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Old 05-23-2009, 10:47 AM   #91
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Ah I think you better take a closer look brother the bikes of today don't turn? At speed? Are you kidding me, no disrespect but check the weight of a gs1100 versus a Gsxr1000? The bikes are much much lighter now a days? Thats not even mentioning the 600 class?
The aforementioned FZR had a 26.7-degree rake. That's almost chopperish compared to 23.3 degrees of the CBR. Combine the much steeper rake with 100 less pounds, and you can guess which changes direction quicker. Thank technology for steering dampers that keep the new bikes from headshaking riders off.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:42 AM   #92
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Palm Beach International Raceway's Road Course

Heres the site to Moroso , Iam sure youve seen it Ken. Posting it for others! The road coarse has a ridiculously long front straight.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:49 PM   #93
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One reason I think everyone here should take a trackday, is proof that its not as safe as some here think.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:35 PM   #94
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One reason I think everyone here should take a trackday, is proof that its not as safe as some here think.
I don't think that anyone says that trackdays are "safe". You just don't have the added risk of idiots in their cages to ruin your day.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:34 PM   #95
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One reason I think everyone here should take a trackday, is proof that its not as safe as some here think.
Seruzawa nailed it. What is worse, falling down on the pavement, or falling down and getting run over by an 18 wheeler? I'll take falling down!
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Yes no doubt. I'll agree with that. If I had my choice between the semi and the flipping bike I'd take the bike. I believe I was always referencing the amount of skill each one took. A ride to work even in the worst conditions doesnt eqate to a 6lap sprint race with 2waves of riders. Imo?
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:07 AM   #97
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Palm Beach International Raceway's Road Course

Heres the site to Moroso , Iam sure youve seen it Ken. Posting it for others! The road coarse has a ridiculously long front straight.
The rain is finally clearing up and I'm leaving shortly. I'll take the camera and post some feeelthy peeectures tonight.
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Cooler, actually! Make it happen! That goes for all of you who haven't yet experienced it!
I'm not sure that 21" front wheel on the DL1000 is going to work too well on the track. Got something ending in "RR" I can borrow? And don't say; "RRR!"
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I'm not sure that 21" front wheel on the DL1000 is going to work too well on the track. Got something ending in "RR" I can borrow? And don't say; "RRR!"
I once did a trackday on a R1200GS and the older Triumph Tiger at Infineon. Despite the stock enduro-ish tires, I did a lot of passing out there!

The point is, the RR comes in your pocket, not the bike! Have a blast!
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I once did a trackday on a R1200GS and the older Triumph Tiger at Infineon. Despite the stock enduro-ish tires, I did a lot of passing out there!

The point is, the RR comes in your pocket, not the bike! Have a blast!
It was a great afternoon! I had no idea there's a bunch of old pharts my age riding around in circles and hanging out in the pits in their underwear with their racing leathers drying in the corner. Looks to me like a guy could get on the track without spending megabucks. The new and improved track is less than an hour from my place. This could be fun!
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