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Old 04-25-2008, 12:05 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by houseofpain View Post
yea like everyone says.....proper gear is a MUST.

i've crashed 4 times now....from 40mph up to 130mph. i've luckily walked away from each one.....maybe it's not luck....maybe it's the proper gear i was wearing, who knows.

but to minimize my chances of takin a ride on the meat wagon, i prefer QUALITY gear before anything. i just spent a boatload of money on my new leathers even though i wanted other mods for my bike.....

a broken bike can be easily replaced (if you got the paper or credit)......a broken body however...may take quite some time, financially and physically.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:08 PM   #62
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just don't total out your bike at the track and you have liab only, with a large balance on the bike. If the bikes paid off then you dont have much too worry about. This happened to poporider with his.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:11 PM   #63
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Hey, i just want to say thanks for the offer, I really like seeing such cool people here, I wear a large, but i think it time for me to buy new ridding gear for some track time baby.
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:08 PM   #64
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NO, trade it in for a Kawi
if he trades in for a kawi he will end up like you at the last trackday.

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Old 04-25-2008, 05:38 PM   #65
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:53 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by H-town Hustler View Post
What after market bike part do you feel was the best investment?
When you've got that R1 all tricked-out, and a bone-stock 600 passes you on the track, you'll know what needs upgrading

Not to say you're not a good rider, just saying that rider skill is the ultimate upgrade
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:11 PM   #67
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:18 PM   #68
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In order:

Street riding pants/ good gauntlet style gloves/ good over the ankle boots
Brake lines (SS or Kevlar)
Brake pads (EBC, my preference, but on the track I roll Vesrah)
Suspension setup (not rebuilt, but just set up for you- cheap mod)
Track day (or many, after the first, you'll be hooked)
Slip-on or full system (if you get a full system, I'd get the PCIII too)- I'd personally only get an exhaust if I crashed and needed to get one though.
Suspension upgrades
Adjustable clip-ons
Rear sets

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Old 04-25-2008, 06:30 PM   #69
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:32 PM   #70
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If you've got a stack of cabbage layin around, do your list. If not, start with a suspension setup. Then move to "control" pieces (ie levers, rearsets, clipons, etc). Then brakes, damper, suspension.
Most of all, take these guys up on the trackday talk. Do as many as you can afford. You don't "need" to upgrade the bike. Chances are you aren't riding it to it's potential anyway.
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