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    So how much do you spend on a race weekend?

    Gas, food, beer, repairs, entry fees, etc.

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    i know i told you to ask on the board.... i forgot to tell you to search, too

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...h+money+racing



    My CHEAP BASTID break-down

    infield entry - 20 bucks

    race fees - 175-210 bucks (depending on whether or not I pre-reg)

    gas - 20-25 bucks for the bike, your bike and car milage will vary

    tires - I don't wanna make everyone else jealous so i'll say most guys spend between 2-400 bucks per weekend on average

    Food - 20-60 bucks if you're a cheap date... less if you cook, more if you're a lush



    All together, my bank account ends up being about 400 bucks lighter for a race weekend, but I don't spend nearly as much money as guys on more powerful bikes... a PTwins EX500 is a CHEAP bike to run, but the memories are priceless

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    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
    gas - 20-25 bucks for the bike
    Or, just use clayton's all weekend

    Brilliant!

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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Or, just use clayton's all weekend

    Brilliant!

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    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
    Right, drink his beer too.

    But don't buy him lunch or anything, ya cheap bastard

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    at first not much, then you crash.

    800/weekend average. (on an '04 750 doing 3-4 races plus thur/Fri practice)

    400/ the years I don't have to buy a bike.

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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Right, drink his beer too.

    But don't buy him lunch or anything, ya cheap bastard
    Yeah, how did the rabbit end up bringing the tools, air tank, beer, water, Ez Up, AND gas???

    Slackers. Perhaps I should join "Not quite as Cheap Bastid Racing"

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    Originally posted by TheIglu
    Yeah, how did the rabbit end up bringing the tools, air tank, beer, water, Ez Up, AND gas???

    Slackers. Perhaps I should join "Not quite as Cheap Bastid Racing"
    Hey now, I didn't use your gas, I brought my own. And I brought a few tools of my own. And I bought you pizza. And the second case of water. Plus, there may be a certain rear shock and some woodcraft clipons under the tree for a certain racebike next race weekend. So I call on Cheap Moochers Racing.

    The EZ-UP and beer were much appreciated, however. And it's true I need to buy a few more tools of my own for the race weekends

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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Hey now, I didn't use your gas, I brought my own. And I brought a few tools of my own. And I bought you pizza. And the second case of water. Plus, there may be a certain rear shock and some woodcraft clipons under the tree for a certain racebike next race weekend. So I call on Cheap Moochers Racing.

    The EZ-UP and beer were much appreciated, however. And it's true I need to buy a few more tools of my own for the race weekends
    I wasn't pickin on you particularly mostly bustin Oreo's balls

    I really don't mind. No need for three sets of tools, three EZ ups (would be cool though!), etc etc. I have the stuff and don't mind bringing it!

    Me and pete worked out a deal. I bring gas, he buys me lunch. Works for me!

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    wow two good answers and then a bunch of crap..........you guys are awesome!

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    I guess cheap bastids is the way to go

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    Originally posted by capt1014
    I guess cheap bastids is the way to go
    It depends on what your objetives are, what your budget is like and how fast you wanna go. You're welcome to try out my bike at a trackday sometime to see if you like it.

    For me, my objective was to have maximum fun, minimum cost
    I wanted to spend as little as possible
    and I didn't really care just how fast I went.

    But the main reason why I picked the EX500 was because I wanted something that would serve well as a great learning tool. Something that would crash well and teach me how to corner a bike well.... the EX is dirt cheap and the chasis - in Paul Duvaul's words (see my sig below ) is so bad it's good

    If you've got the bucks & wanna go a little faster, an SV is an awesome choice... if ya got more bucks & wanna go faster than that, 600's are obviously the next step. You've also got the two-strokes... 125's and 250's... but I sat on a 125 yesterday and GAWD DAMN those things are tiny I can't immagine a guy of your height fitting on one.

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    Originally posted by TheIglu
    Me and pete worked out a deal. I bring gas, he buys me lunch. Works for me!
    Ha!!! After seeing you eat friday night, I'd say it does work for you Dude you eat more than bigcore

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    Capt. i hear the cheap bastids have an extra ex500 for sale pretty cheap if you want to get into racing, i would like to but my cash flow this year is hurtin' maybe after i start makin some $ at PC Connection iw ill start racing with you guys

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    Yeah Kirk, that purple EX with no rear brake and most of the plastics missing looked like a steal to me, you should offer them $50 cash and see if they take it.

    KB said I should get out there on a 2fiddy, depending on whats up this winter, I'd like to make that a serious possibility.

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    Originally posted by R7
    Ha!!! After seeing you eat friday night, I'd say it does work for you Dude you eat more than bigcore
    I coulda eaten two of them meals. You guys just wouldn't of waited for me.

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    EX is the way to go. You do have to learn to ride rather than turn and burn. I'm VERY pleased with my decision.

    Money from my first race weekend:

    Gas for truck and entire race team: $70

    Penguin: $220

    Entry Fees: $210 (3 races)

    Food: ~$40 (including dinner out and a margarita, ate in mostly)

    Race license: $75

    Pit pass: $30

    Numbers, pucks and #plates: $67

    That's it!

    Next time?

    Gas
    Entry Fees
    Food

    Should be around $300 or so total. Not bad!

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    I try to keep it cheap(er) if I can.

    2 races per weekend (120)
    1 set of tires (could be from 250-400 depending on your tire deal )
    Entry to track
    Food (50)

    Round 500 a weekend for me, give or take.

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    What the hell are you guys driving to the track, that is an additional 125 at least? Here is my break down

    Fuel to tow the big dumb camper that the wife wants. 125
    Fuel for the Bike 50
    Gate fee x2 60
    Food & Beer 100
    Entry Fees 185
    Tires 250 - 400
    Garage 50
    Crash repair 0 - 500

    If I add it up and multiply by 9 I will get sick!!! That is before you get a bike and set it up. It is a dumb hobby that I am hooked on and I LOVE... So I work more so I can go race. I race more so I can deal with work. Vicious cycle...or something like that..


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    Protip for the budget racer: don't live in Rhode Island.

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    Good point. Or don't tow a big dumb trailer...

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    Don't pay for gas for truck.
    Put 93 octane pump gas in racebike.
    Don't buy / drink beer at track.

    Cuts a few off the top.

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    Don't forget the $10 for electric at the track
    When I was racing I found it was the little things that would add up the cost per race weekend.
    I was blowing 4-5 bills a weekend running a motard, 2 sprints and 1 GT

    Just going up to hang out for the weekend is 2 bills at least, it cost me $110 in gas to get there and back this weekend

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    Originally posted by a13x
    Don't pay for gas for truck.
    Are you suggesting he just set the nozzle down on the ground after you're done pumping and drive away? Do you think you're in North Carolina, hillbilly?

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