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Old 11-28-2007, 10:22 AM   #21
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I'd say, sign up as a cornerworker for a trackday with LSTD or Ridesmart to get an idea of what is going on. It also gives you credit for a free trackday.

Otherwise, for a track noob, I highly recommend Buck Beasley's noob trackday at MSR-H. It is a bit slower track than TWS (Texas World Speedway), for example, and highly technical.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:15 AM   #22
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We have some "noob" days coming up next season- most providers of this type of track day experience are going to take you from a crawl to a bit of a gallop by the end of the day on the track. It is a good way to get up to speed and introduce you to the track.

There are lots and lots of folks that bring their Italian mistresses to the track. Nobody can guarantee that something might happen on the track or that you won't crash either by someone else's or your own fault. It's just the chance you take, as Patrick mentioned.

While I know plenty of folks that haven't crashed in years (even racing), I know folks that throw their stuff down on a "regular" basis. The occurrence of crashes is less at track days than racing. 99.9% of the time the crashes on track days are rider error from riders pushing themselves beyond their own comfort level or skill.

Read Keith Code's books, practice his drills (I do them when I drive my vehicle around to work or any time I'm driving), and make sure your bike is in great condition (mechanically sound and maintained).

I'd ride a Tuono (our lead instructor rides his regularly on the track, as do many others with even more expensive rides) without hesitation at a track day. Sure, you may crash- but I believe that as long as your able to gauge your skill level accurately and ride within your means, the chances of crashing are low. There are plenty of folks that ride all season long at track days and never throw their bikes on the ground Not to mention, if your friend is crashing at track days 2-3 times per season, he needs to step back and re-evaluate the sport he's in and his mindset/ skill level.

Regarding the cost of replacing your tank, you should check AF1 forums. There are always Tuono and Mille parts on there that are a lot less than $3k for a tank. I've found Mille tanks for less than $200.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:23 AM   #23
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:32 AM   #24
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Crashing happens, if you're that worried about your bike, I wouldn't ride it on the street before I wouldn't ride it on the track. Track = more controlled environment, street = unpredictability
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:34 AM   #25
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:37 AM   #26
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I've done 20 trackdays and never crashed.
It can be done.
You just have to ride within your limit/comfort zone.

Then again,
I never crashed on the street in 19 years, either.
So... that also can be done.

I just ride like a wuss.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:38 AM   #27
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Crashing happens, if you're that worried about your bike, I wouldn't ride it on the street before I wouldn't ride it on the track. Track = more controlled environment, street = unpredictability
As long as the insurance covers the trackday.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:44 AM   #28
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Another idea.
If you so worried about your showroom beauty and obviously you can afford BMW and Aprilia.
Instead of spending 3G for a gas thank, just get a cheap trackbike.
End the worries.
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Another idea.
If you so worried about your showroom beauty and obviously you can afford BMW and Aprilia.
Instead of spending 3G for a gas thank, just get a cheap trackbike.
End the worries.
Good point. Hey you coming down to MSR Houston on the 8th of Dec? You know you owe your friends from texas a visit.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:56 AM   #31
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Good point. Hey you coming down to MSR Houston on the 8th of Dec? You know you owe your friends from texas a visit.
You just gonna keep asking until I give you the date, aren't you?
And we go around to thread jack together.
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You just gonna keep asking until I give you the date, aren't you?
And we go around to thread jack together.
Heck yea, I am. We miss ya nutmeg. The track ain't the same without ya. Has your boyfriend you off yet?
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