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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Who's in for BHF this weekend?

In for Sunday. Looking like it's gonna be a nice weekend.
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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 10:47 AM
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post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Both days?
I'm not driving 5.5-6 hrs to half ass it!

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I'm not driving 5.5-6 hrs to half ass it!
You racing next weekend at Gingerman or what?

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You racing next weekend at Gingerman or what?
Waiting on word on the 749, bro. F##$% POS.
The guys at MCC are gonna try and squeeze it in and get me running. Damnit, I need an SV

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Waiting on word on the 749, bro. F##$% POS.
The guys at MCC are gonna try and squeeze it in and get me running. Damnit, I need an SV
Come over this week and help me put the other one together. I have 3 now. You can use it. I don't think you could crash the fucker and any worse than it already has been. Ask Dave LBK about ground sky ground sky

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What the hell you keeping buying the pieces of shit for? You going to stay lightweight for the rest of your life?
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What the hell you keeping buying the pieces of shit for? You going to stay lightweight for the rest of your life?
What do you want me to do? Buy a fucking 25 thousand dollar 250 GP machine that I have to rebuild twice a year, run expensive gas and expensive oil all the time? The SV is indestructable, echonomical, and cheep to run. Takes crashes well, it's lite, and I know the thing front to back and all kinds of little tricks and I will never have to worry about being out of commission. The SV program is alive and strong in my garage. If I get into to a new 600 then I have to start all over again.

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Come over this week and help me put the other one together. I have 3 now. You can use it. I don't think you could crash the fucker and any worse than it already has been. Ask Dave LBK about ground sky ground sky
3 now? I'll help put it together. Fair warning, I know which end of a wrench to hold, but not a whole lot more I take it it was highsided?

After riding the Husky on the track, I understand why the SV is so much better to learn on.

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What the hell you keeping buying the pieces of shit for? You going to stay lightweight for the rest of your life?
Allows him to blame the bike for the fact that he's slow hehehe
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What do you want me to do? Buy a fucking 25 thousand dollar 250 GP machine that I have to rebuild twice a year, run expensive gas and expensive oil all the time? The SV is indestructable, echonomical, and cheep to run. Takes crashes well, it's lite, and I know the thing front to back and all kinds of little tricks and I will never have to worry about being out of commission. The SV program is alive and strong in my garage. If I get into to a new 600 then I have to start all over again.
it's requires 4 rebuilds not 2

You're young, Dumb, and full of ..... You said you like to challenge youself. It's a challenge to start all over again son. Lets do a team challenge on one of your SVs.
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it's requires 4 rebuilds not 2

You're young, Dumb, and full of ..... You said you like to challenge youself. It's a challenge to start all over again son. Lets do a team challenge on one of your SVs.
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Is there one at Autobahn in september during the ASRA weekend?
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Come over this week and help me put the other one together. I have 3 now. You can use it. I don't think you could crash the fucker and any worse than it already has been. Ask Dave LBK about ground sky ground sky
Want to get rid of one? I'd love to try lightweight.
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Want to get rid of one? I'd love to try lightweight.
You are going to have to discuss that with my wife. The other one will be her track bike/my backup race bike.

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Is there one at Autobahn in september during the ASRA weekend?
If there is i'm bout it bout it. I need to know well ahead of time though because they usually run the team challenge on Friday, I have to take the day off.

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Yeah, I think so. I don't feel like spending on a hotel.

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When they start making groups. Shoot for going in group 2 or 3. Based on how you ride...groups 4-6 would be a little boring for you I think. You'll see what I'm talking about when class starts.
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When they start making groups. Shoot for going in group 2 or 3. Based on how you ride...groups 4-6 would be a little boring for you I think. You'll see what I'm talking about when class starts.
What are the groups? This is be my first time with this org. I'll be riding novice. I've done 2 track days before this one...was getting my knee down at Blackhawk last time out...but I'm not real fast.
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I'm not sure if a knee down should be the determining factor for moving up from Novice. But most likely, once you've done a few Novice groups, you're good to move up. STT has awesome courses for their Novice groups. Great if you're on the track the first couple times. After that it can become more boring. You ride as a group. They split into subsections. By the end of the day, group 1 (the fastest group) is going around the track at a pretty good clip.
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When they start making groups. Shoot for going in group 2 or 3. Based on how you ride...groups 4-6 would be a little boring for you I think. You'll see what I'm talking about when class starts.
I am probably going to start slower , since I never rode this bike before
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Thanks for the info...and I'm pretty sure I'm NOT ready to move up to itermediate yet.

Sounds like it will be an interesting experience.....so if you are faster than others in your group...can you pass? Can you move to a faster novice group throughout the day? Last track day w/ PTT they let us pass in the straights and after lunch in certain corners.
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Thanks for the info...and I'm pretty sure I'm NOT ready to move up to itermediate yet.

Sounds like it will be an interesting experience.....so if you are faster than others in your group...can you pass? Can you move to a faster novice group throughout the day? Last track day w/ PTT they let us pass in the straights and after lunch in certain corners.
Think of this completely differently than any other Novice group in any other org. Pretend you are going to school for the day. At no point (except at the end) are you ever on your own. In fact, the whole day you ride with the same guys. You cannot pass anyone in your own group at any point. you ride in about groups of 5 or 6 and you guys will each have your own control rider who will be watching and teaching you out on the track. Between sessions you will be going to class to learn something new. At first you learn proper lines, , after that braking, body position, and so on. So each time you go out, you work on something new. It's excellent if you've never been through any formal training like that and are still getting started.

You can move to a faster group...either the instructor will tell you to go to a new group or you can ask. You can also bump yourself down if you like. You do pass slower groups out there, but the instructors control all of the passing.
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