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Old 10-20-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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What if I Rode Naked?

My plastics are in a sad state and I need to spend some time on them and their attach points. What if I remove them and do one or two TDís without the upper and lower plastics and shield.
What differences would I notice as the rider? Itís a track only SV1000 and Iím currently running just under 1:50 at MSRH, about 2:00 at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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My plastics are in a sad state and I need to spend some time on them and their attach points. What if I remove them and do one or two TDís without the upper and lower plastics and shield.
What differences would I notice as the rider? Itís a track only SV1000 and Iím currently running just under 1:50 at MSRH, about 2:00 at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
No problem. Just a bit of wind buffetting at tracks like TWS (Texas World Speedway), mostly that will just fatigue you and your neck will be a bit sore, but as far as the bike, it's no big deal. It does affect your straight-line speed, but if you're not racing it's not an issue really.
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A little more wind blast and maybe a couple of mph on the straights, but thats about it. It will feel weird at first, because you will notice more visual imput from your peripheral view. The bike will probably handle a little better because those Rhino Liner plastics have to weigh 50 lbs.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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Great, Thanks (not you Bill )
Iíll probably try it and take my time fixing my chit.
And John, you meant 50 lbs each, upper and lower, right?
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A little more wind blast and maybe a couple of mph on the straights, but thats about it. It will feel weird at first, because you will notice more visual imput from your peripheral view. The bike will probably handle a little better because those Rhino Liner plastics have to weigh 50 lbs.
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naw, just a really bad case of orange peal.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #8
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naw, just a really bad case of orange peal.
Oh....ok. Al tho, I seem to remember seeing someone with bed liner on their entire bike.
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Ok, I confess, that’s me. I got the bike for a good price and it came that way. I take neither credit nor blame for it.
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Ok, I confess, thatís me. I got the bike for a good price and it came that way. I take neither credit nor blame for it.
Your kiddin! Hey, what ever works for ya.
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I rode the gixxer around a bit without any of the plastics. I was surprised that it sounds quite a bit different with the intakes exposed. It also played havoc on my perception of where I was on the bike. I felt like I was way over the front tire. Over time, I think I'd get used to it.

From a track perspective, you see people every now and again running with no plastics. I don't think that's an issue.
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A double bubble is a taller windscreen that does exactly what you described.
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I used to do it on my SV, no problem. The wind kinda sucks (or blows).

Like others said, you see alot of track, and it feels like you're right over the front tire.
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are they worth the money?
I like 'em because I'm taller (and wider) than most, and I do believe it's worth it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:42 AM   #17
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Well I did it and I must say I canít wait to get those plastics back on.
I didnít have any issues related to visibility; in fact I kind of liked it.
I had plenty of problems with the wind. Scared the outa myself in the first session at msrh. At T15 to 14 (gut check) itís not unusual for me to get a little head shake there as I move the bike from one side to the other under power. Yesterday it went to tank slapper status. All the wind pushing my upper body back was causing me to pull on the bars. Aurgh, not good. I got it under control as the day progressed by adjusting my body position but I still had head shake driving onto every straight and today my neck, hands and forearms are sore. Probably a good lesson, but Ima put them plastics back on ASAP.
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take this as a compliment, i dont mean it in a negative way...


but you've really come along way since u started track. I rode with u at gss not this season but last... (but i think it was ur first track day )...either way...... good job....


Im still slow as and i couldnt ride majority of this season due to a careless kid, a truck, and the pasture i landed in lol.
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take this as a compliment, i dont mean it in a negative way...


but you've really come along way since u started track. I rode with u at gss not this season but last... (but i think it was ur first track day )...either way...... good job....


Im still slow as and i couldnt ride majority of this season due to a careless kid, a truck, and the pasture i landed in lol.
Hey thanks, I remember. It was your first TD too I think. I bumped up to lvl 2 at lunch, got passed and proceeded immediately to crash trying to keep up. Ahhh good times
I heard about your wreck, as bad as it was, I’m glad it wasn’t worse for ya.
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