hey all, I'm just looking for a bit of advice... i'm going to sell my GSX-R600 road bike and get something like an R1 and take up trackdays/racing. The thing i'm still wondering on is this - should i buy a 2nd hand race bike that has aftermarket suspension, full exhaust system, PowerCommander tuned etc or should i pick up a bike from the auctions for cheap and then just fix it up as cheap as i can and do some minor suspension work and just put race fairings on it? obviously either way you want a bike that hasn't been cart-wheeled and you want the frame to be straight etc. from the auctions it's really your best guess. buying 2nd hand race bike you've just gotta trust who ever is selling it... There's an '04 model R1 race bike that's had all the work done to it, it chipped a gear and has had an engine rebuild. I asked at the local shop about this and he said his main concern would be if they did a thorough job or if they just did the minimal amount of work needed to get it running... going the auction route, you would spend at least $8-10K for new rear shock, front suspension work, full exhaust system, PCIII + tuning, race fairing etc... So just wondering what you guys would do? Also if there's anyone who does some racing or track riding, is it worth going the new rear shock and front suspension work, or would it be okay with just a new rear spring for my weight (90Kg)? Thanks for any advice!