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Trackdays can be a lot of fun.
It's nice to run around in a non-race environment and just work on things. During AFM practice the groups can have 60 bikes on the grid, and it can get a bit hairy. Most of my trackday time is spent by myself working on things, and when I do encounter somebody it's usually easy to get past them, because if an EX500 is catching you it's because you're slow in the corners.

Attached is a picture of Turn 2 as Infineon Raceway (Sears Pt) Up hill, off camber, blind right hander. Get it right, and you get a great drive toward 3, get it wrong and you feel like your parked in rush hour traffic. I think I got it right 3 times in 40 or so laps!


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Man I wish I could try that out. I was gunning for this summer trying a track day, but at the moment it looks like my money will be tied up elsewhere. Poop.
 

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That's a great photograph!!
Looks like you know what you're doing.
 

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Do the lower fairings have to be put on w/ nylon tie straps?
 

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That there is the old, "I donno where the screw is... oh well, zip tie it is then..." trick. I've got two of those on my CBR as well... except i tore the rubber gromet...
 

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MrSciTrek said:
Do the lower fairings have to be put on w/ nylon tie straps?
Have too... well no. Or maybe yes in my case. The Airtech race lower fairing didn't line up with the bolt holes in the radiator. I think that on a stock bike there's an additional bracket in there someplace.
 

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nice shot, Mick. I got some shots alot like that one at a similar corner at VIR... same kinda on to off-camber downhill turn, a little like a reverse Laguna corkscrew, but not nearly as intense of a drop.

http://w1.bikepics.com/pics/2006/04/20/bikepics-569136-800.jpg
http://w1.bikepics.com/pics/2006/04/20/bikepics-569135-800.jpg
http://w1.bikepics.com/pics/2006/04/20/bikepics-569134-800.jpg

playing w/ body positioning, really leading w/ my body & stickin my head way out ;)

And I hole heartedly agree that trackdays are terriffic for anyone of any skill level, beginner to racer.
 

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whats a good way to find local track days?
 

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find a club/company that organizes events for you.

in southern, IN; I don't know what tracks are close by. I know Putnam is west of Indy by about 40 miles, but not how close that is to you.

www.sportbiketracktime.com and www.nesba.com will list the tracks they ride.

Team Pro-Motion may get that far west, but I'm not sure. www.apex2apex.com is based out of MI i think. Not sure they ride near you.

what I did is find TRACKS near me, and look at their event schedules to see what motorcycle track clubs were scheduled. NESBA is my favorite group. STT is also good, but didn't quite fit me right. try 'em all.
 
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