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Old 11-27-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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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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Oh and also I hear it's best to jump into the intermediate lever because beginners level is full of people who have absolutely no clue... Input?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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Welcome

Just getting into it myself... Been To a few TD's, and a race weekend. It's been a blast so far.

As for your questions, protecting The bike is ideal. I.E. Frame sliders(some use some dont), tank sliders, engine case covers, etc. At some point, you will go down... So protect the bike for longevity... Beginner group at any new track is ideal for you to learn The track at a slow pace... They Will bump you when THEY see fit. Also, insurance is your call. Not necessary for a track bike though. Save that money towards tires, trackdays, and seat time. Those three things are what you need most. Especially seat time!

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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You definitely need to start in the beginner group. Trying to jump into intermediate your first time will just make you a liability to others and probably make you feel the need to go faster than you should be. You'll have to talk to your insurance company about coverage for track days but most will not cover you. As for an excessive amount of protection for your bike, don't bother. You are better off spending the money on gear for yourself.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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07 R6, Def get tank sliders!!!! I have watched more than a few go up in flames over a simple lowside. If you've never been to a track or to the track you plan on signing up for, def beginner group. Learn the track then go way fast and crash bike! Yay!!
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Oh and also I hear it's best to jump into the intermediate lever because beginners level is full of people who have absolutely no clue... Input?
I group is always the most dangerous group to be in.

First TD, new track, go group 1. Take the intro class to get a slow tow around the track. Being off that race line can get you in big trouble. Best way to learn it is with a slow tow.
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I group is always the most dangerous group to be in.

First TD, new track, go group 1. Take the intro class to get a slow tow around the track. Being off that race line can get you in big trouble. Best way to learn it is with a slow tow.


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.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:21 AM   #8
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I group is always the most dangerous group to be in.

First TD, new track, go group 1. Take the intro class to get a slow tow around the track. Being off that race line can get you in big trouble. Best way to learn it is with a slow tow.


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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.
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As far as being worried about dumping your bike...... that's the wrong attitude to have. At some point it will happen. If you are going to be out on track and worried about going down, bad things will happen. Just go out there and enjoy.
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Oh and also I hear it's best to jump into the intermediate lever because beginners level is full of people who have absolutely no clue... Input?
Start with green and move up..... if you're too slow to start you put yourself and the others on track in danger.

If anything, Intermediate is the group where people who THINK they know what they're doing go. But Green is full of people who are aware of their lack of skill and work to improve it.

That being said... it isn't fair to say ALL intermediate riders should not be there. Some genuinely are intermediate speed/skill. Others are cherrypickers who don't like to be lapped in red or think they're better than green but aren't.
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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.
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