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Old 08-13-2012, 07:16 AM   #21
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Man i took the R1 yesterday and had a hard time, She is heavy big or mayb its the rider
250 would have been better if this was the first time you've been on a track. 250's are awesome! Sell me yours.

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #22
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Man i took the R1 yesterday and had a hard time, She is heavy big or mayb its the rider lol anyways i took the 250 today and the TOR was cancelled for the day due to repairs on the track..

Oh well there is always next time.
I know it sucked that TOR was cancelled There were a few things I was looking forward to working on from Saturday. Oh well....there is always a next time

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #23
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Man i took the R1 yesterday and had a hard time, She is heavy big or mayb its the rider lol anyways i took the 250 today and the TOR was cancelled for the day due to repairs on the track..

Oh well there is always next time.
Proper suspension and a few shims can easily solve alot of this.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:42 AM   #24
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Daniel, glad you and the others made it out. Thank you. Sorry for not being able to respond. The closer it gets to a race weekend, the less time I have to check the forums. Glad you had fun, hope to see you at our future events.



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The honest truth is that you're not going in to a WMMRA race here... it's ToR which means that your bike just has to be in good working condition - the same basic state of which would make it safe to ride on the street.

Check whatever fluids you can find. Make sure oil drain plug is tight. Check cold tire pressures and make sure you have 50%+ tread. Make sure your chain has some slack in it but not so loose that it can smack your swingarm. Make sure throttle snaps shut, brake pressure is firm, levers work without any snags. Make sure there aren't any loose body parts or other pieces on your bike.
This is by far the best advice I've seen. Couldn't of said it better myself, thank you.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #25
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So, how was it? Did you have fun? Did you learn anything new? Tell us more.

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I took mine off, Like someone once said "if i fall there is something else i dont have to replace"
If you're gonna quote me, at least do it right.

"If I crash, it's one last thing I have to replace" (in regards to mirrors)

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250 would have been better if this was the first time you've been on a track. 250's are awesome! Sell me yours.
You're doing it wrong. You go from a 250 to an R1, not from an R1 to a 250.

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #26
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Sorry that we had to cancel ToR on Sunday. Mid morning a good size pothole opened up between T-8 and T-9, emergency repairs had to be done during lunch to make the track safe to race on. We are held to a strict shutdown time, so we couldn't extend lunch any longer to fit the ToR session in. Thanks for understanding and please come back at the next round!

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #27
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250 would have been better if this was the first time you've been on a track. 250's are awesome! Sell me yours.
yeah mistake on my end but i really wanted to try her out on the track...

No sir im hooked on track days i might just make it a track bike

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #28
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So, how was it? Did you have fun? Did you learn anything new? Tell us more.



If you're gonna quote me, at least do it right.

"If I crash, it's one last thing I have to replace" (in regards to mirrors)



You're doing it wrong. You go from a 250 to an R1, not from an R1 to a 250.
Yes i did learn quite a few things..

Knee dragging is more COMPLICATED than it looks like i was so focused on this and so detirmend on doing it Mistake #1 i was going at a pretty fast pace aproaching turn 1 that i knew i had gone over my head i freaked and chopped the throttle bailing on my body position and gaining a more uprigth position where i felt comfortable again.. Mistake #2, I was aproaching turn 3 and 4 when i realized they were quite more tight then what i could handle, i had a OH SH*T moment, i saw how low i was to the ground, then how close to the inside i had taken the turn, after that i felt uncofortable and fell behind, i had the track to myself for a few turns till a controlled rider signaled me to follow him. After chasing him a few truns and slowly gaining my confidence agian i was able to position my body right and felt way more secure it totally made the TOR a bit more fun than how i started..

Overall a great day..

So i learned on how impotant body position is, where to psotion myself as i go into the turn, one thing i knew but never used was the basic on how to aproach a turn (inside, outside, inside)

Yes i was qouting you just didnt remeber who said it..

PS..
A vid will be posted of my TOR experience

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #29
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Daniel, glad you and the others made it out. Thank you. Sorry for not being able to respond. The closer it gets to a race weekend, the less time I have to check the forums. Glad you had fun, hope to see you at our future events.





This is by far the best advice I've seen. Couldn't of said it better myself, thank you.
Yes sir. No problem i understand me and the family had a great time either way. We where able to get on the other side of the track and took some pretty good pictures.

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Sorry that we had to cancel ToR on Sunday. Mid morning a good size pothole opened up between T-8 and T-9, emergency repairs had to be done during lunch to make the track safe to race on. We are held to a strict shutdown time, so we couldn't extend lunch any longer to fit the ToR session in. Thanks for understanding and please come back at the next round!
No problem. Yes we will be back to enjoy not only the races but also give TOR another try..

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:11 PM   #30
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Why are you so focused on getting a knee down? Get the proper technique and body position nailed and the knee will come when you and it are ready. Anything before that is asking for an accident. If you are serious about track days I would reccomend 2-Fast's school or the OPRT school to start with then build from there.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #31
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Why are you so focused on getting a knee down? Get the proper technique and body position nailed and the knee will come when you and it are ready. Anything before that is asking for an accident. If you are serious about track days I would reccomend 2-Fast's school or the OPRT school to start with then build from there.
That's my plan! I'm headed up to the Ridge next weekend with a couple buddies to check it out. I'll probably take the school a couple times and get a couple TOR's under my belt and will probably hit the track a lot more. Just getting a feel for what it's like next week. I'm stoked. I'll have to get some pants to zip into my jacket so it'll be one piece and get some new boots though.

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Old 08-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #32
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Westside

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