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What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?


    Quote Originally Posted by keeena View Post
    @Iglu - do you have blue leathers?
    I do. Says "Madden" on the back. I bought them from a guy named Madden.

    Red plated nekid SV.

    Where you there?

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I do. Says "Madden" on the back. I bought them from a guy named Madden.

    Red plated nekid SV.

    Where you there?
    You should get some letters and change it to Madman.

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    Ya know, that's not so bad of an idea.....

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    Dooo it!

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I do. Says "Madden" on the back. I bought them from a guy named Madden.

    Red plated nekid SV.

    Where you there?
    Ya. You were moving good on the SV. I gave you a wave on the front straight after we both got checked up by that ZX10R.

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    I arrived at the track and took the bike in after a few laps of the first session because it was down on power. Get ready for the second session and it won't start, so I jump it. Dies before I get it on track. I'm thinking something's really messed up with my bike. Turned out to be a dead battery cell, even though the battery was less than 1 year old and on a tender most of the winter. Threw away a $250 track day when I could have just bought an $80 battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keeena View Post
    Ya. You were moving good on the SV. I gave you a wave on the front straight after we both got checked up by that ZX10R.
    Ah, that was you. Nice to track-meet you!

    Yeah, that dude was NOT cooperating. Frustrating.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Not a track day, but I did once ride over to Larz Anderson for the Tutto Italiano get-together on the wrong day.

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    I'm still lolling over this... Glad you made it to NY tho!

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    Not laughing out loud when a certain guy from RI (who has a customized S1000RR and a Kawi H2 supercharged) told a guy in front him at the Red Roof breakfast area straight faced that he was smooth as Lorenzo, and disappointed in tire quality as his old track bike was a ZX6R and could spin the tire on corner exit on only a 600. I just said to him this is the point when I can't talk to you anymore, when I should have laughed and had chocolate milk come out of my nose.

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    Last SCCA Track Night was 10/4 at Thompson. Thought sure I’d registered. Get to Thompson, unload car, walk in with tech sheet right at 3:00pm - not on list. Home by 5.....

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    You should get some letters and change it to Madman.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Ya know, that's not so bad of an idea.....
    It’s the 21st Century: GoFundMe! So, so epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Last SCCA Track Night was 10/4 at Thompson. Thought sure I’d registered. Get to Thompson, unload car, walk in with tech sheet right at 3:00pm - not on list. Home by 5.....
    I took the old dirty bike to Wareham MX (about 1h10m drive) for practice days only to find the track closed because I looked at the wrong day on the calendar.

    I did this more than once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    It’s the 21st Century: GoFundMe! So, so epic.
    I'm in different leathers now because of all my pudge.

    Saw you on track Monday, didn't make the connection that it was you. Could of said hello in person finally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I've gone to Wareham MX on days where it was closed... twice.
    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I took the old dirty bike to Wareham MX (about 1h10m drive) for practice days only to find the track closed because I looked at the wrong day on the calendar.

    I did this more than once.
    No way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    No way.
    fknlol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I'm in different leathers now because of all my pudge.

    Saw you on track Monday, didn't make the connection that it was you. Could of said hello in person finally!
    Next time I’ll wear my flat brim GSX-R hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Next time I’ll wear my flat brim GSX-R hat.
    Throw him a shocker too

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    Ah, I get it now. Just couldn't see him through the thick cloud of his vape.

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    I don’t really fit in with the GSX-R crowd, being old and slow. Can’t do much about the former.

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    I remember you saying something like that about the Harley crowd. I remember thinking something like it can't possibly be that bad or something.
    Then I bought a Harley. You were straight up 110% right. I almost hate myself by extension just for owning the same brand machine. It's astonishing.

    Moral here is that I guess I should probably not buy a GSXR. Shame, a GSXR600 looks like a fun track toy.

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    Track day GSX-R riders are pretty normal. Great choice. Power is amazing.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Shame, a GSXR600 looks like a fun track toy.
    Dude you gotta get the 1000, they built the 600's for chicks.

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    Dropped my bike after practice before a race and broke my rear set. Not fixable at the track and I was supposed to do two races that day. Had to fabricate a better replacement when I got home.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    I just had my R6 apart for motor maintenance. Cleaned it up like new, put it together in time for a 3 day event at Palmer. Rode well the whole event. Motor was mint. Then, I went out in the last session and threw it at the scenery. Decidedly stupid.

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