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Old 08-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #41
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I think most don't because it seems overwelming, worries of crashing (breaking the bike) and sucking in general.

"can't afford leathers, don't understand tech inspection, don't have a ramp good tires, don't have a truck/trailor...."

I know I was tired by the time I got to my first track day. It SEEMED like a lot of work just getting there.

Now it seems easy, and it is my favorite day of the month.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #42
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #43
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1. Dont know how to check air pressure
2. Dont know how to put a bike on a stand
3. Dont know how to remove mirrors
4. Dont know how to take tires off
5. Dont know how to load a bike
6. Dont know how to use bike straps
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8. Dont own a truck
9. Dont own a ramp
10. Dont own many a things required for track
11. Dont want to wreck my bike n be without a bike in the real word
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:35 PM   #44
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1. Dont know how to check air pressure Track side support
2. Dont know how to put a bike on a stand use kickstand
3. Dont know how to remove mirrors dont need to
4. Dont know how to take tires off track side support will do that
5. Dont know how to load a bike youtube
6. Dont know how to use bike straps youtube
7. Dont know Anything make me a sandwich
8. Dont own a truck i dont have alotta things either
9. Dont own a ramp get one
10. Dont own many a things required for track like what?
11. Dont want to wreck my bike n be without a bike in the real word the real world? what is the track? the matrix?
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #45
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1. Dont know how to check air pressure
2. Dont know how to put a bike on a stand
3. Dont know how to remove mirrors
4. Dont know how to take tires off
5. Dont know how to load a bike
6. Dont know how to use bike straps
7. Dont know Anything
8. Dont own a truck
9. Dont own a ramp
10. Dont own many a things required for track
11. Dont want to wreck my bike n be without a bike in the real word
Most people will help you with more than half of that list. and you can wreck your bike anywhere. Also some insurance companies will cover a track day
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #46
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There are a lot of people, including myself that will help you get prepped for any track day.. Just say when.. Post up or pm or text or call or just bring your bike by.... Quit making excuses...
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #47
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I have been just didn't get hooked. I don't know why. It just did not excite me the way I thought it would. That being said I probably just did it wrong.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #48
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Only thing i watch youtube for is music videos. Not even for how to make a french braid.
track is a different world. If i wreck my bike for 1 day of play im out for weeks or even months..that affects riding to work, riding to play and riding on the wknds.

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Most people will help you with more than half of that list. and you can wreck your bike anywhere. Also some insurance companies will cover a track day
if i wreck on the street its most likely bc an outside factor since i dont push myself. If i wreck at the track its totally going to be my fault. I want to avoid causing wrecks. Haha.

But i dont really like to ask a friend...seems like im being an inconvenience. I prefer a bf to automatically handle all that for me.
Oh man, thanks.. ima check my insurance (foremost) n see if they cover td.

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Ur soo sweetsies! Its easier said then done. Just to get my wheel off to take to u is a mission, ahhh. Ride here, car there, 2up, car back ride back. Its hard bc no one lives around me.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #50
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Other than leathers and riding gear, what is really needed for track days? Does the bike need to be lockwired? I'm sure coolant should be water and not standard antifreeze.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #51
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If you want I can use your track day for you if you really dont want to use it.....
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Other than leathers and riding gear, what is really needed for track days? Does the bike need to be lockwired? I'm sure coolant should be water and not standard antifreeze.

Water/water wetter would be good but not required, same with safety wiring. Literally all you NEED is a bike that is in working order, ok condition tires, and helmet, gloves, boots, leathers. leathers can often be borrowed for your first time.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:51 PM   #53
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Cool. I was told that if you sign up with one of the track instruction courses it can be considered a "training" course so insurance should cover any mishaps
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I Love the track! No getting pulled over, or trucks pulling out in frount of me. I will always ride street though.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #56
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Cool. I was told that if you sign up with one of the track instruction courses it can be considered a "training" course so insurance should cover any mishaps
Not necessarily. Progressive for example. Unless they've recently changed it, anything "on a track surface" is considered racing and they won't cover it. Some will though.

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I have been just didn't get hooked. I don't know why. It just did not excite me the way I thought it would. That being said I probably just did it wrong.
You didn't try it on the VFR did you? That's a lot of work trying to throw that thing around!
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #57
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I've been riding for a couple of months and avoid getting into an argument with fellow riders about the way they ride, not like other people believe. That said, a trakkie who I appreciate as a person first, told me to get 5k miles under my belt, I just got them, found peeps like Umayr, who I consider a great friend and I've been learning the tech stuff about a track, after a while, I've done forest, 1/8 and 1/4 of a mile enjoy them both, ride street as a hobby, more than a passion, yeah, like someone said, some people looks down on you if you haven't done a TD, then others like Myla, Kaitlin, Hugo, Schmidie, Umayr, and many more to name have talked to me in a cool way about a track.

I too, I've met addicts to TD's and just take what I need to hear, but funny interesting fact, June and mid July were to find a fatality on the streets, sad, but at the end is the one overconfident who ends up as a headline. Last half of July and this month have been plagued with people having accidents at the track, no fatalities luckily, but even a burnt bike and call that more secure than the streets?? It's a head scratcher to me.

IMO, the people doing TD's are just going around in circles and for what I've notice, the first laps are the slowest due to the fact they learn the track and ride more confident on it. Yeah, we all screw up, in every single place we ride, we learn skills on the track and on the street, for me, street is a way to look at the road, city and everyday things in a different light.

With this said, I will do a track day the day that riding becomes a passion more than a hobby, and get enough money to buy leathers, track fairings, a trailer, a tow hitch, slick tires, a tent or money for the hotel, finish up reading Twist of the wrist, can control my animal instinct (someone said this to me), and have enough free time to take the trip, which right now is the problem.
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I've been riding for a couple of months and avoid getting into an argument with fellow riders about the way they ride, not like other people believe. That said, a trakkie who I appreciate as a person first, told me to get 5k miles under my belt, I just got them, found peeps like Umayr, who I consider a great friend and I've been learning the tech stuff about a track, after a while, I've done forest, 1/8 and 1/4 of a mile enjoy them both, ride street as a hobby, more than a passion, yeah, like someone said, some people looks down on you if you haven't done a TD, then others like Myla, Kaitlin, Hugo, Schmidie, Umayr, and many more to name have talked to me in a cool way about a track.

I too, I've met addicts to TD's and just take what I need to hear, but funny interesting fact, June and mid July were to find a fatality on the streets, sad, but at the end is the one overconfident who ends up as a headline. Last half of July and this month have been plagued with people having accidents at the track, no fatalities luckily, but even a burnt bike and call that more secure than the streets?? It's a head scratcher to me.

IMO, the people doing TD's are just going around in circles and for what I've notice, the first laps are the slowest due to the fact they learn the track and ride more confident on it. Yeah, we all screw up, in every single place we ride, we learn skills on the track and on the street, for me, street is a way to look at the road, city and everyday things in a different light.

With this said, I will do a track day the day that riding becomes a passion more than a hobby, and get enough money to buy leathers, track fairings, a trailer, a tow hitch, slick tires, a tent or money for the hotel, finish up reading Twist of the wrist, can control my animal instinct (someone said this to me), and have enough free time to take the trip, which right now is the problem.
I rode my bike to the first 3 track days with a back pack full of tools. I don't look down on anyone who hasen't ridden the track. Hopefully some day you can make it out.
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