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Old 05-18-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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How much for a track bike?

Howdy all,
I'm talking to a guy in Austin about buying his used track bike.

It's a 2008 Buell 1125R with a salvage title. How much should I offer for it? I figure I could get a good deal since:
1) It's a Buell
2) Salvage title

I know the date on the picture is wack, but here she is:
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Make sure it's a track bike and not a race bike too. Usually race bikes have been abused a lot more than a track bike.
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Make sure it's a track bike and not a race bike too. Usually race bikes have been abused a lot more than a track bike.
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just figure out if it was crashed severely and if so just check the repairs they made, make sure everything's straight... it all depends on the damage. if its a track bike you dont care about the title, just what kind of condition its in and price accordingly.
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IMHO I would shy away from anything that wasn't kinda popular at the tracks unless you plan to race it in a certain class. If parts are hard to find don't do it cause the odds are you will wreck. If it's really high to fix, then it might put you out of the game on your first wreck. Just something to think about
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IMHO I would shy away from anything that wasn't kinda popular at the tracks unless you plan to race it in a certain class. If parts are hard to find don't do it cause the odds are you will wreck. If it's really high to fix, then it might put you out of the game on your first wreck. Just something to think about
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IMHO I would shy away from anything that wasn't kinda popular at the tracks unless you plan to race it in a certain class. If parts are hard to find don't do it cause the odds are you will wreck. If it's really high to fix, then it might put you out of the game on your first wreck. Just something to think about
ohhh , good point... didnt even think about buell going under.
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Except for Irak's. Irak's is in PERFECT CONDITION.
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Make sure it's a track bike and not a race bike too. Usually race bikes have been abused a lot more than a track bike.


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IMHO I would shy away from anything that wasn't kinda popular at the tracks unless you plan to race it in a certain class. If parts are hard to find don't do it cause the odds are you will wreck. If it's really high to fix, then it might put you out of the game on your first wreck. Just something to think about
^this

If this is your first track bike pick up an track ready SV or older (pre 07) 600 Suz/hon/kaw/yamaha. You will end up spending 2500-4500 for a good bike and part will be readily avaiable.

Take a look at the CMRA and WERA boards for bikes from reputable sellers. Or you could just PM Gabe and see what he has available (that tofu farting character always has some fair deals)

Also, don't be afraid to ask the seasoned track riders if they know of any descent deals...

Your timing is a bit off. Most good deals are found at the end of the season or during the off season, so you'll end up paying a bit more now bc of demand.

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On the other hand there are still Buell parts available and those 1125R's are pretty fast.
I was doing a TD and chasing one around on my 750 and could NOT get around him. Sure, some is the rider but it was faster than I expected.
IMHO, it comes down to the price. If you can get it for the right price it would make a pretty good TD tool.
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^this

If this is your first track bike pick up an track ready SV or older (pre 07) 600 Suz/hon/kaw/yamaha. You will end up spending 2500-4500 for a good bike and part will be readily avaiable.

Take a look at the CMRA and WERA boards for bikes from reputable sellers. Or you could just PM Gabe and see what he has available (that tofu farting character always has some fair deals)

Also, don't be afraid to ask the seasoned track riders if they know of any descent deals...

Your timing is a bit off. Most good deals are found at the end of the season or during the off season, so you'll end up paying a bit more now bc of demand.

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Yup. Aftermarket for parts is something to consider as well. Much easier to find fairing and parts (used and new) for SV, GSXR, CBR, R6, R1, ZX6R, ZX10R

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Except for Irak's. Irak's is in PERFECT CONDITION.
LOL, I didn't mean it like that. What I meant was that there is a misconception on that. Sure, there will be some turds but, generally, most racers will baby their race bikes.

Oil changes are done more frequently that recommended. Some will have engine work done at the end of each season, plus all the money invested in goodies like suspension, electronics, gearing, etc.

So let's say you have two bikes, both the same year and model. One is a street bike completely stock with low miles and has never seen the track. Then you have a race bike with all the goodies. Both of them for the same price. IMO, if you are looking for a track bike, it would be a mistake to buy the street bike.
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So let's say you have two bikes, both the same year and model. One is a street bike completely stock with low miles and has never seen the track. Then you have a race bike with all the goodies. Both of them for the same price. IMO, if you are looking for a track bike, it would be a mistake to buy the street bike.
+ most of the time the track bike will be cheaper and purpose built

Such bike usually come with the following:
suspension: 600-2000k
plastics:300-600
rear sets: 250-600
exhaust/air: 300-1500
Traction control/engine mapping/PC: 350-1000
Built engine:???? I would stay away from anything too built for a track bike
Then you have to take in consideration all the extra stuff that can come with a track bike such as: extra brake pads, controls, spare parts, etc...

and as mentioned most track riders and racers maintain their eequipment much better than most street riders.
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Except for Irak's. Irak's is in PERFECT CONDITION.
That's because he doesn't know how to ride it
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Thanks for the info guys
From what I've seen, it's not too tough to get Buell parts.
Erik Buell Racing is up and running, so I think they'll be making a comeback.

The motor has about 5k miles on it (I'm not sure if that's a lot).
Everything looks fairly stock except for the bodywork, exhaust, and it probably has a race ECM in it.

I'm just waiting for him to email me some additional details.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:29 AM   #18
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Guy replied. He wants about $3500 for the bike. Here's what he said.
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First off the bike is a salvage title.. I bought it that way.. The frame was broken.. At the top right subframe mount.. Since then I have also laid it down at the track once... When I laid it down it broke the one side of the shock mount.. I am a welder by trade and I specialize in aluminum... So fixing these two problems were too easy.. Since then I have put clip ons on the bike.. It has a homemade exhaust that is LOUD... I have custom foot pegs mocked after the EBR ones... I bought full flexi glass fairings for the bike... Minus the tail. I stripped the frame. And swing arm I relocated the dear break fluid reservoir.. The front rim needs to be stripped and painted.. The motor is super strong. With like 56xx miles. It has a k&n with the original flash in the ecu so there is room for improvement there.. I know I said on the forum MAKE OFFER.. bthat was kinda of a thing to say what do you think its worth??ut I can't really see it going for less than 3500 I just dropped like 700 in fairings and with all the other time I have invested .. So if you email me back and you say.. I'm retarded that's cool. Lol. But here is a link to photobucket with all the pics of the bike. let me know what you think?!!!!

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I personally run away screaming anytime someone mentions the words "frame" and "broken" in the same sentence when referring to a motorcycle.
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I personally run away screaming anytime someone mentions the words "frame" and "broken" in the same sentence when referring to a motorcycle.
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