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Welp... it's official.. I am once again a Nesbian... and now so is LVO!

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i wish i could be there, but i will be at BHF on the 3/4th of july.

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i wish i could be there, but i will be at BHF on the 3/4th of july.
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Damn this is tempting, and I even have the day scheduled off of work. Doesn't look like I'm making it to Gingerman this weekend, so I guess I will have to "settle" for this track.
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Do both! Road Trip. 4 out of 5 days on the track has to be a good thing right?

My road trip looks like this:
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My body compains after 1 day, i can't imagine 7 in a row! We're not all superhuman like you haha

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I'll be there if my wrist heals up. Otherwise, I'll be selling B slot for both days. Should know in about 6-7 more days how it's coming.

Edit: I'm out. See you all at BHF hopefully.

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Take it easy Craig. Tendons can be a bitch to heal. Still nursing the PCL back to health after 2 months here. All this riding and other crazy stuff keeps aggravating it...

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Take it easy Craig. Tendons can be a bitch to heal. Still nursing the PCL back to health after 2 months here. All this riding and other crazy stuff keeps aggravating it...
Yea, last time I torqued this wrist/hand was about 8 years ago when a piece of Masonite kicked back up off of the table saw and whacked it. That took a few weeks to recover from, too. This time I didn't injure it as bad, so I'm hoping that 2-3 weeks will be enough to get back out there and ride.

It wouldn't be so bad if I had whacked the left hand, but the right needs to twist the throttle and run the brake. I need full motion and dexterity recovery to b safe out there.

Although it's a real good incentive to get my body position right and get the weight off my hands/arms!

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I'm in for both days. Now here is a question for gearing. I'm currently -1 +2 on my gsxr 600 and think I'm going to be running out of room on a course like RA. Should I be taking anything into consideration if I only change out the front sprocket? Example - I'm thinking about changing to a stock front (still maintaining lowered gearing), or even a +1 (raising the gearing slightly above stock). I think by doing that I'll be keeping my wheelbase & geometry pretty much the same. Thoughts?
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I'm considering going the 30th. Ive never been there because it's a pretty big haul for me. Can you camp there? Are the gates open all night?

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I'm in for both days. Now here is a question for gearing. I'm currently -1 +2 on my gsxr 600 and think I'm going to be running out of room on a course like RA. Should I be taking anything into consideration if I only change out the front sprocket? Example - I'm thinking about changing to a stock front (still maintaining lowered gearing), or even a +1 (raising the gearing slightly above stock). I think by doing that I'll be keeping my wheelbase & geometry pretty much the same. Thoughts?
-1 front and stock rear is a popular starting point for most bikes at Road America...

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Run stock gearing and don't use 6th gear, also seems to be popular.

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Do both! Road Trip. 4 out of 5 days on the track has to be a good thing right?

My road trip looks like this:
Jun 28 - 29 = MidOhio
Jun 30 - Jul 1 = Road America (NESBA)
Jul 2 - Jul 4 = Road America (CCS/ASRA)

7 out of 7 days, home run.
i really wish i could but its our busy time at work & i'm lucky enough to get the weekend (heating & cooling business) hope to see ya at BHF though

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-1 front and stock rear is a popular starting point for most bikes at Road America...

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Run stock gearing and don't use 6th gear, also seems to be popular.


Weather is looking great, hope some people are able to take advantage of this kick ass opportunity.
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Run stock gearing and don't use 6th gear, also seems to be popular.
on a 600, you actually get really deep into 6th with stock gearing. please excuse ron, he's always thinking with his big...






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i run 0/+1 and my buddy runs stock gearing on our R6s - that's usually a good place to start for us little guys.

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on a 600, you actually get really deep into 6th with stock gearing. please excuse ron, he's always thinking with his big...






...motor

i run 0/+1 and my buddy runs stock gearing on our R6s - that's usually a good place to start for us little guys.
I think that if he let me use one of his bikes for this event that it would solve my problem.

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I think that if he let me use one of his bikes for this event, i would do a backflip cresting the hill on the front strait.

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I'm in for both days. Now here is a question for gearing. I'm currently -1 +2 on my gsxr 600 and think I'm going to be running out of room on a course like RA. Should I be taking anything into consideration if I only change out the front sprocket? Example - I'm thinking about changing to a stock front (still maintaining lowered gearing), or even a +1 (raising the gearing slightly above stock). I think by doing that I'll be keeping my wheelbase & geometry pretty much the same. Thoughts?
chain will need to be 2 links longer to accommodate +1 or +2 on a front without moving the back wheel forward. check that you have that space before you change anything.
but yes, -1 +2 will have you topping out half way or sooner on front straights. That's not really a problem unless you are shooting for laptimes 2:38 or less .

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on a 600, you actually get really deep into 6th with stock gearing. please excuse ron, he's always thinking with his big...






...motor

i run 0/+1 and my buddy runs stock gearing on our R6s - that's usually a good place to start for us little guys.
I managed to top my r6 out on the front straight with stock gearing, but you gotta carry decent speed out of turn 14
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