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post #16 of 43 Old 05-29-2017, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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It was a sold out event yesterday.
She's on the green bike in the middle of the freight train.

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Her tires are getting used up too. This is after 70.1 miles of railing around the AMA course at Fontana.
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Here's a better pic of the short gap between T12 & T13.

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Just an awesome day.
To all of you riders out there going too fast on the street, quit making excuses and try a trackday. Yes, it will kick your ass, but do it anyway. I'm going to try to post up a video of her friend "Cat."

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Here it is~

Notice the telemetry added. Cat likes gadgets!
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Vast improvement from a year ago. Same Ninja 250cc, on the full AMA course at Fontana, Cal.
About a 10-15 second per lap improvement.
Notice how she moves around by "lifting" and not sliding over. This is a primary cause of instability that becomes "head shake."
She's much better at moving now.
The first video is after Jake Zemke coached her. This one is before~
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post #22 of 43 Old 05-29-2017, 05:14 PM
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Track days are some of the best fun you can have on a bike!

I soon learnt where I was in the pecking order on track days, usually sit around mid to high in the intermediate class. I'm happy with that as I find my limits relatively safely on a track, you have to learn how to let go of any ego and just enjoy it, and I believe it helps in everyday road riding too.
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Got the forks done yesterday at RaceTech. Now, to find a GIXXER 750 shock...

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Tires after 2 trackdays..

Well, actually, a day and a half as we left at 2:00 both days...

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Bet she's improving!
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Yes, she really is. She hasn't "hit" a mental wall yet, so that's good. Next up, we need some ChickenHawk tire warmers to reduce heat cycles. We won't visit the track again until it cools off some.

After doing trackdays on a more powerful bike/car, it sure is nice not having to replace consumables so quickly.

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Nice Norty!
I just noticed you're in Carlsbad! We're practically neighbors, I'm in Temecula now! Let me know when you're planning a trip to Fontana again!!!

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Looking at Buttonwillow for a different venue now. Still might be "too hot" though.

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Let me know Norty! I'm down :)

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Going to flat track racing in Perris tonight. We'll see if the Kawi's show up. Those Indian's have the championship already sewn up. Much to Harley's dismay...

Meeting in Temecula at 1730.

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