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Old 10-27-2008, 08:17 PM   #41
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forgot to add at least for me I don't roll on throttle too hard in the beginning of turn 10 cuz me rear likes to step out quite a bit there if I over do it and high sides aren't me favorite these days lol. Ironic turn 10 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) is the same way which me found out the hard way
I'm glad to see people confirming my suspicions about turn 10 being slick if taken too wide. The last track day there I tried a line that was a little wider exiting 10 and for 3 laps in a row the back end stepped out quite a bit. I quit using that line and everything was ok. I had a new tire on the rear and was curious why it was stepping out on that turn and wondered if it was the tire or something on the track. Now I know it must be pavement characteristics.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:08 PM   #42
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Interesting information, Buck. I used to exit the key hole and use all the track to the right and then swing the bike all the way back to the left. As such the bike was always leaned and I couldn't (or wouldn't) get all the way into the throttle. Mr Whoopie followed me through there as did Larry and talked to me about not needing to use all the track. And then, a gentleman from MH sent me his G2X data and i saw his line through there.

I'm treating 9 as a throw away turn, just using it to get set up for 10 and the exit onto the back straight. I'll think about your recommendation and perhaps do a little of both, not use the track to the right but still swing the back back to the left to help my entrance into 10.

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:11 PM   #43
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Setting up properly to make the most of the straights is important. Charging into a corner only to be out of position on the subsequent straight isn't fast. Hence describing 9 as a throw away turn; it's used to maximize exit speed and bike position for 10 and the upcoming back straight. Same thing with Turn 13 on TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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I'm glad to see people confirming my suspicions about turn 10 being slick if taken too wide. The last track day there I tried a line that was a little wider exiting 10 and for 3 laps in a row the back end stepped out quite a bit. I quit using that line and everything was ok. I had a new tire on the rear and was curious why it was stepping out on that turn and wondered if it was the tire or something on the track. Now I know it must be pavement characteristics.
T10 is quite a bit off camber, so that coupled with the ripples in the pavement is what causes the heavy handed to step out in that section. Most camber of any turn on that track.
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