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Old 04-28-2008, 04:09 PM   #21
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I'd say to just be comfortable on the bike to allow yourself more room to learn from the instruction.

Less worries about what the bike is doing beneath you leaves more room to pay attention to the tasks in hand in my opinion.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #22
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I recommend a few thousand miles under your belt. 5k at least. that way your comfy and the bike.
Valid point.....

Get used to the bike. Once your comfortable enough, come on out. Come watch a NOOB or regular track day, so you know what to expect. Maybe that will help you decide when you think your ready......

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Old 04-28-2008, 04:16 PM   #23
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What does that matter? As long as it is in good running shape and is able to be safe to ride.

Most people would probably say not to get a nice bike out on the track without experience.
my bike isnt in good running shape lol and its hard to lean at 520lbs, atleast for me

but dont your bikes have to be insured to be out there? because my 250 isnt, thats why i dont ride it :/:
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:19 PM   #24
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I recommend a few thousand miles under your belt. 5k at least. that way your comfy and the bike.
i find it odd that you preach safety, and everyone always says the track is safer than the streets. if that is so, why would you recommend a noob to learn on the streets instead of a "more safe and controlled" environment at the track?
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:43 PM   #25
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my bike isnt in good running shape lol and its hard to lean at 520lbs, atleast for me

but dont your bikes have to be insured to be out there? because my 250 isnt, thats why i dont ride it :/:
No, bikes don't need to be insured at the track, you bust it you fix it. And just so you know, it is the unwritten expectation that if you bust somebody elses you will fix that too.
Insurance often won't pay for damage that occurs in a track environment anyway (you should check with your agent).

Your first statement is a concern tho'. Your bike MUST be in excellent running condition because you will be using it harder than you reasonably should on the street.

As far as the stuff about safety...
The track is a great learning environment and is safer than the street. However, it IS a very intense place to learn and if a person is still having to think about shifting gears or how to work the clutch then they are not going to pick up the information they need at the track.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:12 PM   #26
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No, bikes don't need to be insured at the track, you bust it you fix it. And just so you know, it is the unwritten expectation that if you bust somebody elses you will fix that too.
Insurance often won't pay for damage that occurs in a track environment anyway (you should check with your agent).

Your first statement is a concern tho'. Your bike MUST be in excellent running condition because you will be using it harder than you reasonably should on the street.

As far as the stuff about safety...
The track is a great learning environment and is safer than the street. However, it IS a very intense place to learn and if a person is still having to think about shifting gears or how to work the clutch then they are not going to pick up the information they need at the track.
they shouldn't be learning that in traffic accumulating 5,000 miles either
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:29 PM   #29
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Will I be made fun of if I take my Katana out there?

I love my bike but it's not as racey as them gxxer types...I sure would hate to show up in a yugo when everyone else has a porsche!
I started riding the track 4yrs ago on a 87 VFR 700....only my friends laughed...but what are friends for

so bring out the CAN-O-TUNA and have fun

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No, bikes don't need to be insured at the track, you bust it you fix it. And just so you know, it is the unwritten expectation that if you bust somebody elses you will fix that too.
Insurance often won't pay for damage that occurs in a track environment anyway (you should check with your agent).
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