easy on tires and they are pretty cheap to modify. If you learn to ride with the corner speed, you can leave the motor pretty much stock. The SV's suspension is cheaper to upgrade & there are tons of spare parts to be had on the cheap. I have been getting a trackday & a race weekend out of a set of Bridgestone slicks. I'll race on them new & then run them at my next trackday event. Pop a new set on for the races & then use those for the next trackday & so on and so on.

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At best you would dump a ton ofmoney into a machine that just is not competative anymore. It is hard enough to be competative on an older sv650 up against newer sv's. The RC is a great bike, but on the track, it gives too much up to the newer liter twins. I'd stick with something simple & easy to start with.

PS i'll be selling my current sv at the end of the season.

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At best you would dump a ton ofmoney into a machine that just is not competative anymore. It is hard enough to be competative on an older sv650 up against newer sv's. The RC is a great bike, but on the track, it gives too much up to the newer liter twins. I'd stick with something simple & easy to start with.

PS i'll be selling my current sv at the end of the season.

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I joined in 02 and it was a whole different experience than I had thought. You think you are fast after riding on the street for so long, then you get to the track and its a COMPLETLY different kind of fast. Sam McDonald was the teacher for the class to get the licence and I can tell you that he was the best. If you are thinking of joining (anybody) you have to take into thought that if you don't have at least 500 dollars for every race weekend then you shouldn't even try. But that's just my opinion. Tires cost money, gas cost money, spare parts after the crashing is out of your system, none of these in that order are what you are up against. Just my 2 cents

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just a quick question, what makes a bike ' super stock?' if you have a 600with upgraded suspension and engine work is that raced in a super stock class?
In superstock, all the wiring harness connectors have to still be intact, you can't change out items such as intakes, or have engine work done. Basically, SS is a stock bike... with upgraded suspension, brakes/lines, air filter, and a few other things.
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Doesn't really matter what you do to your super stock bike unless you are winning. :laughing6
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Endurance racing is the best bang for the buck, IMHO. We usually get out of a weekend for about $300/ ea at the 8 hour. It's on an SV, one set of tires, and fuel consumption is about 3 gallons/hour or so.

Two drawbacks to it- one is that you can not race as a provisional novice. Two is that if you are the one supplying the race bike, you have to trust that the people racing with you have the cash to cover expenses (unless you collect up front money).

I spend my racing money on:
1. Safety equipment (leathers, helmets, gloves, boots, back protector, etc)
2. Suspension
3. Supplemental track time, LSTD etc.
4. SPARES!

We are pretty solidified in 3rd this year, not much hope of catching 2nd or being caught by 4th- 3rd is where we ended up last year too.
This year, we went through 3 engines on 2 bikes, and did not suffer any major crashes in this year's races so far.
Engine rebuilds have cost ~$3k so far!
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:57 AM   #74
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I already took the CMRA school, but didn't send in my money within a year, so I have to retake it. I'm buying some race plastics, a 1 piece suit, and tire warmers over the Winter then i'll be ready to rock.
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One of the expenses I forgot to list and EVERYONE should think about is insurance coverage. It is a major expense unless you are in the corporate world and have a great benefit package. Even then, 99% of all policies will have somewhere in the fine print, and exclusion for closed course competion, aka Racing. Racing is expensive and dangerous,and without insurance you could cause yourself and your family a great deal of financial burden and heartache. Even with good insurance the cost of recovery time and rehab is mind blowing. Do not race without health insurance!!!!!!! Like I said before, it really sucks to be taken out by someone else, and to get injured only makes it worse. There is no sueing for loss or anything like it.
Check AMA, they have racing insurace you can buy thats relatively not expensive.
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I have that insurance through Affleck that if I get hurt and can't work, they pay my bills.
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cool, what coverage do you have and mind telling what your premium is?
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It's only like $30 a month and it has that accidental coverage as well as my life insurance. I'm not sure how much it covers, my wife takes care of all of that. I don't think I will be covered under CMRA races though but I know i'm covered just for doing trackdays.
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