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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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High side save from this past weekend

Most recent track day at ACC north. Riding intermediate. Little did I know it would be my last day in inters

FF to 10:08 for the funsies



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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 06:34 PM
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Shit man! Excellent save! What kind if tires were you running?
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power pures front/rear. They were put on about april last year.. Some 6 or 7 track days on them and quite a few thousand street miles.

I knew that rear was toasted, especially the right side since my last track weekend at Putnam park, but I wanted to get 1 more day out of it. I almost paid big time for that
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Damn 7 TD's + street is a lot!

I get take offs from a racer buddy of mine and use those for a weekend. He gives um to me for $100. Still a great save bet that made your butthole pucker haha.
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Ha, my butthole puckered and my whole brain just shit. A thousand thoughts went through my head the moment I noticed the rear starting to slide. And then I watch the video and see that the whole thing look less than 5 seconds.

Crazy how the brain works.

I need a friend like yours. You get $100 for the set?
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Yup. Hundo for a set Bridgestone R10's. (190 rear) Very very sticky if warmed properly. Def recommend them for any track addict. Never given me a scary moment.

My buddy does 3 6-10 lap races per weekend then sells them to me.
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wow that is a pretty good deal. do you have extra rims to swap to as well?

added slow mo at the end
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Nice save If that was me, I'd be face down eating dirt.
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It was good seeing you, Tom. I'm glad you made it out.

I'm pretty sure the only reason i didn't go down was because I was too ignorant to let off the throttle
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Hell yeah man, I'm sure I'll see you around next season Maybe we'll both have our ladies so they're not so bored sitting in the pits.
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It was good seeing you, Tom. I'm glad you made it out.

I'm pretty sure the only reason i didn't go down was because I was too ignorant to let off the throttle
Troof! I'll be out there with you next year!
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That will be good to see you on the track, Chuck!

You got a trailer and a way to pull it?
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That will be good to see you on the track, Chuck!

You got a trailer and a way to pull it?
A way to pull it, yes. Trailer.... next purchase after the track wardrobe for the bike. She's all prepped now except for bodywork. I figure I can rent a trailer pretty cheap until I buy one. Towing capacity on my Equinox isn't all that great, but it'll pull a trailer and a couple bikes without too much issue. Just have to keep an eye on the transmission temps in the hills.
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Yeah I think you can get a uhaul trailer for $25/day or something. I did it that way quite a few times, but thankfully I came across a 3-rail motorcycle trailer that needed a little fixin' up this year and have been using that.
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There's a place in Frankfort that has really nice 5x8 utility trailers for $625. TC-Trailers.com. Dual tongue, folding ramp, powder coated, shackled leaf springs, and 15" rubber. They beat the snot out of the $900 mass production trailers at the box stores.
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Damn that does sound like a pretty good deal.
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I've shopped around quite a bit. Just didn't like the single tongue trailers at the box stores. Found TC Trailers in the trader paper.
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Out of the seat and feet off the 'pegs? Big one!

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I'm pretty sure the only reason i didn't go down was because I was too ignorant to let off the throttle
One of the few times that being ignorant can save your ass!

I don't mind the Power Pure's for track use... I went from them onto a set of Bridgestone 003's I that had been sitting around my place for a while - big difference. Still, that's not to say that the Pure's are a bad tyre - just that their limits are lower, and likely much closer to the average riders ability. I'd say it's a good thing that they slide around a bit (the rear on corner exit that is, never had a problem with the front) because it lets you get a feel for the slide without riding so fast that you're going beyond your ability.

If you can't find the limit on a street tyre, how can you do it on higher performing sports/track tyre?

I'm a firm believer that anyone who rides should start off on a tyre like the Pure's instead of going straight to a full-on sports/track tyre.
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mmmm, Power Pure's..

I rode them once on track because it wasn't dry enough for slicks: never again!
One time on PP's and also an almost-high-sider, they just got to hot.
Those street tires just are not made for serious track use imo...
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I'm a firm believer that anyone who rides should start off on a tyre like the Pure's instead of going straight to a full-on sports/track tyre.
Simon Crafar would dis agree............just saying
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