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The Greatest Track Day

Old 10-10-2009, 06:00 PM
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Default The Greatest Track Day

So today was my first track day....it was AMAZING. Started out slow, then moved a little faster and faster. It was at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ, and ran on the Lightning track.

By mid-aternoon, we were runnin full speed, hitting the straights at 120+. I'll def. be doing another track day soon. I'll post up some pics later.
Old 10-10-2009, 06:07 PM
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join the club, its going to be your new addiction
Old 10-11-2009, 12:43 AM
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That is a nice track, ive been to a few races there but i havent gotten my bike on it yet. I am planing on getting some new tires next season and going out for a day.
Old 10-11-2009, 10:09 AM
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this was just one of the many bikes that i admired.
Old 10-11-2009, 11:42 AM
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Congrats...glad you had a good time. It's very addicting being able to go as fast as you want without worrying about cagers or tickets.
Old 10-11-2009, 01:15 PM
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Can you give some more info about your size and suspension set up, I am 6' and 220 pounds, just got my 02 cbr f4i, working on it to make it track only, I am not planning on spending money for aftermarket parts, I will keep it stock and see how it is going to feel on the track.
Old 10-12-2009, 08:05 AM
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i'm 5'8" and 175 lbs. you want your rear suspension set harder than your front to keep your fronn tyre comming up and make it easier to preload the front forks for a turn. your whole suspension should be set harder than stock cause you're not looking at potholes and cracks in the road. but how it gets set up is dependant on how the bike feels to you and how your riding style is. There are certain places that can set up your suspension close to you, but depending on your feedback from the bike depends on how "perfect" you can get the bike set up.
Old 10-12-2009, 12:15 PM
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Ahh yes...the trackday rush. Its great. :-) Congrats on your first trackday. Now, add a line to your budget for further trackdays. ;-D
Old 10-12-2009, 12:25 PM
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ha ha - another victim of the addiction!

My thread is over in the F4 section - but basically the same bikes:

I agree with the comments - the bike needs to be completely re-sprung, and you'll find that out the fast you go.
Old 10-12-2009, 12:33 PM
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Excited to try this some day. My local track recently started bike trackdays on the fresh road track. I need leathers and boots. I know I can rent, but I'm willing to make the investment. Eventually, that is. Just bought a house...

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