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Old 12-05-2009, 05:11 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by bxr140
Also note that for what it would cost to get a 17" wheel and track tires, you'd probably be halfway (or more) to a track bike anyway. In the US, you can probably get a well set up ninja 250 for well under $2k, and you can find 600's out there (not that I'd recommend them as a track bike--too much power for a noob) for $3k (again, USD). Even if you don't get a set up track bike, just about any cheap bike is a better idea than your BMW.
It was just an idea. Easy on the "noob" parts please. I am quite sure I can handle even a 1000cc without much difficulty on a track. Perhaps not fastest though. Thankyouverymuch.

Originally Posted by Bucko
Before you spend money on your bike, borrow one of your track buddies' bikes for a few track days and see if it's even something you want to do. You bought a GS...hopefully you'll be happier riding through the forest on it than around and around and around on pavement.
I have spent quite alot of time on smaller race tracks so there is really no need for that. I'd say around 150 hours in total or so.

Originally Posted by The Griz
The F800GS is a big dirt bike. Get a F800R or some other road bike.
So you really think all the supermotos out there are just "dirt bikes"? Ok.

Originally Posted by afmracer
Maybe OP just doesn't realize how expensive it will be when he crashes ...

A single lowside on a new GS > a cheap trackbike.
..or perhaps the OP has an insurance company that actually covers track days.

This was just an idea so no idea getting "upset" guys. :)
2009 BMW F800GS.

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