First Post: Thinking 929 for the Track
Hey folks. Like any forum, I'm sure you guys get plenty of the "Hi, I'm thinking about buying a (insert forum-specific bike model here), can you give me some advice?" threads. I'm going to attempt to be a little more specific in my inquiry, but I was hoping to get some general opinions and thoughts on a couple items.
First, a little about me. I've been riding for about 4 years, exclusively on the street until earlier this year when I started doing some track days with my buddies (got 3 under my belt). All my riding experience has been strictly on v-twins, specifically the SV650 and currently a big ol TL1000S. All my track days have been on the TL.
Lately, I've had an urge to expand the garage and add an inline, with strong thoughts about having it serve primary duty as a track bike. I've had a number of knowledgable folks tell me that if I'm comfortable on a twin I should probably have a twin for a track bike (if I had a track-specific bike). I can certainly see the logic behind this advice.
Like I said though, I'm having some inline fantasies (don't tell my v-twin buddies!) and I've had some good luck finding some inexpensive bikes that could serve as a track bike. Specifically, I've found an 01 929 streetfighter (no plastics, no gauges, but does have a clean title) that could be a great candidate if a face-to-face inspection checks out ok. It comes with a few nice mods (full exhaust, pc, upgraded fork springs, 520 conversion) that make it appealing, especially since I think I could score it for very little cash.
Of course, I'm not going into this completely blind. I've done some research on the 929 and I think it could be a nice ride for me at the track (if I'm not crazy for not sticking with a twin). Given the small amount of info I've laid out here, anyone have some insight on these crazy thoughts flying around in my noggin?