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Let it begin.

The straight line guys have one, now so do "we". Anything goes in here despite us having a thread for pics and vids this is so we dont need to create threads for EVERYTHING. Maybe you just have something quick you wanna say. Maybe you wanna just give a heads up when a new track junkie joins the forum etc...

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Im gonna switch it up and run Pirelli DRC's a I just roasted through my set of Michelin Pilot Power 2ct's this past weekend.

Its looking like in aiming for June 29th at Pocono again.
 

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I have a used set of Dunlop GPAs to run next weekend at NOLA. Haven't been to the track since the end of last month and I'm pretty much foaming at the mouth by this point. :Laughing:
 

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Ive only ridden on this set of Michelins on the track. I started on Dunlops on the street. (SRAD Ran Qualifiers back in the day so i followed suit when i started to ride) But everything I Read about te Diablo Rosso Corsas is great.
 

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Tire choices

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:0001136745-huh: I can only suggest to get a tire suitable for your skill level, that you can afford and that you like and stick with it (pun intended).
Learn your tires and take that out of the equation. :hmmm:


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Yeah I generally stick with a tire until I have a reason not to. Like 2cts treat me well on the street. They got expensive and didnt really want/need the dual compound on the track so I switched to what he had there that day when I got a flat lol. Ill decide what I need next soon. I got like 2 more left on these I hope.
 

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I've been running Q2s for almost a year now and have no complaints. I found a set of GPAs on the Trackday Junkie group for cheap so I decided to try them out.
 

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:0001136745-huh: I can only suggest to get a tire suitable for your skill level, that you can afford and that you like and stick with it (pun intended).
Learn your tires and take that out of the equation. :hmmm:


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I feel like I'm gonna outride Pilot Power 2CT's. I got a little squirrly at my last track day but I equated that to my rear tire being shot and me killing it coming out of the chicane and getting on the throttle a little harder than previous sessions.

I was gonna just run Pilot Powers as they are single compound...But figured the Pirelli's werent much more expensive...

If I dont like how they feel...I'll go back to Michelin i'm sure.
 

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I just ran the stock bt016 on my first intro trackday last weekend, as I was surprised how well they held up. No slipping at all, but I also hear that track is pretty sticky. Me and my buddy ran in the front of the beginner session. I obviously wouldn't recommend running stocks, but not as bad as I thought. I think I'm gonna go w either pp3 or q3 next time.


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I just ran the stock bt016 on my first intro trackday last weekend, as I was surprised how well they held up. No slipping at all, but I also hear that track is pretty sticky. Me and my buddy ran in the front of the beginner session. I obviously wouldn't recommend running stocks, but not as bad as I thought. I think I'm gonna go w either pp3 or q3 next time.


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My first track day was on stock BT016s. They scared the crap out of me! However, I didn't realize they were like 5 years old. Lots of tread left (bike hadn't been ridden much by previous owner) but hard. I've gone through 2 or 3 sets of Q2s at the track and they have treated me well. Q3s are coming out in June... I kind of want to try try the GPAs or Pirellis, but the Q2s are at such a great price point.

Here in Utah we got to ride the Perimeter course at MMP last weekend. The weather was fantastic. Couldn't ask for a better second track day of the year.

Keigwins @ The Track is coming to MMP in June. They're doing an open track format day = no sessions. I don't think they've been to MMP before. Anybody have any experience or feedback regarding Keigwins? I'm thinking about going...
 

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Goddammit!!! I have got to get some money for fucking leathers! Tweber, you are like the third or fourth person I've met that you can ride MMP with. :banghead::mad::banghead:

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Goddammit!!! I have got to get some money for fucking leathers! Tweber, you are like the third or fourth person I've met that you can ride MMP with. :banghead::mad::banghead:

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Apex has a first time riders special for $99. The also have rental leathers. I think the rental leathers might actually be free, subject to availability. They aren't pretty, but they'll get you on the track. You've just got to reserve them far enough in advance before they are gone.

I've done 8 track days at MMP. Just started last spring... I may never ride on the street again. It's only the most fun I've ever had in my whole entire life, by a long shot. You've got to get out there. Sell a kidney if you have to. It's worth it.
 

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Apex has a first time riders special for $99. The also have rental leathers. I think the rental leathers might actually be free, subject to availability. They aren't pretty, but they'll get you on the track. You've just got to reserve them far enough in advance before they are gone.

I've done 8 track days at MMP. Just started last spring... I may never ride on the street again. It's only the most fun I've ever had in my whole entire life, by a long shot. You've got to get out there. Sell a kidney if you have to. It's worth it.
I just moved to Utah and am broke as fuck. I have to get myself outta debt first. I've had two track days and can't wait to experience MMP. I'll look into the rentals, but I'd rather have my own again. Time to start searching eBay and Clist. Or maybe one of the online stores will have a good deal. THEN I have to figure a way to get the bike there and back. Lol
Do they sell fuel there too, or do you have to bring your own?

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I just moved to Utah and am broke as fuck. I have to get myself outta debt first. I've had two track days and can't wait to experience MMP. I'll look into the rentals, but I'd rather have my own again. Time to start searching eBay and Clist. Or maybe one of the online stores will have a good deal. THEN I have to figure a way to get the bike there and back. Lol
Do they sell fuel there too, or do you have to bring your own?

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I picked up a Sedici one piece leather from CG for $299 on sale last year. Gear snobs are going to hate on the store brand, but I lowsided at 80mph and it performed perfectly. CG even replaced it with a brand new one for free because there was a small tear on the seam after my crash.

We trailer our bikes. I ride with two other guys. We could probably fit one more bike on our trailer, and in the rental garage. We split the truck gas and garage rental fee, so it only ends up being about $40 each. They sell gas there, but I think it's like $15/gallon. I fill my bike up on the way out and bring a 5 gallon jug and I've never run out.
 

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Lol. I don't hate on the store brand. My first suit was frank Thomas. :D. Luckily I never had to see how well it held up in an off. Gonna do some research on some gear....was gonna wait till next year, but don't know if I can. What's MMP's requirements for the bikes. I know water wetter and lights disabled/taped, mirrors removed. Do they need wheel weights taped as well? And what about the license plate? Removing mine will require taking off the entire undertail so would they be cool with it being taped too?

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Lol. I don't hate on the store brand. My first suit was frank Thomas. :D. Luckily I never had to see how well it held up in an off. Gonna do some research on some gear....was gonna wait till next year, but don't know if I can. What's MMP's requirements for the bikes. I know water wetter and lights disabled/taped, mirrors removed. Do they need wheel weights taped as well? And what about the license plate? Removing mine will require taking off the entire undertail so would they be cool with it being taped too?

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Apex is pretty laid back. I've seen them let some questionable looking bikes onto the track : ) Here are their official requirements: http://www.apextrackdays.com/faq/

The biggest issue is that there are no leaks. Yes, the wheel weights must be taped. They'll let you on with your license plate, but normally guys will use duct tape or something on the license plate hardware so that it doesn't vibrate off and leave hardware on the track. My first time out, they told me not to worry about water wetter. I used it anyways, because I didn't want to crash and be "that guy" who caused the black flag.
 

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They didn't check coolant when I went to the track. But yeah I imagine everyone would be pissed of if antifreeze slicked the tarmac up :smash:
 
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