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Upgrade existing 600rr or buy dedicated track bike
Hi, i'm hoping to get some advice.
I have a CBR600RR (05), with 22000miles and the engine is pristine, the steering is beautiful. I've upgraded the end can, braided hoses and had it professionally on the dyno/power commander.
I've done a dozen odd trackdays and my small home circuit lends itself to a lightweight 600, so i'm not too bothered about top end speed. I'm done with the commute so I only want a track only bike now.
Big question is, do I upgrade the bike with the numerous track bike upgrades (starting with suspension, sprockets, quickshifter..etc) or do I just sell it and buy a proper trackbike???
Here's the potentially big factor. Having been knocked over while stationary (by a 'Chelsea Tractor' when parked in town), the fairings were scratched to the point of it technically being a category D (or whatever the insurance write off is), hence I didn't repair the superficial stuff and put the insurance money into the things already mentioned. The point being, I recognise I might not get much (any?) for the original fairings and nor for the bike...despite me knowing it's a dream bike and well looked after.
I'm not that mechanically minded. Never done any servicing but pretty sure I could change the wheels and the like as I'm going to soon have to!
Should I just accept spending £2k of upgrades is the way to go? Or am I as well accepting a knockdown price for mine and buying a finished article/whole lot of kit that someone else has used and abused?
Thanks in advance.