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Old 03-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #21
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good advice in this thread..

do it...do it....do it......
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:18 PM   #22
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The faster you get though............ lol
So you've heard, right?
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i bought some slightly more expensive stuff. gear was almost 2k bike parts like 1k
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #26
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So you've heard, right?
Do you even ride anymore? Much less.... When's the last time you've been to the track? lulz
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, seeing all the other factors ot take into consideration in order to get a track day makes me clinch at how soon I can pocket the money to get my first track day..
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When I started, i found a used set of leathers in perfect condition on ebay for $100.

I used steel toe work boots until I could afford some nice boots... Then I found a slightly used set of Alpinestar boots on Ebay for $75.00 (lasted 2 seasons).

I found a set of gloves for $50 on ebay as well.

It can be done on the cheap, but you have to take your time and shop around. There's good deals to be found, but sometimes it takes weeks of searching to find these deals.

In the mean time, borrow a set of leathers. There's several of us that will lend out our old sets of leathers.

As for tires, as long as your current tires are in decent shape, you should be OK for the novice level. Just don't show up for a trackday with a flat spot in the middle of your tire, you will likely be asked to change it.
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, seeing all the other factors ot take into consideration in order to get a track day makes me clinch at how soon I can pocket the money to get my first track day..
No, it really isn't that bad. Like the first 3 comments state.


Reach out to HalfFast group if you decide and might need help.
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How about starting TMGP racing? After speaking with Joey last night, this seems to be a more cost effective way to experience fun and track.
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its really not that bad. people will help you get there, people will help you get leathers. if you need help hit me up, newrider ^^ up there is willing to help to and i mean if you need help with getting up there, just throw a thread up there saying you need a ride. if im not using my trailer youre welcome to borrow it
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #33
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TMGP racing itself is about the cheapest form of racing you can do, but the basic safety gear cost is about the same...
the answer to this question depends a lot on what the question really is...
if you are talking about a one time shot to see if you like it... then go with a trackday org that will provide used stinky leathers that do not fit you right for free on your first track day..
if you are talking about getting your own gear for continued use, then that is a whole nuther story.
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How about starting TMGP racing? After speaking with Joey last night, this seems to be a more cost effective way to experience fun and track.
This is fun racing, but I dont think you can pull this off for free. It will cost you money. Get your license and find someone to lets you ride on their bike. You should expect to slit cost between other riders. if you are racing the endurance. If you want to sprint it will cost you more as i would expect that you would have to have your own bike.
You could try and get into endurance racing a ninja 250 in CMRA. Lots of fun and can be had cheap. If you search there are threwads on it.
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, seeing all the other factors ot take into consideration in order to get a track day makes me clinch at how soon I can pocket the money to get my first track day..
Doing a td isn't as bad as you think

All you need is your bike, helmet, gloves.

Ridesmart will provide you with boots and a suit.

This sport/hobby doesn't get exspensive until you get deep into it.

IMO do a td it will be good for you and teach you so much. However, before you decide to get DEEP into it really look at your income and see if you can really afford it. IMO it's not worth spending all your money if you barely make a buck.

If you decide you want to do a td and need help getting there let me know and ill get you a ride.
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I was a novice TD guy when I was in the game....I'd say on average, every trackday ran me about $300-350. This ain't a fluff number. it includes gas back/forth to the track, drinks and food, td entry fee + gas for bike + a new rear tire every 3rd td and a front every 5th or so and oil/filter change every other TD. This is without warmers and all the fancy stuff. If someone tells you they can get you on the track for near nothing....they might be right....for your first one anyhow and then the second one gets a little more expensive, by the time you really start showing some speed be prepared to take out your wallet. If I was single, I'd still be in the game and probably living paycheck to paycheck as well.
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dbuck, I will ride my clapped out bike with cheap or free take offs and no warmers. I am not the slowest person out there. I think it is about how much money you want to spend. You can go fast on skill. Money wont buy you everything. You can have all the nicest and new stuff and still get passed buy people that spend less. Just saying.
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and even on a clapped out bike with take offs you're looking at 150+ just in TD fee and gas....this is for the people who value their time and don't spend all day working for a $120 trackday some other time.

Can you get it cheaper? Absolutely. Will most do it that way? Probably not. Just saying.

Want cheap? Race and ride the dirt.
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