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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old 07-05-2006, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Impressions on BHF

first, thanks to mikdivad for another day of personal track day coach time. especially for the first 2 sessions where my lines were all over the place. i did return some entertainment value when he was following me into turn 1 and i initiated the turn while downshifting to 2nd w/o a blip... that got the bunghole puckered good.

i like the track itself. for the most part, the pavement is smooth throughout. there are a few places where some shoddy patchwork was laid down but they're really not in the fast places of the track. the carousel seems like it goes on forever. one thing that's scary is the small run-off areas. some places are a lil scary. one intermediate fella fell off his bike in turn 7 and his bike ghost rode past the grass run-off and into the 4ft tall weeds. don't ask me how he fell off, i didn't see it.
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Once again, no problem Paiky. You are improving dramatically every time I go out with you. You will definitely be dragging knee pucks by the end of this season.

The day really started off crappy when I found out I had to rotate as a corner worker, but it really turned out to be a good day for me in terms of riding. I picked up on a few things following faster riders and was able to consistently run in the 1:17's in the afternoon. Hopefully the next time @ BHF I can really put those things together and push for a best time.
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Paiky are you the guy I bummed a cig off of?

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Brian.. you thinking about doing BHF with nesba at the end of the month?
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Paiky are you the guy I bummed a cig off of?
i don't think so. i was pitted right next to pit-out.

only person i remember giving a smoke to was at the autobahn on monday. if that was you then yes.
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Brian.. you thinking about doing BHF with nesba at the end of the month?
that's a big 10-4 hoss. i (along with everyone who went to the autobahn monday) got screwed by mother nature. i'm debating which dates to attend now, but i'm strongly leaning towards nesba's bhf at the end of the month.
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Let me know which date as I need to get atleast one track day this year so my membership doesn't go to waste.
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My bad. Next time Ill introduce myself, wasnt sure if that was you. PaikyPoo didnt sound asian to me.

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Let me know which date as I need to get atleast one track day this year so my membership doesn't go to waste.
most likely saturday. but either day works for me. you're the one with wife+ so you work out which is better for you. i don't care as long as i get to go
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My bad. Next time Ill introduce myself, wasnt sure if that was you. PaikyPoo didnt sound asian to me.
i'll look for you next time as well and PaikyPoo is asian... i'm a 6' tall bitter korean
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You know I would expect track days would be full of asians eating rice and drinking bubble tea. But I only see a handfull, on track days. I wonder why.

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You know I would expect track days would be full of asians eating rice and drinking bubble tea. But I only see a handfull, on track days. I wonder why.
because most are at home trying to solve complex mathmatical equations or at karaoke rooms singing erasure songs.
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hey me too!
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Might skip Gingerman and come out to Blackhawk with NESBA too... The money I save from doing just a track day instead of racing is good to buy me that shotgun I've been eyeing, and I want to ride my damn 636 for once...

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I'm an almost 6' tall fat Chinaman and there is going to rice streaming out the back of the motorcycle next time I'm out riding

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Might skip Gingerman and come out to Blackhawk with NESBA too... The money I save from doing just a track day instead of racing is good to buy me that shotgun I've been eyeing, and I want to ride my damn 636 for once...

Do it! I want to see you get into the teens that weekend on the SV and 13's on the 636.
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I'm an almost 6' tall fat Chinaman and there is going to rice streaming out the back of the motorcycle next time I'm out riding
you're not fat, just big-boned
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no no.. he's fat.





























just kidding Jon
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Chunk.... bwahahhahahahahha

Teens on the SV is definately possible, I was doing high 21's last weekend so I don't think 19's are that far off. I'll be happy if I can just match that on the 636 instead of going slower.

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just kidding Jon
rough crowd...
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teens are definitely possible. My buddy was consistently running 1:18s on his on july 1st.
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teens are definitely possible. My buddy was consistently running 1:18s on his on july 1st.
yeah.. 18's seem to be the magic number the faster amateurs on an SV is running with the winner doing 17's here and there.


Jon, I bet if you carried more speed into turn 3.. you'd atleast drop a second.
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yeah.. 18's seem to be the magic number the faster amateurs on an SV is running with the winner doing 17's here and there.


Jon, I bet if you carried more speed into turn 3.. you'd atleast drop a second.
Oh snap..I'm like..15 seconds off pace there! I best get my ass in gear. It will be weird not hitting Blackhawk before August though.

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BHF is a very fast track.

On the SV I run a 15 front 47 rear. I'm about a grand below redline on the front straight in 6th gear before I get into the binders. Downshift 3 gears, carry 3rd through 1, ge back on the gas before I apex to keep the suspension happy, carry 1 all the way wide, shift into 4, then 5th, go in as far to inside as possible in 2, drag my knee on the concrete rumble, back off the gas a little, keep maintenance throttle on for 3 and trail brake a little, no dowshift needed. Come into the bus stop, come down 2 gears, carry 3rd all the way out of 4, once the bike is stood up shift into 4th to carry the long left hander, go as wide as possible aiming for the access road, carry 4th all the way through that corner shift into 5th, grab 4th for turn 6, act like its one turn, shift into 5th then 6th for the back straight, get on the brakes and grab 2 downshifts after the kink, should be full on the gas until after the kink before 7, grab 3 downshifts and get back on the gas before I apex for 7 and try to run consistant 1:16's. I ran a few last month. Fun times. Wegman weekend here I come.

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16's on a super stock SV? Sweet jesus...

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16's on a super stock SV? Sweet jesus...
It's not stock, stock bore, but not stock carbs or cams. No SS racing for me, SB, GP and Thunderbike.

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oohhh... well still, damn!

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You know how many SV's I could buy for the price of those engine upgrades???

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