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    Looking into a track bike...


    So I'm looking into a track bike for the up and comming season in the $2000<$3000 range. I've been looking at Hobb's and Argo. What I found so far is this eBay Motors: 02 Suzuki GSXR 600 Engine Motor GSX-R (item 330202055988 end time Mar-05-08 10:14:56 PST) to go into this bike Catalog Page for Hobbs Automotive - 2001 SUZUKI GSX-R600. MY question is how easy is an engine swap? Is this a good idea or should I keep looking for a bike already running?

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Send Hobbs a PM "Pastarocket" on this sight I am sure he has or can get what you want

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    I also know someone local that has a couple gsxr 600 motors that he would part with if you need one.

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    if your on a tight budget, id suggest buying a running bike. motor swaps always tend to run over a tight budget.

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    consider buying a used track bike that already has the suspension, rear sets, race plastic and such - you'll find a bunch for 3k any ways

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    let me know what you find. i'm thinking of getting an 01-03 GSXR 600 track bike for the 2009 season

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Check the WERA board for some nice track stuff

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    I've got my '00 ZX6R for sale in the for-sale section... 3g's as is.

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    You could even look in the LRRS classifieds.

    I got a Hawk you can have for $1500.

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post

    I got a Hawk you can have for $1500.
    Whats the deal with the hawk?

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    The deal is it is my Project Hawk. I can make it into a streetbike, a racebike or part it out. (I would get the most from parting it out.)

    It needs to be put together but I have all the pieces and it wouldn't take more than a weekend. Motor is 1mm over, it has an aftermarket rear shock (needs a rebuild) and has an upgraded stock front end.

    Cheap starter racebike. I might even go cheaper.

    Thing is I could just hold onto it. I don't have to sell it but if someone wants a cheap starter and it expands the Hawk nation...

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    how much do estimate a rebuild of the rear shock to be? any pictures before it was dismantled?

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    I have 2 progressive 415's and a 900rr. None of them are the good rear shocks but they are better than stock. I am sure Peter could fix up either for you, you have to ask him on pricing though.

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    cool, I'll PM him, maybe just put one of the 415's on and I can have the other one rebuilt while still having the bike rideable. any pics of the Hawk before you took it apart?

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Not really, the motor is from one bike, the frame from another. I have a choice of a couple different tails...

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by CMG41 View Post
    consider buying a used track bike that already has the suspension, rear sets, race plastic and such - you'll find a bunch for 3k any ways

    +1 on that and the wera boards. I spent thousands making my Aprilia a track only bike, just to make it worth less in the long run.

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Ive seen that GSXR in person and it would be a great trackbike if not for the motor issue. I would rock that thing if I could do a motor swap myself.....

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Not really, the motor is from one bike, the frame from another. I have a choice of a couple different tails...
    would it be full fairing?

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Naked's the way to go

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by imkindafkedup View Post
    would it be full fairing?
    Nope, that is just for posers.

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    I can give you that gsxr for 2000.00 The motor runs but will need a valve job. Call me tomorrow on my cell at 603-661-0148 I have 4-5 ready to go race bikes cheap. Ryan

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by pasta-rocket View Post
    I can sell you that gsxr for 2000.00 The motor runs but will need a valve job. Call me tomorrow on my cell at 603-661-0148 I have 4-5 ready to go race bikes cheap. Ryan
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    I can give you that gsxr for nuthin'. The motor runs but will need a valve job. Call me tomorrow on my cell at 603-661-0148 I have 4-5 ready to go race bikes cheap. And one for free...! Ryan

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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    Good thing you caught that, Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnham View Post
    Good thing you caught that, Dave.
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    Re: Looking into a track bike...

    +1..hope you get a bike.. we can hook up for this season bro!

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