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Old 09-08-2011, 09:07 PM   #21
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:18 PM   #22
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Get a track bike. Given your taste in bikes, my street ride (2005 Ducati 749, yes, it's for sale) is probably a perfect track bike for you!

Seriously though, whether you keep the RSVR or not, that is too pretty a bike for the track. If you push it (and if you're at the track shouldn't you push it?) it is a matter of when, not if, you go down.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:35 AM   #23
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Keep the bike for at least 10 TDs, Henry. You may be hooked now but, you've only done one day. Once you have several days under your pocket you may change your mind.

Maybe spend the ~500 to get race bodywork and then if you sell the bike, you may sell the bodywork without taking such a big hit.

Anyway, good luck in whatever you decide. If you want to try a track bike, you may ride mine for a few sessions.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:58 AM   #24
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You don't always have to push to go faster at TD's. It is possible to find a level of speed/skill that feels comfortable and stay there.
While TD's are great places to improve and learn they can also become like a video game. More and more difficult until you lose.

One approach to TD's is the goal of constant decrease in lap times.

An alternative to that is to just have fun hauling around a track while learning to be a better rider.

My point is, the bike will only do what you tell it and if you stay within you own limitations, the chances of crashing are not very high. I did trackdays for 5 years and never crashed once.
I also wasn't the fastest guy out there and that was OK with me. I was a middle of the pack Intermediate and had a blast. (I gave em up because my daughter started college and the little remaining funds go to deer hunting, lol)
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:00 AM   #25
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Thanks for the great advice everyone!
I guess trackbike is the way to go

cdill35, I want both worlds track and street but mostly just ride it to the meets for street.

floyd600, I have Geico now and pay 650 for a year...
HAHA yea. I felt dumb bringing new bike with paper tag to the track.

Staton, as always.. great advice!

matemike, I had one TD. Thanks for the advice

Irak, hmm.. didn't think it that way. Thanks for the offer my friend
So when is the Happy hour?

bumblebee, .. now you're giving me hope lol. I agree, my lines were way out at the track. Thanks for the advice
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