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Old 11-23-2015, 10:50 PM   #1
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Track days.

Alright guys, me and a buddy of mine were talking the other day about trying to start doing track days for fun. Neither of us have any experience on the track and we have a few questions on how to get started. We would be going to msr houston (the track just north of angleton).
1: do you have to become a member at a track for this?
2: what kind of prep do you have to do to the bikes?
3: is there a beginners specific track days?
4: are beginners limited to a certain cc engine?
5: what is the typical gear requirements for track day( helmet,jacket,pants,boots) or is a full suit required?
6: how much riding do you actually get from a track day(like 4 hrs, or is it until they close)?
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:25 AM   #2
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1: do you have to become a member at a track for this?
No, but if you have the money and can afford it you can.
2: what kind of prep do you have to do to the bikes?
Just tape over mirrors and lights, and make sure everything is working properly as well as having decent tread on tires and enough brake pads to last the day.
3: is there a beginners specific track days? Most track day orgs have starter classes with instruction.
4: are beginners limited to a certain cc engine? No, not at all.
5: what is the typical gear requirements for track day( helmet,jacket,pants,boots) or is a full suit required? Gloves that cover your wrist and boots that cover your ankles. You can have pants that zip into your jacket.
6: how much riding do you actually get from a track day(like 4 hrs, or is it until they close)? You will get plenty of ride time if you make sure you are always to the grid on time.
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:44 AM   #3
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^ has it about right but I will add that Ridesmart generally gives 50% off for first timers and with free suit rental if you need one.

Last one of the year is this weekend at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and the next will be likely early Feb at MSRH.

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Have someone to drive you home. You will be very tired after your first day. Mental exhaustion is a bish!
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:02 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jcarter31094 View Post
1: do you have to become a member at a track for this?
2: what kind of prep do you have to do to the bikes?
3: is there a beginners specific track days?
4: are beginners limited to a certain cc engine?
5: what is the typical gear requirements for track day( helmet,jacket,pants,boots) or is a full suit required?
6: how much riding do you actually get from a track day(like 4 hrs, or is it until they close)?
1. no
2-5. http://www.ridesmart.info/

6. On a typical RideSmart track day I log at least 100 miles on my bike. This is full throttle and full capabilities of me and my bike, for 100 miles. Try that on the street.

And we can use Jenk's new video

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