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post #31 of 623 Old 08-18-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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I really like those tank grips. Who and what are they?
Just Tech Specs, can't remember which pattern I got though.
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Just Tech Specs, can't remember which pattern I got though.
Really like those might have to look at those.
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Any wreck over 50 mph is going to fuck the bike up no matter if you had sliders on or not. The way to go are case sliders to avoid cracked/broken stator cases or starter gear covers.

I would recommend you reading twist of the wrist II by kieth code and make sure you get those tires heated up by doing at least a couple laps on a cold day with lower tire pressures since you don't have tire warmers.
110% on case sliders!

I've read I and II, I had done a few laps already that session, actually I think I went down on my last lap. I think it was just a rookie mistake as I hadn't ridden in so long. I pulled the front break trying to adjust in the corner, that along with the frigid temp was the problem. That was also my first time riding after a 5 yr break so I'm not too mad at myself. I have improved alot and put a few more days under my belt since April, but I still have alot to learn.

Thanks for the tips and recommendations, much appreciated.
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Really like those might have to look at those.
Cheap and reusable, can't go wrong with those. I prefer the lower profile to the stomp grips as well. I also like how the centre pad is softer than the side ones, a little extra comfort.
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Cheap and reusable, can't go wrong with those. I prefer the lower profile to the stomp grips as well. I also like how the centre pad is softer than the side ones, a little extra comfort.
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110% on case sliders!

I've read I and II, I had done a few laps already that session, actually I think I went down on my last lap. I think it was just a rookie mistake as I hadn't ridden in so long. I pulled the front break trying to adjust in the corner, that along with the frigid temp was the problem. That was also my first time riding after a 5 yr break so I'm not too mad at myself. I have improved alot and put a few more days under my belt since April, but I still have alot to learn.

Thanks for the tips and recommendations, much appreciated.
Yeah, makes sense... As the day wears on you make more and more mistakes. Shit, on my last lap of a 105 F track day in July I blacked out in the middle of a turn and came back to my senses going off road at 60 miles per hour! Luckily I didn't panic and pulled the clutch in and rode it out and got it back on the track. Good times.

Apparently my body couldn't keep cool enough even with all the fluids I was drinking and my brain was cooking... lol

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Yeah, makes sense... As the day wears on you make more and more mistakes. Shit, on my last lap of a 105 F track day in July I blacked out in the middle of a turn and came back to my senses going off road at 60 miles per hour! Luckily I didn't panic and pulled the clutch in and rode it out and got it back on the track. Good times.

Apparently my body couldn't keep cool enough even with all the fluids I was drinking and my brain was cooking... lol
I've noticed alot of the experienced guys cut the day short and usually skip the last one or 2 sessions, especially on the really hot days. Alot of times you don't realize how dehydrated you are and even if you are drinking alot after a 20 min session you can be drained. I'll always pit if I don't feel 100%
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I've noticed alot of the experienced guys cut the day short and usually skip the last one or 2 sessions, especially on the really hot days. Alot of times you don't realize how dehydrated you are and even if you are drinking alot after a 20 min session you can be drained. I'll always pit if I don't feel 100%
Well it must have been damn hot out because I skipped the first 2 sessions and from what I can tell from my track pics you can see a faint rubber line behind me as I was turning... lol

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What type of pan do you have? Is that armour bodies or hotbodies? Looks nice.

Oh just saw it on your mods list.
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I've noticed alot of the experienced guys cut the day short and usually skip the last one or 2 sessions, especially on the really hot days. Alot of times you don't realize how dehydrated you are and even if you are drinking alot after a 20 min session you can be drained. I'll always pit if I don't feel 100%

True that - I just did the Cali Superbike School at VIR and, even though it really wasn't too hot that day, I don't remember ever drinking that much water and NOT having to go to the bathroom...five, 20 minute sessions were more than adequate my first time out
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1. That bike is beautiful. Loving this thread.

2. Frame sliders are hit or miss. I have them on my bikes and I actually didn't sustain shit for damages in a 65+ mph crash. Granted, it was a highside but still. I have seen bikes with framesliders catch though. I haven't seen it happen enough to form an opinion one way or the other.

3. +1 on the heat. From about june-late august it is consistently in excess of 100 degrees here. It didn't drop below 109 at all last week and when you ride in that shit all day, it is killer.

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2. Frame sliders are hit or miss. I have them on my bikes and I actually didn't sustain shit for damages in a 65+ mph crash. Granted, it was a highside but still. I have seen bikes with framesliders catch though. I haven't seen it happen enough to form an opinion one way or the other.
This.

They saved my bike from engine casing damage when I lowsided at ~100mph. I should just buy some engine case protectors.

Another member has referred to the after 3pm time as the "witching hour" as in the time people lose their mental concentration and F ish up. Riding on the track/racing is very strenuous fo sho

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Well it must have been damn hot out because I skipped the first 2 sessions and from what I can tell from my track pics you can see a faint rubber line behind me as I was turning... lol
Was well hot, most of my days this season have been over 30*c

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What type of pan do you have? Is that armour bodies or hotbodies? Looks nice.

Oh just saw it on your mods list.
Yea, hotbodies, it just probably looks different as I had to cut it to fit the exhaust.

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True that - I just did the Cali Superbike School at VIR and, even though it really wasn't too hot that day, I don't remember ever drinking that much water and NOT having to go to the bathroom...five, 20 minute sessions were more than adequate my first time out
Five is plenty first day out, the key is to just keep going.

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1. That bike is beautiful. Loving this thread.

2. Frame sliders are hit or miss. I have them on my bikes and I actually didn't sustain shit for damages in a 65+ mph crash. Granted, it was a highside but still. I have seen bikes with framesliders catch though. I haven't seen it happen enough to form an opinion one way or the other.

3. +1 on the heat. From about june-late august it is consistently in excess of 100 degrees here. It didn't drop below 109 at all last week and when you ride in that shit all day, it is killer.
Cheers MOM thanks for checking in, It's actually gotten cool the past few weeks up here the joys of living in Canada and short summers, But I had no complaints up here since May so hey.

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This.

They saved my bike from engine casing damage when I lowsided at ~100mph. I should just buy some engine case protectors.

Another member has referred to the after 3pm time as the "witching hour" as in the time people lose their mental concentration and F ish up. Riding on the track/racing is very strenuous fo sho
I hear speak of this often but I'm usually a slow starter so I don't generally feel comfortable and get up to pace till late in the day so I tend to go till the end. I plan to do alot more gym training and running over the winter to build up my endurance again. I found when I was fitter I was able to do a whole day no prob as well as be alot more agile.

I've used sliders before and I know there is value in them but at this point I think tank sliders and engine case protectors are the best investment for especially with this rashed up body work LOL
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Well I haven't updated in awhile, and it looks like my season is coming to an end as there is maybe one or two more track days left. I finally got some pics from a track day a few weeks ago at Mosport Speedway.

Many say this is the fastest track in Canada and this was my first time here so please don't flame me too much for my BP. This track scared the shit out of me but taught me alot as well.

Honestly I spent much of the day cruising around trying to figure out the line at this place, for example turn 2 is an eight story descending blind left hander that takes alot to get used to, as you have to enter it almost in the middle of the track as opposed to right as you normally would for a left turn, or it will push you wide, very tricky.


















Overall this is the fastest track I've ever been on, as well it was a rough day there was more than 13 crashes some said 16 so I didn't get as much time out there as I would've liked. I did notice a distinct difference in terms of my progress when I went back to my regular track last thursday. I was much quicker and confident and it showed as I was bumped up to intermediate.

Finally i'm getting back to where I was before I took my 5 year hiatus. Needless to say i'm already thinking toward next season and the laundry list of things I want to do to the bike over the winter.
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That's one sexy ass bike. Sorry to hear about the lowside. Looks like minimal damage though...

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