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    First track day and now I'm interested

    I did my first track day in Pitt Meadows on Sunday. I rode like a complete squid and now I realize I don't know how to ride my bike the way it should be ridden. What is the best way for me to get a bit of instruction for Supermoto style riding? I don't think I want to get into racing, but just pick up some skills to more fun on track days.

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    Hey! My brother and I can give you some tips if you think we are worthy lol . We were there yesterday (in the expert group). I was on a 2smoke with the number 38. Maybe next time we can hang out in between sessions .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airfruit View Post
    Hey! My brother and I can give you some tips if you think we are worthy lol . We were there yesterday (in the expert group). I was on a 2smoke with the number 38. Maybe next time we can hang out in between sessions .
    Haha worthy? Hell yeah. I'll take any pointers I can get. Doesn't look like I'll be able to make the one in May. Are there any other track days that you can just tape your lights like at Pitt Meadows? I heard some go kart tracks allow you to practice.

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    WMRC has it's first track day of the year this coming Friday http://www.wmrc.ca/track-days

    More info here: https://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...cing-countdown
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieMac View Post
    WMRC has it's first track day of the year this coming Friday http://www.wmrc.ca/track-days
    More info here: https://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...cing-countdown
    Thanks StevieMac. I always thought you needed a full spec'd track bike with bail wire, catch cans etc. for Mission.

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    To race yes but not for track days.

    Quote Originally Posted by spero View Post
    What to tape up (or remove):

    - Headlights, turn signals, brake lights, mirrors, passenger pegs to folded up position, license plate & speedometer (only the speedometer).
    The second link I posted has all of the information and if you have more questions just ask. If you ask in that thread you will get an answer for sure.
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    The Chen Brothers can give you some good tips - they're the resident experts! If you come out to mission, there are a bunch of racers and former racers who can give you some good info. (Oh, and that RXV would terrorize sportbikers out at Mission!)
    For now, supermoto style, think this: When coming into a turn, get your crotch as far forward as you can, push the bike under you so your ass crack is on the outside of the seat, and keep your elbows square. Here's Brian from Socal supermoto school demonstrating the proper form ...


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    Ah yes similar to how I ride in the dirt. Cool this sounds like it will be a fun transition. Thanks for all the info guys. I was going to sell my bike this year, but now it's just another reason to keep her.

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