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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-2002, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wrecked?

all I have talked to about there track days have shared with me a story or two about wrecking? Does it happen to all track riders? Do you take care as i think most would with a wrecked bike?
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all I have talked to about there track days have shared with me a story or two about wrecking? Does it happen to all track riders? Do you take care as i think most would with a wrecked bike?
i crashed twice while riding on the track. both times in the rain, both times in the first part of the corner. one time i didn't get on the throttle fast enough and push the front-end, the other time i pulled the brakes too hard and locked them up.

it doesn't happen to all, but most end up going down at some point. it all depends on how hard you want to push.

i'm not sure what you mean with the last part. but i bought my racebike as a bike with crash damage. i fixed it post-crash and it doesn't bother me to ride one that has been crashed. i rather ride a bike that was wrecked, less worries.

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thanks for the reply, what i meant by the last part was that some of the people i have talked to say that they dropped the bike else where and claim it on there insurance, is this pretty common?
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thanks for the reply, what i meant by the last part was that some of the people i have talked to say that they dropped the bike else where and claim it on there insurance, is this pretty common?
I don't know if it's a common practic, but the old saying goes....If ya wanna play, ya gotta pay...Insurance rates are skyrocketing, why be a part of the problem..?

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I think I see where you're coming from. I have never crashed my STREET bike on the track, but let me tell you, when your daily ride (944 Turbo) nails the Budweiser sign @ PIR, (cough cough) you can bet that insurance covers it.

But really, at a trackday, I wouldn't worry about crashing your bike. Most insurance companies are pretty good about track mishaps as long as there is no cash prize at the end of it.

Track days are not race days. Ride at the speed you feel comfortable with. Don't get involved with the sqiuds who think that a track day is a RACE day. Just go at your own pace, and you'll be okay. If you have any other questions about track performance, etc. call me @ 480.430.6362.
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Most track days are listed as rider education and are covered by most insurance companies. I know of a women who crashed numerous times and each time it was covered in full. As Tony stated crashing is part of it. I rode for 5 years of track and just fell the last time out. Crashing happens but it not like every track event is a crashfest. We get a few, 3 or 4 crashes per event. Sometimes we can go through a weekend without a crash, other times you seem to be happening a lot. Use you head and ride at your limit and you'll do fine. Don't woory about crashing because that's not where your head should be.
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