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Hi all, I am sort of new here and also the owner of a 2003 Honda CBR 600RR. What my question is, is this. What is the best way for a newbie like me to get some track experience, classes ,etc.. so I can begin enjoying my bike the way it was meant to be ridden?

Thank you in advance for your answers.
 

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Check with any local track like Brainard and look at their calender of events. You should find plenty of groups offering track days. If this info isn't listed on the calender just call the track and they will very likely be able to give you contact #'s. Then go to the track day groups web site and sign up.

Once you sign up it's really as simple as showing up with protective gear and doing 10 minutes of track prep like duct taping over lights, speedo, and mirrors (or removing the mirrors completely). Check your tire pressure for 31/31 and hit it.

JUST DO IT, 99.999% likely to never regret getting into track days
 

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My only hesitation of going to the track for the first time is I'm not sure how ppl react to a first timer. Are people at the track generally receptive of noobs?

Anybody in here go to track days in the Milwaukee, WI area? I'd love to take a track/racining orientated class too.
 

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bittersweetryan said:
My only hesitation of going to the track for the first time is I'm not sure how ppl react to a first timer. Are people at the track generally receptive of noobs?
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Yup, like racers, there's usualy more than a few riders willing to help...

Look at this way..everyone was new to track riding at some point..:D
 

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Thanks for the information! How much work is it to prepare my street bike for the track and vise versa or is there a thread already about this?
 

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bittersweetryan said:
Thanks for the information! How much work is it to prepare my street bike for the track and vise versa or is there a thread already about this?
Depends on the org...some require more prep than others...usually it's minimal...taping the headlights, blinkers..removing your lic. plate...make sure your bike Doesn't leak any fluids, that all the fasteners are tight and that your tires are new, or near new and properly inflated. Some require that you Not have any Coolant in the system, you can easily flush it, and replace with distilled water, and water wetter.. http://www.redlineoil.com/products_coolant.asp some require you to safety wire the oil filter, which is easily done with a hose clamp, and some light guage wire.

My recomendation is, remove anything you would want to have to replace if you fall down, i.e. blinkers, tail light, ect..Oh, and pull the fuse so your lights don't come on..
 

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bittersweetryan said:
My only hesitation of going to the track for the first time is I'm not sure how ppl react to a first timer. Are people at the track generally receptive of noobs?

Anybody in here go to track days in the Milwaukee, WI area? I'd love to take a track/racining orientated class too.
I go to Blackhawk Farms a few times a year. Autobahn Country Club is nice too.

I'm pretty sure Keith Code is coming out to both of those track and maybe even Road America. Check the California Superbike School web site for times and locations.
 
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