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Old 02-10-2006, 09:38 AM   #1
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Question to all of you racers

Do you trailer your bikes to the track for track days or do you ride them there?
I've been looking in to doing a few track days but I wan't sure how to get started.
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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they omost all teailer them up there...That away if you wreck or anything like that you will have a way to get it home..plus its so much eaiser that away you have aplace to put all you extra like tires,fuel,leathers,extra clothes...blah blah blah,,,
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Put it in the back of the truck.
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:54 AM   #4
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Back of the truck, great idea.
What other items are needed when attending trackdays?
Leathers, boots etc...?
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Check over Patrick's sticky in this forum. I would say rent your gear from Patrick your first time out. He provides amazing equipment for an excellent price. I have a good tire gauge you could borrow or ask one of the M-U guys to borrow theirs and set your tire pressure properly. Make sure your suspension has been adjusted for you and the track. Bring some snacks and stay hydrated.

In my actual experience... if you just make it to the track. Everything else is available, sale, rent or borrowed.
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Can I run stock tires at the track?
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Yep, Especially your first time out. I can help you with your body position and stuff if you want before you go as well. Or I may will be geared up by the time you are ready so we can roll together or something. I do have to warn you that the track is worse then crack and is very addicting.
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Can I run stock tires at the track?
i run sport touring tires, i'm not fast like big endo..........:laughing6 , but i do have my own gloves and boots............lol, custom suit as well......
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Yep, Especially your first time out. I can help you with your body position and stuff if you want before you go as well. Or I may will be geared up by the time you are ready so we can roll together or something. I do have to warn you that the track is worse then crack and is very addicting.
Let me know next time you go to the track.
Till then I'll work on getting my $hit together and learning as much about body position as I can.
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Yeah, I ran stock tires for several days. And still probably would on the MSR tracks. TWS (Texas World Speedway) can become a different beast though becuase it gets highspeed when you start getting comfy out there. Had my Dunslops break loose several times at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and ditched them for some race compound Stones. No biggy. Just get there, take your time and everything will fall into place. You set your own pace. If you want to cruize C for the rest of your life no big deal. If you want to make it to A someday no big deal either. You will find most of the older guys really don't care. It is just fun to be out there. But, passing a couple of people is always exciting.
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Let me know next time you go to the track.
Till then I'll work on getting my $hit together and learning as much about body position as I can.
Well, if you have rear spools I can bring my stand by and show you some pointers. Nothing like hanging out in the garage drinking brews and working on body position. :laughing6

I know a few people that have been caught doing this in full gear as well. (Looks Around)
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Well, if you have rear spools I can bring my stand by and show you some pointers. Nothing like hanging out in the garage drinking brews and working on body position. :laughing6

I know a few people that have been caught doing this in full gear as well. (Looks Around)
Sounds like a plan
I'll stock the fridge :icon_bigg
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It looks real fun.
Are those pics of you?
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It looks real fun.
Are those pics of you?
Yes sir, on my best lap time day too.
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