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...for a used, cheap (beaten, ugly, etc.), hopefully already track prepped SV650. I have already run a thread search and to my suprise, i could not find much. Had my first track day last weekend and am hooked like a hopeless drug addict. Already signed up for another one on may 25th. Cannot believe i wasted two years of my life on the street without tasting the track. My question is this, can someone please direct me to websites dealing with used race bikes? I have already run the usual bit of cycletrader, ebay and a couple salvage yards. I asked around while i was at the track and everyone seemed set for the season with the bike they had. ANY help woud be greatly appreciated.
 

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search the net for the different race orgs and most will have classsifieds. Check the back of Roadracing World too.
 

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so i am now realizing. mis-interpurted the header. :eek:
 

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also wera.com's bbs is a great source and getting to the track and walking around will find you a bike. just find a bike you like, mention to the racer that you like those a lot and he'll point you in the direction of about 5 for sale. and try the mailing list for the bike you want.

as for posting....you're outta here. :) on your way to some place better.
 

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As Tony posted try WERA.com, there are several SVs listed now. Also try:
http://www.2wf.com/index.shtml
I don’t look at them often but there are classifieds at www.SVRider.com

I don’t know what price range you are thinking of, track ready SVs seem to hold their value better than some models, at least based on asking prices. If you want to go low-dollar look at EX500, GS500, etc. $1,000+. Ride one for a year or so while looking for a good deal on a track SV, especially at the end of the season.
 

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svBob said:
I don’t know what price range you are thinking of, track ready SVs seem to hold their value better than some models, at least based on asking prices.
the plus side is that they will likely hold their resale value for years to come, much like the fzr400 and hawk (nt650). good light weights don't come out every 3 months like other classes. it's likely that you could buy a used sv and keep it for several years and sell it for close to what you paid.

that's purely speculation of course.
 

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Yeah, Tony, that seems likely. Also the SV is a more capable bike for a new track rider’s skills to grow into. And the SV uses modern sized tires. I think the SV is a great first track bike for someone that is already a competent street or dirt rider. But the initial cost is higher than some other bikes that are also good learners.

http://www.wera.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/005622.html
I don’t know anything about owner of bike, if it is still reliable it’d be a good first bike. And since the price is so low you should be able to sell it after a 1 or 2 years for about the same.
 

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Ricerun01 said:
Had my first track day last weekend and am hooked like a hopeless drug addict. Already signed up for another one on may 25th. Cannot believe i wasted two years of my life on the street without tasting the
Welcome to the addiction, Ricerun01.

Just give up hope of having any disposable income from here on out.:D
 

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svBob said:
Yeah, Tony, that seems likely. Also the SV is a more capable bike for a new track rider’s skills to grow into. And the SV uses modern sized tires. I think the SV is a great first track bike for someone that is already a competent street or dirt rider. But the initial cost is higher than some other bikes that are also good learners.

http://www.wera.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/005622.html
I don’t know anything about owner of bike, if it is still reliable it’d be a good first bike. And since the price is so low you should be able to sell it after a 1 or 2 years for about the same.
actually, the hawk will fit modern rubber. of course it's a 3 valve head. the sv's are really just getting better as more people start racing them. i think a good amateur could do well with a hawk or 400, but anyone of equal talent on an sv will beat them.

it's not bad at loudon-like tracks, but the big tracks in mid-atlantic....they just run out of steam. that and you can do so much to sv's. look at steve keener's or the guy with marchesini's and 996 bodywork (both experts) or the mb motorsports sv's. those 700's are AWESOME!!
 

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Re: Re: willing to sell soul...

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Welcome to the addiction, Ricerun01.

Just give up hope of having any disposable income from here on out.:D
Haha...yep it's addicting alright..just did Buttonwillow on 4/13, tomorrow it's the Streets of Willow...:D Oh...I can handel the diposable income...know why..??? Got none..:rolleyes: :D
 

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the gs can teach you a lot. look at gs500rider. he started on the track with an old gs and now flies on his gsx-r750.
 

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Roadracing World also has a classified section.
http://venus.13x.com/roadracingworld/index.html

Here’s one for ya:
“SV650 Heavily Modified for sale. GSXR front end. Freshly rebuilt engine and transmission, 84hp on pump gas. Two new sets of new 916 bodywork and much more. I have over $19,000 into this bike. I am asking $12,000. Photos at http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?selected=25661
[email protected]. (914) 527-4396. (NY)”

Anyone watching “Six Feet Under” on HBO?

Take a look at the “Why I can’t race this year” photo. :eek:
 

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This might seem like a dumb question, but after looking at the ex500's wheels, is it possible to get a knee down with this bike? The price is right, no doubting that. Thinking heavily....
 
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