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Old 11-17-2008, 09:15 AM   #21
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Thanks for your commentary. Seems to me YOU'RE the one doing the hating in your own thread.....hater.
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Sportbikes are for posing, duh...

That's why bikes have helmet locks, so the girls can justify your ugly mug and the prettiness of your bike and make a decision then and there.
Lol Helmets do make erybody look better, that's the only reason I wear mine
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Instead of hating.....maybe post up as to why you don't take your bike to the track so we get some perspective. Some buy sportbikes to go fast...others to pose. I thought it was good info wondering why buy a sportbike in this area and not take it to the track. Fact is most people don't buy a sportbike to go slow or take long trips. And if you're gonna go fast...why not take it to the track where you can learn what your bike can really do!?!
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I didnt buy my bike to take it to the track. So, I guess I bought it cuz I thought it was cool and could go fast.

About 2 months after I bought it I went to the track. Now I go at least once a month, if not more.

I think it's important that we all remember where we came from. Probably most, if not all, were squids and posers and all that other stuff, at one time or another. Too many peeps forget that and then get all high and mighty on the new guy. Call them names, etc.

We mature as bike owners. Most of us do.
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I didnt buy my bike to take it to the track. So, I guess I bought it cuz I thought it was cool and could go fast.

About 2 months after I bought it I went to the track. Now I go at least once a month, if not more.

I think it's important that we all remember where we came from. Probably most, if not all, were squids and posers and all that other stuff, at one time or another. Too many peeps forget that and then get all high and mighty on the new guy. Call them names, etc.

We mature as bike owners. Most of us do.
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Instead of hating.....maybe post up as to why you don't take your bike to the track so we get some perspective. Some buy sportbikes to go fast...others to pose. I thought it was good info wondering why buy a sportbike in this area and not take it to the track. Fact is most people don't buy a sportbike to go slow or take long trips. And if you're gonna go fast...why not take it to the track where you can learn what your bike can really do!?!
Good post bubby!
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I didnt buy my bike to take it to the track. So, I guess I bought it cuz I thought it was cool and could go fast.

About 2 months after I bought it I went to the track. Now I go at least once a month, if not more.

I think it's important that we all remember where we came from. Probably most, if not all, were squids and posers and all that other stuff, at one time or another. Too many peeps forget that and then get all high and mighty on the new guy. Call them names, etc.

We mature as bike owners. Most of us do.
Well said.


I only know of 1 rider who bought a bike, with no previous riding experience, specifically for the track.
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I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but I bought mine b/c it looked sexy....bad reason I know, but it is what it is! I went to the track 2 months after buying it however...
Well, you have bad taste, because my Honda is sexier that you and Chris' Susucki's COMBINED!
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Thats why I bought my first sportbike. It was pretty, sounded good, and was a motorcycle. All the rest (need for speed, dragging a knee, etc) came well afterwards.
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well you guys can flame myself and Captain M, I to bought mine because 1. i've just always wanted one, and 2. it was just plain badass looking and "cool" to be rider. I have since loved every part of riding. And am looking forward to hitting up the track next year.

I think the reason most people don't go (speaking from experience) is fear, not fear of the track, but just not knowing all the ends and outs. so many people that post up things about track meets know all the terms blah blah and what not. people just don't want to look stupid and ask questions. Eff all that tho I'm taking my baby to the track just as soon as I get'er fixed up.
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Instead of hating.....maybe post up as to why you don't take your bike to the track so we get some perspective. Some buy sportbikes to go fast...others to pose. I thought it was good info wondering why buy a sportbike in this area and not take it to the track. Fact is most people don't buy a sportbike to go slow or take long trips. And if you're gonna go fast...why not take it to the track where you can learn what your bike can really do!?!
I have never done a track day. I have been riding sportbikes for 10 years, 100k+ miles and never done one. I have drag raced since 98' and made over 700 passes at HRP and have RIPPED some backroads around the area for years. I also enjoy taking trips on em, even on my 1000 I am plenty confortable for 4-5hr rides.

I have definetly been interested in trying a track day just so I can learn to turn well at max lean, learn to correct lines etc and have a good surface to do it on without running into gravel, animals, cars etc. But on the other leg, I am in no hurry to wad my and I think thats been the biggest reason I have not done a track day. All of my bikes have always been 100% perfect condition and the thought of a simple low side trashing my fairings, covers, levers etc just sends chills up my spine. Considering a simple dump can easily cost $1000+ to repair, I am just not THAT eager to learn. If I had a track only bike I could crash and tear up, I would definetly try it but.....I am not trashing my streetbikes.

I see members here on MH all the time that go to the track and dump their rides, then either spend a ton to fix them or not fix them at all and just ride them rashed and I am not down for either of those options. Maybe someday I will rent a track bike or something but......its just not really on my Top 10 "TO DO" list. I just enjoy street riding, street racing, riding twisties in the forrest, Fayetteville etc and taking some trips. Thats pretty much how my bikes have been used and will probably stay that way.
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well you guys can flame myself and Captain M, I to bought mine because 1. i've just always wanted one, and 2. it was just plain badass looking and "cool" to be rider. I have since loved every part of riding. And am looking forward to hitting up the track next year.

I think the reason most people don't go (speaking from experience) is fear, not fear of the track, but just not knowing all the ends and outs. so many people that post up things about track meets know all the terms blah blah and what not. people just don't want to look stupid and ask questions. Eff all that tho I'm taking my baby to the track just as soon as I get'er fixed up.
I agree.
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I have never done a track day. I have been riding sportbikes for 10 years, 100k+ miles and never done one. I have drag raced since 98' and made over 700 passes at HRP and have RIPPED some backroads around the area for years. I also enjoy taking trips on em, even on my 1000 I am plenty confortable for 4-5hr rides.

I have definetly been interested in trying a track day just so I can learn to turn well at max lean, learn to correct lines etc and have a good surface to do it on without running into gravel, animals, cars etc. But on the other leg, I am in no hurry to wad my and I think thats been the biggest reason I have not done a track day. All of my bikes have always been 100% perfect condition and the thought of a simple low side trashing my fairings, covers, levers etc just sends chills up my spine. Considering a simple dump can easily cost $1000+ to repair, I am just not THAT eager to learn. If I had a track only bike I could crash and tear up, I would definetly try it but.....I am not trashing my streetbikes.

I see members here on MH all the time that go to the track and dump their rides, then either spend a ton to fix them or not fix them at all and just ride them rashed and I am not down for either of those options. Maybe someday I will rent a track bike or something but......its just not really on my Top 10 "TO DO" list. I just enjoy street riding, street racing, riding twisties in the forrest, Fayetteville etc and taking some trips. Thats pretty much how my bikes have been used and will probably stay that way.
I find it kind of ironic that you don't fear lowsiding while ripping it up on the backroads and/or dragging, but you do at a trackday. What exactly is it about a trackday that you think makes it MORE likely that you'll go down?

In my experience, the people that go to their first trackday and crash are the people who are too competitive for their own good. The only pace they know is "faster than the guy in front of me" which ends up with them riding well beyond their abiliities. Barring that, most people do fine.
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Nice job with the HAK meets at starbucks. I heard from Mikey B that has become a big meet. I will come to one soon, I have my bike in pieces waiting on some parts. I needed to give my bike some TLC, and by looking at it, glad I did, the person before didn't take care of it at all.
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I think the reason most people don't go (speaking from experience) is fear, not fear of the track, but just not knowing all the ends and outs. so many people that post up things about track meets know all the terms blah blah and what not. people just don't want to look stupid and ask questions. Eff all that tho I'm taking my baby to the track just as soon as I get'er fixed up.
You should come out to a track day and spend it in the pits talking with everyone and hanging out. Then sign up to cornerwork which will help you learn what all is going on. Then you can decide whether or not you want to ride the track or not. Pretty much everyone at the track is easy to talk to and don't mind answering 'stupid' questions. Most of us started out the same way not knowing what the heck was going on! Some people ride the track once and never come back because it's not for them. Others are hooked and can't get enough(Hooligan).
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You should come out to a track day and spend it in the pits talking with everyone and hanging out. Then sign up to cornerwork which will help you learn what all is going on. Then you can decide whether or not you want to ride the track or not. Pretty much everyone at the track is easy to talk to and don't mind answering 'stupid' questions. Most of us started out the same way not knowing what the heck was going on! Some people ride the track once and never come back because it's not for them. Others are hooked and can't get enough(Hooligan).
I think I will do that, Thanks!!!!
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I find it kind of ironic that you don't fear lowsiding while ripping it up on the backroads and/or dragging, but you do at a trackday. What exactly is it about a trackday that you think makes it MORE likely that you'll go down?

In my experience, the people that go to their first trackday and crash are the people who are too competitive for their own good. The only pace they know is "faster than the guy in front of me" which ends up with them riding well beyond their abiliities. Barring that, most people do fine.
That is EXACTLY my reason....I know when I got out there and got used to the bike, the track etc, I would push it harder and harder. Eventually I would pusher harder then I was capable of controlling or harder then the tires could hold and due to my lack of track experience, I wouldn't know when the tires are at their breaking point.

I am pretty competitive....

On the street/back road rides, I just don't push it THAT hard because I am so conscious of the road surface, objects, other riders etc....I will rail, but I don't try to be Matt Mladin out on the road.
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i bought a bike to enjoy the thrill of riding and i liked the look of the busa. i have just as much fun on the street as the track, probably more fun on the street because i don't have to think as much about what i'm doing and i can relax. on the track I'm very aware of what I'm doing, how fast i'm coming into corners, making sure my body is in the right postion... on the street i don't have to worry about that because I'm not pushing it like the track. and the street doesn't cost me $200 + gas for one days worth of riding and the scenery changes on the streets.
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