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Naperville / Aurora 600rr looking to track

hey guys....

recent owner of a 2006 cbrr; looking to take the bike to the Autobahn thru sportbiketracktime.com . I've joined the site so I'll be doing some work and reaching out to network with everyone here.


I'm trying to learn, join and figure things out by working on:

1. finding a stand for storing the bike in my parents garage
2. track tire deals in Chicagoland
3. leathers, boots, gloves, pads etc
4. figuring out where I can get an oil change without paying $80
5. track deals
6. possible hitch for my car when taking the bike to the track.
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Stand ... There are tons
Buy a set of tires at the track or get some q2's to get started
Search classifieds and eBay for used gear. Upgrade when u fall in love.
Oil change.... Your garage
Track deals.. Pick one =) be sure to sign up on stt forum.
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go to the dainese store in schaumburg for gear.

show up at Mr. Wink's tech day in the spring and we can teach you how to do an oil change. bring your bike.

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weraclassifieds.com for some other track related stuff!!!


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THANK YOU for the responses!
weraclassifieds.com is a great site I never came across.

So I have my 06 600rr since 2009 but recently met my calling which is the track.

Before I go google/ebay/STT away, can you please kick me in the right direction who can help me in the Chicago land area:

1. Get Plastic clip ons for some missing pieces on fairings. I misplaced some plastic clips while changing fairings.

2. Oil Change. I'll definately goto Mr. Wink's tech day but before the season starts, any recommendations other than youtube videos? or anyone in the Aurora/Naperville here that can help? Unfortunately Valley Honda quoted $98 and Craigslist ads are $70-80.

3. Track membership. I'll be watching this forum like a hawk but can anyone share if there are group deals? a contact there that can help?

4. Getting to the track. From my fox valley naperville area im 28.1 miles from the track. Someone suggested riders who can help. Do I just post in another section or do I have to ride with a gym bag with my gear?

5. Track gear. So I have a helmet and motorcycle jacket i use riding on the street. Should I look for anything else other than the below on ebay, craigslist and google.
a. racing suit
b. gloves
c. back protector?
d. boots
e. Inner gear. Theres a lot of stuff online i find like dry fit clothes but whats really recommended? im guessing boxers and a t-shirt wont cut it?

6. Tires. If I invest in tires for the track, can they be used for city riding or do i need a separate pair like winter tires for a car?

7. winter storage. So I keep her in my parents garage... other than a trickle charger and a stand, any further precautions? keep the fuel tank empty? full?

8. frame sliders.

9. Motorcycle show. I plan to go on Feb 12th. Im hoping to look for deals there. anything in particular thats I should keep an eye out for?

Again, I'm actively looking online to figure everything out but if there's someone in the Chicago land area where I can get help on everything, I figure I learn something new and make a connection.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Get Plastic clip ons for some missing pieces on fairings. I misplaced some plastic clips while changing fairings.

Your local or online dealer will be the only place. Fox Valley Cycles is a good place.

2. Oil Change. I'll definately goto Mr. Wink's tech day but before the season starts, any recommendations other than youtube videos? or anyone in the Aurora/Naperville here that can help? Unfortunately Valley Honda quoted $98 and Craigslist ads are $70-80.

Would you really trust your bike maint. to someone on Craig's list to save $20.00?

3. Track membership. I'll be watching this forum like a hawk but can anyone share if there are group deals? a contact there that can help?

Signing up early will allow you get a discount. Buying multiple days at an event saves money as well. This isn't a cheap hobby. Be careful where you cut corners on spending. You typically get what you pay for.

4. Getting to the track. From my fox valley naperville area im 28.1 miles from the track. Someone suggested riders who can help. Do I just post in another section or do I have to ride with a gym bag with my gear?

Someone will probably be able to car pool with you. Just keep looking.

5. Track gear. So I have a helmet and motorcycle jacket i use riding on the street. Should I look for anything else other than the below on ebay, craigslist and google.
a. racing suit
b. gloves
c. back protector?
d. boots
e. Inner gear. Theres a lot of stuff online i find like dry fit clothes but whats really recommended? im guessing boxers and a t-shirt wont cut it?

I would not ride with anything less then great gear! No ebay off brands. You get what you pay for here. Don't skimp. 1 or 2 piece leather suit. Racing boots and full gauntlet gloves and a spine protector. If you don't find one, I have one you can use. Tested plenty of times

6. Tires. If I invest in tires for the track, can they be used for city riding or do i need a separate pair like winter tires for a car?

Your best bet for pricing is probably track side. Can't get much easier then that.

7. winter storage. So I keep her in my parents garage... other than a trickle charger and a stand, any further precautions? keep the fuel tank empty? full?

Disconnect the battery or put it on a trickle charger. Top off the tank, add fuel stabilizer and run for a few minutes to get it circulated through the system.

8. frame sliders.

They're typically going to do more harm then good when you need them. If the bike tips over, they might help a little. If you crash on track, the bike slides to the grass and the sliders usually help it flip, doing more damage then if it slid in the grass. There's a reason you won't see them on pro team bikes.

9. Motorcycle show. I plan to go on Feb 12th. Im hoping to look for deals there. anything in particular thats I should keep an eye out for?

Whatever you are looking for.

Again, I'm actively looking online to figure everything out but if there's someone in the Chicago land area where I can get help on everything, I figure I learn something new and make a connection.

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Oil Change- Have you ever done an oil change on a car before? Similiar concept.
Go to store and pick up an oil called "Rotella T". I know lots of people debate using motorcycle specific oil which is very expensive, but I know a lot of people and people that race, use Rotella T. It's usually about $13-$15 for a 5 quart jug. You can get a filter anywhere. Dealer or auto parts store. Should be another $5.
Total cost $20.

Remove whatever fairing you need to get to the oil filter. Drain oil from drain plug on bottom of oil pan. Remove old filter. Wet seal of new filter with oil and install. Put drain plug in and fill crankcase with oil. Tip bike upright and look through glass in crankcase to make sure you have the right amount.
Shouldn't take more than 20 minutes.
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unless you overtighten the drain plug, then it takes 3 weeks
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just get a set of michelin pilot power 2ct's , they are cheap and work well for trackday and street riding, available for cheap, just make sure you get a 120/70 for the front ( not a 120/60!) and a 180 on the rear and you're good
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I've been looking into doing my first track day this year also and so far his has been very informative discussion, much appreciated.

I've heard that some of the track let you borrow racing suit for your first time, can anyone confirm or deny this.

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I'm in Aurora if you ever want to grab dinner. I can talk you through a bunch of these questions and help you change your oil. PM me and we'll set something up, if you like.

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WElcome!! always glad to see fellow Naperville riders here. The oil change is easy to do yourself hell even I can do my own

Hopefully I'll see you around town when the weather shapes up
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Hello All,

This forum is the next best thing to being on my bike.

Is there anything sorta like California Superbike School in the Chicagoland area

or region. I need hands on instruction at a track. I've been to ACC many times

in my car. Can't wait to blast thru it on a bike.

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hey guys....

recent owner of a 2006 cbrr; looking to take the bike to the Autobahn thru sportbiketracktime.com . I've joined the site so I'll be doing some work and reaching out to network with everyone here.


I'm trying to learn, join and figure things out by working on:

1. finding a stand for storing the bike in my parents garage
2. track tire deals in Chicagoland
3. leathers, boots, gloves, pads etc
4. figuring out where I can get an oil change without paying $80
5. track deals
6. possible hitch for my car when taking the bike to the track.
1) Buy used Pit Bull stands. I have a dozen or so, they are fantastic. Reasonable rates are $75-90 used.
2) Tire Deals. Buy from STT or Cycle Path Racing
3) STG as mentioned above
4) Do the oil change yourself. Bring your bike to "TechDay" we can tell you all about your bike, teach you maintenance, and you will see MANY projects done on bikes in one day. LINK to last year event is HERE to give you an idea. We'll get it scheduled and posted soon.
5) Ride STT, best instruction available in the Midwest. Autobahn NORTH is in my opinion, one of the best tracks to learn track riding. You already know the course, but it is WAYYY different on a bike.
6) You can put any hitch on their to pull one bike, but reality is you can also easily post up and get a ride with someone near you that has a trailer. At least for your first time or two, hook up with someone at least to pit, and get through getting used to how a day runs.

Last - Get to know 50 or so of us at the upcoming BASH, an annual party that we have. It is on the 25th of this month. Details are HERE.

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Hello All,

This forum is the next best thing to being on my bike.

Is there anything sorta like California Superbike School in the Chicagoland area

or region. I need hands on instruction at a track. I've been to ACC many times

in my car. Can't wait to blast thru it on a bike.

cheers
You'll get plenty of hands on instruction from STT. Once you think you are looking to go far beyond that, you may look to dedicated schools as you ask. CSS would not be my first recommendation, however.

Suffice it to say that you will be race level from track day instruction before you need to go to a dedicated school.

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anyone gone/going to the motorcycle show this weekend? anything to watch out for?
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so after checking out the motorcycle show Im on the hunt for:

1. suit - size 46 or 48, I was a 46 tecnic and 48 somewhere else.
2. gloves - size M
3. Boots - size 45 in Alpine Stars at least
4. Helmet - XL in Shoei and XXL in TS2.

I'll be looking on sportbiketrackgear.combut if anyone can point me to some good deals, I'd sincerely appreciate it.

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thanks for sharing ! I'll call them tomorrow.
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So after trolling all the forums and classifieds I found someone on the South side of Chicago with the following stuff in the attached pic:

Size 50 Alpine Suit
Boots 43 (missing one toe slider)
Back Protector

For all 3 I paid $ 240.

Thing is Im 5'11 - 217 now but I plan to be 200 by May or even 195.... I'm hoping a chest protector will keep me still make me fit into it. Now to look for inner wear, gloves and helmet
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