Returning to riding
Returning to riding
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HJPBikes - feeding an obsession!
HJPBikes - feeding an obsession!
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Racing the cost of it all

I thought it would be fun (probably more worrying to be honest) to keep track of all the costs I run up in my quest to go racing……

It’ll all be fine as long as her indoors doesn’t see it or she will be going on about getting her 3 horses again. I was going to list costs for the bike and then costs for me (leathers, licences etc) and then a scary grand total. I will update this page as and when I shell out some cash! (I really don’t like parting with the old folding stuff!)…

No.27 Yamaha FZ600

I got the FZ back home, this is a story in itself as it involved borrowing a van that had been converted to carry a wheelchair and it was a little rough, though I’m not complaining as it was free!!!

The bike is an American model that was sold originally in California in 1986. In 1998 it was imported in to the UK but was never registered here, then the chap who imported it sold it on to he chap I bought it from and it still hadn’t turned a wheel on UK roads.…

Racing!?!?!

Well I seem to have done it, I have been thinking for some time about the next step from doing track days. Obviously this is some sort of racing. I have thought of sprint racing or even hill climbing but eventually I decided on track racing. I then started to keep an eye out for a class that I would be comfortable to race in.

Once again I didn’t want to got the obvious route and go standard clubman racing. This is because I would need a modern-ish bike and have to  spend a lot of money trying to keep it competitive. I thought of allsorts of racing from MZ upwards. And then I was reading in Practical Superbikes…