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Thinking of buying a track bike...

Folks,

I want to start doing track days to improve my riding skills. I'm thinking of buying another bike for this purpose.

I've been looking around for an older GSXR600 or SV650 - opinions?

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I have a 2003 sv 650 with only 623 miles on it. It's a street bike converted to a race bike. It's loaded with everything u would want. Penske rear, race tech front serviced by the best thermosman, new 520 gold chain with new 520 gearing. Vortex rear sets, vortex clip ons, accossato 19x18 master cylinder with folding lever, Scott's damper, galfer steel braided brake lines front and back, BMC race air filter, custom lap timer holder, rental grips, Yosh full system, Dunlop slicks,aftermarket race bodywork, ect......


You get the picture. 90% of the aftermarket parts on the bike are new and the bike has never been on the track.
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Steve's bike for an SV ...... The Grouch has a really nice GSXR 6 for sale.



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i would buy g2g's sv if i were you.
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If you go the gsxr600 route I would recommend a 06+ instead of an older one. Way smaller bike that is really nice out of the box. 06 was the year they made some big changes. +1 on Grouchy's bike.

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If you want to learn faster, I'd recommend the SV650. It will force you to not depend on the throttle too much, and will instead teach you cornering skills, which is the whole point of doing track days.

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I have a 2003 sv 650 with only 623 miles on it. It's a street bike converted to a race bike. It's loaded with everything u would want. Penske rear, race tech front serviced by the best thermosman, new 520 gold chain with new 520 gearing. Vortex rear sets, vortex clip ons, accossato 19x18 master cylinder with folding lever, Scott's damper, galfer steel braided brake lines front and back, BMC race air filter, custom lap timer holder, rental grips, Yosh full system, Dunlop slicks,aftermarket race bodywork, ect......


You get the picture. 90% of the aftermarket parts on the bike are new and the bike has never been on the track.
DUDE!! didn't I ask you about this a few months ago? I wanted that bike!

too bad I bought something but PM me what your looking to get for it. I may get a twin or pass the info to a friend.

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DUDE!! didn't I ask you about this a few months ago? I wanted that bike!

too bad I bought something but PM me what your looking to get for it. I may get a twin or pass the info to a friend.



Ok. I will try to get the bike together this week. All the aftermarket parts that I have are sitting in a couple of rubber maid containers. I need a full day to work on it and I should have it ready to go. I was going to do it yesterday but I did an oil change on the new Aprilia and also some work on the Harley. I will not workon it on a nice day as I set those aside for riding. LOL so next rainy day I will get it up on the mc table and work on it.
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The SV will make you a better rider in the long term but after a couple of years you will want something a bit more powerful at which time you can upgrade to a 600. I still find liter bikes unfun at the track.
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600cc. You'll still have to work the corners hard to keep up with the liter bikes. And as you get better it will allow you to be competitive.

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Ok. I will try to get the bike together this week. All the aftermarket parts that I have are sitting in a couple of rubber maid containers. I need a full day to work on it and I should have it ready to go. I was going to do it yesterday but I did an oil change on the new Aprilia and also some work on the Harley. I will not workon it on a nice day as I set those aside for riding. LOL so next rainy day I will get it up on the mc table and work on it.
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The SV will make you a better rider in the long term but after a couple of years you will want something a bit more powerful at which time you can upgrade to a 600. I still find liter bikes unfun at the track.


I've raced 650's for over 10 years and still have fun passing 600's. So yeah go to a 600 so I can have fun passing ya
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I've raced 650's for over 10 years and still have fun passing 600's. So yeah go to a 600 so I can have fun passing ya
Did you get that thing together?

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Did you get that thing together?
My guess is no because it would probably be in my garage by now.

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I have 3 people wanting the bike. Beaz even told me he wants it as is cuz I have been dragging my feet so long on putting it together and doesn't want to wait any longer. hahahhaha
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Shit. I may take it as is too. Let me know what needs to be done to it, how much u want etc. ??

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I have an SV650 and a Gixxer 600 you can buy for track. Both are great bikes and will serve you well.

Come and pick one. The SV will have brand new motor in it soon as well.

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