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Old 09-15-2006, 08:04 PM   #1
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track bike or street.....?

i was thinking about it very hard and its something i want to get into.... i want to turn my bike into a track bike only.... what you think guys yay or no?
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i think a smart setup would be to keep it just this side of street legal. maybe you could do something trick, like make the taillights/blinkers section easily removable, some kind of quick change setup/mounts. go with a racing nose and mount some removable headlights somewhere on the forks under the nose, above the front fender. maybe you could do similer mods for the guages, and whatever else.

that way you can be pretty much 99% track setup when your at the track, but you can still ride it on the street without being in violation, and you can switch modes back and forth in less than 30 mins probably.

youd be spending a little more time engineering the setup and maybe a little more cash, but i think its worth it. ill bet the bike will hold much more resale value if you do it that way too.

if you just mean as far as performance upgrade, like full exhausts, chain/sprockets conversions and all that, i say go for it!
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your bike is a bit quick to start riding at the track. so get something smaller
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i was thinking about it very hard and its something i want to get into.... i want to turn my bike into a track bike only.... what you think guys yay or no?

No stuntin on the track though homie
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:40 PM   #6
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How many track days have you done?
How often do you ride on the street?
Is your intention to eventually go racing?
It may seem somewhat trivial, but is your bike still financed?
In the end, obviously it's your call, but if you'd like some sound advice a little more info would be helpful.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:14 PM   #7
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one track day

the streets pretty much everyday... long and short trips

yes that something i want to get into very much.

and yes im still paying the bike off =/

and yes advise are very welcome..

thanks guys

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Old 09-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #8
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the things is ive been to the track to do corner work for others to ride and i get down because i wanna ride too. and i went to oak hill to work with marcus with rps and when i was taking times man were they moving!!!! this was this past cmra races.
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I'd recommend buying a track specific bike; either an SV650 or a 600 that's already set up. It doesn't even have to be a current generation of bike. Just something well set up for you to learn on.
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How much is money a factor? If you can swing it, a used bike that is set up will give you the most enjoyment and least amount of stress. You don't need to be concerned about messing up your bike when going into a turn, especially if you are just starting out. You'll also be less dependant on throttle and more on corner speed with a smaller bike.
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just get some cheap plastics off ebay and swap them when you do track days. after a while it will only take you 10 minutes to remove and add the track plastics on.
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+1 on getting something smaller & more dedicated to track use. I can promise you, you'll go down on the track eventually...I have. It will really suck to still be paying on a wadded piece of metal. Also don't skimp on riding gear. It will save you in the long run.
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