But what about unequal riders? That's where I go. Most people vastly overspend on the bike and vastly underspend on rider training/improvement and experience.
Race tires are the first thing, which is a safety margin for you. If money is an issue, source take-offs in good shape from riders who ride new. Did that for 2 years. Then I had the sources to get great prices on new race tires and at that point I was the one who sold take-offs to the up and comers and stunters.
Beyond tires the rider is 90% of the equation. I see 600's beat 1000's around the track because of the rider. Did that myself. I won open superbike races on a 600. So investing in rider improvement and seat time is where you want the money to go for the first couple years at least. Maximize your track days and rider training. In Canada with 6 months of good weather, I did 14 track days in one year for example.
As you get to the fastest group, and then fast in it, do bike and parts upgrades, such as suspension, and from take-offs to new tires. No need to break the bank either. Race-Tech will do the job just fine for upgrades for example if you are on a budget.
After one year of dedicated track I obtained spare wheels/rotors, so I always had a set of tires waiting in the wings. What a difference that makes.
Beyond that, report back on your exploits, with pics!
Last edited by kwtoxman; 04-23-2014 at 08:17 PM.