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Low Sided @ Laguna Seca - Track Bike Build

As some of you know, I said my R6 was becoming my track bike. For the last few months, it has been sitting with the exception of Chuckwalla and Laguna Seca. Well, I went into turn 6 at Laguna and lost the front end. See the attached link for the video. The carnage isn't too bad, but I'll be turning it into a very clean track bike. Hopefully I can keep it this way. Stay tuned. Updates/Videos/Pics to come.


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Going back in, studying all of the footage, analyzing my mistakes, so I can improve.

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Sorry to hear about the get-off, sounds like you're okay though. Were you able to run your pipe or did you have to switch to the stock can?

More pics of your bike...
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I decided to run the stock can. It did sustain damage, so I'll ship you my brand new never used can from my house in Philadelphia as a replacement. I took it off the bike with 1 mile on it.

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Glad you are ok, hope the bike isnt too bad

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Like others have mentioned, glad your body didn't take too bad of a beating. From a technique perspective, what could have been changed to prevent the low side?
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looks like you didnt set the turn up correctly and got into the divot and unloaded the front.

I rode with PTT at Thunderhill a few weeks ago.
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Your approach on the front straight needs work too. That last guy that passed you got crossed up by your "drifting". There is a deliberate fast line through 1 into 2. Matter of fact... youre out of the gas way early out of 1.
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Re: Low Sided @ Laguna Seca - Track Bike Build

Not making excuses, but thinking about that damn sound booth is such a f**king distraction - in all seriousness, I'm being super serious.

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Like others have mentioned, glad your body didn't take too bad of a beating. From a technique perspective, what could have been changed to prevent the low side?
Better lines, better corner entry set up, proper speed and braking prior to and entering the corner.

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looks like you didnt set the turn up correctly and got into the divot and unloaded the front.

I rode with PTT at Thunderhill a few weeks ago.
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Your approach on the front straight needs work too. That last guy that passed you got crossed up by your "drifting". There is a deliberate fast line through 1 into 2. Matter of fact... youre out of the gas way early out of 1.
That's exactly what happened. I even mentioned that to the people at the track when they asked what happened. Well, that and I was a little hotter going in to 6 in comparison to other laps.


Being as though coming over the crest towards 1 is blind as f**k, and this was my first time there (I know, I know), I was trying to get smooth through everything. I missed a few markers, and that blind hill is crazy. There's a smooth/fast way to go through 1-2, and I was trying to identify it. I'd rather get off the gas too soon, then stay on it and high side. It's still much more for me to learn. The good thing is, I can identify my mistakes (after the fact
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I think it took me 2 sessions to get 1 "right"... when done correctly theres lots of room outside of 2 to brake.
I would not worry about the sound booth. Turn 5 can be taken pretty fast up a gear part throttle so you dont loose momentum.
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