Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South of most people.
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If you have anything like reasonable throttle control, definitely do the 1050 throttle tube mod.
I've never been able to get my head around comments by people who say that the mod makes the throttle too sensitive...those people must surely lack some fine motor skills or just bike riding experience in general. If you're anything but a rank beginner (and I doubt you're a rank beginner if you're venturing to the track...) I don't think you'll have a problem with it.
And yes, as for your scraping, move onto the balls of your feet. I used to think that big feet (well, size 12, anyhow...) meant I was doomed to grind through my boots at the track, but having learned proper foot and body positioning, I seldom scrape nowadays.