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Old 09-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #41
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Grip it and rip it!!!
Woot for the best quote ever! No easier way to put one on oneself's head! awesome.

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Old 09-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #42
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First of all, let me just say that Donny is a goof.



Okay, with that outta the way... I just bought an old track bike to come play with you guys and it has Q2's on it. They have been ran for 2 track days but at the most sedate pace I'd hardly call it track riding.

Soooo, I'll be at the dull end of the Advanced group at the Ridge next week, what should I expect out of these things? I've run NTECS and GPA's for the past couple years and started the year on a set of new Pirelli's which I hated - just for reference.
You'll be pleasently surprised. Seriously....i've run these tires at a pretty quick pace, for me, and they held just fine. Only get greasy when you're really putting the screws to them after 8 or so laps.

Trust me, you wont be dissapointed. Look forward to riding with you again.

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Old 09-20-2012, 07:35 PM   #43
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Thanks Gents! That makes me feel much better about them. One less thing to worry about considering I've only got 2.1 track days ever at the Ridge, this bike was bought yesterday and it's an ebay special hodge podge '05 GSXR frankenbike with stock suspension so I'll likely have much better (worse?) things to be worrying about than tires.

I'm gonna run my warmers with them for peace of mind but I'll heed your advice and just give them a 20 minute blast on low prior to each session.

Donny - looking forward to seeing you again as well buddy! And all the other 2-Fast Hooligans like Stevie, Tim, and Rob of course!

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #44
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First of all, let me just say that Donny is a goof.



Okay, with that outta the way... I just bought an old track bike to come play with you guys and it has Q2's on it. They have been ran for 2 track days but at the most sedate pace I'd hardly call it track riding.

Soooo, I'll be at the dull end of the Advanced group at the Ridge next week, what should I expect out of these things? I've run NTECS and GPA's for the past couple years and started the year on a set of new Pirelli's which I hated - just for reference.
I got a warning for using a "hate" word regarding my referencing of Mister DWShultzy's sexual orientation so for those I offended, I apologize. Moderators chose the word goof to change it to, not me...

For the record, I'm pretty certain Donny is a straight individual, not that it matters of course.

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:31 PM   #45
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I got a warning for using a "hate" word regarding my referencing of Mister DWShultzy's sexual orientation so for those I offended, I apologize. Moderators chose the word goof to change it to, not me...

For the record, I'm pretty certain Donny is a straight individual, not that it matters of course.

That's pretty dissapointing......I am a goof and I'll thumb wrestle anyone who say's I aint!!!!!!!11!

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #46
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Just don't run Bridgestones and you'll be fine.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:03 PM   #47
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I Ride: Yamaha FZ1, 08 gsxr 1000 trackbike
Tire warmers, out lap
Well,

After running Q2's for 2 years on my FZ1 and running hard from start to finish, and having my first crash at the track in 10 years at the Ridge---I would warm them up for one lap, or consider the tire warmers, I biffed it in the turn right after the carousel going down the hill into a right hand turn. Totally online, no feeling of anything ominous, running in 2nd in the A group out lap, and next thing I know, on the ground bouncing. Track control riders, one expert race school rider who saw me biff it----all think cold tires were the culprit. So, it all depends, if you get fast enough, an out lap can send you to ER, even on the fast heating Q2's. I personally don't feel like going to the ER or busting a thumb and a rib to find out again. I am either going to run a more carefully orchestrated out lap---per--dammyneckhurts----or use tire warmers or both. Of course, a FZ1 should not be running that hard anyway, haha, so I got myself a heck of a deal on a 2008 GSXR 1000 that is 50# lighter with way more HP than I will ever want, except for trashing the really fast guys on 600's for a brief moment---on the straight stretch. It should handle better than my FZ1 and I am curious to feel what a slipper clutch might feel like, among other inherent improvements. YMMV

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