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Old 01-02-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Questions about track days!!

So ive been reading up on a possible track day for myself in the next couple of months, tried researching but im getting confused so ill just ask the questions.......

1. When is the next track day or is it every weekend?
2. This will be my first track day, what do I need to do to get a spot and any other things i will need?
3. Is there anything that I am missing?

I really wanna get the gsxr 6 out on the track and have some fun, please help me with what i need to do or what i should do to prepare. Sorry for the stupid questions!! thank you
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:23 AM   #3
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i got the guide to track day prep
but what about ? 1,2,and 3
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:25 AM   #4
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depends on what organization you choose to ride with first...


your have 4 org.s in texas to choose from

for your first youd always want to start off in the lowest class possible to get used to the track and how the trackday works...
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do you sign up with the track organizations ..then also sign up with the track themselves.. or wat.. i am confused...

bike prep article is good..

but what abt the other stuff.. tracks..orgs.. etc..
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I suggest hooking up with some one on here to drive to the track with, kind of be a mentor to ya your first day.

Some good people on here, I'm sure someone would
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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Go to www.lstd.com and check our site- the schedule is there, along with payment information, your and your bike's requirements, an option to get instruction (highly recommended for the first timer), and options to get your CMRA license when the time comes.

Definitely get the instruction if you've never been to the track, our instruction is the best in the biz!

Rent or buy some leathers (you can rent them for LSTD events from www.trackleather.com), tape up or remove lights and license plate, make sure your bike is in good condition (good tires, not leaking anything), find a bud to come with you, head out, have fun!

PM me if you have some specific questions that I didn't answer or the web site doesn't cover for you
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do you sign up with the track organizations ..then also sign up with the track themselves.. or wat.. i am confused...

bike prep article is good..

but what abt the other stuff.. tracks..orgs.. etc..
When you sign up for a trackday, there is no need to sign up for anything else, the trackday includes track time therefore, you don't need to sign up with the track itself, it's already scheduled and reserved for that day with that particular org. You can read up on all of the avail. trackday orgs and make your own decision, every year there is a huge debate over who runs the best, everyone is opinionated about there preferred organization. ride em all then make your decision based on your level of fun, knowledge gained and your personal opinion of the day as a whole..
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not real sure who has the most available days but, I do think that LSTD has more available day at more available tracks than any other, and again, i could be wrong in this assumption as i have not looked at any other org's schedules
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1) There are threads at the top of this page showing schedules for us (Lone Star Track Days) and a couple other organizers. Our next event is Saturday, February 16th @ GrandSport Speedway and Secure Online Registration is now open here: http://www.lstd.com

2) You'll want to register online to secure your spot. See the link I just posted above to get there.

3) As far as anything you'll need or want to bring, etc, click on the following link and it will take you to a page that touches on things you should know about you and your bike: http://www.lstd.com/html/requirements.html

Whomever you ride with, don't put too much pressure on yourself and have fun! Hope to see you at the track.

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....so ill just ask the questions.......

1. When is the next track day or is it every weekend?
2. This will be my first track day, what do I need to do to get a spot and any other things i will need?
3. Is there anything that I am missing?
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All the info and answers to questions 1-3 can be found here....
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=95
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do most people drive their bikes there or do they put them on a trailer?
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do most people drive their bikes there or do they put them on a trailer?
DO NOT RIDE TO THE TRACK

Trailer it up. You will be exhausted at the end of the day+ what if you happen to drop it?
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DO NOT RIDE TO THE TRACK

Trailer it up. You will be exhausted at the end of the day+ what if you happen to drop it?
for my one and only trackday, I road my bike down to MSRH ... took a couple spills throughout the day ... nothing to stop me from riding ... was dog tired on the ride home and the next day I noticed ...

1) my front forks were twisted slightly
2) my left side rearset had almost fallen off

So lesson learned ... TRAILER the bike ... I was so tired I didn't even notice my bike was in bad shape ... could have lead to something really bad happening on the ride home.
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Thats my only problem I ain't got no trailer. Are trailers expensive or could I shack up my bike with someone else trailer? I can pitch in on gas or what ever
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trailering the bike is highly recommended. I've seen several people "ride" to the track only to crash and have to get some form of transportation to get home b/c the bike was not ride-able.
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Thats my only problem I ain't got no trailer. Are trailers expensive or could I shack up my bike with someone else trailer? I can pitch in on gas or what ever
you can either rent from U-Haul or one of us is always helpful in getting you there.
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Someone will help, I promise!!!
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Thats my only problem I ain't got no trailer. Are trailers expensive or could I shack up my bike with someone else trailer? I can pitch in on gas or what ever
There's always somebody willing to lend a hand with getting to and from the track, just post up early.
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wel the bike is my primary, dont think i should use it at the track yet then
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