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Old 03-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Here's my dilemma. I want to make a trip out to the track eventually for the first time, but I am riding a GSX-R 1000. I've been reading around and notice the liter bikes eat tires at the track and it's not the best bike to use for noob's. I originally intended on making this a track/street bike since I didn't want to spend money on another bike. Well it seems I may end up having to do that because the odds of dumping it out there aren't in my favor. Don't want to be a slow guy on a fast bike. So.. do you guys think I should invest in a 600 track only bike (which I would like because I know they are faster) or just take my liter bike out and just purchase race fairings? If I go with buying a 6, can anyone recommend a good place to look for strictly track bikes to buy?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Dude just take it to the track and have fun. If you havent done a track day yet, ypur not even sure younwill like it yet. At this point i wouldnt throw down a ton of money on a track bike bro. there is a track day tomorrow with fastline....sign up!!!! where in spring do you live?
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You gotta point. I live off Riley Fuzzel, but I'm out in Fort Rucker Alabama right now in flight school. Won't be home for another year so I have time to prep for the track.Trying to pick up as much advice as I can so when I get back I can load up and go.
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If you are comfortable on the 1k and have a decent amount of experience then it would not hurt to at least do a track day or two on it to see how you like the track experience. At a novice pace even a 1k will not eat through tires and you can then decide if you want to pick up a track bike. To avoid being "that guy" just don't try to top your bike out on every strait and focus on keeping corner speed up and following a steady line instead.
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If you are comfortable on the 1k and have a decent amount of experience then it would not hurt to at least do a track day or two on it to see how you like the track experience. At a novice pace even a 1k will not eat through tires and you can then decide if you want to pick up a track bike. To avoid being "that guy" just don't try to top your bike out on every strait and focus on keeping corner speed up and following a steady line instead.
That's my goal and another reason I was looking into a 600. I know cornering is what makes you faster. I do feel comfortable on the bike, but still on the ropes about what to go with. I guess it really all does boil down to just taking it out and see how I feel on it first.
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Fox just gave you some good advice bro. At a novice pace your not gonna burn through tires that fast.Like I said earlier there is no need to spend tons of money on your first few track days. Bring what you have and have fun.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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You gotta point. I live off Riley Fuzzel, but I'm out in Fort Rucker Alabama right now in flight school. Won't be home for another year so I have time to prep for the track.Trying to pick up as much advice as I can so when I get back I can load up and go.
I think we might live in the same subdivision..im off riley fuzzel too
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Fox just gave you some good advice bro. At a novice pace your not gonna burn through tires that fast.Like I said earlier there is no need to spend tons of money on your first few track days. Bring what you have and have fun.
I think that is what I am going to do. I am going to invest in some race plastics though so I don't trash my good ones. Any recommendation on spare parts that I should bring should I lay it over.

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I think we might live in the same subdivision..im off riley fuzzel too
If you live in Spring Trails than we probably do or are you in Fox Run?
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