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i have been riding for a year and 3 months and finally want to do a track day and feel like im ready, but i do have a couple of questions and conserns. 1) i live in So. Cal (San Diego) area and dont no the first step 2) never done a track day whats teh first steps to take? 3) how much is a typical track day and what should i have as a budget 4) i have a 16 street triple Rx, would this be fine for the track? 5) i have about 3xx miles on the bike, how many miles should i wait to do a track day? 6) and last question i have super corsas on the street triple which i can feel are amazing tires, however i do a lot of commuting and once these run out of tred thinking of switching to metzeler m7 rr tires, would these be ok on the track?
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I asked the M7RR on a track question, too, on the other 675 forum. The discussion is here: http://www.triumphrat.net/street-tri...r-suffice.html.

BTW, my OEM tires were pretty much done at 5500 miles, you may want to replace the tires before your first track day.
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i have been riding for a year and 3 months and finally want to do a track day and feel like im ready, but i do have a couple of questions and conserns. 1) i live in So. Cal (San Diego) area and dont no the first step 2) never done a track day whats teh first steps to take? 3) how much is a typical track day and what should i have as a budget 4) i have a 16 street triple Rx, would this be fine for the track? 5) i have about 3xx miles on the bike, how many miles should i wait to do a track day? 6) and last question i have super corsas on the street triple which i can feel are amazing tires, however i do a lot of commuting and once these run out of tred thinking of switching to metzeler m7 rr tires, would these be ok on the track?
1/2) Look around online (like here!) and ask about a good track day organization. On the east coast there's several good ones, including N2, which are fantastic and built for new people. Not sure about out west personally. Make sure your bike is in good operating condition! Safety is the first priority. Chain, tires, brakes, oil plug and filter secure, no notches turning the bars, etc.

3) Price will depend on your organization and track. Around 175-210 is in the ballpark.

4) Great bike for the track.

5) no set mileage. You should be able to control the bike well, but no one starts as an expert. Again, the right organization will make it easy.

6) the stock tires will be plenty good for your first day as long as they're not squared off or worn too much.
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5) I would at least wait until your first oil change at 600 miles before you do a trackday. Because you WILL be abusing that engine.
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How many street miles do you have under your belt? Is the STRX your first bike? If so, I think that's too low. Track days are fun, but they can be intimidating for a novice. Even with a fair amount of track experience in my car and a couple of school track days to my credit, I still found my first "open" track day somewhat scary. Maybe I'm just a pussy. :)

Starting with a school like California Superbike School or Cornerspeed will improve your skills tremendously before you hit the open track. These schools are at least 2x what you'll spend on a normal track day, but IMO it's well worth it.
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I am sorry, I mistook the 3xx miles for 3xxx miles an suggested they need to be replaced soon. They are brand new, so never mind.
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Thanks for all the imput, ive been riding fora year and 3 months, i looked into track experience and am doing a intro beginner class for 150 for the day. Thanks for all the replies.
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Thanks for all the imput, ive been riding fora year and 3 months, i looked into track experience and am doing a intro beginner class for 150 for the day. Thanks for all the replies.
Good for you! I was going to say you should go with a group that provides instruction for first time riders. Also, while CSSS provides good instruction, another option is Star Motorcycle schools. I think they are more fun than Code's school and probably a bit cheaper.

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