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post #1 of 26 Old 09-14-2008, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Mon. 10/27 @ Willow Springs (Big Track) with TrackXperience! $135pp

Cal-Sportbike TrackXperience is bringing back the buzz to the Willow
Springs 2.5 mile Big Track... After a very successful Labor day event,
We are happy to have you join us for another day of fun & skill building!
To help our loyal customers afford another great day at WSIR with
TrackXperience, we have lowered our price for this event to $135.
Anyone who signed up previously at the higher price will receive a full
refund of the difference.

ORIENTATION CLASS: With our comprehensive track orientation class,
we should be the first choice for anyone looking to improve their skills
and become precision riders!

OPEN LAPPING: For experienced riders, we offer open lapping with
abundant track time minus the crowds. Our staff of professional
instructors are available throughout the day for one-on-one personal
coaching, and they monitor all groups for safe and courteous riding.

FORMAT: 3 groups, 20 minute sessions.
  • Level 1 open lapping is for riders desiring a slower pace, or
    riders with little or no track experience. The school riders are
    included this group.
  • Level 2 open lapping is for our intermediate riders, who have
    spent time at the racetrack and are more comfortable with higher
    speeds. Passing is allowed inside and out, with a 6 foot buffer.
  • Level 3 open lapping is for advanced track riders. Closer
    passing is allowed, but it must be courteous.
TRACSTAR CHALLENGE: Tracstar is a skills-based rider certification and
awards program which focuses on developing both physical and mental
bike control skills and safety habits. Tracstar is free and optional for any
rider.

AMENITIES: Chilled bottled water and Gatorade. Vendor services at this
event include trackside tire service by Racer's Edge Michelin/Precepts
Motorsports, photography by Caliphotography, suspension tuning by
CycleMall.net, on site sports massage therapy free to our riders.
Videography by Tom Davlantis! We have standby EMS and a full corner
staff for your safety.

PRICE: $135 for the day, and to thank our customers for another great
season, we will be barbequing hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone!

More information on the TrackXperience orientation classes, open
lapping, one-on-one instruction, and the Tracstar Challenge Program
can be found online at http://www.TrackXperience.com or by calling
(800) 930-8520. Registration questions may be directed to James
Hoskins @ extension 84.

JOIN US AT THE TRACK - (800)930-8520


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Jay,

I was at the Streets on Sept. 21 and was trying to ride to the Big Track to check out the races; didn't find the time to do it.

Were you racing? If so, how'd you do?

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Hey Mike!

No, I didn't race this round... I heard the ninja250 class was really exciting!

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Just curious, do they have a naked class?

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No they do not have a naked class,

The 919 would have to run in the heavyweight or 751cc - OPEN classes

You would have to also, have an enclosed belly pan, a front and left side number plates, along with the normal required safety wiring.

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No they do not have a naked class,

The 919 would have to run in the heavyweight or 751cc - OPEN classes

You would have to also, have an enclosed belly pan, a front and left side number plates, along with the normal required safety wiring.
I was thinking of the Aprilia Tuono with the Mille motor. What skill levels do they have? Novice,Expert, and Pro?

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I was thinking of the Aprilia Tuono with the Mille motor. What skill levels do they have? Novice,Expert, and Pro?
You have to do at least 3 races in the Novice, but you can stay longer, but once you reach 30 points they kick you out...

That is the only required skill level class....

Once your out of novice you race with EVERY ONE, there are very very fast racers out there! including AMA formula extreme champ Josh Hayes, or 2007 AMA superbike top privateer #19 Jason Curtis they race at WSIR, or MotoGP racer John Hopkins started his career at WSIR...

There several racing licenses, Novice, Provisional Expert, Expert, and Pro... Everyone of those licensed racers, but the novice racer, race together.

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It would be in the future, a couple years at least and lots of track days, but it might be interesting.

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Anyone else going?

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Little over 1 week to go, The Weather Channel forecast shows the temperature to 79f degrees for the day!

It should be an awesome day for track riding!

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Jay,

Saw this on yahoo weather; the forecast is 83 degrees for Monday.
Should be fun.

Severe Weather Alert:
STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK AND YET
ANOTHER ROUND OF VERY WARM WEATHER WILL RESULT. HIGH TEMPERATURES
FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND WILL AVERAGE 10 TO 15 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL FOR LATE OCTOBER AND RECORDS MAY BE CHALLENGED AT
SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY...THE MOUNTAINS AND
DESERT LOCATIONS
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Hey, how's it looking as far as registration? Is there plenty of spots left?

Still waiting for cancellations for CSS at the Streets on Saturday. I'm number 4 on the waiting list.

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It's going to be very nice!

Yes there are plenty of open spots left!

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OK. I'm in; I think.

It was updated last night and had 9 spots left in L1.

Jay, anyway I can get in your group for Monday?

I'll probably bump up after 3 or 4 sessions.

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Have a great time Mike. Sorry I couldn't jump in on this, only been working 5-6 hour days for several weeks now so finances are tight. Especially since we are heading to New York for Christmas and New Year's. Bad timing.

Hopefully one of these days I'll be able to join you.

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No worries, Mike. That track has been there since 1953, it's not going anywhere. Unless if we get hit by The Big One, then we can probably surf on the track instead.

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It's going to be very nice!

Yes there are plenty of open spots left!
Jay,

Any suspension guys tomorrow?

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Never mind. I just saw Cyclemalls post on SCS.

Forecast is 86 with light winds in the pm.




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Never mind. I just saw Cyclemalls post on SCS.

Forecast is 86 with light winds in the pm.



Tige (Cyclemall.net owner) is at all our events, he also is an instructor as well

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Tige (Cyclemall.net owner) is at all our events, he also is an instructor as well
Had a blast at WSIR. Perfect temp. at 84F with hardly any wind.
Had Tige take a look at the suspension; he just made a few adjustments and told me to report back after a couple of sessions. He wanted to know if there was any headshake or tucking in turns. He recommended a shock upgrade and said that's what he would've done before touching the forks. But we agreed that the frame was not sturdy enough to handle race tuned suspension.

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Seems like no two suspension specialists agree on how to properly set up a bike. Oh, well. I'll just keep looking for a track bike and leave the 919 alone.
After the 5th session, I had Tige's coworker stiffen up the forks a bit (Tige was out riding the LC8, lucky bastage); it was close to bottoming out. That helped a bit on the track and the last two sessions were the best as far as consistency of my lines and lap times.

Had a long discussion with Jay about racing lines as opposed to the lines that the instructors were recommending. The lines that Jay uses are more defensive lines to discourage passing on the inside in a race. Those lines come more natural to me and are easier to remember...

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Starting to look pretty good out there Mike!

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Nice write up Mike! You were looking good out there, getting faster each time out!

I kind of disagree with you and Tige on the bikes frame not being sturdy enough to handle a race tuned suspension, I had my 919 forks rebuilt and had a ohlins rear shock, you haven't come close to riding as hard as I rode my 919, I was doing sub 1:40 laps at WSIR. So the question really is can the rider push the bikes frame to it's limit. I certainly couldn't! I will say if your going to try to ride harder on the 919 that wasn't meant to be a track weapon you WILL need to upgrade the suspension, because you are running into the problem I had with my 919, and that's the suspension bottoming out in the turns, beside it causing poor handling, you can't tighten up your lines very well while dragging knee.

At WSIR, the 919 can't keep up on the super long straights with the normal sportbikes that the riders have balls. But any tight track like Streets of Willow, Buttonwillow and Pahrump, a properly set up 919 is plenty competition for most all bikes in the hands of good rider! Up grade your gearing, brakes, and suspension.

The KTM RC8 is a gorgeous bike, it apprears to have lots of power and I would like to see what it will do next year in a race series!

I'm digging the pictures you have taken!

I'll see you at the track Mike!
Oh and Hey Gina and Pancho are going to Pahrump with SoCal Trackdays! you should go check out the open track / no sessions with them, well I know Gina's done a bunch of days with them...

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If you're talking about this weekend, it's already sold out. I might do the one on 12/6.

BTW the SOW 11/10 with Hyperclub has been cancelled. Really want to run the Streets again this year. The Bike Tweakers' schedule hasn't been updated; do you know if there's any more open track days at SOW this year?

If not, then I might check out BW next month.


One of the guys at Socal Trackdays has a track bike for sale (Gixxer 600) on e-bay. Do you know any of the staff? Just wondering if I can get more info.

Thanks again for all the help at the track.
Mike

PS Is Gina on SCS?

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Hey mike!
Look on SCS for trackdays at Streets, they are always post up local trackdays on that forum, also look at TrackDaZ.com, they do a lot of trackdays at Streets, BIG Willow Springs and Buttonwillow, Dustin co-owner of TrackDaZ gives away free trackdays on SCS too. Ti2TT.com also does Streets, BIG Willow Springs, Buttonwillow, Pahrump & Las Vegas.

I don't really know the SoCal Trackdays guys, I've only met Micky (owner)
I mostly know CSTX (us), most of the Ti2TT guys, some TrackDaZ guys, & a few Fast Track Rider guys...

No Gina is not on any forums, though I know she has registered on SCS, she has never posted. She is active on myspace. if you need to get in contact with her let me know, and I'll let her know.

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