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post #1 of 6 Old 06-17-2011, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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quadracer and JBarx at Mid Ohio

Some video of our trackday.
JBarx chasing me
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Me chasing JBarx
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-17-2011, 02:33 PM
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Need to bump up to I so you can pass!

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No doubt, but, I gotta say, I don't know how much faster I wanna go, cuz Aprilias aren't cheap to rebuild. I lowsided mine the second day I had it (hit a bloody rabbit mid-corner), and it costed my insurance co $6500 to fix it. I know they won't be so generous if I bin it on the track....

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Need to bump up to I so you can pass!
We'll get there. I'm hunting a track bike but I think it'll be fall or winter before I get one. Prices are too inflated at the moment. If I happen to score a deal earlier than expected, I might do one more day at top group in Novice just to get used to the different ergos of a real sportbike... then it'll be I class from there on out.


FWIW in the video I'm in, that got red-flagged at the end of the first lap so it was a pretty lazy session.

Street/Track Bike: 2004 Yamaha R6 White
Retired: 2004 Honda 599 Asphalt
Wheels: '98 CBR900RR Rear, '97 CBR600F3 Front
RizomaŽ Mods: Frame sliders | 22mm bar | Sportline grips | Bar ends + sliders | Radial Naked mirrors | Rearsets | Crankcase Slider
Other Mods: Pazzo Shorties | Michelin Power Pure | CustomLED Integrated Taillight | Fasst Co. Bar Weights | Ducati Turn Signals
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I'll say this much - and we quite a debate over at 599.com --- as great a streetbike as the Little Hornet is, I was frustrated at the track. The Rizoma rearsets just didn't give me enough clearance even in the highest and farthest back setting. I should have cranked the preload all the way, the compression damping on the Ohlins was up... but even with that the front forks are marshmallow (even for me and I am 155 pounds).

That's when I decided you can't have a really great do-it-all machine. Besides, you need a contingency plan if you crash at the track anyway. I figure why dump more money into making a so-so track bike a little better, when that money could be better spent on a bike that's already made to do this kind of thing?

Seems like a logical way to go in my book.

Street/Track Bike: 2004 Yamaha R6 White
Retired: 2004 Honda 599 Asphalt
Wheels: '98 CBR900RR Rear, '97 CBR600F3 Front
RizomaŽ Mods: Frame sliders | 22mm bar | Sportline grips | Bar ends + sliders | Radial Naked mirrors | Rearsets | Crankcase Slider
Other Mods: Pazzo Shorties | Michelin Power Pure | CustomLED Integrated Taillight | Fasst Co. Bar Weights | Ducati Turn Signals
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