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Old 03-09-2010, 09:21 AM   #41
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Good to see ya at the track Saturday Mark. I'd like to hear what your thoughts are now? Particularly about the suggestions that were made in this thread.
Im glad I had some trashed fairings thats for sure. Althought I might not have had a little spill if I had the street fairings cause I started to push it at the end of the day. Not sure if I would have done that with my good ones on.

I honestly think its still too early to tell about a 1000 on the track. If you are very comfortable on a 1000 on the street, and are confident with braking then I dont see a prob riding the 1000 on the track. I just think it might be more "fun" flogging a 600/750 instead of being a little stand-offish with the 1000
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Im glad I had some trashed fairings thats for sure. Althought I might not have had a little spill if I had the street fairings cause I started to push it at the end of the day. Not sure if I would have done that with my good ones on.

I honestly think its still too early to tell about a 1000 on the track. If you are very comfortable on a 1000 on the street, and are confident with braking then I dont see a prob riding the 1000 on the track. I just think it might be more "fun" flogging a 600/750 instead of being a little stand-offish with the 1000
the weights of modern 600s and 1000s are pretty close. Therefore its not the braking that seperates the two on the track. Its the power; The additional high-side potential.
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the weights of modern 600s and 1000s are pretty close. Therefore its not the braking that seperates the two on the track. Its the power; The additional high-side potential.
I say that because I was picking up some pretty decent speed on the straights. I looked down a time or two to see right at 140's 150's on the back straight at msrh, and had some moments after where I was really hard on the brake setting up for the next turn. This info is not for me really (I was the one doing it after all lol) its for anyone else thinking about doing it.

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So in conclusion, until you trust the bike more, and manipulate the throttle a little better.. you'll just have to use that 1K power to catch up & pass the 600/750s!! Just beware though.. your closing speed and corner entry speeds can be MUCH higher, so this is one reason to watch out on the braking.
Im pretty comfortable on the bike, just not the track. Ive noticed that I wont look for braking points. I just set up like I usually do on the street. Thats my learning curve I guess, butI dont think I was having much problems with being passed J/K! im slow :(

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butI dont think I was having much problems with being passed J/K! im slow :(
I wouldnt worry about it on your first TD...

I can only imagine how fooking slow Im going to be on my 1000 during my first TD.
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I wouldnt worry about it on your first TD...

I can only imagine how fooking slow Im going to be on my 1000 during my first TD.

Dont sweat it. Just try to absorb as much info as you can about it, and go on ridesmarts youtube channel and watch all the ty howard classes & riders meetings. Thats the good stuff there..
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Dont sweat it. Just try to absorb as much info as you can about it, and go on ridesmarts youtube channel and watch all the ty howard classes & riders meetings. Thats the good stuff there..
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Good advice right there!!!
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well, if you are still considering a track bike, we might be able to help each other out.

i have a perfect condition 5555 miles 06 R6 never been dropped. modded and tuned for the track. while i dont need a liter bike because i'm a bike newbie, it looks like we could help each other.
let me know if you are interested

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I say that because I was picking up some pretty decent speed on the straights. I looked down a time or two to see right at 140's 150's on the back straight at msrh, and had some moments after where I was really hard on the brake setting up for the next turn. This info is not for me really (I was the one doing it after all lol) its for anyone else thinking about doing it.
Which is what 600s do. Anyone can go fast in a straight line. The scary part is powering up a litre coming off a corner.
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