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Old July 3rd @ 09:20 pm   #11
From: NLV

Motorcycle: 2012 YAMAHA R1
fellow riders i really do appreciate the knowledge and advice. i will have a look at the links and such, gain confidence and move mountains. thanks again.

Old July 4th @ 12:30 am   #12
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: Yamaha R6
Dosent matter what you ride. If u can't controlled it and. In case of a get off your not gunna total it in a parking lot. Chuck it off the road side n take out a hard rail n ur really fucked. Matt ud understand when u up grade. The 250 can't get away from you this i know from experiance.
Old July 4th @ 12:32 am   #13
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: Yamaha R6
And Dk. I'll try n make it. I'll keep you posted
Old July 4th @ 07:09 am   #14
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
I would agree with E & Pat...the track is definitely where you want to do your practicing. It's a controlled environment and you have instructors to help you out with any questions you mioght have and show you the proper way to corner and do other things (body positioning, especially) and such.

I know it costs money and sometimes that really sucks, but in the end, it's really worth it and you have a blast. Especially when you end up going with friends from a site like SCS because they will help you out as well and it's great to sit and chat and such in between sessions. That is, if you aren't taking a New Rider's School with the track day which I strongly suggest. Most track day organizations make you take it if you have never been on the track before and it's a good thing.

All it does is help you out. It's not meant to harm or embarrass you in any way. Hell, I've been through a few New Rider Schools just because it was a year or so in between each of my track days, so I said screw it and took the school again. It definitely didn't hurt me and helped me recall my skills and in each class, I learned a lil something new.

Anyway, that's my soapbox. I'll go back to lurking now.

Just please be careful and remember, you CAN practice corning at a LOW SPEED. You don't have to be hauling ass through the lake to practice corning. I also agree about doing it in a big, empty parking lot as well. Less chances of additional injuries.
Old July 4th @ 11:48 am   #15
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
Sam, get with me and I'll explain everything you'll need to know about getting on the track. THAT truly is where you want to work on improving your skills. Oh, and one more thing...we're not the only ones that view these forums, so I'd think twice about posting that you're going to the lake to work on your cornering. That implies that you'll be riding aggressively. John Law might be watching these boards too and will know exactly when and where to sit and bust people. You're just going RIDING my man. You can explain the rest at the riders meeting at the meet up spot prior to heading out.
Old July 4th @ 12:43 pm   #16
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2009 Honda CBR600RR & 2007 Honda VFR800
Old July 4th @ 12:47 pm   #17
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
Learned more in one track day about myself and my bike then I ever did in 7 years of riding and parking lot pimping/classes.

Edit - cost for track day to get started was about 500 bucks. 350 for track suit, 70 for boots and 80 for lil beefier gloves..

After that you just pay track day fees - 100-250 bucks for the day.

So essentially like any sport it costs a little bit to get started. But once you are there. Its just about paying for the track day.

Last edited by ars0n750; July 4th at 12:57 pm.
Old July 4th @ 01:10 pm   #18
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin, NV

Motorcycle: 2009 GSXR-1000
You can also rent all the leathers, boots and gloves depending on what track day organization you go with! +1 with arson!
Old July 5th @ 11:59 am   #19
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From: nlv

Motorcycle: 2008 gsxr
If i get my bike back from the paint shop ill go...its still getting painted from the big ass dent i put in it
Old July 7th @ 03:43 pm   #20
From: NLV

Motorcycle: 2012 YAMAHA R1
ok fellow riders...sorry for such short notice. tomorrow morning beat the heat calville bay run maybe all the way up to overtpn/logandale, hit up the diner for bfast, gas up and make our way back. meet up at 0630 k/u 0645 chevron on lake mead and hollywood. hope to see everyone there

bay, calville

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