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Old 10-16-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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Track Day Question

I just bought a 2006 R1 for my first track bike. I currently ride a 2007 R1 and I have done so since I bought it brand new in May 2007. I have about 5 years of sport bike experience.

I want to run a track day, and November 1st w/ Ridesmart conflicts with my schedule.

I see that LMS Track Days has a date on Sunday Oct. 26, but it is marked as a Regular Run Group.

My 2 questions are the following. Would it be a good idea to do my first trackday in the "Regular Run Group"?

How much does it cost for a trackday with LMS?

Thank you in advance for your replies.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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I would not advise a LMS regular day for your first time on the track. It's a pretty fast paced group!
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Beyond it not being a good idea, I don't think LMS would allow you to run one of their "regular run" days as your first day. Supposedly you have to "qualify" for their regular run days at a noob day. The regular run days are at a pretty fast pace.
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I personally started with TTDs and would definatly recommed them. As far as tracks, I've done MSRH, MSRC, TWS (Texas World Speedway), and ECR on my R1 and loved it. GSS I've only ridden the motard.
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I think they suggest around 2:00-and lower lap times for the regular pace days and while you MAY get around 2:00 or so by the end of the day it's doubtful you'll begin there and chances are not enjoy the experience as it's intended.

I'd speak with Buck from LMS and get his thoughts on it and confirm the pricing. But taking a noob day with someone will probably give a better experience for you and you'll learn more than just trying to keep up, or out of peoples way.

To me trackdays are just as much about safety and riding within your limits as it is to enjoy your bike and have fun. Riding over your head or crashing doesn't count for much fun and many people have learned that in a more expensive way including myself.

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Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:09 PM   #9
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LMS have noobs day if you don't qualify to run with the regulars. If you signed up and if the instructors think that you are better off with starting with the noobs, LMS will give you credit towards the next noobs' trackday. Otherwise there are few trackday orgs. on here that you could look into to fit to your schedule.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:23 PM   #10
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if you don't mind the drive I know RideSmart is doing Cresson on 11/9
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texas track days at GSS was when i had my first track day. their novice class is excellent, not to mention its at no extra charge.
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GSS is way too small of a track to run a Liter bike on and have fun. even on my 600 I felt it was way small and really did not care for it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:27 PM   #13
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Ya, Buck's crew is pretty friggin fast...especially when Larry shows up too.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:09 PM   #14
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+10000 on TTD's Novice class. Great instructors from who you can learn a ton. If this is your first track day then it seems that every org requires you to go with the beginner/novice group first which is not a bad idea.

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Thank you for all of the replies.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:03 PM   #16
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i did my first track day with bucks regular run group. no problems that i could see, most of the regulars won't buzz the noobs. this was two years ago, i don't know if he's changed the requirements to run with the regular group now.
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Longhorn's last Noob day in Sept had to be canceld from Ike. I can'nt wait to hear when they are rescheduling it. I road with them my first time and it was great. Looking fwd to riding with them again. I think it was $190. I like the 30 min sessions while many sat 1 or 2 out I could'nt get enough. Can'nt wait to hear when their next noob day is...did I say that already.
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dibs on whats left of the R1.......



Seriously........
didn't you bother getting any advice on track bikes? You may be a king street rider, but the track will make you wet your pants on a 1000. Sell it and go buy an SV & 2 years worth of tires. You might even live long enough to enjoy it.
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GSS won't be great on the big bike, too tight. My recommendation for your first track day is TWS (Texas World Speedway). Next in line is MSR-H.

An '06 R1.... you are going to have your hands full. Practice being very smooth on the throttle before you get out there. And, read twist of the wrist II to get an idea of some of the things not to do... like chop the throttle if you get scared.

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Seriously........
didn't you bother getting any advice on track bikes? You may be a king street rider, but the track will make you wet your pants on a 1000. Sell it and go buy an SV & 2 years worth of tires. You might even live long enough to enjoy it.
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