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Hi all. I was thinking of trying out how it feels like on the track. Don't plan to go super fast or anything, just want to try out.

Toured quite a few times with my bike but i lack khakis to join me on track lol. Have some gears but lack a suit.

 

Was thinking, is it viable to head down pasir gudang alone? It seems easy enough to reach in google maps. haha.

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if you've gone touring, i dun think you'd have any probs getting there.

 

but once you're there, without a buddy to show you wat its like round the track, you might be lost. and being your first time, you have to consider wats your contingency if you do take a fall. best if theres a fren to help. i mean, sure you can say u not gonna chiong and all, and yeah chances are you will not fall, but seriously the "BMW corner" followed by the downslope turn will catch you out the first time even going slow.

 

just look around the forum and join up any group thats going, dats my advice. my first track visit was also with fellow forumers whom i just met, which was the CBR600RR group of 6 years ago. great to make new frens this way, and it was a lot less pressure having 'veterans' teach you all the important things.

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Yup. I second that. It's better to go with at least a friend either touring or going track. Coz u nv know wad will happen. :)

 

Have fun at track !

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Seems interesting, been thinking of doing it also. Do you guys bring track tyres or just use the stock ones from your bike? Don't really want to spend a bomb since just wanted to get the experience of being on a track.

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Seems interesting, been thinking of doing it also. Do you guys bring track tyres or just use the stock ones from your bike? Don't really want to spend a bomb since just wanted to get the experience of being on a track.

 

very few ppl bring seperate track tyres, unless you're coming on a pick-up truck with your bike and track tyres secured. i've heard of it, but never seen it done.

 

personally, i use track/road tyres. the michelin pilot power 2CT is a great example, fantastic on the road and suitable for casual track riding. it will be more than enough for track newbies; only veterans may find it is not enough, in which case you wouldn be asking about tyres in the first place. another example of track/road tyres is my current pirelli rosso corsa; again, fantastic on the road, but i haven tried it on track coz i stopped visiting track for a couple of years already.

 

some others, typically track veterans, opt for 'road legal track tyres'. an example is the michelin power one. such tyres are actually pure track tyres, with very minimal tread pattern cut purely to make it barely road legal. the sole purpose of the tread pattern is to make it legal for you to ride to the track with the tyres; they're not really intended for the road. be warned though that even though they're technically road-legal, they're actually not suitable for the roads coz you'll never generate enough heat in them on the road to get them to their actual operating temperature. if you're an amateur track visitor and use your bike regularly on the road, stick to the previous category i mentioned.

 

i dont recommend using pure road tyres or sport touring tyres like pirelli rosso 2 or bridgestone bt-021 or bt-014. most jap sportsbikes come with such tyres as standard. they're designed for sporty riding on the road. even if you're an amateur track visitor and dun plan to chiong, you must understand that the surface of the track is very abrasive and far rougher than ordinary road tarmac. you will confirm generate significantly more heat in the tyres than even aggressive riding on the road. this causes the road tyres to lose grip because they're operating above their operating temperature.

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theres no class restriction on track.

 

1) Make sure you get proper gear for yourself.

2) Make sure your bike is in proper condition for the track.

3) Best to have veterans show you the way, especially on how to safely keep away from faster bigger bikes.

4) Be aware that your insurance does not cover track use, and be sure you can financially afford a spill.

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Thanks for the advice!

 

I'll hunt for a suit then. And hunt for a friend too LOL.

 

seems to me that you are running a gsxr600, a supersports is a good platform to start your track vice. I went to sepang on my first track day recently and learnt a couple of things. Allow me to share them with you.

 

1.Always wear the gear which offers you a well rounded protection. Observe that I did not say BEST because frankly what good is spendin $2400 on a suit if you then decide that track is not your vice? And there's no need to get the best alpinestars or dainese suit. They all look the same after the fall.

2.Always plan for the worst, I fell at sepang on the slowest corner on my streetbike and the damage seems minimal, so I continued riding for the rest of the track day. After coming home, the damages amount close to $1k and all that was damaged was the handlebar, rearset and the steering damper mount. So make sure you have enough $$ for repairs.

3.Always go with a decent sports tire. Don't skimp on tires because they are the only point of contact on the road. All that technology and the gizmos on your bike surmount to naught if the tires are crap.

4.Go with a buddy, especially if you are going to pg. That place has been god-forsaken by both the owners and the users alike. If you fall, you will need aid.

 

 

Then enjoy riding. Stay safe. Better to ride home in shame than be the hero for a few minutes then take the tow-truck home with your bike in a unrecognisable state.

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1. Go with new tyres.

2. Make sure your brake pads are new and the brake fluid is fresh.. meaning service the brakes.

3. Make sure the engine oil and coolant is new or at least fresh.

4. Make sure the chain and sprockets are in good condition.

5. Make sure the suspension is set up for your weight.

6. If you can afford it.. never wear a two piece suit.

7. Get enough sleep.

8. Never ride faster than you can handle.. meaning.. don't let your ego control the throttle.

9. Unless you are alone on the track.. never decide to change your lines in the middle of the corner.. or some faster guy is going to slam into your ass.

10. Your bike can go faster than you can ever ride it.. remember this. Its always the rider.. never the bike. Start slow and go from there.

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I'll hunt for a suit then. And hunt for a friend too LOL.

 

JR having some promo. I'd like to try too. Looking for a buddy, if you don't mind someone in late 30s :)

 

To TS, I'm going with some friends on 22 Aug. 1 GSXR600, 1 R6 and 1 Audi A1. It's our second time to the track, you can join us if you want.

 

Would like to join, GSXR750, first timer and very new to manual gears and sportsbike. Going to hunt for some gears too!

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JR having some promo. I'd like to try too. Looking for a buddy, if you don't mind someone in late 30s :)

 

Would like to join, GSXR750, first timer and very new to manual gears and sportsbike. Going to hunt for some gears too!

 

I'm 35++ old. U can join me and my frds. I'm new to track too.

Drop me a pm.

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Damn, I wanna try track too but no time! Maybe after NS which is in about 1 year. lol... and I wanna do it on a small bike in case anything happens, at least its cheaper i.e. repair cost and maintenance.

125 good enough to ride up, track and ride back?

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I've never been on track. But i'm very sure i heard of 125cc on it before. Shouldnt be an issue.

 

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Will people laugh at me if I take a PCX125 to track?

 

You probably need to bring some scooter spares and tools as a safeguard :)

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Will people laugh at me if I take a PCX125 to track?

 

You probably need to bring some scooter spares and tools as a safeguard :)

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like a spare belt?

 

Ya, but I wouldn't recommend to track on a small scooter. It lacks the power to pull away and the brakes to stop in time, things important to avoid an accident. Tmax and above maybe can.

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can i join just to watch? not really into track but would love to just make it a small tour trip and relax one corner there while watching you guys track

speed and be home 5 mins early or 7 days late.

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