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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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SV650 track bike

How easy is it to turn a sv650 into a track bike? Say if I buy the SV as show on the ad below for 2k (no affiliate), how much more I need to spend to make it a track bike?
I assume I will have to buy race plastic and plastic bracket. what else also needs to be upgrade? suspension? brake?
Is it easier to buy a i4(gixxer,cbr..) instead? what's the pro & con?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 10:57 AM
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Rear Shock...$500-$1500
Front Forks...$150-$1500
Brake Lines...$100
Brake Pads...$100

Just the tires are all that is really needed to do trackdays, suspension and brakes are very useful if you want to go fast and be safe. Bodywork, rearsets, clipons, etc are just optional extras that you don't really need for a beginner setup.

My advice would be to get an already track prepped SV, for about the same price you will get everything needed and maybe some spares. I sold a nice SV track bike with a couple seasons worth of spares AND a great trailer for around $3000.

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It depends on what level you will be riding the bike.

First time (novice) Trackday... Roll of Blue painters tape $5.00

Intermediate (Slow), Tires, Brake lines, Brake pads, Blue Painters Tape.

Intermediate (Fast), Tires, Brake lines, Brake pads, Rear Shock, Forks, Blue Painters Tape.
Optional, Rear-sets, Clip-ons, Slipper Clutch, 520 Chain, Exhaust, Dyno tune.

, Tires, Brake lines, Brake pads, Rear Shock, Forks, Rear-sets, Clip-ons, Blue Painters
Optional, Slipper Clutch, 520 Chain, Exhaust, Dyno tune, Fiberglass Fairing.

, Tires, Brake lines, Brake pads, Rear Shock, Forks, Rear-sets, Clip-ons, 520 Chain, Exhaust, Dyno tune, Fiberglass Fairing.
Optional, Slipper Clutch.

Really, its easier just to buy already setup race bike.
Cuz adding all this to the bike, doesn't make the bike worth anymore.


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Buy one already setup. You'll save time, money and frustration since someone else has done the work, and paid full pop for the parts.

This one is really fast and very well setup.

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You can go out and have a good time on a bone stock SV with a fresh set of tires.

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