New. Just bought my first bike.

Discussion in 'Sportbike Track Girl' started by Madi-Lou, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. steve802cc

    steve802cc Knows an apex

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    Obviously Vern types faster than me:thumb:
     
  2. steve802cc

    steve802cc Knows an apex

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    Nice! I think you had some of us worried you were just going to show up having never ridden a motorcycle.
     
  3. Madi-Lou

    Madi-Lou FNG

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    HA I understand! I will make sure I do all of my homework before I show up to a track day. Also, my husband won't let me go out there until I'm comfortable riding and maneuvering enough to at least stay out of other peoples way. If the day comes for me to load up and come to a track day and I still suck or I'm timid... I'll still be happy to help Stu prep his gear and have sammaches made at lunch.
     
  4. TLR67

    TLR67 Knee dragger
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    Tally is a perfect track for your first time... Sign up for the June weekend now... It will sell out for sure... just for the Party!
     
  5. FastGuy68

    FastGuy68 Lean angle baby!!

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    I agree with TLR67, that's a great 1st bike. Good luck and remember it's all about the "FUN" don't get stressed out I will make a great track day not so fun. :thumb:
     
  6. Madi-Lou

    Madi-Lou FNG

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    Bought Little Tally! I'll be working on everything til then. Thanks! I just want to go out and have fun- I'm not trying out for AMA... Just lookin to stay on the bike and out of the way. :cheer:
     
  7. flylikechris

    flylikechris Wait, how tall are you?

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    You're doing it right. I had to unlearn so many street habits that were holding me back on the track. You'll be coming in with a completely open mind and no bad habits. Very cool.. Have fun
     
  8. VernLux

    VernLux Knows an apex
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    That's maybe about the only thing that I'm faster at! :bounce:
     
  9. Black Mamba

    Black Mamba Go Slow in Slow Corners and Fast in Fast Corners!
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    Welcome & congrats on the new ride!!
     
  10. Jramsey8258

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    Nice bike. Just remember to have fun, listen/do what the instructors say, and ride your own ride. Welcome to the addiction.
     
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  11. Whitney Arnold

    Whitney Arnold Run it wide. The grass is a safe place.

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    Hope to meet you two at Tally. Look for the pink sharpie marker bike.
     
  12. Boarider

    Boarider n00b

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    I'd say at least ride out and get her to sit in on the riders meetings in Novice.
     
  13. skidooboy

    skidooboy titainum plate tester

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    welcome to the addiction, get ready for both of your budgets to get blown. those that ride together stay together, for sure. the wife and I, and several other riding couples that attend track days, can attest to that. EVERYTHING COSTS DOUBLE WITH COUPLES RIDING TOGETHER :D

    when one needs maintainence, they both do. when one upgrades, they both do. ect....

    it is fun being with the one you love most in life, you cant replace that.

    with that being said, taking the MSF class prior is a good start. what i would also recommend is praticing on your own, like you are doing now but, i would look for a smaller bike, like a pit bike, or small dirt bike, and learn the basics of hand clutch, foot shift, hand brake, foot brake, looking where you want to go, turning, counter steering, braking, accelerating, looking through turns, ect... on a smaller more managable unit.

    this will save you frustration, and the bike falling down. if you crash the current bike, it may break your heart, and hurt yourself and your wallet a bit more, than if you crash a 500-1000 little plastic dirt bike.

    practicing on the dirt will help you when you encounter dirt, sand, water, ect... while riding a street/track bike. it is ALOT EASIER to go from learning in the dirt to learning street, than the opposite. traction limitation is learned in the dirt ALOT faster than on the street. and when you "learn" it on the street, it will "cost" you alot more than the dirt learning.

    again, welcome to the addiction, hopefully we may see you at Barber in october. Ski
     
  14. newleaf

    newleaf What's an apex?

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    my wife has an '07 and loves it. I should put it back together this season.

    it is VERY spirited. that bike will get away from you quickly and especially quickly w/a 1/4 turn throttle (if that is what you have). I have some motion pro cams that will slow down the twist (if they fit); we'll be at tally. you don't want to start track riding worrying about too much throttle.

    re: MSF
    they may teach you some things that are more applicable to street riding than tracks. keep an open mind and you'll be fine.

    I saw the bike ad. y'all did well. you'll need very little if anything for a while.
     
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  15. Dragunslayer

    Dragunslayer Asphalt Surfer

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    Welcome to the fold you will love it. I know I am having more fun than I thought possible.
     
  16. R6 Forever

    R6 Forever Need more Grattan

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    Welcome to the madness of track days!
     
  17. Madi-Lou

    Madi-Lou FNG

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  18. J_Copeland

    J_Copeland n00b

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    Congrats on the bike !



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  19. Madi-Lou

    Madi-Lou FNG

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    Cool! Can't wait. ( I loved your bike when I saw it at Barber. )

    -Madi
     
  20. Tacmedic

    Tacmedic Rides with no training wheels

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