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Grand Master Crash
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So DanO and I sat down last night, to start putting together a race resume and sponsorship packet. Part of this packet was to include a projected racing budget for 2003. We figured in as much as we could... entry fees (15 weekends + 5 team challenges), gas (bikes and trucks), food (basically - water), and hotel (when not racing at BHF.) We included 2 BIG crashes per person (at $2k each, might be a little too inflated) plus $1k/person for general bike maintenance (chain/sprockets, oil, smaller crashes, etc.) We did NOT include any costs incurred in 2002 or before (bike, leathers, etc.)

The results made us both sick to our stomachs. We're halfway to the six-figure mark, just for the two of us. :E :eek

I think I'm going to give up racing, and take up crack. It's probably just as fun, and probably cheaper!

At least now I know how my CC bill got so high, after running only 3 weekends this year (more like 2, first weekend only had 1 race...)

Don't start racing folks - it's a dangerously expensive hobby!!! I'm already wandering around the house, trying to figure out what I can hock to get some cash together....
 

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Providing I don't break anything when we go to Putnam, I will have spent a little over $10,000. And thanks to John's abilities, I've come off of my crashes very cheaply.

I'm planning on spending around $12,000 next year.

Yep, it would have been cheaper to become a crackhead - but this is the most fun I've ever had.
 

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OmniGLH said:
So DanO and I sat down last night, to start putting together a race resume and sponsorship packet. Part of this packet was to include a projected racing budget for 2003. We figured in as much as we could... entry fees (15 weekends + 5 team challenges), gas (bikes and trucks), food (basically - water), and hotel (when not racing at BHF.) We included 2 BIG crashes per person (at $2k each, might be a little too inflated) plus $1k/person for general bike maintenance (chain/sprockets, oil, smaller crashes, etc.) We did NOT include any costs incurred in 2002 or before (bike, leathers, etc.)

The results made us both sick to our stomachs. We're halfway to the six-figure mark, just for the two of us. :E :eek

I think I'm going to give up racing, and take up crack. It's probably just as fun, and probably cheaper!

At least now I know how my CC bill got so high, after running only 3 weekends this year (more like 2, first weekend only had 1 race...)

Don't start racing folks - it's a dangerously expensive hobby!!! I'm already wandering around the house, trying to figure out what I can hock to get some cash together....

I hear what your saying: say your new to this and you got to buy everything like i did this year. now remember this isnt even racing this is track days

bike--- $4000.00
trailer----$2000.00
leathers/helmet/gloves/boots---$1200.00
12 track days avg 150.00 aday---$1800.00
gas for truck/bike----$500.00
food/beverages---$300.00
tires---$700.00
maint---$400.00
hotels---$275.00??


wow and im leavin shit out but grand total $11,175 for just track days:thumbsup
dont show my wife this:D
 

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Jimbo....did you count the new elastic waitband leathers you needed to be able to better control your bike? :rolleyes

I can't even begin to think about the cash I've spent this last year....

01 F4i $7500
12 Trackdays $1800
DynoMap $200
PCIIIr $150
SS lines $100
Sharksins $700
Exhaust $500
Leathers $700
Tires $700
Stands $300
Damper $350
Rearets $400
Trailer rental $500
Gas ?$500?
Hotels $300

$14,400 and I'm sure I missed something...
And lets not forget the new backup track bike....ouch.

Good thing I'm a millionaire
:laughing
 

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LOL, and you guyswonder what I mean when I say I cant afford traack days. Holy Shit thats a lot of nmoney to fly aruond a track. And hell they yell at you if you do wheelies. LOL
 

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Well you can only fairly count the trackday fees, hotels, skins, trailer, and gas. So about $3800...plus I like to do things right and spare no expense. The rest are mods and gear I would have bought anyway.

All you would need Tony are:
Used Leathers $300
Boots $100
Gloves $100
Track fees per day $150
Set of balls $:D
Permission from wife $:twofinger
to use her bike
 

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Hey you forgot photos you BIOATCHES!:twofinger :twofinger

That's F'n expensive!:twofinger :D
 

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GsxrTony said:
LOL, and you guyswonder what I mean when I say I cant afford traack days. Holy Shit thats a lot of nmoney to fly aruond a track. And hell they yell at you if you do wheelies. LOL
DUDE ive also bought 3 bikes for the street in the last year and a half holy shit im out of control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:laughing :laughing :laughing
 

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Jack said:
Hey you forgot photos you BIOATCHES!:twofinger :twofinger

That's F'n expensive!:twofinger :D
is my poster done???????????????
 

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GsxrTony said:
And hell they yell at you if you do wheelies. LOL
At the last CCS weekend at BHF - they stopped yelling... and started fining! Jeff got nailed with a $100 fine for doing a wheelie. Oops.

My forecasts for next year, provided I stay on the 750, are as follows:

$4,050 - Entry fees (5 races per w/e)
$5,400 - Tires (1 set per w/e)
$300 - Fuel (for bike)
$5,000 - Maintenance (including crashes)
$675 - Fuel (truck to/from track) - my half of the 50/50 split with DanO
$1,500 - Hotel (not including BHF weekends) - my half of the 50/50 split with DanO
$2,040 - Food (meals while not at BHF, also includes water/snacks)
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$18,965

That number gets closer to $26,000 if I decide to trade the 750 for a 600, since I can enter 9 races a weekend instead of 5. I'll go through 2 sets of tires per weekend instead of one. That figure does NOT include any costs required to obtain a 600. None of this takes into consideration the various Rosno schools, or trackdays I plan to attend. :(
 

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Jack said:
Hey you forgot photos you BIOATCHES!:twofinger :twofinger

That's F'n expensive!:twofinger :D
Well Jack... (in my best Smoky-the-Bear voice)...

Only YOU can prevent expensive photography fees. ;)
 

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OmniGLH said:


Well Jack... (in my best Smoky-the-Bear voice)...

Only YOU can prevent expensive photography fees. ;)
yeah, do like this weekend and blow off the races... :(
I had planned on going to Gateway this weekend. You guys want to talk about expenses??? :D :twofinger
 

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:rofl :rofl :rofl

That guys way too skinny to be Jimbo....


Or is that just him ordering the left side of the menu with a large "DIET" coke

:laughing


But seriously....Jim you know you are my special bundle of luv;)


Jack...my poster is sweet...20/30...just bought a frame and plan to hang it this weekend. Cheryl doesn't think it should go anywhere anyone can see it She suggested the garage :(

Jack/Jim can you post the poster pic you are making?

This one better not be a "lean enhanced" one
 

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Jack said:
Hey you forgot photos you BIOATCHES!:twofinger :twofinger

That's F'n expensive!:twofinger :D
That's for damn sure, let's see. Just photos. :D

First day Jack was there $30
Day at putnam another photographer $15
Last trackday where jack got killer pics $75
New digital Camera so my wife can take pictures at the tracks Jack isn't at, and entertain herself $700


That's $820 just in pictures, but boy is it worth it especially now that I have kneedragging pictures on a Katana of all bike ;)
 

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Kruz said:
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That guys way too skinny to be Jimbo....
Sorry Jim, you know I've been waiting to use that one on somebody! Anyone got Flash? I'd like to edit that a bit. :)

He's got a pic picked out, but that's as far as we've got. And no, no digitally enhanced.

BTW Jimbo, I still have that 30x40 sitting here if you want to see how it looks.
 

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ding jack is done, ding jack is done, woops through jack in hot vat, burned him really bad, now he needs skin grafs, would you like an apple pie with that?:twofinger

best be careful jack, or you will join kruz as my track bitch!!:laughing :laughing :laughing
 

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yeah thats as far as we got, i think im going to wait till after putnam and see if he gets one with my knee down then decide between the 2. i think ill get the other one in a smaller version for now.
 

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yeah expensive. And as long as people buy the sliders I can continue to do track days. So if all my friends wanna contribute to the Champs Track Fundage, you'll get a really nice set of sliders.:D :D :D :D
 

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Re: Re: Ouch

JimGoFast said:



I hear what your saying: say your new to this and you got to buy everything like i did this year. now remember this isnt even racing this is track days

bike--- $4000.00
trailer----$2000.00
leathers/helmet/gloves/boots---$1200.00
12 track days avg 150.00 aday---$1800.00
gas for truck/bike----$500.00
food/beverages---$300.00
tires---$700.00
maint---$400.00
hotels---$275.00??


wow and im leavin shit out but grand total $11,175 for just track days:thumbsup
dont show my wife this:D
Hey Jim, don't feel bad, I paid @8,000 for the bike and then tore it down to the frame and put @4-5,000 into the set-up. Then, doing it as cheap as I could ( only one set of tires per weekend, using last weekends tires for practice) Spent @ 1,000 per weekend ( not including travel and hotel and food, and I already had my gear) racing 3 classes at the Wera Nationals. One blown motor and 2 crash repairs later, I never wanted to figure out exactly how much I spent, it would've made me cry. Without 4&6's help it wouldn't have been possible.
Best advice I could give is never go into major credit card debt from racing. If something happens, you could get into financial trouble for a long time( don't ask how I know). Yet I still do it, because I love it. Racers are a sick breed.:D
 
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