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Offline rwjh

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Re: Track day experience
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 04:13:34 PM »
I was in the novice section too, but felt fairly comfortable with the bike from very early on. It's pretty forgiving and gives you bags of confidence.

Pics were the ones that the track-day organisers had arranged. 30 is a bit steep for 20 photos i think, but the quality is pretty good, so i think worth it.

The brakes are superb, by the way, and definitely more than ample. I was braking much later than most in my group into paddock hill bend from 120, and never had a problem with them. do remember, however, to bip the throttle as you go down the gears as the sudden gear change does throw the back out - and that's quite scary when you do it for the first time and you're going quite quick and there's someone that you've just seen plough into the kitty litter at the same place!!

The dunlops were absolutely fine (but then i didn't run a different set of hoops on the same day, so i have nothing to compare against). I was advised by the tyre specialist at the event to go for 28psi on the rear and 31psi on the front, which seemed to work fine for me. Have to say, the tyres are a bit mangled now, so due some new ones. Might try the pirellis and see how they compare.

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Re: Track day experience
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2008, 04:32:46 PM »
Respect indeed and nice photos  :028:.

I don't know if id trust myself on track yet with the ST

Hey Spacemonkey, that pic is the right way - the ST's wall climbing abilities are second to non

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Re: Track day experience
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2008, 04:36:54 PM »
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they seem better pics than my day.......25 for the disc on Monday by ISL though

I did not use the brake to their use.......only got 110mph in 4th before slowing down real early before paddock hill bend :005:

Druids used a bit of braking and found with the tighter lines I got the others bikes each time both in and out of the bend.........only place some had me was on the straight into paddock hill for reason above......and I did signal a few pased on the straight just to not worry about too many bikes around me..........will always remain a novice........but did progress as the day went on but self presservation for me and the bike ruled on the day

I keep my tyre pressure as I ride on the road......33---36.......and seemed okay fro my track training day

My was run by Rapid Training (Rapid Tracks) and you could ask for as much training as you wanted.......I was so busy wondering what the hell I was doing there at first........but would ask next time for some training........they follow you for a few laps.......then yopu follow them.......and get a debreif etc........plus whatever you want to talk about between sessions........



I did blip the throttle as you say too as changing down from max revs...... only once locked up rear by getting into first for druids

tyre is fine as not normally use those parts on the side......

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Re: Track day experience
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008, 04:42:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by rwjh [+]

So, am now wondering whether I (a) upgrade the suspension, or (b) chop it in for the new "R". Problem is, I love the roulette green colour, and am not a fan of the orange/grey colours. Is there a (c) option to just spray the tank and rear fairing roulette green, or is that going to affect re-sale value ???

Does anyone know what it would cost to upgrade the suspension and any specific recommendations??

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Re: Track day experience
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 05:02:01 PM »
have just phoned a triumph dealer and they reckon they will give me 4500 for the bike, then swap the after market parts over to an R. basically that puts me out of pocket by 1800. sounds a bit rubbish to me !!

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Re: Track day experience
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2008, 05:37:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by rwjh [+]
So, am now wondering whether I (a) upgrade the suspension, or (b) chop it in for the new "R". Does anyone know what it would cost to upgrade the suspension and any specific recommendations??
I spoke to a Triumph mechanic about this a while ago. He said that if I was that worried about wanting to fiddle with the (rear) suspension (I'm not) I should just bung a Daytona 675 unit straight on. By far the cheapest option he reckoned.
But, there's more than enough stuff on here to help continue that debate elsewhere maybe ...?
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