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Old 04-24-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Gear question for 1st track day....

Ok guys, I've done my own research about certain gear; 1pc leather suit, boots, gloves and helmet. Let me know what yall seasoned vets think.

For 1pc leather I was thinking about the Dainese Laguna Seca 1pc suit, For boots i was looking at Sidi or the Dainese Axial race boot and for gloves I was looking at the Dainese Full metal racer. I've looked up and tried on each and every one of these products and many others and these are the ones that I find to be comfortable and really good quality. Let me know what yall think?

Oh ya , I bought an Arai 2009 Corsair 5 in the Pedrosa Blue.
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Ok guys, I've done my own research about certain gear; 1pc leather suit, boots, gloves and helmet. Let me know what yall seasoned vets think.

For 1pc leather I was thinking about the Dainese Laguna Seca 1pc suit, For boots i was looking at Sidi or the Dainese Axial race boot and for gloves I was looking at the Dainese Full metal racer. I've looked up and tried on each and every one of these products and many others and these are the ones that I find to be comfortable and really good quality. Let me know what yall think?

Oh ya , I bought an Arai 2009 Corsair 5 in the Pedrosa Blue.
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Make sure you try on the suit before you buy it online or something. All suits fit differently. the boots and gloves should be fine. Dainese makes great suits, so I think Cycle Gear carries that brand so go see what they have and try them on. Not sure where you are buying from but Sportbiketrackgear.com has good deals, GL
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maybe a back protector? I have a Dainese you can borrow if you need it.
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maybe a back protector? I have a Dainese you can borrow if you need it.
ok...thanks. I'll have to get searching on that as well.
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Sounds expensive, but very well made gear that will last and hold up in a crash, if you have the money, buy it!


And when you get it all on have someone take a pic of you watching TV or playing video games with the gear on like Valentino does
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Make sure you try on the suit before you buy it online or something. All suits fit differently. the boots and gloves should be fine. Dainese makes great suits, so I think Cycle Gear carries that brand so go see what they have and try them on. Not sure where you are buying from but Sportbiketrackgear.com has good deals, GL
I did. I went to the one off of 59 and they had almost everything there. Those suits are pretty awesome. I compared the Dainese and the Alpine and you could feel and see the difference.
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Sounds expensive, but very well made gear that will last and hold up in a crash, if you have the money, buy it!


And when you get it all on have someone take a pic of you watching TV or playing video games with the gear on like Valentino does

That stuff is expensive, but I have always believed that you get what you pay for and in this case I really really want to get good stuff. I'm lucky that I have no car note or a bike note ( I've worked hard to get out of debt ) so I have a few bucks to spare every month.

Ha...I will do that !
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Just to throw this in....would I be any cooler if I could get TWS (Texas World Speedway) to open for a day of track fun !!!!! Almost free .
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I actually started pretty much the same way you did: Laguna Seca, Full Metal Racer gloves; Sidi boots and Shoei helmet. Now that I have more experience, I would get other stuff that has great quality but costs less.
Regarding TWS (Texas World Speedway), it is a great track and really fun and any track will do for your first TD. After that you'll become a track junkie.
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Just to throw this in....would I be any cooler if I could get TWS (Texas World Speedway) to open for a day of track fun !!!!! Almost free .
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I actually started pretty much the same way you did: Laguna Seca, Full Metal Racer gloves; Sidi boots and Shoei helmet. Now that I have more experience, I would get other stuff that has great quality but costs less.
Regarding TWS (Texas World Speedway), it is a great track and really fun and any track will do for your first TD. After that you'll become a track junkie.

Hopefully I'll get there. I know it takes tons of practice and I am patient and willing to learn. I would like to know what other stuff I would need. Besides the obvious.
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Well, pretty much what you described there plus back protector, I have the dainese and it is quite comfy. If you have the money, you can get an undersuit although you can just get Nike ir Underarmour's tights and long T-shirts to have below the leathers.
If you are considering this long term, might want to get a trailer to tow your bike to the track, 5 gal gas can, tire gauge. If you have a dedicated track bike then you might want to get some race plastics as they are easier to fix and cheaper that stock ones.
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Well, pretty much what you described there plus back protector, I have the dainese and it is quite comfy. If you have the money, you can get an undersuit although you can just get Nike ir Underarmour's tights and long T-shirts to have below the leathers.
If you are considering this long term, might want to get a trailer to tow your bike to the track, 5 gal gas can, tire gauge. If you have a dedicated track bike then you might want to get some race plastics as they are easier to fix and cheaper that stock ones.
I'm pretty serious about doing this. I have a 1993 gsxr 750 that I'm making my track bike. I figure its a good one to start with since it only cost me $1500bux.
I have a car thats getting a tow hitch put on so I can trailor it to the track.
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maybe a back protector? I have a Dainese you can borrow if you need it.

Which one should I get...The Dainese BAP 1 or the BAP 2000/6. I read the BAP 1 is the one to get since it protects down to your bone.
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Great man, well I'm more than happy to help you if you need anything. Considering getting an EZ Up Canopy and also a cooler. It get expensive after a while but is well worth the fun.
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whichever suit fits you best, and has a good reputation is the one you should get.

as for boots, sidi makes better boots, gloves are preference usually, as for back protector, i had the dianese one before, but i use the spidi one now.
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Great man, well I'm more than happy to help you if you need anything. Considering getting an EZ Up Canopy and also a cooler. It get expensive after a while but is well worth the fun.
Thanks Irak, I really appreciate that. I'll do that, it's all one time purchases so it'll put a dent every once in a while. Hopefully....
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