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Old 03-03-2009, 11:39 AM   #41
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$50 leather rental. no deposit. no mandatory purchase if you crash.

Boots are $25.00
where?
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:40 AM   #42
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which organizations give free leather rental to first timers?

i swear i've seen that offer before.
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$50 leather rental. no deposit. no mandatory purchase if you crash.

Boots are $25.00
out of curiousity, what rental is that?

both places i have spoken with on leather rentals require a deposit and payment for any damages done to the leathers.

would def be interested in knowing who does that for $50 flat.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:41 AM   #44
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Do I think there is a LOT to be learned at even a single track day, yes. Do I think every single street rider needs to do a track day to make the streets a safer place, no, not really.

Track days do little to better your skills for cagers on the roadway, adverse road, traffic and weather conditions, and a multitude of other things that the everyday street rider runs into that are almost never a concern at a track day.

I don't believe that they HAVE to do so to be safer on the streets.
I have locked up my rear on the streets dodging cars and animals and I think track days helped me manage the slide.

I have had to make quick qucik decisions on the track which translates to decisions on the streets.

I have had to trail brake on the streets to avoid a run off. Learned at track.

I have seen many peeps crash at the track and I have learned NOT to target fixate. That translates to the street.
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you forgot to include leathers ... i can probably assure you that if they havent done a track day, they dont have full leathers. i know you can rent some, but even thats at least $100

and as far as tires ... even if you have new or good cond. tires, by the end of the track day, your tires will be done with and then have to buy new tires! tires which you wouldnt have had to buy for a long time if you hadnt done the track day.

and then, theres people that have new bikes that are less than 2 years old, and are making payments on, and like to keep looking in mint condition and are worried that if they are on the track, you will either push your limits trying to learn and lay your bike, or some other idiot on the track is trying to push their limits and crash into you. yes i know that anything can happen on the roads too ... but its different.

but i tell you what ... you pay for my leather rentals, and buy my a new set of tires and i will do some corner working and do a track day! ... deal???
good point. there are plenty people making payments on their bikes, what if their full coverage insurance does not cover them on the track?
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plus i'm scared.


im going to work a few corners before i actually get out there and ride.

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out of curiousity, what rental is that?

both places i have spoken with on leather rentals require a deposit and payment for any damages done to the leathers.

would def be interested in knowing who does that for $50 flat.
Well, I didnt want to turn this into an advertisement. But since you asked, Ridesmart.
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oh yeah...plus i dont have all the gear/equip needed

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which organizations give free leather rental to first timers?

i swear i've seen that offer before.

None here. Publicly at least.
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Another noob question:
What is involved in "corner work" and are there instructors for novice riders?
So when/where is the next track day?
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I have locked up my rear on the streets dodging cars and animals and I think track days helped me manage the slide.

I have had to make quick qucik decisions on the track which translates to decisions on the streets.

I have had to trail brake on the streets to avoid a run off. Learned at track.

I have seen many peeps crash at the track and I have learned NOT to target fixate. That translates to the street.

If you have to trail brake to avoid a run off riding around town, you need to rethink your riding habits.

But seriously, like I said, I agree that yes trackdays can make some people better riders, but the conclusion that anyone who has done a track day is automatically a better street motorcyclist who has not done a track day is foolish.
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im scared but my bike is already safty wired.....
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im scared but my bike is already safty wired.....

I almost said, "except stunters" but I belive so strongly that they can make ANYONE a better rider, even someone with the control that you have.
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Do you really kill a set of tires in one track day? Not talking about the advanced guys but the new guys?
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and as far as tires ... even if you have new or good cond. tires, by the end of the track day, your tires will be done with and then have to buy new tires! tires which you wouldnt have had to buy for a long time if you hadnt done the track day.
just an FYI, tires don't go that fast...sure the racers running super fast paces will run through a set of tires in one day ofr acing, but most do not. Heck, I run with the advanced groups with all of the orgs and I manage 3-4 trackdays on a rear tire and 5-6 on a front. The idea that one day on the track will trash your tires is false. It will possibly get rid of your chicken strips though
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Well, I didnt want to turn this into an advertisement. But since you asked, Ridesmart.
It's good to see they do that has a way to try and get new riders because their is financial risk involved in that for them. I know if I rented someone a pair of $500+ leathers and they tossed them back to me all shredded up I would be !

But kudos to them for that, I am sure it is an incentive for several first timers.
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im picturing a new member reading past all the other posts getting to this one and thinking "whoa" theres hookers on mh.....j/k my lady........
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