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I've been looking for a dedicated track bike for about a year now. I may have found it, but I'm a little hesitant. It is a 2006 ZX6R (636) that has a salvage title. From what I can tell, it needs plastics/hardware and that is it. Not sure of the mileage, but the frame, swingarm, forks, and wheels look good and straight. I think I can pick this up for $2k. Does that price sound fair? High? Low? I've been looking for SV's, but we all know how high that demand is. What are your thoughts?
 

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Spend 3 grand and get a VERY well setup SV with proper suspension, clipons, race plastic, etc already set up for the track. By the time you're modding that 636 to have comprable componentes, you'll likely have 5 grand or more in it.

Never buy/own/build a trackbike you are not willing to take home in large, unrecognizable pieces.... If you're too afraid to wreck it, you'll never enjoy it thoroughly.
 

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I'll have to keep my eyes open for some SV's like you mention...I haven't seen deals that good. Obviously I want bang for my buck here. I totalled my Buell at Summit Point last year (direct cause unknown - there was a mechanical failure, but rider error could have sweetened the deal), so I need a dedicated track bike this time around. No more risking my street bikes.
 

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Check the WERA board, CCS forum and CMRA. Honestly though, this is not the best time of year with the season coming up soon. Best time to find a deal is after the season is over.
 

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Thanks for the info and links guys! I know this isn't the most opportune time to buy a bike, but I saw the ZX6R and was intrigued. But, I'd prefer to start out on an SV at first. They are somewhat familiar to me, relatively cheap, and I can hold it wide open without fear of seeing God on most tracks.

Thanks again!
 

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If you have money in hand, and are quick, even in the springtime you can pick up a 99-02 SV for $3500 or less that should have:

SS Lines
Forks w/Springs & emulators
Penske Shock
Race bodywork/fairing stay
clipons/rearsets
pipe/jet kit

In reasonably good condition.

You need to read every ad that says SV650 on every board you can every day for about 2 months.

There are a fair numbe of bikes out there with 'springs and a 636' shock along with other not so valuable mods, along with really UGLY bodywork, evidence of 'an easy lowside' and other nicely cobbled together bits. These bikes will often be listed for the same $$ as a PROPERLY set-up track/race bike. Keep walking, the suspension mods you want (penske + springs/emulators) cost around 1200 new and 2/3d of that used.

As mentioned before, SCOUR the race forums: WERA, CMRS, CRA and the NESBA forum as well. Be ready to travel and POUNCE on that nice clean, maintained and well equiped bike.

I've been watching the classifieds on the forums for a couple of years, and while they bikes might go for a little more in the spring time, the main thing is that they sell lots faster.

Good luck!
 

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I did just what Amac says in his post when I bought my bike three years ago.

I was able to find a bike with all the stuff he mentions for about the price he says you can buy it for (mine was $3000) So I'd say he's pretty much right on the money!

...also managed to find one in CT only about an hour from my house...so I bet you can too if you just keep looking!
 

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http://www.d2cycles.com/

Check out this guy, I came really close to buying the R6 (asking 3500) but found somthing closer to home. I talked to the guy on the phone and he seemed like a good guy. Family man and difinitly not one of the thugs that are in the business.
 

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Spend 3 grand and get a VERY well setup SV with proper suspension, clipons, race plastic, etc already set up for the track. By the time you're modding that 636 to have comprable componentes, you'll likely have 5 grand or more in it.

Never buy/own/build a trackbike you are not willing to take home in large, unrecognizable pieces.... If you're too afraid to wreck it, you'll never enjoy it thoroughly.
Absolutely correct. There was a 04 SV650 completely track prepped on Speedzilla for $3500 last week...
 

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On our website a guy was selling a 02 gsxr750 track bike for $2500.00.Sold in hours
 
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