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Just registered for my first track day at Beaverun with NESBA. ive never been on a track with the gsxr but I was actually a sponsered motocross rider for 2 years until i got out of it so I feel pretty comfortable on bikes. Any tips and pointers you guys have would be greatly appreciated.
 

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i just started last year. 1- third yellow light on the tree GOOOOOOOOOO!!! by the time u see the 3rd light light up hit the throttle and slip that clutch!! u will have great reaction times off the light. second is try to "listen" to your bike helps alot when to shift. lower you bike as low as possible helps prevent wheelies. hardest part of racing is picking up your feet to shift into second. i use a c02 air shifter kit from cycle tek.com so i dont need to pick my feet up at all i just hit my horn button to up shift for me. works great. by the way these are tips for drag racing. idono if your track racing or drag racing. my best time was 10.4 secs in a quarter mile at 136. good luck and remember its all about fun!!!
 

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i just started last year. 1- third yellow light on the tree GOOOOOOOOOO!!! by the time u see the 3rd light light up hit the throttle and slip that clutch!! u will have great reaction times off the light. second is try to "listen" to your bike helps alot when to shift. lower you bike as low as possible helps prevent wheelies. hardest part of racing is picking up your feet to shift into second. i use a c02 air shifter kit from cycle tek.com so i dont need to pick my feet up at all i just hit my horn button to up shift for me. works great. by the way these are tips for drag racing. idono if your track racing or drag racing. my best time was 10.4 secs in a quarter mile at 136. good luck and remember its all about fun!!!
Umm:headscrat He's talking about a trackday with Nesba which is a trackday orginization. They run roadcourses not the dragstrip which is what you're talking about.
Anyway, to the OP, just make sure you have everything with your bike in order. No loose fairings or wires, no leaking fluids. Make sure your brake pads are fresh and in good shape and the same goes for you tires. You'll need at least a 2 piece suit that zips together all the way aroun but, preferably a 1 piece in good shape, full lenght gloves leather glove and boots that come above the ankle. Also a snell/dot approved helmet that has no signs of damage that was produced within the last 5 years. I would bring a canopy of some sort for shade along with some tools just incase. Also a cooler with plenty of water or gatorade and some food because you're definatelty going to need to keep your fluids replenished and need food for lunch. That's about all I can think of right now. Just go to the track with an open mind ready to learn and take advice where needed. Ride your own ride, ask questions and be safe. I'll be running some days at V.I.R myself with Nesba this year, can't wait:thumbup:
 

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ill be there on may 2nd as well. we should meet up so you can give me some pointers. haha. what class will you be riding in?

Im from beaver my house is about 15 minutes from the track. Ive been there a bunch of times to watch stuff and for their car show but have never run anything out there. They have a pretty nice place over there, go kart track, off road trails, gymkana, a 1/8 strip that they have flash light drags on.
 

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I am in intermediate group but this is my first time on this track. I don't know how good of pointers I can give but it is always nice to compare notes with someone. I drive a blue dodge mega cab with a tag along toy hauler. I normally ride a black and red 1000 and will have it with me but will also have a blue and white R6 with my number 82. I wouldn't know what to do with a track that close to my house! :bounce It is only about 5 1/2 hours for me and is one of the closer tracks.
 
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