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Track Day

Postby KTM AL » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:48 pm

As my old GSXR750 had a bit of a rattle ,I took my 1100s for its first track day at Brands yesterday in the rain. I was most impressed with it, though a tad heavy, it was great pulling out the bends without having to rev it to 13k though each gear like the SRAD. Even just scraped passed the sound test with 101db
Now do I use the BM for further track days? I only do 1 or 2 a year, but its a bit good with only 8500 on the clock and sell the Gixxer?

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Re: Track Day

Postby boxerscott » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:48 pm

Mate, don`t be daft. get yer wallet out and fix the bloody rattle!! :wink:

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Re: Track Day

Postby kfrogzx7 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:22 am

Stick with the 11S, maybe not ultimately that quick in terms of lap times, but at least as much fun and there's that sneaky little smile you allow yourself inside your helmet everytime you stick it up the inside of a Gixer in a heavy braking area !!
Surprise a few people and use the 11S I'd say.
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Re: Track Day

Postby KTM AL » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:32 am

Thanks for the differing replies.
I was thinking of selling a couple of my bikes due to MOTs and tax. I never seem to use the GSXR on the road much and I have a KTM 400 I haven't used for a year.
I liked the 1100s on the track but would need to put some sports tyres on it for another track day.

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Re: Track Day

Postby KTM AL » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:01 am

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Pottering around Druids in the rain. The track was only damp as it was the first shower of the day. No one passed me until it pisssed down and everyone else got there wets out :(
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Re: Track Day

Postby victorlaszlo » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:40 pm

kfrogzx7 wrote:Stick with the 11S, maybe not ultimately that quick in terms of lap times, but at least as much fun and there's that sneaky little smile you allow yourself inside your helmet everytime you stick it up the inside of a Gixer in a heavy braking area !!
Surprise a few people and use the 11S I'd say.


Why is it exactly these bikes are so good at breaking? I mean, with the same tyres we shouldn't have any more grip than the supersport bikes, is it because the suspension doesn't bottom out and in that case how does that impact the braking?

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Re: Track Day

Postby kfrogzx7 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:03 pm

The Dysons are the quickest :)
Snetterton in June

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jkceDvYDrANzk9kL9
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Re: Track Day

Postby SP250 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:16 pm

If you take the cyl head protectors off and unscrew the early warning screws from the footpegs you can get another couple of degrees of lean angle and ride around the outside of people on long sweepers too!

R1100S's can out-brake many other sportsbikes, not only because the telelever front end inspires confidence - so you use it harder.
But also because it doesn't dive under heavy braking, so there is less weight transfer to the front - meaning you can use the rear brake harder (because it is doing something) and then the bike is better balanced so your rolling into the corner is safer too.
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Re: Track Day

Postby victorlaszlo » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:58 am

SP250 wrote:If you take the cyl head protectors off and unscrew the early warning screws from the footpegs you can get another couple of degrees of lean angle and ride around the outside of people on long sweepers too!

R1100S's can out-brake many other sportsbikes, not only because the telelever front end inspires confidence - so you use it harder.
But also because it doesn't dive under heavy braking, so there is less weight transfer to the front - meaning you can use the rear brake harder (because it is doing something) and then the bike is better balanced so your rolling into the corner is safer too.


My R12S has non existent rear brake, engine braking will do more good...

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Re: Track Day

Postby Mitch1100 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:34 pm

kfrogzx7 wrote:The Dysons are the quickest :)
Snetterton in June

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jkceDvYDrANzk9kL9


Great shot Simon!! :wink:
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Re: Track Day

Postby kfrogzx7 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:07 am

Mitch1100 wrote:
kfrogzx7 wrote:The Dysons are the quickest :)
Snetterton in June

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jkceDvYDrANzk9kL9


Great shot Simon!! :wink:


Thanks Mitch, you shouldn't encourage me tho' !!

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qgqp2URcNCt66Hg29
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