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Old 02-08-2010, 04:28 PM   #21
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Mark, I think you answered your own question when you made the statement that, at this point, you don't know how serious you'll get into the track scene, etc. That being said, use what you have and don't spend the money on anything else at this point.

Most get bitten by the bug pretty good so I'm sure you'll be back + you also said that you're getting tired of the street thing..............

Furthermore, your bike is paid for. That's awesome! Keep insurance on it and get your feet wet.

After you do some track days, revisit the issue. At the end of the day, make sure to have fun and don't put too much pressure on yourself.

DrAwkward... you should have fun on that 1125R. Lots of folks getting into the track scene have misconceptions of cc's... thinking that the higher the number, the faster they'll go from the get-go. (i used to be one of those guys!) Like I said above, just have fun and take things at your own pace.
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Sell the 1K and buy a busa


Wouldn't wanna steal cali's rep for fast busa riders, plus its not worth it unless it's turbo+nitrous
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Go ahead and take the 1000 out on the track. Get your feet wet and come back to this question further down the road. Only bike I've ridden on the track is my R1 and I love it.

Be prepared to get addicted.... say bye bye to your money! Lol
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take CDILL's advice 06+ GSXR 600/750!!!

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take CDILL's advice 06+ GSXR 600/750!!!


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parts are everywhere.
sometimes all over the track too.
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Mark getting to the track!!! Awesome bro!

picked me up an A* suit today.. Just need some track fairings & need to find some tire warmers(not totally sure Ill need em, but fck it), all thats in the works
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picked me up an A* suit today.. Just need some track fairings & need to find some tire warmers(not totally sure Ill need em, but fck it), all thats in the works
I was a cheap my first track day. Ran street fairings w/ painters tape, 2CT's for tires, no warmers, free leather rentals from Ride Smart, and BOOM! I was ready to roll.

You wont need warmers till youre on Race Rubber or unless you want to rail it on the first turn. Good luck bro. You've got alot of people that will help you out along the way.
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I was a cheap my first track day. Ran street fairings w/ painters tape, 2CT's for tires, no warmers, free leather rentals from Ride Smart, and BOOM! I was ready to roll.

You wont need warmers till youre on Race Rubber or unless you want to rail it on the first turn. Good luck bro. You've got alot of people that will help you out along the way.
thx bro Im excited..
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I was a cheap my first track day. Ran street fairings w/ painters tape, 2CT's for tires, no warmers, free leather rentals from Ride Smart, and BOOM! I was ready to roll.

You wont need warmers till youre on Race Rubber or unless you want to rail it on the first turn. Good luck bro. You've got alot of people that will help you out along the way.
wow, AJ with some sound advice for a change, lol.

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wow, AJ with some sound advice for a change, lol.

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Old 02-09-2010, 10:04 PM   #34
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You might consider renting a racebike for your first trackday. Definitely take your plastics off(you can find beat up race fairings all over the place).

Also, wear the right safety equipment. Definitely a back protector and gloves with wrist protection. I would consider good boots too. Might cost you a bit but you would hate to injure yourself your first few times out when the right gear could have protected you.

Listen to the track instructors. They are very good here in Texas and many race or have race experience from CMRA to AMA. All of the trackday organizations here have great instuctors in Texas.

A lot of guys seem to move to the 600cc as they get track experience. The liter bikes can chew up tires pretty quickly. There are also tons of spare parts for those bikes and used aftermarket parts.
Just my .02 cents
Good luck, this sport is a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You might consider renting a racebike for your first trackday. Definitely take your plastics off(you can find beat up race fairings all over the place).

Also, wear the right safety equipment. Definitely a back protector and gloves with wrist protection. I would consider good boots too. Might cost you a bit but you would hate to injure yourself your first few times out when the right gear could have protected you.

Listen to the track instructors. They are very good here in Texas and many race or have race experience from CMRA to AMA. All of the trackday organizations here have great instuctors in Texas.

A lot of guys seem to move to the 600cc as they get track experience. The liter bikes can chew up tires pretty quickly. There are also tons of spare parts for those bikes and used aftermarket parts.
Just my .02 cents
Good luck, this sport is a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Think I got everything covered..

im on some almost new bt002rs.. suspension setup by Motorcycles Unlimited.. scotts damper.. A* suit, A* boots, A* cf full length gloves, scorpion helmet. Got some banged up track fairings & gas tank too..

All I need is some skill.. Lend me some?
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:40 PM   #36
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Mark I was in your exact same position this time last year. I actually won a free trackday and well it was over after that!! I did 4 track days on my zx14.... It was a beast at the track and really challenged my skill to keep it tamed. Just bought some leathers and used Michelin pp 2ct with painters tape w/street plastics. I vowed to get a track bike next year around. And what do u know I kept that promise to myself and got a 2007 zx6r under 4k salvage title but still in really good condition. Been buying track fairings,tires,dampner to get ready for track season. So what I am trying to say is ur already hooked, u just don't know it yet
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I did my first whole season on a '07 1k when it was brand spankin' new. Looking back, I definetly didn't push nearly as much because I was still making payments on it. After about the 3rd trackday.............it never went back into street mode. For my second season I got rid of the 1k, and got myself a tracked out 600.

I'd say do a trackday on your 1k by just removing the mirrors and taping off the lights. Its possible (though unlikely) that you won't like it. If you find that you're not putting the mirrors back on either because of the frequency of trackdays or because street riding gets boring, then sell the 1k.
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Ok... Next question...

Whats the main diff in L1 vs. L2 From ridesmarts site the rules look basically the same.

I know it seems like I may be rushing myself thinking about L2 but I want to get my $$$ worth out of a trackday and not feel "held back"? Or trapped behind a sea of "slower" people (if you will). Or am I completely wrong and I will get whipped-on in L1??

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Nevermind.. I got my answer on that one..
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