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post #1 of 24 Old 10-16-2008, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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TD#4 - NJMP

Well i barely got on.
i was on the waiting list, and thanks to the BB, i got the email that a space was available and registered instantly.

so my 1st full TD as an intermediate rider with NESBA and i cant wait.

Thats all. oh, asn my bike battery is prolly shot.


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...I'm slowly prepping the FZ...Goin to VIR with NESBA most likely next year since they are reasonably priced
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That track looks fun. Pretty big too.

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Snik - you've been bitten by the bug man. Good for you!

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Ive wondered about that track - take loads of pics and ride safe !

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turn 1 is a blast at speed
the bowl rocks

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thanks guys, ive been watching the vids, looks like nesba is using both the chicanes now.

last TD im gonna try to go hard if the temp is right.

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So, I'm looking at all these replacement batteries. And batteriesplus.com has 2 listed for my bike.
The OE yuasa battery is 12v, 8.5Ah, and about 160CCA

The closest on they have is a 12v, 8Ah, 120CCA, but its on backorder till next month.

The in store alternative is a 12V, 6Ah, and 90CCA.
Can I use this weaker version, or should I keep checking for a closer matching alternative to the uber expensive Yuasa?

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I'd try to get a closer match with the cold cranking amps.

Did a search at Interstate and came up with this:http://www.interstatebatteries.com/e...%7C%7CRank%7C1

Are you sure that's the original battery?
Interstate recommends a 190CCA.

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Well honestly, I've seen 2 different CCAs for the yuasa.
I've seen some sites say 190 and I've seen others say 160.
So I don't know which is correct.

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Then I'd go with the 190. Interstate has the 190 only for your bike.
Maybe it's the year of the bike?

The reason I went with Interstate is that I can get it for dealer cost

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Holy crap dude. At that price I might as well buy another Yuasa battery from the dealership.
Looks like I'll be calling brad and ordering a bikemaster battery this friday.

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Yeah, I saw that too. It's an AGM battery though, they might have a regular one for less.

What's retail on the Yuasa?

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Holy crap dude. At that price I might as well buy another Yuasa battery from the dealership.
Looks like I'll be calling brad and ordering a bikemaster battery this friday.

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Retail on em, is anywhere from $160-$180.
I'll just call Brad see what her says.
I haven't touched the bike since friday, and I won't touch it till this friday again. If it cranks right up, I'll seriously be having second thoughts about buying a new one.

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Well called Brad on friday, a new battery should be here by wednesday.
7 days till I get my fix. I can't wait. I don't even know how I'm gonna survive the off season. Ira and I are thinking bout going down to jennings for a quick hit of the track pipe.

How did u guys cope with the off season?
Oh and I'm thinking about making the RR a full track bike and buying a motard, like a KTM or something for the streets. I dunno. We'll see.

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Thunderbolt course =

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this configuration is NOT what i rode yesterday... im looking at it now and im like, WTF is this...

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That is a large course for motorcycles... seems you'd have to pit once for fueling to complete a 20 min session. How'd the day go?

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Its only 2.3 miles or something like that.
Not large at all.
I ran maybe 1 tank the entire day.
Went with a full tank and at lunch time I filled to about 3/4, my gas light was not on.
The straightaway is def shorter than summit main.
T1 seemed narrow, but fairly fast right, up into T2 who's apex is at the top of a blind hill, you come over it feeling like you're gonna run wide. But there is ample track to use, bang one out and swing into a chicane, that goes right, then left, then gun it thru a quick right, up 1 on it over a hill, front wheel in the air, then let off a little, set up for a very quick but sharp right and down a lil straight, bang out 1 gear, then drop into what feels like a 90 degree left, then up a lil straigh to another fast and seemingly narrow right, down another short straight, then hook right into a long opening sweeper.
As the sweeper opens up, bam, it hooks into a fishhook right, then by the time you do tha, you're picking it up and cranking it right back over to the other side for a looong sweeping left, then a right, left chicane, that's basically straight and under the bridge to a very fast final turn, down the straight.

It was about low 50s upper 40s in the AM.
The "I" group had a crash that resulted in a red flag EVERY session in the am.
The 1st 3 sessions we got maybe 7 laps.
Most were lowsides, a few highsides, 1 dude crashed on the last turn, supposedly high sided unto his face and then got knocked in the head by some case covers, while sliding by a couple passing bikes. Heard he has a concussion but it ok.
I met a few guys from 1000rr.net, had fun dicing it up with 1 who used to race.
Once the CRs stopped everything and basically cussed us out the wrecking stopped. Only a few lowsides, one right infron of me by some genius that passed me and my forum buddy in that increasing sweeper, and who's raceline was alll jacked up.
The very next lap he wrecked going into to sweeping left after the fishhook.

Casual observation.
All the bikes that I recall seeing that wrecked, had michelins.
That's just what I saw.

Great track, loved it, I'm finally getting a hang of passing people on the outside, and you know what, its awesome.
Coming up someones inside is nice, but straight owning someone on the outside is just the best thing ever.
Especially when the person in question kept smoking me out of turns with his powerful ZX10R. Lol.

I think after this weekend, NESBA is gonna clamp down on illegal passes a lot next season. From what I heard, a lot of people simply did not pay attention to the passing rules in their class.

If you can ride this track do it.
Put it on your calendar as a "must do"
And tho it has a lil patch work already, its done very well, and you won't feel them.
Trust me, I tested all of the patches.

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Its only 2.3 miles or something like that.
Not large at all.
I ran maybe 1 tank the entire day.
Went with a full tank and at lunch time I filled to about 3/4, my gas light was not on.
The straightaway is def shorter than summit main.
T1 seemed narrow, but fairly fast right, up into T2 who's apex is at the top of a blind hill, you come over it feeling like you're gonna run wide. But there is ample track to use, bang one out and swing into a chicane, that goes right, then left, then gun it thru a quick right, up 1 on it over a hill, front wheel in the air, then let off a little, set up for a very quick but sharp right and down a lil straight, bang out 1 gear, then drop into what feels like a 90 degree left, then up a lil straigh to another fast and seemingly narrow right, down another short straight, then hook right into a long opening sweeper.
As the sweeper opens up, bam, it hooks into a fishhook right, then by the time you do tha, you're picking it up and cranking it right back over to the other side for a looong sweeping left, then a right, left chicane, that's basically straight and under the bridge to a very fast final turn, down the straight.

It was about low 50s upper 40s in the AM.
The "I" group had a crash that resulted in a red flag EVERY session in the am.
The 1st 3 sessions we got maybe 7 laps.
Most were lowsides, a few highsides, 1 dude crashed on the last turn, supposedly high sided unto his face and then got knocked in the head by some case covers, while sliding by a couple passing bikes. Heard he has a concussion but it ok.
I met a few guys from 1000rr.net, had fun dicing it up with 1 who used to race.
Once the CRs stopped everything and basically cussed us out the wrecking stopped. Only a few lowsides, one right infron of me by some genius that passed me and my forum buddy in that increasing sweeper, and who's raceline was alll jacked up.
The very next lap he wrecked going into to sweeping left after the fishhook.

Casual observation.
All the bikes that I recall seeing that wrecked, had michelins.
That's just what I saw.

Great track, loved it, I'm finally getting a hang of passing people on the outside, and you know what, its awesome.
Coming up someones inside is nice, but straight owning someone on the outside is just the best thing ever.
Especially when the person in question kept smoking me out of turns with his powerful ZX10R. Lol.

I think after this weekend, NESBA is gonna clamp down on illegal passes a lot next season. From what I heard, a lot of people simply did not pay attention to the passing rules in their class.

If you can ride this track do it.
Put it on your calendar as a "must do"
And tho it has a lil patch work already, its done very well, and you won't feel them.
Trust me, I tested all of the patches.

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Great write up Snik.

Just curious on which Michelins you're referring to. I run 2CTs, they warm up quick and stick like glue. Were they DOT race or street?

And what do you run?
I've been wanting to try the corsa III.

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post #23 of 24 Old 11-06-2008, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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Wasn't up close, but most had the pilot powers thread pattern.
I run Pirelli supercorsas. Nothing else for me.
I've read on the wera forums where guys basically say, at the limit is where the michelins and pirellis really defrentiate. Supposedly michelins don't give much warning if any before they slip, while pirellis give ample warning.
I've spoken to people that crash with michelins, most times, they say, I dunno what happened the tires just slipped from under me for some reason. They few that have crashed on pirellis always say, my tires didn't feel right (incorrect pressure), or yeah, the tires were warning me, but I kept pushing.
You check that crap out, and you'll see.
Corsa 3s are the shiznit man, I tried em once, they're a lot like the supercorsas, but with a harder sidewall, and I guess not as stick. but I can't compare them ontrack, as I've ran supercorsas for all 4 of my trackdays and will continue to do so.

Michelins are sticky, no doubt, but I don't like they're profile, ie. The way they're so quick to tip all the way in. And I def don't like the way they seem to give out without warning. Plus pirelli has most street bike based racing leagues locked down, wsbk, wss, Canadian sbk, and others. So they know how to make tires for street bikes.
Am I biased? Yes, I am

I'm going to buy the CD with the pictures here soon and post a few. Also my brother took a few and is sending a CD to me, with myself and my forum buddy doing it up on the track. I'm still scanning youtube hoping someone has a vid from sunday, maybe with me in it.

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ok, found my 5 seconds of shame, literally. this dude ate us up like it was cool.
cant say i remember seeing him tho, but i remember that left hander after he passed me when i initially tried to go around that ducati tho...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B0HGBHx0hQ

at around the 5 minute mark on the sharp quick right hander after the hill he passes me.

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