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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-23-2015, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Just comparing pictures from my first track day to my second track day, I feel I have made vast improvements.

Same turns. Gsxr was from first track day and r6 was from my second.

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There is definite improvement in the next one. Not yet dragging knee, but close. It'll get there eventually.

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What are your opinions of my improved BP?


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Excellent! I can see clearly that you have developed certain confidence. It's actually impressive how you managed to do so in only 2 trackdays. I wish we had a track here in Panama. Keep doing what youre doing!
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Thanks bud. I actually improved my lap times by 5-10 seconds over my best lap before. The first pic of me on the r6 was early in the day before I got with an instructor.

This was me and him towards the end of the day. I actually think I got a lil bit more lean than he does.

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He said the only thing keeping me from moving to level 2 is that I need to consistently hit my lines.

He mentioned I was quicker when he followed me and I didn't hit my line compared to me following him and hitting them. He recommends a little more seat time and I should no problem moving from novice to intermediate and prolly to expert soon after that.

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Not sure if that link is valid or not, but that was at the end of the day with the instructor following me mostly.


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Did you notice any difference between riding geometry from the gixxer to the r6?
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R6 was definitely more aggressive. U sit lower into the Gsxr, it felt like. the Gsxr was not stock, by any means. Vortex rearsets, wood craft clip ons, etc. and my r6 lacks those aftermarket parts, but the I still felt the geometry of the r6 gave me more confidence. The weight difference also gave me confidence. The r6 is tons more nimble. I may ride the Gsxr again next time. I feel like if I can get good on it, getting on the r6, I would be really good, if that makes sense


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Re: Body positioning improvements

Improvement for sure, nice work!

A few things that I am always conscious of when hanging off the bike are:

1. Drag my outer arm across the tank.
2. Bend my inner elbow.
3. Make sure to get my head off the bike and look through the turn.

All of the above will help to get you where you need to be. Dont be too concerned about dragging knee. It will come with time and shouldnt be a focal point.
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More than body positioning, try to get used to the track and master the lines first. Looks like "X" marks the tip-in, apex and exit points and you seem to be missing quite a few of them.

BP will come in time and improvement has to be conscious effort. Mastering lines will help the most in terms of lap times.

Late entry can run you wide on exit, making you hold on throttle that much later, killing your drive.

BP doesnt look too bad, learn lines first, is my 2c.

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I totally agree. That's what my instructor said I needed to work on. Hitting my marks. It was my second track day ad my second time on that track. I plan on doing another there on the 8th of August and then another in October. I wanna get as good as I can for that track before I move to another track. Hitting my marks is pretty much all I'm gonna work on next time around. Then hopefully in October, they will clear me to either move up that day to level 2 or say it's fine to move up to level 2 the next track day.


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