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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Knee pucks needed?

Are need pucks required for tracks, or is it a optional thing?

I just bought some leathers, and they don't come with them, i will have to buy them separate, but i guess i need to know, for a beginner is it really needed for a first track day, or will it not really matter that much? And if they are needed what recommendations are there, as far as brands and such...fyi i bought a AGVsport 2 piece suit.

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optional.

I didn't drag knee until my second TD and then I figured out my body position was not that good, fixed it, and didn't drag knee for a couple more track days until my pace picked up and now it's a regular thing at the track.

I'm sure at least one of the track side vendors will be selling pucks at the track.

EDIT - how the hell did you get your hands on a blue & white gixxer?

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EDIT - how the hell did you get your hands on a blue & white gixxer?

Yeah, i know they are soooo rare...i mean not just every other guy out there has one...lol
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Not required, but highly recommended. Velcro contact with the ground has been known to RIP an undisclosed rider clean off the bike.

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Not required, but highly recommended. Velcro contact with the ground has been known to RIP an undisclosed rider clean off the bike.
I recall that event. That unnamed rider is one crazy mofo!

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Not required, but highly recommended. Velcro contact with the ground has been known to RIP an undisclosed rider clean off the bike.
that was my first trackday! i remember!
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Not required, but highly recommended. Velcro contact with the ground has been known to RIP an undisclosed rider clean off the bike.
If you dont fly off the bike, it'll at least burn a patch of velcro clean off within a split second

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Just use Winks old knee pucks and walk around the pits. You will look sooo hawt. <--- Taken from the official Ducati Book of Posing, Page 47.
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I will have an extra pair u can use if u are at Autobahn this weekend. Look for the old Ambulance its Deans track truck ill be with him.
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The question is.. do you have the velcro patches already on the legs? If you do then I would pickup a pair and just stick them on.

If you dont have the velcro patches then I wouldnt worry about it since it will take time to get them put on. Just remember you dont have pucks so dont stick your knee out

My first set of leathers didnt have anything on it. It was mostly for protection when I went down to deals Gap.

Required, No.. recommended.. Yes

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I have a spare set of used Klucky Pucks I can lend you for the day. Look for me in the pits. I'll have a Blue/White canopy with 2 yellow and black GSXRs -

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edit: Offer only good if you are at BHF...

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Yeah, ask around for someone's "take offs".
They get to a point where they need to be replaced and for your first day, someones old ones would be totally usable if you want them there just in case, and not wear through the velcro - if your suit has velcro at the knees. If not, contact Alexa at Spyderleatherworks and she can put some on for you.

Klucky Pucks are great. Don't buy Alpinestars sliders unless they've improved them and made them solid.

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thanks guys, all the offers and advice is much appreciated...i will be at BHF tomorrow and maybe Sunday, but i don't think I'm racing...going to go see a track day b4 i get my self in over my head...that and the leathers are still being shipped to me. But again, thanks.
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