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definitely get to a track day and get some instruction as soon as you can. mid-ohio is a great track, but unrideable when it's wet. if you're in the area where mid-o is close to you, you should also consider beaverun in PA, nelson ledges in OH, grattan and gingerman in MI, blackhawk farms & autobahn in IL and possibly road america in WI.
check out www.sportbiketrackgear.com
for track day stuff
go easy on the street; it's not a very friendly learning environment...
Yeah, I have a few helmets that caught my eyes, a cpuple to mention are the arai Rx-Q, Bell Star Speed Freak RSD, bell rs-1, shoei Rf-1100, Hjc rps-10
But, if i were to do a track day and get more and more riding time on the track as i progress through the courses would these helmets be suitable do you think?
of course there's the more expensive helmets like the schuberth sr-1 and the arai corsair V. They say there's no substitute for quality and it really wouldn't bother me if i had to spend the extra couple hundred dollars for a helmet that is perhaps going to perform better in many different ways which might become necessary at some point in time.
I think i'll order the helmet through revzilla.com since they have all of those videos that go into a good amount of detail. they have so-far convinced me that their customer service is outstanding and they would be willing to exchange the helmet for a different one if it didn't fit all with free shipping included, and discounts on my next purchase through them.
There is one performance mod i was looking at buying too. It's the Dynojet Power Commander. So far from what i've read it allows you to modify the bikes fuel injection system to give +/- 100%. I was only interested in it because i thought that i could maybe reduce the bikes performance for now until i get better at riding and then when i have become more confident and built up more skill over the next few years i can again modify it appropriately to suit myself. Is this basically how it works?