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Old 10-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #8726
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He is 5'11" 200lbs. The 2012 R's have regular Daytona brakes that are nissin 4 pots.

Tim I think that is the plan is to start out with a stock bike and just ride a ton. I know I'm not smart enough to mess with suspension. That goes way over my head. I probably won't ride much on the track. I can only afford one money pit and that's my car. Maybe eventually I'll get on the track more.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #8727
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He is 5'11" 200lbs. The 2012 R's have regular Daytona brakes that are nissin 4 pots.

Tim I think that is the plan is to start out with a stock bike and just ride a ton. I know I'm not smart enough to mess with suspension. That goes way over my head. I probably won't ride much on the track. I can only afford one money pit and that's my car. Maybe eventually I'll get on the track more.
Track days generally aren't too expensive. Certainly less than a single ticket. You'll learn more one track day than an entire season on the road. Even if you can only pick up one or two per year, they are well worth the price. They also help maintain your sanity on the road (and helps prevents those awful tickets).

When it comes time for suspension, find a guy that knows what he is doing and listens really, really well to you. You'll save yourself a season or two of chasing your tail around the track.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #8728
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I know they aren't much but they require a 1 piece and lots of prep for the bike to be allowed on the track. I'll get there but only as a way to get better not a continuous hobby. Probably next year ill head down to VIR.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #8729
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I know they aren't much but they require a 1 piece and lots of prep for the bike to be allowed on the track. I'll get there but only as a way to get better not a continuous hobby. Probably next year ill head down to VIR.
I picked up a new 1 piece A* for $400. Syed is having a great sale on their left over stock right now. The prep work for a track day is minimal. For racing, a bit more involved. Let your body buy the track whore. Then you can ride her too.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #8730
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That's the plan. I have the car track whore he is getting the bike. But I'm literally saving all my pennies for a street triple... Possibly Daytona, can't decide.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:39 PM   #8731
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Ok so wait, what if the goal is to get the brake lever feeling stiff quicker. Yes you would have to put more work but get a very stiff brake lever very quickly?
If you want the lever to feel stiffer quicker, then you want to go with a larger master cylinder. However, that means he'll need to pull harder to get the same amount of brake force.

As mentioned, the first thing to do is make sure you bleed the system well and insure there's no air in the lines. The next step is new brake pads (and properly prepping them). If he doesn't have them already, stainless braided brake lines are a great upgrade. If, after all that, the brakes still don't feel like he wants then you can look at the Brembo RCS19 master cylinder where you can actually select the amount of leverage it gives you:
http://www.hardracing.com/brembo/brembomc.htm
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #8732
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He has that master cylinder already I believe. It's a brembo one and it looked about like that.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:27 PM   #8733
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Since we are on the topic of brakes, does anyone have any tips on upgrading the brakes on say a 1978 Honda CB400T? It has a disc up from with a single pot caliper. I have rebuilt both the caliper and MC and replaced the line with braided. I can almost literally squeeze with all my might and i have yet to feel like i am getting close to locking up the front wheel. I am deathly afraid to try and lock it up for fear of not knowing how to control it. They don't really make upgraded pads for this bike. I took a grinder to the rotor to try and get some more friction but iit was ground back down by normal braking in a few rides. It doesn't have much ass moving forward but I'm more worried about it stopping.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:28 PM   #8734
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I'll get there but only as a way to get better not a continuous hobby.
Hahaha, all junkies have said this before their first hit... Next thing they've sold their fast car to buy a small trailer and a big stack of tires.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:28 PM   #8735
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Anyone have experience with these ?

Look like they would be comfortable and can be used for road courses.


http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...l.bok?no=11351
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:59 PM   #8736
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Those cortechs look good to me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:43 AM   #8737
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Since we are on the topic of brakes, does anyone have any tips on upgrading the brakes on say a 1978 Honda CB400T? It has a disc up from with a single pot caliper. I have rebuilt both the caliper and MC and replaced the line with braided. I can almost literally squeeze with all my might and i have yet to feel like i am getting close to locking up the front wheel. I am deathly afraid to try and lock it up for fear of not knowing how to control it. They don't really make upgraded pads for this bike./
Keep looking for some higher-friction aftermarket brakes. Contact Galfer and see if they have a fitment for your bike.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:46 AM   #8738
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Does anyone have any way of reaching hpirally? He hasn't posted on here in about two weeks and hasn't responded to my PM.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:53 AM   #8739
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AD for the noob track days you dont need a 1 piece around here. As long as you have a full circumference zipper you are good to go.

Any tailer can put one in that jacket and pants you have for cheap.


My solution is to sell the Subaru / ninja and buy two track vehicles.

BOSS 302 and an SV650.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:29 AM   #8740
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As far as just adding a zipper to the gear I have the I'm not sure I feel as safe as compared to a full leather suit.

As for selling the Subaru then it has been 2 years of building it up to be a pretty good track vehicle and I finally have it where I want it. So selling my very one of a kind subie would 1 only get 5-6k and 2 would be selling my baby.

Next summer after I get my new bike then ill probably go on the track.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #8741
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Does anyone have any way of reaching hpirally? He hasn't posted on here in about two weeks and hasn't responded to my PM.
I thought I had his number, but no. Hope everything is ok.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #8742
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As for selling the Subaru then it has been 2 years of building it up to be a pretty good track vehicle and I finally have it where I want it. So selling my very one of a kind subie would 1 only get 5-6k and 2 would be selling my baby.
Do you have a thread for the Suby? Is that 330WHP N/A, or is it an 06+ WRX engine?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #8743
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Do you have a thread for the Suby? Is that 330WHP N/A, or is it an 06+ WRX engine?
No and it's a 2.5 Sti Shortblock with ported 2.0l heads. I haven't had time to do a write up on everything.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #8744
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I thought I had his number, but no. Hope everything is ok.
Anyone know his forum buddies? That time period is a little worrisome. Of course maybe he's in Hawaii with the Hawaiian Tropic Girls....
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #8745
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Anyone know his forum buddies? That time period is a little worrisome. Of course maybe he's in Hawaii with the Hawaiian Tropic Girls....
I think I may post a thread in OT.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #8746
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And in race trim


Unfortunately had to sell it due to time constraints with work. Fun stuff though. Had an 03 and 06 CBR 600 prior and now have a TTR250, a DR125 that the gf is learning on, and a 1977 GS750 project.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:02 AM   #8747
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Too bad, that was a beautiful looking machine you had there.


Anyone have any advice for GoPro mounting locations, currently debating on Helmet, Gas tank suction cup, or somewhere near the front off the side. Bike is a 06 Ninja zx10r
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #8748
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Rear cowl... IBKGBsays
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:51 AM   #8749
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Gas tank is good because its out of the wind. May get in the way though. I did mine on the front of the bike. Still wasn't too bad but the wind was kinda annoying.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:27 AM   #8750
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GoPro: Pretty far back on the tail facing forward. Good way to watch your body position. If you get it back far enough and kind of aim it up you will be able to see a lot. My second pic shows a mount on the tail bw the numbers. I probably should have had it further back. Also on the side of the fairing facing back looking at your knee and foot is cool. Like at Barber, it's mostly rights, so the right side would show a lot of good brake and knee use. Something different is always better. You'll get tired of watching the same "facing forward" videos all the time.
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