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but but but i want to feel that i am fast
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Ok well that answered my starting question beginner for sure ha

What di you guys think about taping off the tach for the powerband? Honestly I thought it was kinda stupid cause I know where the band is. (plus I gave the rainbow power band so it's pretty much my entire rpm range)
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Think they'll let me put training wheels on the bike when I go?
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Ok well that answered my starting question beginner for sure ha

What di you guys think about taping off the tach for the powerband? Honestly I thought it was kinda stupid cause I know where the band is. (plus I gave the rainbow power band so it's pretty much my entire rpm range)
i taped off my speedo for the first few track days so i wouldnt be so distracted with seeing how fast i was going.
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Ok well that answered my starting question beginner for sure ha

What di you guys think about taping off the tach for the powerband? Honestly I thought it was kinda stupid cause I know where the band is. (plus I gave the rainbow power band so it's pretty much my entire rpm range)
I personally feel like that should not be your focus on your first day out. And you need to keep your eyes up and not looking at your gauges. if anything I would suggest taping your speedometer if you feel it will make you want to look down.

To be in the intermediate group you need to be predictable around the track. And if you have never been to the track there is no way you will be predictable. And plus you will get really good instruction of you tell them it is your first time out.


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you should not worry about it at all, you will be too busy to memorize the track, just make sure you adjust you rev-indicator, so you wont over rev your engine
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So I'm really excited to hit the tracks this coming spring. I have away too many mods on my bike to fit my skill set though so I'm kinda worked about dumping it. Ive been riding for 2 years and i feel like i can handle the bike alright but street riding doesnt mean shit. Would you guys recommend tank sliders for the first day? Also do you all run insurance on your track bikes? I'm low on cash so I'm tryin to see what all is necessary (obviously I understand it's all good to have). I have the basic sliders and spools.

Also one of my friends tracks his CBR and he recommended taping off the tach so you can only see your power band and to always keep the RPM in that range. Good advice? Any other tips or tricks for a track noob? I've read countless threads on technique and all that shit.

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You want beginners group you don't know the lines, you'll want the class. There is a lot to soak in. I'm inconsistent as ****, I'm also teddy bear braker btw so take it from me.

Get gear for yourself first good gear, make sure you have frame & swing arm sliders if you are running stock tires please replace them they suck! Some would disagree with me.


You wont need all the bells and whistles for level one.
But if you have the money for tank sliders, case covers, track body go for it. If not don't sweat it tape up the lights take off the mirrors & licence plate you're good to go.

You wont be tearing ass around the track fast enough to make a HUGE mistake. Unless you ride outside your comfort zone.

On the insurance front I'm sure someone has already said it depends on your company. Ive seen guys crash and get nothing, I've heard of some crash and get the full MSRP for the bike when it was new.

If you keep the street plastics on and bin it at the track you can always say it happened on a public road to collect cash.

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i taped off my speedo for the first few track days so i wouldnt be so distracted with seeing how fast i was going.
Taping the speedo the move of the fast.

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If you keep the street plastics on and bin it at the track you can always say it happened on a public road to collect cash.


Not that I would condone such actions.
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Intermediate/level 2 is filled with people who SHOULD be in beginner/level 1 but think they're too fast and also filled with people who should be in advanced/level 3 but too intimidated to make that jump.
This times a million. It's a clusterfcuk. I like staying in beginner though I can prolly move up but I find it easier to dodge people in beginners and they are usually more focused on correct lines then speed so therefore more predictable. At least this stands true where I track.

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