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Old 06-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #21
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If youre coming up to turns and youre scared, going in your mind "dont eff up" then you need to slow down to your own pace possibly? But do several track days and that will add confidence for sure.
As you mentioned .. I am on a 300 ... so its not like I am out there just blazing up the street. I have had a couple scares where I did not get my body right and the bike wanted to go straight. I was not hauling but I know from how it felt I did something wrong. I know I was not carrying to much speed so it had to be something else. But I also want to be able to carry a little speed in the corner ... thats what makes riding a sport bike fun. If not I might was well sell it and buy a cruiser and put around like an old man. The latter is not what I am looking to do .. so track day and instruction seems like the best choice.
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Ask for armondo I mean amanda I hear hes super good with lvl 1 250 guy's
that's Armando to you, amigo.
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Back to my original topic.. my main reason for asking was not that I thought I was gonna shred it up on the first day .. but I have read/heard the stock rubber is not always the best so was not sure how it would hold up. But appreciate the feedback
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Back to my original topic.. my main reason for asking was not that I thought I was gonna shred it up on the first day .. but I have read/heard the stock rubber is not always the best so was not sure how it would hold up. But appreciate the feedback
again you will be fine with those.. just like everyone else mentioned earlier.
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Back to my original topic.. my main reason for asking was not that I thought I was gonna shred it up on the first day .. but I have read/heard the stock rubber is not always the best so was not sure how it would hold up. But appreciate the feedback
You will be fine:

Track Day - Tire Wear (lv1 noob)

disregard the dirt and stuff. Tire was not the issue
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You will be fine:

Track Day - Tire Wear (lv1 noob)

disregard the dirt and stuff. Tire was not the issue
someone try to take a shortcut ?
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I gotta Chicken Expressway. I want the confidence to really get over and take the corner. That is what I lack.
Focus on throttle and brake control and focus on body positioning (weight transfered to inside peg and off the seat towards inside of turn) and focus on feeling comfortable before you just try to tilt the bike over to full lean angle. Don't go bombing towards a corner super fast thinking that's all it takes to "take the corner"

You don't need speed to really get it leaned

A good rider could get his knee down and on the edges of his tires at 40 mph if he wants.
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Take it slow regardless of what the other guys are doing out there. Many will zip past you at first - ignore them. Many out there are not listening and just want to go fast. Don't buy into it!!! Ride at your own pace as you apply what the instructors tell you. Confidence in corners will come.

Edit: are you going to msrh on the 22nd?

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #31
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Gotta look at the work schedule... not sure if I can make the 22 .. going to disney for a week and getting back the 15th so gotta get back to the grind and make some $$ at work .. no work no pay .. so a zero check week will have me working my tail off when I get back.
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Ok so I am thinking about doing a track day soon to get more comfortable with cornering. How hard is a track day on your tires?

I have a 13' Ninja 300 ... first bike .. first track day .. so would be taking it easy unless it just comes natural you never know. If the track is going to be rough on the tires was thinking about picking up an extra set of rims and tires. Now if this is not necessary for the first time .. kewl I will save my $$.

Only have about 600 miles on the factory tires at this point and will probably have a few hundred more by the time I get around to doing this if I can schedule in a day in the next month.
I could take your 300 out in level 2, and blitz laps out all day. for 2 weeks straight, and MAYBE i would need a new set of tires.

Why do you think we all race 250's?
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I could take your 300 out in level 2, and blitz laps out all day. for 2 weeks straight, and MAYBE i would need a new set of tires.

Why do you think we all race 250's?
psh level 2? this guy is doing his first track day and in round robin theyre going to bump him straight to level 3
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psh level 2? this guy is doing his first track day and in round robin theyre going to bump him straight to level 3
that sounds very familiar to someone i know.... or two people i know...


one of them crashed way back when, in pit lane
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that sounds very familiar to someone i know.... or two people i know...


one of them crashed way back when, in pit lane
That rider had to make his passes somewhere
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psh level 2? this guy is doing his first track day and in round robin theyre going to bump him straight to level 3
Whats this round robin you speak of .. oh master of the pit wall? If there was a level zero .. that is where I will find myself lol. Level 3 .. pfft.. maybe when we actually get Hoverboards and Flying Deloreans.
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Whats this round robin you speak of .. oh master of the pit wall? If there was a level zero .. that is where I will find myself lol. Level 3 .. pfft.. maybe when we actually get Hoverboards and Flying Deloreans.
If you honestly dont know what round robin is I'll tell you, and well its actually pretty freaking awesome for people doing their first track day or even their first time on the track or just over all need to learn the line. They do it in both level 1 and 2 depending on the track event organizer.

usually 5-6 people in a group. you have a instructor, they lead you all you guys around on the track like little ducklings and you look for the X marks on the ground.. turn in points, exit points. markers that you should be hitting around the track. Instructor has lets say 5 people behind him in the track, all in a organized single file line. he does a couple laps, then tells the first person in line to go to the back (they'll go over the signals and what not) and they keep going and going until the session is over. pay attention, learn the line

it might not make sense at first. but when you pick up speed, it will def make much more sense.
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If you honestly dont know what round robin is I'll tell you, and well its actually pretty freaking awesome for people doing their first track day or even their first time on the track or just over all need to learn the line. They do it in both level 1 and 2 depending on the track event organizer.

usually 5-6 people in a group. you have a instructor, they lead you all you guys around on the track like little ducklings and you look for the X marks on the ground.. turn in points, exit points. markers that you should be hitting around the track. Instructor has lets say 5 people behind him in the track, all in a organized single file line. he does a couple laps, then tells the first person in line to go to the back (they'll go over the signals and what not) and they keep going and going until the session is over. pay attention, learn the line

it might not make sense at first. but when you pick up speed, it will def make much more sense.
OK .. teaches entry .. apex .. and exit. Cool .. and yeah I didnt know.
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