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NHMS Trackday questions...

I plan on popping my track cherry in October at NHMS with TTT, but I have a few questions.

I was told by a member on here that I can ride my bike to the track (instead of trailering it); is this true? I will obviously have another car with me, with my track gear, cooler, gas, tent, chairs, stand, etc.

Also, I have all the gear, aside from a back protector; does anyone know if TTT rents out back protectors?

Appreciate it.

Absolutely cannot wait until my first trackday. I know I'm going to want to do at least two days.

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How tall are you? I have an extra back protector that you can borrow for the October trackdays. You can try it on and see if it fits. Miles from Street and comp will be there, he's very helpful if you need gear or parts.

Also, as I previously mentioned to you, YES can ride your bike to the track. LOL.

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Oh and I hope you're doing all three. Best bang for your buck, and also a great way to start doing trackdays.

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How tall are you? I have an extra back protector that you can borrow for the October trackdays. You can try it on and see if it fits. Miles from Street and comp will be there, he's very helpful if you need gear or parts.

Also, as I previously mentioned to you, YES can ride your bike to the track. LOL.
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Oh and I hope you're doing all three. Best bang for your buck, and also a great way to start doing trackdays.
5'6-5'7. Thanks man, I appreciate it.

Haha, yeah, I emailed Tony to make sure that I could, and he confirmed it also.

I'm going to try and save up for all three. Right now the plan is to do at least two. There is NO WAY I will be content with just doing one, LOL.

What do I need to do to the bike; as far as getting it ready for the track? Tape up the lights, remove the rear tail light assembly, etc?

Also need to find a check list of things to bring.

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Just about everything is listed on Tony's website... Check the left hand side of the homepage, it has all the info you need.

Also, i'll bring the back protector but i'm pretty sure it won't fit you that well. You might be too short for it.

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http://www.tonystrackdays.com/catego...nformation.htm
This is a link to the general info on the TTD site. It has everything you need to know. Basicly a bike in good working order with good tires and brakes. Disable the lights by pulling fuses, bulbs, or taping them (no light shinning through) and your oil filter needs to have a hose clamp on it so it can be safty wired to somthing (pics on TTD). Remove you lisence plate and tape or remove your mirrors. The first time it might take a half hour. I can have mine track ready in 15 minuits. Most people at the track will be more then happy to help.
I would recomend watching the videos on the site also. There's a lot of good info and you'll know the track layout before you get out there.
I'll be there October 4,5,6 with a couple friends. I can give you a hand if needed.
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Just about everything is listed on Tony's website... Check the left hand side of the homepage, it has all the info you need.

Also, i'll bring the back protector but i'm pretty sure it won't fit you that well. You might be too short for it.
Thanks man.

Damn it, guess I'll have to buy one.

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http://www.tonystrackdays.com/catego...nformation.htm
This is a link to the general info on the TTD site. It has everything you need to know. Basicly a bike in good working order with good tires and brakes. Disable the lights by pulling fuses, bulbs, or taping them (no light shinning through) and your oil filter needs to have a hose clamp on it so it can be safty wired to somthing (pics on TTD). Remove you lisence plate and tape or remove your mirrors. The first time it might take a half hour. I can have mine track ready in 15 minuits. Most people at the track will be more then happy to help.
I would recomend watching the videos on the site also. There's a lot of good info and you'll know the track layout before you get out there.
I'll be there October 4,5,6 with a couple friends. I can give you a hand if needed.
Ah, I really appreciate it.

Yeah, first day is going to be nerveracking getting setup and everything, not knowing where to go or what to do, etc etc. Any help would be awesome!

I'll check out the site.

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Also, since it's my first track day, should I do the First Timers Program with TTT?

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Do the program. It gets you on the track with other first timers in a follow the leader at a pace you can learn the line and get a good look at the track. After that you'll be in with the rest of the red group. Also take advantage of the classroom and don't be afraid to ask questions. I've been riding since I was a kid and was amazed at how much confidence and knowledge I gained after my first TD.
They have Gatorade there but bring something to drink and some power bar or snacks. They have lunch ($10.00) but you'll need diner and breakfast. Also bring a comfortable chair . You can usually borrow most tools from someone but bring any special tools for your bike although you probably won't need them. And prepare to be addicted. (It's not something people just say its the truth )
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Do the program. It gets you on the track with other first timers in a follow the leader at a pace you can learn the line and get a good look at the track. After that you'll be in with the rest of the red group. Also take advantage of the classroom and don't be afraid to ask questions. I've been riding since I was a kid and was amazed at how much confidence and knowledge I gained after my first TD.
They have Gatorade there but bring something to drink and some power bar or snacks. They have lunch ($10.00) but you'll need diner and breakfast. Also bring a comfortable chair . You can usually borrow most tools from someone but bring any special tools for your bike although you probably won't need them. And prepare to be addicted. (It's not something people just say its the truth )
Awesome! Thanks for the info.

Yep, I plan on bringing plenty of food and water to keep my hydrated/energized throughout the day.

I'll PM you my number and maybe we can meet up when you get there.

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Sounds good. I'm usually in garage 3
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Sounds good. I'm usually in garage 3

LMFAO... Since when do people get dedicated garages?

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It's great that you'll be joining TTD (TonysTrackDays).

On that note, you have no choice on doing the first timers program. It's mandatory for all first timers and helps ensure you have a good time... but also that you are not a danger to yourself or other experienced track riders.

Bottom line is listen to the stuff above... then just show up with a good bike and an open mind... ready to learn more in 2 days than you'd likely learn in 2 years on your own.


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LMFAO... Since when do people get dedicated garages?
That spot just happens to be open every time I do a TD.
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In that case you'll find me in Garage 3 as well!

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sti.... back protector for sale...

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=203500

check it out....

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Awesome; can't wait for October!

Thanks makct; I'll check those out.

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Got a hitch on your car? I can't find any for sale cheap. :(

I'll pay your gas.

I'm thinking about going the first two days. I have a class on Monday at 5:30 though.

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I was told by a member on here that I can ride my bike to the track (instead of trailering it); is this true? I will obviously have another car with me, with my track gear, cooler, gas, tent, chairs, stand, etc.
Trailers aren't necessary, but how do you get your bike home if you crash?

They're also great because a lot of people get their bikes ready for the track ahead of time which makes them not street legal. Such as disconnecting the brake lights, head lights, taped up signals, etc. It's also nice because if you live far from the track you get to sit down and relax instead of riding some more. A hot t-day can be quite tiring depending on what kind of shape you're in.
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Trailers aren't necessary, but how do you get your bike home if you crash?

They're also great because a lot of people get their bikes ready for the track ahead of time which makes them not street legal. Such as disconnecting the brake lights, head lights, taped up signals, etc. It's also nice because if you live far from the track you get to sit down and relax instead of riding some more. A hot t-day can be quite tiring depending on what kind of shape you're in.
Excellent point.

Hopefully Becca will come up with the trailer on Monday; or we are able to meet up ahead of time and I'll snag the trailer from her.

Tuesday I will probably have to drive the bike.

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Got a hitch on your car? I can't find any for sale cheap. :(

I'll pay your gas.

I'm thinking about going the first two days. I have a class on Monday at 5:30 though.

Do all three days if you can... It's only another $75 for the third day, you won't be able to beat that deal on the east coast....


Plus, you'll do much better on the second and third days. The first day you'll just loose your nerves and get used to the track setting...

besides, you know you want to.... Just fuggin do it guurrrll!!

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Do all three days if you can... It's only another $75 for the third day, you won't be able to beat that deal on the east coast....


Plus, you'll do much better on the second and third days. The first day you'll just loose your nerves and get used to the track setting...

besides, you know you want to.... Just fuggin do it guurrrll!!
Hate you.

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Hate you.

Might do it.
Do all three days. Your first time at the crack you just can't get enough and it's the last chance to get out there this year. My first time was the last one of the season and I had to wait all winter to get back. Now I do six to eight a year and after the second day to I'm tired and sore and happy to leave the next day I cant wait to get back to the track.

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Byebye how was your first TD in NH? I had a blast as usual and learned a few things.

Mo good to see you up there and thanks for the pics.

The NH video was edited down for myself to watch and study over the winter. So any critiquing would be great. I'm on a 600rr being followed by a friend on a 1000rr.
I'd also like to thank Tony and Ken for all the info and bump to blue. I did Ken's training program on the fith and it was a great exerience. If your thinking about signing up don't hesitate.
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