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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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I'd like to get out on the track once this year, to see if I like it or not. I mean, I know I'll love it, so that's really not the issue, but I'd still like to get out there.

I unfortunately do not have a bike for the track. Are there any schools locally that rent bikes for the day? I saw on Superbikes a couple of weeks ago a school on the west coast that rented bikes.

In the fall I plan to look for a track bike when the prices get pretty cheap, but for right now I'd just like to do one day and get a feel for it.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 11:30 AM
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you can get a track bike for cheap regardless of time of the year check out the wera board
http://forums.13x.com/forumdisplay.php?f=48
just tape up your R1 and go to a nesba event you could even do the intro for free

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 11:31 AM
 
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http://www.superbikeschool.com/schedule/

will be here and you can use one of their bikes at the track. Check out their dates in August.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Does the bike need to be safety wired to ride with Nesba?
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Not until you start riding with the Advanced group. Otherwise just remove your mirrors, tape up all the glass, and you are good to go.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 11:34 AM
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No safety wire required except in Advanced Group at NESBA. For the free intro sessions, you don't even have to tape your bike.

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No safety wire required except in Advanced Group at NESBA. For the free intro sessions, you don't even have to tape your bike.
Correction, Nesba riders manual page 10, "except ... must tape and disconnect rearlight". Frequent mistake by even the most experienced Nesba CR's.

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Correction, Nesba riders manual page 10, "except ... must tape and disconnect rearlight". Frequent mistake by even the most experienced Nesba CR's.

What, you got that rulebook tatooed to your forearm or sumpthin?

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What, you got that rulebook tatooed to your forearm or sumpthin?
No, a$$hat.

Photographic memory. Read the manual cover to cover in 2004 before I hit the track for the 1st time as suggested by Nesba director.

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Correction, Nesba riders manual page 10, "except ... must tape and disconnect rearlight". Frequent mistake by even the most experienced Nesba CR's.

Butch,

Thanks for the clarification. I'll add two calrifications myself (shh... I am not a CR), and second the middle word should be "OR" rather than "and" in the tape over or disconnect rear brake light part. the purpose being I beleive NESBA doesn't want the rider behind jumping everytime a brake light comes on in their face (I would guess).

I do however always love your attention to detail and your keen memory. We were talking about it a little bit with regards to a post that you made over a year ago, and you knew EXACTLY what I was talking about. Gotta love it. You really aren't all that bad for an old fart.

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