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Offline stu

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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2018, 10:42:49 PM »
Ive got twin arrows as well myself. I am quite worried whether they would pass for a trackday. Whats the limit on your day? I would get yourself tested ASAP so you can deal with it if you need to.
I would recommend taping up your speedo its not a good reference on your first trackday. 
If its a nice sunny day I would reduce both my tyres to 30 cold as a starting point. Can easily go to a garage to pump them up to get home

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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2018, 11:17:49 PM »
Worrying about Tyre pressures maybe a bit of an overkill for us noobs- (sorry Andy im just talking about myself) but its like 15-20 minute sessions and were hardly going to be going balls deep 😂
But yeah il drop it a few psi, 34r 32f for me I think
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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2018, 02:46:44 AM »
Make sure you Hock a monster wobbly clutch dump wheelie on the pit exit. This will enamour you with the track Marshalls.  They just love that sort of stuff if it looks like you are really trying.

But seriously, as you exit leave a gap between the next guy and keep that gap.  Let people pass and let them go even if you have to slow. But don't move out of the way suddenly as there may be a 2nd chap going for the other side. 

As above don't get sucked into following.   

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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2018, 09:07:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by greyhound81 [+]
Worrying about Tyre pressures maybe a bit of an overkill for us noobs- (sorry Andy im just talking about myself) but its like 15-20 minute sessions and were hardly going to be going balls deep 😂
But yeah il drop it a few psi, 34r 32f for me I think

I dropped to 30-30 cold on M7RR with no abnormal wear aside from both slides needing replacement.
No warmers used :) . Pumped with foot pump up at the end yesterday and rode it home from Silverstone on road pressures.

I wouldn't be running the tyres at road temperature as within minutes the PSI will be much higher. Noting I can get tyres 7PSI higher (checked via Triumphs Tyre Pressure Monitoring) on road alone that's going to cook on track.
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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2018, 10:19:40 AM »
There will be a tyre specialist at the event in one of the pit garages. Talk to them and they'll sort you out.


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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2018, 08:19:40 PM »
Wow, just watched the video. Why did he say remember to bring your license? Its a private track  :005:

Is it easy to pass your test these days lol

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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2018, 10:01:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stewarty [+]
Wow, just watched the video. Why did he say remember to bring your license? Its a private track  :005:

Is it easy to pass your test these days lol
If you dont bring your licence you wont be allowed out on track. How else would they know if youve ever ridden a bike before in your life?

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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2018, 11:14:02 PM »
 :001: Think theyd find out at the first corner  :008:  :305:

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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2018, 09:26:30 AM »
 Geez I know a bunch of people who have never ridden on the road that you wouldn't see until they lapped you again and disappeared again.

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Re: First track day booked
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2018, 10:37:07 PM »
Some good points, I just did my first track day today at Cadwell. I forgot my licence but I was able to show it to them online through the licence check code. You just need your licence number and NI number which luckily I knew anyway.

I wasnt the slowest, but there were loads of faster riders in the novice group. I think a few experienced riders sneaked into the novice as there were far fewer people in it.

Took my time and just worked on improving my confidence and skills. Managed to reduce my chicken strips anyway. Think I could have done with lower pressures though as my tyre is a bit ragged.

All in all, was a good time on track, bike was great and I'm looking forward to the next one!

 


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