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 Post subject: Trackday on my 906 expected
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:26 pm 
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I am no longer riding my 906 on the road but a friend said that he will do a trackday at Cadwell Park and I can put my 906 in the van. Anyone done one of these recently? I am not joining the ACU - their licence requirement includes a classroom course then a circuit tuition where you are told exactly how to race... perverts. A frequent track outing should be quite a thrill don't you think!

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 Post subject: Re: Trackday on my 906 expected
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:23 am 
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I did a couple on my naked SSie a few years ago, I picked an easy cicuit for my 1st, Mallory and really enjoyed it despite it being wet for most of the day. The drizzly day did spoil it a bit so I went to Snetterton a few weeks later, checked there was empty places the day before, rode up and signed up on the day and had a great time. All I needed was my driving license, 1 piece leathers or zip together, I dont think they require a gold acu lid, and the bikes weren't scrutineered. There's a 15min safety briefing then you go out in 20 minute sessions in your group of about 30 or so bikes which are let out of the pitlane in smaller staggered groups, with the first 1 or 2 laps behind a marshall till the tyres are warm. Providing theres no incidents you should get 5-7 track sessions, 1 on track 2 off, with a break at lunchtime. Good fun go for it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:49 am 
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Doing track days w. my 907 conversion & recently with my 900SS bevel.
This is much fun & you can make people wonder how fast the old ladies can go, especially round corners.

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 Post subject: Re: Trackday on my 906 expected
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Yes Paso can easily out handle even the most current street offerings when it comes cornering without a lot of knee draggin :beer: :beer:

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 Post subject: Re: Trackday on my 906 expected
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:21 am 
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900streetfighter wrote:
...and the bikes weren't scrutineered.


This isn't a track day: it's a free-for-all run by cowboys. No car or bike should ever be put on a track without proper scrutineering, or a "spanner check" receipt from a reputable racing shop.

I have been to both kinds of days: one instance where cars weren't scrutinised resulted in a total of at least $50,000 of damage to vehicles over the day, while the (more expensive) days with scrutineering and proper driving instructors only one small accident.

All except about $2K of that damage would have been completely avoided by good inspections prior.

Small piece if advice: if you are going to a day where your bike won't be looked at - take it somewhere where it WILL be looked at. Typically, I pay around $150 for a 2-hour spanner check on the 928. They look at everything on the car, and test drive it before giving it a track day seal of approval.

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 Post subject: Re: Trackday on my 906 expected
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Mobius wrote:
No car or bike should ever be put on a track without proper scrutineering.

Oh I do agree with this and although I maintain the 906 to a high standard I know it cannot always be said for other machines.
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Yes Paso can easily out handle even the most current street offerings when it comes cornering without a lot of knee draggin.

You are right there, there is one timeless factor to a good sportsbike - geometry!
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This is much fun & you can make people wonder how fast the old ladies can goes especially round corners

Might get them on the straights too - last ride I had I got into a burn up with a GSX-R1000 and Crossplane crank Yamaha, I beat the GSXR on the throttle but the R1 was pulling away albeit on the back wheel cos I had got the mixture 0.5psi too lean.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Are you going to tell me your 906 is as fast as a 1000GSXR with some trillion Horsepower in a straight line? Even my 907 ST3 is not that fast...

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 Post subject: Re: Trackday on my 906 expected
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:55 pm 
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Up to about 120 its pretty even. This was back road stuff I know I cant stay with them much past 130. Still, quite heart in mouth when I've kept up. Anyway so what if your 3 valve 907 isn't all that quick, the biggest factor of maximum power output is accurate carburation and don't let anyone tell you different.


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 Post subject: Re: Trackday on my 906 expected
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Best thing is when the others think you only have 78hp. ANd if they wonder why you are that fast on the straight, you can tell them they just have to open the throttle earlier :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Er... it is obviously not standard, Conti 2:1 megaphone type, competition air filter, short carb stacks, adjustable fuel pressure valve, 70C thermostat valve, Spondon steel discs front, Spondon sliding adjusters, 750 Paso Marzocchi rear shock, Diopa single seat, revised ignition wiring & coils (to cure high rpm misfire). It looks as if it should go some but they will probably eat me along Park Straight as a ZX-10R can do 180 there.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:56 pm 
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Ah, ok. But who knows the Paso this well.
My 907 looks like a 907 (except the cans), but goes like something from outer space.... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I don't even try to keep up on the straights :banghead:

but in the twisties stuff no problem :beer: :beer:

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A friend of mine owns a 2006 Yamaha R6. Two years ago we were the first time on the track together. After a few laps he managed to keep up behind me for some corners and in the next break he told me, that he nearly can keep up on the straights :cool: He was very proud, indeed.
Well, now, two years later, he is very much faster than me around the track. But he does this stuff 10x a year, while i was`nt on the track for 1.5 years now.

/edit: not to forget: He throws away his bike twice a year in average. I didn`t do that once in 7 years... The 907 is so easy to go fast with. But if you really know what you are doing, a modern bike is so much faster...

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No doubt a decent rider on an s1000R could kick my ass :lol: :lol:

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higgy wrote:
No doubt a decent rider on an s1000R could kick my ass :lol: :lol:

I guess so, too :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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