I been reading everywhere on this forum on how to prepare for track days and its mostly about gear and tuning up the bike, but how does someone get ready to ride?
Do track days for beginners offer training of some sort? Im more concerned about taking those corners at high speeds or even knee dragging. I always freak the fuk out on sharp corners... I mean thats pretty crazy if they just throw u in there an expect to drive like a pro.
I been driving for a solid year and I bought a 600 RR last month and Im thinking of taking it to the track next year or in 2yrs to have alot more fun on it.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks guys!
My first trackday was just a regular open trackday. They put you through a short classroom session detailing how the track is laid out, pitting in and pitting out procedures, track etiquette, etc.. The control riders are there to help you.. They will do a few lead-follow laps with first timers and n00bs to get a feel of the track race line, and they always ride slower than necessary during these laps to make sure they don't put too much stress on you going fast early on. I've been to 5 trackdays so far and have yet to drag knee, and I'm not in a hurry to. Go out there to have fun and learn.. Start perfecting your times and getting fast later on. You've gotta walk before you can run.
is it possible to have a hyrid bike for both street and track? I dont see a reason why you can...just add back the mirrors, brake lights...etc and you are good to go right?
thats good news, ty for sharing. What are some things that u swap from your bike between track/street?
aww, do u really have to remove the taillight? thats going to suck so hard because i have mine spliced together with connectors. Can u just tape over them with black duct tape?
I DD my bike, and it takes about 30 mins to basic track-prep it and less time to take it from track-ready to street-ready. Use blue or green painters tape (You can find it at Lowes/Home Depot/Walmart/Ace/etc..) NOT DUCT TAPE!
*Tape headlights, turn signals, and taillight.
*Unplug your headlights and your brake light so they don't heat up the tape from shining and make it harder to get off (just unplug the connectors from the headlight housing and zip-tie them to nearby wires to keep it from dangling) you don't have to remove any of your lights.. just tape them up
*Remove license plate
*Tape wheel weights
*Zip-tie passenger footpegs in the up position or remove passenger footpegs
*Check oil and coolant
*Make sure all drain plugs are tight and all visible bolts are tight and bike is in good mechanical condition.
These are just the basic track-prep tasks that I perform.. Some tracks require more detailed prep, and some people do more detailed prep. This hasn't failed me yet though..
Let me know if you want to see pictures of any of this to help you get a better idea of how I do things. I'd be more than happy to help you further!