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post #1 of 53 Old 04-21-2007, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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1098 Thrashing

I was at California Speedway today, first off it was a crazy day at the track way to many red flags. I think there was only one session without a crash in level III today.

I also broke the chain on my ZX10R, I was going to ride the ZX6R but never got my tires...

So what's a man to do?? Well rent a brand new 1098 from sport bike rental. The bike was delivered at noon from the shop and I was riding my ass off by 1:00. It had 15 miles on it when I took it out!!

So what did I think? The brakes are scary good, power is good but different. I was hitting the rev limiter all the time on the first few laps then realized I needed to turn in a gear higher than I am used to on the I4's. The torque will carry you.

It also seemed tall in the front like I was riding a motard. The seat is a rock and is tilted forward pushing the jewels into the tank.

The suspension was really quite good and the setup was close for me in stock form. The cluster is nice but small hard to read on the track. The shift lights 4 of them on the other hand are great and very handy. No slipper clutch!!! I am used to the great one on the ZX10R and look out if your not used to not having one. Dropping a gear at 165 was a pucker moment the first time around.

The only thing I really didn't like about it was I could'nt get past J.P. (Feliz El Gato) on it.. Your getting to fast man.

Thank you Sport Bike Rental....

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sounds like you had a fun day
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lucky sob. first time i seen it in yellow. sharp ass bike........

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Did someone get new leathers??

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Nice looking bike. Thanks for the first hand eval.
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That is a nice bike. So you didn't ride the 10R or the 6R Now you see why I don't like the Duc. You get so use to keeping a I4 on the high RPMs and the Duc is the totally backwards you have to use all the midrange and the higher RPMs just don't pull. I love the sound of the Vtwins for sure I have not seen that color yet that yellow is damn Hot. Were you boys putting down the knee today I am glad I didn't make it with all the crashes, you must have been upset dosen't that cut into your lap time? When will Pics be up ? Good to see all were OK

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I made it to the third session and broke the chain on the track. (ZX10R) A definet ass pucker moment.

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I made it to the third session and broke the chain on the track. (ZX10R) A definet ass pucker moment.

I'm not fast I'm just faster than you
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Final score ZX10Rs six, Gixxors none.....

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Day started on 3 cyl. only: lots of wet spots on track, lots of red flag/crashes.

Thumbs up to Fastrackriders for running a tight show.

We did not get a real first session before 12 noon.

Strong showing by zx-10R.net members:

Katoom ( unlucky for your chain but lucky it happened @ slow spot..)

Yehzx10r and buddies, Quig and myself.




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