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Video from Road America (Mon, 5/28)

Here's a short video from my bike at Road America from yesterday. Yes, it's a dinky 600 playing with all the big litre bikes, but still a fun track! Amazing to be WOT in so many sections around the track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPqPe_kqNbo

(excuse the video chatter under braking, my rotors are warped :/ )

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Damn I wish I went. I will have to do the next one there, that track looks awesome, especially that huge right handed carousel turn.

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 12:07 PM
 
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I can't wait for Blackhawk....thanks Jay. Now I won't get anything done all week....

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Awesome, Yeasterday was perfect, nice vid now I can show my friends what the track looked like.
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Yeah, I showed the video to coworkers here and most of them still think it's "racing"... I try to explain, but what to do

I'm one of the slowest in I, but at least I kept the rubber side down along with getting the knee pucks to drag (have been scarred since my get off last July). Blackhawk is going to be awesome this weekend!!

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good vid


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Very nice vid. I myself was riding like crap. I could have passed myself on a unicycle. It was reality check to have the Micheal Burns and Geoff May passing me like I was going backwards at 100 mph. May took like eight bikes in the carousel alone. It was a pleasure to really ride with some fast guys.

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Looks great! I really need to get out there damn. Just need boots and a suit for at least two July dates and I'll be set I believe.

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the track looks weird with the bridge gone.....
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Yeah, I showed the video to coworkers here and most of them still think it's "racing"... I try to explain, but what to do

I'm one of the slowest in I, but at least I kept the rubber side down along with getting the knee pucks to drag (have been scarred since my get off last July). Blackhawk is going to be awesome this weekend!!
Yeah G2G kept saying, as soon as you exit the last corner pin it all the way till you pass the pitwall, I hit 156, on my first track day, still cleaning my underwear. See you at blackhawk! I'm on the green zx6r #99.
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Nice video...would have been better if I was in it...

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mental note... pack good walking shoes... Looks good.

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Lookin good out there Jay! I noticed on the front straight you were only hitting about 137mph. That is where i was topping out at all day too. I head people were hitting speed more like 160mph. Is it just because we weren't coming out of the turn fast enough or staying on the gas long enough?

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Is it just because we weren't coming out of the turn fast enough or staying on the gas long enough?
I saw 140 (indicated) on my FZ6 too, so maybe a little of A and a little o B....my bike really crept through the 130s slowly. My friend said he was hitting the rev limiter in 6th on his '06 R6 at around 155 (intermediate).

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while corner speed and bike obviously make a big difference, I think a lot of the variance can be chalked up to speedo innacuracies as well (speedo healer vs. no healer etc...). I found the front straight, 3 down into 5, and the kettle bottoms all to be pretty close to the same speed straights. Out of those three though, coming out the kink down into canada corner was by far my favorite, pretty cool coming through the bends on that straight in the corridor surrounded by the trees.
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Nice Video.

It looks like they didn't alter the pavement at all at turn 13 where the Billy Mitchell Brigde used to be. I figured they tore it all up but it looks to be untouched.

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i don't know the gearing situation on the 750 I was on but i was hitting 186 indicated in three spots of the track with no problem.
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Hey Jay,

Cool vid.
I meant to come by and check out the video setup you got, but 1 thing led to another. Next time i guess. I'll add to this thread:

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Lookin good out there Jay! I noticed on the front straight you were only hitting about 137mph. That is where i was topping out at all day too. I head people were hitting speed more like 160mph. Is it just because we weren't coming out of the turn fast enough or staying on the gas long enough?
It was a bit of working on my corner exit speed and also letting the faster riders by who I was probably holding up... I was quite slow into 5, 8 and the kink and didn't feel the need to be a parker-screamer on the straights.

For turn 14, after a few sessions I realized I had to be in 3rd right after Canada corner to get a good drive up the front straight. If I could've stayed the second day, it would've been awesome! Also, my shifting wasnt very smooth... need to work on that.

All though at some points during the day I did see 150 on my speedo (I've topped her out at an indicated speed of 160... out in Montana fully loaded with luggage, hehe )

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Out of those three though, coming out the kink down into canada corner was by far my favorite, pretty cool coming through the bends on that straight in the corridor surrounded by the trees.
Yeah, I liked that part of the track the best.. Shift up real quick and then cling to the left side of the bike... awesome feeling!

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Cool vid, wish I was there.

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i don't know the gearing situation on the 750 I was on but i was hitting 186 indicated in three spots of the track with no problem.
+1. The stock gearing on a 2005 GSXR 1000 is 17 / 42. I was running 16 / 43. I have the TRE on, so the speedo would not show any more than 186 but the bike would keep pulling all the way into the rev limiter in 6th gear.

I heard someone had a radar gun and got some 170 MPH or so readings. Not 100% sure on that though.

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Nice Video.

It looks like they didn't alter the pavement at all at turn 13 where the Billy Mitchell Brigde used to be. I figured they tore it all up but it looks to be untouched.

The only cut is further down..... halfway between 13 and 14 where they
cut the surface to dig for the tunnel...... it's bit of a bump on the brakes for 14.


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i don't know the gearing situation on the 750 I was on but i was hitting 186 indicated in three spots of the track with no problem.


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