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2/16/08 thunderhill My first track day

wow someone please pull the needle out what a rush I started out in the c group for a few sessions then moved on to group B after picking up the lines




what a Hoot i'm looking into another track day at Infinion at the end of the month
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another pic Did i mention it was 74 Degrees at Thunder hill what a great track The track day group was Zoom Zoom they where great i also had some buddy's that race AFM that i went with and they helped a lot. I had the stock brake fluid and after a few sessions cooked it so i replaced fluid and re bled the lines and was able to continue

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Sweet. Nice pictures too.



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congrats bro on your first track day....you'll get hooked now...tell the wife its over and live your life in your trailer with your bike hahaha...jus jokin bro.....have fun out there

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Nice dude. You have good form.

I haven't been on the track for over 3 years now, and I'm missing it... maybe someday i'll do THill with you.

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I went cheap put the bike in back of My truck and slept on the floor of My buddies van one of My other buddies had a hauler but He got in around 12:00 midnight. I'm working on the form but I also need to get more consistent like picking up markers for braking mostly but T hill is a bad Mutha. As far as the 10's power yes to much on the street but not to much on the trackI have stock gearing and I was hitting the limiter in 4th gear going down the straight i think I saw 160 indicated right before I set up braking for turn one. Turn one was about 100mph Indicated power wheelie out of one and into 2 Yes I'm hooked .
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THill is a pretty long track... I have been to the track twice, and that wasn't enough time for me ( a street rider ) to be consistent... but I really like turn 2, and coming down the back hill... ride a little wheely coming down that.

I never liked turn 3 ( off camber ), and never really figured out the last right going onto the front straight... on the Busa, I'd see just about 160 before throwing out the anchor for turn 1.

Me in turn 2 a long time ago..

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You look good I run wide out of 2 and go all the way to the inside of 3 with the off camber corner drag knee through 4 careful on 5 the last turn before the strait kinda square off but if ya take it right You can get a good drive down the strait
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Congrats bro, nice form. I'm hoping I could go to a track day this year, unfortunately due to business venture I can't, maybe next year ( jealous). You're going to be hooked now. You now what they said you'll be riding less on the street . The track is much more fun.

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It was recommended by many peeps for me to run wider on the exit of turn 2 to setup for 3 just as you described.

My upper-body is too hung up on the top of the tank -- a trait I can't seem to relinquish.
In both of your photos, you've got your chest over and off the tank... it looks good.

Telling my wife I need another $250 + other $ for misc crap to do a track day is a tall order around my house... :)

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