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Old 06-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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First Track Day on 2012 ZX10
First Track day on the 2012 ZX10R. WOW! One fast bike.
Traction control works......Shreds tires like a liter bike should.
The Dunlop US GPA 55xx will only last one day on this bike.
Tire wear was OK considering the stock shock is crap.
Im pretty sure I can go faster on this bike stock than on my 2005 in full race trim with magic forks and penske shock.
QuickShifter (Bazzazz ZFI) is pretty cool. Only one false Neutral in 5/6.
Wheelies no problem in 5th gear at 150+. Had a 4th gear wheelie catch wind and try to loop me (This is on the .75 mile long front straight at PIR).

Pulled every bike on the track, including BMWs and Panigale. The ZX has motor, Power wheelies in 2nd and 3rd. Im running 16/40.

Transitions waaayyy beter than the 05. (Went flush on the forks, 4mm shim in the rear, and a 190/60 Dunlop US GPA tire) Didnt run wide or understeer.
Brakes are OK..just needed to get the pads warmed up! (Using Carbonne Lorraine SBK-5 street pads) Im going to switch to Vesrah next week.
Was lofting the rear into T1 by the third session.

Saw an indicated 182mph..thats reading from the wheels, and a tall tire.

Its making my 2005 race bike feel slow. sigh.....
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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Sounds like you're ready for TOR.

Fossil this coming weekend?

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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Sounds just like WSBK: The Kawi simply doesn't take care of the rear tire that well....

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:36 AM   #4
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Pulled every bike on the track, including BMWs and Panigale. The ZX has motor, Power wheelies in 2nd and 3rd. Im running 16/40.
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Nothing against ZX but I'd like to see more accurate comparison between three bikes with same caliber riders and similarly setup bikes.
Track days are different for everyone so you cant compare yourself to next guy over. For some its a "race" and others are just out to enjoy and have some fun.

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:16 AM   #5
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The first Gen has some legs on it and it's good to hear that the new one does not dissapoint.

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Nothing against ZX but I'd like to see more accurate comparison between three bikes with same caliber riders and similarly setup bikes.
Track days are different for everyone so you cant compare yourself to next guy over. For some its a "race" and others are just out to enjoy and have some fun.
Someone feeling inadequate about their BMW?

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:37 AM   #6
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Someone feeling inadequate about their BMW?
Nope, love my BMW and wouldn't trade it for any other supersport
Having couple/few bikes is best, plan to rearange my other bikes but BMW is staying

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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Nope, love my BMW and wouldn't trade it for any other supersport
Having couple/few bikes is best, plan to rearange my other bikes but BMW is staying
Yeah, I remember when you only had the FZ6...look at you now...a bike tycoon.

I'm not the one to talk...I've got more than I can ride at one time.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:01 AM   #8
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One (12' zx10r) pulled on the ferry right behind me the other day. First time I've seen one, besides in a magazine, and I swear it looked like a 600. It looked so smalled, compact and sleek. The guy had just bought it. I love the looks of the bike!

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Old 06-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #9
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Pulled every bike on the track, including BMWs and Panigale. The ZX has motor, Power wheelies in 2nd and 3rd. Im running 16/40.
Video, or it didn't happen.

http://youtu.be/B1Cfwk37uas

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #10
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Its making my 2005 race bike feel slow. sigh.....
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Can't stop progress. Sounds amazing.

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:21 AM   #11
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Video, or it didn't happen.

http://youtu.be/B1Cfwk37uas
What a nice day for a track day!

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Old 06-12-2012, 10:40 AM   #12
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Pulled every bike on the track, including BMWs and Panigale. The ZX has motor, Power wheelies in 2nd and 3rd. Im running 16/40.
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Video, or it didn't happen.

http://youtu.be/B1Cfwk37uas
ZX is nowhere to be seen or did I miss something?

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #13
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no honda?

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:40 PM   #14
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Good editing, Paul.

I did see 14 year old Andy Dibrino go by on his R6......LOL

Grudge match Paul???


PS LEE, post the one where I passed you out of turn 9...just so Paul can get his nuts off.

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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I Ride: an '06 sv650s & I tinker on an '02 :D
had a couple false neutrals on my first track day on my '06 sv650 4->5, is that just bad timing of the shift that causes that? kinda worried me, cut my last session short

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Old 06-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #16
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had a couple false neutrals on my first track day on my '06 sv650 4->5, is that just bad timing of the shift that causes that? kinda worried me, cut my last session short
Timing and not a deliberate shift on your part; can't half ass them. Do enough of them and it might bend your shift fork enough that the bike will fall into a false neutral at WOT, even when you are in gear.

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Old 06-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #17
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another i go fast in a straight line thread...




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Old 06-12-2012, 02:43 PM   #18
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It is a Motocorsa trackday Trinc, lol

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Old 06-12-2012, 02:55 PM   #19
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Thats where I blew up the last 05 ZX10.....false neutral and over rev = "pop".

I also noticed that the TC bar was pegged at the apex of T4.....thought it was an ignition issue....

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #20
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Sounds like fun

I'd love a dry day at PIR...

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