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Old 06-30-2012, 03:44 PM   #21
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true that!! Obed when is your next TD?
probably not for a few weeks, i have the tmgp race in denton in two weeks and i need to get some run time on the motor since i put the kit and new carb on it, so i will be doing some practice at the katy track, i may get a trackday in before the august tmgp race.
one thing that racing and trackdays do is introduce you to a lot of good folks. sure we have our "GRUMPY" days, but overall it is a bunch of folks who will go out of their way to help you if you need it. they might suggest you are a dumbass while they are taking a part off their bike to loan you so you can finish a race day, i have seen it done.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:15 PM   #22
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Now, if you're starting from scratch, including a motorcycle, and want to see some numbers... Of course these numbers can vary greatly, but this is the route I went. Probably could a have saved a few $$ here and there or bought an SV already outfitted as a track bike, but I wanted the experience of doing it myself.

$4,400.00 2007 Suzuki SV650s
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #23
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It's all about having fun.... can you put a price on safety and a grin from ear to ear all while being much safer and learning safer habbits to use if you continue to ride the street. i know after a few TD's I would catch myself with only my pads of my feet by my toes on the pegs NEVER my whole foot. I still do that and now I feel unnatural if I dont lean off the bike while turning no matter how fast or slow haha. However my "legal" street riding days are over since I only have a track bike now.

I personally dont like to think how much I spend to ride b/c to me it's priceless the feeling of group of friends I've met through TD's I now call family and could call on them for anything kind of help non moto included. If I did however put a price on TD's i would say I spend on avg of $300 per TD just for track time, race gas, snacks, tires *avg in over their lifespan*, transportation to and from track.

Like other's have said it's cheaper to do this then get caught on the streets and "catch a case" as some say. I know I dont have a moto license *my choice dont flame* and i got caught 1 time sitting in a parking lot resting and not even riding and got a ticket cost me $190 for the ticket since then I rarely go on the streets. that's my rant alot to read but to me you can't beat the track and friends you meet out there. F#UCK street riding it's boring and unsafe
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #24
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You are making me wanna ride TMGP, CMRA and local trackdays more and more!!!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:03 PM   #25
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You are making me wanna ride TMGP, CMRA and local trackdays more and more!!!!
do it. one of us, one of us, ONE OF US!

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #26
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Roughly 250$ a track day.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #27
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way too much...and I CW for most of my TD's :(
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #28
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How much do trackdays cost?

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Old 07-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #29
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I think the guys who are tacking $100 on to the price of admittance have it about right. I haven't done a track day for street bikes (yet, its happening as soon as I can make it happen) but I do a lot of dirt riding and I used to be pretty into drifting on a local level and went to a lot of track days doing that.

Pretty much you can figure on some gas costs to get to the event - how bad those are will be determined by your vehicle and distance. Add to that the cost of a trailer rental if you need one. Also figure on additional food costs. No mater how many times I tell myself "I'm going to bring all of my food and not eat out", I end up tired, hot, and hungry and then a couple other guys tell me they are going to eat somewhere and that's where I end up. Also figure on $10-30 worth of drinks and snacks to keep your energy and water levels acceptable in Houston heat. That plus some random that will change every time out and you are at least $100 over entry price.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #30
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I invested about $600 to prep for my first trackday on my bike. Thats everything except travel, which wasn't to high for me cause I went to NOLA with friends.

*track suit, boots, gloves, registration, bike maintenance
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #31
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oh, and I ended up doing 2 track days for that price. CW is a great way to minimize costs!
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:05 PM   #32
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, some of you guys are making this out to be REALLY expensive.

If you're looking to do track days occasionally, it can be really cheap if you have the gear. And even then, most organizations rent gear.

With RideSmart, your first day is half off. So lets say you want to do MSRH, so that's $60. Fill up your tank and bring an extra gas can full of gas, so there's another $20. Food and drinks are all provided at RideSmart when at MSRH, so that's free.

There's more than enough people on this forum that are willing to help get your bike down there. So maybe $30 in gas on the trip.

Borrow some painters tape at the track = free

so $60 on the TD, gear is free the first time, and the rest is in how much you spend in gas.

From there, you can CW for free track days and it actually gets cheaper than that.

It's when you start getting really into the sport that you you'll start spending a lot of money.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:43 PM   #33
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Roughly 250$ a track day.
or you can corner work one day and earn a credit.

Whoopies does ride half work half days too.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:50 PM   #34
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how much money do you have? send it in! you won't be able to stop buying stuff once you get hooked. i like being around all the good people i have met since being involved with motorcycles, well except Kib, that boys not right if you know what i mean!
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