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Collective cost of a track day...

I was just wondering, I've been reading about different track days, about entry fees, gear rental, tires, all of this stuff. Just wondering what a track day would cost you after all is said and done. I would absolutely love to do a track day, but really don't think I could afford it now. Thanks everybody.
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>Track, depending on which one and time of the year, anywhere from $120 to $300.
>Tires, if you need them, $200 (at the track)
>Fuel, $20-$30
>Gear, if you rent, maybe $100, if you buy then its way more, I spent too much, but I know I'll be headed to the track several times a year so it pays off, and its save my butt once already.
Food, water, transportation and lodging may all vary.

Depending what time of the year you go and what track, you're looking at $300 to $500, rough estimate
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and don't forget the "possible" cost of having to replace your fairings/bike if you go down. if it's your only mode of transportation, that may be a big factor!
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I found this wiki to be helpful: http://www.motoracewiki.org/wiki/ind...itle=New_Racer

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Here's what I spent on my 1st trackday about a month ago...

$120 Gas (bike and 4-runner) And that was being split in 1/2 with my friend too...:(

$125 Track Day

$60 Leather Rental

$60 For 2 night stay in Hotel's

$75 in food/snacks/drinks

$25-50 that just magically dissapered that I cant account for...lol

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$500 worth of fairing damage after the bike falling over in the trailor...:(



After all was said and done, it was worth every penny because I had the time of my life...

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Thanks guys. Maybe this summer when I'm home from school and working again, I'll man up and just go do it. It sounds like so much fun, but I just don't have the time or money now...
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Buddy up with someone and split everything! Thats the easy way the save lots of cash
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and don't forget the "possible" cost of having to replace your fairings/bike if you go down. if it's your only mode of transportation, that may be a big factor!
do what I did in this case...buy a rashed set of bodywork parts from ebay. I got tail, tank, side/mids, and a (new, blem) trackday upper for under $250 all from ebay. Some in really good condition, the tail and tank were rashed and cracked. I swap them out every time I go to the track. Its cheaper to replace the parts with trashed parts than it is to buy new mint stuff. They all paid for themselves when I crashed a few months ago. All came out in decent shape except the upper needs to be mended (in two peices now). Well worth the investment if you go to the track more than a couple times a year IMO.

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do what I did in this case...buy a rashed set of bodywork parts from ebay. I got tail, tank, side/mids, and a (new, blem) trackday upper for under $250 all from ebay. Some in really good condition, the tail and tank were rashed and cracked. I swap them out every time I go to the track. Its cheaper to replace the parts with trashed parts than it is to buy new mint stuff. They all paid for themselves when I crashed a few months ago. All came out in decent shape except the upper needs to be mended (in two peices now). Well worth the investment if you go to the track more than a couple times a year IMO.
I was considering doing the exact same thing myself, seeing how I tend to be accident proned =D
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