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post #16 of 45 Old 02-23-2015, 09:19 AM
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By mid-April there shouldn't be snow around anymore, but it's not impossible
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itll be cold and possibly foggy in the morning. That side of the state gets lake effect snow so its definately a possibility. Don't worry Manolo I live in Carlstadt for most of my life (18 years, if you're around 31 y/o we have probably met). The track will be pretty busy since everyone is anxious to get out there.
Yeah, it'll be the same at my home track the weekend before, its gonna be jammed pack with hot headed angry riders ready to hit the track. I wouldnt be surprised out there neither. We'll be watching the weather forecast prior to attending.

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post #17 of 45 Old 02-23-2015, 09:24 AM
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itll be cold and possibly foggy in the morning. That side of the state gets lake effect snow so its definately a possibility. Don't worry Manolo I live in Carlstadt for most of my life (18 years, if you're around 31 y/o we have probably met). The track will be pretty busy since everyone is anxious to get out there.
Grattan is far enough east into the state that we don't really get much lake effect anymore. There's a bit from time to time, but not that much really and by April it should be gone...hopefully...

On a related note, anyone coming to Grattan should let me know so I can at least come watch and meet some people even if I don't have the funds to participate. I only live about 20min from the track - could maybe even have some folks over for some burgers and beers if timing works out right

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Good deal Nitrus. I should be coming out to the track in April or May depending on funds and weather. Make sure to enter that ride right thing on the STT forums so you can get a free day.

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Manolo, the april dates, and October dates at Grattan are a crap shoot. in 2013 the april event, there was ice on the track, and they were salting it to get the track "rideable".

last year Monday or Tuesday prior to the event, there was several inches of fresh snow on the track, they cancelled the event. by that weekend it was 65-70 degrees at the track and sunny (go figure).

if you really want to have a great experience at grattan I would suggest events in may through labor day. anything before or after is a crap shoot. wera races there in may and august. and the 4th of july event is a 3 day event with the ladies only event on Friday, and normal track days for sat and sunday.

I do love me some grattan though. you can camp at the track (no fees, unless you rent a garage). no supplied power so, bring your genny.

more than likely, I will be coaching with stt for the grattan events, all season. we will have to keep I touch, and put a face to the name. Ski
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Manolo, the april dates, and October dates at Grattan are a crap shoot. in 2013 the april event, there was ice on the track, and they were salting it to get the track "rideable".

last year Monday or Tuesday prior to the event, there was several inches of fresh snow on the track, they cancelled the event. by that weekend it was 65-70 degrees at the track and sunny (go figure).

if you really want to have a great experience at grattan I would suggest events in may through labor day. anything before or after is a crap shoot. wera races there in may and august. and the 4th of july event is a 3 day event with the ladies only event on Friday, and normal track days for sat and sunday.

I do love me some grattan though. you can camp at the track (no fees, unless you rent a garage). no supplied power so, bring your genny.

more than likely, I will be coaching with stt for the grattan events, all season. we will have to keep I touch, and put a face to the name. Ski
Thanks for the info Ski, we're planning a few days out there this year. Grattan in april and august, autobahn is june, and blackhawk in july but we're hoping for good weather.

i'm assuming the garage doesn't have supplied power neither i guess us east coast riders are spoiled with supplied power.

i remember seeing on STT website that they have genny for rent. we can go down that route.

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garages have power, you pay the rental fee, get an enclosed garage in the heart of the pit/paddock, right on the front straight, AND power. you can set up a tent or cots in the garage, or just outside the garage too, for camping needs. not sure on the fee per day. contact sam at grattan raceway.

look forward to meeting you guys. I have several motoD items. Ski
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looks good. nitrus is the only one I've ridden with that does not have a black bike. What mods do you have planned?

The guy I got it from did the jumper mod. But I wanna do a light mod for the headlights as well as halos. I'm looking at lowering links I only need about a half inch but I'm going to drop it an inch reason being is because the suspension is set for track and I like it but in a standing position I'm on the ball of my feet. Led kit and taking off the mirrors. New levers, pegs and bar ends. Two brothers m4 exhaust and some frame sliders might be about it. What would you suggest or what do you have done to yours??

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I always suggest frame sliders for street riding. I have t-rex but Raven likes his OES ones. I also like the Woodcraft. Be careful when installing halos, you have to head the headlight to break the glue and too hot for too long melts the plastic. If you only need a half inch I wouldn't lower it. Get some boots and it will make up the difference. What do you mean the suspension is set for track? Are there mods to the suspension or was it just set for the previous owners weight? If it is just the weight call a suspension shop or start looking online on how to set it up for your weight. Why are you taking off the mirrors? They have saved me a few times seeing a car coming up behind me a little hot while I was stopped at a red light, but to each their own. I know a lot of people do not like the 2 brothers exhaust since it is said to be poor quality but I have no experience so I cannot comment on that.

I always suggest the first mod people do is to develop yourself. Take the MSF basic and advance. Go to Stt forums and enter to win a free track day. The MSF course here are $25 bucks and its for 3 days and 1 day, they are well worth it.

Other than that get a good set of tires, keep up with maintenance and you'll be ok. I believe you need to take the everything in steps of importance. Modding your bike to make it look better before you make it function better is opposite of what you should do. (in my opinion).

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garages have power, you pay the rental fee, get an enclosed garage in the heart of the pit/paddock, right on the front straight, AND power. you can set up a tent or cots in the garage, or just outside the garage too, for camping needs. not sure on the fee per day. contact sam at grattan raceway.

look forward to meeting you guys. I have several motoD items. Ski
I'm sure we're gonna end getting a garage if it's in the center of it all, better for potential sales and such..

yeah come stop by and say hi. if you're coaching that day, i wouldn't mind following you for a session or 2 to learn the line.

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Shocker I'll take all that in consideration none of the mods were in specific order but I'm definitely doing sliders first.

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Good deal. Let is know if you need anything. I'll be planning a ride for mid April you should try to make it out.

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Granted my bike is done by April, I'll be watching the weather and might be there. Last October was a crap shoot, but we ended up getting great weather by noon.

I just got a MotoD undersuit for Christmas and cant wait to try it out!

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Anyone out riding today? I know it's not warm but sure as hell ain't cold lol. Although it is pretty wet in spots I'm just wondering really am I the only one anxious to get out and ride.

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Granted my bike is done by April, I'll be watching the weather and might be there. Last October was a crap shoot, but we ended up getting great weather by noon.

I just got a MotoD undersuit for Christmas and cant wait to try it out!
Both version of Moto-D undersuits are great. The summer version helps keep dry and cool. The winter version keeps you warm. I wear my winter one while in shoveling snow. Kept me nice and toasty along with the rest of clothing.

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