Training Wheel Hero
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cookeville, TN
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CV is dead on....don't waste money modifying the bike...find one in good working order....and I'd spend money in this order:
maintenance- flush coolant, change oil, make sure the chain is in well serviced condition, brakes are bleed, brake pads not showing excessive wear, no leaks, ect.
Protection- good gear and health insurance are a MUST!
Tires- easy to spend alot of money here; but its not necessary. A good set of high performance street tires should be fine for your first few outings....don't worry you'll use them up quickly enough.(qualifiers, BT-0016's, pilot powers)
Suspension Sag set-up- you can do this yourself; there are several great articles on the net. If your not a wrencher pay someone..cause if its wrong...nothing else matters; you'll be miserable.
Track time- travel, entry fees, hotel, food all add up. A fantastic track bike that sits in the garage ain't worth much; this is why you do it...so spend as much money here and as little elsewhere as you can.
This and that- couple good camp chairs, a cooler and a canopy of some type all make a weekend at the track far easier IMO.
Last edited by invaderzoom; 06-24-2009 at 11:09 PM.