Trackday preparation

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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by Gerrit » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:45 pm

As I pointed out, Dirk, you didn't need a visa before 1973 when the UK joined the Common Market, and Brexit won't change this.
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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by dirk » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:45 pm

Gerrit


That was meant as a joke..

Cheers!

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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by dirk » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:19 pm

Hello everybody

In a nutshell, it was great fun. :mrgreen:
what a cool roller coaster.
weather was good and the small Kawa also went well.

the gear ratio was not optimal for me (orginal) or I'm too slow.
I found it hard to always stay in the powerband.
and I already have a nimble shift foot..
From time to time I was starving.
the second problem was the gear change.
the first gear down and the rest up.
In the bends it was difficult to get your foot under the gear lever.
the fairing is often ground on the asphalt in the left turn after the chicane. :shock:

There were many nice and fast bikes with us.
among others a RG (B) 500 and RC30 and of course plenty of Morinis.
i was most impressed by a Scott.
the owner has himself designed a new crankcase and also the crankshaft and sport exhaust.
unfortunately, my English is very bad and did not understand much.
the Scott has 46hp and the maximum torque is 2800 rpm.
i did not want to believe it, but I had a lot of trouble overtaking and the full fairing helped me a lot.

my girlfriend was on a racetrack for the first time and had a great time after the fear subsided

i'm looking forward to next year

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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by mellorp » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:14 pm

Great write up, glad you and your girlfriend enjoyed your track day and your English is very good.

I challenge most on here to replicate your post in German

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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by dirk » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:47 pm

It looks kinda slow. :oops:

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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by JanBros » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:29 am

doing trackdays with original plastics isn't the greatest idea ;-)
You know it's cold outside when you trip over dog shit instead of standing in it.

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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by dirk » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:22 pm

I know.
that's why I drive slowly. ;-)

Of course you are right.
that's my spare fairing.
and as you say, it's a trackday and not a race.
even though it's hard for me when it's too full in the corners, I hold myself back and drive depressed.
on wet track I would not have driven.
with 50+, the bones do not heal as well as they did at 20. :oops:
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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by dmac » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:57 pm

Looking good, nice to read about your adventure.

Hopefully we make better choices as we get older - leading to less broken parts :lol:

I know it is not a race, but if the gear change is a big problem, maybe reverse the linkage so one up 5 down.
I used to be undecided, but now I am not so sure.

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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by dirk » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:25 pm

dmac wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:57 pm
......... maybe reverse the linkage so one up 5 down.
Forecast for the future ..
Wanted! Spare gearbox :shock: :lol:
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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by dmac » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:45 pm

Who hasn't changed down a gear at max RPM :lol:
I used to be undecided, but now I am not so sure.

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Re: Trackday preparation

Post by Gerrit » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:19 am

The gearbox can take it, but the crank and pistons/rings won't be too happy with a downshift at max rpm followed by slamming the throttle open, especially the big-ends. A spare crank would make more sense than a spare gearbox (a KR-1R gearbox would be nice, though).
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