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Old 04-20-2007, 10:52 AM   #21
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i look at some of the cars at msr houston and I'm like motorcycles has to be cheap compared to racing a 100k car.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:53 AM   #22
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I would say on average I spend $250 per track day, the problem I run into having a dedicated track bike is in MY eyes that is $4-5K sitting there that I still have to maintain and I CAN'T ride anytime I want too.
Knowing full well that I'll never go racing...........doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:56 AM   #23
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its alittle off topic.. but i have had both street and stunt for a couple months now.. and since then ihave spent maybe 3 hours on my street bike and prolly hundreds on my stunt bike.. :eh: i could live without a street bike.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:10 AM   #24
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Lets say you're a track junkie and do 10 days per year:

Avg Trackday Fee: 155.00 x 10 days = $1550.00
Tires: $275.00 x 3 sets p/yr = $825.00 (more if pay for m&b)
Fuel: $10.00 (fillup) x 10 = $100.00
Oil Changes: 20.00 x 3 = $60.00 (rotella syn & mobil 1 filter)

Total = $2535 per year / 253.50 per TD

This is assuming you don't crash, no new add-ons for the bike (warmers, timers, tricked out whatever), no new gear, and no mechanical problems, and also assumes you do all your own maintenance. All these numbers were on the extreme low side.

Compared to racing this is pretty cheap. But may be pretty expensive for some folks on a budget. This is the first time I really added it up. Can anyone add to this?

Dont forget the transportation costs.

But yeah cornerworking can cut the costs over half
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:23 AM   #25
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i plan on getting a track bike this summer maybe within a month or so. sv650
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:24 AM   #26
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i guess i enjoy commuting on two wheels too much to keep it dedicated to the track.
but ever since my first track day i've felt a significant loss of fun on the streets simply cus personal limits cannot be improved on when a cager is trying to smash you into guard rails or run you off the road...or my personal favorite...slamming on the brakes on the freeway with no working lights
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:29 AM   #27
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I turned my RR into a track only bike, I was going to leave the street all together. Then I started to really miss riding between trackdays, so I bought a cruiser recently to ride on the street. The only reason I even started track riding is because I am only 15min from MSRH. If I had to drive to college station or dallas then I would not even do it. Driving a V8 truck plus the track cost just add up to much to justify driving that far. Then if you get hurt your far from home. As it is now family help is only a phone call and a few minutes away if something were to happen to me at the track. So all things considered MSRH may be the only track I ever see. Which is ok, almost 2 days a month is just about all I can afford to spend on a hobby that could get me hurt anyways.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:41 AM   #28
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Man if you think this is an expensive hobby, obs you guys never try crackkkkkkkkk cocaineeeeeeeeeee.......lol j/k
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:15 PM   #29
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we all have our vices'. Atleast this is a productive release for your need for speed. I wanna do track days cuz i dont even feel comfy goin 10+ mph over the speed limit on the roads.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:21 PM   #30
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Not a dedicated track bike as of yet but willl as soon as I muster up a few more $$$ to get the new Gixxer 1k as a street bike. The Sv will be the dedicated track/ coffee shop bike.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:26 PM   #31
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got the duc for the street, although i don't ride her much. Last couple of times i got warnings so i stepped down from streets. Got my cbr track only
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:09 PM   #32
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Quote:
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Lets say you're a track junkie and do 10 days per year:

Avg Trackday Fee: 155.00 x 10 days = $1550.00
Tires: $275.00 x 3 sets p/yr = $825.00 (more if pay for m&b)
Fuel: $10.00 (fillup) x 10 = $100.00
Oil Changes: 20.00 x 3 = $60.00 (rotella syn & mobil 1 filter)

Total = $2535 per year / 253.50 per TD

This is assuming you don't crash, no new add-ons for the bike (warmers, timers, tricked out whatever), no new gear, and no mechanical problems, and also assumes you do all your own maintenance. All these numbers were on the extreme low side.

Compared to racing this is pretty cheap. But may be pretty expensive for some folks on a budget. This is the first time I really added it up. Can anyone add to this?
Diesel truck oil in a track bike? Tsk, tsk... (lol)

You could save $15 ~ $20 / year using the SuperTech ST7317 oil filter (made by the same company as the Mobil 1)... :icon_bigg

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Old 04-20-2007, 01:30 PM   #33
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Who here has a trackbike only?

Anyone have a bike for the track only and not ride on the streets at all?

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Old 04-20-2007, 01:35 PM   #34
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When I have street bikes alot of times my schedule gets so busy they just end up sitting around but with the track bike available I can pull out the calendar and plan out dates where I know my but will be in the seat on some good asphalt. Not that you can't do this with your street bike as well but, I like the track and will get another street bike soon enough for other trips.
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Old 04-20-2007, 01:55 PM   #35
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Either build another track only bike or just keep taping this one up once a month. Don't think I'll ever give up street riding 100%, though I have alot more fun tearing up the back roads in my car now than I ever did on my bike. I think I need a slower more comfy bike for the street, thats the only way I'll ever enjoy riding within' the legal limits.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:28 PM   #36
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we all have our vices'. Atleast this is a productive release for your need for speed. I wanna do track days cuz i dont even feel comfy goin 10+ mph over the speed limit on the roads.
like one of our friends here?
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tickets are such a hassle:BangHead:
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:26 PM   #37
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I'm done with the street, too much can happen out there. Not to say the track is full proof, but at least if you fall you don't run the risk of hitting something or a car running you over. I've had over 10 friends die over the years on the street and 0 on the track. This summer, my bike will be converted to a dedicated track bike. just need to pick up some leathers and I'm ready.
The way I look at it, having a bike is a hobby. To trully enjoy any hobby, you have to put time, effort, and money into it. So if you cant afford it, figure out a way. And if you can, enjoy it. We all live once, every year we get older, things change. Tomorrow you might not have the same opportunities as today.So mine as well get it all out of our systems and ride it like it you stole it..........
Sorry that sounded kind of cheesy, lol!
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so far this year, my average track day cost me $600/day. Tires, warmers, suit, fairing, paint, trackday, travel, food, car expenses. If I didn't crash so often, it would have been $300/day.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:31 PM   #39
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its alittle off topic.. but i have had both street and stunt for a couple months now.. and since then ihave spent maybe 3 hours on my street bike and prolly hundreds on my stunt bike.. :eh: i could live without a street bike.
i dont know u much clayton, but im sure you will end up riding the stunt bike on the streets as u did thursday lol

btw nice bike tho
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