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Old 02-10-2006, 12:21 PM   #21
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The first thing you need to do is get your suspension set up properly by Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited... that will be crucial in you getting comfy out there. I've been riding the track on street tires for 2 years now and I can hold my own out there. :icon_bigg

Another thing I recommend is going with someone who has experience at trackdays. You'll be much more comfy not having to guess what is happening and how to proceed. My first two trackdays I pitted with Patrick and his guys and that helped me tons.

And just ask questions, everyone there is generally really cool and will go out of their way to help out. Personally I recommend a trackday with LSTD as their staff (as evidenced with Big Egos situation) will go out of their way to help you out!
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:24 PM   #22
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Thanks for the pointers, I actually called Patrick yesterday about suspension set up
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:28 PM   #23
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Man I have to say I like that bike you got. Those things are so comfy.
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Man I have to say I like that bike you got. Those things are so comfy.
Thanks. I'm actually looking for another CBR600 for the track. Prefer an F3.
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Thanks. I'm actually looking for another CBR600 for the track. Prefer an F3.
There is a F4 outfitted for the track at Patrick's shop.
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:50 PM   #30
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suspension setup

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http://www.roadracinghelp.com/

This guy has a pretty informative site and is located in Houston. Looks like he specializes in suspension setup. Another option for ya.
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This guy has a pretty informative site and is located in Houston. Looks like he specializes in suspension setup. Another option for ya.
Doing it yourself is always a fun thing but, being initiated into this black art at your own peril is a difficult choice to make. Not sure what Patrick is doing it for now days but I have been more then willing to pay the small fee for all my bikes. Plus having him there trackside to make adjustments or answer questions is the best deal in town... maybe the state. Probably the state.
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There is a F4 outfitted for the track at Patrick's shop.

I've seen that one. Super nice. More than I want to pay for a track bike right now though. (I'm still a noob)
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Doing it yourself is always a fun thing but, being initiated into this black art at your own peril is a difficult choice to make. Not sure what Patrick is doing it for now days but I have been more then willing to pay the small fee for all my bikes. Plus having him there trackside to make adjustments or answer questions is the best deal in town... maybe the state. Probably the state.
Patricks prices are AWESOME for this.
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We could get together one of this days and exchange knowledge. I could some hel with body positioning. I tried something last Monday and it helped, but I know i can improve. A few brews and knowledge always goes together nicely.:notworthy
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Doing it yourself is always a fun thing but, being initiated into this black art at your own peril is a difficult choice to make. Not sure what Patrick is doing it for now days but I have been more then willing to pay the small fee for all my bikes. Plus having him there trackside to make adjustments or answer questions is the best deal in town... maybe the state. Probably the state.
The site says nothing about setting up your own suspension and DIY type stuff. He does trackside support as well as rebuilding forks, shocks, etc. Pretty much the same service that Patrick offers, just a different guy. I haven't used either one, so I am not leaning one way or the other.
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