Have a buddy who wants to get back into racing but he's a cheap ass. Advice?

Discussion in 'General' started by motion, May 21, 2021.

  1. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    The dude used to race 'back in the day' wants to get back in but only has $5K to spend. I mean, who only spends $5K on a racebike? Panigale R or don't even bother amiright?

    Advice for this guy? How will he even buy tires?
     
  2. HoyaXC07

    HoyaXC07 Well-Known Member

    Theoretically racing a clapped out 250 Ninja is "cheap." But gas, hotels, beer, and food for a weekend adds up quick regardless of the bike.
     
  3. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    That’s prob enough for a cheap bike, a set of tires, and one weekend of racing. Hopefully he already owns gear.
     
  4. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    Lend him one of the TZ fleet. :D
     
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  5. Dave Wolfe

    Dave Wolfe banned club

    Thats about my annual budget.

    Ninja 250: $1200
    $700 x 5 weekends = 3500

    Almost enough left over for a tire and a half.
     
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  6. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    Minis?
     
  7. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    I got a Ninjer 250 that needs a carb clean

    spare tank
    Spare wheels

    fully race prepped

    sub 1k
     
  8. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    I have nearly new carbs in a freezer bag I'll throw in so he can hit the ground running.
     
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  9. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    Why are you keeping your carbs in the freezer ? :D
     
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  10. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    Good for .5 additional HP :D
     
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  11. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    If he doesn't bite I'm really interested. I want a small bike to help my build skills.

    Please PM me if he's not interested.

    Edit: where are you located? I'm in Wisconsin.
     
  12. Funkm05

    Funkm05 Dork

    He’s down by Metalhead in SC. Just tell @Metalhead that Brett Favre is gay and the Packers suck, and tell Phil to throw it in the back of dome’s truck before he leaves. :D

    Edit: and tell Metal that you’ll throw in a new pizza cutter when he gets here. :crackup:
     
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  13. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    5k is plenty. Hell he could get a clapped out SV and tires entries for a few weekends
     
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  14. sill'r B sill'd

    sill'r B sill'd throttle therapy

  15. motoracer1100

    motoracer1100 Well-Known Member

    Going back racing Is a great idea. He’s done it before , so he knows what he’s getting into . He has a dream and wants to make it happen . Encouragement is what’s needed . No room for Negative Nancy’s ...
     
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  16. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha. You know it baby!!!!
     
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  17. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    What you can’t have more than 2 or 3 friends, and they both want to race…..that’s cool.

    Too bad for him you are sponsoring me. Unless you are forming a 3 racer team, because I’m assuming you are going to race, and I plan on putting the smack down on my sponsor. :D
     
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  18. jrsamples

    jrsamples Banned

    I can't believe that every reply in this thread does not say the same thing.
     
  19. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    I feel I’m worthy of riding a TZ 250. Let’s bring those things out of the moth balls and have some 2’smoken fun.
     
  20. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    tell him to open a credit card... and run that baby up!! :D
     

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