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Old 12-09-2007, 06:13 PM   #41
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They sell pink tape in the same stores where you buy 600 cc bikes.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:12 PM   #42
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HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! you can't rag on the 600's til you can beat one.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:53 PM   #43
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as long as I don't have to turn...........
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:51 PM   #44
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Welcome Curt. Good to see you on here with people that can help you reach your goals out there. Glad to hear you are kickin !
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:23 AM   #45
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HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! you can't rag on the 600's til you can beat one.
+1, there are 17turns out at MSRH...

IMHO a 600 makes you a better rider cause you cant rely on brute force to get you around the track quickly, same reason my MX bike is a 250F instead of a 450F. Learn how to ride the bike first, then move up to more power later.
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The comment to Buck was a joke in response to his joke. Relax. I've read the plethora of threads about how stupid I am to have bought a GSXR-1000 as my first track bike. No need to get another one of those threads going.
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The comment to Buck was a joke in response to his joke. Relax. I've read the plethora of threads about how stupid I am to have bought a GSXR-1000 as my first track bike. No need to get another one of those threads going.
OMG! You bought a 1000?!?!?!?


Don't sweat that Curt, sounds like you've got your shyte well put together. It's not "stupid" to do it that way- everyone has an opinion. Best thing you did was get a membership at the track and learn to flog that correctly!
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The comment to Buck was a joke in response to his joke. Relax. I've read the plethora of threads about how stupid I am to have bought a GSXR-1000 as my first track bike. No need to get another one of those threads going.
wasnt trying to get anybody riled up or start a flame war, just throwing an opinion out there. I wouldnt say it is stupid to jump straight into a K either, just think a 600 is easier to learn on.
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Curt's done it right getting the BIG 1K for his JUMBO size. Do they sell leather in the big and tall shops? Ang, I'll give him another week or so and he'll be a lot of fun to play with on the 1K. I agree the smaller bikes will teach you more about corner speed, but you better learn excellent braking skills with the big boy! Woopie just went down to the 750, gonna be fun to see how he does with a few less HP. I wouldn't try to go deeper on the brakes with him though...........
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Don't sweat that Curt, sounds like you've got your shyte well put together. It's not "stupid" to do it that way- everyone has an opinion. Best thing you did was get a membership at the track and learn to flog that correctly!
But he turned it on the 600 mode till he got used to then moved up modes.
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But he turned it on the 600 mode till he got used to then moved up modes.
Yeah, I haven't seen him, but it sounds like he's doing juuuuuust fine.
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Yeah, I haven't seen him, but it sounds like he's doing juuuuuust fine.
You know when the 07 came out with the mode thing on it. I thought it was kindof lame but it really made sense for max because he could get use to the bike as a 600 then move up to the litre mode when he was ready because of his size.
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You know when the 07 came out with the mode thing on it. I thought it was kindof lame but it really made sense for max because he could get use to the bike as a 600 then move up to the litre mode when he was ready because of his size.
Yeah, I've been meaning to see if I could a ride on one of those with the "mode" button. Seems kinda cool...
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:32 PM   #54
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Since I didn't have any track experience, running C mode helped keep me out of trouble early on. I ran 4 to 5 days on the track in C-mode. To get an idea of how it feels, I could regularly pin the throttle in second and third gear with little to no possibility of picking up the front end. I saw a dyno sheet online somewhere that indicated C-mode cuts about 40 rwhp off the bike. It helped me get used to the increased corner entry speeds as well as get used to threshold braking at somewhat higher speeds at corners like going into the Bus Stop and Diamonds Edge.

I started transitioning from C-mode by going to B-mode next. Didn't like that at all. Makes the torque curve a bit more like a two stroke for me. Inspires confidence to pin the throttle but as the RPMs climb you get a pretty sudden surge of torque. I was regularly and accidentally pulling the front wheel in third gear.

On a whim, I tried A-mode. I had so much more respect for it (fear) that I never had the problem with the front end coming up. I switched back to C-mode for a few more sessions and then, after getting a bunch of for not riding in "Big-Boy" mode from Larry, Allan, and the crew went to A and have been there ever since. I probably have 3+ full track days on A mode now.

In hindsight, I probably moved from C to A at about the right time. I was starting to get lazy with the throttle and pinning it very quickly - too quickly. The switch to A mode has cured that problem thus far.
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Just remember that C mode stands for mode.
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So that's where I find the . I've always wondered.
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Yeah, I've been meaning to see if I could a ride on one of those with the "mode" button. Seems kinda cool...
Gixxerbill had his K5 in "C" mode the first session!
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:08 AM   #58
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Anyone else going out today? I should show up around 10:30, don't be scared.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:55 AM   #59
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I'll be there towards noon. Need to bring the bike home for to install some new toys. I have stickers that will reduce my lap times by two seconds.
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Missed you out there today Curt. I left after the 3 o'clock session. Got the 07 to drop another second despite the gusty conditions. Fastest laps I've run in quite a while, and the bike is feelin better everytime out. Will probably go again Thursday,if you're around, hit me up.
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