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post #41 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 01:47 AM
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thats awesome, thanks!
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post #42 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 11:30 AM
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yes that is awesome, just in case,Motoyard is having an additional event in April,sat 4/9 at Big Willow is a trackday for motorcycles,BBQ that evening! Dscounts are available until 4/1, check it out. On sun 4/10 they are hosting a trackday for cars,,hum can i slide 4 tires now or what??
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Awesome post!!!

Will definitely be attending MotoYards trackday too, they put on some great track days, safe and fun! Plus the best weather of the year

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As a new rider i am always learning things tht will help me downthe line. I just found so many things from this forum tht will help me. I have an 01 1000
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just wnt to say thanks to the people who compiled all this valuable info. As a novice SB Rider who intends to use the bike as its meant to be I will use this info!

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My problem when I started riding TDs was discovering all my options on who to ride with. I live in the S.E. so some of this applies to us:


You can go to the calendar of the track you are interested in and view which organization is hosting an event and then go to their website to ask specific questions. Another good first step would be taking a class.

My advice would be to find a local forum member that is an instructor and hook up with him in the Novice/Beginner group.

Good info here from someone on WERA:
http://www.foreven.com/trackdod/NoviceGuide/


Here is a map of the tracks (U.S.)
http://www.zeemaps.com/emap.jsp?grou...y=35.0300&z=12


Most people will say that Little Tally is a great first track
(46 Pilgrim Lane, Munford, Alabama 36268.)
http://www.tgprace.com/TGPR-dates.htm

I like Barber Motorsports Park
(Leeds Exit off I-20 --6040 Barber Motorsports Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35094)
http://barbermotorsports.com/vintage/index.php?adnet=

Jennings GP
(JenningsGP, 4960 NW CR152 Jennings FL, 32053)
http://www.jenningsgp.com/events.htm

Road Atlanta
(5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, Georgia 30517):
http://www.roadatlanta.com/events.lasso

Atlanta Motorsports Park (when it opens)
(20 Duck Thurmond Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534):
http://www.atlantamotorsportspark.net/updates.shtml
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post #47 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for typing this stuff up. It helps beginners out tremendously. It's not something you should take lightly, heading out to the track.
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post #48 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 02:10 PM
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Thanks for typing this stuff up. It helps beginners out tremendously. It's not something you should take lightly, heading out to the track.
dont forget to check this out too:
06/07 GSXR 600/750 NUT/BOLT TORQUE LIST
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post #49 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-17-2012, 05:26 AM
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Here is a list of track day orginazations: http://www.roadracingworld.com/guide...chools&guide=2

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post #50 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for the wisdom! First track day coming up in 4ish weeks!
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Great info! I'm all over this for my first track day! Thanks much.
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Huge help guys thanks.
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post #54 of 62 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 08:45 PM
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alot of good things in here for a fun track day...cant remember if it was mentioned but spare tires!!!! I know from experience lol...in june we did a track day at Barber...we always take used spare tires just in case. he had power cups on his Ducati, and I had super corsa sc on my gsxr 750, this was the second track day on the corsa's but were still in good shape..Needless to say after lunch the rear started sliding, real greasy..I cudnt even ride hard...after the 5th session i had to put the spare Dunlap GPA 190/55 on there, every track day we learn something, be it how to organize better, new riding techniques, lines...what we need to bring etc....the more prepared the more fun you will hav...
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post #55 of 62 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 05:43 AM
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Great list. I know it's an old post, but I'll add one more thing to check on '06/'07 gsxr 600/750 (may be applicable to other models, I don't know): There is a circlip that holds the shift lever on. Make sure it's in place and properly seated. Doesn't hurt to swap it with a new one every so often.
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Great list. I know it's an old post, but I'll add one more thing to check on '06/'07 gsxr 600/750 (may be applicable to other models, I don't know): There is a circlip that holds the shift lever on. Make sure it's in place and properly seated. Doesn't hurt to swap it with a new one every so often.
FYI: A lot of [wannabe] mechanics don't know how to properly remove or install a retaining (snap) ring. They tend to spread the ring too far apart during removal/installation, causing the fastener to egg shape and no longer fit securely. An often overlooked installation detail is which side goes which direction. Most smaller ones are a stamped part and the sharp shoulder should always face out away from the moving assembly or loaded side.

Below is an example of 2 types of retaining rings, internal (R) and external (L).
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FYI: A lot of [wannabe] mechanics don't know how to properly remove or install a retaining (snap) ring. They tend to spread the ring too far apart during removal/installation, causing the fastener to egg shape and no longer fit securely. An often overlooked installation detail is which side goes which direction. Most smaller ones are a stamped part and the sharp shoulder should always face out away from the moving assembly or loaded side.

Below is an example of 2 types of retaining rings, internal (R) and external (L).
Good info, thanks! So, on the shift linkage, the sharp shoulder should be facing out, away from the bike? I'll have to check how I put mine in. Pretty sure I made note of the orientation of the one I removed, but not positive.
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While warmers aren't necessary, it's a great way to overcome cold days or when you just want to go fast from the start (so you can get in front of the squids)!

Good warmers like our MOTO-D PRO-Series which heat to 175-185' and get the rim hotactually preserve the tire and pay for themselves.

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I always bring 2 fans(not cheerleaders)...1 for me and another for my gear!!
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post #60 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 06:25 PM
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Although I do not own a pair, I have used a friends set. I notice a huge difference in cold days. Will be getting some soon...

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While warmers aren't necessary, it's a great way to overcome cold days or when you just want to go fast from the start (so you can get in front of the squids)!

Good warmers like our MOTO-D PRO-Series which heat to 175-185' and get the rim hotactually preserve the tire and pay for themselves.

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great stuff on this thread! reading through it I just remember I need spare handlebar grips... and oil filter...

Prepped the bike for Spanish track weekend over past 2 days; will be using my everyday 600 K1- yesterday after putting standard side fairings on (too knew to it all so have standard fairings which are bashed up anyway- will need to get track fairings as they have fewer bolts) was all proud of myself for having finished with 1.5 days to spare before having to ship the bike over from Uk to Spain, then I realized.... never did change the oil or the oil filter

guess will need to have another 25 minutes argument with fairing bolts tonight then....

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blisters and calluses

http://design-engine.com/healthy-han...-racers-alike/ < I just wrote this blog post for keeping the blisters away. Also great for prepping for a track-day. It's not just your motorcycle

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