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Old 06-11-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Interest in taking it to the Track

Hello all!

It's been a very long time since I've been on the forum. It's been a few years since I've been on a bike. I'm looking to get back into the motorcycle world, except this time, I'm interested in taking it to the track.

Previously, I've owned a few 600cc bikes I would buy, ride for the summer, and sell again. This time around, I'm looking at involving myself in the track world. I've done some reading online and a ton of people recommend the SV650's a great platform to learn on.

Wanted to get your opinion on this bike as a first track bike?
Is it a necessity to swap the factory suspension with adjustable race suspension?
Is there anything else that would need to be swapped on the bike to have it track ready?

I'm looking at a $2,500-$3,500 budget for the bike to have it track ready. Is this realistic?

Most of the SV650s I see on Craigslist in the price range I am looking for have about 12,000-16,000 miles on them. What type of mileage should I be looking at if my intention is to make it a track bike?
I plan on making a track only bike. I have no intention of riding on the roads.

Thanks for your help!
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First I think the sv650 is a great starter bike for the track. If your intention is track only I would find a good used race bike. It will be prepped for the track and already lots of goodies for the track. From what I have seen they come in within your budget. Check here for track bikes for sale or even in the classifieds on here. I'm sure people with more business than me voicing there opinions on here will have some good advice as well.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Sv650 for sure, ive been thinking of adding a sv650 to my garage to race next year. Really have heard great things about that bike and it's capability to help shape a better rider.

Me personally a track bike should have less than 4k miles lol but thats me and it may not be realistic within that price range. Just try to find the lowest, 12k at the highest. If not motors arent too xpensive anyway

Also for suspension a lot of people just swap the stock rear shock for the gsxr rear shock that's cheap.
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