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Old 07-20-2016, 03:54 PM   #1
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Never been to the track

I've seen a few for sale posts in which the owner indicates their ss bike has "never been to the track".

Is this really a selling point?

And more specifically, is a bike that HAS been to the track viewed as "damaged goods"?

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I've seen a few for sale posts in which the owner indicates their ss bike has "never been to the track".

Is this really a selling point?

And more specifically, is a bike that HAS been to the track viewed as "damaged goods"?
I'd like to think that a bike that has seen the track also saw more detailed maintenance....but, that ain't always the truth. Let's be real....a bike that goes to the track gets more throttle abuse than most street slabbers, but I don't see how that equates to "damaged goods". I think it could be either a benefit or negative selling point depending on the seller and the bike. Case by case basis.
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I could see it as a point of contention on a dirt bike, but not a sport bike.
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The only issue is, has it been crashed and if it has been to the track, how much. Motors to get tired faster on the track but it also depends on who is riding it.
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The only thing I can think of that gets more damage from the track is tires, for me. My only accidents have been on the road. Any time I go to the track I've changed oil, checked brakes, suspension, and all that. Only think I can think that that statement would only be brought up as a lie, to get it out of the way in advance. I wouldn't care if it had been to the track, I'd care if it had been wrecked and otherwise I'd do my due diligence on my own.
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The only issue is, has it been crashed and if it has been to the track, how much. Motors to get tired faster on the track but it also depends on who is riding it.
Quick question. Let's say I took a Lvl. 1 TD course and pretty much (and obviously) I take it easy at first then gradually amp it up a few notches after each session. Would the motor still get more wear and tear than everyday street use?

*hope i'm not thread jacking. this subject just caught my attention.*
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Quick question. Let's say I took a Lvl. 1 TD course and pretty much (and obviously) I take it easy at first then gradually amp it up a few notches after each session. Would the motor still get more wear and tear than everyday street use?

*hope i'm not thread jacking. this subject just caught my attention.*
Simply put, Yes. An engine that revs and sees "track time" will wear out faster than cruising around on the street (rider relevant.) However, going to the track every once in awhile isn't going to "destroy your engine"

On the subject of tracked bikes being viewed as "damaged goods" my vote is yes. Most of the people that say No probably ride on the track and are experienced. I would say that the vast majority of people who ride sport bikes are not. When you put the word Track on the front of any motorsport people are going to assume its been wrecked, pushed to its limits etc. If i was buying a street bike to ride on the street i would look for one that had spent minimal time on a racetrack. Just my .02
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Most of y'all see it the same as I do.

PS... I know where you can get a one-owner beauty that's never been down, only has 4,800 miles, AND ITS BEEN TO THE TRACK!

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=322603
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:51 PM   #11
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I honestly dont worry about it if I am buying cause if it hasnt been on the track then it will be and I will probably crash it at one point or another. There are plenty of racebikes out there that have been ridden by half of CMRA and are still trucking along after many years. My ninja250 is a prime example of one of those and I think its been crashed by almost everyone that has ridden it at least once.
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PS... I know where you can get a one-owner beauty that's never been down, only has 4,800 miles, AND ITS BEEN TO THE TRACK!

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=322603
nah, we are just nonconfrontational. other than the other guy above.
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I've seen a few for sale posts in which the owner indicates their ss bike has "never been to the track".

Is this really a selling point?

And more specifically, is a bike that HAS been to the track viewed as "damaged goods"?

It's the bike equivalent of "never been driven in the rain" and "all highway miles."
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Who gives a . It's either been cared for and maintained or not. Buyer beware and do your homework or walk away. There is always another.
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