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#31 User is offline   coll0412 Icon

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:41 AM

The biggest issue is to not show up and think you already know everything. I had a few people in my first timers course who "thought" they already knew how to look through turns and such and basically didn't and were then un-coachable.

I am actually pretty excited to do the first timers course again, I really think the 3rd gear no brakes lets you focus on so much more riding technique than trying to go fast. Those wanting to know why I am doing first timers again is actually to get track time with no brakes to work on a few "issues" I have with left turns and some body positioning/moving techniques I have observed and I want to see how it effects transitions. To be honest, I only remember the first half of what was taught in the course, after lunch my brain shut down(granted this was 3 years ago). My good friend will also be taking it for his first timers, so it should be a blast.

Nice writeup Cheng!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:09 PM

Best thing I ever did to make myself faster at DCTC was to take the beginners course again last year. I asked heather if I could follow around a nervous 1st timer (a friend of mine) and she agreed to let me do both the beginners and rowdy that day. Throughout the day I was able to disect certain parts of the track while doing 3rd gear no brakes and then apply that during the rowdy session.

The funny thing is, even in rowdy on a GS500 or a GSXR 600, it is still pretty much 3rd gear, no brakes (ok, with few brakes.)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 01:40 PM

Rich Nelson is a track God.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:18 PM

View Postfifty_one_fifty, on Mar 29 2009, 02:40 PM, said:

Rich Nelson is a track God.

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Must....not....buy...new....bike....resistance....must....resist....
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:08 PM

Thanks for this post. I wish I would have had this information for my first time. It may have been said already but a few things I wish I had brought with on my first time was:

-Tire pressure gauge
-Air tank/pump or other methods for inflating tires.


Should this be pinned???

Just a thought.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:39 PM

Great thread guys! i got my newbie day on the 9th and i cant wait!
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 09:42 PM

View PostOpenRoad, on Mar 29 2009, 10:08 PM, said:

Thanks for this post. I wish I would have had this information for my first time. It may have been said already but a few things I wish I had brought with on my first time was:

-Tire pressure gauge
-Air tank/pump or other methods for inflating tires.
-Someone to mentor you and give you constant praise on your riding abilities


Should this be pinned???

Just a thought.

Darren is good for all of those.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:16 AM

or 2K if I'm not there.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:06 AM

I disagree with everything he wrote.

Except this.

View Postfifty_one_fifty, on Mar 30 2009, 08:58 AM, said:

~ Sex Puma


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:25 AM

I need some new rubber, could i get some put on sat. morning before i go out? or should i get this taken care of before i show up?
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:31 AM

I'm assuming you're talking race rubber for your FZR, right?

To the best of my knowledge, the only race rubber you're gonna be able to find is from Bridgestone (nobody else is making an 18" rear), so if you're sourcing through 2K he's probably including M&B in the sale.

If not, I'll be there and be happy to help you out.

If you're doing first-timer's, new rubber isn't a necessity. You're not going to be going fast enough or pushing hard enough to need fresh skins (though if you're just getting used to the bike, having the rubber you'll be propelling yourself at 130+ into T1 would help in getting that feel for the bike).

And as you've probably figured out, don't get your fingers too close to Campbell's mouth... :??:
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:43 AM

View Postdarren, on Mar 30 2009, 09:31 AM, said:

I'm assuming you're talking race rubber for your FZR, right?

To the best of my knowledge, the only race rubber you're gonna be able to find is from Bridgestone (nobody else is making an 18" rear), so if you're sourcing through 2K he's probably including M&B in the sale.

If not, I'll be there and be happy to help you out.

If you're doing first-timer's, new rubber isn't a necessity. You're not going to be going fast enough or pushing hard enough to need fresh skins (though if you're just getting used to the bike, having the rubber you'll be propelling yourself at 130+ into T1 would help in getting that feel for the bike).

And as you've probably figured out, don't get your fingers too close to Campbell's mouth... :??:


Yeah for the FZR. The tires on there have been sitting flat for 4 years, so new tires are definately in order! If you got a set that would work for me darren shoot me a PM with details and we can work something out!
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:56 AM

I've got more old FZR4 shit than I can shake a lemon zester at. :lolhit:

I'll be going to my storage unit later this week/early next, I'll grab up a couple sets of wheels with tires on them and see what sort of condition they're in.

Do you have the two-pot or four-pot front brakes (88-89 or 90)?
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:16 AM

View Postcoll0412, on Mar 29 2009, 12:41 PM, said:

I am actually pretty excited to do the first timers course again, I really think the 3rd gear no brakes lets you focus on so much more riding technique than trying to go fast.


I regularly tool around in 3rd gear and brake only into the busstop and 1st turn. Frees your mind up to think about other things.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:18 AM

View Postdarren, on Mar 30 2009, 09:56 AM, said:

I've got more old FZR4 shit than I can shake a lemon zester at. :lolhit:

I'll be going to my storage unit later this week/early next, I'll grab up a couple sets of wheels with tires on them and see what sort of condition they're in.

Do you have the two-pot or four-pot front brakes (88-89 or 90)?



Honestly i have no idea.. :hyper: i do need to rebuild them though cause they are sticky.
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