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September 22nd, 2014, 07:01 AM   #1
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I Ride: suzuki sv 650, honda xl 350
good weather for a ride

a couple of weeks ago me and a friend took a ride thru the hills nearby. skip the first minute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUEk7GcyYpk


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September 24th, 2014, 02:59 PM   #2
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Did close to a thousand miles this past weekend and all of it was mountain twisties.. Covered 5 states. Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. Obliterated a set of Michelin's
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September 25th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #3
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wow, good for you pov. for me, the most fun is riding thru the mountains on twisties. i`m about 100km afar from the closest mountain roads, and latest the weather was shitty, but whenever i have the time to do it, i enjoy an afternoon of riding.
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October 31st, 2015, 01:38 AM   #4
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Not good weather for a ride...the greasiest and most treacherous I've ever known Doni. Timely change of front averted an almost certain trip to Intensive care.

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October 31st, 2015, 01:39 AM   #5
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What's that front, Arrabb?

And what were Mais8 (or whatever) lap times like?
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October 31st, 2015, 01:44 AM   #6
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What was the temp Arrab?
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October 31st, 2015, 02:41 AM   #7
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What was the temp Arrab?
Ambient, around 10 degrees C when the session kicked off, so even with tyre warmers and full wets folk were struggling. It's quite mild right now and I thought that the strong southerly would dry the circuit by the time it reached around 15 degrees at lunch - but it didn't. Track temp? sensor indicated 17 degrees mid morning and it never really improved. It was tough to keep heat in the tyre, but comfortable running at 30 - 32 psi all day.

Foolishly ran a worn front in the first session and following several front end slides down Craners, switched tyre and was planted for the rest of the day. Still very slow and cautious though, track was like an ice rink. Nonetheless. some riders on full wet set up were putting in the sort of pace that I would cream over in the dry and one of the guys from Russo Racing tore the decals of my bike when he came past through Hollywood about 40mph faster. Six big crashes, most of them highsides - I'll try and upload footage of one of the early sessions so you can see how slow it was.

When it's like this, I slow right down - find some space and barring the end of the straights try to ride the track purely on throttle control and engine braking with minimum use of brakes. From the old hairpin to Mcleans it's a great exercise.
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October 31st, 2015, 02:59 AM   #8
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Sounds like a great day, everything considered!

10C is Canadian track-day temp though...

Always some fun to be had at there track, even slow, slippery and wet (hey, wait a minute there...) you can challenge yourself and work on technique.

Bravo!
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October 31st, 2015, 03:02 AM   #9
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What's that front, Arrabb?

And what were Mais8 (or whatever) lap times like?
Was tempted to sling in a full wet, but the front that I turned up on was quite worn and didn't want to stick it back on for the ride home. I do a lot of straight line road miles so a Pilot 2 was great choice for the day and beyond. Unbelievable grip, ugly fucking tyre though.

Got some Pirelli Diablo Rosso's stashed in the garage for next summer. Trust me, this wasn't the day to air them. In the meantime this is a great performance front for the winter and early spring sports riding. Brilliant boot.

Mais8 tore my stickers off as he passed me down Craners.
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That front was a Pilot 2?
I have raced in 13deg wet. But on full wets. Very wierd and squirmy. Two stroke 125 power band doesn't help. Nor stress and steam pouring into lid.
Confidence trick.
Big props for taking a 1000 out on such a nasty day.
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