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Last weekend we had a Triumph only track day, we had about 70 Triumph riders attend of which 67 were on the track. It was a fantastic day we had a rip roaring time, literally. Fortunately only one guy lost it in a bend and came off, a pretty bent 675 and a dented riders ego nothing worse. For those that haven't had a track day on Speedy DO IT NOW I am so impressed with this bike AGAIN it's handling is just unbelievable :shocker: I'm happy to say that my bike was one of the most admired because of the fng awesome sound those Chainreactions make (and looks of course) just about everybody commented on how beautiful they sound. I was pretty impressed too when blasted around the track they come into their own and scream like an F1 :fingure:

It was so good we're planning another one this year :drink:

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smashtime said:
That one guy is wearing jeans on the track?! :wtf:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor, would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?
Igor: And you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
At our local track it's a matter of how fast you can go. If you top out under 120 MPH then jeans are allowed. However, you MUST wear a leather jacket. No textiles allowed. And Leather gloves and shoes. Yeah, shoes. Air Jordans are fine, as long as they're leather. But the one that pisses me off is the SNELL 2000 or better helmet requirement. I wish they'd go to the Euro standard which makes so much more sense.

Stupid rules, all of them.
 
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crashmasterd said:
smashtime said:
That one guy is wearing jeans on the track?! :wtf:
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Igor, would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?
Igor: And you won't be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby Normal.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby Normal?
Igor: I'm almost sure that was the name.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four inch wide GORILLA?
At our local track it's a matter of how fast you can go. If you top out under 120 MPH then jeans are allowed. However, you MUST wear a leather jacket. No textiles allowed. And Leather gloves and shoes. Yeah, shoes. Air Jordans are fine, as long as they're leather. But the one that pisses me off is the SNELL 2000 or better helmet requirement. I wish they'd go to the Euro standard which makes so much more sense.

Stupid rules, all of them.
Maybe I'm really thick :sign5: but how would I know the difference between a Euro standard or Snell 2000 lid? I just see them as little stickers on the back of the lid that don't affect the looks or fit :popcorn:
 

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There's a lot of controversy on SNELL vs Euro standards. The big argument is in SNELL's requirement that a helmet be able to sustain two impacts in the same place, as opposed to the Euro standard that requires it's impacts only once in any given spot. The results of this is that SNELL helmets are controversially too stiff, that is, they don't absorb as much energy as the Euro standard helmets do.

I won't get into all the reasoning and argument, but it boils down to SNELL makes a lot of money selling their certification to manufactures in the US. It is seen as being safer, although no science has proven this. For this reason all manufactures now aim for the SNELL standard, even though some (repeat some) tests show them to be inferior to Euro and DOT standards.

I'm a big fan of helmets. I just wish the real safety standard was based on testing and science rather than who makes the most money off certification of the helmet.

Here's an article about the subject.
 
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