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Old 11-18-2008, 08:40 AM   #101
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Hey, can someone explain the cost of a trackday. How long until your tires are shot or anything else brakes etc? How is your first time whats required can you just go 30 down the whole track or do you have to take a course? Just everything you need to know.
Cost of a trackday:

$100-$190 goes to the organization hosting the event
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Brakes......I've ridden a whole season on the same set of front pads, and they still had life left

Tirse....depends on how fast you are. I'd imagine you could get an entire season out of a pair of SS tires if you were slow, 10 days out of a set of BT002s if you were medium paced, and 4 out of BT002s if you were actually fast, and flipped your rear tire.




As far as going slow or taking a class: all organizations make you at least participate in their "round robin" lap (follow around an instructor at a slow pace) during the first session if you've never ridden the track before. Some places require you take their class, but not all. Can you go around the whole track at 30? Yes, just don't get out of the C group!
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I've ridden a whole season on the same set of front pads, and they still had life left
How long is a track day "season"?
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How long is a track day "season"?
late february to nowish
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:51 AM   #104
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And a "season" is riding every track day and every session?
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:10 AM   #105
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And a "season" is riding every track day and every session?
No. From what I've seen of how much most people can afford/want to ride the track, a season is 10-20 days.
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No. From what I've seen of how much most people can afford/want to ride the track, a season is 10-20 days.
Most people do 10 or 20 track days, or whatever they can afford? So a "whole season" is either 10 or 20 track days, or less. Or more. And brake pads last the same regardless of the brand, compound, or style and amount of riding?
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I go to the track so I can get away from the man on sundays.

160 bux is worth dodging a wreckless driving case. I use track days fees in lieu of attorney retainers.
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Most people do 10 or 20 track days, or whatever they can afford? So a "whole season" is either 10 or 20 track days, or less. Or more. And brake pads last the same regardless of the brand, compound, or style and amount of riding?

Go have a beer man. You're way to uptight for it only being 8:30am. OBVIOUSLY not everyone is going to go through parts at the same rate. I'm just trying to give the guy a rough idea of the total cost of a trackday. For ****'s sake.
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This is some funny chit!
I'm digging Lynz's humor....funny guy right there.

no way to call a season for "trackday goers", but this calendar year I did about 12 trackdays altogether.
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I'm digging Lynz's humor....funny guy right there.

no way to call a season for "trackday goers", but this calendar year I did about 12 trackdays altogether.
and how many sets of pads did you use?
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and how many sets of pads did you use?
same set that came on the bike when I bought it....so 1

probably 2 fronts and 4 or 5 rear tires. 6 oil changes (but only replaced the filter every other oil change), umpteen gallons of gas, flushed the brake fluid once, lubed the chain 12 times, flushed the radiator fluid once...that's about it minus replacing broken parts after my crash.
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You must not ride in Houston. I can't relax on a streetbike. Too many drivers. At least on the track, no one is going to cut me off on their cellphone in an F250. In Oklahoma (where I came from 2 months ago) street riding was a lot more fun....I only almost died once per ride as opposed to once per minute in Houston.
That's not good..!!! If you can not feel relaxed riding on the streets of Houston you do not have a place in motorcycle riding at all...!!!! I'll advise get out of riding at all or just keep it only at the track. Riding scare and with fear on the street is a formula for disaster...!!!!

Perhaps the track is a little safer but not 100%, any retarded rider not obeying the rules can also cut you off and rear ended you. Remember what happened to "Faylaricia"...???

By the way...what ever happened to the guy that cause the accident..?? Can you make someone to pay for your damages if it was his fault, like not obeying the rules..???
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Hey, can someone explain the cost of a trackday. How long until your tires are shot or anything else brakes etc? How is your first time whats required can you just go 30 down the whole track or do you have to take a course? Just everything you need to know.
Browse www.lstd.com and all your questions will be answered

Tires last as long as they do based on how you ride and what your suspension is doing. As alluded to, there is no answer to that question that is accurate.

Personally, I get about 3-4 track days from a set of race tires, street tires like the Bridgeston 002RS will last longer if you're a noob.

Brakes, same answer. I have had one set of Vesrah RJLs that lasted all year this year.

You should take the instruction that is offered.
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That's not good..!!! If you can not feel relaxed riding on the streets of Houston you do not have a place in motorcycle riding at all...!!!! I'll advise get out of riding at all or just keep it only at the track. Riding scare and with fear on the street is a formula for disaster...!!!!

Perhaps the track is a little safer but not 100%, any retarded rider not obeying the rules can also cut you off and rear ended you. Remember what happened to "Faylaricia"...??? yep, I do.

By the way...what ever happened to the guy that cause the accident..?? Can you make someone to pay for your damages if it was his fault, like not obeying the rules..??nope.
I thought this has been covered before.
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I thought this has been covered before.
By the way Danny...How is working the back protector...???

You never update my "feedback rating" about the transaction..!!!!
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