I realize that there is a lot less to hit but I'm more worried about the "what ifs". What I'm afraid of is laying down my daily driver. I'd hate to have to go out and buy new plastics. I can't afford the sharkskinz yet, I'm doing the leather thing first. After that, who knows.....maybe I'll get brave and chance it. I'd just perfer to have something that I cared less for than the gixxer to take to the track. Fixing a track bike over a two month period is better than parking my daily for 2 months. i really do want to hit the track, but financially, it doesn't make sense for me. I'd definately like to see you guys haul much ass around the track. Maybe if I watch a track session my mind may change. When are you guys going out next are where? Do you guys go to mission as well?SMZ said:it's funny the perception you guys have of the track. IMHO the chances of crashing while riding the streets far surpasses the chances of crashing on track.
On the street you have cars, pedestrians, sand, oil, crap, garbage, dogs, cats, children etc to worry about. In the event of a crash, you have all the above, plus trucks, curbs, poles needles and stuff you can crash into.
The only reason you would crash at the track is because you did it. There is none of the above reasons to blame, except you. When you crash, all you have to worry about is where you're gonna land (always safe), and how much your bike is gonna be damaged. Most crashes, people just pick up their bikes and go for more laps (re Kit).
I understand where you guys are coming from, I was like that before I attended a track day, but now I know what it's really like.
I gotcha now SMZ. Before I do hit the track though, I think I would purchase the Sharkskinz first. But I'd still perfer a track bike in any case. It would ease my mind not fearing the worst. I just don't feel comfortable taking a daily rider to the track. As much as I'd like, I don't think that the track is in the cards this season. Maybe next season...SMZ said:I think you guys are misinterpreting what I'm saying. I am saying that the chances of crashing are HIGHER on the street. And the damage caused by crashing on the street will cause more damage than crashing on the track...
Vanson is top quality gear. I’ve “tested” my 2-piece suit twice and both times they held up very well. My friend who also wears Vanson walked away from a terrible crash that involved both impact and sliding.atomlowe said:Hey guys,
I've been looking for new gear. I've pretty much decided to go with the Vanson gear from BK. I like the jacket/pants as opposed to the one a two piece suits. So heres the thing....
The Cobra Perf is $799 because of the canuck buck . I'm also looking at the Sport Tech pants as well. I would be purchasing both for about $1200 to $1300 with taxes. Now thats a hell of a lot of coin. I haven't asked Trevor for any type of a discount as of yet but will. It doesn't hurt to ask
I've bugeted for this, but am looking for any other options.
What do you guys think....am I nutz?
Thanks man.... thats it, I'm gettin it. I guess I'll order them this week .Almost40 said:
Vanson is top quality gear. I’ve “tested” my 2-piece suit twice and both times they held up very well. My friend who also wears Vanson walked away from a terrible crash that involved both impact and sliding.
I have the full perf jacket and pants and a regular jacket. I also purchased the optional back protector, knee, elbow, hip and shoulder pads. Vanson prices have risen quite a bit over the last 4 years but if I ever have to replace them, I’ll buy Vanson again. I’ve often wondered why Vanson zippers do not zip the full 360 degrees. For such a high quality and expensive suit, you expected better than just a half–zip :mad.
In case you haven’t noticed, Vansons tend to be quite stiff, especially the non-perfed jacket.
I have the full perf and regular jacket. The full perf is only good when it's sunny and very warm. It's too cold for morning and evening rides and touring. If you are just going to buy one jacket, then get the air curtain model. You'll get more use out of it.atomlowe said:Okay guys....last question:
I can't decide if I should get the full perf or half with the air curtain? Is the full perf worth it for really only 3 months out of the year? Is the air curtain a scam and doesn't allow proper ventilation? Someone want to help me out. I'm looking at going into BK tonight and ordering it...