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Blackhawk Farms Motorcycle Trackday, Wednesday, April 15.

Blackhawk Farms Motorcycle Trackday, Wednesday, April 15 - who's going? I'll be there and it looks to be sunny and near 60 degrees.
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I'm in. If someone has some decent tires and can mount them I may be looking you up.

For right now, I have two sets of take offs mounted from my 2007 season and it probably wouldn't kill me to get some fresher rubber on the bike to be able to do more than 7/10ths.
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Have fun and be safe kids. I'm out due to being in glorious Columbus, Ohio this week.

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I'm in. If someone has some decent tires and can mount them I may be looking you up.

For right now, I have two sets of take offs mounted from my 2007 season and it probably wouldn't kill me to get some fresher rubber on the bike to be able to do more than 7/10ths.
JOS motorsports will be there, offering tire service.
They are selling Perillis.


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Waiting for a little bit better weather. Have fun guys see you next months Wend. trackday
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I'm mad I didn't request the day off work
Let me know if there's any more weekday track days I could go to...never been...yet.

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I'm mad I didn't request the day off work
Let me know if there's any more weekday track days I could go to...never been...yet.
Shelly posted all those Wednesday trackdays in the track thread along with all other STT, PTT, and NESBA days

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Shelly posted all those Wednesday trackdays in the track thread along with all other STT, PTT, and NESBA days

I didn't know which ones were local.

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I just wanted to say I feel for all you f***ers who missed a glorious, 70 degree, sunny day at Blackhawk. It was just about perfect riding weather.
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Jim, i didn't even get to talk to you really today!!!!

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Jim, i didn't even get to talk to you really today!!!!
Yeah, you were looking real busy most of the day. Love your leathers and you were looking real smooth as well. See you next time.

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The weather was much better than this past Nesba weekend event, but it was still cold in the morning and the track was not up to ideal operating temperatures. Unfortunately I thought I had to run Pirelli's (which now I find out I don't unless I'm getting paid to CR for that day) so I threw on the only good set of Pirelli Diablo SC that I had: SC3 front (which is the best front tire in IMO) and SC1 rear. The SC1 was the wrong tire for a cold day, because it never got up to temp. After the first Advanced session I ran, the tire developed a serious cold tear, and once that starts there's no turning back. After the 2nd A session, the right side tread of the tire was completely worn away, so everytime I got on the gas hard out of corners the back end was sliding out. It was kinda fun and eye-opening at the same time, but I got a lot of practice and more comfortable with sliding the rear out of corners.

So obviously I didn't break any personal best lap times, but I'm really starting to get more comfortable with the Gixxer. I really like the way Mark Junge from Vesrah has tuned the power curve on this bike: a lot of mid-range torque without the peaky HP hit near the top-end like the R6. This makes it GREAT for driving out of corners without fear of too much power coming on all of a sudden that would make you lose a lot of traction quickly (i.e. highside). Also the bike is planted and stable in the corners. Like I've said before it takes a little more "umph" to get it turned in compared to the R6, but once its on its side, the bike inspires confidence by giving heeps of feedback and feel mid-corner. Now I've just got to grow a set and get on the throttle earlier and harder out of corners to really take advantage of the AMA spec motor ! Much love to Ron Hix (who is really starting to become somewhat of a mentor on and off the track thus far this season) for pointing out this weakness in my riding just by looking at the wear on my rear tire-- You know someone knows what he's talking about when he can diagnose a riding flaw by looking at a stinkin' tire! And then to have the eloquence to tell you that you're a pussy but not make you feel like one-- That man can probably sell you a parachute on a sinking boat.

My other focus is to work on taking a wider line during corner entry to maximize corner speed and to late apex on exit which would also improve my drive out of corners as well. Funny how you can do this track thing for YEARS and still learn fundamental lessons that make you faster.
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You were looking AWESOME out there yesterday David, you SMOKED me coming out of 6! LOL!

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I wanna hopped up ex AMA race liter bike too.



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Yeah, you were looking real busy most of the day. Love your leathers and you were looking real smooth as well. See you next time.
Thank you

now, if I catch up to your pace again, next time we'll ride together
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You were looking AWESOME out there yesterday David, you SMOKED me coming out of 6! LOL!
Ok you need to stop making fun of me with this story, Brian. I know I only "smoked" you because you had to video the slow Intermediate rider that I didn't have the patience to wait for. We all know if you really had it wicked up you would be telling a different story.


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j/k, well only kinda
Umm... it's not a liter bike. Just a measly 600cc, but I can't complain about the power.
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Ok you need to stop making fun of me with this story, Brian. I know I only "smoked" you because you had to video the slow Intermediate rider that I didn't have the patience to wait for. We all know if you really had it wicked up you would be telling a different story.




Umm... it's not a liter bike. Just a measly 600cc, but I can't complain about the power.
same difference, stock motor vs 130hp 600...

I'm not knocking it, I'd love to go that route sometime.
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same difference, stock motor vs 130hp 600...

I'm not knocking it, I'd love to go that route sometime.
Not to beat a dead horse, but actually closer to 111.4 hp than 130. Can't afford the race gas, and they had to detune the motor so that it would last for track days... so in the end, it's really not that special, but more than enough for me. Ok I'll stop now.
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I love my totally stock 06 GSXR600. Works fine the way it is. Of course, David's bike is a HECK of a lot nicer.

I for one, had a BLAST yesterday!!

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I love my totally stock 06 GSXR600. Works fine the way it is. Of course, David's bike is a HECK of a lot nicer.

I for one, had a BLAST yesterday!!
I concur on all accounts.
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