Not the powers that be, not even close.
If you get the chance go check out a race weekend some time this year. Gate fees are cheap and you can just go and watch.
It would depend on the rule book. for WERA it should be legal. Teh shock can be replaced with one of the same style. In this case a coil over with reservoir style shock for both.Have decided racing an sv650 is the way to go. Would like to buy a race prepped one but cant find any good used ones right now. Soooo, going to start converting mine to race ready. Already have a PCIII, Yoshi exhaust, 520 conversion,
1) upgrade the suspension to Traxxion emulators/damper in forks and get a zx10 rear
shock re sprung for my weight and bike ( anyone know where I can send the shock in to get adjusted or w/e?) +/-$350 (would a zx10r rear shock exclude me from supersport races? The rule book was not clear if that was an allowable modification for CCS. However, for superbike it specified that shock replacements or relocation's are allowed?)
Damper. No extra N. But regardless does the bike not have one OEM? If so the stock one is probably fine at first. I raced a LONG time on a stock damper with zero issues. It has to have one by rules though.2) upgrade to steel front brake lines +/ $100
3) steering dampener +/- $500
You will have to have some sort of a lower to catch fluids by the rules.4) body work (full and new) +/- $700, (full/used) +/ $400, (tail only) +/- $250 ( i think I am allowed to run naked with only a tail section as long as I have a mounting for the numbers?)
how about buy new ones when you destroy the stock ones. No need to toss good parts now if you are on a budget.5) can either buy some aftermarket rear sets or get risers for OEM ones +/- $400
6) aftermarket clipons for crashability +/- 165
That last line applies to a LOT of what you are trying to buy. go out there and do what you can with what you have first. Then as you feel something is holding you back, replace it, or if you break it, replace it.Basically just going to purchase all allowable suspension upgrades for superstock for track days and then get some skins if needed to race with. I will worry about the engine performance aspect later. Need to get myself faster first.
Hey it never hurts to get your name out there and try. Who knows, someone might bite and give a discount or two.unkOP - good luck and everything, but you do realise that it may take years to get up to race pace? Also, you may hate riding on the track - It's totally different to road riding.
Also, if you're only mid pack club racing, don't expect discounts from anyone. You're just another bum with a bike.
It would depend on the rule book. for WERA it should be legal. Teh shock can be replaced with one of the same style. In this case a coil over with reservoir style shock for both. qustion is, do you "need" said upgrades? You havnt even tried going fast on what you have yet. . Damper. No extra N. But regardless does the bike not have one OEM?
Thats what Im going to do for now :thumbuphow about buy new ones when you destroy the stock ones. No need to toss good parts now if you are on a budget.
Yup, most of those goodies are just things I WANT to buy eventually. Most of my money is gonna go towards track days and tires for a few months. IF im race ready by then Ill go ahead and get race bodywork. The suspension does need to be paid attention to though on a sv650 as its crap stock, the other goodies can wait.That last line applies to a LOT of what you are trying to buy. go out there and do what you can with what you have first. Then as you feel something is holding you back, replace it, or if you break it, replace it.
No disrespect taken because I believe you are misunderstanding me. However, I dont look at someone who has high aspirations as an asshole :dunno. Anyways, there is no way in hell I think I am going pro (where did I say that anyways?) or even going to be sponsored anytime soon, if ever! However, I would be a fool not to TRY to get discounts/free money to help me along the way. The worst thing the companies can say is no, right? To me I see nothing wrong with that. I just want to ride and hopefully race, so any help I can get along the way I will take. I also want to help those who help me. Im not selfish enough to just take ,take ,take and that is not how I am going to present myself to potential sponsors. I want to help them and get their name out there.No disrespect to you but you are coming off as a bit of an asshole, why don't you just ride rather than talk about all the things you are going to do. Just ask some basic questions so you are ready for your first track day whether it is a race school or a track day and have fun with it. But to talk about sponsorship or going pro at this stage is a bit premature. Definitely talk to your employer and any business acquaintances and see if they want to help you out. There isn't a lot of money in this sport and definitely not a lot of FOC to be had.
Thanks for the input! April 1st cant get here soon enough for my first trackday. Will hopefully be the first of many tracks days and, with high hopes, will lead to racing. Feel free to give any advice you deem necessary or helpful. :cheersSorry I missed this thread, but it seems Joe and Dave answered everything pretty accurately. Do some track days, get into the advanced group, and then get your race license and get out there. I averaged $1,000/weekend last season, with some of the closer races being less expensive, and the further ones being more obviously.
Racing has a much different mindset than track days, and you will quickly find out if you have that mindset the first time you dive bomb into T1 alongside 30 other amateurs all trying to be first into the corner, elbows and legs banging into the other riders and bikes.