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Old 09-10-2014, 04:05 PM   #21
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Will a two piece suit work or do you need a onesie? Would ST tires be fine for a newbie?
JACKET/PANTS: One piece leathers or two-piece leathers that connect with a zipper are required. No Mesh type of suits are allowed.

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As we all know, street bikes wear out the center of the tire, often “squaring it off.” Unless you’re an over aggressive canyon rider, the tread on the sides of the tire will have plenty of life even when the center is shot.

Track bikes do the exact opposite. They wear out the sides of the tires usually leaving the center in pristine condition. Regardless, the tread pattern (any portion of it) must not be down to the wear indicators when you arrive for tech inspection.
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Gibby, it's big willow. Should I trash my 1000 or my 600? Because I'm looking forward to dragging my knee on that ginormous sweeper at 145+ mph.
El Heffe rode his CBR 1000 around there then my old GSXR 600 and he swore he got around quicker on my bike but if there was EVER a liter-bike track, it is BIG WILLOW. Bring whichever one has the straightest clip-ons bro!
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:34 PM   #23
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Gibby, it's big willow. Should I trash my 1000 or my 600? Because I'm looking forward to dragging my knee on that ginormous sweeper at 145+ mph.
Also, back when I USED TO BE FASTER than Shannon (he has a 2010 R1) our control rider/racer coach guy told me Shannon made up 50 bike lengths on me on the front straight alone, each lap. My clapped out GSXR just couldn't handle it... Keep that in mind.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:37 PM   #24
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. Ok Lazo didn't txt me, plus I wouldn't even think about using his bike. I would probably never give it back.

In reality if I finish top 10 I'll be happy. It's only 4 laps and I've never practice launched a bike ever before. The riders that get the best start are the ones that are likely to finish up front.
Rev to 8k, lean forward a little and feather the clutch as needed. We will do 3 practice starts and it is WAY easier than I thought it'd be-

In this class the start doesn't typically mean jack- there are guys running 1:35's and guys running 1:55's-
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This looks tempting... I feel like the 300 would be more of a hazard to everyone else than a competitor, though. I'm thinking "lap traffic..."
Negative! The racing school instructor rides a Ninjer 300, the race is only 4 laps (I defy you to get lapped that quickly in this class). You will be fine on the 300 and no matter what happens you can always just be like, I am on a 300 . The dudes on BMW HP4's that get schooled by a 98 CBR do not have that luxury.
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Will a two piece suit work or do you need a onesie? Would ST tires be fine for a newbie?
As Laz mentioned 2 piece is fine if it zips, the key is having a 360 degree zipper, those little 6" zipper deals are a no-go.

What type of sport touring tires we talking? I am in the minority on this topic usually, I used to run the out of my BT023's at Chuckwalla. They were fine- Obviously something like Q3's or the Bridgestone S20's are a much better option but if you ride sensibly I would not let tires be a reason to not give this a shot. I am sure others will disagree and recommend you get slicks, GPA's or Supercorsas and ..LOL
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I've never done a track day, I may have to call out sick for this
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Not sure this would be the best choice for a first track day but depends on the individual I think...
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I grew up racing motocross, made it to the local pro class. I use to ride for TM racing.
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upon reading a little more, though I am confident in my skill level, I may take an intro course to get accustomed to the whole system before this
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As Laz mentioned 2 piece is fine if it zips, the key is having a 360 degree zipper, those little 6" zipper deals are a no-go.

What type of sport touring tires we talking? I am in the minority on this topic usually, I used to run the out of my BT023's at Chuckwalla. They were fine- Obviously something like Q3's or the Bridgestone S20's are a much better option but if you ride sensibly I would not let tires be a reason to not give this a shot. I am sure others will disagree and recommend you get slicks, GPA's or Supercorsas and ..LOL
I have Pilot Road 3 on the Ninja as it sits now.
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You'll be good. Come out and have fun it pretty much like track day just need to get to know the track at that all and then do 4 laps race.
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You'll be good. Come out and have fun it pretty much like track day just need to get to know the track at that all and then do 4 laps race.
Thanks for believing in me lol I'll consider it.
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Well I'm all signed up and just finished the last prepping touches on my bike earlier today. Bike is all wrapped up and taped up, numbered and gassed up. Just gotta load up & make it out there and have a blast!

Wanna thank Franco for helping me safety wire my baby & giving me the confidence to sign up & do the thing, & big Thanks to Mr. Gibby for being a great tutor and giving me tips, which I know he'll help out at the track as well.
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