Hey, Some/Most might know me since Ive been a member since 2004.
Name is Maurice.
Started riding in Fall of 2000. did my first Track day March 2005, by 2006 I was in Intermediate or Advance in the 3 to 4 Track day orgs. My bike mentor started TDs in 2002, and racing in 2003 so he finally got about 3 of us to do our first race March 2006. VIR during the Meat Grinder days (600 super stock) grids were 45-65 4 plus wave on a regular lol. In 2007 my mentor/best friend got the wild idea about us doing a 6 hour endurance race with WERA. I was scared shitless, but in the end it was fun and I ended up switching to GP shift and have not look back. The last WERA endurance Race I did in my region was 2012 and we pulled off a few 3rd place in that time. Met some Pro AMA racers on the track practicing. At one point I was averaging 35 track days a year and 10 race weekends.
12 years, numerous crashes and 15 operations I'm still in the track days and racing game.
I've always been a Kawasaki Guy and on average buy 2 of the latest models.
My first track bike was the 2004 ZX10R, I ran it in 2005, but I did not like it much. Wheelie monster. I then picked up a 2005 636 later that fall. When I started Racing in 2006 I raced my 2005 636, then in early fall I got the 2006 ZX10R and did about 5 races on it.
Had bad crash in 2006 and in 2007 I was racing both bikes in 600 class and 1000 class races.
By 2008 - 2014 I only raced and tracked my ZX10s. I picked up the R6 in 2015 and only did track days with it so far. I am slow rolling prepping it for race life.
The bike list.
starting in 2000.
1991 ZX6 D1
2004 ZX10R street
2004 ZX10R Race
2005 ZX636 Race Bike
2006 ZX10R street
2006 ZX10R Race
2008 ZX10R street
2008 ZX10R Race
2011 ZX10R Street
2011 ZX10R Race
2016 ZX10R Street
Other bikes since then...
2005 R1 street
2008 CBR 1000RR street
2011 R6 Race Bike and Street Bike.
(About 5 Dirt bikes)
Currently I have:
2016 ZX10R for the street
2011 ZX10R for Racing and Track days
2011 R6 for Racing, track days and Street (have race endurance bodywork with head lights)
I am looking at some 2016 ZX10R i may get to make a Race Bike, but my 2011 is dialed in so perfect, but the way my 2016 feel.....sigh...its a tad bit smoother.
I might just treat the 2011 to a Refit/Refresh and get some 2016 bodywork and update my paint sceme.
Ive been painting my bikes and others since the beginging, but its harder to do now with my neighbors bitching. So ill prob send out.
I want to get a set for $350.