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Old 07-01-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default OT: The Ninja out on sunny days

There is nothing better to do in Vancouver when the sun comes out but to go for a ride!

Nothing much to say.. just snap a few pics at squamish whitespot..













Hopefully I can get some rolling shots some days. I have put only 4000km since I got it last August.

It's going up for sale in a month or so!
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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Nice 'Tard...I miss mine. I like the green Ninja as well.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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Sick bikes, the green ninja is one of my favorite bikes that is what im gona get one day
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:51 AM   #4
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You're selling it? Upgrade time already?
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:29 AM   #5
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So ... Where is the R1 ?

J/K Nice rides guys !
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:34 AM   #6
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nah i wish.. temporary leaving the country for work..

my next bike has to be a ducati.. lol..
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:20 PM   #7
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PIR hosted by MotoCorsa.. super fun day.. noob friendly..





time to hit a parking lot and practice hanging off more.. =)
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:27 PM   #8
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Good job on taking it to the track. I miss track days. If you want some pointers, I can help, since I took racer training at WCSS with Yan.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:27 PM   #9
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OMGGGGGGGGGGG

BASTARDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

I HAAAAAAATE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

that's my plan for next season! this 4 wheel stuff is getting dry
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:45 PM   #10
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thx sixthgear! pointers would be great!.. i watched lots of videos and heard all about body positioning, pressure on pegs, etc etc.. but actually doing all those is not easy.. lol.. so much to keep in mind..

how far out should my knee be? >45 degree from the bike? i thought i stuck out my knees but looks like i wasn't.. =( LOL

anyways.. first time on the track.. and i'm hooked!.. hopefully i will get to do it again soooooon..
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:53 PM   #11
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NP! Well..first and foremost, having proper body positioning is more important than how far your knee is stuck out, cause once you have your positioning right, your knee will naturally drag itself. The first mistake for track noobs is to concentrate too much on dragging knee, I know, I've been there! During racer training, I lowsided twice trying too hard to scrape knee instead of concentrating on positioning and where to look. Its hard to tell you what to do, since I dunno what you know so far. A really good point I picked up is to lead with your knee, shoulder and chin. They should line up when your hanging off the bike.

Also the "look where you wanna go" becomes an absolute must! For instance, right before entering your turn, look at the apex , once in your turn look at the exit, and once hitting apex, you should be looking down the straight, or next curve, etc.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:00 PM   #12
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Like sixthgear said, it's not about dragging knee. Getting the lines right and getting through the corner means actually minimizing lean angle and dragging knee less. It's a tough concept to swallow when you're full of testosterone at the track, but I've followed Reg and Jason Pridmore around enough while everyone was dragging knee and getting passed by them. As a matter of fact, Reg made a point of not putting on knee bucks to demonstrate that dragging knee is not the fastest way around the corner, unless you are low enough that there is no way not to drag, and/or you're about to crash and you're trying to save it with your knee/elbow.

Just relax, look well ahead and support yourself with your legs. No need to get more than one cheek off the seat (butt crack should be right at the edge of the seat). If your arms are locked, you're not going to be able to steer the bike properly.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:30 AM   #13
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what kind of ducati is that?
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:00 AM   #14
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thx for the pointers! yea it was never about dragging knee.. i find that out pretty soon.. looking over how different riders ride and stuff.. some ppl are so tall that they will drag knee with the slightest lean while others will never seem to touch the ground with the craziest lean angle..

i have been to enough car track days to really get a hang on all the major concepts of proper lines and stuff.. but trying to apply those on a bike was new too me.. haha.. i know i wanna hit that apex but i just couldn't get to it.. haha.. it's so easy on a bike to know if you nail it or not..

practice makes perfect.. =)

scott: that's a hyper motard 1100s..
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:06 AM   #15
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Here's some vids...not sure if you've seen these. Dirk Anderson gives the most basic pointers for people starting on the tracks. Even I still try to practice what he says. A lot of the pointers is also what the instructors at WCSS point out. Also, make sure your hand and foot controls are positioned properly.





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knee bucks

Just relax, look well ahead and support yourself with your legs. No need to get more than one cheek off the seat (butt crack should be right at the edge of the seat). If your arms are locked, you're not going to be able to steer the bike properly.
You mean knee pucks? Right?

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what kind of ducati is that?
I'll assume you are asking about the red one? If so, it's a Ducati Hypermotard

http://www.ducati.com/bikes/hypermotard/index.do
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:45 AM   #16
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You mean knee pucks? Right?

Doh, yeah, I mean knee pucks.

One other thing to remember for the OP is that for some tracks and some bikes/people, car lines don't work for bikes, especially when you get to more advanced level stuff. I mean, how often do you see 3 cars side by side into a corner and all 3 come out unscathed? With a bike, the width of the track is so much more than the width of the bikes that you have a lot more flexibility. The other thing with bikes is that your body weight is so much more significant than when in a car. So not only do you have to be smooth with the bike inputs, but also with your body transitions and movements, because those also become bike inputs.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:25 PM   #17
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Oh yeah, if you don't have good leg strength, nows a good time to strengthen them. Also good core muscles helps a lot. I did this one crazy run during mission track days and my legs were on fire. This was prob a 10 min run too!
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:30 PM   #18
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yea i have seen those dirk anderson videos before.. some good pointers!

btw.. anyone interested or knows someone who would be interested in the bike let me know.. gonna post it officially soon..

price is $7200obo.. 7440km no accidents no claim no lien.. just a few minor scratches on right lower fairing from tip over at driveway by previous owner.. hardly noticable.. =)
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:44 PM   #19
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supermoto anyone? I have a KLR650 that sound like a shot gun and goes like stink(untill you get your gixer into second or third) and flys pretty straight......lol
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