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post #16 of 35 Old 03-06-2017, 05:23 PM
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Have you been to Disney, Universal studio's.
Have you tried skydiving. Look at there cost's compared to a FULL day of fun.

On my son-inlaws 30th birthday my daughter gave him a skydiving ride.
I gave him a trackday.
He said, don't tell Kate (my daughter) but the 30 minutes of skydiving compared to 8, 20 minutes sessions on the track there was NO comparison. Thanks for the best birthday gift I've ever received he told me. BUT please don't tell Kate.

I did 4 track days on my Tiger 1050, it was after doing a Total Control class.
My intention was to learn how to ride better, I have and also as a side benefit had more fun then just about anything. The only thing I have ever enjoyed more was flying 120 mph 10 feet over the everglades in a helicopter. They ran $300 an hour back in 1983.

So if you want to actually learn how to ride a motorcycle, or should I say drive a motorcycle instead of being a lucky spectator.
Eat your pride, buy some tape. Get the gear you should have anyway and DO a track day.
In novice you won't need anything more than proper gear, tape and the willingness to listen. If this old fart can do it. So can you.
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We had one that called himself the "BMW killer" and he ended up taking our race school. He would talk all types of shit about how fast he was, how he shouldn't have to do the school (to get a license), how he needs to start up front, blah blah ended up getting kicked out of the club. BUT best part.... his instructor was on a s1000rr and after having heard this dude say "my instructor is too slow for me" he decided to show him whats up. He (s1000rr) wheelied out of the corner by him and was gone. We laughed pretty hard about it!
Luckily that is the only person like that I have seen around. Race/track people are usually pretty awesome!
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We had one that called himself the "BMW killer" and he ended up taking our race school. He would talk all types of shit about how fast he was, how he shouldn't have to do the school (to get a license), how he needs to start up front, blah blah ended up getting kicked out of the club. BUT best part.... his instructor was on a s1000rr and after having heard this dude say "my instructor is too slow for me" he decided to show him whats up. He (s1000rr) wheelied out of the corner by him and was gone. We laughed pretty hard about it!
Luckily that is the only person like that I have seen around. Race/track people are usually pretty awesome!
Hahaha! What a tool! So what bike was he on and why did he get kicked out? Was it just because of all the shit-talking or did he actually do something stupid?

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I was going to make a GSXR joke but I couldn't bring myself to do it lol. I really do love mine.
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Hahaha! What a tool! So what bike was he on and why did he get kicked out? Was it just because of all the shit-talking or did he actually do something stupid?
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I was going to make a GSXR joke but I couldn't bring myself to do it lol. I really do love mine.
It was a gsxr1000 hahahah

He got kicked out for threatening one of the board members along with wreckless behavior.

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It was a gsxr1000 hahahah

He got kicked out for threatening one of the board members along with wreckless behavior.
Typical...haha

No offense to the GSXR owners here. I've also met some great guys and racers on GSXR's....but let's be honest, there's a reason for the stereotype
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And I'd bet that guy was probably not even as fast as the top guys on the little bikes, like Madama on his R3! lol

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Nobody's that busy that they can't free up a weekend every now and then.
+1. I get so busy it has cost me my health, friends, relationships... Still made it to the track all the sessions I wanted to last year. BS excuse.
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And I'd bet that guy was probably not even as fast as the top guys on the little bikes, like Madama on his R3! lol
Towards the end he started running 1:53s (fast) and that s1000rr racer's best time was a 1:50.

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I've encountered very few.
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I removed the video because I dont want to encourage others to give this guy views.

- Any douche who buys a supersport and determines a modular helmet to be a smart decision deserves to stay on the street.
- There are certain insurance providers who cover track crashes, especially if the track day org is a "school".
- As already mentioned, leathers aren't a requirement for beginners.
- Dude is worried about knee pucks when I know for a fact he has a 3" strip of unused rubber on his tire
- This is a perfect example of the "Y" generation at work. Excuse Excuse Excuse. Just say you dont want to go to the track. Trying to justify anything else proves your ignorance.
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Some people don't want to do the track until they are ready. My buddy who I am going with that has the ninja 650 said he was not ready his first year. It is just a comfort thing for some people.

Now most of the reasons this guy is giving(video) are narrow minded and nonsensical. Money I still can't see as that much of an excuse. I know I'm about to get flack but hear me out. Every day we make decisions based on money. Cigarettes add up, does he go to starbucks for a coffee or mcdonalds 99 cent coffee's? Does he eat out often or make stuff at home.. etc. I think if you really wanted to go to the track you would be able to get the money for it (even just for one session or a couple).

Now I know people will be like well what if xx isn't working or has a bad job etc. Lets go back to the other points of how often does x go out, spend money on other things. GUYS I GOT THE IPHONE!, oh wait now I got the NEWER IPHONE! See what im saying? If you saved enough money to buy your motorcycle, it is a fraction of that to go for a track day. Drive WELL BELOW your skill level and you will not have an issue. As long as you are taking proper care of your bike you should not have any problems with that either. You don't need to do 90 around the t

okay rant over... bring it on.
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Some people don't want to do the track until they are ready. My buddy who I am going with that has the ninja 650 said he was not ready his first year. It is just a comfort thing for some people.

Now most of the reasons this guy is giving(video) are narrow minded and nonsensical. Money I still can't see as that much of an excuse. I know I'm about to get flack but hear me out. Every day we make decisions based on money. Cigarettes add up, does he go to starbucks for a coffee or mcdonalds 99 cent coffee's? Does he eat out often or make stuff at home.. etc. I think if you really wanted to go to the track you would be able to get the money for it (even just for one session or a couple).

Now I know people will be like well what if xx isn't working or has a bad job etc. Lets go back to the other points of how often does x go out, spend money on other things. GUYS I GOT THE IPHONE!, oh wait now I got the NEWER IPHONE! See what im saying? If you saved enough money to buy your motorcycle, it is a fraction of that to go for a track day. Drive WELL BELOW your skill level and you will not have an issue. As long as you are taking proper care of your bike you should not have any problems with that either. You don't need to do 90 around the t

okay rant over... bring it on.
This is wild speculation, but I am guessing he is financing his bike, which may explain his fixation on insurance. But he just may not be aware that people actually put money away so it will accumulate into a pile that equals the cost of a trackday.
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Best argument for track days: One track day is usually less than a speeding ticket.

I mean, there are LOTS of arguments for track days, but if you're looking at money, that has to be the number one thing you could tell a rider who likes to ride too fast on the street.

Money for gear is tricky. As mentioned, some beginner level classes allow for textile suits. If one is patient, you can usually put together a leather 2-piece suit on ebay for very cheap. Most riders already have a decent leather jacket with a zipper for pants.

For me, I've never been to a track day primarily because my motorcycle was my single source of transportation back in the day. Now I have a bike that is essentially a toy that wasn't very expensive to begin with. I still need to redo the fork seals and the valve cover gasket for me to feel good about taking it to a track, but it is definitely in the plans.
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This is wild speculation, but I am guessing he is financing his bike, which may explain his fixation on insurance. But he just may not be aware that people actually put money away so it will accumulate into a pile that equals the cost of a trackday.
Meh...financing is still no reason. My 1198 was financed and it became an actual race bike after 1 year of owning it lol. So I was the oddball that had no liability insurance on his bike, but had collision and comprehensive, because it was a financed bike that was only used on the track.

So no coverage while riding on a race track for me, but I still have it when it's in the trailer on the way to/from the track, or at home, or in case of theft, fire, etc. Turns out that route is a good way to do it, so I've been doing that on all my current bikes even though they're not financed.

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Best argument for track days: One track day is usually less than a speeding ticket.

I mean, there are LOTS of arguments for track days, but if you're looking at money, that has to be the number one thing you could tell a rider who likes to ride too fast on the street.
Yep, that's a good one. I tried so many times to convince a guy from work who used to ride a CBR600 to come out to the track and he kept saying that he wanted to but the cost of doing it was the problem. I even used that argument and many others, and was never able to convince him. In the end can't really argue if he really has no money.

Then one day he tells me he got pulled over on his bike and got a ticket. So I asked him how much did he go over and how much did it cost. He said he was clocked at 26 over (I think 66 in a 40 or 76 in a 50, can't remember for sure) and it ended up being like $250. I told him that around here I pay about $160-180 for a track day and I get to go WAY faster than that all the time...in fact the average speed per lap at my local tracks is somewhere in the 75-85 mph range depending on your pace. He didn't have much to say to that...he knew I was right

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