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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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I know i had a blast, along with a near highside coming out of the chicane. it made me crap my pants, but i learned from it. It was like my bike was made for that track.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 06:53 PM
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uh-oh. sounds like someones coming up on a need for some sort of suspeneion mods. my little downforce is growing up

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 07:03 PM
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did you seriously make your 600 into a ronhix racing replica?
it was a fun day and a half at the fast track
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I dunno if i need suspension mods.. I got a bit off the line entering the left turn part, and was way off line in the second part of the chicane, and just got too much throttle at too much lean angle..

on a lighter note, all the surrounding flagmen/cornerworkers were cheering and jumping up and down. I felt like a star.
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then i`ll leave it at good save bro

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Congrats on the save

That was definitely a great two days. Well, one and a half days due to the rain

I got my suspension tuned by TurnOne Racing, and ended up getting new brake pads at Marshalls recommendation. I went from EBC High Performance Street pads, to Vesrah RJL pads. All I can say about the Vesrah pads is...
Holy Crap !!!

I don't know how I've managed to ride without good brakes for so long. I guess I just got used to the old ones. At least now I know what good brakes feel like on the track. All my brake markers changed by almost two number boards, and I'm sure with more practice, I can go further into it.

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I dunno if i need suspension mods.. I got a bit off the line entering the left turn part, and was way off line in the second part of the chicane, and just got too much throttle at too much lean angle..

on a lighter note, all the surrounding flagmen/cornerworkers were cheering and jumping up and down. I felt like a star.
Too much throttle, tire slides out, and you chopped the throttle. I think thats what you did. I heard you are supposed to slowly let go of the throttle so the bobble part doesn't happen. Pretty scary, huh?
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Versahs rule, but those added with my new brake lines have been causing me to endo a little too much.

All and all Wednesday was a great day out there. The riding is starting to come back to me. A few hundred more days and maybe i won't be butt ass slow.

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did you seriously make your 600 into a ronhix racing replica?
it was a fun day and a half at the fast track
I painted 5 bikes that are similar to the one in the avatar. Red White and Blue for the win. Doesn't everyone wanna be like Ron Hix?

I'd be happy to help paint yours to match (or similar).

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Too much throttle, tire slides out, and you chopped the throttle. I think thats what you did. I heard you are supposed to slowly let go of the throttle so the bobble part doesn't happen. Pretty scary, huh?
Nope. I highsided at Gingerman so I'm quilified to tell that you do not, I repeat you do NOT have to chop the throtle to highside Just relax and enjoy the flight ....

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I started getting sideways on the exit, then i chopped the throttle and the bike tried bucking me off 3 or 4 times. I just stayed relaxed on the bars and it straightened out shortly thereafter..
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there should be no chopping...all smooth movements.

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Thanks Ron and Eric
Glad to help. I got to work with a lot of members and that's always a good thing. You guys were looking great out there

I had a great time despite not having my bikes out there. I went back to school and got plenty of time on the jiggy thou. And in case anyone is wondering, my power to weight ratio is even better on the thousand

Thank's to Ron, Dan, Brian, Jesse, and Matt for letting me take out your bikes for a ride.

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