Getting Ready For Track
Wasup everyone. I've been riding now for just about two years. I think that I am learning new things every time I go riding. There are lots of nice country roads that are great for riding. I've been going on these roads for awhile now, and am riding very hard through them. I know that I shouldn’t be pushing it as hard as I do, but I love every moment of it. I really want to start going to different tracks where you can safely push yourself. I do have a few questions about what I should get before I am ready for the track.
1. What mod's should I put on my bike? (I figure that I need a steering damper, right?)
Here is what I am currently about to finish. Flash mount signals, fender eliminator, maybe race rails.
2. Do I need a full body suit? If so, how much do they run..? Shit, my leather jacket was close to 500$..
3. Should I change my suspension settings? If so, to what.
4. How often do you change tires when riding the track? Every time, or not that often?
Well, shit. I had a lot more to say last night when I was thinking about this, but since then I forgot some of the things. It would be cool if everyone starts talking about what they did. I'm not sure exactly what every mod does, so if you could explain exactly what some of them do that would be awesome too.
Oh, how should I practice my lean angles on the street? A friend of mine who raced a lot was telling me to get a friend and have him hold up the bike (or get a rear stand or something) and just hang off the bike, but I don’t want to get used to one way if its not the right way.. Also, your supposed to use your legs to lean, not your hands/arms right? I think he told me that your hands are just supposed to kind of just chill on the grips, that you don’t even need them to steer. Definitely explain this for me. One more thing on this, what part of your foot is supposed to be on the peg for when you push down, to get the most weight on it? I’ve just been using the middle of my foot the past few months or whatever… But I don’t think that is right. I try and watch MotoGP and AMA Superbike to see where the peg is on their feet, but its hard to tell most of the time. Sometimes it looks like they start slowing down, and right when they are about to lean as hard as they can they slide their foot to where the peg is on the spot right after where your toes end. I dunno though, hopefully someone can explain all of this to me more.
Thanks in advance to those who start this thread off. I want to learn as much as I can before I get out there, so don’t be shy!!