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Old 05-30-2007, 07:36 PM   #1
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what do i need?

i have a 03 600RR and im planning to buy a 1000 and use my 600 for the track...but.....what do i need to do to make it a track bike???

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:43 PM   #2
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Have you even been on the track?
Why don't you spend few trackdays and find out what you like and dislike about your bike on the track and go from there?
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but...ok....i've never been to the track but i dont wanna look like an idiot with a piece of sh%^ bike on the track...what do u think?
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:45 PM   #4
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There are a lot of piece of bikes at the track and normally they are the fastest one.
It's not the bike, it's the rider what makes the bike fast.
I think you just need to invest on your gear and track time first before you start pouring money over the bike.
There's good chance you might even fall.
Then don't you think your bike is better to repair?
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what about clothing??
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:47 PM   #6
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Here's the bible.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4310
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:48 PM   #7
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.....but.....ok.....ill buy a suit and when i have time and there is a posting for track day...ill how about that????
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #8
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There are a lot of piece of bikes at the track and normally they are the fastest one.
It's not the bike, it's the rider what makes the bike fast.
I think you just need to invest on your gear and track time first before you start pouring money over the bike.
There's good chance you might even fall.
Then don't you think your bike is better to repair?
So what are you trying to say?
Tae will steer you right.
Track on a budget, you don't have to empress anyone but your own ability.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #9
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:50 PM   #10
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yea.....but i need to hang out with ppl like yall thats been there
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:50 PM   #11
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Go to Patrick's.
He'll help you to pick the right sizing and gear.
And sign up for a track day.
That'll be a good start.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:51 PM   #12
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I have very little knowledge but I will try to help you a little. I don't think he is looking to throw tons of money into his bike with mods, he just wants to make i suitable for the track. I agree you should go first to see if that is what you really want to do before buying the 1000cc.

I think you will want to take off all unnecessary parts when you take the bike to the track. Such as the mirrors, turn signals, and license plates. Im not sure about the lights. Some people have the race fairings with no room for lights and some people have tape over their lights....what exactly is the tape for?
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:01 PM   #13
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i think the tape is in case you fall dont leave anything on the track
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in case you crash, you dont want glass everywhere. There is nothing wrong with having an ugly bike. If you start getting into track days, you will wreck. Id get a few days under your belt and then look into some race fairings, frame sliders, and beefing up the motor covers.
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just get your gear (most important) and spend some time on the track. It doesn't matter what bike you have or what condition...so long as it runs and passes inspection for track. Once you get some time under your belt you will develop your own reasoning for what is needed and what is not
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is it hard or complicated to drive on the track....i mean afterall is not like been 110mph. on I-10 right???
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:17 PM   #17
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It takes practice. Other than the long straight, I don't even look at my speedo on the track. Doesn't matter. I watch the tach and I listen to the bike.
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do u have to be always @ high rpm's???
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Depends on your bike. I ride a V twin tractor (dual sport) so I get the most pull out of turns if I keep it up @ 6-7k going in and 8-9k pulling out. I red line at 9500, so I have to be careful to enter the turn in the right gear so I don't hit the limiter before I pull out and can upshift.

How much street riding experience do you have?

On a scale of 1 to 10, what would you rate your skill on the street?
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moreliky a 6-7
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