Re: Track Budget
Id say it depends a lot on you and the decisions you make as far as gear tires stuff to bring how many days you want to do ect.
For me gear is not something to save money on ever. I get the best shit I can afford (this is key, figure out whats realistic and what is necessary for you)
Tires, this depends on pace (your a novice so your good there for a while) and type of tire and maintenance (air pressure and suspension correct)
Stuff to bring, well some people are happy showing up with a bike and gear and just going at it. Others need coolers, canopy's, chairs, snacks, grill, tools, air tanks, gas cans, spare parts, ect. Figure out what you will be comfortable with and without.
How many days, if your strictly budget restrained then you can afford the days you can afford lets say you have 800 bucks that is 4 days for you. But if you can say I want to do 6 days next year you can save up 1200 bucks and then have your 6 days.
What I spent this year (I may be mad about this later)
Gear: I got a new suit custom made 1200 bucks, had everything else but for your adding sake helmet 550 boots 450 gloves 250 back protector 150 ear plugs 60 that is what I paid for the stuff when I got it over the last few years.
Tires: 3 rear Pirelli SC2 180/55 1 rear Pirelli SC2 180/60 3 front Pirelli 120/70 Total after shipping one of the tires overnight was around 1150
Stuff to bring: I always have my trailer 600, with tools (about 2000 to 2500 but this is not normal I am a professional technician and I bring my tools from work to the track so this number is not usual to most people) cooler 50, tire changer I made (60 bucks in parts to make) canopy 100, gas can 30, chairs 20, air tank 30, grill 20, food and snacks (about 40 bucks), spare parts (clip on tube, foot pegs, grips, sliders about 150 to 200)
Days: I wanted to do 10 but this year I am thinking I am going to be at 7 or 8 due to unforseen expenses not motorcycle related. I have been 6 days this year already so far with the open days included thats about 1000 bucks.
Im not adding that up cause it will make me sick but you can feel free to and also understand that spending this much is my choice and option it is not required to do track days I choose to have all of this stuff and I am fine with it but looking at a whole number is hard to swallow.