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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-27-2015, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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contemplated about going to legauna seca raceway but bit confused

went to laguna seca racewat web and found private rent is too high (obviously) so they suggest joining clubs for membership that they rent a track there by looking at the calendar. But I dont see club membershp association in the calendar. There are lot of car racing events and quite a few of motorcycle schooling with biggest one being california superbike school and STAR motorcycle school. If someone has attended track day there, can you suggest any club I can join which allows to attend track?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 10:42 AM
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check with Pacific Track Time, Zoom Zoom Trackdays

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check with Pacific Track Time, Zoom Zoom Trackdays

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Thanks you!! I will look through this. Very informational for the novice like me.
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Also, be warned. Laguna Seca has a HEAVILY enforced noise limit.

Most often it's 90dB, sometimes it's 92dB depending on what the track org has worked out.

I run a completely stock exhaust on my K8 750 and I've never had a problem. Anyone running an aftermarket pipe will definitely have some troubles with noise.

To add some more perspective.. 2015 Chevy Corvette - completely stock fails noise. 2015 R1 also blows the sound check... The sound booth is between turn 5 and turn 6 on the right hand side of the track. If you've got a bike that's too loud, then you can just coast through that section. But if you're excessively loud everywhere else on the track, they'll pull out the roaming meter and start taking noise samples from other places.

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Also, be warned. Laguna Seca has a HEAVILY enforced noise limit.

Most often it's 90dB, sometimes it's 92dB depending on what the track org has worked out.

I run a completely stock exhaust on my K8 750 and I've never had a problem. Anyone running an aftermarket pipe will definitely have some troubles with noise.

To add some more perspective.. 2015 Chevy Corvette - completely stock fails noise. 2015 R1 also blows the sound check... The sound booth is between turn 5 and turn 6 on the right hand side of the track. If you've got a bike that's too loud, then you can just coast through that section. But if you're excessively loud everywhere else on the track, they'll pull out the roaming meter and start taking noise samples from other places.
i have a stock exhaust, but i was actualy thinking to replace with 2brothers soon. I guess will need to change the exhaust if going there.
Another alternative in my area is sonoma raceway. Is it also same there too?
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Most tracks have a decibel limit, but Laguna is the only one I know that enforces it. You should be fine at Sears Point (just kidding, it's Sonoma now). Don't even bother going to Laguna with a Two Brothers pipe. You get one noise warning with a chance to fix it, then you are kicked off the track, no refund. It's the track, not the track day provider.
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i have a stock exhaust, but i was actualy thinking to replace with 2brothers soon. I guess will need to change the exhaust if going there.
Another alternative in my area is sonoma raceway. Is it also same there too?
Correct. The Two Brothers will be too loud.
Sonoma does not have a sound limit, though running an open pipe may get you some comments in the paddock. The Two Brothers pipe will work just fine there.

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Most tracks have a decibel limit, but Laguna is the only one I know that enforces it. You should be fine at Sears Point (just kidding, it's Sonoma now). Don't even bother going to Laguna with a Two Brothers pipe. You get one noise warning with a chance to fix it, then you are kicked off the track, no refund. It's the track, not the track day provider.
They have a three strike system. If you blow sound, they'll end your session immediately with a black flag, tell you about it and give you the chance to quiet your bike. That's one strike. Three strikes and you're out.
They also offer you the option to go out and do a sound test. When you roll up to the starter, let them know you'd like to do a test. You'll be allowed a few laps, and if you pop sound, they'll call you in, but without a penalty. You can also request the results of your test. As long as you request a test and show improvements, they'll be reasonable. If you go out for a second test and show no improvement or worse yet are louder, they'll start adding strikes.

This is all ultimately due to the racetrack being on a state park and neighbors complaining about the sound. Other tracks that are privately owned typically don't have sound restrictions.

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Some tracks do have sound restrictions in their contracts, usually in the area of 101 decibels or more. However these restrictions are virtually ignored, and no sound testing equipment is at the track. You can run pretty much what you want. Laguna Seca racetrack existed long before the local housing did. It was on the military reservation of Fort Ord. Beautiful country, housing built next to a racetrack, and then the noise complaints started. Where I live, people build country homes next to dairies, then complain about the smell. Figures. Laguna allows a (very) few noise events annually for professional races like World Superbike, some auto races, etc., but nothing for track play.
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^^^ totally agree.. silly isn't it?


Pomona Raceway has lost a lot of fights against neighbors that moved nearby after the dragstrip was built.

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Yea I do Laguna all the time. Funny to watch people go by the tower acting like they are tucked with the throttle wide open but in reality barely pulling the gas.

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It's like when people buy a house by the airport and complain about he noise of the airplanes. So many entitled douchebags these days.

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hmm, no wonder MotoGP let, the bikes are too loud I guess. Sad.
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went to laguna seca racewat web and found private rent is too high (obviously) so they suggest joining clubs for membership that they rent a track there by looking at the calendar. But I dont see club membershp association in the calendar. There are lot of car racing events and quite a few of motorcycle schooling with biggest one being california superbike school and STAR motorcycle school. If someone has attended track day there, can you suggest any club I can join which allows to attend track?

keigwins man. its a blast ive done ptt, class and keigwins, im signing up for superbike school there so i cant speak for that but honestly keigiwns is cool because they allow inside and outside passing. just make sure to bring your stock exhaust.

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keigwins man. its a blast ive done ptt, class and keigwins, im signing up for superbike school there so i cant speak for that but honestly keigiwns is cool because they allow inside and outside passing. just make sure to bring your stock exhaust.
I would love to do Laguna but it's too much of a hassle especially to switch to the stock exhaust. My power commander is mapped to my full system, so that's off the table even though I know you can switch maps fairly easily.
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Keep your stock exhaust if you are looking to track race dude, a lot of tracks have that 90 decibel limit. if you read on the frame of the bike they have a disclaimer about the stock exhaust system being certified by the 80 decibel limit to sell the bike to the consumer, legally.
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Don't settle for the stock exhaust. I have a guy that has built an insert for thousands of bikes for Laguna Seca and other tracks. He did two bikes that I had which one had a custom exhaust that he had to work around and he actually made three inserts and was at the track and brought them to the track and we got the test them to find which one works the best. In fact that reminds me I have to send him my exhaust now so he can make my insert. If anybody needs any information I can give you his contact. Also it is removable with just an Allen key.
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Don't settle for the stock exhaust. I have a guy that has built an insert for thousands of bikes for Laguna Seca and other tracks. He did two bikes that I had which one had a custom exhaust that he had to work around and he actually made three inserts and was at the track and brought them to the track and we got the test them to find which one works the best. In fact that reminds me I have to send him my exhaust now so he can make my insert. If anybody needs any information I can give you his contact. Also it is removable with just an Allen key.
How much money we talkin cuz I think the 2 brothers that the previous owner put on my bike sounds obnoxious
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Normally I think $150 for a single pipe and 250 for 2 pipes.

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Normally I think $150 for a single pipe and 250 for 2 pipes.
You know I've always wanted to do Laguna, but that damn noise restriction is such a hassle. I think I have to hit you up regarding the inserts you're using.
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It is really a nice piece. I will see if I can find an old pic.

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It is really a nice piece. I will see if I can find an old pic.
It looks like I'm ready for Laguna after all!


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There is that sexy baffle. Jay makes a beautiful piece. Looks great man.

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Are you going this weekend?
Me and twobit are going the 12&13 along with a few other buddies.

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Me and twobit are going the 12&13 along with a few other buddies.
Ah gotcha... have fun!

I was just there this past weekend... we lost a couple hours on Sunday due to early morning fog, but the rest of the weekend was great!

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So the morning started out wet and cold so we waited a bit till the track warmed up and the rain had stopped. But it did not help any LOL. There was only about 15 people today and I would say half of them crashed. Me being one of them. Turn 2 got me. Went in a little hot and I was still too hard on the brakes when going into the turn and I low sided. Bike took a little damage but should be able to fix everything tonight and be able to go again tomorrow. I think I broke my ring finger tip because it's swollen and black and blue but all is good. I did get to test my airbag vest out and I have to say I love it.
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I see the details. I'm experimenting with the wet this year. I did on DOTS, but now I have rains. DOTS felt like I was on ice. It was pouring though
Yeah it rained for about two hours from 7 to 9. I didn't go out till 11 and by then the sun was peeking and enough people had gone around that the race line was basically pretty dry. On the first session 4 people went out and three crashed. One of them was my buddy. A lot of people crashed but since most people were timid they were going slow enough and most of the crashes were low sides and most people were able to pick the bikes up and take them to the pit clean them off maybe make a couple small repairs but were able to get back on the track. Since this is just my hobby and not a profession I'm not really looking to get good in the rain LOL.

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