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Hey guys, husband is looking for a good track bike at a good price. I've looked at our local track provider forums, NESBA classifieds, Craigslist and even this forum. Any other places to look for one?

I know now isn't the best season, but we're still looking.

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what's he after, and what's the budget??

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Not really sure what your looking for. Does he want an already made, track bike? Budget? Size or models he is interested in?

For me, this is what i did. I looked for a good deal on a street bike on Craigslist or on a forum ( found a mint 2006 R6r, 3500 miles for about $4500 two winters ago on CL ), sell all the street body work on a related forum ( i made almost $1500 selling off the oem bodywork and other street parts ) and then slapped on some track bodywork, track tires and some rear sets and called it a day. Two years later, i have updated the suspension and brakes and now I have a more capable track toy.

I personally would never buy somebodies already made track bike. I would rather get a street bike that has ( more than likely ) been abused way less......and then convert it to a track bike.

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Any 600, less than 8 years old, pre made track bike with some extras. Preferably able to be ridden on street, but not a requirement.

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Not really sure what your looking for. Does he want an already made, track bike? Budget? Size or models he is interested in?

For me, this is what i did. I looked for a good deal on a street bike on Craigslist or on a forum ( found a mint 2006 R6r, 3500 miles for about $4500 two winters ago on CL ), sell all the street body work on a related forum ( i made almost $1500 selling off the oem bodywork and other street parts ) and then slapped on some track bodywork, track tires and some rear sets and called it a day. Two years later, i have updated the suspension and brakes and now I have a more capable track toy.

I personally would never buy somebodies already made track bike. I would rather get a street bike that has ( more than likely ) been abused way less......and then convert it to a track bike.
Street bikes are more likely than track bikes to be "abused." But that's a viable option. Just not at the top of our list.


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I personally would never buy somebodies already made track bike. I would rather get a street bike that has ( more than likely ) been abused way less......and then convert it to a track bike.
Time = money

I would gladly buy someones track bike if it had all the components on it/work done I want. I have $5k in my bike just converting it to race ready. Street bikes see far more abuse (lots of idling, heat cycling, inclement weather, cold starts, etc) than race bikes. Plus race bikes are routinely inspected/teched at every event. Plus the fact that race/track bikes have to consider the 1-50 other riders that will be ontrack with them.
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hope you guys had fun yesterday. today was a blast, too. next time you come out he can try the "race prepped" 600 to see if he likes it...
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+1......that is one of the bennefits of buying a track prepped bike. You can usually get a few more tid bits on the bike for less than it would cost you to do it yourself by going out and building a track bike.





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Time = money

I would gladly buy someones track bike if it had all the components on it/work done I want. I have $5k in my bike just converting it to race ready. Street bikes see far more abuse (lots of idling, heat cycling, inclement weather, cold starts, etc) than race bikes. Plus race bikes are routinely inspected/teched at every event. Plus the fact that race/track bikes have to consider the 1-50 other riders that will be ontrack with them.

wouldn't most bikes that are track bikes fall into this category.....menaing, at one point, they were once street bikes that became track / race bikes? Out of the 20+ people i know who track ride and or race, only about 5 of them bought their bikes brand spankin new.....the rest have all purchased used bikes ( some street and some track ready ). My point is, every track bike is riden hard, very hard and redlined......all day long. Most guys i know who ride the street, dont go to redline as much as we do on the track.....and if they do, its not nearly as often. Seems like most riders ( track or street ) baby their bikes. If not, its pretty easy to tell when you go to purchase one. That being said, buying a used bike could be a crap shoot, i just feel that a used street bike, with low miles and that is in mint condition ( visually and mechanically ) is a safer bet than a well used track bike. I guess if the track bike has receipts to accompany the engine refreshes, rebuilds, never been down and so on would leave one at ease in terms of mechanical condition.

I guess in my eyes, if you buy a low milage, mint condition street bike and convert it.......you have a better chance of getting a "pre-beaten on" machine.

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