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Old 10-14-2002, 01:44 PM   #51
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Default Safety wire 101

You should re-think your saftey wire advise. The wire should alway be applied so that when tightened, it pulls the fastener in the direction to TIGHTEN it.
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Old 10-14-2002, 02:34 PM   #52
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Default Re: How to Get Started in Road Racing

Seeing the "after" photo, I volunteer "Medic".
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Old 10-14-2002, 04:01 PM   #53
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Default Re: Footpegs and The Crash

I see your point 12er but like the old saying "speed kills." My point is that you can be maimed or killed in either situation. Pick your poison. The only reason I have not done any track riding yet is that I'm afraid I would enjoy it too darn much. I can't afford another hobby.



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Old 10-14-2002, 05:48 PM   #54
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Default Re: How to Get Started in Road Racing

I have a slightly ground left peg and a 30% ground right peg. You're welcome to both, I'm going back to the poor man's lean indicator.
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Old 10-14-2002, 06:30 PM   #55
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I want to do the same, get my bike track ready and see what it, and I on it, can do. I am curious to see what your thoughts are on my bike, its a Hayabusa.... How do you think 'The Bus would be like on the track?

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Old 10-14-2002, 07:28 PM   #56
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Default Re: The Great Nickname Debate:

I see SuperTitty isn't going to make the cut...



What about...



"Salamander"?



"Scuff Preload, racer-at-large"?



"Super Hunky" (wait, that's taken)



"The Big Unit" (it's also taken, true, but this guy apparently throws bikes like a major leaguer!)



"Ole Gravel Butt"



"Dzus Fastener Man" (because after a quarter turn the fairing lowers come off the bike)



Need more? I gots nicknames aplenty...







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Old 10-14-2002, 08:24 PM   #57
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Default Re: How to Get Started in Road Racing

Stock? Stock it would be awful hard on its brakes and tires. That is a lot of motorycle to be accellerating, turning and braking with the force and frequency that racing requires. I believe power won't be a problem though It shouldn't be to bad on faster tracks, but it will suffer in rapid transitions and tighter corners.
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Old 10-15-2002, 04:31 AM   #58
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Default How to Get Started in Road Racing

Judging from the photo of him banged up, I'd have to suggest the Plastered Bastard.
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Old 10-15-2002, 04:32 AM   #59
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I think the famous "Contenda" quote was from Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront. He said it to his brother who made him throw a fight...I think.
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Old 10-15-2002, 06:22 AM   #60
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Default Re: How to Get Started in Road Racing

I agree, I don't think I would try to race the R1, especially not at first. Besides, I don't want to wreck my street bike. I would seriously consider getting a used GSXR600 to race with.



Once more thing-----what kind of classes are there for amatuers? Relating to skill level, engine size, etc.? Would there be GSXR1K's in the same race with 125cc motards?
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