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Old 04-27-2009, 05:44 PM   #21
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tires, tires, and more tires
keep goin, tires, a new/used truck to tow ur machine, a trailer if not a truck, gas to and from the track, campin stuff for the pit, tires, trackday cost, larry or ty's class, license, tires, round of margarita's when u get the slower time that day between u and ur buds, more tires, trackbike, upgrade that dam thing, lap timer, new gear, tires............oh it gets worst lil buddy
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:50 PM   #22
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keep goin, tires, a new/used truck to tow ur machine, a trailer if not a truck, gas to and from the track, campin stuff for the pit, tires, trackday cost, larry or ty's class, license, tires, round of margarita's when u get the slower time that day between u and ur buds, more tires, trackbike, upgrade that dam thing, lap timer, new gear, tires............oh it gets worst lil buddy
haha well I used to race shifter cart for southwest racing association.. So most stuff is covered..
I have a truck and 2 trailers
Tons of camping gear little grills pop up pop up awning.. with a sweet fan.. generator to power my xbox360 and flatscreen for lunch time... j.j
trackday cost yeah but 100-135... no biggie
tires- 300 1 set every one or two months
trackbike check and already has all the upgrade goodies
gear covered
and im a bar manager for brinker international so margaritas on the house at chilis mac grill or on the border!!
ready to rock and roll!! its good being single again
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haha well I used to race shifter cart for southwest racing association.. So most stuff is covered..
I have a truck and 2 trailers
Tons of camping gear little grills pop up pop up awning.. with a sweet fan.. generator to power my xbox360 and flatscreen for lunch time... j.j
trackday cost yeah but 100-135... no biggie
tires- 300 1 set every one or two months
trackbike check and already has all the upgrade goodies
gear covered
and im a bar manager for brinker international so margaritas on the house at chilis mac grill or on the border!!
ready to rock and roll!! its good being single again
dam! lookin for a new bff?!
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I'd be afraid to wear that suit. I haven't heard very good things from the people that have crashed in them.
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dude alief isnt to far your more than welcome to trailer with me. Ill bring my 16 foot trailer.. we can through the sv and your gsxr up front and ill put my r1 on it to take it out for the parade lap at lunch.. I just want to open her up on that straight!!!
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yellow jacket you have warmers and stands? You are going to be running race rubber need warmers
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I'd be afraid to wear that suit. I haven't heard very good things from the people that have crashed in them.
yeah but its crazy just search different suits on this forum.. I have read so many reviews that are good for a product and then somebody steps in a bashes it. And apparently Adam(Hooligan) went down in a 300 dollar teknic suit at about 100 skid 100 ft 30 or so of it on the pavement and walked away I just dont want to get caught up in a brand name yes I own alpinestar street gear and love it but dont want to spend 1000 bucks for a suit alone...Just read a couple reviews of some of the suits people love on this forum

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dude alief isnt to far your more than welcome to trailer with me. Ill bring my 16 foot trailer.. we can through the sv and your gsxr up front and ill put my r1 on it to take it out for the parade lap at lunch.. I just want to open her up on that straight!!!
ur my kind of peep! thanks for the invite amigo
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yellow jacket you have warmers and stands? You are going to be running race rubber need warmers
front and rear stands yes.. and im going to check out warmers at the track. I have heard mixed reviews on warmers and since ill be starting out in novice it will be a couple laps anyways till we get up to speed another said I dont need warmers if I still to a race tire but if I get a slick they are a must have.. so Ill check them out at the track or borrow a set for the first day
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Street tires + Novice = No warmers needed.

As far as how expensive it is, nobody has EVER layed on their deathbed and said, "I wish I hadn't wasted so much money having fun". And trust me, if you like riding fast on a bike, there aint NOTHIN' more fun than this .
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Street tires + Novice = No warmers needed.

As far as how expensive it is, nobody has EVER layed on their deathbed and said, "I wish I hadn't wasted so much money having fun". And trust me, if you like riding fast on a bike, there aint NOTHIN' more fun than this .
agreed plus I think...you cant take your money with you so have fun while your living..
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and for anybody wondering about ordering.. they can get any size or color and says it takes about 5-7 business days..
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That $599 deal is a of a deal. You can't beat that. One could get all gear needs for the track at under a grand.
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That $599 deal is a of a deal. You can't beat that. One could get all gear needs for the track at under a grand.
actually got it for 499.99 with the manager special coupon and thats special ordered colors too
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Street tires every 2 months, sure.

Once you go to a track tire, maybe 2 track days between the tires due to heat cycles/street/wear.


Have you gone for parade laps? Get a feel for the events before your first trackday so you aren't overwhelmed when your sitting outside the gate and the rush for overhang ensues.

BTW; I have FT lowers(it was cheap, I wear them almost every ride) And my stitching is coming apart on the left knee from dragging knee. They are alittle large for me. About 2yrs old now(per design.) I dont know how the new stuff is made.

Measure the leather and see how thick it is. Custom suits can be made to your specifications for around 5-600 if I recall correctly, out of California. They are made very well and all the bells and whistles can be added to them. Problem is approx a 6 month turn around.
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yeah but its crazy just search different suits on this forum.. I have read so many reviews that are good for a product and then somebody steps in a bashes it. And apparently Adam(Hooligan) went down in a 300 dollar teknic suit at about 100 skid 100 ft 30 or so of it on the pavement and walked away I just dont want to get caught up in a brand name yes I own alpinestar street gear and love it but dont want to spend 1000 bucks for a suit alone...Just read a couple reviews of some of the suits people love on this forum

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Kobe Failed at 30 miles per hour
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There is always more to the story.... That was the second time he went down in that suit. The zipper failed, specifically the teeth came off the zipper. The suit seams and the zipper seams were intact. The zipper used in that suit is the largest made by YKK zippers, and the same zipper used in most leathers across all manufacturers.
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Street tires every 2 months, sure.

Once you go to a track tire, maybe 2 track days between the tires due to heat cycles/street/wear.

For new and even intermediate riders, track tires will last WAY more than two track days, regardless of whether you are on warmers or not. If you are on a 600, it will be way, way more. On my liter bike I can get two track days at MSRH out of a rear tire running high 40 lap times and abusing the tire.
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ahhh I see well lets just try not to test the leathers and keep it sticky side down
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There is always more to the story.... That was the second time he went down in that suit. The zipper failed, specifically the teeth came off the zipper. The suit seams and the zipper seams were intact. The zipper used in that suit is the largest made by YKK zippers, and the same zipper used in most leathers across all manufacturers.
Actually, there IS more to the story. After review and comparisons, YKK has a line of zippers that have a lil "bob" on the end, that help to prevent this type of failure. I am going to go out on a limb and say that higher end suits, use a different zipper. Same brand, different model. I could be wrong and am not prepared to stand behind that comment tho.

And BTW Yellowjacket, I dont think Adam was 100mph going over the launch when he went down. Not sure anyone can go that fast through there.
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Actually, there IS more to the story. After review and comparisons, YKK has a line of zippers that have a lil "bob" on the end, that help to prevent this type of failure. I am going to go out on a limb and say that higher end suits, use a different zipper. Same brand, different model. I could be wrong and am not prepared to stand behind that comment tho.

And BTW Yellowjacket, I dont think Adam was 100mph going over the launch when he went down. Not sure anyone can go that fast through there.
well he said he wasnt going slow but he was very satisfied with the way his suit held up and hey I talked to him on the phone at the end of last week at least I didnt have to visit him in the hospital so the suit did its job
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