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Me too wanna learn from you!!! But me over 40 liao.. Got 4 kids.. So please slow slow ok.. :cheeky:

 

Just fyi, i learn alot from watching utube vids...like as follows

 

Vid of a fast rider at pg

 

 

Vid of my riding buddy

First time ride with him

 

 

Riding is a passion. Just have fun.

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Sure bro. I can teach u.

Teach u the route from jb shell to the pg using the new route.

Been to pg abt 5-6 times already. I remember t route no worries.

We go to pg from shell jb not too fast. Not too slow slow.

 

At the track, i'll ask t marshall to wear TP uniform and stand at turn 2 with radar gun and camera.

U will instantly close throttle and brake.

Slow slow also.

 

40 yrs old still riding track. That nice.

Me 35+ yurs old big size body sometimes think to myself, i'm better suit to ride harley.

Huk huk huk..

 

are you planning to go PG this w/k ?? If you do plz take me too. 9656-0005

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Haha.. I think I know who that is....

Would that be Amba? Or someone else?

 

Anyway MJ long time no see. I haven't been to PG for years and already don't know the way there anymore.

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Hello fellow more experienced bros, i came across this thread as i was searching for more information on Pasir Gudang.

 

A little background, i grew up watching motogp and have been a Rossi supporter since sec1and am now near 30... hahaha...

 

Recently got my 2b about 5mths back and bought a SP. Haven't really done anything to it yet in terms of setting up the bike for track. Have only been using it for normal transport around SG, but am itching to give track a try.

 

I read with avid interest that some bros here suggested that before the track session, to change out the tyres, set up the suspension, change engine oil etc. My first question is, do i need to change out the tyres if i only got a BT39 pair for 4months and have only been using for normal road riding?

 

Second question is, will it be a good idea to ride up to PG on the SP then proceed to try the track?

 

What other advice can any bro give regarding actual riding on the track? stick to inside lining or outside lining if going slow? What are the kind of speeds that novice riders like me are expected to hit for straights and corners? Any further maintenance tips?

 

As for safety, i think for my first time there, i will probably not get racing suits as they are really expensive. I will be sporting knee guards, army boots, jeans, long sleeved t-shirt with leather jacket and gloves, full-face helmet too. Will these be enough?

 

Thanks in advance to anyone able to share more info. =)

RIDE.

 

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2015 - current : Honda CBR600RR

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My first question is, do i need to change out the tyres if i only got a BT39 pair for 4months and have only been using for normal road riding?

 

Tyres should be suitable for track use, and not worn out. thats the only two important things about tyres.

 

i dont know whether BT39 is suitable for track use, i dont even know what 2b tyres are suitable for track. if you use a pure road tyre that is actually not suitable for track, what may happen is that on track your tyre temperature gets above its optimum and you end up losing grip. not a good idea.

 

as for the 4 months thing, well whether your tyres are worn depends on its surface, not how long you've used it.

 

Second question is, will it be a good idea to ride up to PG on the SP then proceed to try the track?

 

as a concept, i see nothing wrong with the idea. provided you prep yourself and your bike like everyone else. the prep is all the same whether you on big bike or small.

 

As for safety, i think for my first time there, i will probably not get racing suits as they are really expensive. I will be sporting knee guards, army boots, jeans, long sleeved t-shirt with leather jacket and gloves, full-face helmet too. Will these be enough?

 

when you say 'leather jacket', you mean fashion leather jacket or armoured riding leather jacket? if fashion jacket, flat out 'no'. invest $200 in a lower-end armoured mesh jacket.

 

as for the rest of your attire (assuming jacket is armoured), you just described the minimum attire for them to allow you on track. i will admit my attire last time was like that too. will they let you go on track? yes. is it enough? depends how hard you crash.

 

but don't let my last answer put you off. protect yourself against a crash, but crashing is not as common as it sounds.

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It's true: it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow. Admittedly, though... It is MOST fun to ride a fast bike fast!

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Hi phelan77 and mechwira, thank you for the very informative pointers. Thank you mahuberani for the pm too. I guess i'm not quite ready yet for track then. I'm someone who prefers to be overprepared than underprepared. Shall save up for more protective gears first and read more, view more videos, and set up bike before trying out. Hehe...

 

Anyone able to share a good place to do bike set up? Like suspension, shocks, carb tuning etc? I havent done any tuning since i got the bike.

RIDE.

 

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2015 - current : Honda CBR600RR

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Shall save up for more protective gears first and read more, view more videos, and set up bike before trying out. Hehe...

 

Anyone able to share a good place to do bike set up? Like suspension, shocks, carb tuning etc? I havent done any tuning since i got the bike.

 

for track, all that is necessary is that all of your bike is in proper working condition. nothing worn out, nothing faulty, nothing leaking anywhere, etc.

 

'setting up your bike' is not necessary. furthermore, correct me if i'm wrong but the SP does not even come with adjustable shocks, wats there to set up? all you can adjust is rear spring pre-load, which is purely about how much the bike should sag when you sit on it, and front fork height, which i strongly advice against fiddling with.

 

back in my 2b days, had a fren who dropped his SP forks down lower, and i also see other SP's doing like that. apparently its more 'racing-like' and therefore 'better', but nobody could give me good explanation of why 'better' other than 'more racing-like'.

 

then when i entered class 2, had another couple of frens diligently go donno which mechanic for shock tuning. happily quote the mechanic, "top dial is to adjust 'top force', bottom dial adjust 'bottom force', but the 'top and bottom force' cannot be same because then the force cannot escape and the fork will break". no kidding. i couldn believe the nonsense they were spouting, and then refuse to accept my proper explanation of how shocks work since "i was not a mechanic".

 

so forget setting up your bike. use all the money for protective gear, if track is your real end-goal.

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It's true: it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow. Admittedly, though... It is MOST fun to ride a fast bike fast!

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I see... Very convincing advice you have written. Some people i have spoke to outside were saying need to set up bike etc, and i guess it may be necessary for those serious tracksters (i mean if there is science behind adjusting car suspension and shocks and stuff, i believe there's something similar for bike racing). But of course, for first timer and probably future casual trackster like me, especially on an SP and looking to upgrade soon, it's prolly not necessary to do such things. And yep, u're right that SP rear shocks are not adjustable.

 

Will save up to get my protective gears first then do a top servicing then see if i'm free to go up to PG one of the weekdays! Dont think i should go on weekend as i will probably be a trackhogger with my novice slow speed.

RIDE.

 

2012 - 2015: Honda NSR150SP

2015 - current : Honda CBR600RR

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I see... Very convincing advice you have written. Some people i have spoke to outside were saying need to set up bike etc, and i guess it may be necessary for those serious tracksters (i mean if there is science behind adjusting car suspension and shocks and stuff, i believe there's something similar for bike racing). But of course, for first timer and probably future casual trackster like me, especially on an SP and looking to upgrade soon, it's prolly not necessary to do such things. And yep, u're right that SP rear shocks are not adjustable.

 

Will save up to get my protective gears first then do a top servicing then see if i'm free to go up to PG one of the weekdays! Dont think i should go on weekend as i will probably be a trackhogger with my novice slow speed.

 

For two stroke bike like SP. Do put in a bit of 2t in yur tank by premixing with t fuel. So that yur piston wont jam. Due to high rev.

'll b using my st200 to show u around if u r free.

 

8-)

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