Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Anderson Island, WA
I did one track day on my V2. I was in the Beginner/Level 1 Class,which is exactly where I belonged, and rode only with those in that category. Great fun but I was severely hampered by the peg-lowering kit. Kind of obvious and I should have taken the time to return it to stock for that one day. The peg feelers and some of the brake pedal are ground away and I lost positions on the track to those who could lean more. That said, I was probably in mid-pack on the long straight (speedo showed 125mph). Guys on R1s, Ninjas, and other sport-oriented bikes would pass me and I passed others that either had slower bikes or didn't come of out the preceding corner fast enough. I caught many of the fast-bike riders going into corners when they would brake too early. No doubt related to our inexperience. Anyway, I learned a lot about my limitations/areas for improvement and from watching others, especially the Level 2 and 3 guys. Riding fast in a "safe" environment is an outlet that has made me more responsible on the street. I'll do it again but with more clearance.