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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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What to spend my money on?

So usually I get a pretty good amount of money for Christmas and my birthday because they're right around each other, plus I do a lot of work for my dad over the break, so it adds up pretty quick. Usually in the $1,000-$2,000 range.

Anyways, I'm trying to figure out what I wanna do with the money. Basically I can either spend it on my bike, or spend it on a gun.

If I get a gun, I'm going to build something like the SASS. A semiautomatic, 7.62 sniper rifle. Probably cost me close to $2,000.

If I put it in the bike, there's a bit I've been looking at. Sky is the limit more or less.
Here's a list of what I'd like to get, in no particular order.

First up is a dyno tune.
Unless I decide to get an overbore kit. I really only want to get a tune once. Thoughts on the overbore? Idk much about them.
New tires. Something I can use mostly on the street but that can be used occasionally on the track.
A track suit. Looking at some of the cheaper A* stuff.
Included with the suit would be gloves.
Slipper clutch.
Full Ohlins suspension.
520 kit.
Race bodywork. Or at least buying the stuff so I can get on a track. Still gotta commute to school.
Crash kit.
SS brake lines.
New levers.
Rearsets.
Quickshift kit.
Race school before I get on the track.

I would like to have a few of these things like the tires, suspension, and tune before I ever hit the track, more or less for safety reasons, plus the obvious stuff required for the track like the suit and crash kit.


What's yalls take? Anything I should add to the bike list?

Any particular order I should approach this in?

Would you rather have the gun or a few more parts for the project?

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:29 AM
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Re: What to spend my money on?

Do you have any mods that require a dyno tune?

Honestly I would skip all that stuff especially if you commute on the bike still. Just get a leather suit, tires, and start hitting the track.
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Running quite a bit of aftermarket stuff right now.

Slide stops.
Full yoshi exhaust.
Block off plates.
K&N filter.
PCIII.
Ignition advance.

I'm using another forum members tune that has a similar build but it isn't perfect.


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Re: What to spend my money on?

Yeah dyno tune would be nice with all that. But after that I would still just get a leather suit, tires, and start hitting the track. Track days are expensive as it is.
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Just get a leather suit, tires, and start hitting the track.
its what im doing next year

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Hookers and blow?
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Re: What to spend my money on?

Just get a suit, and gloves. Buy two track days and call it good. That should be close to 2 grand anyway. Especially if you get some instruction. Good luck man.

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Re: What to spend my money on?

If you start tracking the bike, you will look back at that list and wish you had spent the money on seat time. Buy safety gear and get on the track.

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If you start tracking the bike, you will look back at that list and wish you had spent the money on seat time. Buy safety gear and get on the track.
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