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Old 07-08-2009, 08:18 AM   #21
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appreciate the help and advice. will definitely take all advice into consideration
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:29 AM   #22
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another question I have is how long they will actually produce race fairings for my bike. I can only find one manufacturer that still produces it
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:41 AM   #23
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You could talk about upgrades forever.

Do as advised and do a couple of trackdays. If you don't ride over your head and act sensible, your chance of binning it are very slim.

You could buy a set up trackbike for $3-4k (I'd recommend a gixxer or R6 due to parts availability). With what you're talking about to your ZZ, you're very close to $1k.

Ultimately, it's your moneys. Do with it as you wish.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:54 PM   #24
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Ok, i decided to quit buying stuff. I am signing up for texas trackdays on the eighteenth of this month. My question now is do I get the membership so that I can get the unlimited instruction or should I go to the advanced riders techniques school (net says they teach on all skill levels). I want to get the most bang for my buck and am more concerned about learning than just having a good time.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #25
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simply put, zip it and go out and ride to have fun. Dont worry about going fast because if you try too hard you will crash. If you think you are fast there is someone faster that will pass you like you are sitting still. With almost 4 years of TD's and 3 years of racing Ive learned my lessons and can only try and pass them onto others to try and help.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:10 PM   #26
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Just go do the TD. The novice level instruction will be plenty more than you can grasp in one day. GO TO EVERY CLASS, and keep your ears open. Expect to learn more in one afternoon than 10 years of riding.

I will be working grid that day so don't forget to introduce yourself while baking in your leathers.
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I think you are over thinking this.


Just enjoy your trackday.


Take it easy, learn as much as you can.

Worry about everything else like buying plastics etc later....
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should I go to the advanced riders techniques school
No. Do the basic riders school. The advanced riders school is an advanced TRACK riders school. It assumes you have a few track days under your belt. Riding on the street is totally different than riding on the track so even if you're "fast" on the street, you still need a lot of seasoning on the track.
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