Category Archives for Tyres, Bike & Misc Guides

TYRES, BIKE & MISC GUIDES

In this section you’ll find general track day advice and guides, from the different things that come from owning and maintaining a motorcycle ridden on the track, to advice on track day insurance and things like buying your first track bike. Here you’ll find a wide variety of articles and guides that cover a lot of the different areas of bike track days that that aren’t covered in the other sections.

Check out the latest articles below…

Teach Me Suspension (Part 1): Basic Components & Functions

This is the first of a multi-part series that will cover the various aspects of a motorcycle’s chassis, taking a detailed look at the components themselves, the effects they have, and how we can tailor them to find a good setup. To get started, in this first part I’m going to give you an overview of […]

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Can Road Tyres Be Used on the Track?

A case for riders using rubber that’s lower down the stickiness scale A decision that all riders will have to make at some point, particularly those less experienced, is what ‘level’ of rubber should they throw onto their steed for track use. Assuming money was no object, I’m sure many riders would end up with a similar conclusion; to go […]

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5 Steps to Improve Motorcycle Brakes for the Track

When riding on the track, one of the areas of the bike that takes the biggest pounding is the brakes, so it’s no wonder that when people get a little more into their track riding they start looking around at how they can improve motorcycle brakes so they can be more affective on the track […]

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Less Ordinary Motorcycles for Track Days

CB500

A look at track bikes that land outside of the norm This article comes from one of our very own readers, Kurtis Dobbs. This is his take on a few less common bikes that can make great track day toys. Enjoy! For seasoned track day goers and novices alike, the choice of track motorcycle can […]

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Weight Loss for Track Days: The Nutrition Based Approach

This is a guest post from Aaron Gillies of TrackDayFitness.com. Aaron is a nutrition and fitness coach with over 11 years of experience in the athletic training, rehabilitation and sports fitness profession. He is also certified by Precision Nutrition and by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). It’s safe to say he knows his […]

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How to Control, and Possibly Avoid Panic Altogether in Track Riding

Panic to the motorcyclist is something that is definitely not welcomed. Even the most experienced rider can be reduced to a frozen Neanderthal if they let panic take over. And when that rider is straddling a machine travelling at high speed, usually the results are unfavourable. Given the nature of this sport, its elements of […]

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Weather and Tyres: Getting it Right

Weather and Tyres: Getting it Right For riders in the UK, the weather is a constant factor to take into consideration when a track day is on the horizon. It is a factor for consideration simply because it is so changeable, and we will often have to deal with a whole manner of different weather […]

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Preventing Track Day Crashes: Is it Possible?

Can we prevent crashing? It’s an interesting question isn’t it. I strongly believe that not a single rider on the track wishes to crash, and given the choice, anyone would opt for a crash free life riding in circles around their favourite circuits. But it doesn’t stop a number of riders throwing their bikes up […]

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Top 5 Cheap/First Track Day Bikes

An aid to the “what track bike should I buy?” question When a rider new to track days is on the hunt for their first track motorcycle, they’ll most certainly be looking for something that isn’t too much of a handful, but still has the potential to be fast. Often people’s thoughts go to newer […]

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Learning From Mistakes: Common Crashes and Figuring them Out

Learning From Mistakes

When we venture out onto the track there is little doubt that any of us want to crash, and I would guess in the majority of cases we don’t expect to crash either. There is however a reason we dress ourselves from head to toe in protective gear. We don’t want or expect it, but […]

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