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post #1 of 17 Old 06-15-2004, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Track: 1st time track riders with 10R

not sure if this the right place to post it, but:

Feed back, is what im looking for (again) :))

from folks who are new to the track and took there zx-10R to the track for the first time!

and what group or team did you sign up with ie.
nesba a/b/i ?
or
team promotions
blue/white/red ?

im planmomg on hitting the trac to see if i like it
and if i like it on a liter bike vs 600/750

im pretty damm good in the streets but im looking to take it to the next level and learn the ways of the force (track).

i just need to get a set of leathers made, oh and decide on a pipe

ps: even if your a track regular, whats you experience or advice for a new track squide lol lol

i will more than likly start at Summit point in WVa,


nesba or Tp first?
what do you think?
ive heard stories of how both are very different.

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Nesba will be more crowded, Sportbiketracktime is more friendly and not as crowded. I did my first trackday ever on my new 10R and it was bone stock minus a steering dampner. I ran Road Atlanta and I am a pretty experienced street/mountain curvy rider. Had a blast. Took names on the straights! Turned the some of the fastest times in my group and I entered on the I class. Great bike but respect it!!!!!!

Be careful with the throttle, bout highsided 2wice from grabbing too much gas.
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Nesba will be more crowded, Sportbiketracktime is more friendly and not as crowded. I did my first trackday ever on my new 10R and it was bone stock minus a steering dampner. I ran Road Atlanta and I am a pretty experienced street/mountain curvy rider. Had a blast. Took names on the straights! Turned the some of the fastest times in my group and I entered on the I class. Great bike but respect it!!!!!!

Be careful with the throttle, bout highsided 2wice from grabbing too much gas.
3 of my boys rode with you down there 2 was in the I group and one in A
they told about the only black zx10R there and the R1 that spit oil out!

i wish i could have made it!

the one in A had the gixxer 750 (matter of fact they all have gixxers)
he had most wanted rider (green and black) with cannon 39 on back.

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Be careful with the throttle, bout highsided 2wice from grabbing too much gas.
My only real advice, too. Not a track newbie, but did make that mistake once at California Speedway. Very painful -- highsides suck! Just be careful with the throttle coming out of the turns. Lots of HP down low on these bikes.
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I'll vouch for the throttle warning:



I'll also say it's fast:



OK, maybe the second one doesn't mean much if you haven't ridden Putnam Raceway Park, but it's a decent lap for first time on this track/first track day on this bike. And the Dunlop 208s did pretty well too.
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10Rpilot, what were the circumstances of your road toss? Highside, lowside, enter a corner too hot, early in the session, late in the session? From the photo, it looks like the bike absorbed the damage pretty well. But, I am not sure that your experience is a great testimonial for D218 tires.

Vonstallin, my advice for newer track day riders is don't let your ego overload your talent. I think for the most part, a very good street rider will find that they have a lot to learn when starting out at the track. You may constantly find yourself being passed by riders on much smaller and slower bikes. Resist the urge to show them up with your horsepower. You may find yourself getting into turns over your head. As Kenny Roberts once said slow in fast out beats fast in slow out every time.
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Looks like a low side to me. I don't see any upper damage like I would expect to see in a high side.

When did that happen? Was is high speed or low, and did you get hurt?
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Last turn at Putnam Raceway, going onto the straight. Was trying to pass a pro on the front straight so I wanted some good drive off the corner. I honestly can't remember anything except catching a downshift before entering the corner and then getting on the gas. Everyone that inspected the rear tire agreed that I just grabbed too much throttle. But yes, it sustained the crash very well I thought. Busted footpeg, busted brake pedal and the exhaust can saved the tail. Then all the other normal lowside damage one can expect. But I was happy that the frame didn't get gouged and just a scratch on the clutch cover. All my protective gear except boots are trashed though.
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Last turn at Putnam Raceway, going onto the straight. Was trying to pass a pro on the front straight so I wanted some good drive off the corner. I honestly can't remember anything except catching a downshift before entering the corner and then getting on the gas. Everyone that inspected the rear tire agreed that I just grabbed too much throttle. But yes, it sustained the crash very well I thought. Busted footpeg, busted brake pedal and the exhaust can saved the tail. Then all the other normal lowside damage one can expect. But I was happy that the frame didn't get gouged and just a scratch on the clutch cover. All my protective gear except boots are trashed though.
I guess it did its job then. Better than your A$$ bein trashed. :shock:
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Oh yeah, those tires were 208s (the new American made front), not the stock 218s.
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