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Old 12-09-2010, 09:48 PM   #21
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Great advice from a lot of folks. Best advice is to talk to all the peeps that have already done it and don't be shy, drop PMs and emails, there are tons of folks that love to help.

Take some instruction the first time you go out there no matter how fast you think you are, you will always learn something new unless you are as talented as Valentino Rossi and like mentioned before, being fast is relative there is no one faster than Casey Stoner
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holy i just bypassed the entire essay up there lol

with that said, when i get my new bike anyone wanna volunteer drilling my safety wires =)
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If y'all need any help y'all let me know Ill help walk you thru a trackday. From signing up to maybe a ride to the track to helping you get prepped
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If y'all need any help y'all let me know Ill help walk you thru a trackday. From signing up to maybe a ride to the track to helping you get prepped
does that mean you'll drill my bolts =) i don' know how many times i stabbed myself when doing it lol
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:06 AM   #25
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Very interesting thread!
I used to race in Italy, then moved to Houston and been thinking about a Cafè Racer for a while...just to ride around Houston. Then I went to MSRH to trackday my S2000 and saw a Motorbike event and...damnit!
Screw the cafè racer, I'm not old yet!

Now looking for a cheap 600, maybe already "tuned" and some gears...

My question is: can a Honda S2000 tow a Bike? uhmmm
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How in the dd you guys forget about health insurance?? During the one track day I went to, the ambulance took 7 people to the hospital. If your not a veteran, make sure you have it. Also, if you get hurt, you may not be able to work, so make sure you have the means to cover your bills in case something happens. If Mr. P already covered this then my bad, I just didn't have the time to read all his posts.
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How in the dd you guys forget about health insurance?? During the one track day I went to, the ambulance took 7 people to the hospital. If your not a veteran, make sure you have it. Also, if you get hurt, you may not be able to work, so make sure you have the means to cover your bills in case something happens. If Mr. P already covered this then my bad, I just didn't have the time to read all his posts.

Vacation time and Sick days too. lol

I went down at TWS (Texas World Speedway) got a ambulance ride to where we were parked. Missed about 2 weeks of work.
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My question is: can a Honda S2000 tow a Bike? uhmmm
I've seen Corvette's and Porsche"s tow bikes. Check with your Honda dealer.
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Very interesting thread!
I used to race in Italy, then moved to Houston and been thinking about a Cafè Racer for a while...just to ride around Houston. Then I went to MSRH to trackday my S2000 and saw a Motorbike event and...damnit!
Screw the cafè racer, I'm not old yet!

Now looking for a cheap 600, maybe already "tuned" and some gears...

My question is: can a Honda S2000 tow a Bike? uhmmm
We used to tow 2 MX bikes through ski country in NY with a 94 Civic.
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Borrow some tape and any gear you dont have.

you will know if TD's are your thing. If so then buy basic gear.

buy a track bike you will improve at a better pace.

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okay -
I have about 2 years of experience riding...
have never been to the track...
I just bought a bike...
and would like to get any advice, feedback, guidance on how to proceed with what i need to do/get for track riding...
What do I need to buy? for myself? for the bike?
how much does it cost?

A bunch of you guys here are experienced riders and go to tracks... and i would just like to sponge off some knowledge from you guys regarding this subject...
Hail and I are just doing the same thing too - probably will NOT become a racer, but you never know - I want to use track days to be able to push myself to learn how to better handle the bike, be able to avoid oncoming traffic, lean, have fun, etc.

Cornerwork gets you familiar with the environment, and major cost reductions for the trackdays, if you have the time - I just signed up for cornerwork with Ridesmart and LSTD to check them out also. I signed up for track day beginner classes - to get the scoop on handling the track, picking apexes, etc. I think it will be a great learning experience. With the corner work reducing the cost - I figure after getting to the track, barring a wreck, the cost will be minimal (at first).

Everyone is very helpful - on this post, on the teaching organizations' websites, etc.

I've been to TWS (Texas World Speedway) for non-professional auto races - and the people are the same spirit - it's a community of people want to help. Don't ride faster than you're comfortable with. Don't want to make it a one-shot deal!
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